Sunday, December 14, 2008

Santa House Schedule

Santa has indeed come to town!
here is the schedule he will keep at the Santa House on Main St.

Friday, Dec. 19, 3:00-6:00pm
Sat. Dec. 20, 10:00am-1:00pm
Tues. Dec. 23, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Wed. Dec. 24, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Parade Day Shopping Deals!!!

The Diva was downtown today- and here's a look at parade day shopping deals....

The Polka Dot Zebra has 25% off discontinued and retiring Vera Bradley merchandise....there is also a selection of Christmas colored bags and Christmas gift items and well as Holiday scent Tyler candles....

Lillies Boutique will have a sale on everything in the store- jewelry, handbags, shoes and clothing....see store for details....

Be sure to peek into Divine Fashions- the resale shop is open if you browse in through the Divine Fashions entrance- the grand opening for the resale shop is next month

Wallace Drug will have 25% off all Christmas ornaments- this includes John Deere ornaments! They also have Colonial Candles- and the UNC fragrance.

THE VERANDAH will offer 50% off Christmas!!

The book signing that was postponed form Christmas at Twilight will be held Saturday at The Art of Hope. Mailyn Thomas will be signing her new book "Beulah Land" Hope Smith painted the cover for the book jacket....

Farriors has 30% off Christmas gifts- and art & mirrors.

Creative Concepts has a good selection of WRH Bulldogs t's and hoodies-also the new Wallace souvenir tee shirt....

Everything will be on sale at Market Furniture.

Fancy Farmer still has a great selection of gift items- they now have etched glass....

Treasure House has a good selection of coin collecting supplies and coins as well as jewlery

Honeycutt Pawn....have you been? You'll be surprised at the selection of jewelry there!

One Peacock Place has a lot of really neat gift items- at great prices...

The Mustard Seed has a Christmas Gift catalog sale...

Graham Drug has music cd's

Up the road at Willa's there will be 50% off select merchandise- this will include much of their Christmas merchandise

Don't forget to check out the Handcrafted Christmas at the Depot- and the Long Leaf Art Guild Gallery for more unique gift ideas....

Wallace Christmas Parade

The Annual Wallace Christmas Parade is this Saturday- December 13th!! The parade starts at 10:00 a.m. at the Walmart on 117 and continues south to Main St. The weather forecast is for sun and cool temps- probably in the upper 40's at parade start- just brisk enough to know it's Christmastime- but not frigid.
There will floats and fire engines and antique cars and clowns- and of course Santa Claus himself will arrive to spend some time with the children at the Santa House following the parade.
The Downtown stores will be open and many of them are planning some special sales that day- If you don't subscribe, be sure to pick up a copy of The Duplin Times this Thursday to see their ads! If you haven't been into the shops lately- you need to stop in and see what's new! We are fortunate to have such a variety in our shops downtown! Browse through the blog, and check out the store's websites to get an idea of some of what they carry- then visit them on parade day and finish your Christmas Shopping without the hassle of the mall!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Wallace Handcrafted Christmas at the Depot

The Farmer's Market space at the Wallace Depot will be open again starting this Saturday when it hosts Wallace Handcrafted Christmas. The Grand Opening is Saturday November 29, and will be hels every Saturday through December 20. Hours of operation- 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Artisans and Crafters will have gifts for sale to help fill your stockings with care. The Long Leaf Arts & Crafts Guild Shop will also be open.If you are looking for something unique for that special someone- you need to check it out!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

2009 Christmas at Twilight

This year’s Christmas at Twilight is shaping up to be one of the best yet! The event will begin one hour earlier- at 3:00 p.m. and continue until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22, the Saturday before Thanksgiving. A Taste of Wallace will be held in the Farmer’s Market section of The Depot. Among the participants are The Mad Boar, Subway, Pizza Hut and Western Sizzlin’. The Longleaf Arts & Craft Guild will be open as well. There is enough entertainment scheduled to fill the stage at the back of the depot, a freestanding stage, and another stage area on E. Main near The Treasure House. The Elf Shoppe this year will be in the old Biney’s Music space on W. Main, and there will be antique cars, motorcycles and tractors all along Main St. The Craft vendors will be along the sidewalk along SE Railroad St. and the food vendors will be along Main St. Hayrides will begin at the corner of W. Main & Raleigh St., and the children’s inflatable bounce house will be near the Depot. Santa’s House will be in it’s usual location- it’s been refurbished by the generous group from the Rotary Club.One of the things we are hoping will have HUGE participation this year is the Toys For Tots campaign. This year, the need will be greater than some years past, and we hope you will all remember to bring a donation for this cause!Many of the stores will be open and are planning specials for that day- Evan’s Jewelers will be giving a free Christmas Ornament to children under 12 (while supplies last) and serving Hot cider and cookies. One Peacock Place LTD. will offer 20% OFF Greenleaf Diffusers and Diffuser Oil. The Verandah will offer discounts on Christmas items, and Farrior’s will offer 30% off accessories, mirrors, pictures & lamps, and serve coke, Johnnie Cakes & cheese. Market Furniture will offer discounts and offer refreshments. The Art of Hope will host a book signingfrom 5-8 pm for Marilyn Thomas for her newest book, “Sweet Beulaland” and serve hot cider & cookies. They will also have Christmas paintings and prints for sale. The Stone Leaf CafĂ© will be open for dinner, and Brown & Thigpen will be having an auction that evening. The Polka Dot Zebra will be having their Open House and offer discounts. Duplin Adult Day Services will be serving refreshments. The Fleur-de-Lysa a new shop that carries unique florals & gifts will be open, serving refreshments and offering discounts. The shop is located in the white house aside Four Oaks Bank at 420 E. Main St. Though we don’t have details, The Mustard Seed, The Fancy Farmer, Divine Fashions and the newly renovated Cavenaugh’s will be open that evening. Be sure and join in the fun!!!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

The Peek-a-BooTique is open!

The Peek-a-BooTique opened November 8th at 107 West Main Street, filling the void left when Babycakes closed. Scott & Bridgette Brennan are the proprietors of this new venture. The shop is charming- with a good selection of quality infant and toddler clothing. They have a variety of holiday outfits for Thanksgiving and Christmas in addition to the selections of darling apparel and accessories. In addition to the new items, they have an upstairs area that houses gently used clothing.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Just a reminder!

Just a reminder!!!!! The 11th Annual Christmas Open House is this Friday & Saturday at The Verandah! The trees are beautiful- and the ornaments are dazzling...the wreaths- well need I say more!!! Save 20% off!
If you don't take The Duplin Times, be sure and get one this week (find it at The Village Store, Foodlion, Piggly Wiggly, Country Kitchen or Western Sizzlin') for the 20% off anything in the store coupon for One Peacock Place LTD. and see the ad right below it for the Open House at The Fancy Farmer. They have 30% off Halloween merchandise! See the post below for all the details on specials downtown this week!
I love this time of year in Downtown Wallace!!!!! Only 30 days till Christmas at Twilight...but more on that later!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

For the person who has everything...

One Peacock Place LTD. has a great Christmas gift idea for the person who has everything- or for office and grab bag gifts....for the environmentally concious....For each of these Christmas ornaments purchased, a tree is planted...They are beautiful pewter ornaments in a variety of designs- and with a $10-$11 pricepoint they are a real winner!

Friday, October 17, 2008


If you got a copy of this weeks Duplin Times, you saw the Downtown Wallace Merchants monthly ad- and already know- but in case you missed it- here's a recap

The Polka Dot Zebra has 25% off Vera Bradley's Riviera Blue pattern- the sale includes bags and also get a FREE Vera Bradley cosmetic bag (value $18) when you make a Vera Bradley purchase of $75 or more

Wallace Drug is the only outlet locally for the new UNC fragrances

Farriors has 40% off Framed Art through Oct 31

There is a gun sale at Honeycutt Pawn & Variety Oct 22

Fancy Farmer has 50% off summer merchandise and a new arrival- Personalized Stationary Stamps

Lillie's Boutique has several racks of clothes at $10

Divine Fashions has aquired a nice selection of furniture being sold on consignment- and Mae is still accepting clothing for the consignment clothing store opening soon!!

Cavenaugh's is looking amazing! The exterior paint job is beautiful- and inside is GORGEOUS- They are still resetting the store- so not everything is in place yet- but the promise is that it will be totally complete by Christmas at Twilight.

The Treasure House is still buying gold- and if you like many others are looking for a safe investment- they have a large selection of silver coins.

Creative Concepts has a good selection of Bulldog merchandise- a great Christmas gift for any WRH fan!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Farrior's October Sale

Beginning October 1 and running throughout the month, save 40% on framed art at Farrior's.

Farrior's offers a variety of art styles- from classic to colorful- all beautifully framed-and right now you can save 40% on your favorite!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

The Polka Dot Zebra

The Pola Dot Zebra has always offered monogramming, but sent it out to have it done. Lisa is now offering her own service, with a quicker turnaround time and reasonable rates to better serve her customers. So pick out your new fall Vera Bradley bag, and let Lisa personalize it for you!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Make your Downtown plans for September!

September looks to be an exciting time for Downtown Wallace! There will be so much going on!

Art of Hope is having it's Grand Opening September 5th & 6th, complete with discounts and door prizes.
One Peacock Place LTD. is hosting a Pampi Designs jewelry part September 7th,
Art at the Depot is September 13th...complete with vendors and entertainment and the Farmer's Market.
The model train room at the depot is now open on Saturday morning from 10-12.
The new fall line of Vera Bradley is in at The Polka Dot Zebra...and Lisa has some exciting news coming soon!
Bridgette at Evan's Jewelers will be taking orders for painted canvases and personalized license plates only until November 1 this year- so get your order in now!
The Verandah has their Halloween merchandise in- also ON SALE- Jewelry is 35% off- and there is a great selection of ribbon on sale!
and Wallace Drug is ready for fall.
Biney's Music will be closing soon...things are 75% off now.
Cavenaugh's is getting a makeover! They are working on painting inside, and making some changes to the layout- the outside will also be re-done....
Miss Mae is getting the space next to Divine Fashions ready to open as a consignment her at 285-8900 for more information on consigning!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Art of Hope opens Monday

Local artist Hope G. Smith is opening shop downtown! The Art of Hope- fine art and custom framing will open at 105 W. Main St Monday, August 4. Hope has been busy getting the framing area set up and moving artwork in- and is ready to open the doors! The Grand Opening will be at the beginning of September- be sure to visit the store and pick up a card with all the details on Grand Opening specials!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Christmas in July

The annual Christmas in July sale is going on now at Cavenaugh's.

Save on Christopher Radko ornaments and more. Cavenaugh's carries the largest selection of Christopher Radko from Myrtle Beach to Raleigh- as well as Steinbach nutcrackers and Lenox christmas pieces,


All in stock area rugs are 40% off through July 31 at Farriors! They carry a great selection of traditional and contemporary looks by the best names in area rugs! Take advantage of the savings to give your home a facelift!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

50% off Sale at the Polka Dot Zebra

Select retired Vera Bradley patterns are 50% off at The Polka Dot Zebra- so if you took advantage of the previous discount to get a new bag- add the matching accessories at GREAT savings!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


If you are observant, you noticed the link to The Art Of Hope in the list of downtown store websites ont he right hand side of the blog- and wondered to yourself....why is that there?
It is there because The Art of Hope will be opening downtown on August 4th at 105 W. Main St.!!! Check out the website and see some of the art Hope has in store for you- along with her expert framing services! This is an exceptional addition to our list of downtown stores!!!!! As there is more news- I will be sure and bring it to you!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Downtown Diva is manning the concession stand

The Downtown Diva is manning the concession stand at the Farmer's Market at the Wallace Depot this Saturday 6/21 from 9-1. If you are an avid blog reader- come and say hi- I'd love to meet you!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Breakfast, Clogging and a demonstration at the Depot Saturday am!

This Saturday the Farmers Market at the Depot has some extra breakfast yum yum... Cloggers performing after 10 am and Fran Jackson will be doing a jewelry making demonstration. Of course there will be bluberries and fresh bread and the other goodies you can find at the Farmers come out!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Friends of the Depot Hot Dog & Ice Cream Social

If you missed the Hot Dog 7 Ice Cream Social at the Depot tonight....shame on you! I think the picture of Harriet at the top expresses the exhilaration all of the members of the Friends of the Depot had in seeing dreams come to fruition! They were like little kids on Christmas morning!!!
Jaxie Cavender must have lost 5 pounds running from on place to another to be sure everyone was greeted warmly! Mary Hart Oswald Blackburn and Georgiana Farrior worked tirelessly to keep the drinks on ice and things going smoothly. Lisa & Mary& Mark kept sure the table accepting new contributors to the Friends of the Depot was manned. The turnout was excellent and I am sure has inspired the board to continue offering events downtown....don't miss the next one!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Farmers Market opens May 3

at the

MAY 3, 9:00 AM


FRESH, LOCAL PRODUCE (strawberries, asparagus, etc.)

SATURDAY ONLY, 9:00 - 1:00


Thursday, April 17, 2008

New at The Polka Dot Zebra

The new summer bags are in at The Polka Dot Zebra- and the look is toatally crisp and clean! As soon as I saw the Seaside Collection- I loved it- and it's perfect for summer styles! Very abstract- you sortof see a fish- or butterfly or flower in the pattern- but not really- it's just neat!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Auction March 22

If you're looking for something to do this weekend- be at Brown & Thigpen for the auction Saturday-they have a lot of nice pieces this week- including a Rock-o-La jukebox. The bargain boxed lots start at 5 pm- the auction proper starts at 6pm. To see photos of most of the items being offerred- visit their site at

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Downtown Sale Details

Just a few details about the Sale Downtown Saturday March 15 from 10-2
One Peacock Place Ltd will have 25% off OneSoles Shoes...if you get a copy of the Duplin Times and bring in the ad- you'll save an additional 10%!!!!

Miss Lillie is looking to clear out a lot of merchandise to be able to start carrying her new Boutique lines of merchandise- so there will be lots of bargains!

Lots of bargains will be included in the sidewalk sale at The Polka Dot Zebra- Lisa always offers some great deals!

40% savings on accessories, art, mirrors and lamps at Farriors- it doesn't get any better than that!

Sidewalk sales at Van's beauty supply & Evan's jewelers & Wallace Drug & the Mustard Seed- and special sales at The Verandah and Cavenaugh's

Friday, March 07, 2008

March Sale at Farriors

The March 2008 sale at Farriors is a BIG one!
Save 40% on wall art, mirrors, lamps and all accessories! This is a great time to get the great things you want to make over your space for spring! Add some light and color for a great new look at really great savings!


MARK YOUR CALENDER! The Annual Downtown Spring Sale will be March 15th from 10-2! You'll find sidewalk sale prices inside many of the downtown stores. See the March 13th edition of The Duplin Times for a complete listing of participating stores, and information on special deals!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A Golden Opportunity

The Treasure House on E Main St is buying gold. If you have pieces you don't wear anymore- or are damaged- take it to Joseph and see how much it can be worth. He also buys coins...who knows you may have fortune in that piggy bank-

Friday, January 04, 2008


Save 40% Now through the endd of February on area rugs at Farriors! What a a great way to redecorate a room- at great savings!!!!!