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Trees ready to go at Schumckal Tree Farm.

ATTN: CHRISTMAS TREES ARRIVING IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING

Jeff and I drove out to Schmuckal Tree Farm this past week to pick-up a BIG tree for “The Great Hall” at Cherry Republic (yes we deliver locally).  They are one of the larger growers in the area of Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Canaan Fir and Concolor Fir Trees.  Their farm is located between Traverse […]

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Gnomes and more gnomes!

GNOMES INVADE NORTHWOODS HOME AND GIFT

Gnomes, known as nisse, tomte or tomtenisse (depending on which Scandinavian country you’re referencing) are mythological creatures from Nordic Folklore and today are typically associated with the winter solstice and Christmas season.  They’re small creatures (no taller than 35 inches), have a long white beard, and wear a conical or knit cap. I can’t get […]

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DESIGN DRIVEN

I love the clean design driven products offered by the Swedish Company, Sagaform.  Beautifully packaged and presented, these items make great gifts.  Whether for a wedding, shower, hostess, they offer great quality, attractive design, all at an affordable price.  They work with Sweden’s leading designers to create these functional and innovative products for the kitchen, […]

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An Ornamental Christmas

I’m not quite ready to put up my Christmas decorations, but it is right around the corner.  Whenever Jeff and I travel, one of the things I love to do is purchase tree ornaments.  Each year when our tree goes up it’s filled with memories of our travels.  I figured I can’t be the only […]

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