Old-fash­ioned shop­ping at Colby-cur­tis

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vis­to­ria Vanier, Stanstead

is only one place where you’ll be served hot, mulled cider and cook­ies while you do your hol­i­day shop­ping this year, and that’s at the Colby-cur­tis Mu­seum Christ­mas Sale, this Satur­day, Novem­ber 12th, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Dur­ing this an­nual event, the Mu­seum’s bou­tique spreads out into the ad­join­ing area of the mu­seum where lo­cal gourmet food pro­duc­ers will also be pro­mot­ing spe­cialty prod­ucts like hand­made choco­late, home­made desserts and tourtieres, jams and jel­lies, honey prod­ucts and black cur­rant prod­ucts.

Re­cently, the Mu­seum bou­tique be­gan fo­cussing more on lo­cally-pro­duced hand­i­crafts. “Some of the ar­ti­sans from the Stanstead Farmer’s Mar­ket are now dis­play­ing their crafts, such as jew­ellery, in the Mu­seum bou­tique,” com­mented Irene Poulin who helps run the gift shop. Be­sides the hand­made crafts and lovely se­lec­tion of Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions, the bou­tique also stocks books by lo­cal au­thors such as Ross Murray and Matthew Far­fan. “We also have the new book about David Thomp­son,

by Bar­bara Verity and Gilles Pelo­quin,” added Mrs. Poulin. There will be a dis­count ta­ble of Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions and mem­bers of the bou­tique’s com­mit­tee have put to­gether spe­cial gift bas­kets that are sure to make won­der­ful gifts this hol­i­day sea­son.

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