Thursday, April 30, 2009

Suzanna's Newsletter!

Good Afternoon! This newsletter is coming to you a little early this week since there is a great activity tonight that we thought you all might like hearing about! Historic Downtown Hillsborough is having a “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” Ladies night out tonight, Thursday April 30th from 6-9pm. Join Mayor Tom Stevens and his wife while downtown businesses greet lady shoppers with flowers to build bouquets while flower supplies last! There will be great shopping specials, wine, hot teas, tasty goodies, truffles, chair massages and live music. Jeannie, who has her fabulous booth here at Suzanna’s, from Uniquities in Hillsborough will be participating! Guys can come too! There will be special locations open with free wings and games!! Something else we are all excited about are STRAWBERRIES! Sam of Sam’s Country Porch Antiques located just in front of Suzanna’s will start having fresh picked strawberries for sale this weekend! His strawberries, and in weeks to come fresh veggies; along with all of his beautiful plants are some of the best parts of summer! Sam will have vegetables available Monday thru Saturday under his canopy. We have beautiful pictures of some of his plants and flowers on the blog! Speaking of fresh vegetables, the North Raleigh Farmer’s Market is having their grand opening this weekend at Falls River. The market will run Saturdays from 8 to 12 and Wednesdays from 4 till 7. If you miss their market, don’t forget Sam’s is open Monday thru Saturday! This Saturday you can see the two story shopping cart at Falls River, courtesy of NC Department of Agriculture’s “Goodness Grows in NC” program. There will be a ribbon cutting at 11:00 am and “Grillzilla” will also be in attendance. For more information visit . And finally, wait till you see some of the new items at Suzanna’s Antiques! A new red dresser came in with great lines, located in the kitchen area to showcase the fact that you can use furniture where ever you want, not just in traditional spaces! A beautiful new turquoise wardrobe graces Jeannie’s booth along with a cute standing pink lamp! Ray and Gloria have a beautiful globe lamp with hand painted roses on the glass in their booth. And Linda brought in a beautiful vanity with mirror that would look great in any bedroom! Remember last weekend when I told you Tracy was hard at work in her booth. She never disappoints! Tracy has some of the prettiest shabby chic items! And she puts thing together in such fun ways! Come see some of her embellished hand mirrors or shelves made from cigar boxes. There is something for everyone in her booth! She even brought in some great red bouncy chairs for the outdoors, along with a fleur de lies garden arch! Gary and Teresa brought in a whole new set of outdoor items! There is a fun yellow chaise lounge with matching kitty and some cute birdhouses for your yard! Jeff and Julia have marked down some items in their booth! The beautiful precious stone world map featured on the blog a few weeks ago is on special! Come in and see what you can’t live without! Thanks Susie, Jenny and the girls!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Girls Night Out

Girls Just Want to Have Fun!
Ladies Night Out!
Thursday, April 30th 6 to 9 pm
Historic Downtown Hillsborough, NC
"Build A Bouquet"
Join Mayor Tom Stevens and his wife while downtown businesses greet lady shoppers with flowers to build bouquets while supplies last, shopping specials, wine, hot teas, tasty goodies, truffles, chair massages and live music!
Guys want to have fun too? Come visit special locations for free wings and games!
for more information

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Pink Saturday 4-25-09

Pink Saturday with Beverly of How Sweet the Sound
is the highlight of many bloggers weeks! It's the day we get the most hits, the most comments,
the most "friends" visiting!
We feel the same about Saturdays at Suzanna's!
Saturdays are our best days for seeing and visiting
with all you wonderful friends of the shop!
So stop by Beverly's and "visit" with the rest of the
Pink People and then head to Suzanna's Antiques and visit with us!
See you soon!
Susie and Jenny

Thursday, April 23, 2009

For Sale Friday 4-24-09

Hello! Welcome to another fun installment of
"For Sale Friday"
brought you to by Suzanna's Antiques! Let us show you what's new!
Gary and Teresa have brought in a beautiful green porch swing!
And Linda has some great green bounce chairs perfect for your beach house!
Jenny got some great new occasional chairs for your side garden!
And Susie brought in an outdoor sofa chaise for the back deck.
It converts to a bed for star gazing on those sweet spring evenings!
Check out this beautiful turquoise dining set for your patio.
There are 6 chairs with this set!!
Maybe a different shade of blue is more to your liking?
You know at Suzanna's we have something for everyone!
We even have a sweet little two seater for romantic moonlit dinners! But you know we also have new items inside the store! Look at this pretty little white cabinet in Jeannie's booth! Or this beautiful new settee in the Library area! All these new goodies too much for you?? Come have a seat and relax!
You know we always take care of you at Suzanna's!
Susie, Jenny and the Girls!
Below is our newsletter!
Hello Friday!! If you are at all like me you are looking forward to this weekend! No rain, no wind, just sunny, hot days!! Time to implement all those ideas you got last weekend at the garden shows and the home tours. What better place than Suzanna’s Antiques to get you started? We have so much new merchandise in the shop, you will be amazed! Gary and Teresa brought in some beautiful new outdoor items, a porch swing, some new outdoor sets, some great metal gate or trellis pieces! Anything you need to add a little something to your yard! Jenny (me) and Susie got some WONDERFUL new outdoor dining and occasional sets. See the blog for pictures! There is a turquoise dining set with six chairs that is begging to go home with someone! A cute little white metal loveseat came in, along with a great green wicker loveseat and ottoman. There are more occasional chairs in various colors all over the place just waiting for that special spot on your porch or patio! Come and pick yours out this weekend! Now since you have all been waiting for them….Sam has his plants! Sam from Sam’s County Porch, located here at Suzanna’s Antiques, has brought in his plants and flowers! THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL! Some of these pots are muti-plant pots with such an array of colors, it feels like and looks like summer is on the horizon!! He has Gerber daisies and primroses and ferns and snapdragons and larkspurs and so many others I cannot even begin to list them all! You really must come and see for yourselves! Your gardens will be the best on the block with the help of Suzanna’s and Sam’s! Sam is expecting to start bringing in his vegetables at the beginning of May!! I know you are as excited as I am for those fresh veggies! But if the sun is too bright for you and you need to check out the indoors…come on in!! We have sold some bigger pieces this past week, so you know what that means!! A whole new look on the inside! After all, when you move one piece why not move everything!! Hehehe! Linda has brought in a fun new farm table by the front door! A new loveseat came in and is hanging out in the library! Jeannie has a great new cabinet and a fun table in her booth! Jeff and Julia have the prettiest new hanging light in their booth, and Tracy was still sprucing up her booth when we left! I can only imagine the beautiful items she has brought in! Come and see for yourself what you can’t live without! We do have some fun things to share with you that are going on around town this weekend! Cat Angels Pet Adoption in Cary is having their April Charity Yard Sale. All the money raised is used to spay and neuter the cats and kittens. The sale is Saturday, April 25 from 8 - 12. They have lots of wonderful items including adult and children’s clothes, lots of toys, books, pictures, some furniture, lots of dust collectors (aka decorative items), kitchen stuff, and on and on. Any questions contact Barbra Terry! One of our friends in Greensboro is having her Spring Open House this weekend! Back Shed Primitives is located at 2231 Alamance Church Road, Greensboro, NC 27406 (336)697-8904. The dates and times of their open house are Friday, April 24 from 10-6 and Saturday, April 25 from 10-4. Joining the ladies this weekend will be Janelle Larkin from Miss Nellie’s Primitives, Kim McEntree, and Marna Freeland and Kati Seamon of K & M Prims. Tell them Susie and Jenny sent you! A special hello to our Ohio readers!! The weather is great and it was fun talking to you! See you in October! For the rest of our special readers, we look forward to seeing you at Suzanna’s this weekend!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Pink Saturday 4-18-09

Roses are pink,
the back wall is blue!
The plates are all hanging,
and waiting for you!
Join Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for other Pink Saturday Posters!
Join us at Suzanna's and start your own colorful day!
See ya soon!
Susie and Jenny

Thursday, April 16, 2009

For Sale Friday 4-17-09

Mirror, Mirror on the wall,
who's the fairest of them all?

Why, Suzanna's of course! Cinderella says so!

I know I am mixing up my fairy tales here, but mixing it up is what we do best! Decorating with antiques need not be fussy! It can be fun!

You can use aprons as art!

Or paint it all red!

Put a shelf on a table!

Or a mouse near your bed!

A pig as a step stool?

Or with flowers instead? Your only limit is what's in your head!

So make yourself Happy!

'Cause playful's fun too!

And remember what Cinderella said about her shoe!

We can help you add whimsy or serious too,

after all, we have unicorns

and Little Boy Blue!

Below is our weekly newsletter! Enjoy!

Good Morning! Lots to tell you about this week! There is so much going on all over the place! Don’t forget we still have tickets available for the Franklin Country Historic home tour going on this weekend! One of the only places in Raleigh to get tickets is Suzanna’s!! There is also a garden tour in Wake Forest this weekend! The tour is in celebration of Wake Forest’s Centennial and the Wake Forest Garden Club’s 85th birthday! The theme is “Timeless Inspiration” and will focus on North Main Street’s gardens. The tour will be Saturday, April 18th from 9 to 4 and the weather this weekend looks wonderful! In tandem with the tour, Elizabeth Newhouse will be having one of her famous sales at her home on North Main Street! She always outdoes herself and since you are a fan of Suzanna’s, you just might see some things you remember from the shop, decorating her yard and garden! Also in Wake Forest you can enjoy an afternoon of music on the grounds of the college from 1 to 4! Refreshments will be served along with an art sale featuring local artisans. For a complete list of all the gardens and activities please visit Since we are already having fun in Wake Forest we thought we would mention a new vintage shop that has opened up! GC5 Vintage and Gifts at 430 South White Street, Wake Forest, NC 27571 is so much fun! They carry new and vintage handbags, jewelry, furniture, glassware...a little bit of everything! They are open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 to 6, Sunday 1 to 6 and they are closed Monday! The neatest thing is they also have a meeting space available for clubs and groups! You have to go check it out and tell them Suzanna’s sent you! Also, this weekend marks the beginning of HERBFEST! Generally recognized as the largest herb and perennial festival East of the Mississippi! This year Herbfest starts on April 17th and goes through April 26th! This is a not to be missed tradition in Wake Forest. People plan their vacations around this festival and all of the activities it provides! Click here for more information! Then head to Suzanna’s for unusual containers to plant all your wonderful herbs and flowers! How about a shoe full of rosemary or a colander full of lemongrass? How about an enamel pot full of salad herbs for your windowsill? You provide the plant and Suzanna’s can find you a container. There is fun and whimsy all over the shop this weekend! See the blog for what I mean! Another fun site we have found is and Suzanna’s already has two reviews! Suzanna’s Antiques Tip of the Day! To remove those stubborn, cloudy stains at the bottom of glassware fill with water and drop in alka seltzer or denture tablets! Let bubble then rinse clean! See you at the shop! Susie and Jenny

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Pink Saturday 4-11-09

Happy Pink Easter Saturday!
Join Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for more Pink Goodness! Happy Easter to you all!
While we may not have any Easter Bonnets at the shop
for you we still have plenty of items to stuff in your baskets!

Some pretty pink vintage paper lanterns!

Or some beautiful pink floral pillows! How about some pink or purple jewelry stuffed into an egg! What a great surprise!!

Hope you all have a wonderful Pink Easter!

Susie and Jenny

Thursday, April 9, 2009

For Sale Friday 4-10-09

Are you ready to be bowled over by all the new items at the shop this week?You might need to have a seat you will be so surprized!
We have new sets both outside and in!Other shops might be green with envy! Chalk it up to all our wonderful dealers and consigners!We hope you'll be as udderly excited as we are! We would love to see all you chicks this Easter weekend!
While your families are in town bring them by the shop! You can sit and have tea on Saturday with
Mary Ann of Teas and Treats, at one of our great new ice cream sets!
We even have some little chairs for the kids!
We will be closed on Sunday to spend time with our families!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend
and a Happy Easter!

Thank you! Susie and Jenny

Happy Good Friday morning to you! Hope those of you not at work are enjoying your day off! We do not have the day off, so come spend some time with us! We will be open Friday and Saturday but closed Sunday to spend time with our families! If you have family in town, bring them over! Mary Ann of Teas and Treats will be set up at Sam’s Country Porch on Saturday from 10 til 2 with all of her homemade goodies and she makes the best homemade items you have ever tasted! What better way to spend some time on Saturday enjoying the great weather, with teas and treats and antiquing all rolled into one? You know we get new items in every week and wow!! Check the blog for pictures! We have a new beautiful green hutch and a new yellow one! The picture of the yellow one did not come out, so believe me it’s beautiful! Tons of cute ice cream chair sets with unusual back designs came is as well! Gary and Teresa brought in a fun white outdoor set of four chairs that are so comfortable! We got in some great wrought iron end and side tables to add to your existing set! And a few small children’s chairs also came in, along with some new collectables! Come see what you can’t live without! Around town this weekend! A new shop called “Sprig” in Wake Forest is having their Open House/Grand Opening this Friday April 10th! They are a great “unique garden and gift shop, inspired by nature!” Miss Lisa will have some light refreshments, punch, and cookies for kids, wine and cheese for adults! All this will be held during Wake Forest’s Art After Hours....5-9pm! So after shopping with us in the afternoon, go relax with Miss Lisa and tell her Suzanna’s set you! Does anyone need a chicken coop? The Harts, some long time friends of the shop, have found the cutest ones, and are now selling them! They look just like little barns! And if you need chickens, we have some ideas on where you can get some of them too!! Amy from Cupcake Envy stopped by the shop today to let us know she is now holding cupcake decorating classes! Stop by the shop for a flyer or check out her website for more information! We still have one or two of the items from last week’s sale at the shop, so if there was something you were interested in please let us know! It may or may not still be here! Now that the better weather is upon us don’t forget to sign up for a spot at Suzanna’s Treasure Market! Any questions just call the shop! We are asking for impute if anyone is interested in a plant exchange or a craft supply exchange at the shop! We could make a fun day or evening of it, just let us know by next Saturday so we can schedule a day!! If you are traveling or not able to make it into the shop this weekend have a safe and happy Easter and we look forward to seeing you soon at Suzanna’s Antiques! Thanks Susie, Jenny and the Girls!