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Dear Friends:

We're ready for you. As autumn winds become cooler and the most stubborn leaves finally give way things are heating up at J.J. Cardinal's. We have spent the last several months seeking unique products for nature lovers everywhere, training our staff, rearranging, rebuilding, relocating displays. Our excitement builds as new products are received. Cool new things like recycled wool apparel from baabaaZuzu, B.E. Eren jewelry, Marsha Koenig's clay egg banks. Holiday accents for the home from Carruth Studios, Aspen Bay Candle Co., greeting cards by Pumpernickel Press.Tom our faithful UPS delivery guy is a welcome sight as he wheels in several times a day.

everything's in it's place - we'd love to hear from you.We inspect and test new products for durability, style and function. Some items just don't make the cut...but the very best is lovingly displayed. Practical elegance does not go out of style. That's why we flipped over new large thermometers from Conant Custom Brass of Vermont. My husband likes to say it's "a thermometer that is so big, even your neighbors will be able to read it." When he comes up with a description that fits he tends to repeat it...a lot. But it works.

Staff naturalists review new merchandise with one another and ensure our faithful staples are well stocked: WoodCountry, Aspects, WoodLink, Droll Yankees, Kettle Moraine, and GoodPlanet quality bird feeders and houses. Erva Tool hardware and mounting accessories. Only the best of the best.

Whether visiting this site for the first time, or a regular visitor, you are not alone. It is growing in popularity every month. Local residents log-on searching for products and information, while others enjoy the calendar and photos of events and activities. Our extended families across the country do as well. In fact, we ship as many packages to California as we do within our home state (Michigan), but the interest in nature is universal and spreads from coast-to-coast. Just this year alone we have sent gifts and other purchases to folks in small towns as well as urban areas in 32 different states. We're sending packages every day but Sunday via UPS or USPS to places like Nunda, NY and Ramsey, MN. Chicago, New York, Portland (WA, OR & ME). Kalamazoo and Elgin. But no town has received more shipments this year than Cotuit, Massachusetts, along northern shores of Nantucket Sound. Bless you, folks.

Like many small businesses, however, our inventory is limited and by December we begin to sell out of some items. Our best recommendation is: "if you admire a product we have on hand, buy it today - it may be gone tomorrow." Actually, that is our goal: to successfully satisfy customer needs and along the way, make a buck or two so we can return another day. Its a fun business and hope we have a chance to meet you.

Louise Dawson

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