Monthly Archives: February 2017

Discover Ithaca’s coupon book!

Have you ever wondered what these purple books are all about? Here at Mimi’s we sell “The Guide to Being Local” because we think it’s a GREAT resource!

The first half of the book is full of coupons for places that Ithacans love – like Greenstar, Rasa Spa, Ithaca Bakery, and of course Mimi’s Attic. The second half is full of photos and stories about our unique local businesses. The book is perfect for the Ithaca native who does their shopping here anyway, or for newcomers just starting to explore our wonderful town.

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All the businesses featured in the book are local and independently owned- meaning that you are supporting people you know, and keeping money in our community. The guide offers coupons to help you save thousands of dollars – and for only $15 this book pays for itself! Keep it somewhere handy so that you can grab a coupon every time you head out to shop. If you buy your copy at Mimi’s, you can use the $5 coupon in your next transaction!

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A Mimi’s Celebration (Part II)

Here’s a post we’ve been waiting to share with you since October! Our lovely sales associate Heather Speaker married her boyfriend Matteo Calla last year and decided to make use of some of the perfect pieces that come into Mimi’s Attic every day. Their reception was held at “Gratitude and Grace,” a barn venue 15 minutes outside of Ithaca. The decor was a beautiful combination of rustic and regal – and serves as great inspiration for anyone planning a wedding or party!

The wedding featured a lot of gold, highlighted by jewel tones like deep red and blue. The couple used vintage pieces and fresh blooms to tie the rustic/regal vibe all together. The lace, gold, and burgundy table cloths came from Mimi’s, as well as the ring box. The ceramic box looks like it was made for Heather’s color scheme; deep blue with intricate gold detailing. All flowers were supplied by “Plenty of Posies,” a favorite of ours at Mimi’s.

Over the course of the year before the wedding Heather collected vintage gilded and white ornate frames from Mimi’s – each no more than $9 a piece. She used them to make chalkboard-style signs for the dinner menu, welcome sign, cocktail list, and more. She also found an intricately-detailed easel stand to hold the welcome sign, which she adorned with flowers.

The bride employed some small white shutters from Mimi’s as a DIY escort card display. The cards fit perfectly in the tiny slots and the vignette is complete with a lace runner and a re-purposed frame from the store. We have all the little details here at Mimi’s to make your theme feel pulled-together, no matter what style wedding you are planning.

“I feel like my wedding looked like no other, because I collected or made the decor myself. By using secondhand items, someone’s throwaways become your most unique treasures.” – Heather

Shopping at Mimi’s allowed Heather to get beautiful decorations for half the price of most retail options and to curate an ambiance for her specific style. Congrats to the happy couple, we’re so glad to have you as part of the Mimi family!

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