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Saturday, May 9, 2009

New Inventory & GREAT Prices!


Bringing you a unique cultural shopping experience!

What has The Crabby Nook been doing?...

We know that it has been a while since you last heard from us. We apologize for that! A lot has been going on. In October, we were told that we were getting transferred to Tulsa, OK. Wayne had worked for TWA/AA for 30 years in budgeting for the overhaul base in Kansas City, MO. So, we had an estate sale, packed up our house and traveled to Tulsa to look at housing. In December, Wayne was laid off by AA with the promise that he was still getting transferred to Tulsa, but, AA would be closing the overhaul base in Kansas City. So, we waited and waited.

We did not hear anything from AA. Finally, in April, we downsized and officially moved. Wayne took retirement. It has been a roller coaster ride.

As you know, I have been ill for the last six years and I can tell you today that I am a cancer survivor! The scarey thing was that we did not have insurance after Wayne was laid off and the only way they would give us insurance again was if Wayne took retirement! I had to cancel several appointments with MD Anderson's in Houston, TX during this time because we had to save our money. I was also feeling that if we had not paid out so much in medical co-pay during my illness that we would not be in so much financial stress. I felt that I was a burden to Wayne and this family because of my illness. Miracles do happen!

I don't think AA [American Airlines] treated this airline family respectfully or had our best interest in mind. I never imagined in my wildest dreams that a drastic change in the economy would have effected us like it has. Or, the company that we had been loyal with for so long would throw us away as non-essential.

HOWEVER, The Crabby Nook is back and we are concentrating on our business providing you with wonderful ethnic collectibles for your shopping pleasure! We want to thank our loyal customers for their continued support during these times. Because of you, we are officially back.

New Inventory & GREAT Prices!

Where do I begin? We have added wonderful South American Tagua Nut Ivory carvings. These are wonderful gifts and highly collectible pieces. They are exquisite and you will be more than pleased with the craftsmanship. taguahummingbird100.jpg

We have once again added our "High in Demand" Furniture/Room Dividers.

Have you missed our Wall Art Home Decor selection? All I can say is that we are building our inventory up in this category again.

We have added new soapstone carvings, wooden bowls and salad servers, candles holders and planters in our African Collectibles.

This is the season to start thinking about Pool and Patio! Sbronzefswindchime100.jpghop for Wind Chimes, Swimming Pool thermometers and brushes and Garden Lighting here!

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Feng Shui Tips


  • Put up family photos To make your home office more inviting, hang up or display photos of you with family and friends. You’ll make yourself more comfortable by seeing familiar faces and recalling fun memories. Use a variety both wood and metal frames to incorporate the two elements.
  • PAINTINGS: Paintings are also positive additions to your home office. Choose ones that feature garden scenes, landscapes, and other natural designs to invite earth tones and keep you in touch with the environment.
  • CRYSTALS: Certain crystals like quartz, amethyst, and malachite increase the power of Feng Shui.
  • FLOWERS: Introducing plant life into your home office will boost your spirits and help balance out the elements. Plants, even flowers, represent wood. Put a potted plant on the windowsill or situate a larger fern or hibiscus plant in a corner to brighten up the room.
  • BAMBOO: Bamboo also represents the element wood and is considered to be extremely lucky.
  • FOUNTAIN: Having a small water fountain in your home office is good for many reasons. The sound of the running water will soothe your senses, the water element will be fully represented, the fountain will “attract and trap the chi.”
  • PLANTS: Having a plant in your home office will do no good if you can’t keep it alive. Dying or dead plants will increase the amount of negative energy, making you feel depressed and frustrated.
  • Place wall decorations at eye level. Hanging up pictures any old way is a direct infringement of Feng Shui practice. Let all your wall decorations hang at eye level, creating a consistent, organized aesthetic.
  • Avoid sharp-cornered objects. Sharp-cornered objects are not only potentially harmful, they are also believed to obstruct the pathway of chi. Your desk will most likely have sharp corners, but as long as you are not sitting where they point directly at you, the chi will still be able to flow around you easily.
  • If it doesn’t have a function, you don’t need it. If your end table doesn’t hold up a lamp or represent any of the key elements, you probably don’t need it. Get rid of any decor that doesn’t serve some sort of Feng Shui function by balancing out the elements, and you’ll free up space and feel better about everything that does belong.

Thank you for being a loyal The Crabby Nook customer!

Brenda & Wayne Sanford

The Crabby Nook / River City Market

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