Six Mimi’s Gifts for your Sweetie!

Everyone knows that Mimi’s is the best place for unique gifts! And what better way to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day than with something truly special, or even useful!

Need some inspiration? The best way to find that perfect gift is to come down and browse, but check out these ideas to get you started!

1. Blankets (or anything cozy)!

Mimi’s has blankets and throw pillows to make any bed or sofa the coziest place on earth!

vintage armchair

2. Encourage Their Hobby

Whether it be music or picnicking, we have the perfect way to recognize their unique interests!

Pottery Barn Picnic basket vintage gramophone

3. Useful Collectibles

If your honey loves beautiful things they can put to use, maybe it’s time to introduce them to vintage Pyrex or Fiestaware! Even if they aren’t a collector, they are bound to appreciate these functional beauties.

fiestawarevintage Pyrex

4. Furniture Upgrade

Anyone would appreciate an upgrade to their desk, table, or nightstand. And oh does Mimi’s have the perfect upgrade for your Valentine!

refinished vintage desk refinished vintage nightstand mod accent table vintage coca cola table

5. Anything Beautiful

We promise you a mix of eclectic beautiful items like no other place in town. With new things coming in everyday, you are sure to find something you never knew you needed! April Cornell table clothart from venicehandmade pottery

6. Something New (or a gift card!)

Mimi’s has a bunch of new items (candles and mugs!). Or let your valentine get what they really want for themselves, and get them a gift card.

Sunbeam candlesNYC ceramic mug gift card Mimi's Attic

Like something you see in this post? Give us a call and see if it’s still available! You can reach us at (607) 882-9038

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Mimi’s Attic Loves Teachers!

Do you work in education? We would like to spoil you this week!

Teachers and educators should stop by between

Friday, Feb. 12 – Sunday, Feb. 21st

and we will give you

15% off your total purchase!*

Wheeee! Time to have some Mimi’s fun!

Educators should register at Ithaca Loves Teachers and bring their VIT (Very Important Teacher) pass to take advantage of this offer!  Learn more about Ithaca Loves Teacher’s Winter Recess HERE.

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*Not to be combined with other coupons, sales, or discounts!

 

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New year, new Mimi’s!

Have you noticed some exciting changes at Mimi’s? If not, stop by and check out what we are switching up!

Our beautiful new counters are in place (sadly not for the espresso bar you all secretly want), and our cash register will look right at home once it’s moved there in the coming weeks.

mimis counter

Our new year is off to a great start at Mimi’s Attic! We’ve been doing lots of little changes the past couple of months and are working on some bigger ones this year (like the counters).

Maybe you should come browse and get inspired to switch things up in YOUR home!

vintage office

 

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Get Your Last-Minute Gifts at Mimi’s!

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Want the perfect last-minute gift? Come to Mimi’s Attic!

Here’s a list to get you started:

1. Gift Cards

Perfect for anyone and everyone! And this way the “giftee” can really can get exactly what they want!

Gift Cards

2. Make your own gift basket!

We even have the baskets. Pick a theme or just collect items throughout the store that you know they’d like! We have many new or like-new items, too.

Gift Basket

3. Art

Who doesn’t like a little more beauty in their life?

Vintage Art

4. Collectibles

Do you know someone who collects Pyrex, Fiestaware, or maybe adorable fancy teacups? We have you covered!

fiestaware

5. Candles

You can’t go wrong with a selection of Sunbeam candles. We even have the holders to make it complete!

candles

6. Christmas decor!

It’s not too late to get in the spirit! All Holiday themed items are now 30% off! We have everything from vintage Christmas dishes to wreathes and stockings.

Christmas Vintage

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Happy Thanksgiving!

The snow on the ground today seems to announce the end of Indian summer and although a few colorful leaves still cling to the trees outside, there is no doubt, the winter holiday season is approaching. And first up?  Thanksgiving!

No matter what holidays or traditions you plan to celebrate in the coming weeks, Mimi’s Attic would like to help make your house cozy for your friends, family, visitors, and most importantly, YOU! How can we assist? Read on!

1. Beautifying and DecoratingDried Flowers

Mimi’s always has an eclectic mix of art and decorative items that can bring some beauty into your home, BUT LOOK AT THESE FLOWERS! They would make an easy centerpiece for any dining table and will last for months as they are dried to perfection by local flower supplier, Plenty of Posies. Don’t forget to check out our stock of Sunbeam Candles while you’re here and pick up some beeswax tapers for some luxurious lighting.

2. Extra dishes, serving bowls, and kitchen utensils

Do you need extra plates? Got ’em! How about more forks? Check! A fancy lazy-susan to class up your table? See picture below! Mimi’s is the perfect place to inexpensively expand your collection of dinner hosting necessities.

Vintage Lazy-Susan

3. Seating Vintage Upcycled Bench

Whether you need a whole new set of non-creaky chairs, or just another comfy seat for the living room, Mimi’s has you covered. You don’t want your guests sitting on the floor! Your seating can be traditional and polished or wild and eclectic (like this bench featured). Mimi’s has a style for everyone!

 

4. Sleeping Spaces

Mimi’s has bed frames galore, sleeper sofas, and even a daybed with trundle! The holidays are a perfect time to make that guest room truly polished with a headboard or add some versatility to your living space by replacing your old couch with a sleeper sofa.

Vintage Sleeper Sofa

5. Mimi’s Therapy!

Doing some retail therapy at Mimi’s should be recommended by doctors year round, but in particular, it’s a great way to get rid of some of the stress from the holidays. Looking at beautiful and interesting objects for half an hour is way cheaper than a massage and a great activity to do with out-of-town visitors. Bring them this Saturday, and they can enjoy complimentary coffee and 10% off (all weekend).

6. Inspiration

Last, but not least, we want to be a source of inspiration for showing a little love to your home. Come browse the merchandise here and we will help you with creative ideas of what to do!

Want some Pinterest-worthy inspiration? Fine, we admit that we do too! Check out this blog where the picture below came from. Inspired yet? Come to Mimi’s and grab the materials to make your own stellar centerpiece!

Blog Inspiration

 

 

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Staff Intro: Jeff

There are a lot of new faces at Mimi’s Attic these days! We wanted to take some time to introduce them to you. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be featuring our fabulous employees so you can get to know them better. Then we hope you will visit us in the store so we can get to know YOU better!

As a bonus, Jeff has an AMAZINGLY decorated house that you can see in the pictures at the end of this post. Now you know who to ask if you need some decorating help!

Meet Jeff Dahlander

Jeff Dahlander, Sales Associate

Jeff Dahlander, Sales Associate

How did you end up in Ithaca?

Ithaca has everything I like! I have family in the area and Ithaca has lots of opportunities for work and a wonderful green and sustainable vibe.

How did you start working at Mimi’s?

I was a shopper before I became an employee. I stumbled upon Mimi’s Attic and quickly became addicted to shopping here. I was actually getting an oil change across the street at Diane’s Garage and they told me Mimi’s was the perfect place to kill some time.

Why do you love working here?

It’s fun and fast paced! The customers and coworkers are amazing. It doesn’t even feel like work despite the busy pace.

How would you describe your home decor style?

Happy-chic!

If you were a piece of Mimi’s furniture, what would you be?

Any piece that could be from a racy 1960s Hollywood film.

Anything else we should know about you?

I collect pottery, needle point pillows, and art featuring clowns.

 

 

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Mimi’s meets Hogwarts for Wizarding Weekend this Halloween.

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Stop in to Mimi’s this Saturday for the 1st weekly installment of “Coffee Saturday’s”. Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee as you peruse the store. Once you are properly caffeinated, head over to Press Bay Alley, where we will be proudly sponsoring the 4 houses of Hogwarts for Wizarding Weekend. Get comfy and take selfies with other Harry Potter fans in the common rooms of each of the four houses of Hogwarts, furnished by Mimi’s Attic.

gryffindorravenclawhufflepuffslytherin

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Enter to Win a $50 GC and More!

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Click HERE for more information.

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15% off Sale July 31 through August 2

We are PACKED which means you save! Come, enjoy 15% off furniture if you take it with you the same day! This sale applies to any full-priced, marked down and clearance furniture in the store. It does not apply to items that we do not classify as furniture, such as lamps, decor, dishes, housewares, etc.

We hope to see you this weekend. Don’t forget to bring a big vehicle!

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Fireworks, BBQs, and Red, White and Blue!

We will be closed on Saturday, July 4th for Independence Day. We hope you have a wonderful time celebrating and come visit us on Sunday, July 5th when we open back up from noon-4pm!

Mimi's Vintage Picnic

Mimi certainly knew how to relax and celebrate in style! Stop by the store today to find everything you need to have the perfect picnic or entertain your guests in comfort and style.

Want to get a taste of what we have? Check out our photo albums for the latest and the greatest!

 

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