Christmas comes to Colby-Curtis this Saturday
TheColby-Curtis Museum will be hopping this Saturday as it hosts its annual Christmas Sale, from 10:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon, and a final tea service of the year, a Christmas Tea, in the afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00.
“We have some new volunteers this year who have stepped up and are going all out to decorate the solarium for the Christmas Tea and to set up the Doctor’s Office Sale,” said Irene Poulin who has organized the sale for many years. For the last two years, the sale was confined to the boutique alone because of the printing exhibition set up in the Doctor’s Office.
Holiday shoppers who are looking for an alternative to the hectic pace in shopping malls at this time of year should try out the relaxed shopping atmosphere only a one hundred and fifty year old mansion can provide, complete with free hot cranberry punch and cookies for the morning shoppers. Visitors will be able to find a nice assortment of gifts for the young ones like toy trains, toy cars, stuffed animals, puzzles and educational toys. There is also a nice selection of women’s scarves, candles, aprons, party napkins and elegant serving pieces. “We even have some gifts especially for men, like a good quality compass on a chain,” said Mrs. Poulin.
There will be a selection of books written by local authors Matthew Farfan, Ross Murray, and new author Robert Chadwick, of Stanstead Township, whose book is titled Buster
and the Magic Star. “We
book Remembering the
Rose written about the Centenary United Church, and Louise Abbott’s new book, Lake Memphremagog – An Illustrated History. That book has been selling like hotcakes,” Mrs. Poulin added.
A wide variety of local handmade goods, such as pottery, papier-mâché birds, will be available. “We also have hand woven tea towels by Mireille Galvin, and local honey and maple syrup.
People should remember that the taxes are included in the prices.” Also at the sale will be the collection of “Collectibles”, vintage, ‘gently used’ items that often make unique holiday gifts.
“There’s also the possibility that a ‘Jolly Guy’ might show up at the Museum,” hinted Mrs. Poulin.
Don’t forget, if you’d
Christmas Tea after your shopping, you must call the Museum this week to make reservations at 819 876-7322.