The Ladybug for Christmas October 8 2017

Once upon a time Victoria had no fewer than 3 dedicated Christmas stores. Last year, the "Original Christmas Village" closed after the owner died and his wife decided to sell the building and retire back to Germany. This has left Victoria with only one source of all those special Northern European Christmas items that the season requires: The Ladybug Boutique!

Our customers have always known that the Ladybug carries Scandinavian Christmas goods, but now the word is out that we also have all of the Advent, pyramid and chime candles the season requires. This year we have added beeswax Chanukah candles, as well and have vastly expanded our selection of traditional Christmas ornaments.

To give our customers lots of time to stock up, we are even going to set up Christmas a little earlier this year... Look for the little elves sneaking in after Thanksgiving!

Stained Glass September 10 2017

Interesting and new is my goal, and to that end we are really pleased to introduce the wonderful stained glass windows from Glass Artisan Maryann Shoemaker. Maryann works using the traditional "copper foil" method to create magnificent new windows that evoke the traditional styles of a bygone era. Suitable for architectural installations or for hanging up instead of drapes, these fabulous windows are a bit of an investment, but worth it for a unique piece.

September 4 2017

It has been a long time since my last blog post. Waiting for a new hip slowed everything down, and looking after the website was not the highest priority. Now though, with my new parts doing great, my mind has really turned back to refreshing the Ladybug and bringing the store back from "caretaker" mode.

Leslie, Mary, Betty and Judy have gone all out keeping the store in good order, but new and interesting is up to the "Big Bug"  - Me!  :)