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Shopping local and buying local. It all rolls from one to the other. I had posted a while ago about how I shop local as a shop owner.

For me, it starts at “where can I buy wholesale products that are local?” I consider local anything east of the Mississippi.

I support smaller wholesale businesses. I want to bring the best of what I like and enjoy to The Stillroom.

This year I gambled a little by purchasing items with a shelf life. This can be a risky thing to do and I have avoided it to a degree in the past. But that was then and this is now.

I started out with smaller jars of clotted cream and jam. I have added maple products and scone mixes. I know, people think scones are dry and boring. They aren’t. These are cream scones. All you do is add heavy cream and they are excellent!

This is a reminder to you, that you don’t have to travel to the strip for some things that you can find right here in The Stillroom!

From the Harney & Sons loose teas to the jars of maple cream, it is you that helps this engine keep going, which in turn helps the wholesale supplier. The edibles that you will find in the shop are from local, east coast suppliers!

I strive to bring products made in the US and have been doing that since The Stillroom first opened in 2001. Although I like to add, it is a global economy and tea does come from China!

The shop still carries the usual accent pieces and dry goods that you have seen pop up over the years. Old, new, vintage, antique, hats, gloves, cool stuffs, you get it.

So, on that note it is Small Business Saturday.

Think small!

“This is the way”

-The Mandalorian

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It’s Small Business Saturday!

Every day should be small business day. It’s so nostalgic. You know what they say, what’s old is new again.

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Commercial break. This will make kitty lovers smile. I hope it gets stuck in your head like it did in mine. Lol Enjoy it!

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Thanksgiving Day

The store will be closed for the holiday today.
Back at it again Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10-5.

Happy Thanksgiving 🦃!

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It’s always something!

It’s always something new, that is. Drop by for casual, peaceful, uncrowded shopping at Diamond Antiques and Gifts. The store boasts two floors of treasures both old and new and I can tell you, this variety antique and gift store is a gem in our area. As most shoppers are aware, we are hanging in there as a brick and mortar store and appreciate our customers more than ever.

From a small yet premium tea shop to the local honey (you all know our local honey supplier Michelle Wright, right?) on the shelves, the store houses and supports local endeavors like Curly Tail Coffee through the purchase of their excellent coffee, the Tarentum Historic society is supported through purchases of their Tarentum gear and the local animal shelter through purchases of local chocolate bars. It’s a win win the whole way around! This makes Diamond Antiques and Gifts just what it is. A precious commodity and a great place to shop in our community.

I’m learning how to post videos! I have a long way to go before I’m completely comfortable with this but when I do get a free second, I’ll be posting more in the future.

Stop in and visit The Stillroom shop in Diamond Antiques. The holiday teas are going fast so grab yours while they are in stock! The cranberry scone mixes are sold out but there are still chocolate chip and pumpkin cream scones waiting to be baked. Once these are sold out, a new batch with new flavors will be coming. I just saw an email come through telling me they just shipped. Yay!

Diamond Antiques is located at 311 E. 6th Avenue in Tarentum

Hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10-5

Closed Monday’s for dusting and restocking.

Open early November 15 for the last fleatique of the 2020 season.

Onward to Thanksgiving!

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Holiday Floral Bundles!

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Our 2020 Holiday Display!

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Starts today with discounts through Sunday. 20% off most items over $10.00!

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Wassail Song

Check out this video on YouTube:

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Here we come a wassailing!

Weighing up the Wassail!

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