Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Open House at New England Saltbox

The Open House at New England Saltbox on November 14th was supposed to officially start at noon, but when I arrived at 9:45AM to open, there were already some anxious shoppers waiting to get some early shopping in! The shop was decked out in all it's holiday finery, with Christmas music playing in the background and no doubt visions of sugarplums dancing in each shoppers head!!
Marlene, the owner, was able to find some wonderful things at Market this past year to offer to our customers, and they were not disappointed with the many choices to choose from! She got some WONDERFUL Grapevine Trees, from 2' to 6', and they really looked beautiful with the display I was able to put together! We also had some wonderful Christmas greens, from picks, to garlands, trees, and wreaths, and so much more!! The aromas of potpourri and candles was enjoyed by all and there was so much holiday spirit everywhere as people laughed, smiled and shopped!! It was so much fun to see old friends and meet new ones too!!

The whole town of Sumner participates in this event and happy shoppers went from store to store, searching for the perfect treasure to add to their Christmas list. Our shop served some delicious hot cider made with a mix we sell, and a variety of yummy treats, including the most chocolaty brownies and some adorable Christmas mice, specially made for the event!! As always, Marlene did a first class job and the open house was a huge success!! Hope you enjoy all the wonderful pictures Jeff (my husband) took to give you a small glimpse of this great event!!

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