It’s that wonderful but busy time of year! The holidays are upon us and with them: traveling, planning, cooking, cleaning, etc. Amidst this flurry of excitement we want to take a moment and thank you, our valued customers and friends. We appreciate all of your support and continued business. We will start fresh with the 2023 year but our dedicated service to our customers will never change!
Please note the dates and times that we will be closed during this holiday season:
Dec. 24th (Saturday)- we will close the shop at 2pm.
Dec. 25th (Sunday)- we will be closed.
Dec. 31st (Saturday)- we will close the shop at 3pm
January 1st(Sunday)- we will be closed.
In order to give Susan a much deserved break, we will be closed January 15th through January 29th. Our online shop will still be available for purchases during this time. We have some marvelous upcoming events and classes to share with you below.
Our Upcoming Events
POLSON’S PARADE OF LIGHTS
Come see us for cookies and hot cider and 15% off storewide (consignment items excluded) before or after you enjoy the parade at 6pm. We will be staying open until 7pm.
Needing to get some gifts for that creative someone? Unsure of what to give that person who seems to have everything already? Buy them a gift certificate at a discounted price! Come shop with us and get 20% off storewide (consignment items excluded)!
AFTER CHRISTMAS DISCOUNT SALE!
If you missed any of our fabulous pre-Christmas sales, treat yourself to this after Christmas clear out! Everything in the shop, excluding consignment items, will be considerably discounted! Susan really wants to start fresh for the New Year and we need your help!
Judiee is once again teaching her fabulous clutch class! Be sure to sign up early to reserve your spot!
In a pinch to come up with some last minute gifts? There's no need to "panic!" ;) All in Stitches is here to help! We will have two rounds of this pillowcase and table runner class! The first one is on Dec. 7th and the second is Dec. 21st. Join Susan Hartman to create a simple but beautiful pillowcase and/or table runner that will be the envy of all your friends and family.
The holidays are definitely on us. Waking up to a fresh blanket of snow with the lights twinkling on the outside trees stirs even the Grinches amongst us to hum along to the caroling sounds. I am a pretty firm believer in not decorating or playing carols until after Thanksgiving. With Thanksgiving so early this year it gives an extra week between holidays. Certainly need the time! Not only have I not started my shopping, I don’t have a clue what to get anyone. Our daughters keep calling asking for ideas, especially for their Dad. All I can say is, “ if I knew I’d get it for him and you can figure out something on your own.” I know what the grandkids all want, MONEY! The tree looks so bare when there aren’t any gifts, just envelopes with gift cards. Maybe I’ll just wrap some empty boxes.
Started the annual fudge making last night and Pat assures me that I haven’t lost my touch. He’s quite sure that the milk chocolate cranberry amaretto is the best he’s ever had. We’ll see if the spiced rum eggnog white fudge can come in as a contender. I’m stepping into the realm of tradition and making Chex mix this year. My Dad was the Chex mix king for years. We even shared his recipe at his funeral. It wasn’t just a box of each cereal, it was 3 or 4 boxes, bags of pretzels, pounds of deluxe mixed nuts and loads of butter, soy sauce, and spices. One main item I can’t find that was a staple item in Dad’s is Bugles. I don’t know if they don’t make them any more or I just can’t find them. He spent hours roasting it in the 3 ovens that graced his kitchen then it was spread to dry on the ping pong table before being packaged up in all the coffee cans that had been faithfully saved all year.
The Christmas season of my childhood and early adulthood is one filled with memories and traditions. From Thanksgiving on, my folks’ kitchen was filled with baking and cooking. Usually one or both sets of grandparents came to visit and there were neighborhood gatherings and goodies to disperse to a long list of friends. As the grandkids came along and other cousins, the opening of presents became a real event. As our girls have married and have families of their own it is sometimes hard to let go of wanting things at our house. We will miss Kara and Matt joining us this year. Matt graduates with his masters on the 23rd and tickets are out of sight to fly. Not sure what Naomi’s family is going to decide. Hopefully either the 24th or 25th here in Polson.
Wherever and with whomever your holiday is spent, I wish for you and yours the most blessed season and memories to cherish for the years to come.
Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year.