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JOIE DE VIVRE MAY 2017 NEWSLETTER
Here we go gathering nuts in May! And along the way, we'll be celebrating Mother's and Memorial Day. And, celebrating graduations, and participating in our neighborhood spring Sidewalk Sale, and looking for those May flowers that the end of April rain is hopefully bringing us. It's a busy month so without further ado we present some of our new finds.

We should probably start with the hottest new items — one of those seemingly overnight crazes — the fidget cube and the fidget spinner. These little gadgets are perfect for anyone who likes or needs to have something to fiddle around with. And for those who like to fidget at a desk or table, we have the wonderful new wooden "jammers." This little wood toy is based on an old Japanese model and we find it rather addictive. Then, we have a new baseball poster featuring the names of over 600 teams from major to... obscure. Speaking of obscure — how about our new and rather odd spaceman music box — it plays "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"(!) From NPW we have both the Predict-a-Pen which answers your questions while you're writing, and some canned laughter — open the lid and let it out and it's hard not to laugh along. We have some new bump and go robots, and a rather spectacutar "Skyscraper" — a toy with a flywheel that will rise up to 100 feet high — fun! Or you might prefer our flying rainbow ball... Or our flying unicorn. Speaking of unicorns — we now have a fizzy one! and if you missed our Feisty Pets last month... you need to check them out. We sold out but they'll be back the first week of May.

Kikkerland brings us a magnifier pen combo that looks like an old-fashioned street lamp, and an excellent new kitchen timer — it's a bust of Mozart and it reminds you to attend to your food with a classical piano phrase. We're also "bringing Sexy back" — make that Bach, with our newest t-shirt. Then there's Cheese Degrees — impress your friends with precise cubes and slices. You can also impress them by using our new special guest plate! And we have new coasters and dish-towels, and of course, no party would be complete without our new cat napkins. We have a shark stapler, and a Booklover eyeglass case, and some charming new mobiles — fabric sloths or pandas. Last, we have a few new jewelers — Leightworks, beautifully colored dichroic glass earrings and necklaces, and some simple beaded earrings and necklaces from Marquet.

Last we want to mention that we will be hosting our very own in house pop-up white elephant sale — a few weeks at a time, here and there. Look for the big white wooden elephant in the back corner of the store! Or elsewhere, it may move around some. We want to remind you that we will be closed on Memorial Day. And we also want to remind you that we'd love to see you soon!
                                  
                                          
           
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