Monday, November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday Sale

To encourage online shopping and to promote everything handmade we are having a Cyber Monday sale today through Dec. 3, 2009. Take 30% off - use code 'take30' during checkout.

Happy shopping...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

How about free shipping!

Through November 22, '09 enjoy free shipping on all purchases! Happy shopping...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Lot's of fun at Heartfelt Holiday

What a pleasure it was to meet everyone who stopped by our booth this weekend. As always I enjoy speaking to all of you. The show was a success I think for all vendors. It was quite busy on Saturday (even with the 70 degree weather) but unfortunately Sunday proved to be much quieter. I was photographed by the Gazette - a local newspaper so maybe just maybe the pic will be published! Will keep everyone updated.

Off to replenish stock...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

We came in 2nd!

Thanks to all who voted for us and kept voting for us! Blue Orchid Handbags came in 2nd place in the Start Up Nations Home Based 100 contest. We could not have done it without you and I truly thank everyone who voted for us. Check it out here.

Such a busy week ahead getting ready for Heartfelt Holiday in Brecksville this weekend. We hope many of you can visit us there.

Because we missed Oddmall, we extended our sale. Take 20% off until November 11th!

Friday, November 6, 2009


Unfortunately due to a death in the family the girls of Blue Orchid Handbag will not be able to attend the OddMall show this Saturday in Hudson, Oh. For those who had planned to see us there please accept our apologies. But please do attend the show and visit with the many other talented artists.

The good news though - we will be at the Heartfelt Holiday show in Brecksville, Oh November 14 and 15. Please stop by then and say hello.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

We're having a sale

A just because sale that is! 20% off your entire order now through Friday November 6, '09. Enter 'take20' in the redemption box during checkout. Happy shopping!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Creative Gallery

Here's a bit of info on our Black Friday event. Sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun! Click here for more info.

The Creative Gallery will gather an eclectic mix of artists and crafters to share their passion for handmade. Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28 at 45 Village Way, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM. There will be lots of items featured from soaps, lotions, and body potions to jewelry, dog accessories, and household items. There will also be a photographer, a potter, children's items galore and much much more. Be sure to stop in and support the local shops and area artists!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Gearing up for a busy season

Have to say that I met some wonderful women at the Textile Alliance Fashion Show at LaMalfa in Mentor on the 18th. It was a successful day for everyone attending. Kudos to the show committee for putting together a flawless event.

Now we're gearing up for our next show November 7 in scenic Hudson for OddMall. First time at this show but not concerned - heard nothing but good things about it. Be sure to stop by and say hello. Just to let you know we are debuting some new items at this show;) Oddmall is just the beginning of our event filled fall/winter '09 season. The lineup:

November 7, 2009
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 240 East Hines Hill, Hudson, OH

November 14-15, 2009
Heartfelt Holiday
Brecksville Community Center, 1 Community Drive, Brecksville, OH

November 22, 2009
Beachwood High School Unique Boutique
Beachwood High, 25100 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, OH

November 27 - 28, 2009
Creative Gallery
First & Main, Hudson, OH

December 12-13, 2009
BazBiz Cleveland
78th Street Studios, 1300 W. 78th to 1305 W. 80th St., Cleveland, OH

Visit us at as many shows as you can. We would love to see you!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Purse Hooks are here!

We now have purse hooks so your bag does not have to sit on the dirty floor of a restaurant, bar, or any other public place. Not only is this more sanitary but it is so much more safe. Check them out here! We will be adding hooks continuously so you can have one to match all your bags.

Then head on over to Tricia's Dish where we are having a giveaway! Good luck.

Monday, August 17, 2009

New Jobs!

Both my daughter and my son have found jobs! Best part - both are working in the fields they want to be working in. Mom could not be happier or more proud. It took a lot of work, a lot of patience, and plenty of time but in the end it paid off.

Way to go Jessica and Nick!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Thank you for voting

I guess the word got out and everyone is placing their votes for us at Start Up Nation. Keep can vote everyday...and you will get a reminder to vote, which makes it sooo easy. Pass it on to your friends too. It is so very much appreciated. Just click on the vote for us link to the right.

Got some beautiful fabric in the mail today. I think this will make a cute apron!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Startup Nation Hosting Competition

Once again Start Up Nation is hosting a home based business competition. Please vote for Blue Orchid by following this link (hint: you can vote every day)!

We have had numerous requests for our Jasmine envelope clutch to have a closure of some sort. We listened and now Jasmine sports a recessed zipper! She still folds over but now all your stuff is really secure. She is also a bit larger to accommodate more stuff;)

Stay tuned...she will be available on our site soon.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

So much is new

Taking a break from blogging allowed me to focus on many new and exciting features. Our site is now a fully functional, safe and secure e-commerce site. Thank you to Leila and team at Lighting Bug Designs. We have new designs, new fabrics, and are now available in 3 stores. Check out our where to shop link on the site.

I now write for the Examiner as the Cleveland Budget Fashion Examiner. Lots of fun! Take a look at all my articles. Have an article idea or a store you think I should write about let me know!

Fall sneak peak...