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The Old Homestead Shops circa 1850

Visit our shops & Café N4W22496 Bluemound Rd., (Hwy JJ) Waukesha, WI

Just A Little Bit Country

Enjoy Exceptional Gourmet Lunches at…

Jack’s Café

N4 W22496 Bluemound Rd. Waukesha, WI 262-542-8050

Specializing in 18th & 19th century goods, New England style antiques & fine reproduction furniture.

Lenarduzzi Interiors ~Atelier~ A Place where Casual meets Elegance,

French Country Store Filled with Home Decor, Gifts & More... 414-852-8826 Tuesday-Saturday, am-5 pm Tuesday-Saturday, 11 10:30-4:00

Enjoy a charming setting, located in a 1850s historic building with thick fieldstone walls & brick flooring. See menu & café at N4 W22496 Bluemound Rd. Waukesha, WI • 262-521-2444 We host groups of up to 30-40 guests for special occasions; like showers, weddings, birthdays, wine tastings, company or private dinner parties & more! Contact our events co-ordinator Kari Miller-Cameron 414-915-7565


Old Homestead Directions N4 W22496 Bluemound Rd. Waukesha, WI 53186 From the East: I94 west to Madison Take Hwy J exit south to Hwy JJ (Bluemound Rd.) Go east approx, 1¼ mile. Look for a cream stone farmhouse on the left (north) side of the road. From the West: I94 east to Milwaukee Take Hwy J exit continuing to the right to Hwy JJ (Bluemound Rd.). Turn left at light (east) and go approximately 1¼ mile. Look for cream stone farmhouse.

Frenz Garden Center

We will help you prepare for the holiday season with... Fresh Cut Fraser & Balsam Christmas Trees ~ Indoor & Outdoor Garlands Unique Specialty Greens ~ Beautiful West Coast Wreaths ~ Made-to-Order or Grab & Go Twig Pots ~ Unique Christmas Ornaments & Tree Decor Holiday decorations for inside & out ~ Incredible gift selection ~ Great variety & selection of artificial trees ~ Poinsettias ~ Bird feeders & birdseed and much more

Open year-round WINTER HOURS Monday-Friday, 8 a.m-7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m-5 p.m.

HUGE FLORAL DEPARTMENT for all your floral design needs

505 N. Main Street, Thiensville, WI 262-242-1060 Snickers

Like us on Facebook From Cedarburg, head south approx. 3 miles on Washington Ave. to Main Street, Thiensville. Also we are only 5 miles from Pioneer Rd. or Mequon Rd., I-43 exit. Worth the drive from wherever you are.

Holidays in the Country

Celebrate The Season E njoy the spirit of the season

in a unique and relaxing atmosphere where you’ll find truly unusual gifts, antiques and seasonal items. We offer an abundant selection of dried flowers and will be happy to create a unique design just for you. Outside we have newly cut Christmas trees, handmade wreaths and an array of fresh seasonal greens.

Holiday Open House With Visiting Artisans

December 1-3 (three days)


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262-250-1503 Issue No. 2 , Volume 28. Wisconsin Country Life (ISSN 10463259) is published four times a year— Spring, Summer, Fall and Holiday/ Winter—by Lifestyle Publishing, 7434 Lannon Rd., Lannon WI 53046. ©2017 All rights reserved. This magazine accepts no responsibility for manuscripts or photo transparencies not accompanied by return postage. All printed material is copyrighted by Lifestyle Publishing, LLC 2016. Any reproduction in part or in whole is prohibited without written permission. WISCONSIN COUNTRY LIFE 7434 Lannon Rd., Lannon, WI 53046

Monches Farm Since 1980

5890 Monches Road, Colgate In the scenic Holy Hill area 262-966-2787 December Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week (closed December 24, 25 & 31) 4


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Come see the new Janome MC6700P now available at Milwaukee Sewing Machine in Downtown West Allis, WI. The many new features on this machine include the fastest top loading bobbin in the industry, a 10" all metal seamless flatbed, one step needle plate conversion, a new streamline shape and enhanced lighting, along with an Industrial inspired HP foot and plate and much more. Stop in for a demonstration today, or call 414-443-6444 or visit for more information. Located at 7226 West Greenfield Ave., West Allis, WI.

inspired holidays

A Sampler of

MONCHES FARM Our shop and grounds are filled with a wide variety of unique Christmas décor! Visit us at 5890 Monches Road, Colgate. Our hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 9-4. After Thanksgiving from 9-4 seven days a week. Don’t miss our Holiday Open House December 1-3. More information at and a link to the Facebook page. 262-966-2787.

flavor treasures

THE CHOCOLATE CHISEL The Chocolate Chisel’s chocolatiers create a multitude of delicious chocolates in our Port Washington kitchen. These artisan chocolates include truffles, dipped caramels, turtles, barks, bars, nut clusters and more. Rotating with each season and holiday are a myriad of flavors and chocolate sculptures. The German St. Nick and his Reindeer Medallion is one of our customer’s Christmas favorites. The Chocolate Chisel has many chocolate Holiday sculptures to choose from. Located near the downtown Port Washington harbor at 125. W. Grand Ave. 262-261-0200 or

ARIZONA SPA For Tea’s Sake. Take time and enjoy our finest, most delectable tea blends. Get rejuvenated and refreshed by experienceing these invigorating flavor treasures that bring comfort and solace to the mind, body and soul. Avaiable at Arizona Spa & Boutique. 18335 W. National Ave. New Berlin. 262-679-1515.


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Village of

Dine, Shop, Explore.


The Historic Village of Wauwatosa, feel the Europeon charm Give the Gift of Comfort this Season

Find all your orthopedic and shoe care needs right here in town!


Bos & Co.


119 E. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc • 262-569-8190 806 N. 68th St., Wauwatosa • 414-771-8190 Open Monday-Friday, 10-6 ; Saturday, 9-3

Niemann’s candies are still handmade from scratch! Enjoy the aroma of fresh candy made daily in our kitchen. Try our Almond Butter Toffee! There is none finer!



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7475 Harwood Avenue, Wauwatosa • 414.774.4940 Holiday Hours: (Begins Dec. 1) Mon.-Fri., 10-5:30; Thurs., 10-7; & Sat., 10-4.

CANADA PACIFIC HOLIDAY TRAIN with its lights, rocking music and call out to bring food donations and help to those in need is scheduled to stop December 3, at 4:15 for a half hour show.



SHOP LOCAL…Keep Our Community Unique.

Code expires 2/28/18 and only valid for public painting classes

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A Sampler of Country Life Inspired ideas from some of our favorite shops.

The Art Junque Community Not only has Wisconsin Artist Bonnie Lynn Loduha used her imagination to create a niche in the gift and collectibles market with Hawthorne Hill Farm, she has also opened the doors to her farmhouse studio to host a community of creative, artistic women.


Holiday Decorating Holiday decorating starts with an individual inspiration.

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We Love Antiques Special finds at some of our favorite antiques shops.

Taste of Country–A Perfect Wine Pairing With the holidays quickly approaching, it is time to begin planning menus and shopping for groceries, which may leave you facing endless shelves of wine. Choosing wines to pair with your holiday meal is an important part of the menu planning process.


Now on Holiday Baking for Family and Friends A holiday season filled with gatherings calls for simple recipes that make baking for family and friends easy and enjoyable.

At Home–Christmas Cheer The Christmas season always provides a source of joyful inspiration!

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A Country Affair A town and country guide to special events.

On the cover: Props courtesy Monches Farm. Photography by Stonehill Studios. WISCONSIN COUNTRY LIFE

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Guide to Milwaukee Area’s


40,000-sq.-ft. with 130+ dealers 3 FLOORS OF ANTIQUES TO SEE! 4th Floor Now Available to Reserve for Events!

Consignment & Vender Space Available...Please Inquire! OPEN DAILY ~ 10 am-5 pm 1512 West Pierce, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Only One Block North of National Ave. FREE PARKING

414-645-9640 Like us on Facebook THIRD THURSDAYS…Dec. 21, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March. 15…OPEN UNTIL 6PM!

Mark your Calendars! SWEETHEART MALLWIDE SALE FRI., SAT. & SUN., FEBRUARY 9, 10, & 11

Best Shops & Stops Celebrating 25 years!

423467 2 Shops, 1 Stop 234678



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1106 South First Street, Milwaukee, WI

1110 South First Street, Milwaukee, WI



grow s arm Girl Art & Antiques

Hours: Wednesday-Monday, Noon ’til 5 p.m. For directions visit

803 South 5th Street

(corner of 5th & National) Milwaukee, WI Open Thursday, 11-5; Friday, 11-6 & Saturday 10-5



Like us on Facebook for directions and a preview of our shop.

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Farmgirls “Holiday Heaven” Weekend! December 7, 8 ,9 & 10 Drawings for door prizes, refreshments & specials throughout the shop!

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Milwaukee Area Shops 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 5. 6. 7.

Antiques on Pierce 1512 W. Pierce St. – 414.645.9640 Antique Addicts 835 W. National Ave. – 414.395.0717 Farm Girl Art & Antiques 803 S. 5th St. – 414.405.4210 Alts 601 S. 6th St. – 414.378.7177 Clinton Street Antiques 1110 S. 1st St. – 414.732.6371 Clinton Street Annex Antiques 1106 S. 1st St. – 414.202.4201 BBC Lighting And Antiques 2015 W. St. Paul Ave. – 414.993-0808 Riverview Antique Market 2045 W. St. Paul Ave. – 414.278-999

Visiting for a day or a week? These stops are where you’ll find the treasures you seek!

Guide to Milwaukee Area’s Best Shops & Stops Continuing Our Tradition of Exceptional Antiques…

Riverview Antique Market Announcing our beautiful new location in the Historic Menomonee River Valley! Open 7-days a week, 10 am-5 pm From the Elegant to Funky & the Mysterious to the Unique 13,000-square-feet Dozens of Wisconsin’s Top Dealers


Stop in and find a selection of Historical & Hysterical Antiques & Collectibles like no other!

Celebrity, Sports & Historic Memorabilia Retro Signs • Neon Traffic Lights • Games Western • Hats • Military • Cash Registers Coin Operated Machines, rides, games & more!

All located in a historically interesting, beautifully restored 1892 Building

Perfect selection for your home, apartment, loft, or business 18th through 20th century Antiques, Artwork, Vintage Clothing, Mid-Century Modern & More

2045 W. St. Paul Ave. • Milwaukee, WI 53233 • 414-278-9999 Print out a map from your door to ours... for our online lighting showroom

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414-933-0808 2015 West St. Paul Ave • Milwaukee, WI HOURS: Monday-Saturday 9 am-5 pm & Sunday, 11 am-4 pm


Second Annual Christmas on KK

Archer Street to Smith Street Friday, December 1st from 5 pm-10pm Join us for a night of merriment and fun! Fundraising for the Bayview Community Center

Raffles ~ Santa ~ Krampus ~ Caroling Follow us on Facebook @christmasonkk



Bayview & South Area Shops 1. Sparrow Collective 2224 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. – 414.747.9229 2. Halo 2227 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. – 414.810.7627 3. URSA 2534 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. – 414.312.7188 4. Country Lion Antique Mall 4330S. Howell Ave. – 414.316.9985 5. The Curiosity Cabinet 3670 E. Grange Ave, Cudahy– 414.810.4007

Follow the maps for your own self guided tour.

So much more to see Just South of Milwaukee

Handmade Soap • Bath Bombs • Men’s Skin Care Baby Skin Care • Body Butter • Lotions • Scrubs Soy Candles and much more! for additional info 2227 S Kinnickinnic Ave • Milwaukee, WI (In the Bay View Neighborhood of MKE)

414.810.SOAP (7627) Like us on Facebook Open Mon-Fri noon - 6pm & Sat-Sun noon - 4pm


The Curiosity Cabinet Home of

NEW 14,000-Sq.-Ft. MALL!

Rent a case to as much square footage as you need! H

    Convenient Hours, Open 7 Days a Week! Monday-Saturday 10 am-7 pm and Sunday 10 am-4 pm

414-316-9985 H Like us on Facebook 4330 South Howell Avenue Milwaukee, Wisconsin






Where you will always find the

Eclectic, Eccentric & Unique!             

We BUY n SELL n CONSIGN Mon.-Thurs., 10 am-6 pm, Fri. & Sat. 10 am-7 pm. Closed Sunday (call for winter hours)

3670 East Grange Ave.


Cudahy, WI



The Bay View area was annexed into Milwaukee in 1887. Bay View is an ever changing retail and artisan community…take time to check it out today! Additional info at

New Berlin Christmas Parade December 2 @ 3:00 PM

The parade route will run along National Avenue from Coffee Road to Malone Park. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will follow the parade at Casper and National.


Sugar Creek Antiques

Over 50 dealers featuring…. General line of Antiques, along with Advertising Petroliana Ephemera Brewerania Railroad Jewelry Postcards & more! n




DEALER DICKER DAY JANUARY 1, 2018 (10-5) 17900 W. National Ave., New Berlin, WI ~ 262-971-0066

OPEN DAILY 10 am-5 pm Plenty of Parking! Approximately 2 miles west of the intersection of Moorland and National Ave. (ES) Located on the north side of National. Minutes from I-43

Arizona Spa & Boutique



LASH EXTENSIONS & MICROBLADING by Lynn Call Lynn for an appt, today!

Harmony Balance • Wellness

Total Nail & Skin Care Lash Extensions Micro Blading Brows Massage Therapy Reflexology Boutique, Jewelry & Gift Selection Gift Certificates Available


18335 W. National Ave., New Berlin,WI 262-679-1515 •

$100 off  Eyebrow Microblading $100 off Full Set of Lash Extensions One Hour Facial $45 Shellac Manicure $25

Gourmet Peppermint Hot Cocoa Serves: 6 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (Dutch processed) 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 cups whole milk 2 cups half-and-half 1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract 1/2 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Peppermint Extract 1/4 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Chocolate Extract In medium saucepan, combine cocoa powder, sugar and salt. Place over medium-low heat and gradually whisk in milk and halfand-half until combined. While stirring occasionally, continue to heat until hot, without bringing to a boil. Stir in vanilla, peppermint and chocolate extracts. Before serving, top with a vanilla bean marshmallow. For an extra blast of peppermint, drop a peppermint candy in each mug before serving.

The Art Junque Community Not only has Wisconsin Artist Bonnie Lynn Loduha used her imagination to create a niche in the gift and collectibles market with Hawthorne Hill Farm, she has also opened the doors to her farmhouse studio to host a community of creative, artistic women. With ongoing workshops, classes & monthly gathering groups, the Art Junque Community is a place of friendship, imagination, creativity and art. What we do here: Clubhouse Tuesday - Open Studio is a monthly event where we throw open the doors to the clubhouse studio, gather up the chairs and hang out in creative artsy-girlfriend community! This is an opportunity to bring whatever you are currently working on, bring completed projects to show and share, get inspired, exchange project ideas, ask questions on products or technique or just come hang out with the Art Junquette tribe! (Clubhouse Tuesday is a free of charge gathering!) The ART ‘n Soul Collage: Meeting the third Thursday of each month and using found images & ephemera, heart and soul collage is an intuitive visual storytelling and creative process - something easy, fun and expressive that anyone can do! Cutting out, gluing and assembling found images, we gather together creating an artistic and creative way of expressing ourselves using symbolic imagery and words. (this gathering is free of charge) Mixed Media:  We offer a variety of classes & workshops, and teach everything from basic supplies and techniques to assemblage and completed projects.  Starting with wood, metal, canvas and/or paper, our projects enable individual creativity to flourish and participants leave with a completed piece of mixed media art for their home or studio.     You can join The Art Junque Community on Facebook. The Calendar of Events is found there as well as where to RSVP and sign up for workshops. The Gathering location is in the Farmhouse Art Junque Studio at  Hawthorne Hill Farm, located at 16370 Small Road in New Berlin, WI (near I43 & the Ridge Cinema, West on Small Road) For any other Questions call Bonnie Lynn at 414-688-5854. n WISCONSIN COUNTRY LIFE

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Holiday Tour

Waukesha County & Highway 83 Curiosity Shop & Estate Sale Services


vintage , repurposed and handmade

A shop full of unique gifts, accessories, home goods, decor and more created by 40+ local artisans and crafters.

Buying & selling treasures, from one piece to an entire estate 104 W. Main Street #106 Wales, WI (approx. 1 mile east of Hwy. 83 on Main Street, downtown Wales) Tuesday, 11-4; Thursday, 4-8; Saturday, 11-4 Check Facebook for special hours As always, open by appointment, call


Also offering a variety of art and craft classes for anyone and for any occasion.

S42 W31254 Hwy 83 Genesee Depot, WI

Escape the Holiday Bustle, to a slice of Heaven at...

Call for Holiday HOURS • 262-968-2350

The Coffee Talk Bakery

(Located in the Depot Crossing) • We’re on facebook

Holidaze in the Depot December 9th ~ 10:00-3:OO pm A symphony of fun right in the heart of Genesee Depot. Christmas cookie decorating, photos of Santa, letters to the troops, Santa’s workshop, doggie dress up contest, live musical performances by local children! Prizes, goodies, and raffles! Free family fun all day!

Door County Coffee • Teas • Frappes • Smoothies Homemade Jams & Jellies • Gourmet Sauces

WEEKEND BREAKFASTS (Saturday, 8-2 & Sunday, 8-12) Breakfast Paninis • Egg Scramblers • Seasoned Potatoes Door County Cherry & Cream Cheese stuffed French Toast Quiche • Scones • Cinnamon Roll Cake • Pancakes LUNCHES (available All Day Wed.,Thur. & Fri., 6 am-2; Sat. 8-2 & Sun. 8-12) Paninis • Pulled Pork • Chicken Salad Croissants • Soups • Quiche BAKERY SELECTION Cinnamon Roll Cake • Bars • Pies • Scones • Cookies • Cakes

DON’T MISS OUR ANNUAL COOKIE  SALE DEC. 13-17 S52 W28809 Saylesville Rd.,  Waukesha, WI • 262-875-3377 • Join us on Facebook From West: we’re on Saylesville Rd. (Cty X) only 1.7 miles east of Hwy 83 & Field Crossing Dr. From East: (Cty X) Saylesville Rd. is only 3.5 miles west of the intersection at Hwys 59 & 164

All these fun places & experiences are located right off Hwy. 83 in Waukesha County

Delafield & Hartland Downtown Delafield Ladies Night Out ~ A night of shopping, dining and fun. Thursday, Dec. 14. 5 pm to 8:30 pm. Downtown Delafield, on Hwy. C (Genesee St.) 262-646-8100 or

At Angelina’s Ristorante we pride ourselves on creating authentic Italian cuisine while maintaining traditions that span generations. From the moment you step through the front door you will be embraced by the warm atmosphere and decor. Our restaurant is a great place for business meetings, couples, families and groups to gather and enjoy delicious homemade Italian cuisine.


with purchase of $100 Gift certificate (Nov. 24 - Dec 24, 2017)

621 Milwaukee Street, Delafield WI 262-303-4926 HOLIDAY HOURS Lounge Open at 4 pm, Tuesday-Sunday Dinner Tues.-Wed.-Thurs., 5-9; Sat. 5-10 & Sun. 5-8. Open Christmas Eve, New Years Eve. (Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas day & New Years day)

Book Your Holiday Party With Us

Breakfast, Lunch & Bakery!

Coffee • Teas • Espresso • Lattes Frappes • Malted Shakes • Smoothie Creams A Must Stop for Breakfast (all day) Signature pancakes • Eggs Benedict • Homemade Biscuits & Gravy Belgian Waffles • French Toast & Amazing Omelets!

Lunch Offerings

Salads • Paninis • Cold & Hot Sandwiches Daily; Homemade Old Fashioned Cream of Tomato Soup & Chili

418 Merton Ave., Hartland, WI

(exit 183, Hartland/Merton exit right across from BP) call ahead for faster service & take outs–


Mon.-Fri., 7 am to 5 pm; Sat., 7 am-3 pm & Sun., 8 am-3 pm


Knit • Crochet • Classes Yarn • Patterns • Books Workshops Gift Certificates Accessories 608 Milwaukee St. Delafield, WI 262.646.9392 Open Knitting Wed., 1-3; Thurs., 5-7 & Sun., 1-3

A pet boutique featuring unique accessories, toys and treats plus gifts for people who love dogs! 624 Milwaukee Street, Delafield, WI 53018 262-303-5121

Like us on Facebook (barkandbegboutique) for events and hours

2017 Breakfast with the Reindeer ~ Saturday December 2, 2017, 8 am-noon . Delafield Fish Hatchery,  417 Main Street downtown Delafield. Santa and his reindeer leave promptly at noon.

Selling antiques Your & collectibles W

hen downsizing or selling your items, consider the worldwide market, not just Milwaukee, Chicago or even the Midwest. Imagine your heirloom or classic car going to a museum in Copenhagen Denmark, or to a collector in the United Kingdom or Australia. This is the reality of today’s worldwide auction market and how to successfully sell your antique or vintage item for top dollar. Whether a vintage car, musical instrument, classic McIntosh or Marantz stereo system, gold and silver coins, sterling silver flatware or other item, an auction is the best format so everyone competes, and when opened up to worldwide bidding, these and many other items can bring prices that are simply amazing. The keys include a stellar company reputation and an understanding of worldwide shipping logistics, auctions that include many high resolution photos, a video, and accurate description. Does the item need to be in excellent condition? Not at all. What you may not know is that The Sell It Now Store™ specializes in helping you sell everything from vintage cars to coins. They understand the items, the worldwide market and what it takes to sell your item for top dollar using multiple global channels. The Sell It Now Store™ also takes care of all logistics. While other auction houses and consignment shops can sell your item, The Sell It Now Store™ are experts at valuing and successfully selling antiques and collectibles worldwide. This includes finding the correct venue for the sale of your item. They take care of everything and sell a single item to a complete estate. The key to the successful sale of your items is the overseas market.

The process is simple–give them a call for a free valuation. When the bidding ends, you will be amazed at how much that antique or collectible item sold for. You might be even more surprised what country it sold to! The Sell It Now Store™ is Wisconsin licensed auction house and are available by appointment at 2315 Badger Drive in Waukesha, WI. They can also be found on the web at Items That Sell Just a few if the many items they sell include sports, classic and muscle cars, silver and gold coins, musical instruments that include guitars and amplifiers, vintage stereo and hi-fi equipment, advertising memorabilia, coin operated slot machines, jukeboxes, pinball machines, automobilia that includes signs, gas pumps, and many other collectible items. Give them a call at 414-727-0600. You will be happy you did.

Holiday Decorating Holiday decorating starts with an individual inspiration. Whether you are creating a tabletop display or creating wreaths or garlands you must remember to layer textures, colors and heights. The picture of this classic cream chest depicts all of the above. Neutral tones of cream, beige, and gold are crisp and accent the mixed pine branches. Holiday decorating does not have to have a high price tag. Be creative and use what you have by swapping out pillows, throws and even artwork. Heirloom ornaments are another way to dazzle tables, vases and wine glasses. Move your furniture pieces around to create conversation groupings for guests stopping by. Incorporate quality artificial foliage if getting fresh greens are not in your budget every year. Garlands that are lush will warm up banisters and mantels or even serve as a tabletop for your holiday table. Christmas decorating is a welcome chance to show off what you have collected through the years. Key Pieces does holiday consults. Whether you need help with your trees, banisters, mantels, or holiday tables please call or stop by the boutique to be inspired! Happy holidays to all! Key Pieces, W282 N7148 Main Street, Merton, WI., Tuesday-Saturday 10-5; Sunday 11-4., 262-337-1728. n WISCONSIN COUNTRY LIFE

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We Love

Antiques Creating modern country style with antiques and flea market finds.

When you enter Fox lake Country Antiques in Oconomowoc, you will find behind the check out area, a really fun selection of fox themed antiques like this. Fox Lake Country Antique Mall has been in business for over 11 years and the collection continues to grow every year.  With over 22,000-sq.-ft. and over 100 dealers all on one level, you are sure to find what ever you are on the hunt for. See their ad, and The Country Affair listing for all the fun events this holiday season at Fox Lake Country Antiques, located at 201 N. Fowler Street, Oconomowoc, WI. Look for signs right on Hwy 16/Wisconsin Ave. Call 262-560-0890 or check for more information.

Shown is a very unique 1878 Liliput cast iron mechanical bank found at an independantly owned antique shop, Metroplitan Antiques in downtown Waukesha, WI. This bank was made in the USA by J&E Stevens Company. Call Jodie at Metropolitan Antiques to sell your quality antiques at 262-547-5000 or 262-352-8888. This Antique shop is located in the historic Metropolitan Building at 259 West Main Street, Waukesha, WI. Like them on Facebook, for information and hours. Extended hours during Downtown Waukesha Events!

This is just a fun sampling of the loads of vintage ornaments, Christmas collectibles, decorations and many unique Christmas gift ideas waiting for you at Pilgrim Antique Mall. Take a nostalgic trip back in time and let the memories of a simpler time and an old fashioned Christmas flood your mind! Pilgrim Antique Mall also hosts a Second Sunday Flea Market in adjacent building from 8 am-3 pm, in addition to the Mall location open 7 days a week at W156N11500 Pilgrim Road in Germantown, WI. Call 262-250-0206 or visit for more information.



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Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Downtown Stop. Dec. 3rd at 6:55 PM

AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY, ARTS & CRAFTS We Invite you to visit our gallery & discover an unforgettable collection direct from the reservations & trading posts of the West.

Silver Eagle Silver... Make a Statement Authorized Pendleton Dealer

183 E. Wisconsin Ave., Avenue Square Mall • Downtown Oconomowoc 262-569-9595 Monday-Friday, 10-6 | Saturday, 9:30-5 | Sunday, 10-3

Handcrafted All Natural Chocolates Holiday, Business & Personal Gifts 169 East Wisconsin Ave, Downtown Oconomowoc, WI

262-408-9831 • • Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 9-1 • We ship nationwide. Gift Cards Available.

Give the Gift of Comfort this Season

Find all your orthopedic and shoe care needs right here in town!

Bos & Co.


119 E. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc • 262-569-8190 806 N. 68th St., Wauwatosa • 414-771-8190 Open Monday-Friday, 10-6 ; Saturday, 9-3

Italian Market & Deli Bakery • Groceries • Deli • FULL Lunch & Dinner Sandwiches • Paninis • Entrees • Salads • Soups • To Go menu HOLIDAY CATERING Show or mention this ad by December 10, 2017 for

10% OFF

any CATERING ORDER (up to $250)       262-354-3132

29 South Main Street • Downtown Oconomowoc, WI (plenty of parking in municiple LOT just South of us!)

Confections For Any Occasion Gourmet Chocolates Homemade Fudge • Ice Cream Gourmet Popcorn Nostalgic Candy & Much More! 126 N. Main St. • Oconomowoc, WI 262-560-9620 Also visit us in Theresa, WI at 101 N. Milwaukee Street • 920-488-9269 Check OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Christmas Parade, Downtown, Saturday, December 2nd, 5 pm. For more information go to www.oconomowoc-wi-gov.

Christmas Parade, Downtown, Saturday, December 2, 5 pm. For more information go to www.oconomowoc-wi-gov.




Amazing Artwork & Framing

“We specialize in lighting, whatever your Style!”



The Highest Quality Framing When You Bring in this ad. Plus one free print “Winter Crossing” 33"W x 26"H By Russ Meyer

175 East Wisconsin Ave. Oconomowoc, WI | 262-567-7216 | Open M-F 9-5; Sat 10-4 & Sun 10-2.

Lamps • Chandeliers • Sconces • Finials • Bulbs Shades • Consignments • On site Restoration & Repairs 163 East Wisconsin Ave, Downtown Oconomowoc (located right behind Whelans Coffee & Ice Cream shop)

262-567-6543 • Open Tuesday-Saturday

CELEBRATING 11 Years in Business


Raffles • Refreshments • Vintage & Retro Christmas

201 North Fowler St., Oconomowoc, WI 262-560-0890 10 am-5 pm 7 days a week.

Closed: Easter Sunday. Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

FIND THE FOX EVENT December 15, 16 & 17                  

FOX HUNT! Come be the 1st to “FIND the FOX” for $10.00 FOX BUCKS. (limit one per family) Details at the store.

AFTER CHRISTMAS SALE December 26–January 1. “Happy 2018!”

Look for the BIG FOX sign!

“Pick out YOUR Santa Gift WEEK!”

Come & experience a wide range of antiques - 22,000-square-feet 100+ dealers all on one level with wide open aisles

Stop in NOW to pick up your coloring page to enter to WIN one of many age catagory PRIZES! Now thru January 1st

Directions: Hwy 16 to Oconomowoc (16 becomes Wisconsin Ave., downtown)


Twas after Christmas and all throughout our Mall, You’ll find wonderfull Treasures... Come get them all! ~ Oconomowoc Chili-Fest Warm up with some homemade chili. Ice sculpture carving, beer tent/warming house, ice fishing clinic and pond hockey tournament. Saturday, January 27, 2018.


Lake Country Charms LAC LA BELLE





More than 30 local lakes to choose from OKAUCHEE LAKE

Stained Glass Studio


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


The Jewelry Mechanic Design Studio & Art Gallery

Custom Made to your Specifications Come order your breathtaking piece today! 756 East Wisconsin Avenue

W359N5930 Brown Street (One mile north of Hwy 16 on Hwy P)


(where Hwy 16 enters downtown)

Oconomowoc • 262-560-1169

Newest Artisan & Antiques Mall in Southeast Wisconsin Treasure Vintage



Recreate • Recycle • Redo • Reinvented • Remix Repurposed • Restore • Rethink Vintage • Retro Antiques • Industrial Chic Shabby Chic • Mid Century & MORE!


NOW Accepting Applications for Quality Artisans, Pickers & More!

Make us your new business location...stop in today! (Applications available on facebook, and at location...check us out!) W359 N5740 Brown Street, Oconomowoc, WI • 262-468-5220 Off Hwy. 16, only 1 mile North of Hwy. P, North exit (East side of Hwy. P) HOURS: Monday-Friday 10 am-6 pm • Saturday 10 am-5 pm • Sunday noon-4 pm

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A Perfect Wine Pairing for Holiday Parties With the holidays quickly approaching, it is time to begin planning menus and shopping for groceries, which may leave you facing endless shelves of wine. Choosing wines to pair with your holiday meal is an important part of the menu planning process. A smart rule is to select quality wines that pair with a variety of dishes, such as crisp, medium-bodied chardonnays and medium-to-full-bodied, flavorful merlots. “I love having a bright, crisp chardonnay on hand for holiday entertaining,” said Katie Madigan, winemaker at St. Francis Winery. “Chardonnay complements so many holiday flavors. It’s a great choice to serve with appetizers and it also transitions nicely to dinner.” A certified sustainable winery in Sonoma County, California, St. Francis Winery offers a full range of varietal wines ideal for holiday 22

entertaining, such as the St. Francis Sonoma County Chardonnay 2015 (SRP $16.99), which is made from grapes picked in the cool of night to create delicate aromas, crisp acidity and a rich, lingering finish. With notes of fresh pear and pineapple, it pairs well with mild cheeses and rich seafood appetizers, such as Pan Fried Crab Cakes. If you are looking for inspiration to get your holiday menu planning started, consider this simple hors d’oeuvre, which can be made the night before and cooked just before guests arrive. Pair it with a chilled glass of crisp chardonnay to start the party off just right. A complementary option for guests who prefer red wine is the Sonoma Valley Merlot (SRP $20.99). This wine has multiple layers of aromatics with flavors of red cherry, plum, dried cranberry, espresso bean and WISCONSIN COUNTRY LIFE

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savory spices that match well with hard cheeses, roasted turkey, lamb or steaks with blue cheese butter. Find more tips for pairing wines and recipes ideal for holiday entertaining at Pan Fried Crab Cakes 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup minced green onions 2 large egg yolks 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon 1 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 pound Dungeness crab meat 2 cups panko, divided 2 tablespoons butter Continued on page 36


Shop! Dine! Believe!

Experience the Magic of Christmas in Downtown Waukesha Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, November 17, 5:30 pm at the Rotunda.

Letters to Santa Mailbox

October 28-December 17 Info: In front of Martha Merrell’s Books.

Holiday Stroll & Parade

Sunday, November 19, Noon-4 pm Parade start time, 4 pm

Free Photos with Santa

Sunday, November 19, noon-3 pm Saturdays, November 25 thru December 23, 1-3 pm at Fruits of the Spirit Candles.

Caroling for a Cause

(Alzheimer’s Research) Fridays and Saturdays November 17 thru December 23

Friday Night After Dark Music

November 17 thru December 29 at 6 pm Live music at various indoor venues throughout Downtown Waukesha.

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

November 24-December 30 Fridays, 6-9 pm & Saturdays, 1-5 pm Purchase tickets at Martha Merrell’s Books Tickets good all day. Sponsored by Waukesha Downtown Business Association (WDBA). Carriage storage kindly provided by the Mandel Group.

Family Christmas Candle Workshops

Wednesdays, November 29, December 6 & 13, 6 pm Call for reservations at Fruits of the Spirit Candles.

Picture Your Self(ie) Downtown

Breakfast With Santa

Saturdays, December 2, 9, 16 & 23, 8-10 am By reservation at Martha Merrell’s Books 262-547-1060.

Art Crawl

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, December 2, 4-10 pm Find the perfect gift this evening Shops & galleries open till 10 pm. Carriage Rides, 6-9 pm. Reading of Polar Express at Martha Merrell’s Books at 6 pm.

Twelve Days of Christmas Holiday Shopping Specials

Family Christmas Cookie Decorating

November 20-December 23

Saturday, November 25 Shop & Dine locally, shop small. Info at

November 27-30 December 4-7 & 11-14

Saturdays, December 2, 9 & 16 4 pm at Martha Merrell’s Books. 262-547-1060.

Santa Run

Sunday, December 3, 10:30 am Start. Pre-register Hosted by ERAs Senior Programs.

Christmas Tea with Kerry Mackay

Wednesdays, December 6, 13 & 20 3 pm at Martha Merrell’s Books 262-547-1060.

DIY Ornaments for Kids

Saturday, December 9 at 1:30 pm at WCAP.

Pancakes & Pajamas Party Saturday, December 9, 8:30 am By reservation at Rochester Deli 262-522-9611.

Ugly Sweater Saturday

Saturday, December 9 All Day into Night! Specials & parties all day for those sporting these festive beauties! Info at

Christmas Activity for Preschoolers

Tuesday, December 12, 10:30-11:30 At Martha Merrell’s Books. 262-547-1060 (Hosted by Orange Hat Publishing)

Go to or 262-547-2354.

detailed event listing, event reservation info, downtown map and parking locations.


One of a kind! This 92" tall grandfather was crafted with rare and unusal woods by a master clockmaker in Toronto. Select one of its three melodies to chime the quarter hours.

259 W. Main St. Waukesha WI 262-547-5000 I BUY ANTIQUES, CALL 262-352-8888 Independently owned antique store in downtown Waukesha. Like us on Facebook for extended Holiday Hours & Events

This transitional style mantel clock with brushed nickel and black coffee finish has an hourly chime and strike.


Little Swiss Clock Shop 270 West Main Street, Downtown Waukesha

262.547.2111 Call or check our Web Site for Holiday Hours

Go to or 262-547-2354. detailed event listing info, downtown map and parking locations.


December 8 & 9; January 12 & 13; Feburary 9 & 10; March 9 & 10; April 20 & 21 10 am-6 pm (or call for appointment)

Kavelaris Antiques llc Buying & Selling Antiques

Primitives • Architectural • Industrial • Rusty, Unusual

1426 Arcadian, Waukesha, WI • 414-491-2754 •


Featuring Over 100 Vendors

Re-purposed • Vintage Up-cycled • Handmade

Little Swiss Clock Shop

“A Charming Shoppe”

270 West Main Street, Downtown Waukesha

Antiques, Decor & More 1,000’s of Used Books


Open Tues.-Sat.; 9 am-5 pm

306 North East Avenue, Waukesha, WI ( just North of Carroll University)

Call or check our Web Site for Holiday Hours

Create a festive tone for your guests with decorative and delicious food from the deli and bakery! CONTACT OUR CATERING OFFICE 262-522-9613

Tues. & Wed. 10-4; Thurs.–Sat. 10-6; Sun. 12-4






Open Monday thru Saturday 143 W. Broadway

Open Tuesday thru Saturday 141 W. Broadway


Historic Downtown Waukesha


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Go to or 262-547-2354. detailed event listing info, downtown map and parking locations.

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Around West Allis SHOP TO CARRIE Gift & Clothing Boutique

11045 W. National Ave., West Allis, WI 53227

“Door County without the drive” Shop Small and Buy Local

Flowers To Carrie On Custom Florals By Our Design Team Largest seller of GINGERSnaps & CARRIESnaps in WI.


and Jewelry Boutique

Boutique Fashions for all Ages…Sizes Sm-4XL Buy year round from 25 Local Artisans Monthly Girl’s Nite Out Fashion Show Concealed “To Carrie On” Purses, L’Bri Rep. & Young Living Oils

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All Silver & Gold Coins u Silver Bars & Rounds Proof & Mint Sets u Gold & Silver Jewelry Certified Coins u U.S. Silver Dollars u Paper Currency

www.shoptocarrieon. com414-282-1958

2069 South 108th Street, West Allis, WI 414-543-8833 u

Hours: Mon. 12-6, Tues.-Fri., 10-6, Sat., 10-4, Sun. 11-4

Holiday Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm. & Saturdays Nov. 25, Dec. 2,8,16 & 23, 10 am-2 pm

Coins & Quilts

Fabric, notions, Buy, Sell & Trade supplies, patterns & kits. Coins, jewelry, gold, Long arm silver, currency & quilting services. foreign coins. 11037 W. Oklahoma Ave., West Allis, WI 414-546-3233 or cell: 414-779-0528 •

Check for additional hours & quilting class schedule. OPEN Mon. & Tues.,12-5; Wed.-Fri., 10-5, Sat., please check website. West Allis Community Christmas Parade. Saturday, December 2nd at 4 pm. “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree” Parade route, Greenfield Avenue from 81st Street to 70th Street then South to Orchard Ave.


Hawkins Clock Center

We Buy & Sell Gold, Silver & Coins

We have been in West Allis area for over 50 years. We buy and sell gold, silver coins, jewelry, currency and other memorabilia. We carry a full line of coin supplies. We are also a hobby store that sells model railroad, railroad supplies, die cast and plastic models. We also sell Magic The Gathering cards and supplies.

We are Buying…

Gold Coins and All 10k, 14k, 18k items • Dental Gold Silver Coins and Sterling • Jewelry • Forks & Spoons • Silver Bars & Rounds • Franklin Mint Silver

Come See Our Showroom

Model Railroads • Models • Die Cast • Memorabilia • Complete Line of Supplies SHOW THIS AD FOR

10% off any train or toy item Not valid with other offers

HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm & Saturday 10 am-3 pm

414-541-8650 • 3050 S. 92nd St., West Allis, WI 53227 visit us online at


Pottery school and Studio

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shop our gallery of Gift ideas!

• Hand Building/ Sculpting Classes • Adult Pottery Wheel Classes • Parent & Child Classes • Teen Wheel • Couples Night Out • Corporate and Scout Events Studio Memberships

7105 W. Greenfield Ave. Downtown West Allis, WI

414-249-5902 www.creamcityclay.con

Dec. 2nd (12-3 Drop in) Kids Ornament Making–$10 ea.

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The Dream Machine

SEWING | EMBROIDERY | QUILTING | CRAFTING 7226 W. Greenfield Ave., Downtown West Allis 414.443.6444 (additional parking & entry behind the store) Like us on Facebook

10% OFF any service or purchase with this AD Sorry, not valid on sewing machines, or prior purchases. Expires Feb. 28, 2018

Nov. 24 to Dec. 31, 2017 PROMO

$20 FREE Gift Certificate with the purchase of $100 Certificate



(All you can eat) (Saturday & Sunday 8 am-noon) Baked, Breaded, or Beer Battered Skillets • Mexican Includes Homemade Potato Sandwiches • Omelets Pancakes or Fries & Cole slaw. & much more! 7335 West Greenfield Ave., West Allis HOLIDAY PARTY CATERING AVAILABLE Call 414-763-5150 or visit for more info. Mon.,-Fri., 10:30 am-10:30 pm; Sat., 8 am-10 pm & Sun., 8 am-9 pm.

Small Business Saturday November 25. Encouraging people across the country to support small, local businesses.

Downtown West Allis is located on Greenfield Avenue, between S. 70th and 76th streets. From I-94, take either the 84th or 70th street exit, head south to Greenfield Avenue. Downtown is situated 2 blocks east of Wisconsin State Fair Park. Free parking is available behind most businesses, easily accessible from the side streets.

Start the Holiday Season in West Allis Downtown! Saturday December 2nd

1412 South 72nd Street Downtown West Allis, WI 414-399-3019 or 414-587-7152

Unique One-of-a Kind Hand Painted Furniture

~ We Specialize in Custom Orders ~ Reasonable Classes & Chalk Painting Supplies Classes Start at $40

Our paints are 25% less than other major brands

OPEN DAILYÂ 10 am-4 pm. Closed Sundays and Tuesdays

This Holiday Consider Giving the Gift of Time


Clock Center Your ultimate clock store

We offer over 4,000 clocks from leading manufacturers here in the US and from different parts of the globe Looking for that unique clock or music box? Check us out! Need a special clock? We also manufacture clocks. You can certainly find that special timepiece to complement your home or for that special gift

7301 West Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, WI 53214 414-258-1144 Hours: M-F, 10-6; Sat., 10-5; Sun., 10-2.

Well worth the drive wherever you are. All clocks-grandfather, wall, mantle, musical and novelty including new Citizen clocks are ON SALE.

Are you ready for the holidays? Great In-Store Specials!



125 West Main Street, Cambridge 608-423-3740 A Unique Specialty Shop for Women

Where The German Tradition Lives On... German Imports For Advent And Christmas

Exclusive Ethnic Collectables

Experience tranquility and inspiration when you visit our four room boutique for distinctive home furnishings and accents. We offer design and color consultations for any room. Tues-Sat., 10-5, Sun., 11-4, Closed Mondays.

W282 N7148 Main Street, Merton. 262-337-1728


W15909 Old World Main St. Germantown, WI • 262-251-2121 Open Wed.-Sat. 11-7 WISCONSIN COUNTRY LIFE

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At Home with Country Life... Inspiring ways to bring country style into your home.

Christmas Cheer The Christmas season always provides a source of joyful inspiration! This arrangement brings the warmth of the season with the varied textures of  evergreens and the joyful pop of color in the red accents! Designer Sue Morgan has been creating floral art for over 25 years.  Many of Sue’s creations are always available at Monches Farm throughout the seasons. She also creates custom pieces using preferred styles and colors to reflect the customer’s personal style.  Call her at Monches Farm at 262-966-2787.   To create this arrangement, Sue used all everlasting materials (with the exception of the bamboo branches.) Green ceramic vase (8" high x 4" wide) 1 block floral foam handful of moss bunch of red bamboo branches (dogwood could be substituted) 9 stems clustered red berries 5 stems evergreens 5 stems Eucalyptus pods 1 bunch small red berries 2 bunches clustered red berries 1 bunch gray-hued leaves cut foam to fit vase glue foam into vase n glue moss around the foam n glue evergreen branches in foam to form the arrangement shape n glue in Eucalyptus pods n cut the gray-hued bunch apart and glue stems into foam n add separated stems of berries following arrangement shape n lastly, glue branches in as tallest elements for vertical extension. n n n

Photos by Stonehill Studio. Floral arrangement by Monches Farms.


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Historic Downtown

West Bend A Conversation Piece llc Home • Holiday • Paints • Classes & Gifts

Explore the Magic of Christmas

fine gifts & home décor

Come discover the joys of Serendipity! We have been busy all year finding the most unique, wonderful treasures to share with you this holiday season. Stop in to see what all the fuss is about! Holiday Hours November & December Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm Wednesday & Friday, 10 am-7 pm Sunday, noon-4 pm serendipitywestbend

General Finishes Milk Paint • Gel Stains • Old Town Chalk Style Paint Paint Classes • Nora Fleming Seasonal Serving Pcs. • Mona B. Bags Milkhouse Candles • Summer Snow Prints • Petite Ginger Snaps

600 S. Main Street, West Bend 262-338-2988

132 South 6th Ave., West Bend, WI • 262-335-1100

Holiday Hours: Mon. & Wed, 10 am-5 pm; Thurs.,10 am-7 pm; Fri., 10 am-5 pm; Sat., 10 am-3 pm (Sundays in December Open from 10 am-3 pm)

West Bend’s

1720 Barton Ave. West Bend, WI 262-388-6842 Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 10 am-5 pm. Wednesday, 10 am-7 pm. Extended hours beginning 12/3

November 24 through December 31

Home of the Moonglow


(drive-through only after Dec. 24 thru Dec. 31).

New & Vintage Treasures

Regner Park, West Bend. Hwy. 33 to Silverbrook, north to Regner Park.

• Home Decorating Items • Women’s Accessories • Florals & Candles • Seasonal Merchandise

Sugested donation is $10.00 per car, and non-perishable food donations are appreciated to benefit local food pantries.

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Small Business Saturday in downtown West Bend. Saturday, November 25th. Time is 10 am-4 pm, Check with local retailers for specific store hours, or go to

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Home Furnishings Consignment

Holiday Hours until December 24th: Mon.-Fri., 10-5; Wed., 10-7; Sat., 10-4 & Sun., 11-4. Come Savor our holiday selection as you find perfect gifts for everyone on your list! Enjoy seeing our themed trees, tabletop, decorating and entertaining items, clothing, jewelry, Tea Forte and so much more.

248 N. Main St. West Bend, WI • 262-338-8403 “like us”on facebook

Furnish your entire home with style, quality and comfort for the fraction of the cost of new. Come visit our 3 showrooms of beautifully arranged home furnishings and accent pieces. We also carry a line of new upholstery made right here in Wisconsin. You may purchase from the floor or special order in your choice of fabrics. Every time you come in, it’s like going on a treasure hunt! Mon.-Fri., 10 am-5 pm & Sat., 10 am-3 pm Closed Sundays.

337 North Main St. West Bend, WI 262-438-0008 •

New location in Downtown West Bend! 138 N. Main Street West Bend, WI 262-346-8386 Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri., 10-6; Wed. 10-7 & Sat. 10-4

The West Bend Christmas Parade is November 26th at 5 pm. This year's theme is "Christmas Memories"

$ Hartford $ Where Highways 83 & 60 Meet


Midnight Madness Friday, December 15th 6 pm-midnight.

A Boho Contemporary styled boutique clothing store featuring New and fresh styles for women of all ages. Find fun clothing under $50, INIS perfume, jewelry, bags and the future addition of custom toe rings!

Shopping deals, entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides, food and even Santa! Join the fun in downtown Hartford, Wisconsin where the deals get better as the night goes on! In addition to the specials offered by the merchants, there are crafters and vendors to help you with those last-minute holiday gifts. Check individual merchant for their hours and specials. Plus vendors are inside the Link Building at 33 N. Main Street. or call 262-673-7193

Featuring over 60 local artists and makers from jewelry to home decor. Find your one of a kind piece here at The Local Collective. Including furniture, drink-ware, soaps (bath and body), apparel, home decor and candles. Follow us on Instagram. Please call for our Holiday hours or visit our Facebook page.

OPEN: Tues. & Wed., 11am-4 pm; Thur., Fri. & Sat., 11am-6 pm

47 North Main Street Downtown Hartford, WI • 262-397-8263 10% OFF any purchase when you mention or Show this AD

Mon.-Closed; Tues.-Fri., 10-6; Sat., 9-4; Sun., 12-4

10 S. Main Street • Downtown Hartford, WI • 262-457-2662 SE corner of Hwy. 60 & 83 (Free parking in lot right to the south of our shop)

Mention this ad for 10% OFF Your purchase

Hen Picked Antiques and Stained Glass Antiques - Collectibles - Giftware Gently used Home and Garden Décor Stained Glass Repairs and Supplies Vintage Lamp Restoration Supplies CLASSES AVAILABLE Stained glass-Doll Restoration Chair CaningPainting on Canvas  Call for class schedules and shop hours.

108 Branch Street Hartford, WI • 262-709-6198 Like us on Facebook! •



We Specialize in

19th Century Wisconsin Furniture, Oil Lamps, Artwork, Estate & Mexican Silver Jewelry, Misc. Smalls, Advertising & More! WE BUY & SELL! Please call Steve at 414-531-9707 for an Appointment & Hours

135 North Main Street, Hartford, WI

HARTFORD ICED ON MAIN Downtown merchants sponsor professional ice sculptures to create art right in front of their shops. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10 am to 2 pm. or call 262-673-7193.

Homemade Ice Cream • Fresh Roasted Nuts Nostalgic Candies • Bakery • Soda Fountain Service 65 N. Main St. Downtown Hartford • 262-673-1957 Please Call for Hours

Nestled in The Westphal Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast. Gifts • Antiques • Art Baby & Ladies Apparel • Vintage Shabby Chic • Tea • Soaps • Chocolates New Boutique Baby/Children’s Line Open All Year. Boutique Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11-5; Fri., 11-8

A Coffee House & Eatery Perc Place /p rk plas (n.); An enchanting and romantic dining destination enhanced by awe-inspiring surroundings; where an exquisite menu, fine libations, friendly and impeccable service, blend to immerse the adventurous foodie in a world of serendipity.

39 & 43A North Main St., Downtown Hartford, WI


Mon.-Thurs., 7 am,-3 pm; Friday, 7 am-9 pm; Saturday, 7 am-9 pm & Sunday, 8 am-2 pm

“Christmas in the Cellar” Now thru Dec. 31st. at Pamela’s Corner Boutique Open Mon.- Sat., 11 am-5 pm

90 South Main Street Hartford,Wisconsin 262-673-7938 DOWNTOWN HARTFORD

North Main

HWY 60 (W. Sumner Rd.) HWY 60 (E. Sumner Rd.) Kossuth St. Westphal Mansion Bed & Breakfast Pamela’s Corner Boutique 90 South Main South Main

HWY 83 (Branch St.)


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4 tablespoons olive oil Remoulade sauce, for serving Line baking sheet with waxed paper. In large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, green onions, egg yolks, lemon juice, tarragon, cilantro, mustard, lemon peel and black pepper. Add crabmeat and 1 cup panko, breaking up crabmeat slightly. Let mix stand 10 minutes. Form crab mixture into 16 2-inch patties, using about 1/4 cup for each cake. Place patties on baking sheet. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours. Using remaining panko, lightly coat each crab cake. Heat two heavy, large skillets over medium-high heat. In each skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add crab cakes to skillets and cook until golden on both sides (adding more butter and oil as needed), about 5 minutes total. Transfer cakes to napkins to drain excess oil. Plate crab cakes with dollop of remoulade on top. n

ELKHORN, WI Antique Flea Market 2018 DATES May 20, June 24, August 12 & September 30 Gate $5 • Free Parking Opens 7am • No Pets Over 500 Inside & Outside Dealers Rain or Shine • Fairgrounds Hwy. 11



Romance Savor the

Quality Antiques & Collectibles including...Furniture, Pottery, Primitives, Vintage Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories, Fishing & Sports Collectibles, Elegant Glassware. OPEN Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sunday noon-4 p.m. or 262-250-0260 W156 N11500 Pilgrim Road, Germantown, WI

(near the corner of Hwy. 145 & Pilgrim Rd.)


We Carry A LOT that is NOT so new, But, we’ll always have…. something meant for YOU!

…of a Country Victorian Inn that blends today’s comfort and conveniences with the captivating charm of the past. Elegant guest rooms feature antiques, whirlpool baths and fireplaces. Located in the heart of Cedarburg’s Historic District.

(In adjacent building)

8 a.m. to 3 p.m., December 10th, 2017

January 14th, Feburary 11th, March 11th & April 8th, 2018 Vender space available call Charlie at 262-431-4020 for info & space reservation.


Consign, Selling & Buying Antiques Estate Sale Services Provided 414-282-0447 or

4805B S. 74th Street • Greenfield (2 blks S. of Layton on 74th)

Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sun., noon-5 p.m. WISCONSIN COUNTRY LIFE

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Gift Certificates Available W62 N573 Washington Avenue Cedarburg, WI 53012

262-375-3550 • 800-554-4717

We Love

Antiques Creating modern country style with antiques and flea market finds.

Nobody would ever guess there is the amazing antique selection there is inside the doors of BBC Lighting in Milwaukee! In among this incredible lighting showroom and warehouse you will find a huge array of antiques to be discovered like this throughout. Expect quality like this replated solid brass cash register. It states “American” and dates back to approximately 1902. It is in impeccable condition and all complete. BBC Lighting is at 2015 West St. Paul Avenue, in Milwaukee, WI. For more information, call 414-933-0808 or check

This Ceramic Holt Howard coffee pot (which also works well to keep your Hot Chocolate Hot!) Comes with electric cord, and is estimated to be from the 1960s. It is in great condition and works well. The General Store Antique Mall boasts two floors of over 90 dealers booths filled with everyday and holiday treasures! Stop in for their storewide sale in November and Christmas open house in early December. They are open 7 days a week, 10 am-5 pm (no major holidays. Find this Mall at 1277 Fond Du Lac Ave, in Downtown Kewaskum, WI. Call 262-626-2885 or check facebook or details.

This Old Milwaukee steel beer sign dates back to 1930 and is in great condition. It is a rare find because of being embossed as well as created with 7 colors. This sign and an expanding line of breweriana is located at The Country Lion Antique Mall, 4330 South Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI. They are open 7 days a week, with very convenient hours; Monday-Saturday, 10 am-7 pm and Sunday, 10 am-4 pm. The Country Lion buys and sells quality antiques and currently has dealer space available. Call 414-316-9985 for more information.


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Historic Downtown Greendale presents





Friday, December 1st, 2017 4 pm–9 pm Join us as Downtown Greendale transforms into a Christmas Carol! Discover the Village Shops decked out for the merriest of seasons– Historic Downtown Greendale is transformed into a scene from a Dickens novel. Over 100,000 twinkling lights & merchants dressed in Dickens era costumes. From the Ghost of Christmas Past to Tiny Tim all the beloved characters will be there for the magical evening. Reminisce to holiday entertainment by strolling carolers, bell and chamber choirs, and string instruments. Enjoy chestnuts roasted on an open fire and kettle corn, horse-drawn wagon rides, “A Christmas Carol” play, storytelling, letter writing to Santa. Come explore the uniqueness of Greendale–A Historic Landmark For more information or to be a sponsor visit: SHOW THIS PAGE inside the Greendale Welcome Center (at 5680 Board Street) FOR A FREE COMMEMORATIVE PIN


Historic Village of

Make Greendale your Holiday destination. 25 unique shops, great restaurants and cafes and more.

Coffee by the cup or pound d Fresh Bakery d Breakfast Sandwiches Frappes d Loose & Bulk Tea d Herbal Rishi Tea Fruit Smoothies d Iced Mochas & Lattes d Italian Soda Hot or iced Chai d Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate

Restyled Furniture (including custom orders) Handcrafted Artisan Gifts Home Décor Antiques Furniture Chalk Painting Classes Vintage Wedding Rentals Come for a nostalgic “Romantic Shopping Experience”!

Open Mon.-Fri., 6 am-5 pm; Sat., 7am-4 pm; Sun., 8 am-1 pm. 5635 Broad Street, Historic Greendale • 414-423-5810

A 50s Diner in Historic Greendale Ferch’s Malt Shoppe & Grill 5636 Broad Street, Historic Greendale, WI 414-423-1414 Like us on Facebook

We create your favorite flavor of Custard on our cold marble top.

Grilled Sandwiches • Burgers • Salads • Wraps Have your next Event at Ferch’s Greendale!

Birthdays • Showers • Reunions • Holiday Parties • Meetings JOIN our scoop email list at

5640 Parking Street, Historic Greendale, WI 414-446-2398 Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Please go to for shop & class info!

Village of Greendale Tree Lighting

Handmade gourmet apples and candies Tasty treats ~ Gift items


The Village of Greendale and the Greendale Chamber of Commerce invites residents and visitors to join us in Downtown Greendale for our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. The Ceremony is sponsored by the Greendale Chamber of Commerce. Let’s all come together to enjoy the sing-a-longs, carolers, sweets, and good company!

November 24 @ 6:30 PM 5612 Broad Street, Greendale, WI Off the I-894 bypass, exit 60th Street and continue south about one mile. 60th Street becomes Northway and curves right into the downtown area.

EXPERIENCE I-43 to Exit 89 (Hwy C). Follow Hwy C west approx. 3 miles to the controlled intersection of Hwy C (Pioneer Road) and Washington Ave. Turn north on Washington and continue north to the Cedarburg National Historic District.

Christmas at Up theCreek

Home & Holiday Décor


Nora Fleming interchangable minis and platters

Corner of Bridge Rd. & Washington Ave.

Featuring locally handcrafted & reclaimed furniture combined with vintage & refined home decor, Birchwood Wells is a place to gather ideas to style your home. 

W63 N646 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, WI 53012 262-204-8131

W63 N698 Washington Ave. Cedarburg, WI • 262-618-4479 Like us on Facebook www.facebook/upthecreek,llc

Festive Friday Eves Cedar Creek Settlement’s Holiday Events Festive Friday Eves celebrates our 23rd annual exciting series of six, free family-oriented evening events during the holiday season at Cedar Creek Settlement. The Settlement features 25 unique shops; gift and specialty shops, antique stores, galleries, three restaurants, artist’s studios and the Cedar Creek Winery nestled in a restored 1864 woolen mill, festively adorned for the holidays with natural greenery, garlands, beribboned wreaths, luminarias and thousands of tiny white lights. Free events. Home for the Holidays–Friday, Nov. 24, 5 to 9. A Heritage Christmas –Friday, Dec. 1, 5 to 9. Santa’s Workshop–Friday, Dec. 8, 5 to 9. A Taste of Christmas–Friday, Dec. 15, 5 to 9. Countdown to Christmas–Friday, Dec. 22, 5 to 9.

Cedar Creek Settlement, N70 W6340 Bridge Road, Cedarburg. For more information call 866-626-7005 or 262-377-4763, or visit

OF FAITH gifts to inspire encourage and uplift W64 N707 Washington Ave. (Corner of Bridge and Washington Ave.) North end of Washington Avenue. Exclusive parking in corner lot.

Cedarburg, WI 262-376-9490 ~

Visit, or call 262-377-3891 for more information on upcoming events.

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We’re Located Right On The Marina No matter the season, you will always enjoy the beautiful view “Freshly prepared sandwiches, salads & desserts!” • Specialty Sandwiches with Fresh Baked Artisan Breads • Handcrafted Soups & Salads • Freshly Baked Desserts & Cookies • Box Lunches, Deli Trays & Sandwich Platters GIFT CERTIFICATES Available!

Serving breakfast 7 am - 11 am daily! 218 E. Main Street, Port Washington • 262-284-9440 •

Located just south of Port Washington on Hwy. 32 with access to I-43 (Take Exit 93)

Port Washington

Christmas on the Corner & Christmas Parade Dec. 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Featuring Fine Furniture (Period to Country Pine) American Indian – Postcards and Other Paper – Porcelain Jewelry – Art Glass – Beautiful Lighting – Prints, etc.

40 Years Experience

Always Buying – One Piece, A Collection, An Entire Estate Open Thurs. to Sun., 10-5; Mon.-Tues.-Wed– By Chance

Historic Port Washington is the perfect place to celebrate a hometown Christmas. Our picture postcard setting is ideal for Christmas on the Corner; setting the stage for your holidays.

262-377-4313 – Evenings 262-377-7225 2275 N. Port Washington Road (Hwy. 32) Grafton, WI 53024

German Christmas Market - Downtown - Friday-Sunday November 24-26


Christmas Parade Sunday, December 3, 2017 Don’t miss the Annual Chamber Christmas Parade! The theme this year is “Silver Screen Holidays” It will begin at 5:00 pm.


1313 Fond du Lac Ave. (Hwy. 45) Kewaskum 262-626-2184 • Monday-Friday, 10 am-6 pm; Saturday, 10 am-4 pm; Sunday, 12 pm-4 pm

Storewide SALE! November 16-26 (10 am-5 pm) Christmas Open House December 2 & 3 (10 am-5 pm) Stop in for a homemade treat and hot apple cider!

Come Sunday Dec 3rd, save a seat and enjoy the Kewaskum annual Christmas Parade at 5 pm which travels right past the front of our shop!

w The General Store Antique Mall Shop in Kewaskum’s historic 2-story general store featuring over 90 dealers.

Open 7 days a week, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed major holidays)

Handcrafted Candy, Décor & Gifts Choose from handcrafted Truffles • Turtles • Toffee Bulk Chocolates Seasonal Candies Stocking Stuffers Novelty & Nostalgic Candies

Chocolate… “the gift that fits”

Gift Certificates Available 1277 Fond Du Lac Ave. Kewaskum WI 53040 • 262-626-2885 Like us on Facebook

Home & Holiday Décor Ornaments • Inspirational Women’s Accessories • Signs Custom Designed Gift baskets

Accessory Selection, along with original & Petite Sizes

“The Kettle Moraine’s Favorite Espresso Bar” Serving Breakfast • Bakery Selection Homemade Bread & Soup made daily from scratch Sandwiches • Paninis • Wraps • Salads Ice cream • Sundaes • Shakes

Warm up inside with a Hot drink and warm meal!

Holiday Hours; Mon.,-Fri., 9-7 Saturday, 9-5 & Sunday, 10-4

OPEN: Monday-Friday, 6 am-7 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 7 am-7 pm.

Complimentary Gift Wrapping Gift Certificates Available

(Stop by for Kettle Moraine tourist information!) “Find us on Facebook.” for our daily specials! MENU & more at

1304 Fond du Lac Ave. Downtown Kewaskum, WI 262-626-8733

102 Main Street, Kewaskum, WI • 262-626-1800

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Discover 3 floors of treasures  in historic downtown Burlington, WI

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Historic Village of Rochester, WI

129 East Chestnut Street 262-767-9390

262.706.4319 Tuesday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4

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Lunch served Tuesday-Saturday 11am-2pm Dinner served Monday-Thursday 5-9 pm. Friday 4:30-9:30 pm. Saturday 5-9 pm. Sunday (bar only) open at 11 am. More info, Holiday hours and Menu check. or 262-534-2772


Experts in Shoe Fitting…A Tradition Since 1923

444 N. PINE • BURLINGTON,WI (262) 763-3050 • Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. • Sat. 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Not sure what to get for those on your Gift list? Most places offer Gift Cards or Gift Certificates...always the perfect Solution!

Holiday Discoveries in

Burlington & Bristol The Twin Antique Malls at Benson Corners

Twin Antique Mall 7,000-Sq.-ft.

36th Annual Christmas Parade Who-ville Christmas in Burlington

Twin Antique Mall 11,000-Sq.-ft.

December 1, 2017 at 6:30pm Tree Lighting immediately following the parade in Wehmhoff Square Park, 166 Jefferson St., Burlinton Santa Chalet opens following the Tree Lighting also in Wehmhoff Square Park. The Santa Chalet is open the 1st 3 weekends in December. Friday, Saturday & Sunday.  Dec. 1-2-3; 8-9-10 & 15-16-17. Bring your cameras! For details go to 

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSES DECEMBER 7-8-9-10 Discounts & snacks throughout BOTH MALLS where Both Malls are FILLED with Antiques & Collectibles! We’re located on Hwy. 50 (75th Street) just west of the intersection of Hwy. 45 & Hwy. 50

19942 75th Street, Bristol, WI 53104 Twin Antique Mall #1 262-857-9456 Twin Antique Mall #2 262-857-2581 Open Daily ~ 10 am to 5 pm “Like us on Facebook

Small Business Saturday November 25. Encouraging people across the country to support small, local businesses.

Benson Corners Twin Antiques Mall #1 & 2 holiday open houses. December  7, 8, 9 & 10. 10 am-5 pm. Hwy 50 (75th street) just W. of the intersection of Hwy 45 & 50. 19942 75th Street, Bristol, WI. 262-857-9456 or 262-857-2581.


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To have your events included on this page and online, please email info to The entire magazine and an extended listing of events, dates and times can be found on by clicking A Country Affair. Like us on Facebook. BURLINGTON FOOTWEAR RETIREMENT SALE CONTINUES Now is your chance to choose from top brands this Burlington tradition is Famous for! Discount percentages will increase as inventory and time decreases. Stop in now for best selection, all on SALE! Place: 444 North Pine St. Burlington, WI Details: 262-763-3050 or GRAND RE-OPENING OF RIVERVIEW ANTIQUE MARKET Come see the NEW Location of Riverview Antiques! You will love the Old, historic renovated building in the Historic Menomonee River Valley! They are celebrating the continuation of their 16 year tradition of showcasing and offering exceptional Antiques. Stop by and see their beautifully restored 1892 building packed with quality antiques, artwork, vintage clothing, mid-century modern and more! Date: OPEN 7 days a week Time: 10 am-5 pm. Place: 2015 West St, Paul Ave, Milwaukee, WI Details: 414-278-9999 or www. WEST ALLIS SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY ENTRIES For every $10 you spend at a locally owned, Downtown West Allis shop, you receive an entry to win one of our door prize baskets! Redeem your receipts for tickets every Saturday from 1-3 pm in a different West Allis location! Date: November 1st-25th Place: Greenfield Ave. between 70th & 76th Streets. Details: for receipt redemption locations and list of prizes or call 414-774-2676. PILGRIM ANTIQUES SECOND SUNDAY FLEA MARKET Dates: Nov. 12, Dec. 12, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar. 11, Apr. 8 Time: 8 AM-3 PM Place: W156 N11500 Pilgrim Rd, Germantown Details: 262-250-0260 info PAMELA’S CORNER BOUTIQUE “CHRISTMAS IN THE CELLAR” The lower level of Pamela’s Corner Boutique is open & features many holiday gift, decorating and boutique clothing options for you!
 Date: NOW thru-December 31st
 Time: Mon-Sat 11 am-5 pm. Place: Pamela’s Corner Boutique, 90 S. Main St., Hartford, WI
 Details:  or 262-673-7938 THE CURIOSITY CABINET BLACK FRIDAY SALE Escape the crowds to our quaint, fun filled shop of Antiques, Vintage and Industrial finds! Enjoy 10% OFF all nonconsignment, enter wine and other Raffles and refreshments. Date: Friday, November 24th Time: 10am-7pm Place: 3670 E. Grange Ave, Cudahy, WI Details: 414-840-7713


THE CURIOSITY CABINET SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY When you think small, think of us as the individually, unique, friendly, helpful business you will find here. Come explore all inside our door. Free gift to all shoppers today (while supplies last) refreshments, and wine & other raffles. Date: Saturday, November 25th Time: 10am-7pm Place: 3670 East Grange Ave, Cudahy, WI Details: 414-840-7713 THE GENERAL STORE ANTIQUE MALL STOREWIDE SALE Explore booths from over 90 dealers on 2 stories, with vintage Christmas antiques of every category. Come spend an hour or the better part of a day. Take a beautiful drive in the Kettle Moraine area. Date: November 16-26. Place: 1277 Fond Du Lac, Kewaskum, WI Details; 262-626-2885 or like them on Facebook. OCONOMOWOC GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKET A traditional German Christmas Market in the heart of Lake Country. Celebrating our 6th anniversary, Date: Friday, Nov., 24, 10 am-10 pm Saturday, Nov., 25, 10 am-11 pm Sunday Nov., 26, 10 am-4 pm Place: Corner of Main St. & Wisconsin Ave. Details: DOWNTOWN WAUKESHA HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES Purchase tickets at Allô! Chocolat, Martha Merrell’s Books, & Roots Coffee Bar. Only $5 per person or $12 per family… tickets good all day. Date: November 24th-December 30th Time: Fri., 6-9 pm & Sat., 1-5 pm. Details: FOX LAKE COUNTRY ANTIQUE MALL HOLIDAY COLORING CONTEST Stop in now to pick up your coloring page to enter to WIN one of the many age category PRIZES! Come in and vote. Date: Now until January 1st. Place: 201 North Fowler Street, Oconomowoc, WI Details: or 262-560-0890 SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY AT FOX LAKE COUNTRY ANTIQUE MALL Raffles–Refreshments–Vintage and Retro Christmas Date: Saturday, November 25th Time: 10 am to 5 pm. Place: 201 North Fowler Street, Oconomowoc, WI Details: or 262-560-0890 SHOP TO CARRIE ON SHOP SMALL SATURDAY SPECIALS
 Many great specials on this wonderful day
to Celebrate & Shop a Small business, Like ours! 
 Date: Saturday, November 25th
 Time: 10-4:00
 Place: 11045 W. National Ave., West Allis, WI 
 Details: Bring this ad for 30% off Christmas Floral 1 day only! www. & Facebook 

 Please support the many small businesses
that make downtown Hartford and surrounding area as welcoming and diverse of shopping and dining opportunities that you will find!
 Date: Saturday, November 25th Time: 9 am-3 pm. Place: Downtown Hartford, North and South of Corner of Hwy 83 and Hwy 60. SHY VIOLET ANTIQUES MALL WIDE HOLIDAY SALE! Explore 3 Floors of Antiques and Collectibles from Vintage Chic to Truly Antique! All in a Historic building and quaint downtown Burlington setting. Date: Sale runs Now thru Dec 31st Time: (Open 6 days a week... Tues.-Sat., 10-5 and Sun., noon-5) Place: The Shy Violet, 129 E. Chesnut Street, Downtown Burlington, WI Details: 262-767-9390 BAYVIEW CHRISTMAS ON KK Join us for a night of merriment and fun! Fundraising for the Bayview Community Center. Raffles-Santa-Krampus-Caroling Date: Friday, December 1st Time: 5 pm-10 pm. Place: Archer Street to Smith Street Details: Follow us on Face book @Christmasonkk 36TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE WHO-VILLE CHRISTMAS IN BURLINGTON  Starts on Kane Street goes through downtown and ends at Pine & Chandler Street. Tree lighting immediately following the parade in Wehnhoff Square Park, 166 Jefferson St. Date: Friday, December 1st Time: 6:30 pm. Details  GREENDALE’S “A DICKENS OF A VILLAGE” Enjoy carriage rides, merchants dressed in Dickins’ era costumes, holiday entertainment by carolers and bell and chamber choirs, “A Christmas Carol” play, chestnuts roasted over an open fire and more. Date: Friday, December 1st Time: 4 pm to 9 pm. Place: Broad and Parking Streets, Downtown Greendale Details: Visit, or call 414-423-3080. CREAM CITY CLAY CLASS MAKE SANTA CUP & PLATE Sign up now to make your own unique plate and cup set for Cookies and Milk for Santa! Will be all done and ready for the big night, Dec 24th! Date: December 1st Time: 5:30-7pm Place: Cream City Clay, 7105 West Greenfield Ave, West Allis, WI Details: Sign up now by calling 414-249-5302 or online at


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SANTA’S CHALET IN BURLINGTON The Santa Chalet is open three weekends in December. Bring your cameras! Dates: Dec 1,2,3; 8,9,10; 15,16,17 Place: Wehmhoff Square Park, Burlington, WI Details: DOWNTOWN WEST BEND’S “WINTER ON MAIN” EVENT! Music, Holiday characters, Carolers. Old world feel right in Historic Downtown West Bend. Shop and dine at our awesome locally owned businesses!   Date: Fridays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, & 22 Time: 5-7 pm.   Details: 262-338-3909  SHOP TO CARRIE ON AT WHITNALL  HIGH SCHOOL HOLIDAY SHOW 
 Date: Saturday, December 2nd
 Time: 9 am-3 pm.
 Place: 110th & Edgerton in Hales Corners, WI
 Details: Bring this ad for 20% off Christmas Florals
at our Booth C2... see you there. Details:  BRUNCH WITH SANTA AT MIS SUENOS Date: Saturday, December 2nd Time: 9 am to 1 pm. Place: Mis Suenos, 7335 W. Greenfield Ave. West Allis, WI Details: Call 414-763-5150 for reserv. WEST ALLIS CHRISTMAS PARADE AND “CHRISTMAS ON THE AVENUE” Free hayrides, s’mores, magic show, holiday activities, and more! Community sing, tree lighting and Christmas parade, “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree” to follow. Date: Saturday, December 2nd Time: 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm; 4-4:30 pm Community sing, tree lighting at Centennial Plaza. Place: Greenfield Avenue between 81st and 70th St. then south down Orchard Avenue Details: for a full list of activities or 414-774-2676. NEW BERLIN CHRISTMAS PARADE The parade route will run along National Ave. from Coffee Rd. to Malone Park.  The Tree Lighting Ceremony will follow the parade at Casper and National Ave. Date: Saturday, December 2nd Time: 3:00 pm. Details: 262-797-8746. PILGRIM ANTIQUE MALL ST. NICK SATURDAY Pick a candy cane and find your discount of 10 or 15% on your entire purchase with cash or check payment. Find the perfect gift for that special someone on your list (or for yourself!) Date: Saturday, December 2nd Place: W156 N11500 Pilgrim Rd., Germantown Details: 262-250-0260, info at


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Serendipity Come discover the joys of Serendipity in West Bend! At Serendipity they spend all year making and finding the most unique, wonderful treasures to share with you this holiday season. The wreaths shown are examples of the many handmade versions with vintage ornaments, and components. Find these in addition to 100s of ornaments, Beautiful jewelry, accessories, and fun seasonal décor. Stop in soon at 600 West Main Street, just South of Downtown, in West Bend, to see what the fuss is all about. Call 262-338-2988 or check out Call for extended holiday hours.

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A look inside some of our favorite shops.

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Thunder Mountain Press Gallery This and many other styles of detailed Santa’s can be found at Thunder Mountain Press Gallery in Downtown Oconomowoc. They stand at approximately 15" in height and are the perfect addition to your Holiday decorating. Find these in addition to incredible artwork, antiques, and custom framing at Thunder Mountain Press Gallery, located at 175 East Wisconsin Ave, Oconomowoc, WI. Call 262-567-7216 or visit www. for more information.

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Bob’s Coins & Hobbies

This incredibly hand detailed Santa Domingo hand-strung necklace is made out of Mediterranean coral, and turquoise. This beautiful handmade necklace represents only part of the Silver Eagle Gallery where you will find an expansive collection direct from reservations and trading posts of the West. Silver Eagle is located inside the Avenue Square Mall, at 183 East Wisconsin Ave, in Downtown. Oconomowoc, WI. Call 262-569-9595, check or like them on Facebook for more information.

Shown is the 2017 American, un-circulated, sealed Silver Eagle Coin. Available at Bob’s Coins Hobbies in West Allis, the Silver Eagle is a favorite among coin collectors as well as a perfect gift for any occasion. This silver coin is also a great momento and well known as a remembrance, when Boy Scouts receive Scoutings highest honor of Eagle Scout. This, and a whole array of coin options can be found at Bob’s Coins ad Hobbies, located at 3050 South 92nd Street, West Allis, WI. Call 414-541-8650, visit


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To have your events included on this page and online, please email info to The entire magazine and an extended listing of events, dates and times can be found on by clicking A Country Affair. Like us on Facebook. PORT WASHINGTON’S 2017 “CHRISTMAS ON THE CORNER” Our picture postcard setting is ideal to set the stage for a fun filled day and night. Enjoy Live reindeer, elf scavenger hunt, in-store promotions, photos with Santa, Live Nativity, carriage rides and more! Date: Saturday, December 2nd Time: 3-7 pm, Parade at 6:15, followed by fireworks! Details: or 262-268-1132 BREAKFAST WITH THE REINDEER Santa and his reindeer leave promptly at noon. Date: Saturday, December 2nd Time: 8 am to noon. Place: Delafield Fish Hatchery, 417 Main Street, Delafield SANTA & MRS CLAUS AT FRENZ GARDEN CENTER Bring your cameras, and all believers to Frenz Garden Center to visit Santa, and Mrs Clause among a Christmas Wonderland of Gifts and decorations surrounding you and yours! A entire Lot filled with fresh cut Fraser and Balsam Christmas trees , wreaths, kissing balls and more await your choosing as well! Date: Saturday, December 2 Time: 11 am-2 pm. Place: Frenz Garden Center, 505 North Main Street, Theinsville, WI Details: 262-242-1060 or GENERAL STORE ANTIQUE MALL CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE Stop in for a homemade treat and hot apple cider! Come Sunday, Dec 3rd, save a seat & enjoy the Kewaskum Annual Christmas Parade at 5 pm  which travels right past the front of our shop! Date: December 2 & 3 Time: 10 am-5 pm. Place: 1277 Fond du lac Ave., Kewauskum, WI Details: 262-626-2885. CANADIAN PACIFIC HOLIDAY SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN TRAIN STOPS with its holiday lights, rocking music and call out to bring food donations and help to those in need. Date: Saturday, December 2nd Time: Sturtevant 5:25; Milwaukee 6:50 Date: Sunday, December 3rd Time: Wauwatosa 4:15; Hartland 5:45; Oconomowoc 6:55; Watertown 7:45 Details: schedule-united-states BENSON CORNERS TWIN ANTIQUE MALLS  #1 AND #2 HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSES Discounts and snacks throughout both malls where 2 malls are filled with antiques and collectibles! Dates: December, 7, 8, 9, 10 Time 10 am-5 pm. Place: Both malls are at one Location... Look for the Twin flags! Hwy 50 (75th street) just W. of the intersection of Hwy 45 & 50. 19942 75th Street, Bristol, WI Details: 262-857-9456 or 262-857-2581


HOLIDAY HEAVEN WEEKEND AT FARM GIRL ART & ANTIQUES Come see the eclectic, amazing selection only Farm girl Art & Antiques in known for! This weekend, enjoy expanded hours and days of hunting down special gifts and vintage decorations, find drawings for door prizes, refreshments and specials throughout the shop! Dates: Thurs, Fri, Sat. & Sun. Dec 7, 8, 9, & 10 Times: Thurs. 11-5, Fri. 11-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4 Place: Farm Girl Art & Antiques. 803 South 5th Street (5th & National in Walkers Point/ Milwaukee, WI) Details: 414-405-4210, facebook, DOWNTOWN WEST BEND’S “WINTER ON MAIN” EVENT! There will be a tree lighting in Old Settler’s Park at 7 PM. Tons of Holiday spirit. Downtown shops open late. Free ornament decorating for kids and Santa will be available at All In Books & more! Date: Friday, December 8th Time: 6-9 pm. Details: 262-338-3909 also find us on Facebook and Twitter. KAVELARIS WAREHOUSE SALES AT A REAL WAREHOUSE Come shop at Kavelaris Antiques LLC. Buying and selling antiques, primatives, architectural, industrial, rusty, unusual. Date: Every 2nd Friday and Saturday, Dec 8 & 9, Jan 12 & 13, Feb 9 & 10, March 9 & 10, April 20 & 21. Time: 10 am-6 pm (or by Appointment). Place: 1426 Arcadian, Waukesha, WI Details: 414-491-2754 or GENESEE DEPOT’S “HOLIDAZE IN THE DEPOT” A symphony of fun right in the heart of Genesee Depot. Christmas cookie decorating, photos of Santa, letters to the troops, Santa’s workshop, doggie dress up contest, live musical performances by local children! Prizes, goodies, and raffles! Free family fun all day. Date: Saturday, December 9th Time: 10 am-3:00 pm. Place: Town of Genesee Depot, Hwy. 83 Details: 262-968-1803 ANNUAL COOKIE SALE AT COFFEE TALK BAKERY This is our biggest event of the Holiday Season! Your chance to get your cookies for entertaining, gifts or hoard and eat yourself! Dates: December 13-14-15-16-17 Hours: (reg cafe hours, see AD) Place: Coffee Talk Bakery S52W28809 Saylesville Rd (County X in Waukesha) Details: 262-875-3377 or join us on facebook! DOWNTOWN DELAFIELD LADIES NIGHT OUT A night of shopping, dining and fun. Date: Thursday, December 14th
 Time: 5 pm to 8:30 pm.

Place: Downtown Delafield, on Hwy. C (Genesee St.) Details: 262-646-8100 or HARTFORD DOWNTOWN MIDNIGHT MADNESS Check individual merchants for their hours and specials. Vendors are also inside the Link Building at 33 N. Main Street. Date: Friday, December 15th Place: Downtown Hartford. Time: 6 pm-midnight Details: 
 or call 262-673-7193. BURLINGTON ICE FESTIVAL Free all day family event–live ice sculpting around the park. Come watch the ice sculptors work their magic and explore our wonderful downtown Date: Saturday, December 16th Place: Downtown Historic District, Wehmhoff Square Park, 355 North Pine St. Details: THIRD THURSDAYS AT ANTIQUES ON PIERCE Open until 6pm on the 3rd Thursday of every month gives you more time to explore and find treasures GALORE! Dates: Dec., 21, Jan., 18, Feb., 15, March, 15 Time: 10 am until 6 pm. Place: 1512 West Pierce Street, Milwaukee, WI (only one block North of National Ave.). Details: 414-645-9640 or FOX LAKE COUNTRY ANTIQUE MALL AFTER CHRISTMAS SALE Twas after Christmas and all through our mall you’ll find wonderful treasures; come get them all! Date: December 26th-January 1st Happy 2018 Place: 210 North Fowler St, Oconomowoc, WI Detals: or 262-560-0890. DEALER DICKER DAY AT SUGAR CREEK ANTIQUES Stop in and shop when many of our dealers will be here to wheel and deal with. Refreshments will be served and deals will abound this fun day. Date: Monday, January 1, 2018 Time: 10am-5pm
 Place: 17900 W. National Ave., New Berlin, WI
 Details: Call 262-971-0066. NEW! THIRD THURSDAYS… IT’S A “GATHERING OF THE FOX’S”
 Come join us for this new fun, exciting evenings by going on a hunt for your favorite treasures throughout our mall.
Enjoy specials, refreshments, the company of your gal pals, and extended evening hours.
Mark your 2018 calendars now for these nights out.
 Dates: Third Thursdays; including Jan., 18, Feb., 15, March, 15, April 19, 2018
 Time: 5-8 pm.
 Place: Fox Lake Country Antique Mall,


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201 North Fowler Street, Oconomowoc. Details: or 262-560-0890. OCONOMOWOC CHILI FEST & WINTER FESTIVAL Chili tasting at over 20 locations. Ice sculpture carving, beer tent/warming house, ice fishing clinic and pond hockey tournament. Dates: Saturday, January 27, 2018 Time: 9 am-5 pm. Tasting at 12-2 pm. Place: Downtown Oconomowoc Details:www.chilifest@ MARK YOUR CALENDARS! SWEETHEART MALL-WIDE SALE AT ANTIQUES ON PIERCE Our 1st sale event of the year and one of our biggest. Bring your sweetheart to this event for some sweet deals and a sure way to find something old that will become a new love! Dates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday February 9th, 10th and 11th Time: 10 am-5 pm. Place: 1512 West Pierce Street, Milwaukee, WI (only one Block North of National Ave.). Details: 414-645-9640 or MILWAUKEE UPCYCLE PRESENTS UPCYCLE, REPURPOSE & ARTISAN SHOW ON 4TH FLOOR  AT  ANTIQUES ON PIERCE The 4th floor at Antiques on Pierce will be filled with 50 of your favorite artisans, upcyclers, repurposers and more at this first of it’s kind show on the 4th floor of this 40,000-sq.-ft. mall. With the purchase of your $5 entrance to this show, enjoy 10% off mall-wide at the booths of over 130 plus dealers on the 3 floors below. (not valid at show) Date: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 10am-5pm Place 1512 West Pierce Street, Milwaukee, WI (only one block north of National Ave.) Admission to show, $5 (entitles you to 10% Mall discount 2-17-18). Details: RICHFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S ANTIQUES, APPRAISALS AND CHILI 
 Explore our vintage and antique dealers to find the special antique you must have in your collection. Bring your own vintage or antique item for appraisal. Choose from three tasty chili’s along with home baked desserts. Free admission and parking.
 Date: February 18, 2018 Time: 9 am-4 pm 
 Place: Friess Lake School 1750 Hwy 164. Richfield, WI   (Intersection of Hwy 164 & 167)
 Details: www.richfieldhistoricalsocietyorg. Dealer space available. Call Diane at 262-628-1827 for info and space. HARTFORD ICED ON MAIN Downtown merchants sponsor professional ice sculptures to create art right in front of their shops. Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 Time: 10 am to 2 pm. Place: Downtown Hartford. Details: or call 262-673-7193.

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Antiques Creating modern country style with antiques and flea market finds. This Teem Soda Christmas advertising Santa is thick plastic with the paint in prestine condition! It is estimated to be from the 1940s or 50s. Find this and an amazing selection of vintage Christmas, art and so much more at Farm Girl Art & Antiques. This fun shop is filled to the brim with holiday treasures. Come explore Farm Girl at 523 West National Ave, in the Walkers Point area of Milwaukee, WI. Call 414-405-4210, like them on facebook, or check for directions, and preview of shop.

Shown is a pair of Early 1900s clamp on shoe ice skates available at General Store Antique Mall in Kewaskum. They were made by Samuel Winslow manufacturing company of Worcester, Mass USA These skates were found at The General Store Antique Mall in Kewaskum, WI. Many other different skates, sled types and vintage and retro antiques can be found at this time of year. The Mall features over 80 dealers in a historic 2-story general store, and is open 7 days a week, 10 am-5 pm. (closed major Holidays) Stop in soon for their annual storewide sale, this November. The General Store Antique Mall is located at 1277 Fond Du Lac Ave., in downtown Kewaskum. Call 262-626-2885 for more information.

This is antique child’s riding toy on wheels dates from the early to mid 1800s and is in original condition. It can be found at Just A Little Bit Country which carries antiques and 1800s fine reproductions, and beautiful American country holiday décor. Just A Little Bit Country is located in the original farmhouse and  is among other shops and a café located on an 1850s Wisconsin Homestead located at N4W22496 Bluemound Road, just West of Sams Club on Hwy JJ, in Waukesha, WI. Call 262-542-8050 or visit for more information.


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Bella Gusto Bella Gusto’s Italian Market and Deli features a bakery with everything homemade including the canolis, show here, Italian cookies, tiramisu, and cheesecakes! Their deli offers everything from fine Italian meats, cheeses, olives, salads, homemade meatballs, to authentic Italian sausages. Also find a large grocery area for your Italian cooking needs. While in Oconomowoc, stop in for lunch, dinner or a meal to go including delicious sandwiches, paninis, salads, soups and more. Ask them about incredible catering availability. (See their ad for offer.) 29 South Main Street in Downtown Oconomowoc, WI. Parking in lot south of Bella Gustos. 262-354-3132 or check for information.


Shop To Carrie On Shop To Carrie On gift and clothing boutique is a unique shopping destination specializing in locally handmade items. They feature more than 25 local artisans and offer custom floral designs. They are the largest supplier of GingerSnap and CarrieSnap interchangeable jewelry in the area. They carry women’s clothing in all sizes and an adorable line of baby clothing. Open daily with extended holiday hours. Don’t miss our Twelve Days Before Christmas, specials starting on Sunday, December 10. 11045 W. National Ave., West Allis, 414-282-1958.

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Gift’s for the Journey is a social enterprise employing the women of Clare Community, with proceeds directly benefitting these women who have survived lives of abuse, prostitution, addictions, and violence. Together with Franciscan Peacemaker volunteers, participants create bar soaps, lotions, bath bombs, and other bath and body products that are as good for the body as they are the soul. The women learn skills in planning, manufacturing, packaging, marketing, sales, and administration. This is a supportive workplace where women aquire the skills needed to become employable and earn a living wage. Please smake a purchase at Merle Norman in West Bend, WI. Find out more at www. franciscanpeacemakers. com, purchase at, or stop in at Merle Norman’s new location at 138 N. Main Street . Call Merle Norman at 262-346-8386.

Derzon Coins & Jewelry Are you looking for the perfect gift this year? Commemorate any special occasion with the 2017 Silver Panda. The Silver Panda is a timeless treasure appropriate for any event. Derzon Coins & Jewelry has a staff that is experienced, knowledgeable and trustworthy in the many services they offer including gold and silver coin sales and purchases, an in-house jewelry boutique, commemorative, proof/mint sets, supplies, and appraisals. 2069 South 108th Street in West Allis, WI. Two blocks north of Lincoln Ave. on west side of Hwy. 100/108th Street. 414-543-8833 or visit Like us on Facebook.


Holiday ­2017

Drive Uptown Today

Check out the 2018 Lincoln Black Label MKX for the Holidays Wisconsin has some beautiful travel destinations to visit during the Thanksgiving season so why not arrive in style in your new Lincoln MKX. Travel in comfort with massaging seats and the open air feel of the panoramic moonroof. The MKX has plenty of space for a family of 5 and all the gear you need for a week of family fun. Â Choose a Black Label Lincoln MKX and take advantage of pick up and delivery service, 4 years of premium maintenance, custom themed interiors, and an exciting culinary collection dinner. Experience Lincoln at Uptown and turn your daily drive into the highlight of your day! B L A C K


UPTOWN LINCOLN 2111 N. Mayfair Rd. 414.771.9000 visit our website:


The Garment Shop

shop… HAVE LUNCH…shop some more u Visit The Voyagers Jewelry Design to find jewelry and gemstones from traditional to contemporary, repairs, appraisals and specializing in custom designs. 608.423.4446. u The Garment Shop is filled with the latest in classic and contemporary styles of women’s clothing. 608.423.3740.

Cambridge Winey

u Rowe Pottery Works is the home of creative salt glaze stoneware for the inside and outside of your home. 608.423.3935. u Cambridge Winery offers proprietary wines from California’s central coast at its two wine tasting rooms and is currently developing a 20-acre vineyard to bring premium local wines to Wisconsin. 700 Kenseth Way. 608.819.6672. The Voyager Jewelry Design

Cambridge is only 2 hours north of Chicago, 1 hour west of Milwaukee & 20 minutes southeast of Madison. Call 608-423-3780 for information.

Wcl holiday 2017  
Wcl holiday 2017