Friday, January 2, 2009

A Little Help from Our Friends

Every January, just after the New Year's confetti is swept up and the party hats are put away, we roust the gnomes for help with the first big job of the new year. Because it's every January that Castle in the Air closes for three days to sort and stack and count absolutely everything in the store.

You might not think that fairy creatures would be into helping modern-day retailers with inventory, but the gnomes have a natural knack for this sort of work. The little workers love gathering knowledge -- in fact, they are thought to have been named by the 16th-century alchemist and philosopher Paracelsus, who derived the word "gnome" from the Greek word for "intelligence." And besides, they're small enough to get into all the corners of the store and count all the wonderful things we'll be bringing out in the new year.

So, Monday, January 5 through Wednesday, January 7, Castle in the Air will be closed for inventory. Come by on Thursday to see the new displays!


The Joy of Nesting said...

Greetings Karima!!

Since you are able to speak Gnomish would you kindly ask the gnomes if they might take pictures of the new displays at the store?? Sadly there are some of us in Bloglandia that only get to see the fantastical displays through their eyes :( Besides the pictures in Where Women Create only tease and play around at the edges of our imaginations

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mexico

Linda Vincent said...

Hi Karima...thank you for visiting our blog and leaving such a kind comment. Your shop is amazing... and the webpage is delightful!
Best wishes
Linda and Rosie

Lilla Blanka said...

Hi Karima!

Thank you so much for your sweet words in my blog! *hug*

Oh your blog looks lovely, I´m gonna have a look right away!


Ps I´ve put Google Translate in my blog, it works so-so I guess :)

Anonymous said...

Here's to even more fantastic creativity in your CASTLE this year!!

Selia's Art said...


I love your blog, I have been wandering through reading and it is truly charming! I just peeked in at your shoppe and it looks very magical. Oh, how I wish I lived closer! Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog!