Monday, January 27, 2014


I love catalogs.  For 20-some years I've been ordering from Swiss Colony - and then their family of companies.  But I have never gotten so many catalogs as after I moved here.  I think what did it for me was requesting a catalog from Springhill - because hey, I had a home of my own and could plan my own gardens. 

Since about mid-summer, I've been flooded with catalogs.  Home goods, plants, food...  Here are the ones I've received (some of them once a month):

Michigan Bulb Co. - with as many plants as Springhill, but some different varieties.

Exciting Gardens - more plants at cut rates (but they don't show which ones are deer resistant, so I might have to give them a pass)
O&H Danish Bakery - OMG, so yummy to flip through.

Midnight Velvet - a member of the Swiss Colony family, but with clothes and jewelry instead of food.

Seventh Avenue - another member of the family, but fine home furnishings and decor.

Ginny's - yet another member, but homegoods.

Jack Stack Barbeque - not sure where this one came from, but everything in it makes me hungry.

The Wisconsin Cheeseman - seems like a SC family store, but has a lot of the same items as SC under a different name and logo.

Wine Country Gift Baskets - not sure how I got on this list, since I don't drink, but hey, it looks yummy.

Prufrock Press - I think I get this because I had someone ship me a book from there.

Monroe & Main - yes, SC family again, this time with everyday clothes.

Roaman's - this one comes to the former gal who lived here or current resident, so that's me.

Breck's - more plants and flowers!

Bits and Pieces - Quirky items and unique gifts (like the coffee mug that looks like a camera lens on its front cover).

Through the Country Door - Swiss Colony has a lot of family members.  This one does folksy gifts.

Usinger's - billing themselves as America's Finest Sausage.

Smith + Noble - also to Current Resident - they sell window treatments.

That's about it.  I know the last time I ordered from catalogs, I got a ton of other different stores sending me theirs.  I don't know about you, but getting these in the mail makes me kinda happy.  I may not order from them all, but I like to 'window shop' through them and joke with the Hubs about what I'm going to buy.  ;o)

What about you?  Do you get any neat catalogs?  Cuz, hey, a gal this far out in the sticks can never have too many catalogs.

Bonus!  Writing this post helped me sort through my catalogs and figure out which ones I need to trash.  Yay!  Do you hoard catalogs or are you able to toss them out when you're done browsing?


Janet said...

When we lived in the Arctic, mail order catalogues were a must. And I loved them - like you said, window shopping. But over the years, and moves, I don't get any :( I guess that's a good thing, it saves me money!!

You have a great variety there, B.E., they sound great.

B.E. Sanderson said...

Oh, you've gotta get the Springhill one, Janet. If nothing else it brings a little Spring into the house. =o)

jblynn said...

I don't get any. I guess that means I'm not a shopper, lol.

B.E. Sanderson said...

We can change that, JB. Bwa ha ha. (The lack of catalogs... not the shopping.)

Karyn Good said...

That's a lot of catalogs! I get a doll catalog (Maple Lea - Cdn version of American Girl Dolls) because I ordered one for my daughter five years ago and they keep sending them. We get the odd other one but that's it. Have fun planning for spring!

B.E. Sanderson said...

I'm just waiting now to see what comes up from my fall plantings, Karyn. Then I might order some more plants to fill in. =o)

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