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Monday, April 2, 2012


We are happy to let you know that we are again in the business of printing secondline hankies for our customers. The new equipment has been installed and we are up and running. We will be posting a few samples of what we can do for you over the next few weeks and are happy to add this to our line of wedding and party and convention items that we offer our customers.
Just to let you know-we do not sub out our printing we do it ourselves just like we do the secondline umbrellas and favors right here. Our new equipment has given us the chance to offer our wedding customers a more complete package for their wedding and reception planning. So, no matter if you want elegant, beautiful, or fun- loving hankies we can do them for you. Even if you want your picture on them or want them customized for your wedding or convention group we can easily design that special hankie, shirt, hat etc.

Back at ya soon with some pictures to give you an idea of just the kind of designs we will be offering.

Mary Lou

Monday, November 14, 2011

Secondline Umbrellas

Here is just one of our designs at Old Town. Just a note to remind you that we make these to order and if you want one for a December wedding you really need to get the order in quickly. We make these to order and December is a month that finds us extremely busy with holiday candy orders. Also, we want to pass along some great news about secondline hankies. We have ordered some new equipment and should be up and running again in January. We are so happy to be back doing these for our brides. So, keep it in mind. More about this great news later.

Thanks to all of you that purchased our wedding umbrdellas this year.

Mary Lou

Monday, March 14, 2011

Jockamo Knows Gumbo

The've done it again. Another great children's book by Joanne Mehrtens and Pat Roig. And, what a book!
When Ralph and Roxanne learn that their friends Jackamo and his Maw Maw Laroux have the flu they step in to help. They set about making soup for them but quickly learn that the only cure for their flu is Maw Maw's gumbo. They find her recipe and the fun begins. Ralph and Roxanne set out for the French Market, New Iberia, Lake Ponchartrain, Avery Island, and the Island of Delacroix. Here they find all the ingredients they need to make this delicious dish. The preparation of the gumbo will teach children not only how to cook gumbo but also where all the spices , rice and seafood come from. It is an adventure that teaches not only how to cook but also how good it is to help a friend. It also lets children in to the culture of our great state. By the way, you can do more than just read this book . You can actually cook the gumbo and bring the recipe to life for them. And then you can sit down with them to have a great dinner and pass a good time together. Enjoy!!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010


Did you know that we make our pralines in two sizes. We make them small and we make them large. No matter which size you want for yourself or as a gift -they are made fresh and shipped out the day they are made for you. We especially like the traditional praline. They contain no dairy or gluton yet they are smooth and delicious. We've been making them this way since 1935!

We'll box them up and dress up the box for you- we'll even add a personalized card with you personal message on it. We feel so strongly that you will enjoy our pralines that we will refund your purchase price if you really do not like them. They make the perfect holiday gift.

Here are some tips about pralines that you may not know.

Our pralines freeze very well. Simply put them in the freezer , box, bag and all. The sealed bag will collect a little moisture over time but that is no problem.. Remove them from the bag and let them come to room temperature and their great.

If a praline breaks, just put it over ice cream. They make a wonderful topping.

You can break our pralines up and put them in your sweet potatoes. While the potatoes are baking they will absorb that grand sweet and nutty flavor.

Now here's a tip for those of you who are making your own pralines for the holiday- if it's damp just cook them to a degree or two higher. If you don't they may never get hard for you!

And, don't forget our chocolates. We make a really great rocky road . Our chocolate is smooth and delicious. You will not ever be dissapointed in this candy or any of the other chocolates we make. We have named our version of heavenly hash and rocky raod Lou-se-Anna Marshmellow after the marshlands of our state. It's made with Chocolate, Marshmellews and pecans for your enjoyment. We hope you will try some.
Some of the other chocolates we make are City Park Turtles, Street Cars, (chocolate, caramel and pecans), Pecan clusters etc. Some are milk chocolate and some are dark chocolate. Just let us know your preference.
Have a sweet day!,
Mary Lou

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Holiday Shopping

Holiday shopping is as easy as 123 on our website. The earlier you shop the better. Please remember that we have had to turn some of your orders down for pralines the past view years.
The reason for this is that we do not cook our candies in advance. They are made fresh everyday. We are a small company who does produce a large amount of candy-pralines and chocolates-at this time of the year particularly! We hate to disappoint anyone so please get your orders in as soon as you can. REMEMBER- YOU CAN ORDER NOW AND HAVE IT SHIPPED CLOSER TO THE HOLIDAY. SIMPLY TELL US IN THE COMMENT SECTION OF THE ORDER FORM THAT IT IS A HOLIDAY ORDER AND YOU WANT IT SHIPPED CLOSER TO THE HOLIDAY.

We have stocked a good number or childrens books that we believe would make wonderful gifts. If there is a particular book you want and do not see it on our site just e mail us or call and we will try to get it to you.

Also, this year we have not listed all of our larger baskets but if you tell us in an e mail what you want to spend we will gladly put one together for you.

If you wish to purchase a large quantity of boxed candy or gift baskets just give us a shout out and we will be happy to get them shipped out for you.

Please remember to let us know in the comment section of the order form just what you would like us to put on the gift card to those you have chosen to ship to through Old Town.

Wedding umbrellas in December will require at least a 7 workday notice.

Many thanks to all of you that shop with all year long. We always appreciate your business!

Large multiple orders can be discounted. So give us a call.

From all of us down here at Old Town we wish you and yours a safe and happy Holiday Season!!

Mary Lou

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday Sale

Here's a Black Friday deal for you from all of us at Old Town. Come by our store between 10 A.M. and 5 P. M. on Friday the 26th of November and make a purchase and we will give yu a 10% discount on your entire purchase! The only exclusion on the discount is on any postage fees on items you may purchase for us to ship out for you. If you are ordering online simply mention this blog and we will mail you a check for the 10% discount amount along with the item you buy. If you are mailing the item you purchase as a holiday gift just tell us in the comment section of the order and we will mail it out later as a holiday order. Have fun shopping

Mary Lou

Saturday, February 27, 2010

"MeeMaw Swallows Mardi Gras" is the latest book creation by Joanne Mehrtens and Pat Roig.
Their new book has our two favorite New Orelans roaches, Ralph and Roxanne, trying to get their MeeMaw to understand just what Mardi Gras is all about. As the Reroach Brass Band plays their way through the parade season Mee Maw eats her way through it. It seems that no matter what Ralph or Roxanne bring her she just swallows it and still doesn't know what the celebration is all about. She finally get it when they bring her a ---no, I'm not going to say it. You will have to read the book to know what she swallowed that really told her what Mardi Gras.
The illustrations are great and will give kids from everywhere the chance to see Mardi Gras delightfully portrayed through their crayola drawings. The story is written in such a way that ,once again, children everywhere will know easily about all the things that make our Mardi Gras so much fun.
If you buy this book it will be just as delightful if you read this book to your mee maw or if she reads it to you !