Just drove past Ivy House—Sac Mag’s neighbor across the street—and I noticed the signs in the window now read “35%.” I stopped in, and there is a noticeable reduction in inventory from when I first reported on Ivy House’s “Retirement Sale” about a month ago. One thing I noticed that I hadn’t before: Pre-lit white-frosted Christmas trees. The original price on these elegant little beauties (they’re about 3 ½ feet tall): about $250, but with 35 percent off . . . And, yes, trademark green gift boxes are still available.