I will be the first to admit that summer is my favorite season of the year. If it wasn’t for all the cute fall decorations and super yummy pumpkin-flavored things, I would seriously go into fall kicking and screaming. So, this year when fall reared its head yet again, I needed my pumpkin fix quick! And, just like magic our latest shipment from Seattle Chocolates arrived with their seasonal truffle flavor, Pumpkin Spice. Ahh, I was seriously giddy! I quickly scooped up a handful of truffles along with our new ‘eek’ air filled balloon, and a chai tea candle. Before I knew it, I was enjoying all my favorite things about fall – cute decor, delicious pumpkin goodies and my favorite smells – and reminded that each season has its highlights.
Do what you do BEST, let the others handle the rest! That’s our motto!
A while back we started asking our customers, especially our regulars – you know who you are, “Why do you come here? Why Fancy That?” And while the answers were somewhat varied, they all came back to our unique product. Whether it’s a party, a gift or a little something for yourself, you guys like Fancy That, because, well, we are fancy… Go figure?!
So, this is awesome, you guys dig what we are doing, which is why we are going to start doing more of it! Yep, while we love all of our product, frankly some of it you can get just about anywhere now. And, let’s face it, it takes up a lot of dang space. Space that can be filled by even cuter and more unique decor and gifts! We are going to start transitioning away from a few of our party basics – think table cloths, utensils, pom poms, you get the idea… and fill that space with more super cute, unique and yes, lots more of the snarky products you love. We will for sure always carry favorite lines like Meri Meri, Sambellina, Slant, My Mind’s Eye, and About Face – just more of it!
At the end of the day, we are going to stick to what we do best and that’s FANCY!
Next week, we will be having our first Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sale. We will be saying goodbye to many old favorites so that we can say hello to new favorites! Stop on by and stock up on cute party and gift items at an amazing price. Want a sneak peek at what goes on sale next Tuesday? Follow our facebook page – starting Saturday night we will be listing a lot of the products that are going to be on sale! If you are not local, you can still take advantage of the sale by posting on those item photos and we will send you an invoice!
Do you have a leprechaun that plays tricks at your house? We’ve got one that likes to turn our milk green, but he also leaves yummy treats so we can’t get too mad at him.
This St. Patrick’s Day surprise your littles with Lucky Leprechaun Potion. We poured milk into one of our cute little milk jugs then added green food coloring and just a dash of mint extract (got to keep things interesting). Add a cute tag to it and voila! Lucky Leprechaun Potion!
I like to make a little treat to go with the potion – this year I’m making Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats. Brown Eyed Baker has a fab recipe and it’s so easy! If you like rice crispy treats you’ll love these!
Yay, the holiday season is officially upon us! It’s absolutely the most fun time of year around here. Twinkle lights are already lining the streets of Orenco, but the celebration really gets into full swing with the Orenco Tree Lighting on December 3rd! In its 4th year, the Orenco Tree lighting has something for everyone – crafts and activities for the kids, super yummy food, live music and of course, Santa Claus! At the shoppe, we will have holiday specials and are so excited to welcome back our favorite bakery, Delectable Baked Goods! It really is the perfect time of year to indulge in delectable sweet treats and luckily they will have a ton of fun offerings for all – from adorable sugar cookies to delicate french macarons to handcut fluffy marshmallows and delish peppermint bark. Of course, they will also have their super fun holiday cookie kits too, which are totally perfect to decorate during holiday get-togethers for all ages! The tree lighting festivities start at 5pm, but you can beat the crowds and come to Fancy That early. We will be here all day (10:30am-7pm) and Delectable Baked Goods will be joining us starting at 3pm.
Fancy That is decked out in holiday style! We’ve got gifts and decorations that will have your friends and family grinning ear to ear!
And in case you didn’t hear, today is the third annual Tree Lighting at Orenco Station from 5 – 7 pm!
Help us deck the streets of Orenco at this festive, free event. Bring the whole family for a night of live music, crafts, shopping, hot cocoa, The Voodoo Van, and of course, a visit from Santa himself!
Fancy That will be hosting a free wine tasting with Montinore Estate from 4-7. Who doesn’t love free wine!?
You can’t have a party without cake! Fancy That has combined forces with the fabulous Decadent Creations to become your one stop shop for all things wonderful. Now you can get your party supplies and pick up some tasty treats. Once you enter the shop you’ll feel like you’re on cloud 9.
You might have heard of Decadent Creations and its owner, Mindy Simmons. She was the victor on Food Network’s Chopped. She’s also a woman around town, with booths at 6 different Portland area farmers markets.
So stop in and check out all the deliciousness! We’ve got 12 different flavors of macarons, a variety of cakes and cake slices, as well as a fully stocked cookie bar and seasonal treats! Don’t know what to get? Try a slice of their best seller the Salty Dog cake – a devils food cake with salted caramel ganache, homemade toffee chunks and flaky sea salt (hold on while I wipe the drool off the keyboard)…
Seriously, what are you waiting for?! Run, don’t walk to Fancy That and get your dessert on! (No, really run! It will help burn off some calories – you’re welcome).
Don’t miss the Decadent Creations Micro Shop Grand Opening Party on April 25th from 4-6 pm.