Tuesday, December 22, 2009

counting down to Christmas...

anyone else....
counting down to Christmas???
Well, we are!

Wednesday, December 23rd ~
take 30% off Christmas decor!
Thursday, Christmas Eve (open 10-3) ~
take 40% off Christmas decor!
We will be CLOSED for Christmas
Saturday, December 26th ~
take 50% off Christmas decor!!!

Then, we rest......
we will be CLOSED
December 27th until we re-open January 7th
to spend time with our families,
give our lovely employees a break,
and to soak our tired feet!
Please come back and see what we come up with for 2010!

We wish you a very Merry Christmas
and may God Bless you in the New Year!
We would like to take this chance to
for being the best and most loyal customers in the world!
We are very BLESSED.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

a few days left...

There's still a few days left to find fabulous gifts
they are sure to love to open on Christmas morning!

The good news is...
Emma Downtown
has everything you'll need to finish up your lists!
Decorate your Home,
Dress for the Occasion,
Give with Style!

You're sure to find something
special, unique, and one of a kind...
the very best part???...
We'll even wrap it for free!
So, come see us and wrap up your shopping to-do's
at... Emma Downtown!

Monday, December 7, 2009

a festive weekend ahead in downtown!

You definitely won't want to miss
this weekend in
Downtown Albany!

Join us...
December 12th
for an extended day of shopping!

We, and many other shops downtown,
will be open late until 8pm!
Just for you, our cherished customers.

We know it's hard sometimes to get it all done...
especially between the hours of 10 and 5
So, come downtown and SHOP!
(festive carolers will help set the Christmas-y spirit!)

Other things happening downtown
that you're sure to want to check out...

  • December 1 – January 1, 6pm – 10pm, Night Time Magic Holiday Light Program in Albany’s Historic Districts. Drive or walk through Albany’s historic districts and enjoy the magical feeling of Christmas past. Maps of the historic districts are available at the Albany Visitors Association, 250 Broadalbin SW. (541) 928-0911. http://www.albanyvisitors.com/

  • December 12 & 19th 5pm, 6pm and 7pm. The Albany Downtown Association will be offering Christmas Caroling tours on a Albany’s vintage trolley, with song leaders, through the Monteith historic district. Boarding at the Albany Downtown Association office, 240 2nd Ave SW (2nd & Broadalbin). $5 per person. For more information contact The Albany Downtown Association (541) 928-2469 http://www.albanydowntown.com/

  • Sunday, December 13, 2pm-7pm, 30th Annual Christmas Parlour Tour of Historic Homes, Museums, Churches & Library. The tour will feature six historic homes (listed on the ticket with a map), which have been lovingly restored and beautifully decorated for the holidays. Along with the homes on tour, guests will visit the Whitespires Church, The United Presbyterian Church, the Albany Regional Museum, the Monteith House Museum, the Carnegie Library, the Carousel Art Studio and Dentzel American Carousel Museum, and the Train House presented by Saint Mary’s Church. Music, refreshments, horse-drawn wagon rides, and vintage trolley rides are all included in the $10 ticket price ($8 for seniors and groups of 10 or more). Children under 12 are admitted free with a paid adult. For information contact the Albany Visitors Association (541) 928-0911 http://www.albanyvisitors.com/

    Sunday, December 13, Author/illustrator Alice Cotton, When Buildings Speak, will be featured for a free reading and book signing at 1:00pm at the Oregon Language Center, 237 3rd Ave SW. One of the historic homes on the Parlour tour will also host the author for a special book signing beginning at 3:30pm. For more information call 541-928-8975.

    Sunday, December 13, Albany Fitwalkers will hold 5k/10k walk in conjunction with the tour. Participants are given a discount for Parlour tour tickets. The walk start time is 1pm-4pm, finish at 7pm. For more information call: 541-926-7890 or visit: http://www.albanyfitwalkers.org/

  • December 11, 12, 18 & 19th beginning at 5:30pm, Flinn’s offers Christmas Caroling tours on a horse-drawn wagon, with song leaders, through the Monteith historic district. Rides last 45 min, last ride 8:30pm, wagon boards at: Lavender & Lace: 311 1st Ave NW. $10 per person, $8 for seniors, $6 for children, special group rates available. For more information call: (541)-704-8563

    December 19, 2009, 9am Breakfast with Santa at the Venetian, 241 1st Ave W, Historic Downtown Albany, reservations required. $15 for children, $20 for adults, call the Albany Downtown Association for more information or to make reservations: (541) 928-2469

    December 19 FREE holiday movie at the Pix Theatre. This year's movie will be the holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life" starring Jimmy Stewart. Don't miss the opportunity to see it on the big screen. The film starts at 2:30pm. For more information contact the Albany Downtown Association (541) 928-2469 http://www.albanydowntown.com/

Thursday, November 26, 2009

why oh why?

Why fight crowds, and wait in long long lines...?
When you can come and shop at Emma
where the magic of Christmas will delight you!
Just for this weekend we have just put out
some new lovely things!
So, skip the craziness of the malls...
the lines...
the masses...
Come kick of your Christmas shopping in style!
We are here to help you!
See you Friday!
Happy Thanksgiving,
the Emma girls

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Holidays have arrived!

Come Home for Christmas
at Emma Downtown!
The holidays have most definitely arrived!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

We're Getting Ready...

For our Holiday Open House...

Stay tuned for the most Magical Holiday Season at Emma yet!

We will be CLOSED for a week while our
little elves prepare the shop into a wintery wonderland!
The shop will sparkle!
The lights will twinkle...
The merchandise, Oh so fabulous!!!
You don't want to miss it...
Holiday Open House
preview night:
November 5th 4-9pm
the weekend continues:
November 6th & November 7th
Need more info?
or ring us at... 541.926.1717

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Lindsay Phillips Ballet Flats are here!

Choose a shoe, add a snap...
Classic flats, interchangeable snaps, endless possibilities!

Honestly, we love these!
So, So, comfy...
they feel like slippers,
but look beautiful & stylish!
We just got them in, after a long awaited wait.
Come get some for yourself!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Yummy Fall Tyler Candles!

This time of year, as the weather starts to change, I get this overwhelming need to nest! I love decorating for fall, I love the colors, I love the coziness! Just in time for that nesting urge are the yummy fall Tyler candles! Old fall favorites like... Pumpkin Spice, Homecoming, Mulled Cider, Cinnabuns, and Warm Sugar Cookie never miss when your in the mood to make your house smell deliciously fall like. But, we've got some new fall scents too, that just might knock your socks off! Come try our new scents for fall by Tyler: Family Tradition & Cuddle... they are wonderful!

Friday, October 9, 2009

fresh new fall fashions...

The shop is full of all sorts of fresh fall fashions these days!
If you haven't stopped by, you really should
we have added so many great things - just in time
for the chilly, cool days of fall!

Check out our lovely things from...
Mac & Jac
Kersh Blue
Dorothy Blue
Nicole Shoes
& More!

In no other season
have we added so many
We are so thrilled
to bring in so many
fresh things,
Just in time for fall!

Keep Checking in,
boxes are arriving all the time
and new things are hitting the racks weekly!

Hope to see you soon!
The Emma Girls

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Halloween is in!

Halloween is almost here...
Come see our great selection
of whimsical & fun decorations
perfect to make your house feel like fall!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Birthday Girl...

The Birthday Girl (Pug) is all ready for

She is so excited to celebrate

her tenth birthday with you!

So come eat cake,
bring your puppy,
and come celebrate!

And don't forget...

Emma has a special gift just for you!

(but only for these two special birthday party days!)

Come Celebrate!
Let's Eat Cake,
Pugs & Kisses,
Emma and her Girls

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

helping the earth... one garment at a time!

We are excited to announce one of our new
clothing lines...
eco-friendly - comfortable - & easy

helping the earth...
one garment at a time
A healthy planet requires all individuals and companies to adopt a greener existence. At aventura clothing, our mission is to “help the earth… one garment at a time.” Our environmental responsibility is to provide our customers with fashionable “eco-friendly” products that will lower our ecologic footprint on the planet. Currently over 80% of the fabrics in the aventura line are lower impact options with a high percentage of renewable, recycled and/or organic fibers. Join aventura clothing in practicing conscious consumption on our journey towards environmental sustainability.
With a mission statement like
that it's hard not to get excited!
Come see it for yourself...
One of many new things
popping up at Emma.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

two new lines...

...We Love!
Recently when we were on one of our
shopping excursions for the shop,
we fell in love with these
wonderful body products!

These wonderful - all natural - made in the U.S.A. products
Wonderful for itchy, dry, cracked skin,
or even skin that wants to stay away from being
dry, itchy, and cracked!

Can't tell you how good this smells...
Wish I had scratch & sniff computer abilities...
I don't
I guess you'll have to
make a trip down to smell it yourself!

It's worth the drive!

Plus, the shop is bursting with new things
in every department!

and don't forget...
We're Celebrating Emma's B-day
Friday & Saturday!
(scroll down for more info!)

Friday, September 18, 2009

it's a pug party!

(click to enlarge)

Emma is Turning 10!!!
Come Celebrate...
let's eat cake
The shop will be filled with
all kinds of new fancies,
Don't miss it!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

give it, keep it, love it...

These fun new mix gift sets from
Mary Lake Thompson are so cute...
We just had to share them with you!

Just in...
are these adorable
kitchen goodies!
flour sack tea towels
cake & cookie gift sets
grocery totes
all kinds of adorable things perfect for
giving, or keeping!

The artwork is whimsical,
the colors are so fun...

You're sure to want to...
give these, keep these, just because you love these!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Emma News!

Our Fall Season
has officially begun!

We are just back from Market,

and we might have had just a little too

much fun shopping, because

the boxes are coming in by the truck loads!!!


Fall Fashions

thoughtful Gifts for every budget

decorations perfect for Harvest & Halloween

cozy things to make your home a haven

beautiful cards, books, paper goods, & embellishments


Make sure to come in

and see all the beautiful things

for fall that are arriving daily!

We hope to see you soon,
The Emma Girls

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

food for thought...

Here is some food for thought that I think all of us should think about, now more than ever!

We would like to thank you for being our customers! It's because of faithful people like you that small businesses like ours remain! We feel honored and privileged to be able to be a part of the feel and flavor of downtown Albany. There is a lot happening in downtown right now with all kinds of restoration not only on the buildings but on the businesses, not to mention many new businesses that are popping up all the time! Make sure to come check downtown Albany out very soon!!!

Why Shop Local?

Top Ten Reasons to Shop Local
We all know how fun it is to shop locally in Downtown Albany, but there’s more to it:

1. Protect Local Character and Prosperity
Albany is unlike any other city in the world. By choosing to support locally owned businesses, you help maintain Albany's distinctive flavor.

2. Community Well-Being
Local businesses build strong neighborhoods by sustaining communities, linking neighbors, and by contributing more to local causes.

3. Local Decision Making
Local ownership means that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.

4. Keeping Dollars in the Local Economy
Your dollars spent in locally-owned businesses have three times the impact on your community as dollars spent at national chains. When shopping locally, you simultaneously create jobs, fund more city services through sales tax, invest in neighborhood improvement and promote community development.

5. Job and Wages
Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do.

6. Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.

7. Public Benefits and Costs
Local stores in downtown require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls.

8. Environmental Sustainability
Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walk-able downtown - which in turn is essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.

9. Competition
A marketplace of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.

10. Product Diversity
A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.

Adapted and reprinted with permission of Stacy Mitchell, Institute for self reliance
This was passed on to us by...
Oscar B. Hult

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

It Starts.....



Inside Out

Summer Sale!!!

Don't Miss It

Special Hours

all weekend long:

Thursday 9-6

Friday 10-6


Saturday 10-5

Save $$$ on everything you need to,

Decorate your Home,

Dress for the Occasion,

& Give with Style!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

in one week...

In one short week we will be having our...
Inside Out
Summer Sale!
Save Inside & Out...
on all kinds of gorgeous merchandise!
There was just too much left after Crazy Days,
so we are SLASHING our prices even more!!!
Don't Miss OUT...
Thursday July 30th
Saturday August 1st!
treasures abounding!
Shop early for the very best selection!!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

fun from Hobo...

We have some fabulous items from
one of our personal favorites...
Come check them out...
they're fabulous!