Thursday, May 31, 2012

Now that the big day is here we're offering everybody's favorite deal - FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS!!! To celebrate our 10th anniversary, just enter promo code 10years at checkout and your order ships free......good only until Midnight tonight so make sure you show up before the party's over!!

10 years ago today, OIRI opened its doors and it's been an amazing ride! Recent data shows that, "across sectors, 66 percent of new establishments were still in existence 2 years after their birth, and 44 percent were still in existence 4 y...ears after." The amount of small businesses that make it to 10 years is less than 20%
We want to take this time to thank YOU - we have the best customers in the world, right here in the smallest state! Thank you Thank you THANK YOU!! ♥

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Our 10th Anniversary countdown continues! Today's special is 25% off your entire order, which is the MOST we've EVER done!! It's only good until Midnight tonight so use promo code 25off at checkout to celebrate Only In Rhode Island's 10 years in business!! Our Douglas Paquette Flip-flops are FLYING out the door - this is the best price you'll ever get, so hurry!!  And stay tuned for tomorrow's special - it's our big day and it's going to be spectacular!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Anniversary Countdown........ 3 - 2 - 1.............
Only 3 days until Only In Rhode Island's 10TH ANNIVERSARY! To celebrate, we're counting down with 3 days of online specials that are bigger than anything we've ever offered before! Today's special is BOGO 1/2 off, EVERYTHING on our, buy one item, get a 2nd (equal or lesser value) 50% OFF!!! Use promo code BOGO at checkout, and stay tuned for new specials tomorrow and Thursday!!!!

Statistics traditionally have indicated that more than 50% of new businesses fail in the first 5 years, and that more than 70% fail in 10 years.  What's worse, according to the SBA,  Across the United States, small business failure rates rose by 40% between 2007 and 2010, according to their report. This means that Only In Rhode Island is oh-so-happy to be celebrating our 10th year in business and we are so grateful to all our wonderful customers throughout the years!! Thank you for your patronage, your ideas and suggestions and, most of all, your enthusiastic response to our Rhode Island products!! It's been our pleasure!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day! And from everyone at Only In Rhode Island, our gratitude and thanks to those who've served our country and continue to defend the principles that make America great.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

It's officially Summer in the Newport store - The Del's Lemonade mix has been flying out the door since we turned the key this morning!! as every Rhode Islander knows, "It's not Summer until you have your 1st Del's of the season!"

Order now to get your Summer started!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Let the Memorial Day Weekend begin!!! We are stocked and ready to go!! Great weather forecast for shopping in Newport this weekend - grab a bowl of chowda at the Black Pearl while you're here.......

We just received a product submission to possibly sell these Rhody t-shirts in our stores and online....let us know what you think -should we order them?? Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to give us your feedback.....!/RIStuff

Thursday, May 24, 2012

"An Unexpected Gift" - These Traveller's Charms just came in - based on "hobo Hieroglyphics" used during the Great Depression to communicate while riding the rails.....each with a different meaning..... Love the positive message, love the history!!

Each charm is cast in pewter, with a magnetic clasp, and comes on an 18" cord.

Click to see them all

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas pulled into port this morning and what a great day it was in Newport! Such NICE people on that ship - they must put something in the food!! We were the last stop, then back to Baltimore. Come back anytime, it was our pleasure!!!

The happy passengers cleaned us out of ornaments, jewelry, and of course, CLAM CHOWDER!! a sunny day in our town, made even better by a boat full of people who were very happy to be here! They were so appreciative of Newport's beauty that it reminds us how lucky we are to be here everyday!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Soooo, less than 10 days until Only In Rhode Island's 10th ANNIVERSARY! It all started in a tiny shop in Newport, with some Jonnycake Mix and a few bottles of coffee syrup!  Who'd a thought??
May 31st is the big day, so stay tuned for some festive celebration specials!!

We just received a HUGE delivery of Lightfoot's Pine Soap so we're shipping all the backorders and have plenty in stock (for at least the next few days, anyway!)

Also, we've expanded our selection of Farmaesthetics Products, because there is seriously nothing better for your skin and your peace of mind! All natural, made in Rhode Island, and soooo good for you!  Nourishing Lavender Milk is possibly the best skincare lotion I've ever used (and I'm a skincare junkie!), it works on the hands, body, and yesssss, even your face!!! Trust us on this - you'll love it!!!/RIStuff

Monday, May 21, 2012

Saturday was the 16th Annual Ocean State SoapBox Derby....and The Only In Rhode Island CAH, (yes, we said cah!), placed 5th overall - a big shout-out to our own Speed Racer, Cameron Burkhardt (whose name also appeared in Saturday's Npt Daily News, as an honor roll student, so he's a bit of a renaissance man!). The first place winner was Anna Murphy, so on behalf of women drivers everywhere - WOO-HOO TO YOU ANNA!!!

Some pics of the excitement.......................

Thursday, May 17, 2012

So, our Twitter account was hacked yesterday and many of our followers recieved spam messages from sorry about that! It's a common occurrence on Twitter, but the 1st time it's happened to us. No harm done, but we'll be changing our password on a regular basis from now on!

Our new Bath & Body line is coming soon and we are SOOOO excited!!! The fragrances are delectable and the packaging is stunning.....these premium bodycare products from Newport Bathworks are truly fantastic....can't wait for you to see them!!!  Here's a preview of my favorite - the scent is a wildflower/almond mix that is unbelievable!!  We expect to have them in the Newport store and online by June 1st, so stay tuned........................

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hoping everyone had a most wonderful Mother's Day!! We at Only In Rhode Island have been busily working on our new 2013 calendar and it's going to be INCREDIBLE!!!. We've chosen the winners of our photo contest, so the images are all we're compiling a list of important Rhode Island dates to mark on the calendar.........such as The Hurricane of '38, Rhode Island Independence Day, get the idea. So, if you'd like to add your 2 cents, visit us on Facebook or Twitter!

Another sneak peak at the calendar photos................... BEAUTIFUL!!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Soooo many spectacular new products came in this week, I don't even know where to start!!! We've been so busy, I know this stuff won't last long so here's a preview and we'll get it all on our site within the next couple days!

Large Tote Bag, made of recycled sail cloth!

Medium Sail Cloth Tote - Love it!!

Yep, it's a Wine Bag - made of sailcloth -  with a lobster claw! HOW RHODE ISLAND IS THAT!!!

These beautiful cheeseboards are made by Davin & Kesler in Exeter, RI. with solid maple and cocobolo woods. Also available with chesse knife. PERFECT  Gift!

                 Stunning Earring Tree made by Davin & Kesler ......Style meets Function!            

There is so much more fun stuff, but we don't want to overwhelm you by blogging it all at once! Stay tuned for more pics and watch the site for updates!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Ok, just 6 days left till the most important day of the year...........Yes, MOTHER'S DAY!! Send Mom something fabulously Rhode Island and use our special promo code MOMDAY, to receive 15% off your total order. You also get free shipping on orders of $150+, and you know she's worth it!

We attended the Excellence in Business Awards this morning at the Officer's Club, here in Newport. As last year's winner of the Woman-Owned Business of the Year Award, we had the honor of presenting to this year's recipients, Nancy Parker and Nancy Parker-Wilson of Greenvale Vineyards. Theirs is an exceptional business and most deserving of this honor. Check them out at, and stop by if you're in the area - between the wine-tasting and the live jazz, it's always a great way to spend the afternoon!

So, anyway, back to Mom........6 days left and counting........Get On It!! Don't forget the promo code, MomDay, when you place your order.  These are some of our favorite recommendations.......
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Erica Zap Freshwater Pearl Bracelet

"Mom's Little Vase" by Henrietta Glass

Kate's Garden Flip Flops by Douglas Paquette

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Only In RI Photo Contest

Soooo much going on here there's been no time to post it all!  Our 1st annual Only In Rhode Island photo contest entries are all in and they are SPECTACULAR!! The 12 winning images will be chosen for our 2013 Rhode Island Calendar, with proceeds going to benefit RI Kids Count. Here's a lil' sneak peek of the entries we received......................     

Stay Tuned for announcement of the winners!!! So many talented people in Rhode Island and so many beautiful scenes to capture!!