December 31, 2011

December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Wishing all of you a very merry holiday.....peace in your heart....contentment in your soul.....a glimmer of light during dark times.....comfort and warmth.  May this season be one filled with cozy quilts, crackling fires, footie pajamas and smiles on your loved ones faces. 

Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you, for another wonderful year at The Dreaming Bear.  Thanks to our customers who support us, to our staff who work so hard, to our family who cheers us on, and our friends and neighbors, who make everything fun.  We are blessed and lucky indeed.  Happy Holidays!!

December 15, 2011

Halfway Through December Already!

Oh me....oh's the 15th of December already?  How can this be?  Mom was right about time flying faster as you get older.  Sigh.  How have you been?  We have been enjoying mild temps so far here in Iowa.....40's and rainy.  It's kind of nice....but the kids want snow.  Kids always want's fun for them.  They don't have to worry about driving through it to get to work, etc. 

We have been blessed with a very busy holiday season so far!!!  There seems to really be a shift in the way people are thinking about doing their shopping this year.  Folks are really making an effort to buy local, and support small businesses!  This makes us SO happy, of course!!!  And we are working hard to keep up with the demand.  Feeling so grateful for my helpful staff, and supportive family who help to make it all happen!

Soon I'll post some pics of the store, before all of our holiday finery gets packed up for another year! 

December 01, 2011

Christmas in the Park and The Peppermint Walk

The Peppermint Walk!
When:  Friday, December 2nd 4-8pm
Where:  downtown Marion....where else?

Hi again!  Things are moving and shaking in downtown Marion, folks!!!  Join us Friday, December 2nd for Christmas in the Park, and The Peppermint Walk!!!  Santa is coming to town. Meet him in City Square park! All of the downtown merchants are going to be open late, showing off their holiday finery, and serving yummy peppermint treats!  Our very own Emily is making some tasty sugar've gotta come by and try one!   Click HERE for event details!  Can't wait to see you!!

Dreaming Bear is open late on Thursday evenings!

Howdy friends!  Just a friendly reminder that The Dreaming Bear store is open 10-7 on Thursdays in December!!!  We are also having open art studio every Thursday evening, 4-7!!  Stop in, say hi to Emily, and she'll help you get going on a super cool handmade gift for the holidays!!  Ornaments, glassware, picture frames, and a fresh crop of canvases are ready for your creative touch!  See you soon!