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’Twas Closing Time ’Twas the week before Christmas, we were closing on the house, everyone was happy, even the mouse. The papers were ready, prepared with great care, the buyers and sellers soon would be there. The roads were all glistening,with new fallen snow, the problems would be many, if the wind should blow. However, no worry, our First Weber agent had arrived, satisfaction of her clients was for what she had strived. The closing took place without a hitch, even with bad roads no one slid in the ditch. Now ’tis Christmas and all through the house, the buyers are happy, even the mouse. The sellers are delighted, they were handled with care, their money is invested, with some to spare. The moral of the story, I’ll try to rhyme, remember this, as I’ll tell you one time. No matter the month, the day or the year, just give a call

Deanna Lentz at First Weber Group, will give you her all!

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Antiques & Uniques Mall on Main

In Beautiful Downtown Waukesha, WI

Open Daily 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

262-844-1819 250 W. Main Street, Waukesha

Over 85 dealers and growing. Dealer space is available. WE ALSO BUY ANTIQUES, Jewelry & More Stop in with your collectibles and other unique items including artwork, flatware, coins, gold, silver & rhinestone jewelry & more.



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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.

262-670-6950 47 North Main St., Hartford

Holiday Open House With Visiting Artisans

Mon-Fri., 7am-7pm; Sat., 7am-5 pm & Sun., 8am-2pm.

December 7 & 8

Monches Farm Since 1980

5890 Monches Road, Colgate In the scenic Holy Hill area 262-966-2787 Holiday Hours: Tues.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays. 4


Chances are... if you happen upon The Perc Place you will enjoy the freshly prepared food. Chances are… you will have an amazing cup of coffee. Chances are…you will feel at home. Chances are…you will see someone you know. Chances are…your entire experience will be memorable. So why not take a chance on the Perc Place?

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Indulgence Chocolates d Harney & Sons Teas Eclectic Antiques Designer & Artist Originals d Gifts d Collectibles d Vintage & Fall Decor Shabby Chic & English Cottage Furniture Fripperies d Handmade Soaps & Quilts Unique Baby & Ladies Apparel & Accessories Nestled in The Westphal Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast.

90 S. Main St., Hartford,Wisconsin 262-673-7938 Open Daily 11-4 pm & Fridays til 8 pm. Consignors of unique keepsakes, Antiques & Artists originals always welcome!

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A Sampler of

Blessings to be found

A look inside some of our favorite shops.

Handmade Wreaths

Twins Flowers, Gifts and Decor Blessing Bracelets, are handmade with sterling silver and semiprecious beads. Whenever you wear it, acknowledge one blessing in your life for each bead on the bracelet. The more you wear the bracelet, and the more blessings you find, the more you will be blessed. A Blessing Bracelet found at Twins Flowers, Gifts, and Decor at 141 West National Avenue, in New Berlin, WI. 262-796-8777. ”Like us on Facebook.”

Decorate for the holidays with a one-of-a-kind handmade fresh wreath, created with an assortment of locally grown seasonal greens and berries. Holiday Open House: December 7 and 8. Holiday hours: 9 to 5, Tues.-Sun. Closed Mondays. In the scenic Holy Hill area. View their online photo gallery at 262-966-2787.


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Beach frames

Monches Farm

Frill Hand crafted distressed and reclaimed wood picture frames made in the USA. The unique high quality shabby-chic style has been embraced by interior decorators across America. Available in various sizes and styles at Frill, where they carry unique gifts and wishful things. Frill is located at W63 N680 Washington Ave., in Historic Cedarburg, WI. Call 262-618-2136 or email info@

Cedar Creek Clothing Co. an intense clothing and accessory line from Barcelona, Spain. Add a splash of color to your wardrobe with unique handbags, coats, dresses, skirts and blouses for those that want to be noticed! Now available at Cedar Creek Clothing Co. at W63 N656 Washington Ave., in downtown Cedarburg, WI. 262-618-2501.


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Twins Flowers Gifts & Home Decor


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CountryLife m a g a z i n e

Holiday Features 5,23 11 19

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A Sampler of Country Life

Inspired ideas from some of our favorite shops.

A Holiday Celebration of Rural Living

Wherever you’re from, there’s nothing like a trip to a country barn gathering to put folks in the holiday spirit.

Taste of Country Life—Ho, Ho, Holiday Treats Simple and sweet holiday treats your entire family will enjoy making as much as eating from the baking experts at Wilton. We Love Antiques

Now on More Taste of Country Life— Hot Chocolate on a Stick: A Unique Holiday Gift.

Special finds at some of our favorite antiques shops.

At Home with Country Life—Winter Elegance The muted magnificence of winter’s palette and beauty are captured in this centerpiece created entirely of natural materials by the floral artists at Monches Farm.

A creative twist on hot chocolate, it’s easy to make with kids and sure to please the hard to shop for recipients on your list.

A Country Affair

A town & country guide to special events.

Metropolitan Antiques

ON THE COVER: Arrangement courtesy Sue Morgan, Monches Farm. Photo by Stonehill Studio.


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Guide to

Downtown & Milwaukee Antiques on Second

South 2nd Street 9 9 1039 Milwaukee, WI 53204 414.645.9640


where cre ativit y

grow s arm Girl Art & Antiques

803 South 5th Street

(corner of 5th & National) Milwaukee, WI

Visit us on Facebook Open Daily: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7-Days a Week • 362 Days a Year Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

200 Plus Dealers • Air Conditioned Dealer Spaces Available Consignments 414.645.9641


Open Thursday 11-5, Friday 11-7 & Saturday 10-5

Check out our blog: for directions and a preview of our shop. Questions?

In your travels to all these Milwaukee area Antique Shops,

A huge selection of quality antiques with one thing in common–Style Open 7-days a week, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 15,000-sq.-ft. ~ Dozens of Wisconsin’s top dealers Furniture, lamps, pictures, oils, rugs, dolls, toys, metal work, architectural items, sports memorabilia, breweriana, advertising, art, pottery, ephemera, light fixtures, primitives, glass, china, ethnic, country, arts and crafts, mission nouveau, deco, retro, streamline, vintage clothing, hats, shoes and outerwear.

175 S. Water Street Milwaukee, WI 414.278.9999

you will see this old original gate!

Visiting Milwaukee a day or a week? These two pages are where you’ll find the treasures you seek.

Area Destinations Take your celebration to France without a plane ticket We are a great place for “Holiday Gatherings” Make reservations today!

A cozy French Brasserie in the heart of Milwaukee offering authentic cuisine in a warm and romantic environment.

est. 2001

Brunch, Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Wed.-Thurs. 10 am-9 pm Friday & Saturday 10 am-10 pm Sunday 10am-8pm


1108 S. First Street Milwaukee, WI 414.732.6371 414.202.4241

Hours: Wed.-Mon. Noon til 5 p.m. SINCE 1992


1022 S. 1st St., Milwaukee


for directions visit

Walker’s Point Antique Center Don’t miss seeing Milwaukee’s longest running antique center, since 1979!

Antiques, Collectibles and Vintage. Be Green: Re-use, Re-purpose, Re-LOVE!

We have a wide variety of antiques and collectibles, including furniture, pottery, art, jewelry, lighting, country and the general line ranging from Victorian thru mid-century.

Uncle’s has an amazing collection of items available with new items arriving almost every day. We can assist you with an on-site estate sale to sell the contents of a complete household or just bring a couple pieces into the store to consign them!

Inside Walker’s Point Antique Center also find “Dime A Dance”, with a fabulous selection of men’s and women’s vintage clothing and accessories!

Open Mon.-Fri., 12-6; Sat., 11-5 & Sun., 11-4 601 S. Sixth St., Milwaukee, WI 414.902.0259 Like us on Facebook


Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. 1134 South 1st Street, Milwaukee, WI


9th Street Antiques


Specializing in turn of the century carved furniture & lighting

Open Sept. thru May (or by appt.) Fri.-Sat.-Sun. (Noon to 5 p.m.) Check us out on Facebook! or, email

602 South 9th Street Milwaukee, WI (exit National Ave., then 2 blocks North)


Hoarders World

Stop here to explore 3 floors of eclectic • Eccentric Collections • Retro • Unusual • Fun Variety! 203 N. Broadway, Downtown Milwaukee In the Third Ward (around the corner from Paintball Daves)

Call for hours & Rudig Auction dates 414-271-3004

Visiting Milwaukee a day or a week? These two pages are where you’ll find the treasures you seek.

Competent • Professional • successful FAIRWAY VILLAS AT THE LEGENDS Beautiful golf course community villa thoughtfully designed for today’s executive. This home offers a chef ’s kitchen with decorative ledges, sumptuous cabinetry and bright, bayed dinette. Two-story great room boasts floor-to-ceiling fireplace and full wall of builtins to showcase your golf trophies or fine collectibles. Lower level includes 4th bedroom or workout room, full bath, hot tub and sauna room and huge workshop with air filtration system. $695,000 #33446

For a private showing of one of these fine homes...Contact Cindy Fleming Office: 262-754-6630 or Direct: 262-424-5711


The human side of real estate

Lake Country Antique Mall Over 20,000 feet all on one level. Bright, wide aisles. Wheelchair accessible. Plenty of parking. Something for everyone.


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COUNTRY HOMESTEAD This unique century-old homestead farm in the heart of the southern Kettle Moraine State Forest awaits you! Both home and outbuildings have undergone extensive restoration. Fabulous master suite addition with spa bathroom has balcony views of the inground pool and grounds. This beautiful homestead on 3 acres includes an old stone milkhouse, guest house/office building, machine shop, loafing shed, historical barn and dual pastures. $599,900 #33560

201 North Fowler Street & Hwy 16, Oconomowoc, WI (16 becomes Wisconsin Avenue, Downtown. Look for the BIG FOX sign!)

262.560.0890 OPEN until 6pm Mon.-Fri. ENTIRE MONTH of December Open 10-5, 7-days a week.


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25% Off New Arrivals 608-423-3740 125 West Main Street, Cambridge



Celebration of Rural Living

Wherever you’re from, there’s nothing like a trip to a country barn gathering to put folks in the holiday spirit. Heritage Beam and Board LLC. is hosting its second annual Christmas Barn Sale in Elkhorn, November 30–December 1. Barnwood furniture, farm eclectics, antiques, holiday decor, greens, funky junk and vintage inspiration will fill the barn along with cider, coffee, and holiday treats. Designs

will be featured from and with creative styling by Off the Beaten Path. All this set against the backdrop of a lit-up and cozy old country barn. Heritage Beam and Board, LLC. was started by Adam Krauklis and Seth Hanson. These two lifelong friends share a fond appreciation for both the history of country farmsteads and the materials and craftsmanship with which they were built. So what started out as a quick trip to a local barn to get some cool wood for a home project has grown into a passion for preserving the rural past. “Our goal at Heritage is to reclaim the wood from falling down barns and repurpose it in different ways so it can be appreciated and enjoyed today and by future generations,” said Krauklis. Heritage offers barnwood beams, siding, furniture, mantels, barn doors and ladders, and the always intriguing unique barn treasure. One of their signature Continued on page 29


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West bend

West Bend’s Christmas Parade…since 1952! 2013 theme “The North Pole.” Sunday, December 1, 2013. Step off at 5 p.m. Regner Park (take Hwy 33 to Silverbrook, north to Regner Park). Go to

fine gifts & home décor

Come discover the joys of Serendipity! From handbags to home décor, we’re sure to have that special something you’re looking for. For updates and events, join our mailing list at and/or follow us on Facebook. 600 S. Main Street 262-338-2988 Tues.-Sat., 10a.m.-5 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m.-7 p.m Sundays thru December, 12-4 p.m.

More Than A Home Store Antiques, collectibles, wine. Vintage and new holiday decor. Gift baskets and buckets, (already made & made to order).We also do furniture stripping, refinishing and repair. 229 South Main Street West Bend, WI 53095     262-306-1732 Open Tuesday-Saturday 10a.m.-5p.m. Call for holiday hours.

Some tell stories with words, We tell stories with jewelry…

HTG Design Jewelers

Located in historic downtown West Bend

134 N. Main St. 262.338.2256

“Others will adore what you found inside our door!” A Conversation Piece Home, Garden & Gifts


132 South 6th Avenue, Downtown West Bend, WI 262-335-1100 Tues, -Thurs., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Check our website for extended holiday hours.

West Bend’s “Enchantment in the Park” NEW Location this year! In Regner Park, West Bend. Take Hwy 33 to Silverbrook, north to Enchantment in the Park.  Starting November 29th (the Friday after Thanksgiving) until January. Find us on Facebook

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

Hwy 45 to Paradise exit, east to Main Street. Head north on Main towards downtown West Bend’s premier destinations! Come and enjoy!


West bend

West Bend’s “Enchantment in the Park”. NEW Location this year! In Regner Park, West Bend. Take Hwy 33 to Silverbrook, north to Enchantment in the Park. Starting November 29th (the Friday after Thanksgiving) until January.

Grasshopper At the Grasshopper we pride ourselves in quality products. We make our own breads, bakery, ice cream and gelato from scratch. Full breakfast is served daily at 7:00 a.m. Our espresso drinks are made by certified baristas just the way you want them. Our sandwiches and soups are created with the finest ingredients. Dinner is served until 9:00 p.m. Thursday - Saturday. Our gourmet burgers are a must try! Check us out online at or join us on Facebook to find coupons and updates. Monday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tues.-Sat., 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Closed Sunday 241 North Main Street, West Bend 262-306-9100 248 North Main Street in the heart of Historic Downtown West Bend, WI

We are in a building only 7 blocks from our previous location, built in the 1800s! Enjoy your favorite lines from our previous location, with some new surprises awaiting you. Open every day from 11/4-12/24. Holiday hours M-T-TH-F 10-5, Wed., 10-7, Sat., 10-4 and Sunday 11-4. Follow us on Facebook


Fine yarns & beads from around the world, knitting and beading supplies, classes, birthday & private parties, handcrafted jewelry, beads & pendants, handknit accessories.



Unique Gifts for Your Home & Garden.

264 North Main Street Downtown West Bend,WI 262-306-1300 Mon. & Tues., 10-5; Wed. & Thurs., 11-8; Fri., 10-5; Sat., 10-3

Milkhouse Creamery Soy Candles, Willow Angels, Embelish Your Story, Wind & Willow and Caren Skin Products. November 21st, 22nd, & 23rd Pre-Black Friday Sale. 1896 Hwy 33 East, West Bend, WI

Home Furnishings Consignment

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 is like going on a treasure hunt!


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Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sundays. 337 North Main St. West Bend, WI 262-438-0008 •

Tuesday-Saturday 9-4 Sun./Mon. Closed. Open everyday November 29th-December 24th (call for extended Holiday Hours) Complimentary Gift Wrapping

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Hwy 45 to Paradise exit, east to Main Street. Head north on Main towards downtown West Bend’s premier destinations! Come and enjoy!

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 for all your gardening and decorating needs. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. New expanded Floral Department featuring designer Will Riemer

505 N. Main Street, Thiensville, WI 262-242-1060 To get to Frenz Garden Center in Thiensville from Downtown Cedarburg, just take Washington Ave., straight south (OLD Hwy. 57) approx. 3 miles to Main Street, Thiensville. Find Frenz on the west side of Main Street. Frenz is also only 5 miles from the Pioneer Road or Mequon Rd. I-43 exits.

Village of Thiensville Holiday Tree Lighting in Village of Thiensville, Friday Dec. 6th, 6-8 p.m. Corner of Freistadt & Main, by Walgreens. Find carolers. cookies, beverages, Santa & Mrs. Claus. for more information.

Famous labels at fabulous prices Talked-about clothes and accessories that let you look your best for far far less. Open Special Hours Thursday & Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Worth the trip



Select Consignment

Shop Hours: Wed., 11-5; Thurs., 11-6; Fri., 10-6; Sat., 10-5

108 W. Freistadt Rd., Thiensville, WI

see a preview of what we offer


For all the occasions of your life…

Flowers • Wine • Gifts • Decor We custom design and install holiday décor for office or home! Come support us on Small Business Saturday, November 30th.

Savvy smart sustainable style for today’s fashioniztas 104 West Freistadt Road · Thiensville · 53092 1 mile north of Mequon Road behind mobil at Freistadt Rd. & Main St.

106 East Freistadt, Thiensville, WI ~ 262-242-3732

Downtown Thiensville is only 5 miles from the Pioneer Road or Mequon Road I-43 exits or approximately 3 miles south of Cedarburg to Main Street, Thiensville, WI.

Go to for more details of what is going on in Downtown Waukesha this holiday season. 18K Gold Over Sterling with Simulated Diamonds Starting at $100

Built on Generations of Trust

Family Owned Since 1906 Extended Holiday Hours

234 West Main Street, Waukesha, WI 262.547.7206

259 W. Main St. Waukesha WI 262-547-5000 I BUY ANTIQUES, CALL 262-352-8888 Independently owned antique store in downtown Waukesha. Tues., Wed., Thurs, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (open later for special events)

Give Timely Gifts that will be cherished


Clocks Watches • Cuckoos Alarms

270 W. Main St. Downtown Waukesha 262.547.2111

A boutique featuring a creative, eclectic blend of clothing, accessories, gift items and home décor… including the Kelly Rae Roberts and Melody Ross collections. Jewelry, purses, fashion, and art to uplift, motivate and inspire! Visit us at our new location 439 West Main Street, Historic Downtown Waukesha, WI. Around the corner and down 3 blocks from our previous location. 262-446-6752 Tues.-Thurs., 11-5; Fri., 11-6; Sat., 9-2 Like Us on Facebook

Waukesha Downtown Business Association Brings You…

It’s Christmastime in the City Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 22nd, festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. Live reindeer and horse drawn carriage. Join us in establishing a Christmas caroling record. Have photos taken for holiday cards. Santa arrives!

Holiday Stroll

November 24th, Noon-4 p.m. Experience the Downtown Spirit of Christmas

Christmas Parade

November 24th, 4 p.m. Theme: Songs of the Christmas season.

Free Photos with Santa

November 24th, 1-2:30 p.m. December 6th, 6-8 p.m. At Leticia Guzman Insurance Agency. 744 N. Grand Ave. Please call to reserve a spot-262.542.9695

Horse Drawn Carriage Taxi Rides

November 29th-December 29th Fridays, 5-9 p.m.; Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Have photos taken for holiday cards. Tickets are good for the day and can be purchased at Allô Chocolate, Cuddles and Steaming Cup.

Christmas Caroling

November 29th-December 29th Fridays, 5-8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10-8 p.m.; Sundays, noon-4 p.m.

Small Business Saturday

November 30th. Shop local, shop small.

Art Angel Art Crawl

December 7th, 4-10 p.m. for more info please visit

Santa Run/Walk

December 9th, race starts at 10:30 a.m. Register early online at or in person at People’s Park. For run info call 414.736.3267 or 414.403.7669

go to for detailed event listing info, downtown map and parking locations.

Santas Breakfast Workshop & Santa Photos

Nov. 30th-Dec. 21st, at Martha Merells Bookstore Saturdays, 8:00-10:00 a.m. Santa Photos, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Please Call to reserve a spot 262-547-1060

“We’re not your average cookie cutter eatery!” Holiday Catering & Desserts Available 143 W. Broadway ~ Historic Waukesha Open Monday thru Saturday


Wanted to Buy

Antiques Dog Licenses Costume Jewelry Hot Wheels Barbies Gas Oil Items Fishing Tackle Fishing Catalogs Tonka Trucks Movie Photos Perfume Bottles Braves’ Items Italian Glass Heads Vases German WWII Figurines Trains Teddy Bears Candlesticks Cook Books Advertising Items Clocks Baskets Dishes Doilies Halloween Items Old Pens Comic Books Buttons Crocks Disney Items Slot Machines Painted Plates War Items Paintings

Don’t throw anything away!

Call First Other Services Professional Estate Sales Services Wisconsin State Licensed Auctioneer Basement, Attic or Storage Removal Free Senior Citizen Estimates Free Consultation We come to you/We pick up We Buy 1 piece or Complete Estates

Adams Estates & Collectibles 414-546-1818 Milwaukee & Waukesha Locations Dana Adams ~ Shelly Adams Sports Cards Quilts Kitchen Utensils U.S. Military Bowling Shirts Papier Mâché Ornaments Battery Toys

World’s Fair Beer Items Cabinets Books Floor Lamps Furniture (all types) Lunch Boxes Rug Beaters

Tins Canning Jars Scrap Books Sheet Music Valentines Prints Postcard Albums Post Cards Toy Soldiers Coffee Grinders Phonographs Baseball Memorabilia Cedar Chests Pianos Instruments Pottery Erector Sets Dolls (all types) Glassware Trunks Indian Items Watch Fobs Watches Old Tools Ink Wells Duck Decoys Mixing Bowls Banks Vases Marbles Fisher-Price Toys Canes Salt & Pepper Shakers Tool Chests

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Ho Ho Holiday Treats

Make the Season Simple and Sweet

Nothing says home for the holidays like the smell of treats baking in the oven and a crowded kitchen filled with loved ones. Whether making decades-old family favorites or starting new holiday baking traditions, you can create homemade holiday goodies in a (ginger) snap. “The holidays are a time when families are in the kitchen at record rates to bake cookies, build gingerbread houses and create a wide variety of sweet treats,” says Nancy Siler, vice president of consumer affairs at Wilton. “The good news is, even if you only have 30 minutes to spare during this hectic time, you can make amazing desserts for gatherings or gifting.”

Try these easy treat ideas from Wilton to spread holiday cheer: Holiday Helpers: Invite family and friends for a cookie decorating day to help prepare gifts for upcoming events. You provide the Sparkling Sugars and Sprinkles, Peppermint Twisted Sticks and red and green icing…everyone else provides the creativity. Miracle on Your Street: Crunched for time with a party to attend? Pick up ready-to-eat cookies and artfully dip them in red and green Candy Melts candy for an elegant upgrade. No one has to know how simple it was to create a customized dessert. WISCONSIN COUNTRY LIFE

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Holiday Treats

Fine Art Gallery Opens in Elm Grove 10% off one item with this ad.

Studio Glass Art u Original Paintings Jewelry u Sculpture u Crystaline

Instant Snowman: Coat peanut butter sandwich cookies in white Candy Melts candy to create instant snowmen. Decorate with hats, scarves and, of course, carrot noses. It’s a Wrap: Turn your homemade treats into gourmet gifts. Stock up on holiday-themed gift bags and boxes, colorful tissue paper, ribbons and tags to transform made-from-the-heart goodies into extra special gifts. For more holiday ideas and inspiration, visit Festive Peppermint Twists Dark cocoa, light cocoa, green or white Candy Melts candy Peppermint Twisted Sticks candy Assorted holiday sprinkles, including holiday nonpareils, confetti and jimmies, and red and green colored sugars

River’s End Gallery 890 Elm Grove Road Village Court Elm Grove, WI 53122 262-780-1191 Tues.,-Sat. 10 am-5 pm

River’s End Gallery 380 West Main Street Waukesha, WI 53186 262-896-8875 Mon.-Thurs., 11am-6pm; Friday, 11am–7:30pm; Saturday, 10am-4pm; Sunday, Noon-4pm

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a disposable dipping container or bowl, separately melt Candy Melts candy in microwave following package instructions. Dip peppermint sticks into melted candy; tap stick lightly to smooth surface. Immediately add sprinkles. Set on prepared cookie sheet; chill until set, 5 to 10 minutes. Cheery Cereal Tree Treats Makes about 12 treats 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine 4 cups mini marshmallows Juniper or leaf green icing color 6 cups crisp rice cereal White cookie icing Jumbo rainbow nonpareils, sprinkles or sugars, as desired

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West Bend Antiques Show January 18-19, 2013 West Bend, WI (30 min. north of Milwaukee) Washington Co. Fair Park • Sat. 9-4 & Sun. 10-3 $5.00 admission • Free Parking • 50 Quality Dealers

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Prepare 3D Silicone Tree Mold and silicone spatula or wooden spoon with vegetable pan spray. In large saucepan, melt butter. Add marshmallows; cook and stir until melted. Tint with icing color. Remove from heat and add cereal; mix well. Press into prepared mold. When cool to touch, remove from mold. (If mixture becomes hard to work with, microwave at 50 percent power for 30 to 60 seconds to soften.)

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What Is It?

What’s It Worth?

Creating modern country style with antiques and flea market finds.

look what we found Do you remember or maybe own a Raggedy Ann doll? The shorter one with red/white dress is an 19" doll made by Knickerbocker Toy Co. between 1963-1982 and the taller one with blue/white dress is a 22" doll made by Georgene Novelties Co. between 1938-1962. The little one is 6" Knickerbocker, 1963-1982. Each is valued between $250-$350. Pamela’s Corner Boutique (Nestled in The Westphal Mansion Inn B&B, in Hartford has a wonderful selection of collectable and new Raggedy Ann & Andy Dolls, books, games and more; just in time for Christmas. 262-673-7938.



For sale and a perfect addition to your home, holiday storefront or window display, this vintage full-size Santa is in excellent condition and stands at 5’ 6” and is about 36” wide. He is from the 1960s and was formerly used as a high-end department store display. This “Jolly Old St. Nick” is waiting for your visit to Antiques & Uniques Mall on Main, 250 West Main Street in Historic Downtown Waukesha, WI. 262-844-1819 and “Like us on Facebook.”

This 1950s electric, light up Santa wreath is perfect for on a wall, or in a window for the holidays. This and many other unique vintage holiday finds can be found at Farm Girl Art & Antiques at 803 South 5th Street (5th & National Ave.) in the historic Walker’s Point area of Milwaukee, WI. 414-405-4210 or check out our blog at Also, “Like Us” on Facebook (Farm Girl Art and Antiques) for updates of “What’s New!”


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Holiday Treats Heat cookie icing following label directions. Squeeze snow and garlands on trees; add sprinkles and sugars as desired. Let dry. Christmas Candy Swirl Cookies Makes about 2 dozen cookies. 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 egg 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional) Red and green Sparkle Gel Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray

Peanut butter sandwich cookies Holiday Confetti, Holiday and Snowflake Mix Sprinkles Cinnamon drops Black sugar pearls Silver pearlized sugar

Easy Decorate Swirl Cookie Pan with vegetable pan spray. In small bowl, combine flour and salt. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Beat in egg and extracts; mix well. Add flour mixture; beat until well blended. Press dough into pan cavities, filling 2/3 full. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown around edges. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn pan over; lightly tap pan to remove cookies. Cool cookies completely. Decorate cooled cookies with Sparkle Gel. Let set, at least 30 minutes.

Melt white Candy Melts candy following package instructions. Place cookies on cooling grid positioned over parchment-lined cookie sheet. Spoon melted candy over top surface of cookie; chill 5 to 10 minutes or until set. Turn cookies over, candy side down, on cooling grid. Completely cover cookies with melted candy; chill 5 to 10 minutes or until set. Repeat, if needed, to completely cover cookie.

Sweet Snowmen Cookies White, red, green, black and orange Candy Melts candy

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waukesha antique mall

1427 East Racine Ave., Waukesha,WI West of Hwy 164, on Racine Ave. Over 100 Dealers All on one level

OPEN DAILY 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

262-524-0600 Like us on facebook



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Country Life

A Sampler of

A look inside some of our favorite shops.

Apple Barrel

Little Swiss Clock Shop Witty, fun, slightly eccentric wall clocks have joined the huge collection of mantel, chime and grandfather clocks. See what’s new at Little Swiss Clock Shop. 270 W. Main St. in Downtown Waukesha. 262-547-2111.

& scented

Apple Barrel, in downtown West Bend, offers the following wines from VonStiehl Winery in Algoma, WI; Wi Kirsche, Sweet Cherry, Crimson Royale, Moscato, Riesling, Oktoberfest and many more white sweets and white drys. We also feature ChocoVine, and other “Sassy Wine Labels”, a great Holiday gift. Buy the wine bottles individually or as part of one of our ready or custom made gift baskets. 229 South Main Street, West Bend, WI. Call for extended holiday hours 262-306-1732.

witty clocks

Wining & Dining


cool in the


Century Farmhouse

Savoring Thyme

A gift of handcrafted soap is a rich & sensory thing. It feels like silk on the skin, smells heavenly, and brings thoughts of the giver to mind every time it is used. We now create the soaps in our Studio in Wisconsin using fine vegetable oils, filtered rainwater, organic teas, maple sap, & snow. The soaps are scented only with natural essential oils. Stop in and see our wide varirty of handmade gift soaps. 136 South Main Street,
West Bend, WI 53095. 262-334-2321.

These lovely insulated wine clutchs are perfect for the wine diva! Includes a corkscrew and keeps your wine bottle cold. Great as a wine tote, lunch bag or even as a purse. The Wine Purse, which is a lovely sassy little wine purse that includes a corkscrew and elastic strap. These and a variety of other colors and patterns can be found at the newly relocated shop, Savoring Thyme, 248 North Main Street in Historic Downtown West Bend. 262-338-840.


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experience CMO presents “Miracle on Washington Ave” Events…Historic Downtown Cedarburgs Holiday Open House is Friday, November 22 & Saturday November 23rd.

The Stagecoach Inn Bed & Breakfast 12-room inn with whirlpool suites & fireplaces ‘ Walking distance to shops & restaurants wine social & Continental breakfast on-site pub & chocolate shop, WiFi.

262-375-0208 888-375-0208 W61 N520 Washington Ave. Cedarburg

Painting With Santa!

Pre-registration required.

N61 W6321 Turner Street Cedarburg, WI 53012


of Cedarburg and Manitowoc “Fine confections since 1932” Old fashioned cherries with wires, handmade ribbon candy, opera sticks, candy canes. Traditional Christmas candies handmade made from old family recipes for over 80 years.

W61 N520 Washington Ave. Cedarburg (Inside the Stage Coach Inn)



L i g h t i n g G a l l e r y

Nov. 30th 3-5 p.m. Art projects, Elves, cookies & hot chocolate,making reindeer food and pictures with Santa.

Beerntsen’s Confectionary

Friday Night Art & Pajama Party! Every Friday night starting Nov. 15th thru Feb. Movie, PJs, Art, Snacks and lots of creative fun!

Since 1952, our careful attention to detail both in the acquisition and restoration of priceless antique lighting has been recognized as a trusted source. We offer complete restoration or simple lighting repair. From complete fixtures and lamps, parts and accessories to lampshades and light-bulbs, we can accommodate your needs. W62 N572 Washington Avenue Downtown Cedarburg


Marline’s Vintage treasures Home décor Seasonal flora Gifts W62 N596 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, WI 53012

262-618-4479 Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10a.m.-5p.m. Sun. 11a.m.-4p.m. Extended holiday hours. Like us on Facebook

Garden Goodies Gifts For All Seasons

Visit our historic 2-level shop to discover gifts for all seasons! We offer home decor, wall art, antiques, jewelry, and handcrafted outdoor garden items. Don’t miss our selection of holiday decorations and gifts, including festive L.E.D. art canvases! W63 N664 Washington Ave., Cedarburg


Mark your calendars now for Cedarburgs 40th annual Winter Festival, February 15th & 16th. Visit or call 1-800-377-4788 for more information.

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.

Java House

Café & Micro-roaster a distinctive fashion boutique for women & men

W63 N656 Washington Avenue Downtown Cedarburg

Established in 1992, Cedarburg’s first coffee shop still maintains its reputation for originality and quality coffee. We proudly roast our own beans and offer a broad selection from around the world. Enjoy a variety of specialty espresso drinks, coffees, teas, smoothies, and our famous J’Latte. We also offer quiche, baked oatmeal, bagels, homemade soups (in season), and a variety of baked items. W63 N653 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg Like us on Facebook

Open Monday thru Friday 6 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Holiday arrivals! NEW adorable knit hats! Contemporary apparel, Fire Fly jewelry, scarves, leggings and handbags. STORE HOURS Mon.-Sat. 11-5; Sun., 12-4




CLASSIC TRADITIONS Once a historic Cedarburg home, now a 2-level shop brimming with holiday decorating and gift ideas. DON’T MISS OUR HUGE “MAN CAVE” SELECTION & Antiques

W63N671 Washington Ave. Cedarburg, WI 262-375-5045

La Diva

Second floor of the Cedar Creek Settlement

Your Holiday Destination 262-377-6067

Festive Friday Eves Special Themed Evenings take place every Friday evening, 5-9 p.m., Friday, November 22nd through Friday, December 20th. Cedar Creek Settlement Washington Ave. & Bridge Road • Historic Cedarburg 866-626-7005 or 262-377-4763 For details on each unique Friday theme go to

39th annual Christmas in the Country. December 6 through December 8, 2013. Cedar Creek Winery. N70 W6340 Bridge Road and Washington Ave.

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

Exclusive Ethnic Collectables

W15909 Old World Main St. Germantown, WI • (262) 251-2121 Open Wed.-Sat. 11-7

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To decorate snowmen, melt Candy Melts candy following package instructions as needed. Using red, green and white candy in candy or disposable decorating bag, pipe hats, ear muff band and scarves, adding colored sugar trim to candy before it sets. For ball cap, cut a Candy Melt candy wafer in half; attach with melted candy. Attach sprinkles for buttons, ear muffs and decorative accents using dots of melted candy. Using melted black candy and decorating bag, pipe facial features. Using melted orange candy and decorating bag, pipe nose. Jolly Santa’s Treat Cookies Makes about 3 dozen cookies 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 egg 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract Red, green and white cookie icing Red and dark green colored sugars White sparkling or pearlized sugar White sugar pearls Preheat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and extracts; mix well. Add flour mixture, 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Do not chill dough. Divide dough into two balls. On floured surface, roll each ball into a circle approximately 12 inches diameter and 1/8-inch thick. Dip Cookie Hugger or “Ho-Ho” word cookie cutters in flour before each use. Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet 8 to 11 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool cookies completely. Outline and fill-in cooled cookies with cookie icing. For “Ho-Ho” cookies, sprinkle with sugars; let set until icing is completely dry. For snowflake cookie, add white cookie icing detail to dried cookie; attach sugar pearls with dots of icing. Merry Marshmallow Sticks White, red, green and dark cocoa Candy Melts candy

Celebrate the holidays with award winning

Cedar Creek Wines Perfect for gift giving or holiday entertaining.

Christmas Blush & White Packaged with our Christmas label. On the Corner of Bridge & Washington Ave.– Downtown Cedarburg. Lower level of the Cedar Creek Settlement Hours: Mon.-Thur., 10-5 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10-6 p.m.; Sun., 11-5 p.m. Extended Friday evening hours for the holidays


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Large marshmallows Holiday confetti, nonpareils and colored sugars In a disposable dipping container or bowl, melt Candy Melts candy separately following package instructions. Dip marshmallows in melted candy and place on cooling grid positioned over parchment-lined cookie sheet. If desired, sprinkle with sugars and sprinkles. Chill 5 to 10 minutes or until set. Using candy decorating bag or disposable decorating bag, drizzle melted candy or pipe outlines, if desired; immediately sprinkle with sugars or nonpareils. Attach confetti with dots of melted candy. Chill 2 to 3 minutes or until set. With point of sharp knife, carefully cut through candy on the marshmallow where stick will be inserted. Insert three marshmallows onto each Colored Lollipop Stick, securing with melted candy.

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

Winter Elegance The muted magnificence of winter’s palette and beauty are captured in this centerpiece created entirely of natural materials. Shades of green, ranging from deep forest to light sage, are highlighted with ivory and raspberry colored accents. Monches Farm’s floral designers Johanna Kleckner and Sue Morgan have been creating floral art for more than 25 years. They would be happy to work with you to create a custom piece for your home using your design colors and reflecting your personal style. Call them at Monches Farm at (262) 966-2787 for a consultation. To create this piece Sue used (all natural materials, dried or preserved): Green glazed ceramic vase 1 block of floral foam 4 stems white Pinto Berries 2 stems Sola Fan 4 stems preserved wintergreen Cedar 1 bunch preserved chartreuse Baby Eucalyptus 1 bunch Nigella 3 stems preserved bleached Eucalyptus 1 bunch Blackberry Lily 4 stems preserved Salal 1 bunch red Grabia 1 bunch preserved chartreuse seeded Eucalyptus 5 cream colored Roses Secure the floral foam in the vase, and then create the outline of the arrangement by first placing the foliage elements (Eucalyptus, Salal and Cedar). Because this is a circular centerpiece, you’ll want to make sure the material is all evenly distributed throughout the piece. Next add the Grabia, Pinto Berries and seeded Eucalyptus. Lastly add the fragile dried floral elements (the Nigella and the dried Roses). Photos by Stonehill Studio


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Romance Savor the

…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.

Gift Certificates Available W62 N573 Washington Avenue Cedarburg, WI 53012

262-375-3550 • 800-554-4717

Gingerbread Truffles Makes about 5 dozen candies 1 package White Candy Melts candy, coarsely chopped 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves Dark cocoa Candy Melts candy or light cocoa Candy Melts candy or white Candy Melts candy, melted Christmas sprinkles assortment In microwave-safe container or on stovetop, melt Candy Melts with cream. Stir in cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Pour into shallow pan. Refrigerate 1-2 hours or overnight until firm but pliable. Roll into 1-inch balls. Dip into the melted candy of your choice; roll in sprinkles. Christmas Confetti Fudge Squares Makes 36 squares, 1-1/4 in. x 1-1/4 in. Cocoa Fudge 20 ounces (approximately 4-1/2 cups)

Samara Garden & Home llc Come Explore Milwaukee’s premier selection of unique treasures from the past, present and future for your garden and home. Urban Dwellers, as well as transitional, traditional and contemporary people will find a solution for their decorating needs. • Garden Art-Accessories • Artwork • Vintage Lighting • • Furnishings-Garden-Home • Jewelry Old & New • • Home Accents & Accessories • Vintage Clothes • • Unique Items for all occasions •

5211 West North Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 414.444.8100

Wed.-Fri., 11-5:00; Sat., 10-5:00 and Sundays 1-4:00 from 11/17 to Christmas.



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Dark Cocoa Candy Melts candy or substitute 20 oz. white Candy Melts candy. 1 can (14 oz.) condensed milk— not evaporated White Candy Melts candy Green Colorburst Batter Bits Red Colorburst Batter Bits Mini gingerbread boy icing decorations Mini holly icing decorations Mini candy cane icing decorations Make fudge by melting candy melts candy on low power in microwavesafe container. Add condensed milk; stir until blended. Add 1 tablespoon each green and red Batter Bits to mixture. Microwave an additional 2 to 3 minutes on medium power; stir until fudge develops a sheen. Pour mixture into buttered 7 x 11 in. sheet pan and refrigerate until set, about two hours. Use knife to cut fudge into 1-1/4 in. squares. Melt remaining white Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Use melted white candy in cut disposable bag to attach one icing decoration on each square. Let set, 3 to 5 minutes. Fast and Festive Christmas Cookies Green, red, white, light and dark cocoa Candy Melts candy Assorted purchased readyto-eat cookies Holiday confetti, nonpareils, Holly Mix, colored sugars and sprinkles In a disposable dipping container or bowl, melt Candy Melts candy separately following package instructions. Partially or completely dip cookies in melted candy. Place cookies on cooling grid positioned over parchment-lined cookie sheet. If desired, sprinkle with sugars and sprinkles. Chill 5 to 10 minutes or until set. Additional decorating ideas: Drizzle with melted candy in a contrasting color. Chill 3 to 5 minutes or until set; attach sprinkles with dots of melted candy. Chill 3 to 5 minutes or until set; pipe melted candy bows and other decorations. For more on these recipes and additional holiday treats visit Taste of Country Life at

Rural Living Continued from page 11 pieces is the Harvest Table, an impressive dining mesa hand-crafted from beautifully weathered beams and planks, built as a centerpiece for a lifetime of savoring meals and family gatherings. “It’s so cool to see folks come to appreciate the exceptional warmth and rustic charm that these materials bring into a home,” said Hanson. Heritage is a company that is part of a community known for hard work, artistry, and old-fashioned down-home do-it-yourself creativity. The sale itself is evidence of the collaborative efforts of a good bunch of artisans and friends coming together to create something special. “We are so excited to be a venue that supports and promotes local craftspeople and smaller business owners,” Hanson added. Based in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, a town known for flea markets, boutiques, and county fairs, Adam and Seth are proud of their Wisconsin roots and farm lifestyle. They consider the barn sale a celebration of honest work, good friends, and inspiring country life. Browsing with a cup of hot cider and experiencing the unique goods and wares, the Heritage Christmas Barn Sale is a charming way to get festive while collecting one-of-a-kind treasures for whomever may be gathered around your table this holiday season. Christmas Barn Sale Saturday, November 30, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, December 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Heritage Beam and Board W2644 Loveland Road, Elkhorn, WI For more information visit

Twirly Birds

one of a kind fine living accessories

An “Occasional store” brimming with Vintage & Re-purposed Holiday Treasures Holiday OPEN DATES Found on PAGE 30 more info found at....

414-429-2548 7532a W. State St. (lower level) Wauwatosa, WI


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TOBIN Jewelers Relocation Celebration Shop now through Christmas and receive 50%-off all in-stock, ready to buy jewelry. Date: Now through Christmas. Place: Tobin Jewelers—New Berlin, 3502 South Moorland Rd.; Tobin Jewelers— Mequon, 10804 N. Port Washington Rd. Details: Visit for store hours and more information or call the New Berlin store at 262-789-8451 or the Mequon store at 262-240-9798. GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION OF BARCELONA—ARTFUL LIVING IN WAUWATOSA Come visit the new sister to My Table Gallery. Two stores—one you know and love—one you will come to know and love. Featuring Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® plus lots of locally handmade options for your holiday gift giving. Date: Now through December 24 Place: Barcelona, 5827 W. Vilet Street, Wauwatosa, WI 53208 Details: Visit or call 414-345-7494 for store hours and more information. TWIRLY BIRDS (AN OCCASIONAL STORE) Twirly Birds is an occasional store, which re-opens each month with a fresh offering of vintage finds, one of a kind hand crafted items, and wonderful repurposed treasures. Dates: Christmas Preview, Nov. 22-23; Nov. 29-30; Dec. 6-7; Dec. 13-14.; Jan. 10-11. Place: 7532A West State Street, Wauwatosa, WI. Times: Fridays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 14, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Details:; Penny Stark, 414-429-2548; Kim Jenkins 414-573-9845. FRIDAY NIGHT ART AND PAJAMA PARTIES Pigments’ famous Art and Pajama Party schedule kicks off with the Peanuts classic, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”. Drop your kids (ages 5 and up) off at Pigments Art Studio with a pillow, sleeping bag and pjs. Each Friday night we will watch a movie and create an art project with the movie as inspiration. Popcorn and beverages will be served. Take advantage; have a date night, get some shopping done while your kids have a wonderful time too. Date: Friday nights, November 15 through February 28 Place: Pigments Art Studio, N61 W6321 Turner Street in downtown Cedarburg. Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Details: Email; brenda@pigmentsartclasses. com or; call us at: 262-377-4ART; or visit us on the Web, HARTFORD INDOOR FARMER’S MARKET Buy fresh, buy local. Come enjoy fresh produce, fruits, honey, salsa, cider, eggs, plants and flowers. Great for buying gifts and goodies. Date: Saturdays, beginning November 16 through December 21 Place: Held in the Link Building, 33 N. Main Street. Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Details: For more information visit, or call 262-673-7193.


To have your events included in our calendar, please email submissions to A complete listing of events, dates and times can be found on by clicking View Country Life Calendar under A Country Affair.

WAUKESHA CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Have some hot chocolate and listen to carolers as the community kicks off the Christmas season in downtown Waukesha. Date: Friday, November 22 Time: 6 p.m. Place: The Rotunda, 235 West Broadway in Historic Downtown Waukesha Details: Call 262-521-3333 or visit .

2ND ANNUAL GREENS & BERRIES SALE and Deer Hunters Widow Event at Twins Flowers Gifts & Home Decor Shop now for the best selection of our fresh greens and berries. Choose from a wide variety of fresh decorations: wreaths, garlands, kissing balls, pine bunches, tree toppers, winterberry and much more. Date: November 22-23 Place: Twins Flowers Gifts & Home Décor, 14170 West National Avenue, New Berlin, WI Time: Friday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details: Call 262-796-8777, visit or like us on Facebook. 2013 DOWNTOWN WAUKESHA HOLIDAY STROLL Get into the Christmas spirit as carolers stroll, costumed characters and music fills the streets. Stroll through the downtown area and enjoy the shops’ decorations before the Christmas Parade. The downtown shops are rolling out the red carpet with in-store specials and open houses. Date: Sunday, November 24 Place: Downtown Waukesha Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Details: Visit 51st ANNUAL WAUKESHA CHRISTMAS PARADE The 51st Annual Waukesha Christmas Parade makes its way through historic downtown Waukesha full of marching bands and floats. Be sure to watch for the man of the hour himself. Many thanks to the Blood Center of Wisconsin for sponsoring the parade. Date: Sunday, November 24 Place: Historic Downtown Waukesha Time: 4 p.m. Details: Call 262-521-3333 or visit . DOWNTOWN WAUKESHA CARRIAGE TAXI RIDES Enjoy an elegant horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets of downtown Waukesha while you do your Christmas shopping. Tickets are good for the entire day and can be purchased from participating downtown businesses. Date: Fridays and Saturdays beginning Friday, November 29 through Saturday, December 28. Place: Historic Downtown Waukesha Time: Fridays, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Details: Visit SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY EVENT at Twins Flowers Gifts & Home Decor After fighting the Black Friday crowds, visit Twins for a day of specials, refreshments and other in-store surprises. Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local, like Twins Flowers Gifts & Home Decor. Date: November 30

Place: Twins Flowers Gifts & Home Decor, 14170 West National Avenue, New Berlin, WI. Time: Saturday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details: Call 262-796-8777, visit www. or like us on Facebook. PAINTING WITH SANTA We just wanted to let you all know that Santa Claus will be at Pigments for our Painting with Santa Event. It’s also Small Business Saturday, so mark your calendars and plan on doing a lot of shopping in Cedarburg and having some fun at Pigments. Date: Saturday, November 30 Place: Pigments Art Studio, N61 W6321 Turner Street in downtown Cedarburg. Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Details: Email; or; call us at: 262-377-4ART; or visit us on the Web, CHRISTMAS BARN SALE Heritage Beam and Board LLC. is hosting its second annual Christmas Barn Sale in Elkhorn. Barnwood furniture, farm eclectics, antiques, holiday decor, greens, funky junk and vintage inspiration will fill the barn along with cider, coffee, and holiday treats. Designs will be featured from and with creative styling by Off the Beaten Path. Date: November 30-December 1 Place: Heritage Beam and Board, W2644 Loveland Road, Elkhorn, WI. Time: Nov. 30, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; December 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Details: For more information visit WAUWATOSA CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY Start your Christmas season right by grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many local eateries in the Village and then head to Root Common Park where Harwood meets Wauwatosa Avenue for the tree lighting. Highlights include the Friday night tree lighting, fun family activities throughout the Village on Friday and Saturday, including horse-drawn wagon rides, face-painting, kids’ crafts, Salvation Army Brass Ensemble, CP Holiday Train, cookies and cocoa, food pantry donations encouraged. Shops will be open late on Friday night. If you run out of time on Friday night, stop back on Saturday. Date: Friday, December 6 Place: Village of Wauwatosa Time: Tree lighting ceremony is at 6 p.m. Details: Visit, or call 414-297-9285. “NICK OF TIME” EVENT at Twins Flowers Gifts & Home Decor This is it, our Annual St. Nick’s Sale. Stop in for all the gifts to make your Feast of St. Nicholas celebration a joyous and merry occasion. Date: December 5-6 Place: Twins Flowers Gifts & Home Décor, 14170 West National Avenue, New Berlin, WI Time: Thursday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Details: Call 262-796-8777, visit www. or like us on Facebook. HOLIDAY GALA AT TOBIN JEWELERS IN NEW BERLIN AND MEQUON We have the gift you’re looking for. Visit us during our Holiday Gala and shop our great


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selection of diamond and gemstone jewelry and enjoy great savings at both our New Berlin and Mequon locations during this one day event. Date: Saturday, December 7 Place: Tobin Jewelers—New Berlin, 3502 South Moorland Rd.; Tobin Jewelers—Mequon, 10804 N. Port Washington Rd. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Details: Visit for more information or call New Berlin store at 262-789-8451 or the Mequon store at 262-240-9798. ART ANGEL Waukesha ART CRAWL West End Artist’s Association presents its annual holiday art crawl sponsored by local businesses featuring Historic Downtown Waukesha galleries, eateries, and night spots. Date: Saturday, December 7 Place: Historic Downtown Waukesha Time: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Details:, or 262-542-1522 5TH ANNUAL 5K SANTA RUN/WALK FOR CHARITY Get your Santa suit, elf outfit, Grinch costume or reindeer harness and be a part of Waukesha’s biggest Christmas event. Enjoy a festive run/walk through downtown Waukesha and Frame Park. It’s a great family event and proceeds support the Salvation Army of Waukesha County. Date: Sunday, December 8 Place: Historic Downtown Waukesha Time: Race begins at 10:30 Details: For details and entry information, visit THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS BEGINS at Twins Flowers Gifts & Home Decor Each day a new special awaits you. Discover each day’s special by email, by calling or stopping in. If you’re not on our email mailing list you can sign up today at Date: Daily, December 12-24 Place: Twins Flowers Gifts & Home Décor, 14170 West National Avenue, New Berlin, WI Time: Visit for store hours. Details: Call 262-796-8777, visit www. or like us on Facebook. DOWNTOWN HARTFORD MIDNIGHT MADNESS Enjoy and evening of last minute Christmas bargains. Many downtown merchants stay open late and offer great specials and sales during this popular downtown event. Get your Christmas shopping done in Downtown Hartford. Date: Friday, December 20 Place: Downtown Hartford Time: 6 p.m. to Midnight Details: For more information visit, or call 262-673-7193. Waukesha Antique Mall ANNUAL DEALER DICKER DAY Meet our awesome dealers and negotiate your best price. Join us for hot cider, treats and fun. Date: Wednesday, January 1 Place: Waukesha Antique Mall, 427 E. Racine Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Details: Call 262-524-0600 or visit Like them on Facebook.

Drive Uptown For the holidays

Turn heads around Wisconsin as you travel for the holidays. Treat yourself to the luxury car you have always wanted. Enjoy the warm steering wheel at your fingertips while letting the supple Bridge of Weir leather contour to your unique body as you listen to your favorite music playing on your theater quality THX II certified sound system. Join the early adopters that understand that driving upscale begins at Uptown! Innovation is the name of the game for Lincoln. Utilize the lane departure system that will help keep your Lincoln in your lane if you become distracted behind the wheel or use the adaptive cruise control to keep you consistently at a comfortable distance on the highway. The new Lincolns are designed to impress and you will find a list of features you may not have dreamed of a few years ago. Uptown is your Lincoln headquarters in Milwaukee and we will find the perfect Lincoln to fit your style.

John, Glenn and Mark Pentler

UPtown Lincoln 2111 N. Mayfair Rd. 414.771.9000 visit our website:


shop… Ripley’s Bakery & Eatery

have lunch

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Fashions available at The Garment Shop

Rowe Pottery Works is the home of creative salt glaze stoneware for the inside and outside of your home. 608.423.3935. u The Garment Shop is filled with the latest in classic and contemporary styles of women’s clothing. 608.423.3740. u The aroma from the fresh baked treats and breads at Ripley’s Bakery & Eatery will make this a must stop during your next visit to Cambridge. 608.423.3513. u Visit The Voyagers Jewelry Design to find jewelry & gemstones from traditional to contemporary, repairs, appraisals and specializing in custom designs. 608.423.4446. u Back Door Gifts is located in a completely renovated building from the 1860s listed by the State Historical Society. Next to Ripley’s Bakery & Eatery, it shares the building with the Garment Shop. Back Door Gifts features gourmet

Premier Couture Back Door Gifts food products, teas, jewelry, unique kitchen gadgets, wine, bath and body products, handbags and more. Spend half a day browsing both shops on the building’s two levels. Exclusive dealers of Pandora Jewelry. 608.423.7671. u Expect extraordinary. Let Premiere Couture help you make your entire wedding party look spectacular. 608.423.2272. Cambridge is only 2 hours north of Chicago, 1 hour west of Milwaukee & 20 minutes southeast of Madison. Call 608-423-3780 for information.

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