By Betsy Brown, co-owner of Cloverdale and North Greensboro Ace Hardware stores

It’s that time of year again to run a story on our favorite local family owned hardware – Cloverdale Ace Hardware in Winston-Salem, and North Greensboro Ace Hardware located in the Village at North Elm in Greensboro! Now that Halloween has passed, it is time to look forward to the holiday shopping season! The Christmas showrooms are set-up in both stores and ready for you to come shop!

We have several items on sale that will get your shopping “To Do List” into a “Done List”!

November Red Hot Buys:
~ Dewalt 18Volt Cordless Impact Driver = $99.99 – A savings of over $50!
~ Queen Air Bed = $34.99 – great for all those extra guests staying for the holidays!
~ Amaryllis Bulb Kits = $4.99 – Available in three colors and comes in its own pot!
*Good the entire month through Nov 30t

Black Friday Deals
~ Friday Only = 20% Off All regular priced items until 10am.
~ Saturday Only = 50% Off one regular priced item under $30
~ Sunday Only = $10 Off your $50 purchase or more

At Ace, you can find all your favorite hardware brands and supplies like Weber grills, Husqvarna, Craftsman, Black and Decker tools and Ben Moore paint.But, you can also find an amazing unique gift boutique The Bee’s Nest just inside each Ace store! There are traditional trees and funky pink, purple and blue trees adorned with unique ornaments to inspire your holiday décor. They have a Candyland pink tree covered with lollipop sticks, cupcake glitter ornaments and pastel colored gingerbread houses. Another fun choice is the bright green Dr. Seuss tree with whimsical ornaments,mini martini glasses and high heeled shoes. You have to check out the hostess gifts which include adorable wine bottle holders, wine stoppers and hors d’oeuvres dishware. Christmas dishes with stockings, mittens, gingerbread men, and snowmen are just a few of your choices.
Back by popular demand are the bestselling line of t-shirts and long sleeve shirts – Sweet Tea. Talk about a sense of humor – stop and read some of those t-shirts and you are sure to find one for a family member or friend.

Another huge hit for the Bee’s Nest are the Root tapered candles and our whimsical Wild Hare dishtowels and aprons. As you get ready for your entertaining season, stock up on houseware items as well. Cloverdale Ace and North Greensboro Ace both carry a full line of houseware products including Krupps and Keurig coffee makers, Cuisinart food processors, bamboo salad bowls and cutting boards, china tea pots and brie bakers.

Let’s not forget the kids…..come see the old fashioned toys like Radio Flyer trikes, wagons and toy cars as well as wood airplanes, marbles and other old fashioned toys. Lots of great stocking stuffer ideas for all ages! Don’t forget your teacher and hostess gifts as well!

Make sure to check out all these great gift ideas while you stock up on your hardware needs at one of Betsy and Doug’s two stores – Cloverdale Ace Hardware in Winston or North Greensboro Ace Hardware located in Greensboro at the Village at NorthElm (Pisgah Church Road and Elm Street)

A friendly, pleasant shopping experience to cover a variety of your shopping needs ….. what else can you ask for? Remember, this is not your “Grandfather’s hardware store”….it’s more than your stereotypical hardware shop! It’s a must-stop shopping experience in the Triad!

Sponsored by Cloverdale and North Greensboro Ace Hardware