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Spring 2022 Update: Busy, busy busy!

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Spring 2022 Update: Busy, busy busy!

Hello dear visitors! It has been such a whirlwind year--hard to believe it's a few months since I've checked in with you. But I know where my priorities are: First, shipping out awesome magickal stuff to our customers. Second, listing new magickal stuff for our customers. Social media? Way, way, down the list right now. Supply chain issues have led to a real shake-up of our catalog. Lots of things are indefinitely delayed or no long available, so it's out with the old, in with the new. I've vowed to replace every discontinued product with something equally exciting, and I...

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Grove and Grotto Spring 2021 Update

Posted by Michelle Gruben on

Grove and Grotto Spring 2021 Update

Greetings, beloved Witches! Whew! This past year has been a whirlwind—certainly our busiest to date. While we missed vending at events during the pandemic, we've been hard at work, fine-tuning our online shop to try and give you the best witchy shopping experience on the web. Let's begin with some new and notable items, shall we? We're absolutely loving this Cernunnos statue—certainly he's been the star of our Beltane season! Would you look at those antlers? We recently added some new HEM incense fragrances (the big, 20-stick packs) to our inventory. There's also dozens of different 8-stick packs available, all priced...

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Grove and Grotto Fall 2020 update

Posted by Michelle Gruben on

Grove and Grotto Fall 2020 update

Autumnal greetings from the Grove! It's your friendly shop fairy Michelle, working in place for now at our Dallas HQ. As you may know, I post a semi-annual update to share shop news with our circle of friends, customers, and supporters (and maybe a handful of secret haters, who knows). Our year, like just about every other business owner's, has been defined by the 2020 global pandemic. We've stumbled and stressed, angst-ed and adapted, but are coming out stronger thus far. This picture shows me after pulling an all-nighter to get a surge of online orders out the door. I'd...

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Grove and Grotto Spring 2020 update

Posted by Michelle Gruben on

Grove and Grotto Spring 2020 update

Welcome to another edition of our Spring shop update! It’s a couple months late, but there has been a whirlwind of activity here at the Grove. As I write this, we’re in the midst of recovering from the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. All of our April and May 2020 events were cancelled, of course. We were heartbroken to not be able to see Pagan friends and family at Beltane! (Summer trade shows are also a no-go.) We have been battling shipping delays, stock shortages, and restrictions on pickup and delivery of packages. On the plus side, we’re a...

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Grove and Grotto Fall 2019 update

Posted by Michelle Gruben on

Grove and Grotto Fall 2019 update

Greetings from the Grove! It’s Michelle, your dedicated shopkeeper (and blogger). For all our friends and loyal customers, here’s a quick look at what’s been going on around the store. Improved website Groveandgrotto.com got a l’il makeover a couple of months ago, and doesn’t it look snazzy? We switched to a new store format that supports the most recent security features and a better browsing experience. (We also ditched our signature seafoam green color...everybody is using it these days. Oh well!) You told us you wanted the site to be more mobile friendly, and we listened. We also added more...

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