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We welcome you to our blog page for all merchants and visitors to the Victorian Heart Shoppe.
You may comment below each post.
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Featured Site

Featured Site
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Monday, December 1, 2008

Good Morning and Happy Cyber Monday! We hope this day marks the beginning of a holiday boom : ) Even though Christmas spending is down, we know that our "nostalgic gifts" of Christmas' past still have a vast consumer audience!

Take a minute to visit the ladies at "Roses and Teacups" who are our December Featured site:

December's Featured Site

Enjoy their "Front Page" 3-day Specials now through Christmas! What beautiful collections from gifted artists they have in store for you!

We pray that the next two weeks resolve everyone's expectations for 2008 and let each of us thrive in the "spirit" of giving : ) We are truly blessed!

Vic & Jeff

Monday, November 3, 2008

November Kudos

Good Morning Everyone, Please visit our featured shop for November, Victoria Rose Cottage:

November's Featured Shop

In their own words, "We have been blessed by God to find some of the most talented artisans from all over the United States of America..."
We think you will love the exquisite creations they have chosen for this month's feature!

Our own Cathy of Treasured Heirlooms made the cover of the December issue of "Romantic Homes" magazine. Our own Shelley McVittie has a Gallery showing at her "Cobblestones" cottage in Ontario, Canada this weekend. Any more good news to share with the group we will gladly pass along!

Vic & Jeff

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October Feature Site

Good Morning and Happy October, There is that autumn chill in the air these beautiful mornings! Take the chill off quickly by visiting our warm, inviting October Featured Page:
October Feature

Debbie of Cozy Cottage Gifts & Decor has assembled a nice collection of "cozy" gifts for our viewing pleasure : ) What a great way to spend a little time with a hot cup of tea and start making your list.

We also have an ad running through QFlea for the Holidays at:
QFlea Holidays

Have a lovely Day,

Monday, September 1, 2008

September Feature

Good Morning and Happy Labor Day, I am back!!! August was a wonderful buzz of new activity at the Heart Shoppe. Kudos to our brilliant webmaster (also my husband of 19 years) for keeping pace with our growing community : ) I can't believe it is already September!

Take a minute to visit our featured site, Merry Treasure Shopper, for some beautiful new treasures:
Featured Site

I could just wrap myself up in these exquisite featured items!

We also have an old friend with a new shop to welcome back. Patricia of Tuscan Country brings us her brand new site, Pink Hugs Sweet Shoppe, on both First and Fifth Avenues. Those faux pastries look good enough to eat : )
First Avenue

My dear friend Cindy from Victorian Scrapworks rejoins us on Third Avenue:
Third Avenue
I personally use her Victorian Scraps to decorate my own gift box sets.

We will be working on the Contest page over the next couple days and will have it up by the end of the week.

Have a great holiday,

Thursday, July 31, 2008

August Features

Be sure and check out "Cottage Violets" during the month of August. See image above!

A note from Laura at Pet Scribbles:
Hi everyone,
I have been designing pet-themed Victorian-style greeting cards for the past few years, and recently began receiving requests from stores for non-pet-themed cards in the same style. I'm pleased to announce my new card line called "Purrtea by Pet Scribbles" -- card designs featuring vintage images of flowers, teacups, and all things purrtea! I sell Purrtea cards wholesale, just the same as my Pet Scribbles line.

Thanks so much for your consideration! This is a fantastic group of people that Vic has brought together!!

Laura Kuhlmann, Owner
Pet Scribbles LLC
Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Good Morning and welcome July! Our featured page is courtesy of Karen from Sweet Necessi-teas:
July Feature

She has designed an adorable new tea cozy in the shape of a Victorian Tea Dress. It is a must see : )

If you took a peek at Second Avenue yesterday, not only did you see Grandma Betty's, you saw the new layout for our 2nd-5th Avenues. I really like it and hope all of you will too!
Second Avenue

Now we have room for more!

Happy July 4th,

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Something Right!

Must be doin' something right, 'cuz our Alexa Traffic Rankings have skyrocketed in the past three months:
Alexa Traffic Rankings for June '08

Sunday, June 1, 2008

June is Tea for Two month!

Stop by our featured site at the Victorian Heart Shoppe this month and you can share in the excitement of the 2008 World Tea Expo! Gail from The Tea House Times and Tea Bureau will be bringing us updates and stories all month long. Tea anyone?
June's Featured Site

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Victorian Scraps

Dear Vic,

Do you particularly know of any business selling Victorian Paper Scraps - specifically tea related? I have a customer who needs some. Do you ever send out announcements to your list to try to make connections like this? Thanks for any suggestions you might have.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend.


Thursday, May 1, 2008

May Day

Happy May 1st,
Our featured merchant for May, Linda of Charmed Victorian, has a brand new website! Her new seasonal fairy charms are adorable. Take a look at the all new and improved 'Charmed Victorian':
May's Featured Website

Our expansion project is almost complete as we welcome to our mall, Gail of 'Tea Bureau' and an afternoon tea publication, 'The Tea House Times'.
Fourth Avenue
Fifh Avenue
Gail's network has had such an impact on me that I have completely revamped our site map page to include "Tea Time" as a new category.

Life is good!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Visit Qflea's Vendor Spotlight

More good news today! We are the featured "Vendor Spotlight" in the most recent edition of The Qflea Shopping News:

Check us out!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

April's Featured Website

We would like to start by announcing the featured page for April:
April's Featured Site

Take a look at the beautiful treasures offered by Roses and Teacups. Also, take a second to look at our brand new format for the links to past editions. We took a lesson from Victoriana Magazine and are featuring image links to past months. This format will continue throughout this year until we have an entire year in review with our image links. What this means is that you are actually purchasing a featured spot for a year instead of just one month.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Drum Roll Please...Victoriana Magazine

What a wonderful way to welcome Spring. Here is an e-mail I received on Tuesday:

Hello Victoria,

The March issue of Victoriana Magazine is online with your wonderful photos and your article about the Victorian Heart Shoppe. It was a pleasure working with you; your article is a fabulous addition to this month's magazine.

http://www.victorianamagazine.com/March 2008/

You will find your article featured on page 1.

Thank you for your help and I hope this proves to be a successful experience for your business. I look forward to working with you in the future.

Thanks again.

Joanne Haug
Executive Editor: Victoriana Magazine
Web site: www.victorianamagazine.com

Monday, March 17, 2008

Open House Month

Good Morning Everyone, We have officially declared March as "Open House Month" at the Victorian Heart Shoppe. We will be changing our featured page out hopefully before the end of next week with a big surprise for everyone. Look for our e-mail : )

Meanwhile, we have several newcomers to welcome to our mall:

Meet Ed and Maria of "Carriage House Gifts" who have joined us on Second Avenue:
Second Avenue Shops

Meet Debbie of "Cozy Cottage Gifts & Decor" who has joined us on Fourth Avenue:
Fourth Avenue Shops
Debbie was referred by her friend Sharon from C'est Chouette. A big thank you to Sharon for the recommendation : )

Meet Francie of "The Scented Cottage" who has joined us on Third Avenue:
Third Avenue Shops
Francie was referred to us by her friend Debbie from Cozy Cottage. A big thank you to Debbie for her faith : ) We won't let you down!

We have also added some photos to our "about us" page and believe we have the most attractive merchants in town. It's OK for us to believe that and you will agree when you take a look at our gallery:
About Us

We are sitting on the edge of our seats waiting to hear from Victoriana Magazine. When we hear, you will as well. Thanks for your patience and encouragement. Anything we can do for you, please let us know!

Top of the mornin' to ya,

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Car Door Magnets

Good Morning everyone, We just ordered some car door magnets from Vista Print for an amazingly good deal! If you do not already have an account with them just go to:


You will see many free products on the list of marketing materials. The car door magnets are new and you can upload a logo or image free of charge. We used their template and added our own logo and text. We ordered the large size which are comparable to two sheets of paper side by side. The price was $14.49 for two plus shipping. What a great deal. We have been considering car door magnets for a few months and again it is Vista Print to the rescue. (If this deal does not come up for you, we may have to send you a link so let us know.)

Have a great day,

P.S. Heard from Victoriana Magazine this week and it looks like we are a "go" for March! We have a waiting list of new merchants ready to grab any open windows on March 1st. Wow! This is great fun : )

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

February's Featured Website

Our February feature page is brought to us by Laura from Pet Scribbles or was that Lulu, Chief Feline Officer? Take a look at the darling Valentines:

Our feature in Victoriana Magazine will be worked on this month and should be ready for the March issue : ) This is a very exciting time for us at the Heart Shoppe and we look forward to a wonderful year of new visitors and lots of publicity.

Let us know what we can do for you,

Friday, January 25, 2008

Spring Cleaning

Good Morning everyone, We have all of our images and captions mailed to Victoriana Magazine and our model release forms in snail mail. We believe that our feature article will go into the March edition since the January/February issue deadline has passed. We will not see the finished product until it is published, so it will be a pleasant surprise to see their selections.

We are also sprucing up our mall for the impending visitors. If you would like to change any of your images, please do so. We are booking the feature page now for the first 6 months of this year. If you would like to purchase a month, the cost is still very miniscule. Drop us a note : ) Also, if you would like to look into the "Package Deal" which includes a First Avenue window, please make us aware of that since we may have some openings soon.


Thursday, January 10, 2008

January 10, 2008 Good News

Good Morning everyone! It looks like we are starting the year off right at the Heart Shoppe. I want to share with you a portion of the e-mail I received on Tuesday:

Dear Victoria, Thank you for sending us information about the Victorian Heart Shoppe. We would love to include your press release in Victoriana Magazine but we would need some photos to accompany the article.

Joanne Haug
Executive Editor
Victoriana Magazine

I feel we have a great opportunity here to get our feet wet and get the attention of the offline presses as well. I am so excited!!!

Thanks for your participation,