I stayed away from the malls. I avoided the big box stores. No midnight shopping. No lines. Instead I took a trip out to the boonies, to what has become one of my favorite little shops. The Cinnamon Stick in Hereford, PA. It is a pleasant hour-long drive, on back roads, to this quaint store. You may know Judy and her shop through her blog thespicecupboard. Here are some of the goodies I purchased for my home.
Hooked penny Christmas tree pillow by Joanne McIlmurray. I love Joanne's work. You may know her blog here. I made the quilt--one of the few I have made with reproduction fabrics. It is a small scale version of an antique quilt in my collection and will hopefully be published one day (that would be book 2; got to finish book 1 first!)
Three tiny cloches containing winter scenes, 3.5 inches tall.
A new strawberry pincushion (left) to join my other one (right).
Antique kitchen tools to join my collection. Wooden and metal mashers and butter paddles. Can somebody tell me what are butter paddles for?
I had a great day--shopping local, buying handmade and antique. No batteries included or required.