Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Retiring Vera Bradley and Christmas 50% Off Sale

Great Selections of Styles and Colors
 in the Winter Vera Bradley Sale!

We are retiring four great colors 
beginning on Thursday, December 26th
at both Ivy Ridge locations.  
Lilli Bell (bottom left), Lola (top right), 
Coco Moss (bottom right), Sun Vally, top right) 

Below is some of the current retiring styles, including the Puffy Collections
 as well as all Color Block Totes in Large and Small

Christmas Clearance Sale Begins Thursday, December 26th 
at Both Ivy Ridge Locations!

50% OFF
North Wilkesboro Shop Hours:
 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Elkin Shop Hours:
10:00 am to 5:30 pm  
(Excludes Old World Christmas Ornaments, Flags and Mats in Winter Themes, as well as Christmas Willow Tree Pieces) 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

12 Days of Christmas ~ December 9th

Buy a Greeting Card and Receive One Free.
Buy 2 Receive Two Free
Buy 3 Receive Three Free

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Monday, December 2nd Begins Our 12 Days of Christmas Specials

Our 12 Days of Christmas begins on Monday, December 2nd.   

Look for other specials now through Dec 14th.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Vera Bradley FREE Tote with Purchase on Black Friday!

Our Black Friday Vera Bradley Promotion is a FREE Canterberry Magenta Holiday Tote 
with any Vera Bradley purchase of 
$100 or More! 

If you are planning on giving Vera Bradley as a gift this Christmas Season then now is the time to purchase it for a FREE Tote.

 Supplies Are Limited, Opening at 9:30 am at Both Shops

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pandora Has a Wonderful Black Friday Charm!

Don't Miss Pandora's Limited Edition 
Black Friday Charm  

Honestly, this is the best Limited Edition Charm yet!   Supplies are truly limited and 
we will not be able to reorder, so get it while you can.
We appreciate you shopping locally!
Available at the North Wilkesboro Shop Only
Opening at 9:30 am on Black Friday.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Vera Bradley Winter Sale!

Vera Bradley's Winter Sale has begun!  Baroque, Indigo Pop, Va Va Bloom, Go Wild, Marina Paisley and La Neon Rose are all 30% off.  This set is retiring, so get them while you can!

(Available at both shops)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Two Great Vera Bradley Colors Arrive and Free Tote Promotion!

Welcome to Venetian Paisley and Canterberry Magenta! 
The latest new colors from Vera Bradley
 launches today at both Ivy Ridge locations.

Stop by between November 7th through 11th
 and receive a FREE TOTE (valued at $49) 
with a $125.00 purchase or more of Vera Bradley.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Christmas Open House! November 7th-9th

Mark Your Calendars and Join Us at Both Ivy Ridge Locations 
to Kick Off the Christmas Season!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Our First Brighton Trunk! So Exciting!

Join us for our first Brighton Trunk Show at the North Wilkesboro shop on Tuesday, November 5th from Noon to 5 pm. We will be giving away a Brighton Handbag valued at $370!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Free Market Tote with any $35.00 Vera Bradley Purchase

FREE MARKET TOTE beginning October 24th - October 31st with any Vera Bradley purchase of $35.00 or more! 

If you do not have one of these market totes, they are great for shopping instead of using store bags!  I also use them for camping trips! ~ Angela

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Check Out our Bras with a Cause on Facebook

All our bras for our Tickled Pink Bras for a Cause of up on Facebook.  You can bid on them by email to or by logging in to Facebook and placing a bid in the comments area under your favorite bra. Click below to see all our bras.  You do not have to be a member of Facebook to see the photo gallery.

Bra Photo Gallery on Facebook

Stop by the North Wilkesboro Shop for a tour to see all 23 bras in person.  They are all adorable! You can vote for your favorite bra and the artist with the most votes will win a $50 Ivy Ridge Gift Certificate.

You can also register for a Ribbons Two-Way Tote and Strap Wallet ($113.00 retail value).  We are asking for a $2.00 donation for each register card you complete with the funds going to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Vera Bradley's New Home Collection Including Great Recipes!

Vera Bradley Home is Here at Both Shop Locations!

1. Apron: Cook up some fun with this colorful apron. Long waist ties and a drawstring neck allow it to adjust for a perfect fit.

2. Taste Great Recipe Organizer”: A place to organize all those favorite recipes! This three-ring binder is separated into five sections (Soups & Salads, Appetizers, Side Dishes, Main Dishes and Desserts) by colorful dividers with pockets.

3. How Sweet It Is: From coconut macaroons to cinnamon pecan ice cream to spicy hot fudge, these favorite dessert recipes came straight from our own designers! Twenty cupcake-shaped recipe cards are housed in a matching box.

4. Tea Towels: As practical as they are pretty, these darling kitchen towels feature lots of lovely details, like embroidery, screen-printing and twill-tape accents. Available in Heather, Olivia Pink (shown), Bittersweet, Lola and Venetian Paisley.

5. 2014 12 Month Wall Calendar: A daily reminder to “be colorful,” this 12-month wall calendar features fun interpretations of a dozen Vera Bradley Signature colors. Large date squares and a notes area on each month provide plenty of room for writing in events, appointments and more.
How About a Great Recipe from the How Sweet It Is Recipe Box?

Grandma Witte’s Novel Cookie Bars

Cookie Dough
2 eggs, beaten
1 ½ cups flour
1 cup sugar
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg white, beaten until stiff
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 13” x 9” x 2” pan.
2. Combine all dough ingredients in medium bowl and mix well with an electric mixer. Spread dough evenly into pan.
3. In another medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar, egg white and vanilla. Spread smoothly over top of dough, and sprinkle with pecans. Bake about 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes 24 cookie bars

Sunday, October 6, 2013

We Need Your Decorated Bras!

Find the artist in you and decorate a bra for our 

Tickled Pink Bras for a Cause Event !  
Use your imagination!
Bras are due to one of our shops by October 17th.

Bras will be on display for a silent auction 
between October 18th through October 31st at Noon.

We will end the event with a Bras for a Cause Party 
with refreshments on October 31st from Noon to 5 pm 

All money raised will be donated to the 
Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

All entries will receive a special "Thank You" 
Vera Bradley gift for your support of this special event!

Email me at
or call 336-667-4556 Mon-Sat 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New Winter Vera Bradley Colors Arrive Thursday, September 19th

Three new colors arrive on 
Thursday, September 19th!

A great Vera Bradley promotion also starts on Thursday.
September 19th-29th, Receive a complimentary
Wedge Cosmetic (Reg. $28, pictured below) with any
Vera Bradley purchase of $75.00 or more.

North Wilkesboro Shop Hours:  9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Elkin Shop Hours:  11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Mark Your Calendars for the 9th Annual Shine to Wine ~ Wine, Beer and Art Festival

Mark Your Calendars for Saturday, September 21st!

 9th Annual Shine to Wine ~ Wine, Beer and Art Festival 
from Noon to 6:00 p.m.

Tickets available at both Ivy Ridge Traditions 
in Elkin and North Wilkesboro

 $15.00 per person if purchased prior to Saturday 
and $20.00 the day of the event.

We have 7 wineries, 2 distilleries (including the Top of the Hill Distillery from Chapel Hill), 6 breweries represented, 2 food vendors and 22 art and product vendors. The Craig Woolard Band will be headlining the musical line-up with Rude Mood opening up. Here is a link for more information:

Craig Woolard Band    

With the classic style of Ray Charles, the dynamics of Marvin Gaye and Rod Stewart, the Soul of James Brown, the vocal prowess of Steve Perry of Journey, combined with the passion of Sam Cook and Michael McDonald, you have "The Soul Man of Beach Music," Craig Woolard.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Loving Fashion with New Additions to the North Wilkesboro Shop!

We are adding a large area on the first floor of the North Wilkesboro shop to devote to fashion apparel.  Who want to wear the same thing as everyone else?   NO ONE!    We are working on adding a dress room as well!  We are serious about keeping fashion in our mix at the North Wilkesboro Shop!  The Elkin Shop will have some additional pieces here and there that does not require a dressing room due to the limited space.

Here are some of our new arrivals:

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Quick for Dinner is Always a Plus! Pepper Steak!

Pepper Steak 

1 lb beef top round steak, cut 1 inch thick
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium onion, sliced thin
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup beef broth
1/4 cup light soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 stalk celery, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced thin
1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
1 can chopped tomato, drained  
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water

Slice the beef into 3 inch strips 1/4 inch wide. Heat 1 tsp oil in skillet on medium high and add onion and garlic, stirring until onion is tender, around 4 or 5 minutes.  Remove with a slotted spoon. Add remaining oil and sauté the beef until browned.  Remove with a slotted spoon. Add the broth, soy sauce, sugar and ground pepper to the skillet, stir well. Return beef, onion and garlic to skillet and simmer for 30 minutes.

Add celery, bell pepper and tomatoes.   Cover and cook until celery and peppers are crisp/tender-around 5 minutes. Dissolve the cornstarch in cold water. Stir into the skillet stirring constantly until thickened around 2 minutes.  Serve over white rice.  Servings 4

Notes:  Before you get started put your rice on to cook.  I am not crazy about instant rice, so starting regular rice helps speeds up dinner prep.  I would also recommend to pound the beef top round steak or use this great gadget if you have it, which is available for sell at both Ivy Ridge locations.  ~ Angela

Friday, July 26, 2013

Our Summer Clearnace Sale Continues!

Going Strong!

We have just added some new items, such as Landmark Photos at the North Wilkesboro Shop as well as additional flags at the Elkin Shop.  Be sure to stop in and browse for great deals!

We are having a graduated sale!
Buy One Sale Item Get 30% Off
Buy Two Sale Items Get 40% Off
Buy Three Sale Items Get 50% Off
Buy Four or More Sale Items Get 60% Off

Here are a list of just some of our sale items: Select flags, Ivy Ridge candles, select Tyler Candles, all children's items (except Golden Books), all baby items, garden decor, bird baths, inspirational prints, lots of fashion jewelry, dog prints, select Thymes products and more...

Check out our photos are just some of our sale items!

We are discounting our Landmark Photos and Frames at the North Wilkesboro shop.  These are our black & white letters that you can spell out names and frame!

Select Tyler Candles on sale at the North Wilkesboro Shop.

We have a large seleciton of sale flags at both shops!

Great sale jewelry at both locations!

Love music?  Our Lyriclogy Prints are a great price at both shops.

Our wax bowls are included as well. (Both shops)

Here is a great example of our garden items.  These glass-fusion plates are food-safe and can be used as a bird bath with a $12.99 stand (also on sale) if you choose.  Available at both shops.