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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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Sauces, jams, chutneys and more!

STONEWALL KITCHEN “Creators of Specialty Foods”

Stonewall Kitchen is one of the original specialty food companies.  Known for quality, many of their products are award winners from the National Association of Specialty Food Trade.  I have been using their products for years.  All products come with recipe and suggestions for use.   New to the shop are 3 varieties of their […]

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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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ARTISTIC DOWNSPOUTS

Rain chains are a beautiful and functional alternative to traditional, closed gutter downspouts.  They visibly guide rain water down chains, cups or rings from the roof to the ground, creating a soft tinkling sound of individual droplets rather than gushing rain. Installation is pretty simple.  They hang from a hole where the downspout was, if […]

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KANTHA

WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE ABOUT KANTHAS!

Bright happy colors. Intricate hand-stitching.  Unique, one of a kind.  Re-purposed fabric.  Each Kantha (KAHN-taa) is a one of a kind creation.  They add a luxurious  touch to any home or cottage. Kanthas originate from Bangladesh and Eastern states of India, where women stitch together layer upon layer of old saris and tossed-aside fabric scraps. […]

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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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