Saturday, December 09, 2006

Is Getting in Shape on Your To-Do List?

If getting in shape is on your to-do list...check out the deal at Curves- they are offering the remainder of 2006 free when you join- and joining is on sale too- 1/2 off membership with $29.00 monthly dues. Get a jump on your New Year's Resolutions today!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Before the Parade- Breakfast at the Stone Leaf Cafe!

What a treat! Before & during the Annual Wallace Christmas Parade Saturday (12/9 at 10 am) the Stone Leaf Cafe will be open! They will be serving coffee and muffins beginning at 8am until 11am. At 11 they change over to their lunch menu. So call your friends and make plans to meet for breakfast and enjoy the parade on Main Street this year!

Thursday, November 30, 2006


Farrior's has received some new art pieces- and they are gorgeous! The
large still life canvas has great form and will work well in a neutral setting or with deep wall tones. The massive frame on the portrait piece is awesome...but I think my favorite is the pair of painted daisies- the picture doesn't do them justice. They won't last long!


Cavenaugh's has a beautiful Lenox Christmas pattern on sale now! "Winter Greetings" has a beautiful handpainted look- the 12 piece set is a service for 4- perfect for casual get togethers throughout the Winter season. It is regularly priced at $228.00- but is on sale now for $140.00!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

First Place Winner

The First Place winner in the Christmas at Twilight holiday decorating competition is Cavenaugh's Jewelry & Gifts of Distinction. J.D., Patty & Kitsy are so excited! Though thye carry Christmas all year long, they add extra effort for Christmas. They do a wonderful job of decorating all the trees and archways in the store, and it definately says Merry Christmas! Congratulations!
If you missed Christmas at Twilight be sure to take some time one evening to travel along Main St and check out all the shops. They are all decked out for the holidays and with the lighted trees downtown looks so pretty. It will get you in the holiday mood if you need a little help!

Second Place Winner

The Second Place Winner in the Christmas at Twilight holiday decorating competiton is Inspirations with windows that remind you of a time long ago.

Third Place Winner

The Third Place winner for the Christmas at Twilight holiday decorating competition is The Lawson House. Looking into their window made you think you were looking into a living room ready for Christmas.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Downtown Map Now Online

Not sure where something is? A Downtown map is now posted on my Discover Downtown Wallace on the link in the left hand column here to go to the map. It is also available in brochure form, and I hope to have those available at local restaurants, hotels and real estate offices soon. The current version has retail stores & restaurants numbered and has services listed- I hope to have a second version soon with services also don't realize how many businesses there are downtown till you start a project like this! If you are interested in having the brochure available to your customers, leave a comment, or call me at 910-285-8300.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Thursday, November 02, 2006

I got a GREAT haircut!

Every time I've gotten a bad haircut, I've let anyone who would listen know about it... Getting a GOOD haircut is a reason to set off fireworks and shout! It's something that stays with you- I remember a great haircut I got in Scranton Pa when I was 19 like it was yesterday! Every hair fell into place perfectly. I've asked people for recommendations- but they say the best way to pick a stylist is to look at their hair- and every time I've seen Kay, her hair always looks with fear and trembling I finally worked up the nerve to try someone new. It's not a fancy cut- a short bob with some layering- but it is executed perfectly! It looked great the first day, but the true test was when I washed and styled it myself- it fell into place perfectly! Now a couple of weeks later it just looks better and better and I haven't had a bad hair day yet. And compliments- you know there is nothing better than someone complimenting you on your hair...well, they could tell me I look younger and that would win hands down! Kay Sanderson has been cutting hair for 40 years- and her experience shows! Her shop is open Tues-Fri from 8 am till she gets done. Appointments are best- but you can always call Kay at 285-3927 and see if she can fit you in- and she does take some walk-ins when she can, which is great because I'm the impulsive type.

Friday, October 27, 2006

"The Good Life" November Edition Article

You may have seen "The Good Life" Newspaper around town at the restaurants. It is written and published by Leslie Averitt, and is distributed in New Hanover, Brunswick, Duplin, Sampson and Pender counties. She will be expanding soon to Johnston & Wake Counties in NC as well as Horry and Georgetown counties in SC. Leslie includes uplifting articles, and insights, as well as informative pieces. She has enjoyed her trips to Wallace to deliver the paper so much so that it led her to write an article about our town.

Page 16 ◆ NOVEMBER, 2006 ◆ The Good Life 4
Early Christmas Shopping
in Wallace, NC
On November 18th from 4-8:00pm downtown Wallace will hold their annual “Twilight at Christmas” festival sponsored by the Wallace Chamber of Commerce. Plenty of parking and streets blocked off for a leisurely walk, looking for that special Christmas gift!
But you can take any day to visit Wallace, NC. I’ve found the folks there to be some of the nicest, most friendly people I see while delivering my paper every month. Wallace has old-timey charm and a way of making you feel you've gone back to a more genteel time. Lots of Southern Hospitality! Take the 390 exit into Wallace and travel down #117 until you come to the McDonalds on the left; turn at that light.
Some of the stores you'll see are The Treasure House with Jewelry, coins & neat collectibles. Divine Fashions along with their beautiful upholstery work& custom draperies has a selection of wedding and evening gown consignments. Babycakes sells children’s clothing and One Peacock Place Lmtd. sells antiques on Railroad St. There are three furniture stores and Johnson’s Furniture delivers to Wilmington.
Main Street Revival Resale and Consignment on Main St. is now open with furniture, home accessories and some clothing. Lillies Style Shop has some beautiful lady’s special occasion & church clothes. (Girls, I found a beautiful cape there last year!)
Continuing along you'll come to the Wallace Drug Co. Thereyou'll find some of the cutest, most unusual gifts and Christmas items. They have tiny “sock monkey” Christmas ornaments for your tree!
Would you like to try a leisurely lunch? Try eating atThe Stone Leaf Café. The Veranda is famous for their wreaths- the bigger the better- and some of the most unusual Christmas items I’ve ever seen plus decorating items, too! And Farrior’s is a home decorator’s dream! Really take some time to look at all they have to offer. Creative Concepts makes t-shirts for reunions and special events.
On the other side of the street is The Mustard Seed ChristianBookstore. Try their famous soups and desserts in The Garden Café. Also, Cavenaugh's Gifts of Distinction. You’ll feel as though you just walked into a store in New York City. So many gorgeous items and the only retailer for Christopher Radko Ornaments between Myrtle Beach and Raleigh.
Inspirations is fairly new with lots of handcrafted jewelry, TrappCandles, bath & body products. She's got a large selection of dolls, Victorian Christmas Ornaments and turn of the century items.
On College St. you’ll find Vera Bradley handbags at The Polka Dot Zebra.
If you just go straight into Wallace on 117(Norwood St) you'll come to Western Sizzlin' Steak House Restaurant on the right. Up a little further is the well known Stockyard Flea Market open Thru & Saturdays. Acrossis the Pizza Hut and beside it is a ministry called Baby Bagg . They sell gently used woman’s and baby items, plus home renovating items such as paint, windows, doors, etc. at GREAT prices. Down a bit on the same side of the street isThe Country Kitchen Restaurant known for their great buffet.
The people in Wallace have worked very hard to make their town special. I know you'll enjoy visiting Wallace & you'll find the same old world charm I've found.
Check out and see many of the store windowsplus Wallace news and restaurant menus.

The Good Life 4 ◆ NOVEMBER, 2006 ◆ Page 17
Wallace has old-timey charm and away of making you feel you’ve goneback to a more genteel time.
Discover Historic Downtown Wallace through the eyes of
the camera and the memories of long time residents.
Welcome to Historic Downtown Wallace. So many people who have lived here
alltheir lives come into the shops here and reminisce about what the shops used
to be when they were growing up...a clothing store here, a soda shop across the
street. You can see them remembering summer festivals and people selling strawberries
along the railroad tracks in their mind’s eye. We are hoping to collect
those memories and old photos from people in the community and document
them online and add a pictorial tour of the historic buildings downtown.

Gold, silver, coins, jewelry
We Buy & Sell
122 E. Main St./PO BOX 39Wallace, NC 28466

Unique Gifts & Home Decor
107 W Main St Wallace

Cavenaugh's Gifts of Distinction
17 W Main St Wallace

Main St Revival
“New Life, for the previously owned”
103 W. Main St. • Wallace,NC

Divine FashionsCustom Sewing Shop
• Custom Draperies
• Furniture Upholstery
• Alterations
• Consignment Items
117 E. Main St. Wallace, NC

Creative ConceptsCustom Screenprinting
Team Uniforms/Family Reunion Shirts
Special Discounts for church/school groups
130 W. Main StreetWallace,NC 28466
Toll Free@ 1-877-893-8091

The Verandah
Creations for Southern Life
106 W. Main St.Wallace, NC 28466
910-285-3690 • 910-285-5605 (FAX)

Downtown Wallace Annual
"Christmas at Twilight"
Downtown street festival
November 18, 2006 4pm - 8pm
sponsored by Wallace Chamber of Commerce
Lou N. Powell - Executive Director

Farrior’sFlooring & Home Decor
Carpet, Flooring, Wallpaper, Drapery
Accent Furniture-Interior Design
120 West Main St Wallace, NC

Lillie’s Style Shop
Latest Styles-Hats-Dresses
117 East Main St Wallace, NC

One Peacock Place Ltd.
Creative Home Decor
114 SW Railroad St Wallace NC

Suscriptions to "The Good Life" are available for $20.00 a year. Contact Leslie at for more information on subscriptions or advertising

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Talk to Us!

You are cordially invited to offer your suggestions- If there are items you are looking for when you shop the downtown stores...or something you were hoping to find...let us know! Now I know that everyone wishes there were a good clothing store- I can't pull that out of a hat- though I wish I could!
There does seem to be theme going on in the downtown shops- gifts & home decor- Think about it- 3 furniture stores (5 if you include the selection at Main St Revival & One Peacock Place Lmtd)...Home decor- Farrior's, The Veranda, Inspirations, Main St Revival, One Peacock Place Lmtd, Divine Fashions...Gifts at all of the above plus Cavenaugh's, Treasure House and Wallace Drug. What style decor items are you looking for? What have you seen in a magazine that you wish you could find? What are you tired of driving to Wilmington for? Let us know!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Little Farmer's Seafood

What a beautiful Salmon! If you're planning a cookout this weekend- how wonderful would that be! Add a sour cream and dill sauce- heaven! James at Little Farmer's Seafood also has - LARGE Local Shrimp($5.99 lb)....CLAMS ($5.00 a dozen)...and LARGE Crablegs ($6.99 a lb when you buy 3 pounds or more)...and of course he has Spots for quick frying. ENJOY!

Makes about 1/2 cup.
1/2 c. dairy sour cream
1 tbsp. snipped chives
1 tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp. finely shredded lemon peel
1/2 tsp. dried dillweed

In a small mixing bowl, combine sour cream, chives, milk, lemon peel and dillweed.

Please Let Us Know!

Good Morning!
Please be sure and let the Merchants know if you visit them because you saw something here- we'll be really interested to know! The reactions I've gotten so far from people who have visited the site are great- better than I had hoped for- so now I'm really excited and inspired to make the site as dynamic as possible! The camera is charged- an I hope to sneak out this morning and get more great pictures!
Have a wonderful Friday!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Welcome to Discover Downtown Wallace NC

Welcome to Discover Downtown Wallace! Here you'll find out what's new specials, progress on the Depot restoration, news on new businesses...and a little bit of "newsy" news.
Downtown is changing seasons- you can find fall merchandise at The Veranda and Wallace Drug and both those businesses as well as Cavanaugh's and Inspirations have started to receive and display their Christmas goods! Before you know it we'll be in the Holiday season full speed- so now is the time to plan your decorating and gift needs.
If you haven't checked out our newest merchant- be sure to stop by "One Peacock Place Lmtd" soon. The shop is 114 SW Railroad St, near the Depot and is owned by Linda Sikes. She is open Thurs and Friday from 10-5 and Saturday from 10-2 (other times by appointment). Lots of neat things!
Please remember Larry and Frances Brown from Larry's Barbershop Miss Frances has been hospitalized again as a result of the stroke she had several weeks ago.
Have a Wonderful Day!