Long before the days of social media, XBOX, the internet or even Tickle Me Elmo we celebrated the magical time of Christmas. Christmas has long been a tradition for homes across the world. The excitement of walking down the streets or in the malls adoring the outfit that the mannequin so perfectly wore, that shiny necklace you could dream of be placed around your neck on Christmas morning, or even that train set you could watch for hours circling around the Christmas Tree. If you talk to someone born before the 80's you are likely to hear more stories of.. we didn't have much, but we had each other.
Simpler Christmas times may have been just receiving a pair of hand knitted socks from your mother, a baseball or glove that your father looked forward
to playing catch with you in the Spring, a brooch that was once your grandmothers who your mother felt you were finally responsible enough
to wear and cherish, it could have been just a special piece of fruit that your parents spent a few extra pennies on that year, Christmas
was once a time where gift giving could simply be a fruitcake your neighbor made especially for you, ornaments you made yourself to place on a Christmas
Tree that your Dad and big brother cut out in the woods themselves and walked back home. You probably have memories of singing Christmas Carols while
putting an extra piece of wood in the stove just for that special Christmas night.
When we discussed decorating our very First Christmas on Main Street, we of course went searching on Pinterest and Google, trying to search
for something that represented "US". Sure, there were all kinds of fancy themes, magazine worthy designs but then we thought... why not
"traditional". When most people think of Christmas they think of color... red & green, Christmas lights, gift boxes, riding down that long hill
in a sleigh on a cold snowy day, a fun little choo choo train with Santa in back that circles around the tree, you think of presents and candy canes, but for us we also think of the most important "thing". For us Christmas is so much more than the fancy decorations, Christmas is Christ. We were sure to add a nativity scene, small and simple like you would find on a mantle or side table in any home.
We can often go overboard with Christmas these days, we over spend, over decorate, over stress. When in reality if we just sat back and recognized that Christmas means so much more then all those things, we may think twice about the over doing. At Christmas time and all year long our words should be kinder, our hearts should be warmer, and our families and loved ones remembered. When we think of Christmas, we think of "Christ is born", he was born to shine his light and love upon us, so that one day we can live in eternity with him. Just read the words of this beautiful Christmas Hymn written in 1847 and
is just as powerful today:
"O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of our dear Savior's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appear'd and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother;
And in His name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name."
This is just a window decorated for Christmas to most people walking or driving by. But, to us this is a window of hope. God has brought our dreams farther then we ever imagined he would. We couldn't do it without his promises and without our fans. We wish you all a beautiful and very Merry Christmas! Thank you for
an amazing year and please remember to shop small this year, you literally help make our dreams come true by continuing to pray for us, support us, share our posts, hand out our business cards or simply post a photo of yourself wearing something you got from us!
- Glitz N Glam is family and family is tradition.
Well... Fall has arrived! The days are getting colder and the leggings are getting warmer! The past few months have been a whirlwind! Thank you to everyone who attended and sponsored our last Ladies Night! It was a blast! We love meeting our fans and making new ones! Since Ladies Night we have been revitalizing our website and fashions and have incorporated models. Models from little girls to Women. Women from extra small to a curvy 3X. We love showing real women who may be short, tall, thin, curvy or somewhere in between in our clothing. We are a real boutique with a team of ladies of all sizes. It is our passion to create a place that every woman can walk into and find something that she adores and looks amazing in! If you haven't visited us, please be sure to! We would love to meet you!
As fall continues and we get into our holiday season we will be changing our hours to accommodate our customers and team members.
Be sure to visit us for Black Friday from 8:00 am-noon! It will be full of amazing deals and surprises! You will not want to miss it!!!
Thank you to all our models who work with us and we look forward to working with many more of our fans in the future!
Hey y'all! Well another month is behind us and summer is official this Friday! Yay!
In the past month we have been SUPER BUSY!
We have upgraded and redecorated the boutique to bring in more stuff, plus give it more of an open flow. We also added a Barn Wood Jewelry Wall and Backdrop behind our counter! We love the Rustic look!
If you haven't been there recently, please stop by!
We LOVE it!
We were told we would be moving stuff around all the time, believe me we do!
Especially Mannequins and Wall Mount Displays!
We had our first LIVE SALE, it was an amazing time and huge success.
Thank you to everyone who tuned in!
Special thanks to our friend Kelsey, from
Wytheville About Face
She helped to show us the ropes and how to be organized! We had so much fun!
We recently attended our very first Trade Show. Tina, Kathy & Heather spent the weekend in the fabulous Gatlinburg, Tennessee and had a blast, while Sandy ran the Boutique and was styling so many fabulous ladies!
We loved getting to feel the fabrics and network with companies that fit our customers preferences! It was so much fun! We filled the store with tons of new merchandise and it has quickly disappeared! YAY! We love being able to bring unique and stylish items for all of our fans to fall in love with!
This month, we also became official members of the
Wythe-Bland Chamber of Commerce! YAY!
Be sure to LIKE our PAGE on FACEBOOK,
we are a few fans shy of 3,200,
so help us get the word out!
This week in Wytheville, we celebrate Chautauqua, if you are not from the area you may pronounce it Chitago or some other funny word. But it is great! Balloon Festival, Parade, Music, Food Vendors, Arts, Crafts, Vendor Sales, Bouncy Houses, it is like an entire week of FUN!!!
Learn more at: www.wythe-arts.org/
We have embraced all the Summer LOVE has to bring in our sweet town and are truly proud to say we live in this great community. There is always events going on and something to do.
If you have never visited Wytheville or will be coming to visit again, we highly recommend staying at The Bolling Wilson Hotel
grabbing lunch or dinner from the rooftop or restaurant inside named
Graze On Main
Our favorite dinner places to dine are Graze On Main & The Log House!
Our favorite lunch and snack place is our neighbors who will be opening soon, www.skeetershotdogs.com/!
While you are visiting Wytheville be sure to visit our neighbors at www.edithbollingwilson.org/
The Edith Bolling Wilson Museum and go on a tour!
There are so many amazing museums and shops to visit while you are in the area!
Not to mention all of our bike and walking trails!
Stop by the Boutique to grab your Visitor's Guide for Wytheville and tell us hi!
Thank you to everyone in our community and our fans who order from afar!
With you guys and God's Promises we are growing our fan base at rapid speeds!
We appreciate all the love you guys send our way.
It is our goal to bring the Wytheville area and our online shoppers great fashion for women and children that is comfortable, classy and affordable!
Remember, "With God All Things Are Possible"!
Have a Blessed Day! Stop by and see us soon!
Wow! We have had an amazing couple of months since opening at our new location! One of the new luxuries of having a bigger space is being able to host more events!
Our first big event at the boutique was a very fun and successful "Ladies Night"!
We were honored to have two amazing ladies come join us and promote their small business. Melissa Aker with Body Creations made us feel high and lifted up! Melissa does free Bra Fittings and makes you feel so comfortable! She educates women on healthy bra lifestyles and has been a blessing to our business. Schedule an appointment with her and get your new healthy bra. Heathur who helps out at the boutique is a proud owner of one of these bras, not only has it helped with her appearance, it has also helped with her posture!
We also had our friend Tiffany Cross from Bluefield join us! She is an amazing makeup artist who features products by Younique! She helped show us what spoons were really made for and how amazing their mascara is!!! Thank you ladies for joining us!
Check out their links below:
Body Creations with Melissa
Tiffany Cross Makeup
So much fun!!! Since then we have had our Mother's Day Raffle Basket! It was HUGE and FILLED with about $400.00 in merchandise! Congratulations Amy for winning, she deserves it! The basket was about as big as her!!! :)
We look forward to future events at Glitz N Glam! Keep sharing and visiting us, we love our fans!!! Happy Mother's Day!!!
Did you see us on Facebook and Instagram this week? That is right, we were featured in the Downtown Wytheville's Shop Local Campaign! If you have not liked their Facebook page just go to: www.facebook.com/downtownwytheville/ and be sure to follow them on Instagram as well!
Just want to give a huge shout out to them and say thanks for choosing us this week! Wytheville has embraced us so warmly at our new location and we are so proud of what we have accomplished and look forward to meeting new fans everyday!
Here is the write up from Downtown Wytheville's post:
Today’s #WythevilleWednesdays featured business is Glitz N Glam! This boutique clothing and accessory shop also showcases some antiques—all the furniture in the store is for sale!
They offer buttery-soft leggings in a kaleidoscopic array of prints and colors. You’ll also find dresses, tunics, and shirts for women and girls in a wide array of sizes. There’s a wide range of jewelry, shoes, and handbags to choose from as well. They even carry bath and body products!
Stop on by and meet the team: Tina, Kathy, Sandi, Heather Lynn, and Heathur Marie are happy to help you find exactly what you’re looking for!
We LOVE to #shopsmall & support LOCAL business! Just think how one purchase at a local store can make a difference in the peoples lives in your town! When we can we try to always shop local and enjoy donating to local events and charities. We would not be able to do what we do without an almighty God, amazing team, ambition and a dream!
Thank you for shopping local with us!
Today was a very busy and successful day!
At noon today with the direction of the Wythe Bland Chamber of Commerce we celebrated with a ribbon cutting. We had snacks, laughed and enjoyed one another's company! At the end of a very busy day we did a lot of awesome give a ways! Thank you to everyone who participated!
We enjoyed getting to visit with everyone and have felt nothing but welcome at our new location.
It is amazing how much God has truly blessed us and continues to show favor on this business!
We love what we do and we hope it shows! We would not be where we are without the wonderful customers and fans that we have throughout the world. Yes, people probably roll their eyes thinking "the world" but we really do, lol. We have shipped to all kinds of places and it is always an honor when people we have never met or do not get to see often trust us with the products we sell to send them!
We hope everyone who played a part in today knows we are very appreciative and love being able to offer amazing and affordable items for the great town of Wytheville! After all, there is only ONE! We love our community and thank you for your warm welcome to the new boutique location!
We look forward to getting to meet new faces and spending time with the ones we see often. We love and thank you all for your support! Please continue to shop small and local, you truly make a persons day every time you do!
We also had the privledge of having The First Lady of Wytheville Mrs.Ely with us today in full role mode of First Lady Edith Bolling Wilson! To learn more about The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace museum check out: https://www.edithbollingwilson.org/
Glitz 'N Glam has been serving Southwest Virginia with its southern charm and bling since 2013. The business began as a hobby creating beautiful jewelry pieces to now a successful local business at 155 East Main Street in the beautiful historic town of Wytheville, Virginia.
The "First Lady" name is in remembrance of Wytheville Native and First Lady, Edith Bolling Wilson wife of President Woodrow Wilson. Located beside the boutique is The Edith Bolling Wilson Museum, learn more at: www.edithbollingwilson.org/
Glitz 'N Glam owner is local Wytheville Resident Tina Williams. Tina hand crafts and designs beautiful Swarovski Jewelry and is an amazing stylist for women of all sizes! "If it were not for God and his blessings, my amazing family and faith to trust in him with my dreams this boutique would not be. I owe so many thanks to my amazing family for working with our moves, to all our fans and loyal customers I cannot thank you enough."
She is partnered with Kathy Williams, Antique Dealer from Bluefield, West Virginia and women's stylist. Kathy is dedicated to not only adding beautiful antique furniture and collectibles to the boutique, but she also has a love to style clothing for everyday women and mothers.
Both women are excited to collaborate their style and love for clothing and antiques at the boutique.
Glitz 'N Glam specializes in handmade beaded and swarovski jewelry, children and womens clothing, antiques, purses, bags, shoes, essential oil handmade items and accessories.
Glitz 'N Glam is truly a family business!
Tina's daughter Heather is her social media, website designer and assists with the childrens line.
Her sister Brenda is a talented artisan of beaded jewelry with items in the boutique from The Brenda Lee Collection.
Her sister in law Heather and daughter Dakota have created an amazing brand named "Sparklynns" that offers bath bombs, sugar scrubs, bath salts, candles, soaps and balms made with essential oils.
Her sister Sandi is a local Praise & Worship Leader, Singer and Songwriter and her CDs are sold in the boutique that help support her ministry: "Orphaned and abandoned children hold a special place in my heart. That’s why I’ve partnered with FCOP International to help provide a safe and loving home for orphans and at risk children to live and grow-up. Proceeds from the sale of my music go to support the work of this ministry."
Learn more at www.sandiolbrich.com
She also helps with designing the boutique and is an amazing stylist for the modern woman.
We strive to bring clothing and items to the Wytheville area for all body types and style. Please stop by and say hello! We look forward to your visit!
Founder & CEO
Jewelry Design & Stylist
Antique Dealer & Stylist
Marketing & Children's Dept.
"Sparklynns" Essentials Oils Product Owner
Design Associate & Stylist