Old-fashioned shopping at Colby-curtis
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.