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Tote Bag Tuesday Talk

6/17/2013 12:00 AM

There are so many fun things that we have going on, it was hard for me to focus on just one for now! I decided to tell you about our Tote Bag Tuesday program that we started in 2007( I think)! Many of you may not even know that this program exists so I will fill you in on the details. The way it works is – Shop on Tuesday with your Impressions tote and we will give you 10% off your purchases that ...Read More
Comments | Posted in General Tote Bag By Marianne Baker
[caption id="attachment_163" align="alignright" width="300"]The Impressions of Saratoga Logo featuring Champ, Beau and Dave/Mare??? The Impressions of Saratoga Logo featuring Champ, Beau and Dave/Mare???[/caption]Many of you may wonder where our logo came from! We’ve had a few variations over the years but the logo we currently use was designed around 1998-1999. Dave and I wanted to retain a similar look to the logo we used through most of the 90’s but wanted somethi...Read More
Comments | Posted in General History Logo By Marianne Baker

Doggie Wall of Fame

6/17/2013 5:33 PM

coryMany moons ago, a good friend and co-worker, Tom Burnes suggested that we have a water dish outside the store for the many dogs that often stopped in to the shop to give us wags and licks! Since we had some wonderful bowls for sale and we put one right out that day. The treats were not far behind and now there are lots of dogs that will not let their people walk by without a treat, a hello lick or...Read More
Comments | Posted in Dogs History By Marianne Baker

Meet Me, Travelin Travers!

6/19/2013 3:56 PM

Travelin TraversHello Everyone!  I figured after two years of being all over our Facebook page I should finally introduce myself.   So here it goes...My name is Travers and I was aptly named after the Travers Stakes race that first ran in Saratoga Springs 1864.  This race was named after Mr. William Travers who along with John Morrissey founded the Saratoga Race Course in 1863 and served as its first president.I ...Read More
Comments | Posted in General By Jamie Onderdonk
Another racing season has come to an end here in Saratoga Springs, it feels like it just started! The six weeks of racing flies by... and it seems faster every year.This year was the Saratoga 150 Celebration that is starting to wrap up this month. We had a great time with it and we hope all of the people who cam here to celebrate it did too. We are still offering our Official 150 Merchandise for t...Read More
Comments | Posted in General By Maddy Zanetti

Fall Festival 2013

10/28/2013 2:14 PM

fall festivalDowntown Saratoga came alive last Saturday for the 12th Annual Fall Festival!  Donned with costumes, kids and adults alike participated in the 2013 Fall Festival.  They tried their luck on a rock wall, indulged in delicious treats, creeped through a haunted house, played corn hole and so much MORE!! The opening Ceremony began at 10:00 at the Farmers market and from there people went all up and dow...Read More
Comments | Posted in General By Jamie Onderdonk
Happy Thanksgiving all! We hope the holiday season is a wonderful one. We at Impressions love this time of year for many reasons. While we miss the racing season and all of its fun, excitement, and visitors, this time of year we get to spend more time with our families, friends, and our four legged companions. We also get to enjoy this lovely city we live in. During the hectic six week racing seas...Read More
Comments | Posted in General Holiday Season Wrap Up By Maddy Zanetti
When the reindeer herd arrived in front of the store in the beginning of December this year, many of you asked who made them, where did they come from and what their story was! Well, here is the history!You may remember my (Mare) Dad, Hans H. L. Hustedt, who was the craftsman builder of our spectacular dollhouses, barns, outhouses and furnishings. Dad was the quintessential handyman with many skil...Read More
Comments | Posted in General History By Marianne Baker
Saratogians and racing fans were all aware that this year, 2013, was a very special one for horse racing in Saratoga Springs. More specifically, the 150th year of racing in Saratoga Springs. You see, on August 3, 1863, two horse owners and men of great wealth, decided to create a race track.  John Morrissey and William R. Travers created a track on the north side of Union Avenue in Saratoga Spring...Read More
Comments | Posted in General History By Jamie Onderdonk

This time of year if you stop in the store Mare or I may be missing, we aren't vacationing, that'd be crazy! We are going all over the map looking for new and exciting things for the store! Last week we were in Atlanta Georgia, the largest of all of the trade shows we go to, and by far the most exhausting. There are three buildings, each least 15 stories high or more, filled with different wholesa...

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Comments | Posted in General By Maddy Zanetti

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