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Issue: # 44
September 2012

  One of the best things about Fall, apart from the crispness of the nights and the colors of the leaves, is the arrival of the season's new clothes in the stores. 
    I've always loved the textures and rich colors of Fall clothes - the wools and corduroys, cozy sweaters and soft knits, all perfect for layering. And add to that the accessories - paradise! Hats and scarves and gloves and purses in all their glorious shapes and colors - the perfect way to punch up an outfit.
   And so that's how I know it's Fall at Crackerjack - we're getting new clothes in! 
   Ordered in April, it's exciting to finally see the real items made up in the fabrics we ordered, often from a sample in an entirely different color. Sometimes, I couldn't tell you what was ordered until we open the shipment, and even then occasionally something won't look remotely familiar!
MF cape - red
Maralyce Ferree Fleece Cape
   But, I must say, this year we did an amazing job of bringing some great pieces into the store! Some are from your favorite designers, like Niche, Basic Threads and Maralyce Ferree, and then there are new lines - Feather, Loco Lindo and Art of Cloth. There are fun new patterns in Erin MacLeod skirts, our go-to snap skirt, and we're expecting a large shipment from Bellingham-made Texture later in the month.

Niche Tunic Jacket in Purple
   And I'll leave the accessories as a tease for next month, but here's a preview! 

    To keep up with what's brand new and fresh, Like us on Facebook. We often post photos of what's come in during the week, or new stock of old favorites. Find out first when new Extasia or Kristin Ford or Andrea Savar jewelry arrives. Let us know what you'd like to find out through Facebook!


Zents Scent of the Month

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Each month we feature 
a different scent.
In September we are featuring Fig.

Fig Collection

"Velvety and sultry, like Paris in the fall, Fig seduces the senses with top notes of clove bud and cinnamon bark, heart notes of pimento berry, and base notes of tunisian musk and cognac." 

Sounds good, doesn't it? 
Come in and experiment with our testers to determine if Fig is
favorite Zents scent!

And check the bottom of this email for a coupon to save on this month's scent. 
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Sept 14 - 16:
Fall Extasia  
     Event - Friday through Sunday we will host a special Preview of the New for Fall 2012 Extasia Collection.            
Extasia Group - Fall
Only in the store through Sunday, 
this is a
fantastic opportunity to see what's new from one of our most popular lines!   
 Sept 30 - Only in Seattle
              Sundays - Wallingford
         The city is celebrating its neighborhoods the last Sunday of each month, encouraging people to explore the city. Sept. 30 is Wallingford's Day!
        Check the website and click on "OIS Sundays" to find all the specials the various businesses are offering, and download the ticket to get the deals!

Oct 20 - Annual Afternoon
         with Kristin Ford -
mark your calendars, this is a "not-to-be-missed event"!
Kristin Ford Necks  
Things to Celebrate

Sept 1 - Titanic found, 1985 

                National No Rhyme, Nor Reason  

Sept 2 -National Blueberry Popsicle Day
                Great London Fire Began, 1666

Sept 3 -
  Labor Day

Sept 4 - Newspaper Carrier Day                 
Sept 5 -  Be Late For something Day 
Sept 6 -
  Read a Book Day                          

Sept  7 - Salami Day
                 Grandma Moses Day
Grandma Moses Painting 

Sept 8 - International Drive Your
                             Studebaker Day
                 International Literacy Day
Sept 9 - International Lace Day
                National Grandparents Day

Sept 10 - Swap Ideas Day  
Sept 11 -
  Patriot Day and National Day of
                             Service and Remembrance

Sept 12 - Video Games Day - for some                                        people this is everyday!
                   National Peanut Day
Sept 13 - International Chocolate Day                                          
Sept 14 -  National Kreme Filled Donut Day
Sept 15 - Felt Hat Day - this one is by Anne
                            De Vuono - a local milliner!
                                        Ann De Vuono Green Hat w/ Pheasant Feathers
                 Greenpeace Day

Sept 16 - Wife Appreciation Day

                    Mayflower Day

Sept 17 -
Citizenship Day
                   Time's Up Day - sounds like a test
                                to me!

Sept 18 - Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day     

Sept 19 -
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Sept 20 - National Student Day  
Sept 21 - World Gratitude Day 
                   International Day of Peace  
Sept 22 - Elephant Appreciation Day 
                   Ice Cream Cone Day 
Sept 23 - Innergize Day
Sept 24 - Punctuation Day  
Sept 25 - Math Storytelling Day - If a train
                            leaves Seattle at 9 p.m., and
                  National Voter Registration Day -
                            Encourage, and assist young
                            people to register to vote!


Sept 26 -
Johny Appleseed Day 
                   Shamu the Whale Day

Sept 27 - Ancestor Appreciation Day

                   World Tourism Day    

Sept 28 - Ask a Stupid Question Day 
                   Fishtank Floor-show Night
Sept 29 -
National Coffee Day - this should 
                                   be a big deal in Seattle!  
                    National Museum Day
Sept 30 - Gold Star Mothers Day
Gold Stars 


     Have a great Fall and back to school, and back to your routines. I wish you sunny crisp days, colorful leaves and cozy clothes!  
Thank you again for supporting local and handmade, and remember to use your Chinook Book coupons before they expire as the new book is now available! 

Kathleen Koch
Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts

with this coupon 
The September Featured Scent
                is Fig!
        Zents fig display
Save 10% on your entire purchase of any Zents product in the featured scent!
Offer Expires: Sept. 30, 2012