Wisconsin Country Life Holiday / Winter 2021-2022

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A Holiday Experience Like No Other Wine • Bakery • Cafe • Deli • Gifts • Floral • Specialty Foods & More!

Christmas Gifts & Home Décor

Gift Baskets

Whether you’re looking for a special gift this holiday season or splurging on a little something for yourself, you’ll want to visit Borzynski’s. With a beautiful selection of ladies accessories, holiday trimmings and home décor–we have a selection that inspires.

Create a lasting impression by presenting your family, friends, employees and clients with a customized beautiful and delicious gift that they are sure to appreciate and remember. Delivery and shipping available. Check out www.borzynskis.com for other gift basket ideas!

Wisconsin Fraser Fir & Wreaths

A Market Like No Other

Handmade wreaths, fresh garlands, holiday florals—you’ll find a one-of-a-kind selection at Borzynski’s. And don’t forget the Christmas tree…premium Wisconsin Fraser Firs from 2-14 feet! Enjoy a cup of hot mulled cider while they trim and load your tree for you!

Gourmet Food & Candies, Wine & Craft Beers, Wisconsin Cheese, Decadent Caramel Apples and Fresh fruit Pies baked fresh daily… and our beautiful Timberfame building is a delight in itself! There is something for everyone at Borzynski’s-make us your new family tradition!

Holiday Weekend Events! Breakfast with Santa Sunday, December 5 & 12 (must call for tickets)

www.borzynskis.com

11600 Washington Ave. Racine ~ 262.886.2235 1-mile east of I-94 on Hwy. 20, well worth the drive!

Christmas with Mrs. Clause Saturdays, December 4, 11 18 HOLIDAY HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 10-6; Saturday & Sunday 10-5. Open now thru January 15…See you in Spring 2022!


Frenz Garden Center

Pointsettias; Huge selection of colors, sizes & styles!

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 Porch 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, 8am to 7pm; Saturday & Sunday, 8am to 5pm

Unique Specialty Greens

Gift & Décor Galore!

CLEAN YOUR INDOOR AIR! Select from a huge variety of indoor houseplants!

505 N. Main Street, Thiensville, WI

262-242-1060

www.frenzgardencenter.com 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.


wisconsin COUNTRY

IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME!

Publisher/Editor ED LIERMANN

Annual Online Vintage Christmas Shop

Design & Production TIMOTHY SCOTT STARR

Like and follow Attic Addict on Facebook and Instagram for some of the most amazing Vintage Christmas Treasures. Easy Christmas Shopping - Live Shows - Giveaways

Account Executive JEANNE RIELAND 414-507-1865

GOING ON NOW!

Offering Curbside Pickup & Shipping

DO YOU HAVE VINTAGE CHRISTMAS ITEMS TO SELL? CALL JENNIE @ 414-412-1077

Advertising Sales

Account Executive Distribution Services SAMMY KETCHAM 414-306-1290 Office/Production GAYLE MARVEL Advertising Inquiries

262-250-1503

Issue No. 1, Volume 33. Wisconsin Country Life (ISSN 1046-3259) is published four times a year—Spring, Summer, Fall and Holiday/Winter—by Lifestyle Media Group, LLC., 7434 Lannon Rd., Lannon WI 53046. ©2021 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 Media Group, LLC 2021. Any reproduction in part or in whole is prohibited without written permission.

Find a Large Selection of these Vintage items & more!… Santas • Snowmen • Putz Houses • Knee Huggers & Elves • Angels • Ornaments • Linens & Clothing Holiday Jewelry • Deer • Nativities • Bottle Brush Trees Gift Baskets & Everything else Vintage Christmas! NEW VINTAGE CHRISTMAS ITEMS ADDED DAILY! WE BUY VINTAGE CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY!

ESTATE SALE SPECIALISTS

DOWNSIZING • DIVORCE • DECEASED Buy or Sell Family Treasures From One Piece to an Entire Estate We buy Gold, Silver & Estate Jewelry Think Twice Before Cleaning Out An Estate, One Persons Trash is Another Persons Treasure. LISCENSED & INSURED

FREE CONSULTATION JENNIE LOVEJOY ~ 414.412.1077 www.aaestatesales.com AtticAddict37@Gmail.com Check Our Current Projects on Facebook,com/AtticAddictwales Instagram - atticaddictvintage

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Creating modern country style with antiques & Flea Market Finds

WE LOVE

If you were taking a trip overseas back in the 1930s you might have wanted to bring a souvenir back for the children. Many of these dolls were made in Europe featuring ethnic costumes. Here we have a lovely boy and girl doll with composition faces and swiss costumes. This pair can be viewed at Riverview Antiques, 2045 West St. Paul Ave. in the Historic Menomonee River Valley in Milwaukee. Call 414-278-9999 or check www.RiverViewAntiqueMarket.com for more information.

Shown is a very Fun and animated Vintage Christmas “Collectors piece” from the 1950s. This musical Ferris wheel comes in the Original box, and once wound up, it plays music and the little elf scenes rock as the Ferris wheel turns in a circle. It was made in Japan, and manufactured for the SNP Company in Chicago. This adorable piece can be seen at Farm Girl Art and Antiques, located at 803 South 5th Street (corner of 5th & National) Milwaukee, WI. Farm Girl is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 11am-4pm. Also Plan to attend their Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 5th from noon to 4pm! Enter to win door Prizes and plan to see tons of Vintage Decor for the Season at this event and all Season!! For more information, Call 414-405-4210, check www.yourfarmgirl.com and like them on Facebook.

This Vintage Christmas Light is very rare, and in great working condition! Light up Santa is 8'' high, has a metal back to it, and dates back to the 1950s. This hard to find piece and a very eclectic selection of Christmas items from the past are located at Metropolitan Antiques in Downtown Waukesha. Call 262-352-8888 to sell your quality antiques or 262-547-5000 for additional information. Call for extended Hours during the many Waukesha Silver Bells Holiday events!

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Plymouth

Historic Downtown Plymouth Wisconsin the Cheese Capital of the World

Beautiful, Historic

Downtown P lymouth

One step inside our doors, you are immersed in whatwe love most: cheese. Wisconsin’s famous fare hasdeep roots in our home of Plymouth, Wisconsin, and we feed it with a shop stocked with specialtycheeses, a counter serving fresh, cheesy lunches and cheesemaking history to explore. We are the Cheese Counter & Dairy Heritage Center. • An Abundance of Artisan, World Champion Cheeses • Proudly Featuring Wisconsin-based Products– Honey, Maple Syrup, Carmel Corn, and More • Delicious Sandwiches at Our Adorable Lunch Counter • Shop Stocked with Must-Have Gifts and Accessories

133 E. Mill Street, Plymouth, WI 920.892.2012 www.cheesecapitaloftheworld.com

open 7 days!

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See Our Holiday Showroom! Worth the Drive–visit us in Plymouth

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE November, 1-15th rustic holiday charm

The area’s finest selection of lush greenery for your home or office

N6625 HWY 57 PLYMOUTH

(2 miles north of HWY 23)

920.893.8700

www.wreathfactoryonline.com wreathfactoryplymouth


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Holiday/Winter Features 5, 31, 51, 55 13

We Love Antiques

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A Sampler of Country Life

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Sweet P’s Pantry

Special finds at some of our favorite antiques shops.

Wiki Woolz

Wiki Woolz & Ware’s owner, Lori Domzil talks about her business. Inspired ideas from some of our favorite shops.

A Conversation Piece

West Bend’s A Conversation Piece owners, Alicia Dineen and Mary Windall talk about Their business. Oconomowoc’s Sweet P’s Pantry’s owner, Sharon Pavich talks about her business.

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Healthy Holiday Baking Swaps

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A Country Affair

Many holiday hosts tend to pull out their most treasured family recipes when entertaining loved ones. After all, taste is the most important aspect of most holiday spreads, particularly when it comes to favorite baked goods and desserts.

Now on countrylifemag.com Few things bring family and friends together quite like the holidays, and serving up an elegant, seasonal meal centered around a mouthwatering main dish is a recipe for creating lasting memories with the ones you love.

A town and country guide to special events.

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Wauwatosa Dine, Shop, Explore.

The Historic Village of Wauwatosa, feel the Europeon charm

Come Paint At Arté!

MASTER CONFECTIONERS FOR OVER 100 YEARS!

$25 Tuesdays! Special Pricing Bar Opens at 5 pm with a 2 Hour Instructed Painting Class (FROM 7-9 PM FOR ONLY $25!)

20% OFF a Regularly Priced 2 Hour Instructed Class Use code: COUNTRY22 EXPIRES 7/31/2022

We also host Private Events

Call to book your next corporate event, holiday, bachelorette or birthday party today! 1442 Underwood Ave Wauwatosa www.artewineandpaint.com • 414-810-6095

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Try our Almond Butter Toffee! There is none finer!

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Lip Balms

Wholesale Inquiries WELCOME!

Solid Shampoo & Conditioner (Great for travel & camping)

ENTIRE ONLINE ORDER

Candles

Niemann’s candies are still handmade from scratch!

Fundraising Opportunities

414-233-5312

15% OFF with CODE 2122.4U expires June 30, 2022

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WAUKESHA DOWNTOWN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION BRINGS YOU...

Shop! Dine! Believe! Experience the Magic of Christmas in Downtown Waukesha Small Business Saturday

November 27 Celebrate the success and independence of our small businesses in Downtown Waukesha and the contribution they make to the vibrancy of our community. Sponsored by American Express… look for specials at every business during this weekend!

Photos with Holiday Sidewalk Cut-Out Characters!

Several Holiday cut-outs available day or night from November 27th until New Year’s Eve for a special way to remember Christmas 2021!

Letters to Santa

Through December 19 Did you want to write your own letter to Santa and here back from him? There are four magical mailboxes…Martha Merrell’s Books, Mountain Top Coffee!, Burlap & Lace Marketplace, The Joke Shop and The Cocoa and Canvas, located at the Stroke of Genius

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides November 26-December 18 Saturdays from 1-4pm.

Purchase tickets and hop on the carriage at Martha Merrell’s Books on the corner of Gasper & Main…$5 individuals, $20 for a group of 5!

Art Crawl

Saturday, December 4 The 115th Art Crawl in our great little Downtown…Galleries and businesses open until 9 pm!

Waukesha Civic Theatre Sister Act

December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19

PIX Flix: Polar Express December 4

Joel Kopischke’s I Got Yule Babe December 15 & 16

Four Guys In Diner JacketsCall Us Old Fashioned: The Supper Club Tour

Live Reindeer

Saturday, December 4 Have your Holiday photo taken with live reindeer in People’s Park parking lot on the corner of Main and Clinton. 3 pm until 5 pm.

Santa Run

Sunday, December 5 Register online at https://eras.org/ourevents/special-events/santa-run/. Run or walk anywhere in the world and participate in a most unique way to benefit Eras Senior Network!

Holiday Appetizer Class at Chef Pam’s Kitchen

Sunday afternoon, December 5 & 19 280 W. Main St. Check www.ChefPamsKitchen.com or 262-271-6121 for time and menu details.

Ugly Sweater Saturday

Saturday, December 11 There’s not a place Downtown where you will not be welcomed wearing that ugly Saturdays December 4, 11, 18 Paint your own Christmas keepsake… Holiday Sweater! Specials All Day & Night and Everywhere downtown! 1-3 pm for the youngsters and 7–10 pm for adults. Hosted by Stroke of Some events require a reservation… Genius and includes hot cocoa for all. Please consult our website for more information. Create two ornaments for $10.

Cocoa & Canvas Saturdays

December 30, 31 & January 2

See www.waukeshacivictheatre.org for all the details.

Go to www.WaukeshaSilverBells.com or 262-547-2354.

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


Cal’s

COLLECTABLES & MANTIQUES 259 W. Main St. Waukesha WI 262-547-5000

Over 3,000 Square Feet ~ Tons of Manstuff!

Antiques & Collectables, Toy Cars, Breweriana, Automobilia, Wood Working Tools, Trains, Models, Comic Books, Books, Magazines, Fishing Items, Sports & SO MUCH MORE!

I BUY ANTIQUES, CALL 262-352-8888

www.calscollectables.com

Independently owned antique store in downtown Waukesha.

Open Wed. & Fri., 10-5; Thurs., 12-7; Sat. & Sun., 10-4

Like us on Facebook for extended Holiday Hours & Events

717 N. Grandview Blvd. (Hwy T) Waukesha, WI 262-777-9779

Mary Janes All Things Hemp

Hemp Clothing ~ adults-kids ~ Body-Bath-Linens Candles ~ Pet Supplies ~ CBD Products

337 W. Main St. Historic Downtown Waukesha OPEN WEEKDAYS AT 11AM OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT 10AM

SERVING FOOD EVERYDAY… WEEKDAYS UNTIL 11PM WEEKENDS UNTIL 1AM SERVING DRINKS UNTIL BAR TIME EVERYDAY!

HAPPY HOUR Monday-Friday, 3pm until 6pm HOLIDAY BRUNCH Saturday & Sunday from 10am until 2pm 262-522-6868 www.peoplesparkwaukesha.com

335 W. Main St. ~ Waukesha, WI ~ 414-202-5290 Open Daily 11 am-6 pm maryjaneshemp

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


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Mall on Main OPEN 7-DAYS A WEEK 10 AM-6 PM THURS., FRI., SAT., OPEN LATE…TIL 8!

262-278-4131

250 West Main St. Downtown Waukesha,WI

100 Vendors Specializing In

RePurposed • UpCycled • HandCrafted Vintage • Clothing Boutique

Black Friday Weekend Event

Fri., Sat., & Sun. November 26, 27 & 28

Free Gift with $30 Purchase! Swag & Snacks to go!

NEW YEARS SALE!

Saturday, January 1, 2022 8am-8pm

Over 85 Dealers Space Available WE ALSO BUY ANTIQUES

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday, 10-5; Thursday & Friday, 10-6; Sunday, 12-4

272 West Main Street, Waukesha 262.349.4051

Call 262-844-1819 (ask for Deb) for an appointment to show your unique items, antiques, collectibles, flatware, coins, gold, silver, rhinestone jewelry, and much more. Check & Like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/antiquesuniquesmall/ for Special Events


Individual or whole desserts for all occasions! • Cupcakes • Bars • Holiday Pies • Cheesecakes

JANUARY 1, 2022 / 20-50% OFF

“Build your own” Cookie Tray or Tin Serving Vegan & Gluten Free Cupcakes & Valentines Coffee (By the cup, or by the Pound!)

414-949-0222

290 W. Main St., Waukesha, WI Wed & Thurs 8am-6pm Fri 7am-6pm Sat & Sun 8am-2pm www.mamaduckysdesserts.com

NOW! -8PM M A 8 OPEN

ANTIQUES & UNIQUES ON MAIN 250 W. Main St. Waukesha, WI 53186 262-278-4131 ~ Hours: Mon.-Thu.; 10-6 / Thu., Fri., Sat.; 10-8

Kids of all ages LOVE Vintage Toys for Christmas!! Find Favorites on your wish list at….

Adams Toys & Collectibles

Vintage Pressed Steel • Diecast • Trains Wind up • Wood Puzzles & Games Barbie • Hot Wheels • Dolls Fisher Price & So Much More!

244 West Main Street Downtown Waukesha WI ~ 262-844-1819 Sun.-Wed. 10 am-5 pm; Thurs., Fri., Sat OPEN LATE 10am-7pm WE BUY One Piece or Entire Collections! Call Deb for an appointment ~ 262-844-1819


Wiki Woolz & WARES

Wiki Woolz & Ware’s owner, Lori Domzil talks about her business. How long have you been in business? Wiki Woolz started in business in 2005 with my Sister in law Christine Nierzwicki! How did you get started? Wiki Woolz came to life when we started making wickedly warm mittens as we spent weekends in ice cold hockey rinks watching my niece and nephew play hockey! So much has changed since 2005, four of our six grandchildren play hockey! We are still making mittens and spending available weekends in hockey rinks! Five years ago we were encouraged by a customer to expand our business to be not so seasonal and offer custom T-shirts and apparel! It was that moment that Wiki Woolz & Wares began its newest adventure and we haven’t looked back since that day! What changes have you seen over the years? We started our business as more of a side hustle and over the years it has grown to my full-time retirement dream job! What do you love most about your industry? Since my business encompasses a full circle of fun, from the treasure hunt of finding wool sweaters, product manufacturing and selling, I have to say that I truly enjoy the selling and meeting and talking with people at

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Wiki Woolz & Wares

CABIN FEVER SALE 15%* off Storewide!! February 11-20, 2022 *Cash & check purchases

art/craft shows the most! I get to do a little bit of everything with this business, and every day is spent planning and creating, and having the opportunity to sell my items at local fairs, shows and shops is truly a blessing. What message would you like to share with people? Believe in yourself, make goals every day, even small ones, crush them, admit your mistakes, and have a dream! Never give up! The beginning of a business is like sowing a seed you just have to keep working on it, it’s a commitment that you have to be willing to work on and work at hard every day! What would you like people to know about your business? “Wiki Woolz” makes fun wickedly warm wool mittens, hats and flower pins from vintage recycled wool sweaters! The “Wares” part, our custom shirts, hoodies and coozies are made to give the wearer/user a smile! When customers are shopping our coozies and I hear them laughing I always say it’s just like reading a card rack, you always know someone who each one reminds them of! Many of our designs are family inspired! I always tell people that I am living my dream running my business. We thank each customer for their purchase and remind them that their purchase allows me to continue to live my dream. What is the biggest compliment customers give you? The biggest compliment I receive is having customers who are so happy with their purchase that they continue buy more for friends and family. I don’t think there’s a bigger complement a business can get than to have customers continue to support you for years to come. We often have people stop in our booth at a show and say I love everything you sell, you make such fun things, that makes it all worth it! We love seeing customers wearing our apparel, it makes my heart happy!! So many of our customers have become friends and often just stop by a show or a fair to say hello, It’s not always about the sales it’s about the relationship that is formed between a customer and a small business owner. What are you most proud of? I am so proud of being able to share my entrepreneurial spirit with my grandchildren and seeing how much they enjoy spending time with me and working hard with me to continue making a Wiki Woolz & Wares a success! How many employees/family work with you? My entire family helps behind the scenes of Wiki Woolz &Wares! My husband, sons and daughter-in-law‘s, help when they can taking a shift at a show, loading and unloading, coming up with new ideas, and moral support!! We are blessed with six grandchildren and they all help. Often times you will see them working with me at a show, they love the production part of this business but they also love the selling side! They all get involved being models for our products and web presence! They all know our tagline, “Thank you for shopping Continued on page 18

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SHOPPING, DINING, HISTORY & LIVING It’s your home. You live in it everyday. Create a Home that you Love.

Soul Patina 123 Watson Street Ripon, WI 54971 Soulpatina.com

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

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Open 7 Days A Week Monday thru Friday 10am to 4pm Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4pm

920-748-5845 113 W. Fond du Lac Street ~ Right off the square in Downtown Ripon

Hamilton’s Ladies Apparel

Our Ripon Location Hamilton’s In Ripon 125 Watson St. Ripon, WI. 54971 920.745.2829 10-5 Monday-Saturday Our Berlin Location Hamilton’s Ladies Apparel 105 W. Huron St. Berlin, WI 54923 920.361-2829 10-5 Monday-Saturday www.hamiltonsfashions.com


SHOPPING, On-Trend, Vintage

Home Décor

311 Watson Street Ripon, WI 54971 920-745-8342 ~ www.fiddlercreek.net

Furniture Restyling ~ Home Décor Fashionable Boutique Items

217 Watson Street Downtown Ripon, WI 54971 backporchgatherings@yahoo.com 920.707.7026

220 Watson Street Downtown Ripon, WI 54971 backporchgatherings@yahoo.com 920.707.7026

231 Watson St., Ripon ~ 920-410-1261 www.chictiquegirls.com


DINING, HISTORY & LIVING Fashion at an affordable price

Deja ’ ’ Vu BOUTIQUE & HOME. LLC

WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE DEDICATED TO QUALITY & SUPPORTING USA MAKERS. 305 Watson Street, Ripon, WI 920.896.0019 theamericanalchemy.com

Downtown Ripon Dickens of a Christmas December 3~December 5, 2021 This year marks the 31st anniversary of this much-anticipated gathering. With ample wonder and amazement for all ages, it’s not a surprise that Ripon’s premiere event brings many to the area year after year. If you haven’t quite finished your Christmas shopping, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your list. Many of the downtown shops will be open throughout the event, and several art and craft fairs will also take place throughout the city. For more information about Dickens of a Christmas, please contact the Ripon Area Chamber of Commerce at 920-748-6764.

323 Watson Street • Ripon ~ 106 East Huron Street • Berlin 920.216.0299 ~ Open Monday thru Saturday


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ELKHORN, WI Antique Flea Market 2022 DATES May 15, June 26, August 14 & September 25 Gate $5 • Free Parking Opens 7 am • No Pets Over 500 Inside & Outside Dealers • Rain or Shine Fairgrounds Hwy. 11

414-525-0820

www.elkhornantiquefleamarket.com

local and thank you for helping my Mimi live her dream!” I’m blessed to have my friend Diane, who I’ve known for 48 years help me behind the scenes doing odd jobs from running errands, picking up supplies, stitching buttons, quality control, even bringing me a chai tea at a show, her moral support and love for my business is some thing I can’t even find words to thank her for. What are you most grateful for? I’m grateful for my family that supports me unconditionally and always has my back. I’m also very thankful for my customers who give me the opportunity to keep living my dream. Who can you credit your success? There are so many people that I need to give credit for my success. It goes right back to the very beginning roots of the Wiki Woolz, it’s been family! Family and friends have been and always will be the biggest component of the success of my business and I am forever grateful for their love and support. From my youngest grandson Lucas who tells me he can work the booth because he can read and do math, to the older grands Abby, Braeden, Molly, Nicholas and Sammie who help create and work the shows, my brother Paul who is my go to resource for any biz questions that come up, my brother John who texts me ideas for shirts and coozies, Christine and Diane who remind me its business not personal when hard decisions must be made, my husband

Jerry and sons Matt, Mark and daughter in laws Kimmie and Jenn who are always their to support me in anyway, to my 95 year old mom Oma, who stays involved offering shirt saying suggestions and everyone in between we are one blessed family business! Where are the places a customer can find the line you have created and sell. Do you sell wholesale? You can find Wiki Woolz & Wares online at getwikiwoolz.com. We ship or can do a porch pick up in Franklin. You can shop for Wiki Woolz at Pop’s Marketplace in Muskego, Serendipity Boutique Marketplace in Greendale, The Vintage Glass Garden in Milwaukee, and Over Easy Flipping in Plymouth. We do custom orders and have no minimums. Yes! We sell wholesale! We will be at the following shows for the remainder of 2021, Old World Christmas Market at the Osthoff in Elkhart Lake December 3-12, Noel Festival Milwaukee at the Expo Center/WI State Fair November 27, 2021 to January 2, 2022. What are some of the common myths you come across in your business? No one buys Wiki Woolz Mittenz in the summer! Actually they do, after all we live in Wisconsin, stick around the weather might change twice in one day! Wool is itchy! It is, however we line our mittenz and hats with fleece linings so the wool isn’t sitting directly on your skin! ~ Wiki Woolz www.getwikiwoolz.com 414-801-3950 or sales@loridomzil.com

All the Sights, Sounds and Natural Fresh Scents of the Season await you at

Nehm’s Greenhouses, Floral & Gifts Choose from Fresh Poinsettias, Christmas Trees, Wreaths, & Pots in our Greenhouses Our Full service Flower Shop features Seasonal Décor, Centerpieces, Event Flowers, Weddings, Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, February 14 & more! Nehm’s Flowers www.nehmsflowers.com 262-644-5688

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm; Saturday, 8am-4pm, and Sunday, 9-4 (call for Holiday Hours)

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FABULOUS Destination favorites for you to discover

Super Comfy!

Fresh &Tasty

The Olive Sprig in Historic Downtown Cedarburg carries only the freshest and finest Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Aged Balsamic Vinegar’s. Stop in and sample over 25 of the freshest oils and over 40 aged vinegar’s today. You will enjoy a culinary journey through the store as our staff can assist you with putting together hundreds of wonderful combinations to dress your salads, marinate or baste tonight’s dinner or put a twist on dessert. So stop in at N70W6364 Bridge Road (on the corner of Bridge and Washington Ave., part of the Cedar Creek Settlement), you’ll be glad you did! For more information call 262-377-5944 or check www.theolivesprig.com

At Three Bats in the Belfry you’ll find warm cozy socks for the entire family. World’s Softest (ladies); 1902 World’s Softest (men) and Mouse Creek Trading Co. (infant and kids). As the temperatures drop, you’ll need one or two pairs of these super comfy socks. At Three Bats in the Belfry we’ve got you covered…at least your feet! Socks make great gifts too! Three Bats in the Belfry is located at 203 Portage Street in the quaint town of Lodi, Wisconsin. Call 608-592-3342 or check wwwthreebatsinthebellfry.com for more information.

Wellness Journey

Dazzling Style

Riverside Studio has a multitude of spiritual and metaphysical gifts, as well as products and tools to enhance your wellness journey. From crystals to tinctures to herbal teas and smudge sticks, we truly have something for everyone and every occasion. Our amazing handcrafted candles and bathing salts are our best sellers. The Chakra Balancing scent is loaded with calming and meditative properties. Our specialty is providing great gifts for any occasion filled with love. Riverside Studio is located along the peaceful bank of the Fox River in the quaint Village of Rochester, WI. Call Jessie with any questions at 414-241-8297, or stop in at 101 Front Street. Learn more at Riversidestudiowi.com, Facebook & Instagram.

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

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Guide to Milwaukee Area’s Best Shops & Stops Riverview Antique Market 12 Continuing our 20 year tradition of offering exceptional antiques

DECEMBER HOLIDAY EVENT

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Savings from 10-50%

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JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH Enjoy a warm cup of coffee as you browse 13,000square-feet of antiques

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2045 W. St. Paul Ave. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-5pm Sunday, 11 am- 4 pm. Closed Monday

www.RiverviewAntiqueMarket.com

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Milwaukee Area Shops 1. Riverview Antique Market 2045 W. Saint Paul Ave. – 414.278.9999 2. BBC Antiques & Lighting 2015 West St. Paul Ave. – 414.933.0808 3. Antiques on Pierce 1512 W. Pierce St. – 414.645.9640 4. Farm Girl Art & Antiques 803 S. 5th St. – 414.405.4210 5. Third Point of View 1134 South 1st Street – 414.509.7599 6. Clock Tower Antiques 1134 S. 1st St. – 414.252.0011 7. R Vintage 2653 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. – 414.243.1838


BBC LIGHTING AND ANTIQUES 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! www.bbclighting.com for our online lighting showroom 414-933-0808 2015 West St. Paul Ave • Milwaukee, WI Call for hours as to when it’s best to stop by!

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50,000-sq.-ft. on 3 Floors, with 100 Dealers! Consignment & Vender Space Available! OPEN DAILY ~10 am-5 pm Reserve these 2022 Dates Now OUR ANNUAL SWEETHEART SALE! February 11, 12 & 13, 2022 20% OFF Selected Dealers

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1512 West Pierce, Milwaukee, WI ~ 414-645-9640

Only One Block North of National Ave. FREE PARKING

www.antiquesonpierce.com Like us on Facebook Inquiries or questions: antiquesonpierce @yahoo.com


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803 South 5th Street

(corner of 5th & National) Milwaukee, WI Open Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 11-4

414.405.4210 Like us on Facebook www.yourfarmgirl.com for directions and a preview of our shop.

Questions? lisa@bernboys.com

“Explore the past, live in the moment and create the future” Open 7 days a week 10 am-5 pm

Choose from Vintage Furniture, Lighting, Jewelry, LP Records, Clothing, Décor and More 414-252-0011 • 1134 South 1st Street, Milwaukee, WI (main level of Historic Antiques Center Building)

www.Clocktowerantiques.com

Third Point of View New - Vintage - Antiques - Gifts - Jewelry - Dixie Bell Paint -Clothing - Cothing - Stones & Crystals

Open Fri.-Mon.,10-5 1134 South 1st Street (lower) - Milwaukee WI

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE Sunday, Decenber 5, 12-4 pm

Enter for Fabulous Door Prize Drawings

715-313-3131 - Follow us on Facebook and Instagram


So much more to see in Bay View & Milwaukee Area Selling & Consigning

GIFTS & MORE! & WORKSHOPS

On Trend, Contemporary Clothing | Jewelry Fashion Accessories

2224 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. Monday-Friday, 11-7 Saturday, 10-7 Sunday, 10-5

2260 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. Monday-Friday, 11-8 Saturday, 10-7 Sunday, 10-5

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414-747-9292

sparrowcollective.com

Mid-Century Modern/Antiques Furniture & Accessories & Much More.

CELEBRATING OUR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! 2653 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee, WI 414-243-1838

414-249-5440

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Bay View & South of Milwaukee Shops 1. Third Point of View 1134 South 1st Street – 414.509.7599 2. Clock Tower Antiques 1134 S. 1st St. – 414.252.0011 3. Sparrow Collective 2224 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. – 414.747.9229 4. Sparrow Boutique 2260 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. – 414.249.5440 5. R Vintage 2653 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. – 414.243.1838 6. Country Lion Antique Mall 4330 S. Howell Ave. – 414.316.9985

Monday-Friday 10-6; Saturday 10-4 & Sunday 10-3 4330 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI n 414-316-9985


CLUCK, CLUCK, CLUCK ALL Let’s Raise Backyard Chickens * Royal Roost Coops: Set & Design, Inside & Out. * What Breed? We’ll help you decise your Royal Charmers. * Care Instuction For Your Queens To Produce the finest eggs in all the land. * Coop cleaning & waste disposal. * Education on the life cycle of your royal charmers. * Need a break? Let us maintain while you’re away. Hire me for Chicken Check-ins.

Apparel, Décor & Vintage Finds at Roost Mercantile & Burlap & Lace Marketplace Patina Vie glassware available at all locations

Rent A Roost $685-2 CHICKENS $725-4 CHICKENS Price includes delivery & set up within a 20 mile radius of Pewaukee. A $60 trip fee will be charged outside of the 20 mile radius.

Why Raise Chickens? * Pets with personality * Easy to maintain * Fresh nutritious eggs * Chemical-free bug & weed control * Manufacture the world’s best fertilizer KAREN P. KRUMENACHER ( 262. 574.1096 royalroost22@gmail.com myroyalroost.com Royal Roost@royalroost1 Royal Roost on facebook Instgram@Karenkrum

Not sure you’re ready to commit to a flock of your own? Want to try before you buy? See the benefits of raising backyard chickens first-hand! So...say you fall in love For $350 you can buy out the rental plus a year of consultation with Karen-owner of Royal Roost!

Shop On-Line @ myroyalroost.com ing apparel, accessories, décor & more

Casual & Comfortable Yet Stylish Are you ready for the holidays? Great In-Store Specials!

125 West Main Street, Cambridge 608-423-3740

A Unique Specialty Shop for Women facebook.com/thegarmentshopcambridge

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Conversation Piece West Bend’s A Conversation Piece owners, Alicia Dineen and Mary Windall talk about Their business. How long have you been in business? We are excited to celebrate our 10 year anniversary on November 18th! How did you get started? The support from the businesses and community of West Bend combined with our individual passions is really what started it all! Alicia graduated with her degree in Interior Design in 2008 and Mary has had a lifelong passion for décor. We both love to take both trendy and unique pieces to make each of our houses a home and had a strong desire to take our interests and schooling to bring a home décor shop to downtown West Bend. The building where the shop is located came onto the market and we decided it was the perfect space to convert from residential to commercial. The location was fantastic and other strong, local businesses surrounded the building. We took the plunge in 2010 and spent the next year renovating the building to open just in time for the Christmas season in November 2011. What changes have you seen over the years open? The design trends have changed every year! Each season brings new styles, vendors and demand. We have seen everything from antique furniture to painted furniture, over the top “farmhouse” to minimalist décor, colorful decor to neutral décor and anything in between! Right now, the biggest trends are in mid-century modern design with light wood tones, florals and neutral rooms. We are always doing our research on what is trending in the design world Continued on page 30

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Historic Downtown Antiques Farmhouse Vintage Jewelry Gifts & More! WE BUY ANTIQUES 600 S. Main St. West Bend 262-229-7584

West Bend

Holiday Hours Now thru Christmas Eve: Mon., Tues., Thur., Fri. & Sat., 10-7, Wed., 10-8 & Sun., 10-5 Open Christmas Eve until 5

A Conversation Piece llc Home • Holiday • Paints • Gifts

Explore the Magic of Christmas

General Finishes Milk Paint • Gel Stains Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint • Nora Fleming Seasonal Serving Pcs. Milkhouse Candles • Summer Snow Prints • Petite Ginger Snaps

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

Mon., Wed. & Fri., 10 am-5 pm; Thurs.,10 am-7 pm; Sat., 10 am-3 pm. Closed Sun. & Tues. (Open Sundays in December 10 am-2 pm)

West Bend SAVE THE DATES

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY ~ November 27th HOLIDAYS ON MAIN STREET ~ December 3rd & 4th WEST BEND WINTER WARM UP ~ December 22nd & 23rd CHOCOLATE AROUND THE BEND ~ February 12th


Premier Events & Destinations

Home Furnishings Consignment www.savoringthyme.net

Holiday Hours until December 24th: Mon.-Fri., 10-5; Wed., 10-6; Sat., 10-4 & Sun., 10-3.

Come “Savor” the holiday season while shopping our selection of gifts for everyone on your list. Relax as you work your way through the winter wonderland of holiday items. Try on a new outfit and match up some jewelry. Get a tasty dip for a party and a piece to serve it in…all at Savoring Thyme.

Let us help make your holiday easier, shop Savoring Thyme.

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

Custom order furniture, Made in WI!

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. Always something new!

ESSENTIAL Cannabis Co. Boutique of healing options & education. See what is all available at…

www.EssentialCannabisCo.com

Mon.-Fri., 10 am-5 pm & Sat., 10 am-3 pm Closed Sundays.

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

Offering your favorite boutique fashion brands in sizes juniors’ small through womens’ 3x.

Stop in for a new look or a fun gift! Tuesday & Friday, 10-5; Thursday, 10-7; Saturday, 10-4

264 N. Main St., West Bend, WI

262-346-8200 www.anndsboutique.com

Small Business Saturday November 27th Encouraging people across the country to support small, local businesses.


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

LAMM GARDENS

Holiday Activities

Holidays on Main Street, 2021 Friday, December 3, 4 -8pm Saturday, December 4, 10-4pm www.ShopinWestBend.com Facebook-@ShopinWestBend Come join in the lights, sights and sounds of the season November 24, 26 & 27 December 2, 3 & 4 Sign up for time slots~ 10am to 2pm each hour.

West Bend Winter Warm-Up 2022 www.downtownwestbend.com Facebook-@DowntownWestBendAssociation Hugh Jass Fat Bike Series Ice Sculptures Throughout Downtown Winter in Wisconsin, get out and enjoy a day in West Bend! This annual event will entice you to enjoy the West Bend parks, shops, museums and more… share your photos and watch for more information with our hash tag #wbwinterwarmup

December 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18 Sign up for time slots~ 10am to 2pm each hour.

Chocolate Around the Bend

Landscape, Garden & Design

Landscape design, installation and management services.Year-round full service care programs.

262-677-3010 | 2708 Sherman Road, Jackson, WI 53037 | www.lammscape.com

Saturday, February 12, 2022. 10-4pm www.ShopinWestBend.com Facebook-@ShopinWestBend Share your love of chocolate and your love of shopping with West Bend’s Specialty Shops by coming out to see what chocolate surprises they have in store!


Jackson Nestled at the intersection of Hwy 45 & 60, (only 3 mi South of West Bend)

SONYA’S ROSE

Creative Florals & Gif ts Fresh Flowers, Permanent Arrangements, Green & Blooming Plants, Sympathy Tributes, Custom Designs, Garden & Seasonal Gifts, Greeting Cards & Jewelry NOV & DEC–Poinsettias & Holiday Arrangements JAN–After Holiday Sale • FEB 14–Valentine`s Day

www.sonyasrosecreativeflorals.com

262-677-4477

W208 N16793 Center Street • Jackson, WI (Corner of Hwy 60 & Center St.)

COFFEE & BAKERY • BREAKFAST LUNCH • DRIVE THRU Coffeeville Company is Wisconsin destination of choice offering over 8,000-square-feet of historic coffeehouse experience. We are a MUST STOP Coffeehouse and Roastery offering one of a kind specialty drinks, fresh roasted coffee, home crafted breakfast and lunch menu. We are driven by imagination of creativity in coffee and food industry. Explore our website to learn more about us.

N168 W20101 Main Street, Jackson, WI 262.677.2334 Monday-Friday, 6am–4pm. Saturday-Sunday. 7am–4pm Follow us on Facebook


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Savor the Romance

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

Washington House Inn C E DA R B U R G

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W62 N573 Washington Avenue Cedarburg, WI 53012

262. 375. 3550

www.washingtonhouseinn.com

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and what our customers are asking for, including colors of the year, furniture styles and gift and décor items. What do you most Love about your Industry? We absolutely love the ever-changing décor and each year, start out with a new fresh look. The basis of our business is helping our customers to love the spaces they spend their time in. We love being able to help them design and create a space that they love, whether it be through Alicia’s on-site interior design services or through photos of problem spaces that a customer brings into the shop. What are some of the common myths you come across in your business? The biggest myth is that this is an easy career to have. We are fortunate to have our own business and doing what we love, but that also comes with always having the business on our minds. The time when our doors are open and we are helping our customers is only a small portion of what we do. There’s a lot of time spent when our “Open” sign isn’t on that we are making sure orders are placed, new products are priced and displayed, paperwork is organized and filed, and social media is up to date. Although it may not be easy, it’s truly a passion for us and we wouldn’t change a thing! What message would you most like to share with people? Since we first started our mother-daughter business endeavor, we’ve had different tastes in décor. We’ve always said that any two people should be able to walk through A Conversation Piece’s doors and find something that fits in their home. Over the last 10 years, we’ve found that we do like a lot of the same items but display them differently in our homes. What would you like people to know about your business? We work very hard to have unique products that you won’t find in a big box or chain store and strongly feel that small businesses like us are what will set your home apart from another home. Many of our customers have become great friends and we strive to get to know all of our customers, new or repeat, on a more personal level. What is the biggest compliment customers give you? It is music to our ears when someone walks through the door and “Ooooos” and “Ahhhhs” at all the items! This is especially true when we reset the shop for Christmas and the smells and look of the holidays take over every inch of the store. We start planning and ordering for Christmas in January, so it is on our minds all year long. When we finally get to reveal the store in full Christmas form, we love to hear our customers’ responses as they first walk through the door and take everything in! What are you most proud of? We feel very proud to be celebrating our 10-year anniversary. Retail is an ever-changing business to be in and we are proud that we have grown/ changed with the trends and demand. We have Continued on page 40

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Creating modern country style with antiques & Flea Market Finds

WE LOVE

This Vintage Santa was made in Japan, stands aprox 12” high, and is one of hundreds of pieces of Vintage Christmas available at Creekside Antiques. Find over 20 quality dealers’ great finds filling 2,800-Square-feet of this historic 2 story building. Nestled right on the banks of Cedar Creek, there is something for every taste available right in downtown, Historic Cedarburg, WI. This Holiday treasure remains in excellent, Like new condition! Stop in at N69W6335 Bridge Road (near the Settlement) Monday-Saturday10-5, & Sunday 11-5.

2""-square jumbo bakelite poker dice. Rare and hard to find. These 1950s butterscotch beauties have a wonderful veined patina. Any dice or gamecollector would be thrilled to add these to their collection! You just don’t find them this nice! Now seen at Pardeeville Antique Mall. 103 Industrial Dr. Pardeeville, WI. 608-429-9393. wwwPardeevilleAntiques.com

True antique four drawer Spool Cabinets like shown here were used for selling custom textures of Spools of Cotton threads, usually in General Stores, or Sewing Shops. The one shown here features the company LOGO name “Merricks” and is made out of Oak and Cherry wood. All original brass pulls are still in tact, and complete. The cabinet condition of this “Spool Chest” is excellent. This and many other unique Antique options can be found at Antiques & Uniques Mall on Main, located at 250 West Main, Downtown Waukesha, WI. Call 262-278-4131 for mall questions, or call 262-844-1819 to sell your antiques. Open 7 days a week, 10am-6pm and Thursday, Friday & Saturday, open late, til 8!

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Downtown A Coffee House & Eatery An enchanting and romantic dining destination enhanced by awe-inspiring festive Holiday Season 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

Dine In & Curb Side Delivery Available

262-670-6950

Mon.-Thurs., 7 am,-3 pm; Friday, 7 am-9 pm; Saturday, 7 am-4 pm & Sunday, 8 am-2 pm


Hartford Keeping the traditions of fiber ar t alive.

SPINNING • WEAVING KNITTING • CROCHET RUG HOOKING FELTING DYE WORKSHOPS, Supplies & product offering & MORE!

Class calendar at: sheepingbeautyfibrearts.com Call, email or visit us “on the Farm”& facebook 262-623-0244 • Luci@sheepingbeautyfibrearts W533 State Road 33, Hartford, WI 53027

Homemade Ice Cream Fresh Roasted Nuts • Nostalgic Candies Soda Fountain Service 65 N. Main St. Downtown Hartford • 262-673-1957 Open Daily 12-8pm

Celebrate everyday Life! A little bit Old…A little bit New, Beautifully curated just for YOU!

Farmhouse Chic Seasonal & Home Décor Painted & Vintage Furniture Gifts ~ Baby Items Jewelry 2nd Floor Boutique Stunning Handbags Always Something NEW! 64 N. Main St. Downtown Hartford, WI ~ 262-457-2770 Open Monday thru Saturday, 10-5 Follow us on Instagram: SHiNDiGS64


Shop over 120 local makers & artisans from around Wisconsin, in One Shop!

Tuesday - Friday, 10-6pm • Saturday, 10-4pm • Sunday, 11-3pm 10 S. MAIN ST. DOWNTOWN HARTFORD, WI ( on the S.E. corner of Hwy 60 & 83) 262-457-2662 ~ thelocalcollectivehf.com • thelocalcollectivewb@gmail.com

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Oconomowoc’s Sweet P’s Pantry’s owner, Sharon Pavich talks about her business. How long have you been in business? 10 years. How did you get started? By trial and error, I wanted to make the best toffee I could. I started with a recipe I developed, and decided to go into business with it. I rented a kitchen and sold my toffee at the Oconomowoc Winter Farmers Market. From there we accumulated enough business to open our own kitchen. What changes have you seen over the years open? People are more open to novel flavors. What do you most love about your Industry? The creativity with different ingredients and presentation and the little interactions with people and their stories about candy and childhood. As well as where they keep their secret stash! What are some of the common myths you come across in your business? That all candy and chocolate is the same. We use only natural ingredients and premium chocolate so,you get true and real flavors. What message would you most like to share with people? Persistence pays off! What would you like people to know about your business? That we love what we do, we love working with premium ingredients to produce the best possible products for your sweet tooth! What is the biggest compliment customers give you? “This is the best Toffee I have ever had!“ What are you most proud of? Our dedicated and fun staff and our delicious products. How many employees/Family work with you? We have 6 employees. Continued on page 40

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Lake Mills

THE FARGO MANSION INN Celebrating 35 years as one of the longest running B&B’s is the state of Wisconsin. We are founding and charter members of the Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Association. Guests old and new come to relax, unwind and MAKE THEMSELVES AT HOME! Visit fargomansion.com or Facebook for more information. 406 Mulberry St. Lake Mills, WI 53551 www.fargomansion.com 920-648-3654 THE CORNER MERCANTILE We are a unique blend of old and new. Featuring many Wisconsin made products such as Sunset Hill Stoneware, Milwaukee and Wisconsin Candles, Tapped Syrups and more. As well as stunning gifts and home décor. Myra Handbags and accessories, Bethany Lowe Vintage designs for all holidays, visit thecornermercantile.com and follow us on Facebook! 103 N. Main St. Lake Mills, WI Open Wednesday–Saturday, 10-5; Sunday, 11-3. OPERA HALL ANTIQUES CENTER Here to serve you for over 25 years. Three floors of quality antiques and collectables. Primitives, to Victorian and everything in between. Be sure to make some time to shop as it will take a couple of hours to get through it all. Follow us on Facebook. Monday–Saturday, 10-5; Sunday, 11-4. (Closed Mondays November thru April.) RE/MAXCOMMUNITY REALTY 112 S. Main Street, Lake Mills, WI. 53551 920-648-7755. DOYLE’S DOGS 337 E. Lake St., Lake MIlls, WI Wednesday–Friday, 11-5; Saturday, 11-4;​ Sunday, 11-3 109 W. Lake St., Lake Mills, WI Wednesday–Sunday, 11-3. Inside The Corner Mercantile

The Fargo Mansion inn

RE/MAX Community Realty

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Lake Mills

RUBBISH RESTYLED A one stop shop specializing in creativity. Take a class with your besties or take home the supplies you need for your next project. Several top creative brands from paints, brushes, decoupage, craft kits and home decor to shop for the creative who hasn’t found their jam.Retail hours: Wednesday & Thursday, 11-5; Friday & Saturday, 10-4. Workshops are by appointment. 123 N. Main St., Lake Mills, WI 53551 www.rubbishrestyled.com 920-945-0175 LEWIS STATION WINERY A family owned winery in the heart of downtown. The winery has all of the amenities of a new world class winery. We specialize in small-batch, hand crafted premium awardwinning wines using a low sulfite, natural approach to wine making. We also have a large variety of Wisconsin craft beers and an bistro style food menu. Open year-around: Wed.-Sat., 12-8pm & Sun., 11am-3pm. 217 N. Main St. Lake Mills, WI 53594 www.LewisStationWinery.com 920.648.5481 BUGABOODLES Bugaboodles specializes in handmade boutique style hair bows, headbands, hooded bath towels and blankets, full of ribbon and whimsy! We also carry kid’s toys, apparel, accessories and gift items, as well as t-shirts and gifts for mom, dad, grandma and grandpa, or anyone with a little one in their life! Follow Bugaboodles on Facebook and Instagram to see more! Store hours are Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-3. 107 N Main St., Lake Mills, WI 53551 920-945-0606 THE VINTAGE FLIP Come for the experience. Stay for the shopping. The Vintage Flip is in an historic 1881 church in Lake Mills. Vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows provide a backdrop for a truly unique shopping experience. Prepare for a magical holiday experience with an abundance of gift ideas and beautiful holiday decor. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10-5 and Sundays 11-3. 400 N. Main St., Lake Mills, WI 53551 www.thevintageflip.com 920.728.7112

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Lewis Station Winery

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Large Rustic Wine Room (Booking Small to large Groups!)

Candles • Soaps • Wine Handmade Seasonal Home Décor

203 West Main Street (Hwy D, W. off Hwy 36)

Historic Village of Rochester, WI

262.706.4319

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

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Holiday Discoveries in Historic

Downtown Burlington The White Picket Fence ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES & REMARKABLE RESALE! 517 Milwaukee Ave. • Burlington Ave. (right by the Downtown Loop) Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-5 & Sun. 12-5

262-763-8444 Follow us on Facebook

Many treasures to be found right in historic downtown Burlington!

BURLINGTON CHRISTMAS PARADE & SANTA’S CHALET OPENS! The parade starts Friday, December 3 at 6:30 pm in Wehmhoff Square. Santa’s Chalet Hours are Fridays from 6-8 pm and Saturday & Sunday from 2-4 pm and will be open the 3 weekends leading up to Christmas.

The parade goes through downtown. After the parade, there is a tree lighting in Wehmhoff Square.

www.burlingtonchamber.org


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found our niche in West Bend! How many employees/Family work with you? Mary and Alicia (mother and daughter) and one employee, Cathy. We also have family and friends who have helped in many ways throughout the years-from working the register to making apple cinnamon ornaments to hang on our Christmas bags. We couldn’t do it without each and every one of them! What are you most grateful for? We are most grateful for all the support through the pandemic. Having to close our doors was a very scary reality for us. Learning a new way of marketing and selling and the response from our loyal customers was extremely humbling. Who/what can you credit your success? We owe our success to our outstanding customers that return each season (sometimes many times) to decorate their homes, purchase gifts, or purchase paint for their furniture. We would not be here without them. We also thank our families who have been supportive and by our side since the beginning along with Cathy, our one and only employee, who has been our saving grace! She is the third pillar to our shop and has helped us and our customers to the highest extent over many years! ~ A Conversation Piece 132 N. 6th Street, West Bend, WI 262-335-1100

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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.

www.pilgrimantiquemall.com or 262-250-0260 W156 N11500 Pilgrim Road, Germantown, WI

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

2nd SUNDAY INDOOR FLEA MARKETS (In adjacent building)

8 am to 3 pm December 12th, 2021

January 9th, February 13th, March 13th & April 10th, 2022 Vender space available call Charlie at 262-431-4020 for info & space reservation. 40

What are you most grateful for? For good health and great family, friends and customers. Who/what can you credit your success? My husband Pat (my own Sweet P) who has been my biggest fan and partner. Where are you located? 169 East Wisconsin Avenue, Oconomowoc, WI What are common occasions customers are shopping for? We have delicious, great gift ideas for business/corporate, birthdays, employee recognition, thank you’s, events, meetings, and anniversaries. I see ribbons hanging in your shop... what awards have you won? I have received ribbons at the Wisconsin State Fair for my Rosemary, Salt & Pepper Pecans, my Cashew Almond Toffee, Wisconsin Cherry Caramels, as well as my Margarita Pecans! If I can not get to your location, how else can I purchase or see what you all have available? Call 262-408-9831, Check out our online catalogue at sweetpspantry.com or check us out on facebook or instagram for new products constantly being developed! ~ Sweet P’s Pantry 169 E. Wisconsn Ave, Oconomowoc, WI 262-408-9831. www.sweetpspantry.com/ www.facebook.com/SweetPsPantry/ www.instagram.com/sweet_ps_pantry/

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Sweet, Simple Solutions Busy mornings, afternoons and evenings are the norm for many families with days full of work, school, extracurricular activities, social commitments and more. Finding time to pause and share a meal is often a priority that may remain difficult to achieve. With easy family-friendly recipes that call for Envy apples–named America’s No. 1 apple for taste, crispness, aroma and appearance, according to an independent sensory test by Forward Agency–you can bring your loved ones together for shared meals. Easily recognized by their large, shareable size, Envy apples boast bright red skin that sometimes features a golden blush. They are ideal for snacking, with their satisfying crunch and balanced sweetness, and can also be served as part of any meal of the day. For example, Apple Avocado Toast provides a simple way to fuel up on weekday mornings or can be enjoyed as part of a weekend brunch with the family. Find this recipe and others by visiting www.EnvyApple.com. Apple Avocado Toast 2 eggs water 4 slices sourdough bread 1 ripe avocado, sliced 1 Envy apple 1 teaspoon lime juice 1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese 2 teaspoons chia seeds 1 tablespoon minced chives edible flowers, for garnish In pot, cover eggs with 1 inch cold water. Boil 6-7 minutes then place in cool water bath. Peel eggs, halve lengthwise and set aside. Toast sourdough bread then mash avocado across bread with fork. Cut apple into thin slices and place on top of avocado along with egg halves. Top with lime juice, Parmesan cheese, chia seeds and chives. Garnish with edible flowers. ~


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All the rage this season!! this western, Aztec pattern is being sought after everywhere, and Sparrow Boutique has them! Along with this great pattern, the off center brass colored zip up is a fun alternate option to jackets from the past. Find everything from Cami’s, to cozy sweaters, to shoes, boots & jewelry at this unique boutique in the heart of the Bay View area of Milwaukee, WI. Don`t forget, Sparrow Boutique with handmades from 100s of Local Makers is on the same block! Head to 2224 & 2260 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue for the perfect destination to conquer your gift buying for you and those on your list! Call 414-747-9292 or 414-249-5440 for more information. Both location are open 7 days a week!

A luxurious blend of natural fibers in this wildly popular sock is the epitome of style, fit and function. Made of alpaca and bamboo, they are soft and durable, providing enhanced thermal control, wicking and ultimate comfort and performance in any season. Alpaca stands alone as a naturally water-resistant, hypo-allergenic, pollution-free and sustainable fiber alternative to synthetics. The bamboo is a fast-growing plant fiber that is safely converted into a silky type of rayon in a non-polluting process. You can find a full selection of these and a multitude of styles for all activities at Lodi Alpacas Uptown, 133 S. Main Street in Lodi, WI Look no further for your holiday gift giving with free gift wrapping and the exclusive Sock Club card to earn that free pair for yourself! For more information, call 608-576-8607 or for easy ordering and shipping go to www.lodialpacas.com for their online farm store!

The Area’s Newest Source

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Teresa’s Interiors in Downtown West Allis has used and loved the Dixie Belle paint line for years in her own painted furniture repurposing work. She believed in the quality, simplicity and colors of this premier paint line so much, that she knew she needed to carry it, and make it available to her customers! All colors are available in 2 sizes, and her offerings are constantly expanding. “Always designed with you in mind” has been her motto and inspiration behind creating the incredible selection of finished furniture options that fill her beautiful showroom. Teresa’s interiors also includes home decor pieces, and a “Candy shop” selection, all located at 7123 West Greenfield Avenue, in historic downtown West Allis, WI. Stop in Tuesday through Saturday, 11am-4pm or check facebook or call 414-699-4973 for other options.

Cue the Oooohhs and Aaaahhs when you walk in the front door at Bugaboodles in Legendary Lake Mills! The Bow Wall, as it is affectionately known, is a sight to be seen! Boutique style hairbows, handmade by owner Amy Slattery, fill an entire wall in the children’s boutique. From seasonal styles to monograms, mermaids and sports teams, if you can’t find something you love, Amy is happy to create a custom design just for you. As a mom, Amy’s designs are created to be eye catching, both in color and texture, but also sturdy enough to survive the toddler years! Bugaboodles features many other handmade children’s items created by Amy and her staff. Bugaboodles is located at 107 N. Main St., Lake Mills, WI 53551. 920-945-0606 or follow Bugaboodles on Facebook and Instagram.

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We Have Everything To Make Your

Holiday Season Sparkle & Shine! Pre-Decorated Christmas Trees 1,000’s of Ornaments! • Holiday Décor & Gifts Specialty Light Sets • Many Candle Lines Angels • Huge “Kurt Adler” selection! Pointsettias (in Many colors!) Centerpieces • Wreaths (Silks & Fresh)

Nancy s ’ Floral & Gifts 146 S. Main Street Downtown Lodi, WI

www.nancysflowerslodi.com Monday-Friday 10-5:30 • Saturday, 10-1:30pm Extended Christmas Hours: Fridays until 7pm and Saturdays until 3pm.

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This year, you can add to the fun with a new annual activity by creating a delightful dessert with the help of little ones and adults alike. With an easy recipe like Peanut Butter Saltine Candy that calls for just a handful of ingredients, you can get the whole family involved in the kitchen. Ask your little helpers to measure out ingredients while a grownup prepares the pan and uses the stove. Once the base is finished baking, call the kids back to sprinkle chocolate chips and peanut butter chips over the top. After your candy creation is cooled, just break it into pieces meant to be shared with the entire family. An added benefit: all can enjoy the nutrient-rich flavor of peanuts, which rise to superfood status by delivering 19 vitamins and minerals and 7 grams of protein per serving.

Find more holiday recipes at www.gapeanuts.com.

Peanut Butter Saltine Candy ~ Yield: 45 pieces Nonstick cooking spray (butter flavor) 1 sleeve (4 ounces) regular saltine crackers 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1 cup granulated sugar 2 cups milk chocolate chips 1/2 cup peanut butter chips 1/2 cup rough chopped, dry roasted peanuts Preheat oven to 400 F. Line 10-by-15-by-1-inch pan with aluminum foil. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray then lay saltines flat in single layer on prepared pan. Set aside. In heavy duty, 1-quart saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, peanut butter and sugar.

Stir constantly until butter and sugar are melted, bringing mixture to boil. Boil 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour cooked mixture over saltines and bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over saltines. Let cool 3 minutes then spread melted chocolate completely over saltines. Sprinkle peanut butter chips evenly over chocolate. Return pan to oven 1 minute to soften chips. Pull pointed tines of fork through softened peanut butter chips to partially cover chocolate. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top, gently pressing into candy. Let cool on rack about 15 minutes then place in freezer 3 minutes. Remove from freezer and break into pieces. Store in airtight container. ~


City of Lodi Take Hwy 113 to or from Lodi to experience the FREE Merrimac Car Ferry that will transport you across Lake Wisconsin which is part of the Wisconsin River System

Lodi Alpacas Uptown Area’s Most Unique Gift Shoppe with a Relaxed Atmosphere. Something for Everyone on your list!

Wide variety of gifts for women, men and children. Home decor, candles, kitchen items, apparel, jewelry, accessories, books, man cave, lake/cabin, florals, handcrafted items by local artisans, and so much more. Voted six years in a row “Best Place to Buy a Gift” by local press area readers. 203 Portage Street • Lodi, Wisconsin

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• Luxury Alpaca Socks, scarves, gloves, mittens, blankets, sweaters & more! • Unique hand crafted goods • All-occasion gifts Local, regional, fair trade FREE GIFT • Yarn & Roving WRAPPING Online farm store at

lodialpacas.com

Thur-Fri. 12-5 • Sat. 10-4 • 608-576-8607 133 S. Main Street • Lodi, WI Open Sundays, 10-2 in December

Village Creek Quilt Shop LODI & LAKE WISCONSIN ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS PARADE & COCOA CRAWL Come early & drop off a letter for Santa at our Letters for Santa mailbox located just outside the LODI Police Department.After the parade follow Santa for a chance to say Merry Christmas and capture a photo! Many shops are open for you to finish off your Holiday shopping as well as you enjoy a cup of Hot cocoa as you tour downtown Main Street in LODI all decked out for the Holidays!

December 11, 2021 ~ Parade 6-8pm 608-592-4412, www.lodilakewisconsin.org

5th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BY THE CREEK CRAFT & VENDOR FAIR IN LODI

Areas largest selection of pre cuts, layer cakes, charms and mini charms. Home of “Creek Side Stitches” creeksidestitches.com

This Annual Craft & Vendor showfeatures more than 50 unique local crafters & vendors! This event also includes a cookie walk (where you can buy a variety of cookies by the pound) all to fund raise and benefit OccuPaws Guide dogs. Enter to win Raffles with over 40 items! Shop Small!

Tuesday-Friday, 10-5 Saturday. 9-2 123 S. Main Street Lodi, WI

Sunday December 12, 2021 ~ 10am-3pm LODI Elementary School, 101 School Street, Lodi, WI Check Facebook events ~ FREE admission

villagecreeklodi.com

608-592-5793

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OCONOMOWOC ~ IXONIA

Handcrafted All Natural Chocolates Holiday, Business & Personal Gifts Handcrafted with all natural ingredients.

169 East Wisconsin Ave, Downtown Oconomowoc, WI

262-408-9831 • www.sweetpspantry.com • www.facebook.com/SweetPsPantry/ Hours: Monday-Friday, 10-5:30; Saturday, 10-2 • We ship nationwide.

Holidays are Spectacular at Ebert’s! Christmas is an enchanting time at Ebert’s Greenhouse Village in Ixonia! The snowy countryside is the perfect backdrop for a family outing to choose a freshly cut, locally grown Fraser Fir or Balsam Christmas tree, a beautiful custom wreath to welcome your guests at the front door, or a beautiful poinsettia to give as a hostess gift or for your own indoor holiday décor! Our “Winter Wonderland” is a magnificent display of decorated trees, gift ideas and more! Be sure to visit Ebert’s for a one-of-a-kind holiday experience! See our website for details – www.ebertsgreenhouse.com or call 920-261-5645. Open Mid-April thru December 24th

W1795 Fox Rd., Ixonia, WI

920-261-5645

www.ebertsgreenhouse.com Monday-Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm Sundays: 10 am to 5 pm Like us on Facebook


2 Floors of all you will Adore!

25 South Main Street, Oconomowoc WI

Located on the Village Green in Downtown Oconomowoc www.GermanChristmasMarket.org

Experience Authentic European Food & Drink, Unique Shopping Opportunities, Live Polka Music & Much More! November 24th-28th, 2021 This year we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary, and will be opening the entertainment Tent on Wednesday, November 24 with Big Al & The Hi Fi’s. Then on Friday, November 26, 2021 the entire market will open at 10am.

Featuring 6,000-sq.-ft. of Favorite & New Local Artisans! 262-354-3004 ~ www.violetblue.vip Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday 11am-4pm

CELEBRATING 15 Years in Business

Décor & More! HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE & SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!

Saturday, November 27 ~ Gift Certificate Drawings Watch Facebook for more info about OUR NEXT END OF DECEMBER EVENT! FEBRUARY 1-28…FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION Bring 3 non-perishable food items for a Mall store coupon. MARCH 1-31…COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER Taking Donations of NEW Baby items for “META HOUSE” (Get a Mall store coupon for your donation)

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

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

262.560.0890 ~ www.foxantiquemalls.com

Open 10-5, 7-days a week.

Like us on Facebook. Lake Country Antique Mall


Waterford Sip n’ Shop ~ Tuesdays, October 19, November 16, December 21 Join participating retailers to enjoy complimentary cocktails + mocktails while shopping exclusive deals! www.explorewaterford.com or 262-332-6027

Fused Glass classes are available weekly in our Classroom, no experience required! Creative Spaces Studio

318 E. Main Street, Waterford WI 53185 Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-5pm, Thursday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-4pm. www.creativespacesstudio.net ~ Facebook: Creative Spaces Studio Instagram: @creativespacesstudio ~ Pinterest: Creative Spaces Studio

We are a family-owned and operated gift shop, art studio, and quilt shop.

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DINER, BAKERY & COFFEE! Breakfast (served Tues-Sat) 8-11am Lunch (served Tues-Sat) 11-2:30pm Friday Night Fish Fry 4:30-7:30pm SUNDAYS...ALL DAY BREAKFAST

213 E. Main Street Downtown Waterford, WI 262-534-2131 menu & more at www.cafe213.com

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Join Participating Waterford Retailers Each Month To Enjoy Complimentary Cocktails ~ Mocktails While Shopping Exclusive Deals! Last one this Year! ~ December 21, 2021 January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, 2022


HEALTHY HOLIDAY Baking

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Many holiday hosts tend to pull out their most treasured family recipes when entertaining loved ones. After all, taste is the most important aspect of most holiday spreads, particularly when it comes to favorite baked goods and desserts. Put a better-for-you twist on your baked classics this holiday season by swapping out less healthy cooking fats like butter, canola oil and vegetable oil with an option like Pompeian Light Taste Olive Oil. Ideal for baking desserts like this Lemon Cake or Sugar Cookies with Orange Glaze, as well as frying, this light tasting olive oil provides a healthier take on your holiday recipes without impacting the taste you and your guests love. This olive oil is highquality and authentic, backed by a brand

that has been perfecting the craft of olive oil since 1906. Find more betterfor-you holiday recipe inspiration at www.Pompeian.com/recipes.

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Lemon Cake Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Servings: 30 1 1/3 cups Pompeian Light Taste Olive Oil, plus additional for oiling pan 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/4 cups whole milk 3 large eggs Continued on page 50

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Promoting Natural Wellness for you & Yours! Incredible Selection of Teas ~ Herbs ~ Spices

Beautifully Painted Furniture & Décor

DINE IN NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH/BRUNCH ~ 10am-3pm Sandwiches • Soup • Salads • Smoothies Raw Juices • Hot or Iced Tea • Tea & Accessories Book an afternoon Tea ~ Saturdays, 10-5 • 414-388-2798 7326 W. Greenfield Ave. • Downtown West Allis, WI Open Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm & Saturday, 10 am-5 pm

www.swayetea.com

Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm  7123 West Greenfield Ave. Downtown West Allis • 414-699-4973

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TOP CANDY STORE Once Again!

Milwaukee Area’s largest candy store! Huge selection of roasted and raw nuts and exclusive home of the ZIEGLER GIANT BAR!

Nuts • Chocolate • Dried Fruits/Yogurt Snack Mixes • Nostalgic Candy • Wedding Candy Candy by Color • Sugar Free Candy Gift Tins and Trays • Gift Boxes • Gift Cards Half Nuts specializes in gift trays, boxes and tins for your personal or corporate gift giving.

9617 West Greenfield Avenue, West Allis ~ 414.476.6887 ~ www.halfnuts.net Open 6 days a week. Two blocks east of I-894, ample free parking in lot


Diane’s Designs “Your Neighborhood Jeweler”

Fine Jewelry - Custom Repairs - Master Goldsmith on-site

We can repair or restore your jewelry. Or create a custom design that’s uniquely you. 7344 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis 414-774-7500 www.angelsontheavenue.com

414-763-4487 7219 W. Greenfield Ave. West Allis, WI @amyreneecraig Please follow me on Facebook & Instagram for hours & more!

BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER

7028 W. Greenfield Avenue Downtown West Allis 414-266-1500 Monday-Friday 8am-2pm & 4:30pm-9pm Saturday 8am-9pm Closed Sundays suplustwo.com

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recycled wool | custom imprints CALL FOR PORCH PICK-UP in FRANKLIN or… RETAIL LOCATIONS! Pop’s Marketplace in Muskego Over Easy Flippin in Plymouth Zinn’s Mercantile in East Troy Serendipity in Greendale WHOLESALE inquiries welcome! WE SHIP!

Children’s & Adult Masks!

www.getwikiwoolz.com

Contact Lori @414-801-3950 or sales@loridomzil.com

RELAX • RETREAT • RENEW Business or family travel, personal retreat or just to get away! Facility Amenities

• Large gathering room with fireplace • WiFi, guest patio and private parking

Guest Room Amenities

• Air conditioning, private baths • Antique writing desks, TV’s

Breakfast Service

• Morning coffee/tea • Full hot breakfast - weekends • Deluxe continental breakfast-weekdays

10265 West Forest Home Ave. Hales Corners, WI Very Conveniently located to Downtown Milwaukee, Boerner Botanical Gardens, Milwaukee County Zoo, Historic Greendale, Muskego Lakes, and so Much more!

414.427.8483 • thelawsonhouse.com lawsonhouse1914@gmail.com

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1 1/2 tablespoons grated lemon zest, plus additional for garnish (optional) 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup limoncello powdered sugar, for garnish (optional) dried sweetened lemon rings, for garnish (optional) Heat oven to 350 F. Oil 8-by-12-by-2-inch pan with olive oil and line bottom with parchment paper. In bowl, whisk flour, sugars, salt, baking soda and powder. In another bowl, whisk 1 1/3 cups olive oil, milk, eggs, lemon zest, juice and limoncello. Add dry ingredients; whisk until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 6075 minutes until top is golden and cake tester comes out clean. Transfer cake to rack and let cool 30 minutes. Run knife around edge of pan, invert cake onto rack and let cool completely, 2 hours. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, lemon zest and lemon rings right before serving, if desired. Sugar Cookies with Orange Glaze Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Servings: 36 Cookies: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup cake sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup Pompeian Light Taste Olive Oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2-3 tablespoons unsweetened milk of choice Glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar, plus additional if needed, for thickening 2-3 tablespoons fresh orange juice 1/8 teaspoon salt orange slices or blood orange slices, for topping sugar, for topping To make cookies: Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease baking sheet. In large bowl, stir flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt to combine. Add olive oil, vanilla extract and almond extract. Stir until crumbly dough forms. Add 2 tablespoons milk; stir until soft dough ball forms, adding more milk if needed. Place dough ball on lightly floured surface. Roll out dough until 1/4-inch thick. Using jar lid or other circular object, cut out cookies; place on baking sheet. Repeat until all dough is used. Bake 8-10 minutes; do not overbake. Set aside to cool. To make glaze: In small bowl, stir powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons orange juice and salt until thick glaze forms. Add more juice, if needed, to thin out glaze or add more powdered sugar to thicken. When cookies are cooled, glaze them. Top with orange slices or blood orange slices and pinch of sugar. ~


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This festive wreath filled with Vintage ornaments was made by Suzy Dixon, one of the dealers at Clocktower Antiques. All are made by hand with a collection of Vintage pieces she uses to make each one unique. Choose from the variety of options available at 1134 South 1st Street in Milwaukee, WI. Call 414-252.0011 or check www.Clocktowerantiques.com for more information about Milwaukee’s Newest Antique Store! Open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm.

Antique Letterpress Cabinets are hard to find with all the drawers. The drawers were originally used to house block letter stamps in a printing press for relief printing. The newly opened Watertown Antique & Vintage store has this cabinet and so much more! Located at The Market in Watertown with over 10,000-square feet and two floors! Come check them out today!

These 2 pieces are typical of what is called a “Blow Molds”. This particular size was well known in the 1960s to be place inside in windows looking out or as a night light in a child`s room or as part of household Seasonal Decor. The electric in these both works well, and they stand aprox 15-18” tall each. You see more of the larger size Blow Molds being used “outside” as Christmas Decorations. These and many other options can be found at Fox Lake Country Antiques, located at 201 North Fowler Street, Oconomowoc, WI (where Hwy 16 becomes WisconsinAve...Look for the BIG Fox sign!) Open 7 days a week 10-5 & See Monthly special events in their Ad! Call 262-560-0890, check facebook, and www.foxantiquemalls.com for more info.

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Cedarburg Don’t miss the last Cedarburg Maxwell Street Days. October 3rd, 2021. 6am-2pm. Cedarburgs Firemans Park, Washington Ave., Cedarburg, WI Call 262-377-8412 or visit www.cedarburgfiredept.com

for Over 20 quality dealers, on two floors, and 2,800 square feet of great finds!

Purveyor of exquisite olive oils, aged balsamics & unique findings. N70 W6364 Bridge Road (NE corner of Washington & Bridge at the Cedar Creek Settlement)

Historic Downtown Cedarburg 262.377.5944 www.theolivesprig.com

gifts to uplift. gifts to inspire.

262-377-6131

Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm • Sun.11am-5pm N69W6335 Bridge Road, in historic Cedarburg , WI (Near the Settlement, right on the banks of Cedar Creek!)

OF FAITH facebook.com/leapoffaithgifts instagram.com/leapoffaithgifts W64N707 Washington Avenue

Parking on corner of Bridge & Washington

262.376.9490


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www.VisitPortWashington.com or text Port 57838 for more event listings.

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Shoppes of Port Washington 44 Vendors Under One Roof!

Antiques ~ Jewelry ~ Home Décor Port T-Shirts ~ Sweatshirts ~ Caps & Pictures ~ Fireworks Popcorn WI Honey & Maple Syrup ~ Olive Oils & Balsamic Vinegars Milk Soaps ~ Sports Cards ~ Bobble Heads & Pictures 1,500 Used Books ~ Re-Purposed Furniture ~ Custom Signs

123 North Franklin Street

Downtown Port Washington under Blue Awning!

262-536-4142

Open 7 days a week. 11am-4pm Like us on Facebook ~ www.facebook/shoppesof portwashington

WE ARE OPEN WEEKENDS (despite what google is saying!)

SHOPWIDE SALE DEC. 1-24

S. of Port Washington on Hwy. 32, Exit 93, off I-43

CHRISTMAS ON THE CORNER

Large Santa Stands 30", circa 1940s Store Display.

Coca Cola/RB Barrel, circa 1940-1950s.

HOHNER Concertina, circa 1940-1950s.

Late Victorian Wicker Sleigh

Saturday, December 4 th From 3-7pm, Our picture postcard setting is ideal to set the stage for a fun filled day & night! Have photos taken with live reindeer, elf scavenger hunt, In store promotions throughout downtown,photos with Santa, live nativity, carriage rides, a parade at 6:15 down Franklin Street followed by FIREWORKS on the harbor! www.visitportwashington.com or call 262-268-1132

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

Now in our 48th Year!

Always Buying – One Piece, A Collection, An Entire Estate Winter Hours: OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK, 10am until late afternoons

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


A Sweet Coffee Treat Try this Easy Tiramisu Dip because whether you’re relaxing at home, having a small get-together with friends or joining your annual family gathering virtually, this dip is sure to spread culinary cheer. The recipe starts with “easy,” and it holds true to its name. With a short list of ingredients and only a handful of instructions, this is something you can whip up (literally) in just a few moments. The only appliance needed to make this recipe is a mixer. This is also a unique dessert because it can be served cool or chilled. If you are planning to take a sweet treat to a party this holiday season, this is nearly perfect. Serve with ladyfingers or fruit to bring that sweetness to a whole new level, and it’s topped with a final sprinkle of cocoa powder to give it that extra appeal. Give this one a try and see the faces of your loved ones light up with joy this season. This creamy, tasty dip is sure to impress. For more easy dessert recipes, visit Culinary.net.

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Over 10,000-Sq.-Ft. Selection of Antiques on Two Floors!

Over 10,000-Sq.-Ft. Selection of Antiques on Two Floors! Restaurant Coming Soon!

255 S. Jefferson St. Waterloo, WI 53594 920.478.7379

210 South Water St. Watertown, WI 53094 920.390.4419

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Easy Tiramisu Dip Servings: 4 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon espresso powder 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 8 ounces Mascarpone cheese 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons cocoa powder wafers or fruit, for dipping In medium bowl, whisk heavy whipping cream and espresso powder until blended. In large bowl, use hand mixer to beat cream cheese until smooth. Add Mascarpone cheese and beat until combined. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating after each addition. Add vanilla extract; beat mixture. Add espresso mixture; beat until soft peaks form. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.Spoon mixture into serving bowl. Sprinkle with cocoa powder. Serve with wafers or fruit. ~


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Shown is the FIRST magazine dedicated to aircraft/airplanes in the United States! This is Volume number 1. Available at Gordons Antiques you will find Volume Number one and two in really nice condition considering they are from the early 1900s! Find this and many other rare paper, postcards among a 2 level Shop full! Gordon is always buying quality antiques, one piece, a collection, or entire estates. Call 262-377-4313 days, or 262-3777225 after hour and evenings with any questions. Open at 10am until late afternoons 7 DAYS A WEEK! Stop in at 2275 North Port Washington Road, Grafton WI (Exit Hwy 32, 1 1/2 miles South of Port Washington) Plan on attending Antiques at Gordon`s Biggest Sale of the year, December 1-24!

Back in the early 1960s this type of flat back, Santa would have adorned many front doors to homes! He does have working electric, and does light up enough to show his Vintage coloring. This Santa stands slightly over 4 feet, and shows some fading from being in the sun, although the molded plastic front is in great condition for his age, with no cracks. This rarely found, cool piece is located at Country Lion Antiques Mall located at 4330 South Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI. Stop in 7 days a week; MondayFriday, 10-6, Saturday, 10-4, and Sunday 12-3. Call 414-316-9985 for more information.

This lucky find is probably a one of a kind piece! It is a 1930s architectual salvage EXIT sign. It came out of a Chicago Theater, has reverse painted glass insert with a plaster chalk type body. It is very elaborate, and unique! Stop in at Now & Then (where you will find things you will never see again!), located at 600 South Main Street, in West Bend to see this beauty in person! Call 262-229-7584, or check facebook for more information, and to be informed of their auctions! Open 7 days a week, and extended Holiday Season hours; Monday-Saturday, 10am-7pm & Sundays ,10am-5pm. WISCONSIN COUNTRY LIFE Holiday / Winter 2021-2022

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Places TO GOThings TO DO

To have your events included on this page and online, please email info to acountryaffair@countrylifemag.com. The entire magazine and an extended listing of events, dates and times can be found on www.countrylifemag.com by clicking A Country Affair. Like us on Facebook. SILVER BELLS DOWNTOWN WAUKESHA HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES Purchase tickets at Martha Merrell’s Books. Only $5 per person or $20 per group of 5…tickets good all day. Date: Now thru December 18 Time: Fri., 6-9pm & Sat., 1-5pm. Place: Downtown Waukesha. Details: www.waukeshasilverbells.com

RUSTIC HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT RESTORATION GARDENS CHRISTMAS GIFT SHOP & BARN Come enjoy the rustic beauty of shopping this 1900s restored barn for holiday Treasures like Trees, wreaths, Holiday Decor, Ornaments, Lights, Ginger Cottages and so much more in this barn door! Dates: NOW thru December 23 Hours: Open 7 days a week, call for hours Place: W4429 Cty Rd JM, Sheboygan Falls Details: 920-467-8370, facebook, instagram, www.restorationgardens.com

WINTER WONDERLAND OPENS AT EBERTS GREENHOUSE VILLAGE Christmas is an enchanting time at Eberts in Ixonia! New this year, see their Winter Wonderland in the new Field House. Inside see custom wreaths,containers, and swags created by their designers, or create your own! Choose from Holiday plants, greens, (including balsam and Fraisier trees!) and spectacular décor and gifts! Bring your camera, you will find that perfect photo opportunites await you and yours here. Date: Winter Wonderland Now thru December 24 Time: Mon.-Sat., 9-5; Sun., 10-5 Place: W1795 Fox Road, Ixonia, WI (just West of Oconomowoc) Details: 920-261-5645 , www.ebertsgreenhouse.com (events)

ATTIC ADDICT FACEBOOK LIVE VIRTUAL & ONLINE EVENT & SALES Like & Follow Attic Addict on Facebook to see our live events going on now. Join for “Show, Tell & Sell!” Give-A- Ways, laughs, giggles, and some fun, easy Christmas Shopping for you and yours! Offering: Curbside pickup and shipping. Date: Now thru Mid January Time: Check Attic Addict on Facebook for updates. Details: 414-412-1077 or 414-719-0989 or Facebook, Attic Addict. HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT PILGRIM ANTIQUE MALL Specials throughout Mall! 10% discount on items over $20 with cash or check pmt! Drawing for a Mall Gift Certificate, Lots of Vintage Christmas ornaments, decor, & gift ideas. Purchase gift Certificates now for the antique lovers on your Christmas list! Dates & Times: Friday, November 19 Saturday, November 20 Sunday, November 21 Place: W156N11500 Pilgrim Road, Germantown, WI Details: 262-250-0260 or www.pilgrimantiquemall.com

SUNDAY VENDOR/MAKER FAIRS AT COFFEEVILLE COMPANY IN JACKSON At Coffeeville Company, in Jackson, WI you not only can come enjoy a coffee, breakfast

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or Lunch with us on a Sunday, but you will be excited to see who our Pop-Up Vendor events include for you to enjoy seeing and making your shopping for you or yours fun and easy! Make sure to stop in any of these Sundays from 9am-2pm to see what awaits! Dates & Times: Sundays, November 21st & 28th 2021 (9am-2pm) Sundays, December 5th,13th, 19th 2021 (9am-2pm) Sundays, February 13, 27th 2022 Sundays, March 13, 27th 2022 Sunday, April 10th, 2022 Place: N168W2010 Main Street (Hwy 60), Jackson, WI. Details: (Cafe)262-677-2334 or 414-813-2414 (Sandra) www.coffeevilleco.com for more info.

WIKI WOOLZ EXHIBITING AT NOEL FESTIVAL MILWAUKEE Lori from Wiki Woolz is excited to be participating in the NEW Noel Market this Holiday Season at the Wisconsin State Fair EXPO Hall! Come for Christmas deals, Festival food & drinks,artisan gifts, Santa & Mrs Clause. Sparkling Light Displays & so much MORE! Dates: November 24 thru January 2 Times: Vary by day Place: Wisconsin State Fair Park EXPO HALL at 84th & Greenfield, West Allis Details: Purchase your admission tickets NOW at www.noelmke.com

CHRISTMAS PLANTER WORKSHOPS AT LAMM GARDENS IN JACKSON Kick off this Holiday season by joining us for a variety of festive worhshops. Dates: November 24, 26 & 27. December 2, 3, 4 Place: 2708 Sherman Rd, Jackson, WI Details: Register at www.lammscape.com more info at 262-677-3010 SONYA’S ROSE CREATIVE FLORALS & GIFTS 30TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE and Small Business Saturday A flower shop filled with Holiday fresh flowers and plants, accented with wall to wall Holiday decor, permanent evergreens, arrangements and gifts Hourly door prize drawings, in-store specials and refreshments Date: Saturday, November 27 Time: 9am- 4pm Place: W208 N16793 Center St., Jackson, WI (Hwy 60) Details: 1-262-677-4477 www.sonyasrosecreativeflorals.com

FESTIVE FRIDAY EVES 2021 AT CEDAR CREEK SETTLEMENT This 27th Annual Holiday Tradition continues! Kick off the Christmas Season with unique gifts in a beautiful Holiday Setting! Most Festive Fridays include Live Music, Entertainment, Crafts, Outdoor cookout fundraiser, Food Sampling,Gift Basket Drawings,Luminaries, Plus Great Shopping in a festive atmosphere! Dates: Friday, November 26 “Home for the Holidays” Friday December 3 “Santas Workshop” Friday, December 10 “The Christmas Spirit”

Friday, December 17 “Countdown to Christmas” Place: Cedar Creek Settlement N70 W6340 Bridge Road, Cedarburg, WI Details: FREE to attend! 262-377-8020 www.cedarcreeksettlement.com

GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKET OF OCONOMOWOC, WI Celebrating their 10th Anniversary! Feel transpoted into a magical holiday wonderland with authentic European German Cuisine including delicious food and drink including Hofbrau Brats, Danish pastries, roasted nuts, chocolates, pretzels and more! Enjoy live polka music, Fire Pit for gatherings Shop over 30 unique retail vendor outdoor huts. Over 10,000-sq.-ft. of Heated Tents, including indoor retailers, all under a canopy of soft Christmas Lighting, find fun activities for Kids, and appearances by Father Christmas himself! Dates & Times: Friday, November 26 (10am-10pm) Saturday, November 27 (10am-11pm) Sunday, November 27 (10am-4pm) Place: Corner of Main Street & Wisconsin Ave.,Downtown Oconomowoc, WI Details: extensive information at www.GermanChristmasMarket.org SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY AT FOX LAKE COUNTRY ANTIQUE MALL Gift Cert. Drawing, vintage and retro Christmas galore! Date: Saturday, November 27 Time: 10am to 5pm. Place: 201 North Fowler Street, Oconomowoc, WI Details: www.foxantiquemalls.com or 262-560-0890 ANTIQUES & UNIQUES MALL BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND EVENT Open Late Friday and Saturday, free refreshments, specials, drawings and giveaways! Dates & Times: Friday, November 26 (10-8) Saturday, November 27 (10-8) Sunday, November 28 (10-8) Place: 250 W. Main St., Waukesha, WI Details: 262-278-4131 & Facebook.

VISIT WITH SANTA & LIVE REINDEER RESTORATION GARDENS CHRISTMAS GIFT SHOP & 1800s BARN Santa and his reindeer will be waiting for your arrival on this magical day at the Christmas Barn! Bring Your family and friends to experience the spirit of the season at this fun atmosphere filled with Christmas wreaths & trees, and decor galore! Date: Saturday, November 27 Time: Santa & reindeer; 10-2, (open later) Place: W4429 Cty Rd JM, Shaboygan Falls Details: 920-467-8370, facebook, instagram, and www.restorationgardens.com FARMHOUSE CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA AT THE RUSTY GATE Our annual Christmas extravaganza is a must stop on your Christmas tour! We unveil the best of hand crafted rustic and farmhouse décor with an elegant flair. Gorgeous decorating ideas await you throughout the store, great gift ideas, hand poured candles, andvintage one of a kind pieces you wont find anywhere

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else. Come see the magic and enjoy free demonstrations, hot cocoa and coffee, fresh baked cookies & treats, and prizes all day long! Date: Saturday, November 27 Time: 10am-5pm Place:448 S Pine St., Burlington WI Details: Facebook & www.rustygatevintagefurniture.com

SHOP-WIDE DECEMBER 20% OFF SALE AT ANTIQUES AT GORDONS Come explore and select from an incredible selection featuring fine furniture, American Indian, postcards and other organized paper, porcelain, jewelry, art glass, lighting, prints and so much more! Do not miss this Shop wide Sale! Date: December 1 thru 24 Time: Open 10am to late afternoons. Place: 2275 N. Port Washington Rd. (Hwy 32) Grafton, WI Details:262-377-4313 or 262-377-7225 (evenings) DECEMBER HOLIDAY SALE AT RIVERVIEW ANTIQUES 10-50% Sales in Booths, entire mall! DATES: December 1-31 Times: Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun, 11-4 Place: 2045 West St. Paul Ave., Milwaukee, WI Details: 414-278-9999, www.RiverviewAntiqueMarket.com

WIKKI WOOLZ EXHIBITING AT OLD WORLD CHRISTMAS MARKET OSTHOFF RESORT, ELKART LAKE, WI Voted the #1 Christmas Market by USA today! Enjoy this 10 day Market! This annual Market is under a grand heated tent where you will find dozens of specially selected exhibitors, an Old World Food Court, Father Christmas for some great photo ops, along with the sounds & fragrances of live evergreen bought throughout this venue. Dates: December, 3-12, 2021 Time: 10-5 daily. Place: 101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake, WI Details: 1-877-517-4596, adult adm. $7. find extensive event info at www.christmasmarketatosthoff.com 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 3 Place: Downtown Hartford Time: 6pm-midnight Details: www.downtownhartfordwi.com 
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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 3 Time: 4 pm to 9 pm. Place: Broad and Parking Streets, Downtown Greendale Details: Visit discovergreendale.com, greendalecelebrations.com or call 414-423-3080.


HOLIDAYS ON MAIN IN DOWNTOWN WEST BEND Shopping, Dining, Carolers, Strolling Characters, FREE Kids Activities & More! Dates & Times: Sat., December 3 (4-8pm) Sun., December 4 (10am-4pm) Place: Throughout Downtown Details: 262-338-3909 or www.downtownwestbend.com

DOWNTOWN WEST ALLIS ALLIS IN WONDERLAND TREE LIGHTING Prior to the Parade, visit Allis in Wonderland for tea, hot chocolate, cookies & more beginning at 3:30pm The annual tree lighting ceramony begins at 4pm. Afterwords, head east towards 81stto 70th & Greenfield for the Christmas parade! Date: Saturday December 4 Time: starts at 3:30, tree lighting at 4pm Place: 76th & Greenfield at West Allis Centennial Park Details: www.westallisgov.com

DOWNTOWN WEST ALLIS CHRISTMAS PARADE The Downtown West Allis Christmas Parade is an annual Holiday tradition and premier night-time Christmas parade in Southeast Wisconsin! Enjoy Marching Bands, Live performers, Creative floats, and Vintage vehicles. Meet elves, cartoon Characters and of course, wave to Santa at the end of the parade! Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021 Time: starts at 4:45 on 81st & Greenfield Place: Starts at 81st(Gate 2) State Fair park entrance, Proceeds East on Greenfield Ave to 70th, then south to Orchard Ave. Details: www.westallisgov.com PILGRIM ANTIQUE MALL ST. NICK SATURDAY Dealer discounts with cash or check payment. Find the perfect gift for that special someone on your list (or for yourself!) Enter drawing for a $25 gift certificate. Date: Saturday, December 4 Place: W156 N11500 Pilgrim Rd., Germantown Details: 262-250-0260, info at www.PilgrimAntiqueMall.com DOWNTOWN WAUKESHA HOLIDAY ART CRAWL 20 Galleries, 170 Artists, Live Music, Great Food! Date: Saturday, December 4 Time: Most businesses Open until 9! Place: Downtown Waukesha Details: www.waukeshasilverbells.com

PORT WASHINGTON’S 2021 “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 4 Time: 3-7pm, Parade at 6:15, followed by fireworks! Details: www.visitportwashington.com or 262-268-1132

CHRISTMAS WITH MRS CLAUS AT BORZYNSKI’S FARM MARKET Plan on a fun adventure at Borzynski’s as you meander through this Farm Market exploring all there is to offer including a Cafe, incredible gift selection, specialty foods,Fresh Christmas trees, Wreaths, Pine pots, and more! Special activities for the youngsters awaits these days! Dates: Saturdays, December 4, 11 & 18 Time: 10am-6pm Place: 11600 Washington Ave, Mount Pleasant (only 1 mile E. of I-94 on Hwy 20)

“HOLIDAY HEAVEN” OPEN HOUSE AT FARM GIRL ART & ANTIQUES Not usually open on Sundays, but will be for this Holiday Open House Day! (Door Prizes, Specials, refreshments on Sunday only). You truly will experience a Heavenly Holiday Vintage selection! Dates: Sunday, December 5 Times: 12-4pm Place: 523 West National Ave, Milwaukee, WI Details: 414-405-4210 & Facebook! BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT BORZYNSKI’S FARM MARKET Make reservations now to be part of a fun filled Breakfast with Santa Event in our beautiful Farm Market dining area! in addition, Unique, fun Christmas shopping, Fresh trees, wreaths, specialty foods, bakery, a cafe & more awaits! Dates available: Sundays, December 5 & 12 Time: given when making reservations (open 10am-5pm) Place: 11600 Washington Ave, Mount Pleasant (only 1 mile E. of I-94 on Hwy 20) Details: To make reservations, call 262-886-2235 www.borzynskis.com for more INFO UGLY SWEATER SATURDAY IN DOWNTOWN WAUKESHA There is not a place in town that you will not welcome wearingthat Holiday Sweater! Look for Specials all day & Night throughout Downtown Waukesha! Date: Saturday, December, 11 Time: shops Open to Close! Place: Main St & Side Streets in Historic Downtown Waukesha, WI Details:Facebook, 262-547-2354, www.WaukeshaSilverBells.com

LODI & LAKE WISCONSIN ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS PARADE & COCOA CRAWL Come early & drop off a letter for Santa at our Letters for Santa mailbox located just outside the LODI Police Department. After the parade follow Santa for a chance to say Merry Christmas and capture a photo! Many shops are open for you to finish off your Holiday shopping as well as you enjoy a cup of Hot cocoa as you tour this beautiful downtown Main Street in LODI all decked out for the Holidays! Date: Saturday December 11, 2021 Time: Parade 6-8pm Place: Main Street in Downtown Lodi Details: 608-592-4412, www. lodilakewisconsin.org Follow Lodi & Lace Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for further information. 5th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BY THE CREEK CRAFT & VENDOR FAIR IN LODI This Annual Craft & Vendor showfeatures more than 50 unique local crafters & vendors! This event also includes a cookie walk (where you can buy a variety of cookies by the pound) all to fund raise and benefit OccuPaws Guide dogs. Enter to win Raffles with over 40 items! Shop Small! Date: Sunday December 12, 2021 Time: 10am-3pm Place: LODI Elementary School, 101 School Street, Lodi, WI Details: Check Facebook events FREE admission PILGRIM ANTIQUES SECOND SUNDAY INDOOR FLEA MARKET Dates: Dec.12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Mar. 13, Apr. 10 Time: 8am-3pm Place: W156 N11500 Pilgrim Rd., Germantown in Annex Builing. Details: 262-250-0260 Info @PilgrimAntiqueMall.com

LAMM GARDENS CHRISTMAS PLANTER WORKSHOPS Jump start your holiday decorating starting at your front door! Fresh evergreen boughs, twigs, bows & planter included. Dates: November 24, 26, 27 December 2, 3, 4 Sign up for your time slots now, 10am to 4pm each hour. Spots fill fast. Place: Lamm Garden Center, 2708 Sherman Road, Jackson Details: www.lammscape.com 262-677-3010

WATERFORD SIP & SHOP TUESDAYS Join participating Waterford retailers once each month to enjoy complimentary cocktails, Mocktails, while shopping exclusive deals Dates: Last on this Year! DEC, 21, 2021 January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, 2022 Place: Downtown Waterford on Main Street Details: www.explorewaterford.com ANTIQUES AND UNIQUES MALL ON MAIN NEW YEARS SALE! Famous New Year Event with deals throughout the mall, gifts with purchase and extended hours. Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022 Hours: 8am-8pm Place: 250 West Main Street, Waukesha Details: 262-844-1819 and Facebook.

2022 WINE & ART MANDALA PAINTING AT SCHAUER ART CENTER Instructor Sandy McCambridge helps you get your zen on! Mandala painting is relaxing, fun, and oh-so addicting. Patrons may choose a 6” x 6” or 8” x 8” or 10” x 10” canvas square. Date: January 20, 2022 Time: 5:30 pm-8:30 pm Place: Schauer Arts Center, 147 N. Rural St., Hartford WI Details: $35 Class includes supplies & 1 drink Register: 262-670-0560 x3 www.SchauerCenter.org FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION AT FOX LAKE COUNTRY ANTIQUE MALL Lets all be Sweetheats and help those in need this February! Bring in 3 nonperishable food items for a Mallstore coupon! Dates: February 1-28, 2022 Time: Open Daily 10am-5pm Place 201 North Fowler Street, Oconomowoc, WI Details:www.foxantiquemalls.com 262-560-0890 or facebook

MALLWIDE CABIN FEVER SALE AT PARDEEVILLE ANTIQUE MALL If there is something here you have had your eye on for a long time, and took the chance of waiting, NOW is your chance to scoop it up during their annual 15% off mall-wide sale! This Cabin Fever Sale is exactly that! A great reason to “get out” and come enjoy a rare, great discount (off check or cash purchases) on over 95+ quality dealers booths! Explore over 10,000 Sq Ft, on two levels of unsurpassed displays featuring unique, fabulous selections. They make it worth your drive from wherever you roam and make it easy to find something special for you to take home! Dates: February 11-20, 2022 Time: Open 7 days a week, 10am-4:30pm Place: 103 Industrial Drive, Pardeeville, WI Details: 608-429-9393, facebook, www.PardeevilleAntiques.com SWEETHEART 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: February 11-12-13

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Time: 10am-5pm. Place: 1512 W. Pierce St., Milwaukee. (only one block north of National Ave.) Details: 414-645-9640 or www.antiquesonpierce.com CHOCOLATE AROUND THE BEND IN WEST BEND Share your love of chocolate and your love of shopping with West bend’s specialty shops by coming out to see what chocolate surprises they have in store! Date: February 12, 2022 Time: 10am-4pm Place: Downtown West Bend, WI DR. SUESS THEMED CEDARBURG WINTER FESTIVAL Ice carving contest, Parade of Beds, annual bed & barrel races, pancake breakfast, chili contest, family skating on the pond, music, food & more Dates: Feb. 19 & 20, 2022 Time: See scheduled events Place: Historic Downtown Cedarburg Details: www.CedarburgFestival.org, 262-377-9620

COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER COLLECTION AT FOX LAKE COUNTRY ANTIQUE MALL We are taking donations of NEW baby items for META HOUSE, the entire month of March. Get a Mall store coupon for your generous donation to our cause! Date: March 1-31, 2022 Time: Open daily 10am-5pm Place: 201 North Fowler Street, Oconomowoc, WI Details: www.foxantiquemalls.com 262-560-0890 or facebook. 2022 SWEET SHOP PAINTINGS AT THE SCHAUER ART CENTER Jeanne Kollmeyer helps you satisfy your sweet tooth with this sugar free acrylic painting project! Delectable desserts are the inspiration for artmaking! Date: March 3, 2022 Time: 5:30 pm-8:30 pm Location: Schauer Arts Center, 147 N. Rural St., Hartford WI Details: $35 Class includes supplies & 1 drink Register: 262-670-0560 x3 www.SchauerCenter.org

2022 HAPPY DANCE HOUR AT THE SCHAUER ART CENTER As part of the Social Dance Series Kick up your heels and learn a variety of social dance styles with expert instructor Jacqui Lefevre. Signature cocktails are paired with dance styles in a combo that will put some pep in your step! Date & Times: Mondays, 6-7pm January 24, Polka and a Pint February 7, Tango and Tom Collins February 24, Waltz and White Russia March 14, St. Paddy’s Line Dance and Irish Coffee/Stout Place: Schauer Arts Center | Pikes Peak Details: $20 per person/day | Includes dance instruction and first drink Register: 262-670-0560 x3 www.SchauerCenter.org COFFEEVILLE COMPANY IN JACKSON AUTUMN FAIR EVENT 2022 Call or stop in anytime to inquire about a exhibit spot at Coffeeville Company`s Annual Outdoor Autumn event! Spots fill up quickly so make reservations now for this well attended show at our location! If not planning to exhibit, mark your calendar now and plan to come enjoy the show! Dates:Saturday & Sunday, September 10th and 11th, 2022 Time: 9am-2pm Place:N168W2010 Main Street, (Hwy 60) Jackson, WI Details: (Cafe)262-677-2334 or 414-813-2414 (Sandra) www.coffeevilleco.com for more info Let me know if you have any questions.

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Find many of the Boutique name brands you LOVE at Ann D’s Boutique in downtown West Bend! This ESQUALO cardigan can be dressed up or down and will quickly become a “go to” favorite for you or a gift, because of its softness and warmth! The selections and possibilities are endless in this packed boutique of options featuring sizes from Small to 3X in many styles. Ann D’s is one of the newest clothing stores in town, stop by soon to see what you have been missing. It is fun to dress in styles that make you, unique. Located at 264 North Main Street, West Bend, WI Shop Tuesday & Friday, 10-5, Wednesday & Thursday, 10-6 and Saturday, 10-3. Call for extended Holiday Hours. 262-346-8200. Check www.anndsboutique.com or, facebook for a preview!

These Giving Socks were created because we all need a little love and comfort now & then. These are a soft reminder that we are not alone in the world, and that the giver will be with the recipient “No matter what!” These socks have been knit together with love to remind you someone is always thinking of you with warm, fuzzy feelings and a hug in their heart. The beautiful descriptive cloth tag inside goes on to describe these Giving socks are to be like a cozy, warm hug anytime it is needed! These are available in many colors as well as the Giving Blankets can all be found at Leap of Faith, located at W64N707 Washington Ave, Downtown Cedarburg (N. end of town near the Settlement) Open 7 days a week, Call 262-376-9490 or check facebook.

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The creative, artistic person on your list will LOVE the whole collection of these swirl holographic sketching, tracing and foil scratch off activity books! These books are the perfect stocking stuffer for the young, and young at heart. Some of the other titles besides this fun Christmas theme one include; Things that GLOW, No Monsters Here, Horses, Mermaid Adventure, Dinosaurs, and so many more! Call for other titles! These and other wonderful gift ideas can be found at SHiNDiGS, located at 64 North Main Street, in Downtown Hartford, WI For more information, Call 262-457-2770, and follow them on Instagram: SHiNDiGS. 58

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The Vintage Flip is a peaceful sanctuary overflowing with Vintage Charm and Curated Collections from the best of the best small businesses across the US. Located in an historic 1881 church, the vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows provide a backdrop for a truly unique shopping experience. We carry a wide array of products, from gifts to home decor, with an emphasis on eco-friendly and convenient products that reduce our ecological footprint. In addition to our brick and mortar location, we encourage you to check out our website for your holiday shopping. We provide in-store pick-up or shipping. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram or visit us at www.thevintageflip.com to explore more. 400 N. Main Street, Lake Mills, WI 53551. 920-728-7112

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