Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mixed Pickles

I'd like to introduce you to our neighbors Roger Williams and Sharon Hoyle who together own the wonderful shop next door, Mixed Pickles.

 We feel extremely fortunate to be located next door to this fabulous shop that has been in business since 1998 and has developed quite a loyal following.

Besides that they are absolutely fabulous people and make fabulous neighbors!

Mixed Pickles moved from their North Berkeley location to our Upper Temescal neighborhood on Telegraph Ave. last December.

What's great about our neighborhood is that since our arrival last month another small treasure shop opened up just around the corner on Alcatraz. 

There is also another great shop on the other side of Mixed Pickles, which I'll blog about soon, that offers an eclectic mix of treasures as well as estate liquidations.

So... I guess that makes us quite the destination!

Together we offer an exciting and intriguing treasure hunt for all you treasure hunters out there!

Most of us are only open Thursday through Saturday right now but with the holidays fast approaching we will be extending our hours.

 Mixed Pickles HOLIDAY HOURS will begin Nov. 8th and run until Dec. 24th / open 7 days a week. Sunday-Wednesday 12-5, Thursday-Sat 12-7. 

We would like to follow suit if possible... 
I'll be sure and let you know.

 We will also be hosting a progressive Holiday Open House... details to follow!

Sharon and Roger also have a blog
It chronicles the adventures of having a shop.
Sharon has a wonderful sense of humor!

On another note...

Here is something for you to really consider……
We all heard of the great loss to mankind with
the passing of Steve Jobs.

I honestly feel like I have lost a friend with his passing.
Here he was, 56 years old, loved by millions…..
Handsome, clever, witty, enriched countless lives….
….and had Billions of $$ in the bank,
one of the wealthiest people on earth….
Yet,  you and I are infinitely wealthier than he is…
…. As WE HAVE TODAY,  and sadly, he does not.
Spend your infinite wealth today on something
that matters, enrich people's lives like Steve did.
Spend your day today,
like Steve Jobs would spend it if he could.
Make today count!


larajanepark said...

OOh I LOVE your neighborhood!

Unknown said...

You have to stop doing this. You are making me extremely jealous that I am clear across the country, and all of this yummy stuff is out of my reach. I suppose I can dream right? I love those adorable brass lion bookends. Awesome post. Have a great weekend :)

Hamptontoes said...

I need to spend a day shopping with you for special little things to add charm to a space. On another note, Steve Jobs life and his passing, have inspired me in many ways.

Nutbird said...

Sounds like I have to sell some things so I can come out there and load up! I think you have enough critical mass to have a "Christmas Walk" Start baking cookies! Ann

Kathysue said...

Hi Terri!!What a fun shop, you are right it would make a great destination and I have to come and see your wonderful shop!!! What you said in your closing is so profound and goes to the core of life doesn't it? It is the connection with people, our loved ones that truly will only matter when it is all said and done. I love your words sweet girl, xo Kathysue

geri said...

loved your sentiments about the great steve jobs. you really have a way with words. you are another little gift from above. you are right, one can really take for granted living a day! xoxo

Karena said...

Terri I could spend hours and hours perusing. You and Steve J as well have inspired me to get out in this world and enjoy this fabulous fall weather!!

PS Come let me know what you think of my Autumn decor and enter my New Giveaway!

Art by Karena

Simple Daisy said...

So cute! And I love their shop name....Mixed Pickles! Adorable!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What an interesting store and the perfect neighbor for your new antique shop!
Terri, you are so right, Steve Jobs has touched all of our lives and it really does feel like we have lost a friend. What an true and amazing visionary. How often we have all started to reach for the moon but pulled back...Steve Jobs never pulled back. He truly reached the moon...or should I say Apple! You have written a lovely tribute to an incredible human being.