Shop for Your Grandparents at The Crown Shop

Let’s face it. Grandparents are good at giving. There’s that whole unconditional love thing, as good a gift as there is.

It comes in various forms. When Dad flips out over our Junior’s “borrowing” of the car and subsequent “fender bender,” grandparents are there to soften the blow. When all that’s needed is a hug, grandparents are there to squeeze. From birthday cards housing checks to potato salad that warms the soul (hey — one man’s chicken soup is another man’s potato salad), grandparents are givers.

At Christmas time, grandparents give more than ever, and The Crown Shop can help you give back!

We’re the area’s exclusive carrier of Art by Susan, Frame of Mind and other Southern Made gifts that can be custom ordered and made uniquely personal. A custom made Christmas frame with a picture of the grandkids and a personalized message….what grandmother wouldn’t beam with joy?

Select a frame and message plate with a predetermined message, such as “Merry y’all,” and walk out in five minutes, or special order a plate with your own special message and get it within a week.

How about a bird seed bell or handcrafted birdhouse for your granddad? The Crown Shop carriers a wide array of gifts for nature and gardening enthusiasts- and everything in between!

And don’t forget to impress your loved one with our free gift wrapping. Men, you can’t beat that….

Grandparents don’t expect anything in return for their unconditional love, but this Christmas time, wouldn’t it be nice to see their faces beam as brightly as their grandkids’?

We love our Lampe Berger!

If you want your home to smell wonderful, and get of musty house or pet smells, Lampe Berger is just the thing. Lemonflower is our favorite, but there are many other delicious fragrances. All of the flavors you can imagine to brighten up the smell of your home. The Lampe Berger doesn’t mask odors, it removes them and replaces odors with a delightful fragrance. Fresh, light, & refreshing. Try one today…you will be delightfully surprised!

Where will your Elf show up next???

I am so glad that our Elf on the Shelf is back!!! My children are behaving like angels and seem to tiptoe around our little guy whenever they catch sight of him. I have to say, he is a little mischievous though…this morning we found him fishing for goldfish off the back of the toilet and yesterday he was taking a bath in a sink full of marshmallows!

Check out where some of our clever Elf friends are showing up…

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Rednecks are people too…

I’m not sure when it happened, but it seems the term “redneck” is now more a term of endearment rather than a put-down. Everyone from the high school cheerleader to the lawyer next door wants to be one. When I was a little girl, we were taught to be afraid of these people and now I’m married to one! Since the Redneck population is growing, we decided to capitalize on that by having more gifts for this rowdy bunch. From redneck wine glasses to redneck bubble bath…we have gifts galore for your favorite one!

Best Thanksgiving dish ever!

So it’s not that I’m a bad cook, in fact, I’ve got pretty decent skills in the kitchen, I just don’t want to cook. With that being said, the most dreaded question before Thanksgiving is, “what are you bringing?”.  But this year is different because I have found the best Thanksgiving dish ever! Ok, it’s really not a dish…more like an appetizer, but it’s DELISH!

Captain Rodney’s Boucan Glaze is the key ingredient…this stuff is like legal crack!

 

Captain Rodney’s Cheese Bake

Ingredients
½ cups Mayonnaise
8 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
2 stalks Green Onions, Chopped
6 Ritz crackers, crumbled
8 strips Bacon, cooked and crumbled
½ cups Captain Rodney’s Boucan Glaze

Preparation Instructions
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix the mayonnaise, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and the green onions, until thoroughly blended.
Spread the mixture into an oven-proof serving dish that’s large enough to hold all, plus a little extra room to spare. Sprinkle the crumbled crackers on top, then bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. When done baking, sprinkle the cooked bacon on top, then drizzle the Boucan Glaze over the whole thing.
Serve with a plain cracker; you don’t want any competition with Captain Rodney’s Cheese Bake!
 

 

Save the TaTas!

Ok, what’s the single greatest challenge of any woman past the age of puberty? Finding a comfortable bra! The Coobie (sounds like boobie) Seamless Bra is seriously, my favorite bra…everyone needs one! What’s a Coobie Seamless Bra? It’s simply the most amazing bra you’ll ever buy. Ultra comfortable, supportive, and inexpensive – it’s the perfect combination. You wouldn’t believe the colorful selection too…hot pink, lime green, red, orange and of course nude, white and black.

Southern Made…and not Southern China!

Look around your house at all of your “stuff”…how much of it is “Made in China”? I’ve become accutely aware of how much our country depends on China the past few months and it is disturbing! How would you like to buy everyone on your Christmas list something that was made right here in the SOUTH? We’ve recently brought in several vendors that fit this category from hand-made frames, to pottery, to food items, even “Redneck” gag gifts. Come on in and see what great gifts you can find that say “Made in the USA”.

Vera Bradley: A Must Have Gift

We admit it, we’re obsessed with Vera Bradley. But who isn’t?…

These stylish, quilted cotton luggage, handbags and accessories are so smart- and the distinctive and colorful fabrics and trims are simply to die for!

The Crown Shop carries the largest inventory of Vera Bradley products in Little Rock. From handbags, totes and luggage, to sunglasses and accessories- and every color in between! We are your one stop shop for the perfect “must have” gift of 2012.

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Christmas Gifts Gallore!

Christmas. It’s a special time of year at our stores. We have Christmas gifts, ornaments and collectibles that are a draw unto themselves. In fact, during the holidays, folks come in simply to soak up the atmosphere and stroll through our Christmas village. More often than not, they end up buying something before they leave!

Beginning the week after Thanksgiving and running through Dec. 23, we stay open late, ’til 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Here is just a tiny fraction of our unbeatable selection of Christmas Decor:

Handpainted plates and serving dishes

Gorgeous Nativity

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Personalized Gifts for Mom

Let’s face it- gifts for mom are pretty easy to find, but hard to be truly memorable. Try a personalized gift- something mom can always use and still make her heart smile. The Crown Shop offers personalized cutting boards, note pad sets, engraved jewelry, Jon Hart luggage and much more! Don’t be generic this time around. Give mom something she’ll always remember.