Thursday, October 23, 2014

Olde English Witch Balls

Legend has it; Witch Balls were hung in the windows of English homes during the 18th century. They were uses to ward off evil spirits and cleanse the area of bad fortune. The usage remains the same in present day life. 

Traditionally when a new glass studio is assembled, the first object that is made is a witch ball. They are usually created in a hot shop (Furnace Work). The spokes inside the glass orb are the home the witch. Once the bad spirits filter through the glass they will get snagged on the spokes and the witch ball, and the witch will zap all the negative spirits away.

Seth and I have been blowing glass and love to share some of the history and lore of the craftsman who make wonderful handmade items. We have introduced these items into our store and have them in three sizes 2 inch, 6 inch and small personal pendant size. They are handmade items and we have a select number of them in the One Of A Kind section of our website.

Since we have had these witch balls in Woodstock Trading Company’s store, there seems to be only positive vibrations at all times in our environment at all times...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October Happenings At Woodstock

September 27th 2014 was just a wonderful day for me.  Not only was it may birthday bash it was also our annual garlic festival.  Thank you Kris Noyes Trio for all the wonderful music and setting the mood for our next garlic crop.  I would also like to thank our buddy, Andre Gardner, and the 102.9 WMGK team for coming out to celebrate with us as well. 

We will be planting our next crop in about two weeks and I hope to get photos from all of you who have our garlic bulbs as to when you see some growth.  It still gets me so excited when I see the garlic growing in the winter.

We have so much going on this week.  Hope you can join in person for our incense lecture, and if not, you can go to YouTube and Google Hangouts for either the live stream or for the video portion of Dr. Seth’s talk.  Friday, our wire wrap teacher is in from 4:30-6:30 followed by our drum circle.  We like to energize crystals in the full moon and we have put our water out to be in the full moon in time for the drum circle.  This is a very special moon since it is the harvest or blood moon and there will be an eclipse at the time of the full moon. What make this eclipse and full moon unique is the fact that you will be able to see the sun rise and moon at the same time.  Hopefully you can join us.

As if that is not enough, on Saturday, Jugband perform at our Mad Hatter’s Lawn Concert.  This concert is in honor of Monstro.  He resembles the Cheshire cat with his large round eyes and abundant body type.  We recommend adorning oneself with an appropriate hat for this party. 
On October 25th we will have a Halloween Concert featuring Suburban Sensi and we recommend costumes for this special event, however, dressing as a hippie does not qualify as a costume.

Without you, there are no parties…please join us…MOM

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Mom's 4th of July Thoughts

Looking forward to the 4th of July.  It is another holiday where you do not have to be stressed about purchasing gifts or any obligations.  I love working on these holidays!!  Woodstock has been opened for 26 years and is family friendly in many ways.  Kids who were in our store when it opened are now parents and also grandparents.  We have had the pleasure of seeing these generations in our store over the years.  However, many of you have moved away and it is during the holidays that people return to see family members who still live in the Delaware valley.  Seth has been announcing HAPPY HOURS on different days and he says we will do a HAPPY DAY for the 4th by giving a 10% discount on any purchases for this day….  I will be in the store on the 4th from 11-3pm…please if you are in the area come in and say HI MOM!!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Finding The Right Gift

June is a time of celebration for many. It is a month of graduations for students, and Father’s Day for the dads, grandfathers, and guardians of the world. The one thing that pops up after the graduation parties and Father’s Day dinners have been planned, it is time to think about the gift. Some individuals truly don’t want any gift. Some do. Many like to give gifts as a form of affection and congratulations. But sometimes it can be difficult to find that right gift.

Anytime there is gift giving involved, we at Woodstock want to help you. If your “grad” or dad is a Classic Rock fan, beader, or incense lover, there is something at Woodstock for them. If you have an incense fan, we have an amazing collection of incense from all around the world. We also have wonderfully crafted incense burner bowls, as well as cool boat and coffin burners. If incense isn’t their thing, there is a huge selection of rock band t-shirts, tie dye shirts, dresses, skirts, bags, posters, tapestries, and blankets. We know dresses and skirts don’t really work for dads. Something that does work for grads and dads alike is mugs, pint glasses, shot glasses, and sets of each.

Two things that we carry are just for dads. Unless dad is a grad too. The Grateful Dead “Grateful Dad” shirt is classic. A design that has been around for years, it is a Father’s Day must for so many.

Grateful Dead "Grateful Dad" Shirt
We are happy to announce that there is an item from the “Grateful Dad Collection” that has returned to our shelves. A  few years ago, the “Grateful Dad” items went out of production. The t-shirt went back into production quickly. Unfortunately, the hat did not get the same treatment. Until now. We now have “Grateful Dad” hats in stock. Both items are a simple design. We think that even non-DeadHeads will appreciate it.
Grateful Dead "Grateful Dad" Hat
If you are in the area, come on in. “Mom” and the Woodstock gang will work with you, digging deep down into the depths of the store to find what you are looking for. We swear that the store is bigger than it looks. If you aren’t in the area, give us a call at (856) 424-6166 and we will work with you on the phone.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014




It seems that is much harder to but that special something for a Guy than a Gal. 

We have put together a "Man's Cave" of Rock & Roll merchandise to help for this special day for him in the store. Just a few suggestions from our website. Order online or come in to our hippie store. You can call, speak to MOM or the gang at 856 424 6166. Remember do not wait too long since many items have limited supplies. 

Gifts for him always contain classic rock t-shirts, hats, mugs, posters and incense. In addition there are can coolers from bands like the Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, The Beatles and Lynyrd Skynyrd. For his jogging and festivals water bottles with the Back Catalog from Pink Floyd.

Harder to find items include sets of collectable pint glasses and steins to mention a few AC/DC, Bob Marley as well as shot glasses.

Happy to announce that GRATEFUL DAD TEE SHIRTS  are back in stock and within the next few weeks (hopefully before Father's Day) a Grateful Dad Hat will be available.

Keep in touch....fondly MOM

Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Birthday Stevie... From Dr. Seth

Hello, Seth here...May 26th is a bit of an event for myself and even for some of us here at the shop. It is the date on which Our Lady, Stevie Nicks was brought into the world. Her following is more than just a fan base. It is a highly devoted, or as we say "hopelessly enchanted" bunch of "poets, legends, and priests of nothing". Her tribe has a well developed and thought out language, aesthetic, iconography, and culture. We see things through our filters. A scarf on a lamp or a hanky hemline skirt in any setting is instantly noticed. This brings up the point that nobody else can take simple fabric and turn it into a living impressionist painting. The closest thing I can compare it to is the following of the Grateful Dead, but this is on a much more emotional level. Much like The Dead's following, if it has to be explained, you won't understand. A simple twirl or gesture will stop our breath; anyone else will roll their eyes and wonder what just happened.