Happy Mother’s Day!!!

One of the best gifts my family has granted me on Mother’s Day is to work at Woodstock on this day.  It gives me joy to see some of the “kids” that would come to the store as kids.  They return with their kids to see their families in South Jersey and they come to visit me as well….MOM of  Woodstock.

Mother’s Day Newsletter

HEY NOW
Mom’s Day is in May!
We’ve Got Groovy Gift Ideas for Mama!
And One of “Mom’s” Favorite Days is in May…
🙂 TIME FOR SOME POLE DANCING! 🙂
It’s Our Annual Family-Friendly Spring Event!
MAY POLE CELEBRATION
Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 12-4pm
FREE Lawn Concert With Mother Zeta
*Featuring Vocals With Former Jugband Member Dana*
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Mama Got a Brand New Bag?
Cheers to Mama!
My Mama’s More Stylin’ Than Your Mama!
   
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Hand-Painted Fans – Personalized for Your Mama
AVAILABLE IN STORE ONLY – $25
Hand painted fans
SEE MORE GROOVY GIFT IDEAS BELOW
MAY DATES TO REMEMBER
May 7th Bill Kreutzmann’ Birthday (1946)
May 10th Donovan’s Birthday (1946)
May 12th Steve Winwood’s Birthday (1948)
May 12th MOTHER’S DAY!
May 24th Bob Dylan’s Birthday (1941)
May 27th MEMORIAL DAY!
MOM’S MAY PICKS
MAY 11 – SAT @12-4pm WTC MAY POLE CELEBRATION
May 12th – Sunday Boz Scaggs @ The Keswick
May 25th – Saturday Splintered Sunlight @ The Blockley
THINGS TO REMEMBER
BIRTHSTONE: Emerald
FLOWER: Lily of The Valley
ASTROLOGICAL SIGNS:
  • Taurus: April 21st-May 20th
  • Gemini: May 21st-June 20th
    
War is not healthy sticker

STICKERS

 

Grateful Dead Grateful Mom Shirt
Gift CertificatesThe Perfect Mom Gift! Grateful Dead Spiral Bears Tote BagTOTES & BAGS
Tie Dye UndiesThese ain’t yo mama’s undies

*Available In Store*

Handmade Crochet PinsHandmade Crocheted Pins

*Available In Store*

Cant find something you want, like or wish you could find?

 Call or Email MOM
856-424-6166

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seth incense picksDR. SETH’S INCENSE PICK
Satya Tufan – A very light, clean blend of sandalwood with a gentle musky, minty background.

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February 2012 – All You Need Is Love….

HEY NOW

Did You Know That Rock ‘n Roll

is Romantic for the Soul? 

 

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE 

**NEW IN
STORE**

Get
FREE Love from “Mom” in February

 

REQUEST A
FREE SAMPLE WITH YOUR ONLINE ORDER

  Click “Send
Me Free Love Soap Sample” when you checkout

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BURNING UP FOR YOUR LOVE

        

 

DRIP CANDLES AVAILABLE IN ASSORTED COLORS

IN STORE ONLY

 

Don’t have a bottle? Mom will provide one for you!

$2
donation to The Animal Orphanage in Voorhees per bottle
 

 

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WANNA BE HAPPY THIS HOLIDAY?

 

Visit Our Kitty Kennel
And Get Some!

All kitties adopted from
our kennel are automatically kin to Monstro & Mugsy!

 

 

THE ANIMAL ORPHANAGE

421 Cooper Road

Voorhees, NJ 08043

856-627-9111

www.theanimalorphanage.org

 

Send Mom some photos of the new kitty kin…

Email wtc@woodstocktradeco.com
or post them on our Facebook
Page

 

FOR A VERY
PERSONAL PUSSY STORY

VISIT
OUR GRATEFUL BLOG

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FEBRUARY DATES TO REMEMBER

February
2nd

 GROUNDHOG DAY

February
3rd

The
Day The Music Died… 
Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in
a plane crash in 1959.  

February
13th

 Peter Gabriel’s Birthday (1950)

February
14th 

 HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

February 25th

 George
Harrison’s Birthday

(1943)

February 29th

 LEAP DAY (*Sadie
Hawkins’ Day
)

MOM’S FEBRUARY
PICKS

February
4th

The
Jugband 
Bebe
Music & Backyard BBQ
; Mt. Holly – FAMILY FRIENDLY; $5 COVER;
BYOB 

February
11th

The
Machine: Pink Floyd @ Scottish
Rite
; Collingswood

February
11th

Bruce Horsnby @ The
Keswick Theater
; Glenside, PA          
           

March
2nd 

Patty Blee; Singer/Songwriter @ CoffeeWorks;
Voorhees, NJ

FEBRUARY THINGS TO REMEMBER

BIRTHSTONE:

Amethyst

FLOWER:

Violet
or Primrose

ASTROLOGICAL SIGNS:

  • Aquarius Jan
    21-Feb 20
  • Pisces Feb
    21-March 20

 

 

  

CHECK OUT OUR 2012 CALENDAR
OF EVENTS

Sir Beatle Sing-A-Long Coming Soon!

 

Body
Oils

 

 

Soaps

Personal Care Items

 

 

Sterling Silver Rings

IN STORE ONLY

Handmade Jewelry

IN STORE ONLY

             
    
Cant find
something you want, like or wish you could find?

 Call or Email MOM

856-424-6166

wtc@woodstocktradeco.com 

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seth incense picksDR.
SETH’S INCENSE PICK: Crystal Rose – a rich complex blend of musk and rose.

 

INCENSE CATEGORY | Burners & Ashtrays

 


 

 

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Hey Now… Happy New Year!

HEY NOW

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

 

  2011
has been a stellar year for good friends and good times here at
Woodstock

 

Woodstock will be closed
December 31st and January 1st for New Years.

 

Send Mom your
photos from WTC Lawn Concerts & Events

Email wtc@woodstocktradeco.com or post
them on our Facebook
Page

 

CHECK OUT OUR 2012 CALENDAR
OF EVENTS

Sir Beatle Sing-A-Long
Coming Soon!

 

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CHEERS TO NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS

Pint, Beer, Wine & Shot Glasses 

         

   

In-Store
Only               
        Available
Online  
           
        In-Store Only

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THANKS TO PATRON DONATIONS IN 2011

Woodstock Trading Company donated $400+ to Mom’s favorite
charity

 

THE ANIMAL ORPHANAGE

421 Cooper Road

Voorhees, NJ 08043

856-627-9111

www.theanimalorphanage.org

 

WTC will host its very own Kitty Kennel at the
Orphanage in 2012

Plaque & Dedication Coming Soon

 

The orphanage will also join us for future lawn events
at WTC

Adopt a Woodstock four-legged family member!

 

 

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Extend Your New Year Celebration

Save a Bottle – Add a Candle – Enjoy a Work of Art

 

Don’t have a bottle? Mom will provide one for you!

$2 donation to The Animal Orphanage in Voorhees per bottle

        

 

DRIP CANDLES AVAILABLE IN ASSORTED COLORS

IN STORE ONLY

JANUARY DATES TO REMEMBER

January 1st

 NEW YEAR’S DAY

January 9th

 Joan Baez’s Birthday (1941)

 

January 15th

 Ronnie VanZant’s Birthday (1948)

January 16th

 MARTIN
LUTHER KING JR DAY

January 19th

 Janis
Joplin’s Birthday (1943)

January 26th

 Eddie VanHalen (1955)

MOM’S JANUARY
PICKS

January
5th

Splintered
Sunlight
@ World Cafe Live  

January
21st

The
Jugband
@ The Taproom, Westmont

January
21st

Dave
Mason
of Traffic, Acoustic Eve
Collingswood                        

January
28th

Kris
Noyes Trio
@CoffeeWorks, Voorhees

JANUARY THINGS TO REMEMBER

BIRTHSTONE:

Garnet

FLOWER:

Carnation

ASTROLOGICAL SIGNS:

  • Capricorn Dec
    21-Jan 20
  • Aquarius Jan
    21-Feb 20

 

 

  

2012
CALENDARS

Get your new year started with your favorite band 

 

 

 

Cant find something you want, like or wish you could find?

 

Call or Email MOM

856-424-6166

wtc@woodstocktradeco.com 

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seth incense picksDR.
SETH’S INCENSE PICK

Nandi
Devine Flora
: …friendly cedar, citrus, spice…

INCENSE CATEGORY | Burners & Ashtrays

 


 

 

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Everyone Needs A Little Pussy to Be Happy!

And, here at Woodstock…we’ve got lots of pussy to go around!

Two years ago when our beloved cat, May, died on Mother’s Day, (she was going on 20), this couple came into the store carrying a teeny tiny orange bundle of joy. They put this bright little orange kitten on the floor. Woodstock Trading Company's Mugsy

Our Monstro touched noses with him, turned around and marched the kitten into the bathroom where he could find food and water. The two of them then promptly fell asleep in their beds next to one another. I turned around to thank the couple and they were gone. I have often thought of how happy I am to have had this little orange angel, Mugsy, come into our lives.

woodstock trading company's mugsy He is our little electrical engineer. He likes to make the fax machine beep and loves to watch the shredder work. He also enjoys a ride on the sliding copy machine. He is family!

Last Sunday, the door opened and this couple came into the store. They peered around the store and asked, “Do you still have an orange kitty?” I brought them into the office to showcase Mugsy. Of course, he was fast asleep on top of the high printer, like the king of hill. He responded to them, came down.They were delighted at how happy he is here and said, “We are the ones who brought Mugsy to you.” I was tingling all over with joy.

They told me how they had found him in the woods that day. He was covered in leaves and debris. They had taken him home, cleaned him up and contacted a friend, who mentioned our recent loss and suggested we might love a new kitten at the store, a new pal for Monstro.

Their recent visit was a particularly poignant moment, as Maverick and IO (EEE-OH), our beloved cats at our home for almost 20 years, both recently passed within a month of each other. Our home is a very different place without them.

Mugsy's Godparents
MUGSY'S "GODPARENTS"!

Hence, our love for Mugsy is even more appreciated and intensified these days.

DIANE AND JAY…THANK YOU, AGAIN!

It has been a wonderful journey having both monstro and mugsy to keep us company and greet all of you. Monstro will get his day in the sun here soon on the blog! His story will be told…

It is truly a wonderment to share your life with these little creatures. I cannot fully express to you the life-changing relationship you can develop with a cat.

I hope you realize the adoption of any animal is a long-term commitment that has its ups and downs, good and bad. But, in the end…it’s all good!

 SO…YOU WANNA BE HAPPY? GET A LITTLE “PUSSY” IN YOUR LIFE!

Visit the WTC ADOPTION KENNEL FOR CATS at the Voorhees Animal Orphanage!
421 Cooper Road Voorhees Township, NJ 08043
(856) 627-9111

www.theanimalorphanage.org

All cats adopted from our kennel will become automatic brothers and sisters to Monstro and Mugsy.

We would appreciate your stories and photos! Email them to me at wtc@woodstocktradeco.com or post on our Facebook Page!

 

All the best to you and your pussy!   – “Mom”

For The Love of Music, Let It Be Live!

The music scene can be difficult for local bands to get their start in the Philadelphia area, especially with the closing of two iconic venues, The Trocadero in Philadelphia and The Pennant, right here in Southern NJ. That is why, for decades now, I have offered my personal support and love featuring the talents of local bands on our lawn to give them a presence here. It is an opportunity to hone their craft, build confidence and spread the word. Woodstock Trading Company has helped to launch the careers of now well-known jam bands like Bohemian Sunrise, Splintered Sunlight, Leftover Salmon and The Disco Biscuits, who performed here on our lawn in the early 90s.

Solar Circus at Woodstock Trading Company
Solar Circus at WTC, circa early 90s

Solar Circus also boosted their career here with the launch of their LP (yes, we are dating ourselves) They have since grown to become The Juggling Suns. And, Mr. Charlie also comes to mind. This psychedelic band has become a staple in Philadelphia and Southern NJ with new sounds and songs on the horizon for them.

The Jugband performs at WTC 22nd Anniversary, 8/1/2010
The Jugband performs at WTC 22nd Anniversary, 8/1/2010

And, let’s not forget The Jugband! Fran is such a creative soul. He has recently gathered a new crop of talented musicians to reach well beyond the borders of the Dead, debuting this 7-piece electric reggae and rock cover band in bars throughout Southern NJ since launching their new sound at our May Pole Festival earlier this year. Their vocal harmonies and jugband twist on songs from Paul Simon, The Band, Allman Brothers and Marley will make you smile and shake your bones. Dana Smith, our esteemed pr guru here at Woodstock, joined the band as a vocalist after jumping up and singing a tune with them on a whim last summer right here on our lawn. Talk about getting your start at Woodstock Trading Company!

Merle Saunders plants a tree at WTC. Circa early 90s
Merle Saunders plants a tree at WTC. Circa early 90s

We’ve also had the pleasure of spotlighting such great talents as Vince Welnick, formerly of the Grateful Dead and Merle Saunders, the acoustic yin to Jerry Garcia’s yang. Merle was a gracious man, who helped us to plant our dogwood tree. We rededicated this tree years later in memory of Merle. We put a little angel in the tree to commemorate his spirit. As Lori Constantine, a talented keyboardist played that day, a little bird came down to sing along beside her. The dogwood has now grown to provide a shady respite for those who come out to enjoy live music here.

Society has changed so much since we opened our doors over two decades ago. With the advent of technology, people don’t interact as much. Live music is a binding force of nature. It touches the heart in a way that a recording cannot. It brings us together.

I encourage local bands to make their mark upon the community. Call me at 856-424-6166 or email me your information at wtc@woodstocktradeco.com. Let me know when and where you are playing, so I can encourage others to seek you out to enjoy your creative talents. We are already planning for our spring lawn concerts next year, so send me some demos and let’s get you out there where you belong…bringing joy and happiness to others through live music.

And, I encourage all of you, the music lovers, to come on out and share in these momentus moments of newfound talent, so you can look back someday and say, “Hey, I know that band. Wow, look at them now!”

Love…Mom

Blessed are the Beadmakers!

Seth at his AGI workstation
Seth at his AGI workstation
Mom's AGI Beads 2011
Mom's AGI Bead Creations

 

Seth and I had the pleasure of recently attending The 11th annual Art Glass Invitational (AGI). It is an annual week-long event held in western Pennsylvania to promote education and camaraderie within the glassblowing community.
We have to pack up and bring our studio workshop with us in a van… torches, glass, tools of the trade and chairs to set up a makeshift workstation for the week. There are demonstrations and lectures from some of the world’s best blowers… about sculpture, chemistry, safety…everything! It was our 10th consecutive year and we will no doubt be there next year too.

Seth and I have been glassblowing… and making glass beads for nearly 2 decades. I was previously a welder creating and sculpting metal art since the mid 1960s. I fell in love with an exotic car and gave up my garage space for it, so I had to find a new interest to love with less space. Salem county college offered glassblowing courses, so Seth and I took classes there and met so many wonderful mentors including Paul Stankard and Emilio Santini. What inspirations! We built a free-standing studio behind our home where we try to make time to work at our craft when we are not attending to our friends and family at WTC daily.

Beads are in their own right a visual and tactile experience. To take a rod of colored glass, get in on a mandrel, add other colors, mix other elements and ultimately create designs as it transforms from solid to molten to a unified work of art…it is amazing. It’s just delicious!

Beads are a fascination to mankind, it’s one of the oldest crafts and industries in the world. Beads are a primitive adornment depicting status in the community, even when clothing was scarce. We adorn our bodies. We adorn our houses. Beads are a very integral part of humanity. They are spiritual in nature, really. What defined the 60s? Hair, sex, rock n roll and beads! The strands of love beads defined the hippie look along with tiedyes and flowing skirts. Beads are a part of Rock-n-Roll history. And that’s what we’re about here at Woodstock Trading Company.

People are attracted to certain colors or patterns. It’s an experience to choose your palet and intention when creating jewelry or adornment. Some are one-of-a-kind, others are manufactured, but they are all beautiful. It’s an art…anything that you can put a hole in it or wrap a wire around it and tie a string. That’s the art of beading.

We have a wide bead selection that we sell exclusively through the store. So many are original works of art, so to post it on the website to sell would be a painstaking effort to keep up with inventory as each individual one sold out. Perhaps someday we will do it.

In the meantime, come on by! We can Bitch ‘n Bead together!

Much love…”Mom”

MAY POLE CELEBRATION

People have asked me…why a May Pole celebration?

In 1958, I was the beloved queen of The Estrella Triangle Daughters of the Eastern Star (a female branch of Masons)..I had regalia..I even wore a gown one year. I have always been the queen! When I was in kindergarten, we had a spring celebration and I was supposed to be queen of the May…the maypole. But, I got the chicken pox and couldn’t go! So now I get to be queen of the May each and every year.

May Day was initially a pagan right of fertility and spring…now, it’s just
a fun thing. There’s music and laughter and joy. Most people have never seen
a maypole, but it used to be done all the time when I was young.

When we decided to host the first May Day Celebration on the lawn here at
Woodstock Trading Company many years ago, we had to put things together
to create a maypole. We went to the hardware store and bought some PVC,
later we used a galvanized pole realizing this would become a permanent
annual event. We needed an additional couple of feet to make it
proper…tall enough for length of ribbon, that we screw on to the top to
attach the ribbons to it.

Everyone gets a ribbon…we dance to music and you interweave with one
another to form designs on the pole with the ribbons. It is particularly fun
for the kids …and it’s free. Just come on out and enjoy spring…period!
No worries that it takes me 2 weeks to untangle all the ribbons when you’re
gone. LOL!

Come on out and celebrate spring!

SUNDAY MAY 1ST FROM 12-4PM. LIVE MUSIC: THE JUGBAND www.thejugband.com

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