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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Whoa. I blogged two entire times in 2015. That is two more times than I blogged in 2014, so I’m not going to beat myself up about it.Here at the shop things are rolling along as we enter our 38th year of business here in the US of A. My little toddler (a/k/a the 6th...

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Yummy Persian Restaurants

Yummy Persian Restaurants

Aside from your standard Persian rug questions, it is very often that we get Persian food questions. Persian food is as yummy as Persian rugs are pretty…and…almost as complicated to make. So, I get a lot of take-out Persian food. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite...

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If you’re reading this…

If you’re reading this…

It has been a little over ten years since I started working here at the shop, and a lot has happened. We moved, our family grew, our inventory grew, and we got dragged into the 21st-century kicking and screaming.

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Mama the Intern

Mama the Intern

We have a new intern over here at the shop: Mom.  She is somewhat teachable and works for cheap, so this arrangement has been a perfect solution to get a little help while my dad is away on business/fun/etc.  Yes, you read that right, my father is out of town.  Buy a...

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Watch out for Washington Gas Scam

Watch out for Washington Gas Scam

The weirdest thing is happening.  Our old store phone number, 301-962-8181, which is no longer in service and is not a working number, is somehow being used in a scam.  Over the last week, I’ve gotten a few calls asking about my old phone number.  People are getting...

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

We moved approximately 4 years ago from a small shop just a half-mile north of here to our bigger shop here on Howard Avenue.  While we knew it would cause a shake-up for some of our customers, we had no idea that it would exasperate some to no end.  Why?  Because...

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Feta Cheese Commercial Captures Culture Perfectly!

Feta Cheese Commercial Captures Culture Perfectly!

I’m not Greek and cannot be certain of all things Greek, but I can completely relate and understand and laugh out loud at Athenos Feta’s latest ad campaign.  Women in swimsuits are accused of being in pornos and a woman in a red dress is told that she dresses like a...

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Shahs of Sunset – I Can’t Look Away

Shahs of Sunset – I Can’t Look Away

This weekend while Bravo played reruns of the new show, Shahs of Sunset, I tuned in just to check it out and instantly got sucked in by the glitz, glamour, and vitrol.  It is such a horrifying trainwreck that you can’t look away. Equally horrifying to the drama in...

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