Come visit us at our NEW ADDRESS January 5, 2016!

We've moved to Midtown Market on MLK Jr. Blvd. (Historic Airport Road)!
The new shop is located between Flyleaf Books and Kitchen, just down from The Root Cellar.

762-B MLK Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
(919) 929.3999
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10-4:30 & Saturday 10-3

Monday, June 29, 2009


I think that every child has had a box of animal crackers at some point in their lifetime. There is something so nostalgic about the artwork, box shape and the ribbon. I can remember having them at the Bronx Zoo in New York as a child. Animal Crackers were officially named Barnum's Animals crackers in 1902. During the Christmas season the package was redesigned as a circus wagon with a string attached so it could be hung as a Christmas ornament and easily carried by children. The Studio Midwest has designed a stunning needlepoint canvas to remind us all of our childhood.
I stitched mine for my son Carson. There is even enough room on the top of the box to personalize it with a name and birthday. Keep this a secret though, as I surprise him every Christmas with 12 new ornaments.  Stay tuned to the blog to check on my progress on this year's ornaments......