Thursday, December 23, 2010

two days left to shop before Christmas...

There are two days left to shop before Christmas is finally here...!!!
Come shop in style and relaxation at Emma Downtown.
We will help you find everything you need and wrap it too!

Countdown to Christmas Sale
Thursday December 23rd - all ornaments and Christmas decor is 30% off!
Friday December 24th - all ornaments and Christmas decor is 40% off!

Monday December 27th - 29th Save up to 60% off all remaining Christmas merchandise!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

fA la La lA la...

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

a whole list of gift ideas...

At Emma Downtown, we understand that everyone wants to be able to give unique gifts at any budget. So, we work hard all year to find and bring to you great, one of a kind gifts for any budget! Here is a list of some of our favorites this year!

~How many times have you had a party to go to, and haven't known what to bring? How about instead of the bottle of wine, you bring a Knob Stopper?... Totally Unique these wine stoppers, and sure to please any wine lover, or hostess on your list!

~Brand new to us this season are Butter Marshmallows.
These are hands down the BEST marshmallows I have ever eaten, choose from Vanilla or Peppermint, add a mug or a cocoa mix, and you have a sweet gift to give!

~Who doesn't love a beautiful cozy scarf on a chilly day?
We have tons of different styles, colors, and fabric choices to choose from!

~These are relatively new to Emma Downtown... but have become a fast favorite. Pick your cord, your pendent, and your buttons, and then have fun mixing and matching to create tons of different looks! How fun is that? Great for any lady on your list of any age!

~So this one is an Emma Girl FAVORITE (especially this Emma Girl!) Jak throws are just the best! There are lots of imitations out there, but these truly are the softest, nicest, throws on the planet! Plain LOVELY! This is a great gift for anyone on your list, newborn-99 there is no age that wouldn't love to own a Jak blanket!

~Lindsay Phillips ballet flats are so darn fun... pick the shoe, add and extra shoe clip or two, and you have yourself a unique gift she's sure to love!

~Echo France... Oooooo. There is nothing like taking a bath or a shower with REALLY NICE quality soaps and body products! Give the gift of relaxation, soothing scents, and pure Parisian luxury!

~Who doesn't love a great candle?
Tyler Candles are WONDERFUL, and we have a zillion scents to choose from!

~Can you say YUM...
We love these! Three to choose from, S'mores dip, Old Fashioned Carmel Sauce, and Gingerbread dip! These are so good. Wouldn't they make a darling stocking stuffer or hostess gift!???

~Always a FAVORITE, and you just can't go wrong with something from Brighton for any of the ladies on your list!

~A few of our favorites from Compendium Books...
We actually gave these gratitude books to our employees last year, and knew they were special and wanted them to be in our shop this year! Meritt (my youngset daughter) recieved the Tickle Monster book kit last year, and it was also a hit! These books make an absolutly wonderful gift!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

We're on Facebook!

We've finally done it...
We've joined the 21st century, and we are now part of Facebook!
Want to be our friend???
Join and very soon, I will be sending out a little thank you just for you!

The Emma Girls

Thursday, November 4, 2010

the time is here...

After days and days of decorating, we are so happy and excited to say that tonight is the night!!!

Preview Open House Night~ 4-9pm Come and receive a free gift just for being our guest, enjoy hot cocoa and sweet treats, and the whole shop transformed into a winter wonderland!

If you can't make it don't worry Open House Continues on Friday and Saturday too!
Scroll down to the next post for all the details!

We hope to see you there!
The Emma Girls

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Holiday Happenings 2010!

(click on pictures to view a larger more readable veiw!)

Emma Downtown will be Closing for a few days to prepare for our Magical Holiday Open House! Click here on this picture for all the info and details! We will be Closed from 10/26 - 11/4. We will re-open at 4pm on the 4th! We hope to see you then! Between now and then if you need us, feel free to call us, comment here, or email us anytime!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

our fall sale is going on now!

Don't miss it!... Now, until October 26th all of our fall decor is ON SALE! There are just a few weeks left before we close (we will be closed October 26th-November 4th @4pm) to re-do the shop for the Holidays! So, come scoop up some great fall merchandise before it's all gone! See you soon!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

simply poetic!

There is something new at Emma Downtown that we are so excited about... and they are simply poetic! Poetic License shoes. So stinkin' cute they'll knock your socks off!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

it's official!...

It's official. School started back today, and so did the rain! Don't despair, come find some good ol` retail therapy at Emma Downtown! The shop is stuffed full of brand new ideas, to give your home or your wardrobe a Fall update, just in time for these cooler days ahead! Come see us! We love to see your smiling faces walk through the door! There is always a cheerful face to greet you at our shop, and as always we are always thrilled to help you in anyway we can! So, Decorate your Home, Dress for the Occasion, and Give with Style - you can find it at Emma!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Labor Day Weekend...

Emma Downtown will be CLOSED for the whole Labor Day Weekend! Saturday Sept.4th - Monday Sept.6th! We hope you have a very happy, and safe holiday! See you Tuesday the 7th at 10am.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ahhhh fabulous Fall!...

There is a little bit of a crisp in the air, and that my friends is the beginnings of fall upon us! We are all ready at Emma for Fall! Come by and see all of the beautiful, and fabulous things we've brought in just for the crisp days of Autumn!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

re-opening EARLY!!!

We've got some GREAT news!!!
We got done with our fall cleaning, fall nesting, and rearranging EARLY... so we've opened back up! Come see us TODAY... the shop is STUFFED with BRAND NEW fashions, home decor, and gifts, perfect for the season ahead!

Hope to see you soon,
The Emma Girls

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Closing to make BIG changes...

Today is the last day we will be open for one week. We are closing the shop, papering the windows, and re-arranging the shop, so we can bring out all of the fabulous things we've found for Fall!

So, run on down and pick up anything you can't live without this week, because after today, we're SHAKING things up at Emma Downtown!!!

Make sure you come see us as soon as we re-open on the 23rd to see all of the beautiful things we've found to help you decorate your home, dress for the occasion, and give with style!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Downtown Tradition!

One of our favorite downtown traditions is happening this Saturday, and you don't want to miss it!!! Who doesn't love to see a beautiful home... or a bunch! Make a day of it, come downtown, eat great food, browse through the great shops, and don't forget to come and visit Emma Downtown!!!

33rd Annual Interior Tour of Historic Homes

DATE:Saturday, July 31, 2010


LOCATION:Albany, Oregon

TICKET PRICE:Adults, $10.00
Seniors & Groups of 10 or more, $8.00
Children 12 & under, free with paid adult

CONTACT:Rebecca Bond, Albany Visitors Association

800-526-2256 or 541-928-0911

Tickets will be available at the Albany Visitors Association, in Historic Downtown Albany on the day of the tour from 10am to 4pm in the Two Rivers Market, 250 Broadalbin SW #110.

The 33rd Annual Tour of Historic Homes is scheduled for Saturday, July 31, 2010.

- The tour will feature several historic homes including one built in 1885 celebrating 125 years.

- Along with the homes on tour, guests will visit the Historic Carousel and Museum, the Whitespires Church, United Presbyterian Church, the Albany Regional Museum and the Monteith House Museum.

- A horse-drawn wagon and vintage trolley ride are included in the ticket price.

- Light refreshments will be provided by the Monteith Historical Society.

- This is a wonderful way for you to slow down, relax and enjoy yourself so please plan to join us on Saturday, July 31, 2010.

This tour is self-guided. Visitors can tour the homes in any order they like. Transportation is by your own vehicle, horse drawn wagon and vintage trolley.

Albany’s Annual Interior Tour of Historic Homes is a great opportunity to peek inside and see for yourself why Albany stands out. Homeowners and Hosts/Hostesses will be available to answer questions about restoration efforts, historic house maintenance and why they chose Albany as home.

Albany’s Annual Interior Tours were created by a group of friends and neighbors to share the past through the architecture of historic dwellings. They are coordinated by Albany’s Historical Interior Tour Committee and sponsored by the Albany Visitors Association.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Crazy Days are here again!!!

Crazy Days are here again at Emma Downtown!!! This Thursday - Saturday July 8-10th, and you don't want to miss it! This is our BIGGEST, CRAZIEST, most FABULOUS Sale of the year! Tons, and tons of discontinued, or past season merchandise at amazingly low prices! Come make our lemons your lemonade!

Hope to see you soon,
The Emma Girls

Friday, July 2, 2010

fourth of July weekend...

We will be CLOSED Saturday July 3rd - Monday July 5th... We will re-open bright and early at 10am on Tuesday the 6th. We are giving ourselves as well as our employees some much needed time off to enjoy a long weekend to celebrate Independence Day with our families. We are so sorry for any inconvenience, but please come see us next week!

See you soon,
The Emma Girls

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

new things happening...

There is a lot happening at Emma, come check us out!
Even if the summer hasn't quite hit yet... around here.
We are ready! Tons of cute things perfect for the season ahead.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

a little birdy told me...

A little birdy told me to spread the word: SPRING IS IN FULL BLOOM AT EMMA! Come by and see all of the fabulous stuff we've put together to, decorate your home, dress for the occasion, and give with style!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Upstairs Downtown Wine Walk...

Join us in Downtown Albany for a chance to see some of the less public upstairs spaces. The Loft Tour is free to anyone who is interested. Sponsored by: The Albany Democrat-Herald and Art Plus Signs & Designs. Maps of the Lofts are available at our office Starting at 8 am Friday May 7.

We are also happy to have the second annual Wine Walk in conjunction with the Loft Tour. The Wine Walk is a fundraiser for the Albany Rotary club. Over 28 wineries are expected to participate this year. Be sure to get here and purchase your wine glass and tasting tickets. Last year over 1,000 wine glasses were sold.

The Loft Tour and Wine Walk starts at 4pm and goes until 8pm

Here is a list of the lofts on the tour this year:

1) Loft 44, 422 1st Ave. W.

This Loft used to be the news room of the Albany Herald newspaper. The rooms at the front of the loft were the offices of the editor and presumably the publisher. Owner John Boock

2) Masonic Hall, 431 1st Ave. W.

The St. Johns Lodge No.17 was built circa 1880 and extensively remodeled in 1915 by local architect Charles Burggraf. Notice the great original hardware and unpainted wood trim. The Lodge’s charter dates to July 1858.

3) Howard Building 124 Ferry St. SW.

Built in 1929 and added on to in 1935 downstairs was the offices of the Greater Oregon Newspaper the loft was the Howard family’s living quarters. The loft was remodeled in the 1980s (The printing press is still in the basement) Owner Mike McLain

4) Duedall Potts Bldg., 325 1st Ave. W.

This comfortable loft has great high ceilings and original windows. This apartment was the first project that was funded by CARA in 2002. Tenant Patsy Mecca.

5) Western Union Bldg., 311 1st Ave. W.

Entrance in the parking lot behind the building.

This loft was last on tour two years ago when it was in the process of being remodeled. You will love the results!
Tenants Mary and Jeanette French.

6) Pastime Saloon Building. 211 First Ave W.

The main floor originally housed Pastime Saloon, (now Cappie’s Brewhouse) a millinery shop and an insurance office. The lofts in this building were originally used as office space. Owner Richard May.

7) Flinn Offices and Flinn Block Hall, 222 1st Ave. W.

The Flinn offices were opened just last February. Be sure you notice the great original floors and woodwork. The offices were used as apartments in the 1940s. The Flinn Block Hall was used as a dinner theater in the 1990s. Owners Marc & Anni Manley

8) Huston-Conn addition, 214 1st Ave. W.

Built in the 1890s This loft was most likely used by the Hustons when they owned the grocery store downstairs. Notice the faux woodgraining on the doors, some of it is original and some is only a couple of months old. Can you tell the
difference? The ceiling light fixtures in the foyer are original. Owner Skip Throop.

9) Huston-Conn Grocery Building 212 1st Ave. W.

Entrance is in the alley.

Built in circa 1880, this was the Huston & Conn Grocery store below the upstairs loft was at one time connected to the hotel next door. The wood work here is also faux grained. Owner Skip Throop.

10) Revere House Hotel 120 A&B Ellsworth Street NW

The Revere House Hotel lost it’s top floor to a fire. Since then the now two story building has housed a drug store and more recently Jordan’s Jewelry. The Lofts were abandoned about 1960 until they were renovated in 2007. The windows are original to the c1910 post-fire renovation.

11) Old Post Office, 240 2nd Ave. SW.

This building was used as City Hall from 1961 until 1984. Upstairs you will see the former council chambers and an original marble walled bathroom. The windows at the front of the building are the perfect vantage place to watch the Veterans Day parade. Owner Bob Lund.

12) Tripp & Tripp Bldg., 211 2nd Ave. SW.

Entrance is on Ellsworth St.

This upstairs space has never been on the Loft Tour before and we are excited to see it. Owners Rod and Randy Tripp,

13) Albany Regional Museum, 136 Lyon St. S.

Great views can be had from this former Knights of Pythias meeting room. The upstairs now houses storage shelves for the museums collection, as well as work rooms for preservation and inventory work.

14) Borden Bldg., 211 Jefferson St.

You may want to drive to this building, it is at the intersection of Water Ave. and Jefferson St. across the railroad tracks. Owner John Boock.

Come by and see us! We will be OPEN until 8pm (maybe later) and hosting, Winery... Wine by Joe!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mother's Day Is almost here...

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Don't Forget: Mother's Day is this Sunday May 9th...
You will find everything you need to Spoil her, Love her,
and Show her how you care...
at Emma Downtown!

Friday, April 9, 2010

hop on down...

Just a quick hello,
to say we hope
you hop on down to...
Emma Downtown
very soon, to see what's new
for Spring!!!

The shop is stuffed full of all kinds of fabulous things, hand picked just for you!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Easter's Coming!

Easter is Coming!
Time to think about what to fill
those Easter baskets with...
we have some great things
sure to please!

Our favorite thing to stuff into the Easter basket...

Spokandy Smooth Mints

Delicious, and perfect for anyone of any age!

So come see all the goodies, and cuties we have to fill those baskets with...
Just in time for Easter!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

a special treat!

As a special treat for our 10th
anniversary weekend at...
Emma Downtown
we are so excited to announce that the
sweet and lovely kids from
will be selling their most beautiful flowers
11-3 each day as we celebrate!

And while you're at Emma picking out posies,
stop in to see all the great new things,
get a present from us to you,
sample a sweet treat,
and let us thank you for
10 amazing and great years!
We hope to see you this weekend,
The Emma Girls

Thursday, March 11, 2010

We're Celebrating!

We are so excited and thankful to say that we are going to be celebrating our 10th Anniversary at Emma Downtown! We know one thing for sure, we could not have stayed around for so long if it weren't for our outstanding, and fabulous customers!!! We just want to thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for all of your support and friendship through the years! We hope to be here for many, many, more!

Make sure to come CELEBRATE

with us March 17th- 20th!

For more details feel free to call us or email us anytime!

541.926.1717 or

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

It's smells like Spring!

You must come see our newest line of Candles
Linnea Lights
ohhh, they smell like Spring!

Linnea's Lights has been cultivated from a deep family lineage, upon a foundation of ecologically friendly, handcrafted, entrepreneurial spirit. Lynn Manley and her daughter Laura Cler remain firmly rooted in the spirit of their Midwestern upbringing. Lynn was a full-time, working mother, so Laura forged her young & most impressionable years at her grandparent's multi-generational house in Indiana. Laura's grandmother, great-grandmothers, and close family members all helped raise her and instill in her the values of family, tradition, and craftsmanship. As a child, Laura and the other children spent their days in exploration, craft, & playtime, and assisted in the garden & kitchen whenever necessary. Lynn & Laura's intrinsic appreciation of nature's bounty & handcrafts has been shaped by the generations of strong and nurturing women in their family. While they always remained Midwesterners at heart, the family moved around the country. The moves allowed new business opportunities for Lynn, and throughout her travels she held a variety of positions within corporate structures and small businesses. Laura spent the first part of her career working in buying/purchasing and inventory planning for private label merchandise with domestic and international partners. She refined her experiences under the guidance of Levi Strauss & Co., and became responsible for the growth and management of key strategic partnerships within several channels of LS&Co. Laura's work with the company taught her to appreciate the value of heritage as represented through quality, integrity and social consciousness, all of which would serve as essential principles in the Linnea's Lights brand. Throughout her life, Lynn maintained a passion for fragrances & luxury items, and was inspired to create her own line of candles as a hobby. Often disappointed in the high price of luxury items, she knew she could create a superior product of better value. Lynn & her husband, Danny Manley, began selling her handcrafted candles at local craft fairs and markets in Indiana, and soon the couple had propelled their candle-making hobby into a small, freestanding company - Linnea's Lights had been conceived! After Danny's passing, Laura partnered with her mother, and, with the additional help of close family and friends, Linnea's Lights launched as the luxury brand that it is today. The dynamic mother/daughter team kept the name Linnea's Lights, which is in tribute to their Swedish family lineage. The Swedish name, Linnea, from which the name "Lynn" originated, has been in their family for five generations, and is a nod to the national flower of Sweden. Though they are passionate travelers, Lynn & Laura remain proudly Midwestern, an identity that helps maintain the family atmosphere, and is essential to the spirit of Linnea's Lights. Today, Lynn oversees the production & quality of the business, while Laura leads the company in strategic planning, marketing, and sales. Together, they dictate the overall direction of the company and continue to forge a legacy for future generations. Lynn and Laura's resourceful outlook towards nature remains an integral & important part of their business, and Linnea's Lights will forever be an environmentally mindful company. Linnea's Lights candles combine natural soy wax, lead-free cotton candlewicks, pure essences and fine fragrances to create clean burning, perfectly scented and highly aromatic candles. Each candle is triple scented so the subtle fragrance keeps throughout the entire burn. All of Linnea's Lights natural soy candles are meticulously hand-poured in small batches and tested for quality assurance. Every step of the process involves the use of human hands, and each candle is packaged and designed locally in Indiana with recycled or recyclable materials.