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Stephanie Brunkhorst #1 Elm Grove Agent. Premier Property Specialist. Listing & Selling Homes Like Yours

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agnificent stone and brick custom home in beautiful Indian Hills location. Exquisite in detail, this masterfully constructed home will exceed your every expectation. Fabulous vaulted ceiling great room, chef’s delight kitchen, four season room with southern exposure, wine tasting room, recreation spaces in lower level, his & hers master bathrooms, multiple gas fireplaces, exceptional den/ library and spacious au pair suite with dedicated stair case are stellar in concept and comfort. Professional landscaping is engineered to maximize the natural beauty of this prime location.

Stephanie Brunkhorst Cell: 262-893-0350 Direct: 262-754-6646 www.stephaniebrunkhorst.firstweber.com sbrunkhorst@firstweber.com


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River’s End Gallery The River’s End Gallery is known for its wide selection of handblown glass art pieces. This piece, named “Nature’s Chisel” by Thomas Spake is one of the many new pieces the gallery has recently discovered. It was inspired by the beauty of waterfalls. This flattened blown glass vessel is created by carving through opaque tan, sand and crimson glass to reveal the core of translucent blue glass within. The sandblasted matte finish is unique on this 7" wide x 7” high x 3” deep vessel. The River’s End Gallery, 380 W. Main St., Waukesha, 262-780-1191, www.RiversEndGallery.com.

Cocoa Tree Confectionery Whether for corporate gifting, holidays or events, or just to show you care, our specialties are as eye-catching and unique as they are delicious. Visit us for gourmet chocolates, authentic French macarons, fun novelties and personalized treats. 1330 West Mequon Road, Mequon. Tuesday-Saturday 11-7pm. Sunday 11-5pm. 262-643-4692. www.Cocoa-tree.com. Photo courtesy Kristie Zach Photography.

The Ottoman Society Tis the season of sparkle! Add some shine to your holiday season. Visit us for that special buying experience or a friendly place to sell your treasures at 13408 Watertown Plank Road, Elm Grove–behind Great Harvest Bread Co. 262-786-1786 or www.theottomansociety.com.

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Colorful Holiday Fashion Destinations The Garment Shop Unique Specialty Shop for Women 125 W. Main St., Cambridge, WI 53523 ~ 608-423-3740. Hamilton’s Ladies Apparel 125 Watson St., Ripon, WI. 54971 920.745.2829 ~ www.hamiltonsfashions.com American Alchemy 305 Watson St., Ripon WI 54971 920.896.0019theamericanalchemy@gmail.com

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5, 19, 25 The Gallery Browse offerings from a few of our area’s finest shops and businesses.

6 Colorful Holiday Fashion Destinations Fashion awaits at The Garment Shop, Cambridge; plus Hamilton’s Ladies Apparel, and American Alchemy both of Ripon.

8 Grandeur & Immaculate Luxury In Elm Grove’s Indian Hills This impressive estate at 1255 Lakeside Drive offers a unique and magnificent blend of contemporary yet classic luxury and impeccable design, all in a beautiful natural setting. By Anne Kaiser

15 Tony Wendorf & Associates ~ Trusted Knowledge, Superior Service Tony Wendorf of Tony Wendorf & Associates, First Weber Realtors, shares his insights on cultivating two dynamic careers and the passions that fuel his guiding principles and success as a realtor.

23 Ripon Gallery Browse offerings from a few of Ripon’s finest shops.

27 MayHouse Closet MayHouse Collection of Oconomowoc has you covered this fall with latest Liverpool Los Angeles attire! Stop by MayHouse and view our collection of fashion for all ages.

29 Custom Design By Regency Builders Custom designed and built home by Regency Builders. Overlooking the 11th Fairway of The Legend at Brandybrook Golf Club.

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ELM GROVE’S INDIAN HILLS If you would like more information on this property, contact Stephanie Brunkhorst of First Weber Realtors® 262-893-0350.

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THIS IMPRESSIVE ESTATE at 1255 Lakeside Drive in lovely Indian Hills in Elm Grove, Wisconsin, offers immaculate luxury and contemporary details. Nestled on 2.16 wooded acres on a pond, this 7,880-square-foot custom stone and brick home features five bedrooms and six full and two half baths. Built in 1995, the home’s pristine, classic grandeur offers a blend of options for personalization by the homeowner, including the display of fine art or unique furnishings. A circular brick drive at the front entry of the home is edged with carefully manicured lawn and plantings of neatly tended evergreens. Visitors may find the home reminiscent of an English or

French country estate, complete with this formal entryway planting. The home’s entry feels expansive and welcoming yet also comfortably private. Trees behind and around the sides of the home offer an aesthetically pleasing natural screen on the property. The home’s beautifully landscaped yard offers plenty of space for homeowners to add a children’s play area, family pool and more. An attached 3.5-car garage offers convenient access to the home throughout Wisconsin’s seasons. The home’s front entry foyer gleams with immaculate, light walls, understated yet clear lighting, and a light-hued floor. Dark wood doors provide an elegant and contemporary contrast to this color

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scheme, and also mirror the colors of the curving banister and stairs leading from the front foyer to the home’s upper level. This grand staircase provides an open-concept, sweeping architectural curve between the main floor and second floor of the home. The home’s living/great room offers an exceptional, light-filled space in which to entertain guests. The beamed, vaulted ceiling and curved wall of windows, along with lightcolored walls and ceiling, add to the expansive, airy feeling of this space. Shining light-warm-

toned mahogany wood floors give additional natural beauty to this room, while a fireplace offers a welcoming focus for chillier seasons. An elegant dining space feels open and contemporary yet classic in its design. Lighting along the interior edges of the recessed ceiling and tasteful circular inset lights contribute to the bright, clear feeling in the room. Two open doorways into the living room beyond allow for easy movement between these two gathering spaces. A stunning fireplace with hidden cabinets on both sides on one wall of the dining room and warm-toned mahogany floors further contribute to the artistic warmth of this room.

Many details in the design of this home make it an exceptional venue for entertaining. Every room on the first floor of the home features convenient access via French doors to incredible stone balconies, which allows for inside and outside entertaining. The home’s main floor hearth room offers a fireplace and additional comfortable sitting space to gather, relax, or entertain. An artfully designed bar room located just off the living room allows homeowners to effortlessly serve guests while entertaining. This room includes a dumbwaiter to facilitate ease of retrieving wines from the wine room on the lower level. Homeowners will relish the expansive beauty and convenience of the open concept kitchen. A wraparound countertop island frames the kitchen space, while an additional island workspace nestles within this outer counter space. White countertops are durable and exquisite in appearance, while wood cabinets provide excellent, attractive storage space throughout the kitchen. At one end of the kitchen, a lovely, light-filled informal dining space is edged with a curved wall of windows. These windows offer a restful view of the natural beauty just beyond. An elegant suspended ceiling chandelier light and inset circular ceiling lights provide additional lighting. The impressive estate on Lakeside Drive offers a unique and magnificent blend of contemporary yet classic luxury and impeccable design. The south-facing conservatory offers exceptional opportunities to enjoy the beauty of the home’s natural setting throughout the year. Homeowners will enjoy reading, conversing, or basking in the ample natural light from skylights and windows on each of the curved exterior walls of this relaxing space. An exquisite library on the home’s main floor includes built-in shelf space for literary collections or display of fine art. Warm-toned African mahogany walls and mahogany floor enhance the magnificent richness of this grand room. A fireplace offers a focal point at the center of one of the longer interior walls of the library. A lighter, creamy white coffered ceiling with tasteful, inset ceiling lights creates an open feeling to counterbalance the warm hues of the wood throughout the room. The home’s main floor master bedroom suite continues the classic, artful design of the rest of the home. Light-colored walls, ceiling and carpeted floor are accented by the warm, darker-toned wood of the fireplace mantel.

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French doors in the suite open to one of the home’s balconies overlooking the pond, while ample windows allow views of nature beyond. This unique suite offers his and hers bath suites, each with meticulously designed attached dressing rooms and ample walk-in closets. Matching room layouts in the two baths create a harmonious overall design, while dark wood cabinets and woodwork in one and lighter cream-colored cabinetry in the second delineates and defines the two separate spaces. A convenient laundry room on the home’s main floor includes abundant counter space and cabinets. The light walls and cabinets and warm-toned wood floor in this room create a feeling of spaciousness and simplicity, perfect for a home-tending workspace. A striking wood staircase to the second floor offers a dramatic, elegant space connecting the home’s main and upper floors. The upper level of the home includes four additional bedrooms; two include ensuite baths, and the other two share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. Light neutral color schemes on the walls and carpets of each bedroom unify the rooms in aesthetic sensibility. Each room feels open, restful and pleasant, with windows featuring additional curved eyelash windows above. Homeowners will enjoy adding furniture and artwork of their choosing, as the home’s existing classic neutral-toned design welcomes the addition of a varied color palette. Each of the upstairs bathrooms feature unique yet cohesive designs, with ample vanities and mirrors, light-colored walls, and tasteful inset circular ceiling light fixtures. The home’s lower level features an exquisitely designed recreation and entertainment living space. Included are a spacious wine tasting room, with plenty of room for comfortable seating and an artful area for storing wines. Homeowners and guests will find daily solace in the restful beauty of the woods and landscaped areas surrounding this grand home. In addition, the home features waterfront access to the pond and stream. Sitting areas looking out on the water offer unparalleled natural views throughout the seasons, all in the privacy of the home’s property. A natural deck extends from the home as well, allowing for plein air visiting and moments spent enjoying nature’s palette throughout the seasons. The impressive estate at 1255 Lakeside Drive offers a unique and magnificent blend of contemporary yet classic luxury and impeccable design, all in a beautiful natural setting. n E X C L U S I V E LY Y O U R S


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THE Legend AT BRANDYBROOK

THE LEGEND at Brandybrook Golf Club! Custom design and built by Regency Builders overlooking the 11th Fairway. A 4.5 Car heated garage! 3 gas fireplace’s! 2 story Foyer open to gorgeous Great room with walls of windows and a gas fireplace. Library/Office with French doors. Open staircase to Loft and 2 big bedrooms with a shared bath and walk in closets. 1st floor master suite with a gas fireplace, sitting area, luxury bath and huge closets! Gourmet kitchen with a snack bar and island, pantry, and a bay dinette. Den/sunroom sits off the kitchen. Southern views from an elevated deck plus awning! An entertainer’s dream! Full walk-out lower level with a 2 way gas fireplace, 2nd kitchen and a monster wrap around wet bar. Plus a billiard area, game area, media room and exercise room. Plus a 4th bedroom and full bath. Spotless basement with stairs to the garage. A manicured landscape! Walk to the Clubhouse! $1,325,000


MayHouse Collection

MayHouse Collection is a fun, compelling shopping experience with a well curated mix of Home, Fashion and Gift collections. Our Mission To become the ultimate “House” in our community by defining ourselves as a lifestyle retailer dedicated to captivating and inspiring our customers through a unique combination of product, creativity, and cultural/community understanding. We will offer a fun, compelling shopping experience with a well-curated mix of Home, Fashion, and Gift collections. Our Commitment We are committed to being leaders of community growth and betterment, as well as good neighbors. Some of the ways in which we will accomplish these goals are: creating jobs and economic growth in our community, highlighting local brands, partnering with responsible and charitable vendors, contributing to local causes, and running our business ethically and responsibly. Our goals are simple: to serve the community better, to always be relevant in our customers lives, and to form lifelong relationships.

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Ancient Roman Glass is one of the most popular artisanscrafted jewelry lines at the River’s End Gallery in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Even though the gallery has a vast array of jewelry made of many types of materials, the Ancient Roman Glass jewelry’s history makes it our most requested. Ancient Roman glass was originally vessels from the Roman Empire (1st to 6th centuries), which had fallen into the sand or buried in Rome and the Holy Lands. Roman glass was first discovered 2,000 years ago in middle east. The Roman glass’ distinct and overwhelming brilliant aqua hues and patina are due to natural phenomenon after being buried for ages. In Roman times, glass was very fashionable enabling us to utilize these historical pieces to enhance jewelry design.

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TONY WENDORF Trusted Knowledge. & ASSOCIATES Superior Service Tony Wendorf of Tony Wendorf & Associates, First Weber Realtors, shares his insights on cultivating two dynamic careers and the passions that fuel his guiding principles and success as a realtor. n n n

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What drew you to begin work as a realtor? By training I am a doctor and have been actively practicing since 2010. Although I enjoy that work, my true passion is the chase. After Bible study one night, a mentor of mine who is very successful in this industry suggested I “give it a try.” Well, the rest is history! 
 How does your work as a psychologist support, inspire, and inform your work as a realtor? It allows me to help manage my clients’ emotions. This is more than just a sale. It is an emotional process for everyone involved. Tension can run high, and as a realtor, our job is to keep everyone calm and manage emotions. I can’t think of a better secondary field to be able to successfully navigate that, than being a psychologist.

What do you feel are your greatest accomplishments as a realtor thus far? 
 Without question, building a team and helping those teammates blow past industry norms and standards. The level of success that most all of my teammates have experienced are things that most agents fight their whole career for—and [my team] did it in [our] first full year in the business. I love being able teach by example and help those agents reach new levels they never dreamed imaginable for their families. How would you describe your favorite aspects of your current work? I love the chase. The closing table is a celebration for my clients, not me. [My] celebration happens when I can articulate my value to my clients and show them why I am their best option. I love not cutting corners and exceeding my clients’ expectations time and time again. 15


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West Bend Country Estate

This beautiful property provides privacy and space for anything you may need. With multiple outbuildings, a large shop in back and a horse barn with space for two horses. The original home was added onto to give a large kitchen with plenty of natural light as well as a large rec room with full kitchen above a two-car garage. The charm and style of an old farm house with all the comfort and space of a new home. New carpet in the upstairs bedrooms along with a newly remodeled upstairs bathroom. Dog cage with access to a dog door from the laundry room, three gated pastures with included an electric fence, and an outdoor riding rink area. The land can be hunted. The perfect property to entertain and relax. $679,900

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Is there anything that you find challenging in your current work, and if so, how do you meet and overcome those challenges? It’s always a struggle seeing some clients use agents who do cut corners. Being in the industry, you know when agents do a great job and when they cut corners. It’s hard to watch those sellers leave money on the table that I know they could have made. 
 What are your favorite pastimes or interests outside of your work with realty? Well, it’s hard to ever be truly away from real estate, as I am constantly answering questions about the market. I love golfing, but even on the course I have met so many friends and have been blessed to help so many people. There is nothing that feeds my soul more than being present with Christ in church and being with my family. Those… are my top two priorities, and when I am grounded in them both, I win, and my clients win. How do you work to build the trust at the foundation of solid relationships with those who are buying or selling a home? Again, this comes back to our guiding principles of our brand. We lead in our industry through the power of Jesus Christ. That type of strength is the only way to build a foundation and solid relationships. Once people know what we stand for, it’s easy to help them win— even in the difficult market. 
 What are your goals for the future? We want to continue to grow our brand [and] market share, and eventually be considered pillars in our industry through leading with a mindset of abundance. There is enough to go around for everyone, so we want to cheer everyone on every chance we get. We really are one big team, regardless of the brokerage that we are working with. 
 What advice or recommendations would you give people trying to sell or buy a home? Do your homework. Ask a lot of questions. Interview multiple agents. You get what you pay for. If you are working for someone who is “the cheapest,” you are going to get cheap work and ultimately leave money on the table. Find someone who has experience and knows how to win in a tough market. Ask a lot of questions and find someone you connect with. 
 Please share any additional insights you would like readers to know about you. I don’t care what price point your home is priced at—I give the same full service to everyone. I run my business with the guiding principles of Christ and want to serve you and help you win! My faith is what guides how I serve and interact with others. n E X C L U S I V E LY Y O U R S


Renee Kasper

Nancy Markos Scott Heyerdahl

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Tony Wendorf & Associates

FIRST WEBER LAKE COUNTRY’S OCTOBER SALES & LISTING LEADERS Listing Leaders by Unit Individual ~ Renee Kasper Team ~ Tweeden Baranowski Team Sales Leaders Total Units ~ Listings Sold & Sales Individual ~ Nancy Markos Team ~ Tweeden Baranowski Team Sales Units ~ Sales Only Individual ~ Scott Heyerdahl Team ~ Tony Wendorf & Associates Total Volume Listings Sold & Sales Individual ~ Nancy Markos Team ~ Tony Wendorf & Associates

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Agents Who Achieved A Million In Sales For September ~ Pending Sales Tony Wendorf & Associates ~ $3,374,488 Tweeden Baranowski Team ~ $2,763,000 Nancy Markos ~ $2,310,300 The Marshall Team ~ $2,067,400 Fritz Team ~ $1,935,000 Scott Heyerdahl ~ $1,604,300 Rene Kasper ~ $1,231,000 Kristin Kessler~ $1,130,800 Liz Tobolt ~ $1,074,900 Liz Tobolt ~ $2,574,400 Angela Ritonia & Nicole Stevens $1,016,000

Occtober was an outstanding month for our office thanks to the dedication and hard work of every single agent! Now more than ever, good agents are crucial. These are the people you want in your corner! ~ Roger Rushman, Abby Hauke and Sarah Venes, Managing Brokers.

A Taste of Holiday

Walnut Pumpkin Cream Cheese Tart Part pumpkin, part cheesecake, this Walnut Pumpkin Cream Cheese Tart spices up the classic pumpkin pie recipe. Top it, or other favorite desserts, with light and airy Vanilla Walnut Whipped Cream flavored with honey and vanilla to complement festive dishes. For the complete recipe, go to www.eymag.com.

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FROM FIRST WEBER LAKE COUNTRY

White Hot Chocolate When it’s cold outside, start up the fireplace, get your favorite slippers on, wrap up in a warm blanket and snuggle on the couch with this delicious White Hot Chocolate. For the complete recipe, go to www.eymag.com.

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Riverview Antiques Large 19th century cast iron urn. Would be the focal point of any beautiful garden. This unique itemcan be viewed at Riverview Antiques, located at 2045 West St. Paul Ave., Milwaukee, WI. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 11am to 4pm. For more information on this stunning piece call 414-278-9999, or go to www.RiverviewAntiqueMarket.com.

Oriental Rug Gallery Our latest collection contains some of the most decorative and unusual rugs ever woven; all with organic hand-spun wool and all-natural dyes. Whether you’re in the market or just love rugs–stop in to see, feel, and marvel at these true works of art. Stop by or call to make an appointment to view this collection. Oriental Rug Gallery, 11005 West Bluemound Road, Wauwatosa. 414-727-0007. www.OrientalRug-Gallery.com. DECEMBER 2021

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You Need Chocolate. Luckily, we have it.

We utilize only the best ingredients to create unique and delicious treats that taste as good as they look. In an effort to support our community, we do our best to source supplies from local producers and vendors whenever possible. The bottom line is that we are proud of what we do, and we want you to love it as much as we do. Visit us for simple snacks, oneof-a-kind gifts, or show-stopping specialties for your next event. Tuesday-Saturday, 11-7pm; Sunday, 11-5pm

Our unique store offers our full collection of crystals, gemstones, unique jewelry, natural home décor and more! NOW OPEN EVERYDAY: Sunday-Wednesday, 10-3pm; Thursday, 10-7; Friday-Saturday, 10-4.

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A fresh new store has been dazzling visitors in downtown Ripon, Wisconsin. Fiddler Creek has added a modern home décor experience to visitors and residents looking to update their homes. Along with in home decorating services and renovation design, Fiddler Creek keeps each season fresh and unique. With an emphasis on versatile style, locally crafted goods, entertaining and beautiful fauxliage, your home will be thrilled that you took a drive to Fiddler Creek. Welcome to 311 Watson Street, Ripon. Wednesday & Thursday 10-5, Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4 and Sunday 11-3. www.fiddlercreek.net Fiddler Creek on Facebook and Instagram.

Chic Tique Chic Tique, located in historic downtown Ripon, is a must stop on your next shopping excursion. This unique store offers farmhouse decor mixed with vintage and refurbished furniture to compliment this trending style. Boutique accessories are sprinkled in offering something for everyone. You won’t be disappointed. Chic Tique 231 Watson Street, Ripon, Wisconsin. 920-410-1261. www.chic Tique girls.com.

Back Porch Gatherings Back Porch Gatherings is a vintage home décor store in Downtown Ripon, Wisconsin. We carry vintage garden items, furniture, antique items, plants and topiaries and our own lines of soft goods and candles. We strive for excellent customer service and reset our stores often ensuring and fresh shopping experience! Back Porch Gatherings Main store. 217 Watson Street, Ripon, Wisconsin 54971. 920-707-7026.

Retail hours: Wednesday & Thursday, 11-5; Friday & Saturday, 10-4. Classes by reservation. Facebook and Instagram. Back Porch Salvage Store. 220 Watson Street, Ripon, Wisconsin 54971. DECEMBER 2021

Patina Vie Our Holiday Shop is overflowing with lovely! Luxe décor, specialty candles, glistening ornaments, lush garlands + wreaths and the most amazing mix of heartfelt gifts. Warm and Welcoming. 205 Watson Street, downtown Ripon. Open 10 to 5 daily and Sundays 11 to 3. www.patinavie.com. Follow us on social! @patinavie. 23


Held’s For The Holidays Held’s maintains an uncompromising dedication to quality. We believe in taking the time and effort necessary to open-fire smoke our meat. Gift boxes, online ordering and shipping available nationwide, and Christmas Hams available for preorder.

480 Kettle Moraine Dr N, Slinger, WI 53086 262.644.5135 www.heldsmarket.com

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Key Pieces Everyone has an angel in their life and Sid Dickens is no exception. This holiday season collection can bring a calming sense to you and your holiday decor. T525 Angelic Gaze represents rejoicing at the harmony of the world, T542 Celestial Guardian represents protector of my spirit, T05 Wing represents the light and timeless home of angels, T375 Warm Embrace represents brave and gentle wisdom. In her heart a loving home forever. Come be inspired for the holidays at Key Pieces, W282N7148 Main Street, Downtown Merton. Tuesday-Saturday, 10-5; Sunday, 11-4. 262-337-1728.

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MayHouse Gift Collection From MayHouse to your house is more than just the products we sell; it’s about getting to know you. Our mission is to offer a fun compelling shopping experience; We offer a well-curated and unique mix of home, fashion and gift collections that are tailored to the community we serve. We are committed to being leaders of community growth and betterment as well as good neighbors. By hosting events, highlighting local brands and contributing to local causes we look forward to forging long lasting friendships while at the same time brining the community closer together. Oconomowoc Lakes Plaza. W359 N5002 Brown St., suite 106, Oconomowoc. 262-354-8100. www,mayhousecollection.com

DECEMBER 2021

Now & Then Antiques This lucky find is probably a one of a kind piece! It is a 1930s architectual salvage EXIT sign. It came out of a Chicago Theater, has reverse painted glass insert with a plaster chalk type body. It is very elaborate, and unique! This specific sign will be selling on Day 2 of Now and Then Auctions large 2 day Facebook LIVE Auction in January! Stop in at Now & Then, located at 600 South Main Street, in West Bend to see this beauty in person! 262-229-7584Open 7 days a week, and extended Holiday season hours; MondaySaturday, 10am-7pm & Sundays ,10am-5pm. 25


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SHOP at local Specialty Stores! DINE at your favorite restaurants! EXPLORE Historic Downtown West Bend!

Now and Then Auctions NEW Items uploaded daily. All items start at $1.00 & sell to the highest bidder All you have to do is join our Facebook group, Now and Then Auctions and start “commenting your bids” to get started! No pre registration! No Credit card taken to keep on file! ~ Hassel Free, easy & ALL FUN! Auction link ~ www.facebook.com/groups/143196741056349/?ref=share

Free local pick up from Now and Then Antiques

600 S Main St. West Bend, WI ~ Worldwide shipping available.

Watch For Our 2 Big Days of Advertising and Signs on our Facebook Live Auction in January!

West Bend Winter Warm-UP 2022 Saturday, January 22~Sunday, January 23 www.downtownwestbend.com Facebook-DowntownWestBendAssociation Hugh Jass Fat Bike Series Ice Sculptures Throughout Downtown Winter in Wisconsin, get out and enjoy a day in West Bend! This annual event will entice you to enjoy the West Bend parks, shops, museums and more.

Chocolate Around the Bend Saturday, February 12, 2022 10am-4pm Share your love of chocolate and your love of shopping with West Bend’s specialty shops by coming out to see what Chocolate surprises they have in store! Facebook.com/shopinwestbend

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MayHouse Closet We have you covered this Holiday with latest Warren + White attire! Stop by MayHouse and view our collection of fashion for all ages.

From rustic to contemporary to elegant, our family of companies can fulfill your year-long gifting needs. Visit our website to see our extensive selection of gifts and products.

Derek & Angela Thielke www.northwoodcheese.com

888.878.3161

DECEMBER 2021

MayHouse Collection ~ Oconomowoc Lakes Plaza W359 N5002 Brown St. Suite 106 Oconomowoc, WI. 262-354-8100 www,mayhousecollection.com

Our 90th Anniversary year culminates with shimmering shadow compacts and iconic red lipsticks recreated from Merle’s 1930’s originals.

Merle Norman & Salon 262.782.4406 95 N. Moorland Rd. Brookfield, WI 53005

Cosmetics

www.mnsalonbrookfield.com

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All-Suite Resort in

DOOR COUNTY The Landmark Resort is about creating memories that will linger long after returning home. Each of the spacious one, two and three-bedroom condo suites is comfortable and casual. We offer free wireless internet, swimming pools, whirlpools, steam rooms, fitness center, game room, and on-site casual family dining. The Landmark Resort features more waterview suites than any other resort in the county. Whether relaxation or activity is the goal, the Landmark is central to everything Door County has to offer.

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4929 Landmark Drive, Egg Harbor, WI 54209 www.thelandmarkresort.com Check out packages and specials online

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If you would like more information on this property, contact Jeff Lien of Lien Team Realtors, First Weber Realtors.® 414-807-4800.

OCTOBER 2021

THE LEGEND at Brandybrook Golf Club! Custom design and built by Regency Builders overlooking the 11th Fairway. A 4.5 Car heated garage! 3 gas fireplace’s! 2 story Foyer open to gorgeous Great room with walls of windows and a gas fireplace. Library/Office with French doors. Open staircase to Loft and 2 big bedrooms with a shared bath and walk in closets. 1st floor master suite with a gas fireplace, sitting area, luxury bath and huge closets! Gourmet kitchen with a snack bar and island, pantry, and a bay dinette. Den/ sunroom sits off the kitchen. Southern views from an elevated deck plus awning! An entertainer’s dream! Full walk-out lower level with a 2 way gas fireplace, 2nd kitchen and a monster wrap around wet bar. Plus a billiard area, game area, media room and exercise room. Plus a 4th bedroom and full bath. Spotless basement with stairs to the garage. A manicured landscape! Walk to the Clubhouse! n

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The Ottoman Society A Fine Furniture Consignment Shop

We invite you to a unique buying and selling experience in our bright and welcoming store. Find exceptional consignment items or bring us your treasures, Monday thru Saturday. Jill Wightman & Jennifer Morales

13408 Watertown Plank Road Elm Grove, WI (Located behind Great Harvest Bread) ____________________

262-786-1786 Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10-5 pm.

GOD’S CORNER

Thursdays, 10-7pm.

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All it takes is one Key Piece to make your house a home. Our distinctive home furnishings will surround you with warmth, style, and comfort. We offer design and color consultations for any room. Tuesday-Saturday, 10-5; Sunday, 11-4

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WHAT DOES CHRISTMAS mean to you? Christmas is not any of the things with which it is usually associated. It is not Christmas cards, some pretty, some comic, some formal with only the engraved name of the sender, some including a detailed account of the family accomplishments during the eleven months preceding, some religious. Christmas is not presents, nor is it the sudden fear that we have forgotten to send a present to someone who should definitely not be forgotten, and then rushing out the last minute to purchase a gift that costs much more than we had intended to spend. It is not parties supposedly toasting the spirit of the day. As a matter of fact, Christmas is not the conviviality so often predicated as the Spirit of the Christmas season. Christmas is not indulging oneself in Christmas cookies, candies, stollen, et al. It is not a season for reckless gourmandizing; nor is it proclaiming “Merry Christmas” to one and all as one proclaims “Have a nice day” regardless of storms or blizzards. Christmas is not a plastic tree gaudily decorated nor is it a sturdy balsam ablaze with lights. Christmas is a private acknowledgement of a very special occasion whose significance lies in the consciousness of the individual. It may be based on legend or fantasy. It may be based on a stirring sense of a spiritual presence and power that defies explanation and yet is possessed of a

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depth of joyous peace. This blessed cause for celebration is love as fine as steel and fragile as crystal. Love must hold firm like steel; it cannot be shattered like crystal. Love is the essence of selflessness, the epitome of givingness. What would happen if each of us who celebrates Christmas would spend just 15 minutes on Christmas Day sending love into the world, to everyone—stranger, family, enemy, friend, neighbor, business associates, relative? What would happen if children learning to say words were taught not only “I love Mommy,” “I love Daddy,” but “I love everybody?” With love, of course, must go faith. Christmas is faith. Faith in what? If scientists can develop synthetic life, where then is God, the Creator of the Life Force that is individualized as you and as me? With what are we tampering when mortal man believes it lies in his power to create life? If faith is, according to Hebrews XI “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen,” then should we not recognize without any question that God and the life that God has individualized as you and I are one? Yes, Christmas is many things to many people. Fundamentally, however, must it not be a conscious realization of the Christ Spirit that dwells within each of us and that will govern our days with peace and love for all humankind according to our acceptance of its presence and power? n E X C L U S I V E LY Y O U R S


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