Wisconsin Country Life - Holiday / Winter 2022-2023

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A Holiday Experience Like No O ther Wine • Bakery • Home Décor • Gifts • Christmas Trees • Specialty Foods & More! 11600 Washington Avenue 1 mile east of I-94 on Hwy. 20, Mount Pleasant 262.886.2235 As soon as you arrive at Borzynski’s you will know this place is Way Beyond Your Expectations!
www.borzynskis.com Find us on Facebook at Borzynski’s Farm & Floral Market Events are also listed in Back of this Magazine Holiday Weekend Events! ~ Breakfast with Santa ~ Sundays, December 4th & 11th Must call for tickets. ~ Christmas with Mrs. Claus ~ Saturdays, December 3rd, 10th & 17th Free for Children 3-10 HOLIDAY HOURS: Open Monday-Saturday 10-6; & Sunday 10-5. Closed for the season January 15th thru April 15th
From the heavenly fragrance of pine from the trees, wreaths and greenery, to the gourmet specialty
and candies, beautiful holiday trimmings and seasonal gifts and décor, you will see a selection that inspires. Running short on time and ideas? Create a lasting impression to your family, friends, employees and clients with a customized Gift Basket. Delivery and shipping is available. There is something for everyone at Borzynski’s–make us your new family tradition for events and all we have to offer this Holiday Season!
Open year-round WINTER HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8 am to 6 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 8 am to 5 pm 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. Frenz Garden Center We will help you prepare for the holiday season with... Fresh Cut Fraser & Balsam Christmas Trees ~ Indoor & Outdoor Garlands Unique Specialty Greens ~ Beautiful West Coast Wreaths ~ Made-to-Order or Grab & Go 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 Pointsettias; Huge selection of colors, sizes & styles! Unique Specialty Greens
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Every current issue now online at www.countrylifemag.com 414.412.1077 or 414.719.0989 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 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! Do You have Vintage Christmas & Holiday items you want to sell? I BUY one piece, or a whole collection! Call Jennie @ 414-412-1077 Annual Online Vintage Christmas Shop GOING ON NOW! IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME! Like and follow Attic Addict on Facebook and Instagram for some of the most amazing Vintage Christmas Treasures. Easy Christmas Shopping - Live Shows - Giveaways Offering Curbside Pickup & Shipping wisconsin COUNTRY
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Holiday/Winter Features

We Love Antiques

Special finds at some of our favorite antiques shops.

Zinn’s On The Square

East Troy’s Zinn’s On The Square owner, Lori Domzil talks about her local artisan business.

Fabulous Finds Inspired ideas from some of our favorite shops.

Chic Tique

Ripon’s Chic Tique owner, Kristen Schultz talks about her business.

Ebert’s Greenhouse Village

Ebert’s Greenhouse Village owners, Mark and Renne Ebert talk about their business.

Around Wisconsin Places to go and things to do.

Cover antiques courtesy of Lisa at Farm Girl Art & Antiques. Photography by Stonehill Studios.

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Flavorful desserts are a staple of the holidays and the exciting, appetizing allure of new recipes can help elevate seasonal gatherings and create sweet memories. With near-endless options for celebrating the season, putting a plant-based twist on traditional recipes offers everyone the opportunity to indulge with decadent treats.

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Greendale Historic Village of Make Greendale your Holiday destination. Unique shops, great restaurants and cafes and more. www.greendalecelebrations.org Join us as Downtown Greendale transforms into a Christmas Carol! Discover the Village Shops decked out for the merriest of seasons–Historic Downtown Greendale is transformed into a scene from a Dickens novel. Over 100,000 twinkling lights & merchants dressed in Dickens era costumes. Reminisce to holiday entertainment by strolling carolers, bell and chamber choirs, and string instruments. Enjoy chestnuts roasted on an open fire and kettle corn, horse-drawn wagon rides, “A Christmas Carol” play, storytelling, letter writing to Santa. Come explore the uniqueness of Greendale–A Historic Landmark For more information or to be a sponsor visit: www.GreendaleCelebrations.org Village Dickens A OF A Historic Downtown Greendale presents Friday, December 2nd, 2022 ~ 5pm–9pm Sweet Treats & Special Gifts www.applesofeden.com 5612 Broad Street, Greendale, WI Gourmet Caramel Apples ~ Handmade Chocolates Nostalgic Candy ~ Home Décor ~ Gifts ~ Cards and so much more! 414-421-7011

Creating modern eclectic style with antiques & Flea Market Finds

WE LOVE Antiques


Shown, and often displayed in a vase is a 1940s Retro Christmas Tree Topper, created by the National Tinsel Company. This angel tree topper is made of a combination of a die cut l, spun glass, and foil wings. This piece is in amazing shape for it’s age. This hard to find piece and a very eclectic selection of Christmas items are available at Metropolitan Antiques in downtown Waukesha. Call 262-352-8888 to sell your quality antiques or 262-547-5000 for additional shop information. Stop in at 259 West Main Street, Waukesha, WI to see so much more of the same Holiday selection. Call for extended hours during the many Waukesha Silver Bells Holiday Events downtown!

This is a beautiful example of a cast iron Fido doorstop. Made by the famous Hubley Foundry back in 1914. What were you doing on that day? The paint on this one is amazing! You just don’t find them this nice. All original and waiting to be adopted. This little guy is paper trained and ready! Available at Pardeeville Antique Mall, located at 103 Industrial Drive, Pardeeville, WI. They are open 7 days a week, 10am-4:30pm. Call 608-429-9393 or check www.Pardeevilleantiques.com for more information. The perfect day trip from every direction!

This Vintage Christmas Plastic Christmas Sleigh with reindeer is in great shape and complete! It was found in an entire booth at Fox Lake Country Antiques FILLED with Vintage Christmas. The mall is starting to transition as many booths are adding their Holiday selections to choose from, or like the booth this came from, it is an entire Christmas take over! Like them on Facebook and watch for the After Christmas annual event! Enjoy this mall with over 20,000-feet of shopping, all on one level. They are open 10-5, 7 days a week, and located at 201 North Fowler Street & Hwy 16, Oconomowoc, WI. Call 262-560-0890 for more information.

WISCONSIN COUNTRY LIFE Holiday/ Winter 2022-2023 8 1 25 West Main Street, Cambridge, Wisconsin 608-423-3740 A Unique Specialty Shop for Women facebook.com/thegarmentshopcambridge The Holidays are here. Specials throughout the store G Quality, Comfort & Style Oconomowoc Lakes Plaza W359 N5002 Brown St. Suite 106, Oconomowoc, WI. ~ 262-354-8100 www.mayhousecollection.com Gifts that sparkle… Surprise her this holiday season! Kendra Scott, Uno de 50, Mariana, QUDO, John Medeiros MayHouseCollection Live Well. Dress Well. Give Well.
Guide to Milwaukee Area’s Best Shops & Stops BBC LIGHTING & 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! 414-933-0808 • 2015 West St. Paul Ave • Milwaukee, WI Call for hours as to when it’s best to stop by! www.bbclighting.com for our online lighting showroom 4 1 2 5/6 3 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 South 1st St.–414.252.0011 7. R-Vintage 2653 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.–414.243.1838 7 Riverview Antique Market 2045 W. St. Paul Ave. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-5pm Sunday, 11 am- 4 pm. Closed Monday www.RiverviewAntiqueMarket.com 414-278-9999 • MILWAUKEE Continuing our 20 year tradition of offering exceptional antiques DECEMBER HOLIDAY EVENT NOVEMBER 25TH THRU DECEMBER, 31ST Savings from 10-50% JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH Enjoy a warm cup of coffee as you browse 13,000square-feet of antiques
Third PoinT of View Open Fri.-Mon., 10-5 1134 South 1st Street (lower) - Milwaukee WI 715-313-3131 - Follow us on Facebook and Instagram New - Vintage - Antiques - Gifts Jewelry Clothing - Clothing Stones & Crystals “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 Reserve these 2023 Dates Now OUR ANNUAL SWEETHEART SALE! February 10, 11 & 12, 2023 20% OFF Selected Dealers We are honored to be VOTED your favorite 11 years in a row! CELEBRATING OUR 6th ANNIVERSARY AS... CELEBRATING OUR 6th ANNIVERSARY AS... 50,000-sq.-ft. on 3 Floors, with 100 Dealers! Consignment & Vender Space Available! OPEN DAILY ~10 am-5 pm www.antiquesonpierce.com Like us on Facebook Inquiries or questions: antiquesonpierce @yahoo.com 1512 West Pierce, Milwaukee, WI ~ 414-645-9640 Only One Block North of National Ave. FREE PARKING 2022 2011
Guide to Milwaukee Area’s Best Shops & Stops Farm Girl Art & Antiques 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 where creativitygrows HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE Sunday, December 4th, noon-4pm Enter for Fabulous Door Prize Drawings 2653 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee, WI 414-243-1838 Selling & Consigning Mid-Century Modern/Antiques Furniture & Accessories & Much More. See our space at Lincoln Antique Mall 3115 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, Il 60618 Discovery World November 26th Milwaukee’s Official Shop Small Saturday December 18th Milwaukee Makers Market Holiday Pop-Up Free Admission to the Market. Dates Subject To Change Discovery World 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee www.milwaukeemakersmarket.com for more info.
WISCONSIN COUNTRY LIFE Holiday/ Winter 2022-2023 12 Open 6 Days a week • 10am-4pm. Closed Wednesdays 103 Industrial Drive • Pardeeville, WI 608-429-9393 PardeevilleAntiques.com • 95+ Quality Dealers • 10,000 Square Feet • Unsurpassed Displays CABIN FEVER SALE February 12-19, 2023 15%* off Storewide! *Cash & check purchases Wed. & Thurs. 9am-4pm Friday noon-6pm Saturday 9am-3pm Sunday 11am-3pm 130 N. Main Street Downtown Pardeeville, WI 608-429-1300 www.cattailcreekonmain.com Come see a Winter Wonderland! Home & Holiday Decor, Gifts for any Occasion & so much More, all in a 1900s historic building!



How long have you been in this business at this location.

Zinn’s On The Square opened April 15, 2022! But we have been dreaming about this for years and years!

How did your business get started or how were you inspired to open your business?

I was a vendor at the original Mercantile in East Troy. When you walk in the shop it’s just so warm and incredibly inviting! I  absolutely loved being a vendor there!! When the original owners decided to close the doors,  my heart sank! I knew I had an opportunity of a lifetime to take over the space. It was at that point in March of 2022 that Zinn’s On The Square was born!

Has your business always been in the present location?

Zinn’s On The Square has always been at our current location, 2087 Division St. EastTroy, WI. We are in the Zinns building built back in 1856!

Connected by an internal hallway to the East Troy House, Wisconsin’s oldest Inn & Tavern!  I also own Wiki Woolz & Wares, a custom apparel company.   How many employees/family members work with you?

We don’t have any employees we have awesome group of family, vendors, friends that help keep the shop open six days a week. We are open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11 to 5, Thursdays and Fridays 11 to 7, and Saturdays and Sundays 11 to 4!

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East Troy’s Zinn’s On The Square owner, Lori Domzil talks about her local artisan business.

What is the primary focus of your business?

Our primary focus is to have an incredible space where local artisan businesses and their wares be housed under one roof! At this current time we have 49 local artists featured in our shop. We feature works from local potters, painters, fiber artists, wood workers, seamstresses, and more! You can find hand made wood signs, jewelry, bath & body, pottery, candles, home decor, pet products, Childrens items, original paintings, wood items, rocks & gems, apparel, stitched items, and so much more! We also have an amazing selection of nostalgic-old fashion candy! It’s so much fun to hear everyone tell stories of what they used to buy when they were younger!

What do you love most about your industry?

I absolutely love the one on one connection we get to have with our customers and our vendors! Whether it’s in our brick and mortar in East Troy or at an art show or the Wisconsin State Fair, the connection we get to make is what drives my passion! The bond we make with customers turns them into great friends and then to family.

What are some of the common myths you come across in your business?

Two of them come to mind. The first one would be running your own business is easy!   I guarantee you will never work as hard doing any other job compared to running your own business but I wouldn’t change a thing! To have that key in your hand to your own brick and mortar is the most satisfying feeling in the world!! And the second would be you are too old to start your own business! There are lots of years of blood sweat and tears behind running this business! You never want to have any regrets! If it is your passion to become an entrepreneur/business owner go after that dream,  don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t!  Hustle Hard–Stay Humble!   What message would you like to share most with people?

Shop Small Shop Local! Watch entrepreneurs do a happy dance when they make a sale! Now more than ever it’s important to support local small businesses!  Keep your dollars in your community!

What would you like customers to most know about your business?

We want everyone to know that we are a Makers Market full of locally made and source products. A place where local artisans can sell their wares. Many of our items are one of a kind but most of our artisans will do custom special orders!

What is the biggest compliment customers give you?

How excited they feel when they walk in the door and see our displays and products. That they love the products we have in the shop. Our shop has such a warm feel when

WISCONSIN COUNTRY LIFE Holiday/ Winter 2022-2023 14 Come Paint At Arté! $29 Tuesdays! Special Pricing Bar Opens at 5pm with a 2 Hour Instructed Painting Class from 7-9pm 1442 Underwood Ave Wauwatosa www.artewineandpaint.com • 414-810-6095 A Regular Priced 2 Hour Class 15% OFF Use code: ARTESPIRIT23 EXPIRES 6/30/2023 MASTER CONFECTIONERS FOR OVER 100 YEARS! 7475 Harwood Avenue, Wauwatosa • 414.774.4940 HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5:30pm. Saturday, 10am-5pm. Niemann’s candies are still handmade from scratch! www.niemannscandies.com Enjoy all your holiday favorites; Angel Food, Oldfashioned Candy Canes, Delicious Chocolates & Fresh Roasted Nuts Try our Almond Butter Toffee! There is none finer!
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Dickens of a Christmas ~ December 2-3, 2022

Experience the Victorian era by strolling up and down the streets Ripon’s downtown historic district. Carolers will stroll through the streets spreading holiday cheer. Saturday kicks off with Breakfast with Santa, and the Holiday Tour of Homes. Living Windows is the highlight of the festival, which takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Saturday evening. Over 20 storefronts are decorated with characters depicting old time setting. Other weekend activities include the Enchanted Forest, Gingerbread House Contest, and more! For information on this festival, contact the Ripon Chamber of Commerce at 920-748-6764, which sponsors the event.

LIVING DejaVu ’ ’ BOUTIQUE & HOME. LLC Fashion at an affordable price 323 Watson Street • Ripon ~ 106 East Huron Street • Berlin 920.216.0299 ~ Open Monday thru Saturday

Small Town Pride and Treasures are what you will find off Hwy 36 in the Village of Rochester, WI. Come enjoy the quaint shops, historic restaurant, and coffee shop, apple orchard, offering history & hospitality. Each business in our town “that time forgot”,offers a different and friendly atmosphere; Our Village is on the Fox river, we welcome you to come stroll our streets and take in all we offer, å in the Park and watch the wild life and the Fox River pass by. We can not wait to meet you and hear where you are from!

WISCONSIN COUNTRY LIFE Holiday/ Winter 2022-2023 18 203 West Main Street (Hwy D, W. off Hwy 36) Historic Village of Rochester, WI 262.706.4319 Expanded, Rustic Wine Room Wine Tastings for Small to Large Groups! Locally Made ~ Handcrafted Upcycled ~ Re-purposed Tuesday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4 Foxandfork facebook.com/foxandfork Waiting for you in Historic Rochester, WI
HOME THRIFT STORE & DONATION CENTER 401 Milwaukee Ave. • Burlington, WI • 262-763-6226 Store Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm & Saturday, 9am-2pm Donation Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 12pm-3pm & Saturday, 9am-2pm LOVE INC. FAMILY STORE Clothes, Toys, Linens and Crafts 466 S. Pine St. • Burlington, WI • 262-763-6226 Store Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm & Saturday, 9am-2pm WATERFORD THRIFT STORE Second Hand Boutique. 220 E. Main St. • Waterford, WI • 262-514-4048 Store Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm & Saturday, 9am-2pm Community Built, Community Driven Since 1884 SHOP - DONATE CHANGE LIVES! www.love-inc.net All proceeds from our stores help local families in need.
Holiday & Winter Discoveries in Historic Burlington & Waterford 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. New Fabric arriving monthly including Moda, Pre Cuts, Kits, and Notions! New & Used Stuff Including... Antiques • Vintage • Local Artisans & Vendors The Right Stuff for Everyone! 107 N. 2nd St., Waterford, WI Friday 10-5 & Saturday 10-2 Check facebook for additional/extended hours @secondstreetstuff Second Street Stuff(@the3ratsstuff) 262-332-1068 secondstreetstuff@gmail.com Second STreet Stuff “Stinkin’ Good Stuff” Our own line of Bath & Body products Tues., Wed., Sat. & Sun. 10am-6pm Thurs. & Fri. 10am-8pm 152 E. Chestnut Street • Burlington, WI In the Historic Loop! 414-379-1927 www.aromaticblessings.net Herbal Remedies & Apothecary Custom formulated Herbal Products Aromatherapy • Crystals • Incense • Herbs Celestite WATERFORD THRIFT STORE Shop • Donate • Change Lives 220 E. Main Street • Downtown Waterford Open M-F 9-5, & Sat 9-2 • 262-514-4048 All procedes help local families in need. Second Hand Boutique Men, Women, Kitchen, Home Décor, & more!

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you step inside! Customers are always telling us how wonderful it smells in the shop!! We say it’s a secret!! Really it’s a combination of all the candles and bath and body products!   What are you most grateful for?

I am grateful for the opportunity to work with incredible friends and amazing local artists and businesses to come together to create this magical space we call Zinn’s On The Square! I am also grateful that we have this opportunity to be able to live my dream!

Who and what can you credit your success?

Hard work/long hours/sleepless nights/ crushing goals/never afraid to ask for help/ always admit when you are wrong/hustle hard/keep eyes forward and stay in your lane!   What are you most proud of?

I’m so proud of where we are today with opening Zinn’s On The Square! I am humbled as I look  back to the very beginning of my career as a maker/entrepreneur and recognize and give credit to amazing family members who are my mentors for life!

What are some of the biggest challenges?

I think one of the biggest challenges is just having enough time in the day to do everything that the business requires, but also to have time for all of the things we need to do to grow the business! Also challenging is Managing/creating for Wiki Woolz & Wares, my other hustle that keeps me so very busy! The bonus is that Wiki Woolz & Wares provides me the opportunity to have Zinn’s.

What important events does your business hold or sponsor?

We have taken part in the Vintage Shop Hop which is held twice a year. Zinn’s takes part in any of the events that are held on the Square with the Village of East Troy! These Holiday events should be spectacular; Winter Wine Walk, December 9th and East Troy Lights, December 3rd thru the 31st.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your shop?

I want everyone to know that Zinn’s On The Square is an awesome hidden gem in East Troy! Every sale made at Zinn’s ‘s supports a local artisans in business and now more than ever we all need to Shop Local/Shop Small!  Follow us on Facebook at Zinn’s On The Square to keep up with all that is happening.

Zinn’s On The Square

2087 Division Street. East Troy, WI  414-801-3950

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Wednesday-Thursday 10AM - 5PM • Friday 10AM - 7PM Saturday 10AM - 6PM • Sunday 11AM - 4PM 140 E. Chesnut St. • Burlington, WI (in the Historic Burlington Loop) 262-716-0013 Burlington_Crystal_Gallery Facebook.com/BurlingtonCrystalGallery Burlington Crystal Gallery (and really cool rock shop) Burlington Crystal Gallery Rocks & Crystals from Around the World Specializing in rare, exotic crystals and minerals from around the world. We also carry a large selection of rocks, candles, jewelry, incense, tarot and oracle cards and much more. 10% OFF Expires 3-20-23 When showing or mentioning this ad coupon. Fluorite Hyalite Opal Peacock Ore
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414-763-4487 7219 W. Greenfield Ave. West Allis, WI @amyreneecraig Please follow me on Facebook & Instagram for hours & more! Amy Renee’s Kreative Touch Antiques • Home • Garden We bring New Life to Your Collection!! Enjoy Some Holiday Sparkle from 7344 W. Greenfield Ave, Downtown West Allis, WI www.angelsontheavenue.com 414-774-7500 Our store is filled with Unique Designs in Fine Jewelry Custom Repairs Master Goldsmith on site Diane’s Designs “Your Neighborhood Jeweler” 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 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. TOP CANDY STORE Once Again! 2020, 2021, 2022 Thank You for Voting us
A ConversAtion PieCe llC Home • HolidAy • PAints • Gifts Explore the Magic of Christmas 132 South 6th Ave., West Bend, WI • 262-335-1100 www.aconversationpiecellc.com Monday-Wednesday, 10-5; Thursday,10-6; Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-3. Open Sundays in November & December 10-2. General Finishes Milk Paint • Gel Stains • Layers Jewelry • Seasonal Floral Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint • Nora Fleming Seasonal Serving Pcs. Milkhouse Candles • Summer Snow Prints • Worlds Softest Socks Come Visit My Enchanted Corner of 2 shops in Downtown West Bend 229 S. Main Street | 262-353-3492 Call or check Facebook for Extended Holiday Hours 136 S. Main Street | 262-429-1068 Facebook.com/shopinwestbend www.downtownwestbend.com Come Take A Stroll Through Downtown West Bend! Additional POP-UP events throughout the year visit www.downtownwestbend.com SHOP at local Specialty Stores! DINE at your favorite restaurants! EXPLORE Historic Downtown West Bend! Saturday, February 11, 2023 10-4pm Share your love of chocolate and your love of shopping with West Bend’s specialty shops by coming out to see what Chocolate surprises they have in store! Saturday, January 21, 2023 10-4pm Sunday, January 22, 2023 11-3pm Daily Fat Tire Bike Races 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 West Bend Your Premier Event Destination!
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 Holiday Hours until December 24th: Mon.-Fri., 10-5; Wed., 10-6; Sat., 10-4 & Sun., 10 3. www.savoringthyme.net Collection of Local Artisans Works   Unique Gifts | Yarn | Beads | Knitting & Felting Supplies   CLASSES for All Ages ~ BIRTHDAY & PRIVATE PARTIES 301 North Main Street, West Bend, WI 262-306-1300 ~ www.beadsnyarn.com Tues.-Fri., 10-5; Sat., 10-3. Call for extended class & seasonal hours. Local Creators | Artisan & Unique Gifts | DIY Classes Turn Back Time this Season at Now & Then Holiday Hours Now thru Christmas Eve: Mon., Tues., Thur., Fri. & Sat., 10-7, Wed., 10-8 & Sun., 10-5 Open Christmas Eve until 5 Antiques Farmhouse Vintage Jewelry Gifts & More! 600 S. Main St. West Bend ~ 262-229-7584 ~ We Buy Antiques
Small Business Saturday, November 26th. Think small now more than ever! West Bend Your Premier Event Destination! 264 N. Main St., West Bend, WI 262-346-8200 Open From: Tuesday & Friday, 10-5; Wednesday, 10-7; Thursday, 10-6; Saturday, 10-4 Offering your favorite boutique fashion brands! www.anndsboutique.com JOIN OUR TEXT LIST to receive updates, offers and Info! $5 off your purchase of $25 or more for joining! SCAN QR CODE to JOIN OR Text ANNDS To 262-267-7117 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.net Home Furnishings Consignment Furnish your entire home with style, quality and comfort for the fraction of the cost of new. Come visit our 3 showrooms of beautifully arranged home furnishings and accent pieces. We also carry a line of new upholstery made right here in Wisconsin. You may purchase from the floor or special order in your choice of fabrics. Always something new! ESSENTIAL Cannabis Co. Boutique of healing options & education. See what is all available at… www.EssentialCannabisCo.com Custom order furniture, Made in WI! New consignment pieces daily! Holiday
only are most shops decked out inside and out in Downtown West Bend, but make sure to head to Old Settlers Park on Main Street & 6th Avenue to see the
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Live Well. Dress Well. Give Well.

Soothing Therapeutic Salve

Shop owner of Aromatic Blessings and Herbalist/Aromatherapist, Susie Madunch created this Therapeutic Skin Salve. It has become a “go to” for those who suffer from inflamed or irritated skin, cracked fingers and toes, Rosacea and more! At Aromatic Blessings find custom Formulated Herbal Products, CBD products, teas, tinctures, syrups & elixirs, crystals, Incense, Smudges, Aromatherapy products and more that you would find in an Apothecary. Stop in to see what all is available to enhance your quality of life at 152 East Chestnut Street (in the Historic Loop) Burlington, WI Call 414-379-1927 or check www.aromaticblessings.net or facebook for more information.

Nora Fleming. One gift every occasion. Mix, match and collect. Their collection of serving pieces, home decor items and minis make entertaining a breeze! Collect as you please…you can’t have just one! MayHouse Collection. Oconomowoc Lakes Plaza W359 N5002 Brown St. Suite 106, Oconomowoc, WI. 262-354-8100. www.mayhousecollection.com. Live Well. Dress Well. Give Well.

Labradorite Love

Handmade & Stylish

These one of a kind Handmade Hand bags can be found in downtown Lodi, WI. at Lodi Alpacas Uptown.  Beck Dorn, one of many artisans featured in this shop, is the artist who made this assortment shown. Beck works with a multi media assortment of materials including cork, cotton, leather, upholstery Fabric or whatever inspires a new look or type of bag. Stop in Lodi Alpacas Uptown at 133 S Main Street, in Lodi, WI to find the perfect gift for you or yours this Holiday Season! Enjoy free  gift wrapping and their exclusive “Sock Club Card” to earn that Free Pair of Alpaca socks as a gift for yourself! For more information call 608-576-8607, or for easy online ordering and shipping go to www.lodialpacas.com for their online farm store!

You will never know HOW MUCH Crystal and Stone variety and magnitude awaits you at Third Point of View in Bay View area of Milwaukee, WI, until you GO! Shelf after packed shelf holds options galore! Immediately, you will know, you need more! Whether you are a seasoned collector, or a newbie who just loves rocks, or to hold a beautiful Crystal, you have arrived at the perfect spot. As you meander the shop you will see signage to help educate about the different stones. Shown here is the popular Labradorite, known as the “Bringer of Light.” Also known to protect against negative energy, Banishes fears and insecurities, called the stone of transformation, inner worth, intuition and perseverance. Lastly known to Relieve anxiety and brings calm. Learn and see much more at Third Point of View , 1134 South 1st Street, Milwaukee, WI. Call 715-313-3131 for more information , or check www.3rdpointofview.com, facebook and instagram.

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WISCONSIN COUNTRY LIFE Holiday/ Winter 2022-2023 26 CLUCK, CLUCK, CLUCK ALL ING FOLKS! Apparel, Décor & Vintage Finds at Roost Mercantile & Burlap & Lace Marketplace Patina Vie glassware available at all locations Let’s Raise Backyard Chickens Shop On-Line @ myroyalroost.com ing apparel, accessories, décor, Critter Yoga tickets & more * 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. 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 Royal Roost@royalroost1 Royal Roost on facebook Instgram@Karenkrum ( Book Your 2023 Dates Online Now! Hosted by; Royal Roost & The Fritter Bitter Barn N15W24892 Bluemound Rd., Pewaukee Girls Night Out • Mother/Daughter Dates Work Team Building • Dance Teams Girl Scout Troops • Bachelorette Parties Family Reunion • Fundraising Birthday Parties • Snuggles + Selfies Offering Public & Private Outings May thru September Twins Flowers Your Home & Holiday Store Come see why we’re more than just a f lower store! Fresh & Silk Arrangements Candles • Jewelry • Cards Seasonal & Inspirational Décor Soaps & Lotions 14170 W. National Ave., New Berlin, WI 262-796-8777 www.twinsflowers.coms Like us on Facebook Mon.-Fri., 9-5:30 & Sat., 9-2 Saturdays, Now thru Dec. 17 OPEN til 4pm Sp ar kl e & Sh in e…I t ’s Hol i d ay Ti m e

Small Business Saturday November 26th

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.

“Night of Lights” Tree Lighting, Lantern Stroll and Walk of Lights

Friday December 2nd, 5:30 -7 pm

Please join the Waukesha Downtown Business Association, the City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce and the City of Waukesha in kicking off the Holiday Season! Begin the night outside the Rotunda (235 W. Broadway) at 5:30 pm with the Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting. The night continues with a Lantern Stroll and Caroling through Downtown to Riverfront St. where the City will light the Waukesha Walk of Lights along the river at 6:30 pm. Bring your lantern or pick one up at the tree lighting (limited quantities) and carol with us through Downtown to the Riverfront.

Waukesha Christmas Parade

Sunday, December 4th, 4pm

Live Reindeer

Saturday, December 3rd

Have your holiday photo taken with the Live Reindeer in People’s Park parking lot on the corner of Main and Clinton, 5-7pm

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

December 3 rd-December 23rd

Saturdays, December 3rd, 10th & 17th from 2-4pm. Friday December 23rd, 6-9pm.

Purchase tickets and hop on the carriage at MARTHA MERRELL’S BOOKS on the corner of Gaspar and Main…$5 individuals, $20 for a group of five.

Art Crawl

Saturday, December 3rd

The 116 Art Crawl in our great little Downtown…Galleries and businesses open until 8pm.

Letters to Santa

Through December 18th

Did you want to write your own letter to Santa and hear back from him? There are four magical mailboxes. Find them at Martha Merrell’s Books, Steaming Cup, Burlap And Lace Marketplace, and The Joke Shop.

Santa Run

Sunday Dec 4th 10:30 am

Register online at www.eras.org/our-events/ special-events/santa-run/. Run or walk through downtown Waukesha… or anywhere in the world (virtually) to benefit Eras Senior Network.

Photos with Santa and Holiday Sidewalk Cut-Out Characters!

Have your photo taken with Santa himself at Steaming Cup Nov. 26th, Dec. 3rd, 10th and 17th from 1-3 pm. Several Holiday cut-outs are placed throughout downtown for a Holiday Photo-Op “day or night” from Nov. 18th until New Year’s Eve for a special way to remember Christmas 2022.


Civic Theatre

Roald Dahl’s Maltilda the Musical December 2nd to the 18th.

Movies at the PIX–National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation December 5th.

Joel Kopischke’s / Got Yule, Babe December 14th & 15th.

4 Women and a Piano December 29th to the 31st. See waukeshacivictheatre.org for details.

Cocoa & Canvas

December 3rd, 10th & 17th

Paint your own Christmas keepsake…1-4pm for both youngsters and adults. Hosted by Stroke Of Genius and includes hot cocoa for all. Create two ornaments for $10.

Cookie Tray for Santa Workshop

Join us at Fisk Avenue Handmade Furniture in building and finishing your own cookie tray for Santa. This workshop is for people of all ages. Children are welcome to participate with adult assistance. Leave with a hand painted, stained and stenciled wooden 12"x 18" Cookie Tray to serve up some delicious milk & cookies for Santa. Purchase tickets: Fiskavenue.com under DIY Workshops.

Ugly Sweater Saturday

Saturday December 10th

Specials All Day & Night and Everywhere

Downtown. There’s not a place Downtown where you will not be welcomed wearing that ugly Holiday Sweater.

All events subject to change. Some events require a reservation…Please consult our website for more information.


Go to Waukeshadba.com or 262-547-2354.

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

Shop! Dine! Believe!
Mary Janes All Things Hemp 335 W. Main St. ~ Waukesha, WI ~ 414-202-5290 Open Upen Daily 11 am-6 pm maryjaneshemp maryjanesmedicalllc Hemp Clothing ~ adults-kids ~ Body-Bath-Linens Candles ~ Pet Supplies ~ CBD Products 259 W. Main St. Waukesha WI 262-547-5000 I BUY ANTIQUES, CALL 262-352-8888 Independently owned antique store in downtown Waukesha. Like us on Facebook for extended Holiday Hours & Events Wed. & Thurs. 12pm-5pm • Fri. & Sat. 10am-6pm Sun. 12pm-4pm • Closed Mondays and Tuesdays 234 W. Main St. • Waukesha, WI 262-370-7649 • www.flippinfabulousllc.com • Refinished Furniture • Home Decor • Apparel • Accessories • Gifts Classes, Workshops, and Design Consultation services are available.
Go to www.WaukeshaSilverBells.com or 262-547-2354. detailed event listing info, downtown map and parking locations. 100 Vendors Specializing In RePurposed • UpCycled • HandCrafted Vintage • Clothing Boutique BurlapLace& MARKETPLACE Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday, 10-5; Thursday & Friday, 10-6; Sunday, 12-4 272 West Main Street, Waukesha 262.349.4051 Cal’s COLLECTABLES & MANTIQUES Open Wed. & Fri., 10-5; Thurs., 12-7; Sat. & Sun., 10-4 717 N. Grandview Blvd. (Hwy T) Waukesha, WI 262-777-9779 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! www.calscollectables.com 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 337 W. Main St. Historic Downtown Waukesha
WISCONSIN COUNTRY LIFE Holiday/ Winter 2022-2023 30 $500 Off Any Purchase of $25 or more at The Garden Mart Expires 2/28/2023. One coupon per family. Excludes bulk. W297 S9115 State Road 83 Mukwonago, WI 53149 262.363.5252 www.thegardenmartofmukwongo.com Follow us on social media or scan the code to join our mailing list. Be in the know about sales, events & offers! Full-Service Garden Center Plus, Ladies Boutique, Gifts Holiday, Seasonal & Patriotic Décor for Home & Garden Bird Food, Feeders, Houses & Baths and so much more! Pottery Gnomes! Boutique Greenhouse Pottery Winter22/23 262-363-3807 420 Maple Ave. • Mukwonago, WI Holiday Hours ~ Monday thru Saturday, 9am-8pm; Sunday, 9am-3pm. www.thomasgreenhouse.net 50% OFF ANY ONE ITEM Some exclusions apply. Expires December 23, 2022. Shop for all your Christmas in one place. Plants, Trees, Shrubs, and Incredible Seasonal Décor & Gifts

Creating modern eclectic style with antiques & Flea Market Finds

nWE LOVE Antiques

Over 50,000-square-feet of booths, on 3 floors, and over 100 dealers awaits you for a day of treasure hunting at Antiques on Pierce! This Vintage velvet deer set from the mid 50s was found in an entire booth filled with Christmas. They are priced individually, but available as a matching pair. Mark your calendar now, and start saving up your cash stash for their big sale after the New Year, The annual Sweetheart Sale Feb 10,11 & 12, 2023. Venture to 1512 West Pierce (only 1 block North of 15th & National) Milwaukee, WI Call 414-645-9640 for info on renting booth space, check www.antiquesonpierce.com, & follow them on facebook for updates.

This is a beautiful solid Oak, all original, former store display from 1906. All figures on the front appear to give away the fact that this is an authentic piece, not a reproduction. All are appear too be embossed and look are in “high relief, a tell tale sign of an original. Antiques at Gordons showcases Fine Furniture, American Indian, An enormous collection of organized postcards & paper, porcelain, jewelry, art glass, beautiful lighting, prints, and too many other categories to list! Gordon’s is OPEN 7 days a week, 10am until late afternoons at 2275 N. Port Washington Road, (Hwy 32)Grafton, WI. Call 262-377-4313 to sell your quality antiques. Mark your calendars for for their Annual Shopwide Sale Dec 3-24, and come find yourself something special for Christmas!

One of Milwaukee’s Big Five Breweries, A. Gettelman started its brewery in the Menomonee Valley in 1854. They’re responsible for the creation of the beer brand, “Milwaukee’s Best,” which was first introduced in 1895. This 1930s beer tray is highly collectable because it celebrated the end of prohibition. What great imagery, “Let’s all raise a toast!” This beer tray can be found along with other trays and great antiques at Watertown Antique & Vintage located at the Market 210 South Water Street in Historic Watertown, WI.

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East Troy 2920 Main Street • East Troy, WI West of the Village Square on Main Stop in Wed.-Sun. 11am-6pm • 262-716-9133 BUYING, SELLING & APPRAISING ANTIQUES For information call Cheri @ 262-893-8222 or visit www.TreasuresAZ.com and www.facebook.com/treasrAZ Eclectic Antique Finds to Enhance Your Life 3066 Main Street • #102 East Troy, WI (West of the Village Square) Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 11am-4pm Tues. & Wed. 10-5 • Thur. 10-7 • Fri. & Sat. 10-4 Call to schedule your own Fashion Party for you & your friends! Follow us on Facebook for New fashions arriving! SQUARE SIDE BOUTIQUE 2874 Main St. • East Troy, WI (on the side of the Village Square) 262-215-3736 Amazing Boutique Fashions, Décor & much More! Dresses • Jewelry • Purses • Hats • Jackets • Shoes Fun Girls Fashion Area (infants to size 14-16) NEW Home Décor including…. Candles • Signs • Botanicals Seasonal Selection & more!

Year’s Eve Ball Drop

To inquire and apply to be a future Local Artist please email Zinnsonthesquare@hotmail.com or 414-801-3950 (Call during Business Hours). 2087 Division St. • East Troy, WI (on the square!) Tues & Wed • 11-5 Thurs & Fri • 11-7 Sat & Sun • 11-4 Featuring ... Dozens of LOCAL Artisans and a home for Small Businesses. INNS on the Square Wiki Woolz Retail locations Pop’s Marketplace - Muskego Over Easy Flippin - Plymouth Serendipity - Greendale Zinn’s on the Square - East Troy getwikiwoolz.com Contact Lori at 414-801-3950 or sales@loridomzil.com
Ring in 2023 with a big celebration on the East Troy Village Square complete with a New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, coordinated downtown events and the
Troy Lights presentation
details, visit easttroy.org.
Santa Parade Train & Santa on the Square ~ Saturday, Dec. 3
The East Troy Electric Railroad’s Santa Parade Train will make its annual journey into downtown East Troy. S. For details, visit easttroy.org.
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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.

262-677-3010 | 2708 Sherman Road, Jackson, WI 53037 | www.lammscape.com Landscape, Garden & Design Landscape design, installation and management services. Year-round full service care programs. December 3-4 • 9-10 Sign up for time slots ~ 10am to 2pm every hour November 17-18-19 23-25-26 December 1-2-3 9-10
W20101 Main Street, Jackson, WI 262.677.2334 Monday-Friday, 6am–4pm. Saturday-Sunday. 7am–4pm Follow us on Facebook

Chic T ique

How long have you been in business?

Chic Tique was born in 2012 and started in an old grainy on our home property. I was an avid antique collector and hunter and decided I couldn’t keep everything for myself. The old grainy was just sitting there unused for quite some time and we decided to gut it out and transform it into my first store and painting gallery.

At the grainy I would host pop up sales and I would bring in people from all over the state. I also painted furniture and cabinets for many years in the painting studio which was a big part of the business. After Covid I realized it was time to do what I have always wanted to do and that was to open up a store in a historic downtown setting. I had my eyes set on Ripon for over many years because of the historic buildings and the quaint downtown atmosphere.

What changes have you seen over the years open?

Changes that I see are the buying trends. When I first started I was selling about 75% vintage and now it’s flipped the other way around. I still love and enjoy antiques and vintage

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Chic Tiques’s owner, Kristen Schultz talks about her business.Kristen

Chic Tique

items so I mix and incorporate   them into my displays. I also have seen an uptick on customers supporting small boutique stores after Covid.

What do you most Love about your Industry?

My first love is decorating and design. In graduated from college with a BFA in design. I love helping my customers create beautiful spaces in their homes.

What are some of the common myths you come across in your business?

That it’s easy and an always fun job. There are many different sides to the business. We work long hours, nights and weekends to make everything perfect for when the customer walks through the front door.

What message would you most like to share with people?

At Chic Tique we strive to be a store for just about anyone. We offer a eclectic mix of merchandise that appeals to many ages and buyers, home decor, gifts and boutique items.

What is the biggest compliment customers give you?

Customers on a daily basis tell us how beautifully displayed and put together  our store is and that it’s affordable and practical for their everyday buying needs. Weather it’s a new look for their home or a new clothing piece, handbag, or jewelry item. Our motto is also to bring happiness to our customers with a cheery positive vibe.

What are you most proud of?

I am extremely proud of staring my business from the ground up and not giving up along the way. I have always pushed forward and if things don’t go as planed I find ways to make Chic Tique even better. Also another thing that I’m extremely proud of is having my three daughters be part of the business along the way. They are very much a part of every step and process from buying, pricing, designing, customer service and modeling. My ultimate goal is to pass this business down to one of them someday.

How many employees/Family work with you?

My three daughters  What are you most grateful for?

I am extremely blessed to work with such amazing customers and be part of a beautiful forward thinking historic downtown. Also I’m great I’ll for an understand family, as they know my schedule isn’t always convenient but support me and understand what it takes to make my dream a reality.

Who/what can you credit your success?

I believe success starts within but having external cheerleaders along the way makes it that much easier. I have a huge support system. I couldn’t make this all work without my family, friends and loyal customers that keep coming back week after. ~

Chic Tique 231 Watson Street. Ripon, WI 920-896-0740

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Curated Collections

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.

Wisconsin Made

The Jones Market has the perfect Holiday gift for every special person in your life! Come on in and see what giftboxes we have to offer, or build your own and fill it with delicious Jones Dairy Farm products and WI made products that are throughout the store! Holiday Hams are also available in store, get stocked up for the season! Eat & Shop at the Historic Jones Market located at 601 Jones Ave, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538.

Handmade For The Holidays

Product With A Purpose

“Bee Bella’s Bee Balm” is Proudly carried, and available at Fox & Fork in the Village of Rochester, WI. Owner, Scott, at Fox a& Fork is proud to carry a line that is socially & economically conscious. Bee Bella uses thoughtfully sources ingredients. Your purchase helps them to donate to honey bee research, poverty, animal rights, the ecosystem,and US manufacturing. Each Bee Balm is handcrafted and poured by the beekeepers themselves. Choose from flavors like Pomegranate & Mango, Door County Cherry and more! Learn all about Bee Bella at www.beebellabuzz, or call Fox and Fork at 262-706-4319. Wine Tastings are being booked now for the Holiday Season and beyond at 203 West Main Street, in the Quaint Village of Rochester, WI. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram. Open Tues-Fri 10-5 and Sat 10-4

Creative Spaces Studio on Main Street in


home of a family owned and operated gift shop, art studio and newly expanded Quilt shop! This hand made Mohair Bear (C.A.T.S. Creations) is the work of one of their many featured artisans, Carol A Teifer-Searl. This is available along with others in the Creative Spaces Gallery of gifts & Home Decor! As you meander through the shop, you will come across a growing selection of Bolts of all fabric varieties for quilting and your other sewing projects! The racks of bolts has now expanded to the studio area of the shop. The studio features classes in Fused Glass and more (check www.creativespacesstudio.net, intsagram, pinterest & facebook for more info) located at 318 East Main Street, Waterford, WI. Call 920-421-3688 for more info and hours.

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Downtown Waterford the

Lake Mills


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


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.


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.)


Another Rock Lake home is SOLD! 112 S. Main Street, Lake Mills, WI. 53551 920-648-7755.


Walk-up is closed for the season, but the Lake Street location is open Wednesday thru Saturday 22-5 and Sundays 11-3. Serving a full menu!

Located inside The Corner Mercantile. 337 E. Lake St., Lake MIlls, WI.

Doyle’s Dogs Opera Hall Antique Center RE/MAX Community Realty The Corner Mercantile
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Opera Hall Antique Center The Fargo Mansion inn

Lake Mills


A one stop shop to find top creative brands from several paint lines, brushes, transfers and decoupage. Craft kits to home décor, furniture and more…knowledgeable creatives available to help you find the perfect item and application for your project. Classroom workshop to learn or get together with your besties. Open Wed.-Fri., 10-5; Sat., 10-4; Sun., 12-3. 123 N. Main St., Lake Mills, WI 53551 www.rubbishrestyled.com 920-945-0175


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 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 Monday 10-5, Tuesday 10-6, WednesdayFriday 10-5, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 11-3. 107 N. Main St., Lake Mills, WI  53551 920-945-06066


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-Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays 11am to 3pm.   400 N. Main St., Lake Mills, WI 53551 www.thevintageflip.com 920.728.7112

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The Vintage Flip Rubbish Restyled Bugaboodles Lewis Station Winery
CityofLodi 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 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 7 years in a row “Best Place to Buy a Gift” by local press area readers. Area’s Most Unique Gift Shoppe with a Relaxed Atmosphere. 203 Portage Street • Lodi, Wisconsin 608-592-3342 Like us on Lodi Alpacas Uptown Luxury Alpaca socks, mittens, blankets, sweaters & more! Unique hand crafted goods • All-occasion gifts • Local, regional, fair trade • Yarn & Roving Online farm store at lodialpacas.com Thursday-Friday, 12-5 • Saturday, 10-4 Sunday 10-2, Between Thanksgiving and Christmas 608-576-8607 • 133 South Main Street, Lodi, WI FREE GIFT WRAPPING


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!

Saturday December 10 ~ Parade 6-8pm ~ Main Street in Downtown Lodi 608-592-4412 ~ www.lodilakewisconsin.org

Follow Lodi & Lace Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for further info.

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Tues. & Wed. 10-2, Thurs., 10-6, Fri., 10-5, Sat., 9-3 & Sun., 10-2

Call or check facebook for extended Holiday Hours

Prairie Winds Flower Market

Fresh. Local. Unique. Fresh Flowers  Local Artisans Unique Gifts For Any Occasion!

www.prairiewds.net  Facebook: Praire Winds

Monday thru Friday~9:30-5:30, Thursday~9:30-6:30, Saturday~10-2 146 S Main Street, Downtown Lodi, WI    608-592-0122

WISCONSIN COUNTRY LIFE Holiday/ Winter 2022-2023 42 PILGRIM ANTIQUE MALL Quality Antiques & Collectibles including... Furniture, Pottery, Primitives, Vintage Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories, Fishing & Sports Collectibles, Elegant Glassware. OPEN Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm & Sunday noon-4pm 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) 8am to 3pm December 11th, 2022 January 8th, February 12th, & March 12th, 2023 Vender space available call Charlie at 262-431-4020 for info & space reservation. ELKHORN, WI Antique Flea Market 2023 DATES May 21, June 25, August 13 & September 24 Gate $5 Free Parking ~ Opens 7 am No Pets Over 500 Inside & Outside • Dealers • Rain or Shine • Fairgrounds Hwy. 11 414-525-0820 www.nlpromotionsllc.com …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. W62 N573 Washington Avenue Cedarburg, WI 53012 262.375.3550 www.washingtonhouseinn.com Gift Certificates Available Washington House Inn CEDARBURG WISCONSIN Savor the Romance 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

Ebert’s Greenhouse Village

How long have you been in this business at this location?

My dad, Milton Ebert, started a vegetable garden in 1975, and from that simple idea, Ebert’s Greenhouse Village came into existence and grew into what it is today.

How did you get started/inspired to open your business?

My dad was inspired to start the vegetable garden because he wanted to get back to working the land he had.  He had previously had a dairy farm at this location, but sold the cows in 1959 and went to work at a factory. My brother Ron and I joined the business when we were younger in 1991, and we became owner/partners of Ebert’s Greenhouse Village. We both really loved working with flowers!

Has your business always been in the present location?

Yes, the business has always been located here in Ixonia, Wisconsin from it’s inception in 1975. Our entire family grew up on the family farm.

How many employees/family members work with you?

Myself, my wife, daughter, and future son-in-law all work at Ebert’s, along with my cousin David, who works full-time as controller.

What is the Primary focus of your business?

Our primary focus is to be one if the finest garden centers in the state of Wisconsin.  Our priority is growing exceptional flowers, plants and hanging baskets. We carry everything you would need to be a successful gardener. We also have a fall festival that starts in late September and runs through the end of October with hayrides, field trips, mums, pumpkins

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Ebert’s owners, Mark & Renee Ebert talk about their business. Owners Mark & Renee Ebert, daughter Sierra and Buddy.

caramel apple and other bakery treats as well as a Christmas market with Christmas trees, wreaths and greens, beautiful poinsettias, and holiday workshops. Santa comes to visit with the children too!  No matter the time of year, we really want everyone to have an outstanding experience.

What do you love most about your industry?

The people are really special in this industry. We all work very hard, and a love for plants is within all of us. Personally, I really enjoy working outside when the weather is nice. We are fortunate to witness God’s beautiful creation every day! What are some of the common myths you come across in your business?

Many people think we have the winters off, but we work all year round to maintain a quality business. Also, many people think we bring in most of our flowers, but we do grow 95% of our flowers, baskets, perennials and vegetable plants here in our greenhouses. What message would you like most to share with people?

Our mission statement says it all, “Our guests are special and will receive the finest flowers, plants, garden accents and service.  We are thankful for the opportunity to serve you, and are blessed to be able to share God’s creation with you!”

What would you like customers to most know about your business?

We have evolved throughout the past 45 years from a small vegetable garden to a full line garden center. We are known for our large selection of flowers, hanging baskets and plants all displayed in a “Village” setting, and for being a Christian business. God’s beautiful creation is on display every day! What is the biggest compliment customers give you?

The greatest compliment our customers give us is, “I’ve NEVER seen anything like this” and also that there is a very “special” feeling here. What are you most grateful for?

I’m most grateful for the gift that God has given all of us is to be able to work with God’s beauty everyday and for all of the special people who work for us at Ebert’s, and for the talent each one of them have brought to us over the years.

Who/what can you credit to for your success?

God has blessed the hard work and determination that everyone who works here possesses, and they are all passionate about gardening and our industry as a whole.”

What are you most proud of?

I feel proud and blessed every day when I reflect on how this business started - My dad’s simple idea to start a cabbage and vegetable garden to the large full-time premier garden center it has become today.

What are some of the biggest challenges?

Some of the biggest challenges have come from the “growing pains” over the years. I’ve made many mistakes along the way as we learned as we grew.

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Ebert’s Greenhouse Village

Creating modern eclectic style with antiques & Flea Market Finds

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The Scanlan-Morris medical supply co was founded in Madison in 1903-1904 by Thomas Morris and Samuel Scanlan. The company manufactured stainless steel items for sterilizing tools in hospitals and eventually became part of what is now GE Medical Life Support Systems. Find this item along with other fine furnishings at Atomic Antiques 4546 Verona Rd. Madison, WI 53711. Madison’s Newest Antique Mall!

Wouldn’t this incredible Antique Butcher Block make a great prep island for your upcoming Holiday Meals? Made of hard maple, this heavy block originally came from a local butcher shop. These blocks are incredibly solid and thick to maintain the longevity of the block and to provide stability. This butcher block measures 29 inches square by 32 inches high. Recently sanded and a new coat of food grade mineral oil has been applied, so this wonderful piece is ready for your home! Come in to AZ East Troy, located at 3066 Main Street, East Troy to view this outstanding statement piece in person! Call Cheri at 262-893-8222 or visit www.treasuresaz.com, www.facebook.com/treasraz.

This 4 foot Modern Coatings Tree was the first patent of aluminum trees, produced in Chicago, IL. Made with heavier aluminum, this is the “Mother” of all aluminum trees! This tree can be viewed at Roscoe Woodstock Antique Mall, 890 Lake Ave. Woodstock, IL. Specializing in Coin-op, Slots, Jukeboxes, Neon, Mid-Century, Clothing, Records, Advertising, Primitives, Holiday, Toys & more! Open 10-5 Thursday-Monday, always looking to buy unique and unusual antique items. Call 815-334-8960 for more information.

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What important EVENTS does your business hold, or sponsor?

In addition to Mother’s Day weekend being held every year, we also host a “Ladies Night Out” the first Thursday in August. Our gardening partner, Melinda Myers, is a horticultural expert, nationally known author, t.v. and radio personality who shares her knowledge at speaking engagements her on our grounds several times a year. Our annual Fall Festival and Fall Field Trips are very popular, and at Christmastime, we hold holiday workshops, and Santa comes to visit with the children! In our Kid’s Village, my wife Renee, organizes planting activities a few weekends a year and hosts field trips for the kids in spring. Is there anything else you would like to share about your shop?

I feel if someone hasn’t visited Ebert’s yet, we would love to invite them to come out around Mother’s Day in May. They’ll will appreciate the abundance of flowers we have, and how beautiful our grounds are! Ebert’s is beautiful from April 15th thru December 24th, so anytime is a great time to visit us!  We also emphasize that we are a Christian-based business, and as our mission statement conveys, God is at the center of everything we do at Ebert’s!  ~

Ebert’s Greenhouse Village W1795 Fox Road.

Ixonia, WI  920-261-5645 www.ebertsgreenhouse,com

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Ebert’s Greenhouse Village See Our Holiday Showroom! Worth the Drive–visit us in Plymouth HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE November, 1-13th holiday charm The area’s finest selection of lush greenery for your home or office open 7days a week! home • garden• gifts • holiday N6625 HWY 57 PLYMOUTH (2 miles north of HWY 23) 920.893.8700 www.wreathfactoryonline.com wreathfactoryplymouth

Live In Color

The Mariana Jewelry line is a line you will not find everywhere. It is all handmade, each stone hand laid, every order placed months in advance of it’s arrival. Owner, Tracy, of Ann D’s Boutique in Downtown West Bend knew it was worth the time and effort to pursue this beautiful, timeless line just for her clientel as another Jewelry option. If you are looking for famous label brands of clothing to choose from, here is the place! Call 262-346-8200 to learn more about what all awaits you for this upcoming Holiday Season, or ask about the next Fashion Show! Ann D’s is located at 264 North Main Street, West Bend, WI. Stop in Tuesday-Friday, 105; Wednesday, 10-7; Thursday, 10-6; Saturday, 10-4 and Check www.anndsboutique.com and facebook for more fun updates!


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Beautiful Rock Distractions

Shown is a stunning museum quality Apophylite & Stillbite mineral that was carefully mined in India. This is a perfect example of the quality are rarity of the Crystal selection you can expect to find at Burlington Crystal Gallery. Crystals, Geodes, Minerals, Rocks and a diverse Gift selection is all awaiting your visit to 140 East Chesnut Street in the Historic Downtown Burlington Loop, Burlington, WI. Call Burlington Crystal Gallery at 262-716-0013 or check Facebook. com/BurlingtonCrystalGallery for more information. Check their ad for a valuable coupon!

Charming Chala Bags

Chala handbags are available in a variety of options! Choose from over the shoulder cross body styles, larger handbags, wallets, matching key chains all in different colors and themes. Savoring Thyme in Downtown West Bend features this popular, extensive line in their “Expanded Boutique” within their shop filled with holiday Gifts & Home Decor. These are the perfect gift to get yourself or someone special on your list! Stop in at 248 North Main Street, in West Bend Monday-Friday 10-5, Wednesday 10-6 & Saturday 10-4. Call 262-338-8403 for extended Holiday hours, and Like them on facebook for events & specials!

Sweet Feet Gnomes

Shoppes of Port Washington would like to introduce you to the work of one of their New Artisans, Sharon Ciriacks! This Grinch Knome is only one of a hilarious, adorable collection of her handmade Knomes, complete with shoes! From this Christmas Grinch one, to a Gardening theme, Maternity twist, and so many more, you are sure to find one you adore! Find over 50  vendors under one roof at this “One Stop Shop” in downtown Port Washington, WI! There is something for everyone, including antiques, great gifts, home decor, and fun souvenirs that await you at 123 North Franklin Street (under the Blue awning) Port Washington, WI Call 262-536-4142 for more information about becoming a vendor at the Shoppes of Port Washington. Open 7 days a week 11am-4pm, call for extended hours during events.

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M ilton a Holiday Events

November 26 from  10am-2pm   Arts & Craft Sale at the Gathering Place (715 Campus Street – Milton)  30 Vendors to shop!

December – Parade of  Lights

Throughout Milton December 1 at 6pm

Milton House Museum 3rd Annual “Wreaths on Parade” Live Auction December from 3-5pm  Hot Dogs with Santa at the Gathering Place 715 Campus Street – Milton Food, Fun family games and activities, including cookie decorating. Even take a picture with Santa!

December 4 Christmas House Walk  2–7pm   Tour Decorated Homes December 4 Christmas Tree Lighting in Milton Goodrich Square. 4-7 December 9, 10, 11

A Christmas Carol at the Milton House Museum    Performed by Creative Outlets Theatre. Prepare to be transported in time during this production of Charles Dicken’s timeless holiday classic. Guests will follow Ebenezer Scrooge through the historic parts of the Milton House as the story unfolds. Call 608-868-7772 for additional information.

WE’D LOVE TO SEE YOU! TRENDY. UNIQUE. COZY. NEW ITEMS WEEKLY! OPEN FROM: Thursday 10-4 Friday 10-4 Saturday 10-4 Sunday 10-2 We are located at 649 College St, Milton, WI 53563 (608) 580-0198 www.sunnyandolive.com Red Rooster Furnishings & Gifts
M ilton a Red Rooster Home Furnishings & Gifts Both shop located in the Old Junction Mill 613 W. Madison Ave., Milton WI 608-868-5555 ~ oldjunctionmill.com Hours: Tue-Fri, 10-5; Sat, 10-5; Sun, 12-4 Peddlars Loft & Cellar 45+ Vendors Antiques, crafts, ceramics, gift & repurposed items primitives & more! Home décor, candles, inspirational items, lamps, textiles, braided rugs, signs, wall art, jewelry, primitives & other unique gifts! At Hattie & Elsie, we specialize in on trend home décor, painted furniture, and gift items. We hope you ll visit our brick and mortar store at 650 College St. Milton, WI. Be sure to visit our Facebook or Instagram page for updates. Open: Tues thru Thurs, 10-4; Fri 10-6; Sat 10-4; Sun 11-4 ~ 608.580.0341 www.hattieandelsie.com ~ www.facebook.com/hattieandelsie 2nd Time Around Resale Shoppe Some Old-Some New Collectibles-Vintage-Household Furniture-Home Décor-Crafts and More! 34 Merchant Row, Milton, WI 608-580-0681 Email2ndtimearoundmilton@gmail.com Tuesday-Saturday ~ 10:00am - 05:00pm Fun fashion Affordable & Trendy penejentaboutique@gmail.com www.penejentaboutique.com www.Facebook.com/penajentboutique Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 10-5, Wednesday and Thursday 10-6, Sunday 11-4 LIVE LIFE . LOVE FASHION. 220 Merchant Row, Milton WI 608-868-1177
WISCONSIN COUNTRY LIFE Holiday/ Winter 2022-2023 50 AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY, ARTS & CRAFTS • Handcrafted Jewelry • Weavings • Paintings • Pottery • Dream Catchers • Books & so much more! • Crystal & Stone selection Silver Eagle Silver... Make a Statement 183 E. Wisconsin Ave., Avenue Square Mall • Downtown Oconomowoc 262-569-9595 Monday-Friday, 10-6 | Saturday, 9:30-5 | Sunday, 10-3 www.silvereaglewi.com Southeast Wisconsin`s Largest Native American Gallery Authorized Pendleton Dealer 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. OCONOMOWOC IXONIA ~~ ~~ Open Mid-April thru December 24th W1795 Fox Rd., Ixonia, WI 920-261-5645
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Make Christmas Magic at Ebert’s!
www.ebertsgreenhouse.com Monday-Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm Sundays: 10 am to 5 pm
Make Christmas Magic 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 your front door, or a gorgeous poinsettia to give as the perfect holiday hostess gift or for you to enjoy throughout the holiday season! See our “Candyland” themed display with decorated trees, gift ideas and more! Be sure to visit Ebert’s for a one-of-a-kind Christmas experience! See our website for details www.ebertsgreenhouse.com
WISCONSIN COUNTRY LIFE Holiday/ Winter 2022-2023 51 CELEBRATING 16 Years in Business Décor&More! SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26 Gift Certificate Drawings & Specials AFTER CHRISTMAS SALE DEC. 27-JAN. 1 Come Pick out your own Santa Gift! HAPPY NEW YEAR! 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 ~ Open 10am-5pm. 7 Days a Week! Like us on Facebook. Lake Country Antique Mall Your destination for fine footwear in Downtown Oconomowoc. Experience top notch customer service and shop fashion forward brands such as Hunter, A.S.98, Old Gringo, Gabor, Laidback London, L’Artiste, Birkenstock and many more. Open 7 days a week 119 E Wisconsin Avenue scarpabelleboutique.com 262.354.0831 2 Floors of all you will Adore! 25 South Main Street • Oconomowoc WI Featuring 6,000-sq.-ft. of Favorite & New Local Artisans! 262-354-3004 ~ www.violetblue.vip Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday 11am-4pm 127 E. Wisconsin Ave • Oconomowoc (right around corner from Violet Blue!) 262-354-0439 Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-3pm Grab & Go Made Fresh Daily Or relax & enjoy lunch with family & friends in our spacious upper or lower dining & gathering areas! Conference room available by reservation.

Friday, November 25th, 5 to 8pm Home for the Holidays

Friday, December 2nd, 5 to 8pm The Christmas Spirit

Friday, December 9th, 5 to 8pm Santa’s Workshop

Friday, December 16th, 5 to 8pm Countdown to Christmas

December 23rd,

Festive Friday Eves
5 to 8pm Oh, My! - 2 Days ’til Christmas
or visit
Cedar Creek Settlement’s Holiday Events I-43 to Exit 89 (Hwy C). Follow Hwy C west approx. 3 miles to the controlled intersection of Hwy C (Pioneer Road) and Washington Ave. Turn north on Washington and continue north to the Cedarburg National Historic District. W64N707 Washington Avenue Parking on corner of Bridge & Washington 262.376.9490 OF FAITH gifts to uplift. gifts to inspire. facebook.com/leapoffaithgifts instagram.com/leapoffaithgifts N70 W6364 Bridge Road (NE corner of Washington & Bridge at the Cedar Creek Settlement) Historic Downtown Cedarburg 262.377.5944 www.theolivesprig.com Purveyor of exquisite olive oils, aged balsamics & unique findings. W61N510 Washington Avenue Historic Cedarburg, WI Wed.- Sat.,10am-5pm • Sun.10am-2pm 262-618-2410
Cedar Creek Settlement, N70 W6340 Bridge Road, Cedarburg. For more information call 866-626-7005 or 262-377-4763,

Creating modern eclectic style with antiques & Flea Market Finds


WE LOVE Antiques

This mache and pipe cleaner snowman is estimated to have been made in the 1040s. He stands about 12 inches tall and is in impeccable condition except some wear on his shoes. At Farm Girl Art and Antiques you will find the perfect Holiday Mix of all things Vintage & Hand made for gifts, decorating or to treat yourself. Find this Jolly little guy at Farm Girl Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays from 11am-4pm. Mark your calendar now for their Holiday Open House Sunday, December 5th from 12-4pm. Farm Girl is located at 803 South 5th Street (corner of 5th & National) Milwaukee, WI Call 414-405-4210, Like them on Facebook & check www.yourfarmgirl for a preview to the shop

At Clocktower Antiques they invite you to Explore the Past, Live in the Moment, and Create the Future with great finds like this spinning carousel Drink Caddy, Cira 1960. It is in excellent condition including the complete set or orange & white striped glasses. The Base does detach from the tray. This rare complete Mid Century Modern set is located at Clocktower Antiques where a group of experienced antique dealers, collectors and friends want to share their passion for the past with you! Located in Historic Walkers Point area of Milwaukee under the shadow of one of the cities most iconic landmarks, find this antique destination at 1134 South 1st Street, Milwaukee, WI. Open 7 days a week. For more info check www.clocktowerantiques.com or call 414-252-0011

Shown is only one of a set of these 4 Leather Bentwood chairs, All are in good usable condition, complete with rivet decorative accents, and some ware on the arm rests. R Vintage N More is known for their great selection of Vintage, Retro, and Mid-Century Modern furniture, lamps and Home decor and so much more! They are located at 2653 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., in the Bay View area of Milwaukee, WI Call 414-243-1838 and Like them on Facebook to learn more.

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www.VisitPortWashington.com or text Port 57838 for more event listings. 226 N. Franklin St. Downtown Port Washington, WI Facebook.com/down2eclectic avenue Please call or check Facebook for hours and more information. Spiritual n Rock Shop n Bath & Body n Vintage n Signs n Jewelry Essential Oils n Clothing n Hand Bags n Incense n Local Artists Eclectic Avenue llc Ports Unique Gift Boutique Has Doubled In Size! Shoppes of Port Washington Antiques ~ Jewelry ~ Home Décor ~ Port T-Shirts ~ Soaps ~ Sweatshirts ~ Caps & Pictures ~ Fireworks Popcorn ~ Sports Cards Nautical Selections ~ Pottery ~ Lake Posters ~ 1,500 Used Books WI Honey & Maple Syrup ~ Re-Purposed Furniture 123 North Franklin Street Downtown Port Washington under Blue Awning! 262-536-4142 Shoppes of Port Washington 50 Vendors & Local Artisans Under One Roof! GreatGifts! Fun Souveniers
www.VisitPortWashington.com or text Port 57838 for more event listings. AntiquesatGordons ~ Large and diverse well curated inventory with fine furniture, art glass, great ceramics, Orientalia, Native American, paper (postcards a specialty), prints, fine art, fishing and hunting gear, books, advertising, MCM, jewelry, etc. Hours: 10am ~ 5pm Daily 262-377-4313 ~ Evenings: 262-377-7225 2276 N. Port Washington Road (Hwy. 32) Grafton, WI 53024 Just south of Port Washington on Hwy. 32 gordonsantiques@wi.rr.com After exploring the 1st floor, head upstairs for so much more! SHOPWIDE SALE DECEMBER 1-24
Downtown A Coffee House & Eatery 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 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. Shop over 120 local makers & artisans from around Wisconsin, in One Shop! Closed Monday. Tuesday - Friday, 10-6pm; Saturday, 10-4pm ; Sunday, 11-3pm Follow us on Facebook & Instagram for Extended Holiday Hours. 10 S. MAIN ST. DOWNTOWN HARTFORD, WI (on the S.E. corner of Hwy 60 & 83) 262-457-2662 ~ thelocalcollectivehf.com • thelocalcollectivewb@gmail.com
Hartford Celebrate everyday Life! A little bit Old…A little bit New, Beautifully curated just for YOU! 64 N. Main St. Downtown Hartford, WI ~ 262-457-2770 Open Monday thru Saturday, 10-5 Follow us on Instagram: SHiNDiGS64 CHIC & SUMPTUOUS Seasonal & Home Décor Boutique Clothing & Jewelry Vintage Finds ~ Stunning Gifts Baby & Childrens gifts
Hours Saturdays, 10 am-5 pm Extended hours during events and holidays. Call or check website for details. 108 Branch Street Hartford, WI • 262-709-6198 Like us on Facebook! • www.henpickedantiques.com  Located in a Historic 1853 Church Full Line of Stained Glass - Tools & Supplies Custom Glass Work - Repairs - Classes & STAINED GLASS & STAINED GLASS Antiques - Collectibles - Giftware Keeping the traditions of fiber art alive. Spinning • Weaving • Knitting • Crochet Rug Hooking • Felting & Fibre Art Supplies & Products Class calendar at sheepingbeautyfibrearts.com Call, email or visit us “on the Farm” and facebook. 262-623-0244 • Luci@sheepingBeautyfibrearts W533 State Road 33 • Hartford, WI 660 Grand Avenue • Hartford, WI • 262-457-3101 We Buy Antiques! Call 262-224-9449 or theshshed660@yahoo.com Tuesday thru Friday, 11am-6pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm. Closed Monday THE SHE SHED Antiques & More Antiques Vintage • Upcycled Garden Handmade & More! 2,400sq.ft. Over50 localvendors


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Blessed Are…

Keeping Christ in Christmas is easy when giving gifts like this Beatitude bracelet shown! This elastic beaded bracelet is elegantly boxed and packaged for easy gift giving and wrapping. It is light weight for easy, affordable shipping to many on your gift list! SHiNDiGS is in an original 2 level JC Penny department store in historic downtown Hartford...it is expansive, with an incredible selection of gifts, boutique offerings and decor in vignettes all throughout the 2 levels; leave yourself plenty of time to EXPLORE and enjoy! Their Holiday selection is inspiring and over the top! Stop in soon at 64 North Main Street, Hartford, WI Monday through Saturday 10am-5pm. Call 262-457-2770 and follow on Instagram SHiNDiGS64

Eclectic Assortment

Eclectic Avenue in Scenic Downtown Port Washington is just that...an Eclectic assortment of dozens of Local Artisans works like these hand painted Mandalas by Tom! He paints constantly while traveling, creating vast varieties of these beautiful stones, ornaments and standing pieces. Find artisan works along with a fun assortment of clothing, Accessories, Rock & Gem shop, Spiritual, Jewelry, Seasonal offerings and MUCH more! It was about a year ago that the size of this Port Washington treasure of a shop, doubled in size!! This and the whole town is definitely worth the trip to Port Washington, at 226 North Franklin Street. Call 262-235-4725 or Like and check Eclectic Avenue out on facebook for hours and more information.

Trend Setting

Known far and wide for being Southeast Wisconsin’s Largest Native American Gallery, Silver Eagle will not disappoint when looking for unique, authentic gifts! Anyone who loves Crystals, Stones, or Rocks will appreciate this popular guide available among many other book options. Also choose from their beautiful variety of Crystal and Stone options available to accompany your book purchase. Surrounding you, also find an extensive selection of Handmade Jewelry, Weavings, Paintings, Pottery, Dream Catchers, Pendleton Blankets and so much more! Silver Eagle is located inside the Avenue Square Mall, 183 East Wisconsin Ave, in Downtown Oconomowoc, WI Call 262-569-9595 for more info or check www.silvereaglewi.com

season! You’ll find beautiful textures and motifs ranging from florals, music and animal designs, to intricate pattern work. Gorgeous hand-beading is part of all Mary Frances accessories. Express your personality and individual style with these lovely, embellished beauties! Shop Galleria Greendale in the Historic Downtown Village of Greendale, Wisconsin. 5640 Parking Street (just behind Broad Street). Open M-F 11:30-5:30 and Sat. 10-3. • galleriagreendale.com • Thanks for shopping local and supporting our artists!

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These 2 Holiday shows are your last chance in 2022 to shop this beautiful selection of Handmade Primitive and Farmhouse style gifts and home decor. Also featuring Log Cabin jams & Jellies as well! This show is housed in a authentic Log Cabin for the perfect setting to this Festive Christmas show!

November 25, 26, 27 9-5pm

December 9,1 0, 11 9-5pm

N58W39990 Wisconsin Ave (Hwy 16) (Just West of Downtown Oconomowoc) 262-490-5271. Facebook & Instgram



Purchase tickets and board carriage at Martha Merrell’s Books, 321 W, Main St. Only $5 per person or 5/$20. Available on the following days and times, weather permitting.

Date: Saturdays, Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10, Dec. 17; 1-4pm Time: Friday, December 23; 6-9 PM Place: Downtown Waukesha. Details: www.waukeshasilverbells.com


Enjoy a beautiful Winter ride in the snowy countryside! The photo opportunities will be endless, and lots of activities for the kids...Bring your Letter for Santa!

Saturday November 26 & Sunday November 27 11am-2pm

Saturday December 3 & Sunday December 4 11-2pm Bring Your Camera! W1795 Fox Road, Ixonia, WI 920-261-5645, www.ebertsgreenhouse.com


Come enjoy the rustic beauty of shopping this 1900s restored barn for holiday Trea sures like Trees, Wreaths, Holiday Decor, Ornaments, Lights, Ginger Cottages and so much more in this barn door!

NOW thru December 23

Open 7 days a week, call for hours W4429 Cty Rd JM, Sheboygan Falls 920-467-8370, facebook, instagram, www.restorationgardens.com



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. Now thru Mid January

Check Attic Addict on Facebook for updates. 414-412-1077 or 414-719-0989 or Facebook, Attic Addict.


After a short delay to be well prepared to open, Second Street Stuff is OPEN for business and proud to show off all their hard work giving you an incredible selection, and variety to choose from! Choose from Antiques, Vintage, New to Used items, Homemade, Local Artisan Vendors, Gifts & Lots of STUFF!

Also find their Original, signiture line "Sinkin Good Stuff" Hours: Friday 10am-5pm, and Saturday 10am-2pm. Check facebook & Instagram for additional Hours

Located at 107 North 2nd Street in Downtown Waterford, WI. Call 262-3321068 for info on becoming a vendor


At Coffeeville Company, in Jackson, WI you not only can come enjoy a coffee, breakfast or Lunch with us on a Sunday, but you will be excited to see who our Pop-Up Vendor events included for you to enjoy seeing and making your shopping fun and easy!

Make sure to stop in any of these Sundays from 9-2pm to see what waits!

Sundays, November 27 9-2pm Sundays, December 4, 11, 18, 22 9-2pm Sundays, February & March, 2023 Check Facebook for upcoming info. N168W2010 Main Street (Hwy 60), Jack son, WI. (Cafe) 262-677-2334 or 414-813-2414 (Sandra) www.coffeevilleco.com for more info.


Kick off this Holiday season by joining us for a variety of festive workshops. Make a planter pot for your home.

“Home for the Holidays” Friday December 2

“The Christmas Spirit” Friday, December 9

“Santa’s Workshop” Friday, December 16 “Countdown to Christmas” Friday, December 23 “Oh, My! 2 Days ‘Til Christmas” Place: Cedar Creek Settlement N70 W6340 Bridge Road, Cedarburg, WI Details: FREE to attend! 262-377-8020 www.cedarcreeksettlement.com


Celebrating their 11th Anniversary! Feel transported into a magical holiday wonderland with authentic European Ger man Cuisine including delicious food and drink including Hofbrau Brats, Danish pas tries, roasted nuts, chocolates, pretzels and more! Enjoy live polka music, Fire Pit for gatherings Shop over 30 unique retail ven dor 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!

Wednesday, Nov 23 5pm-10pm Enter tainment tent only Friday, November 25 10am-10pm Saturday, November 26 10am-11pm Sunday, November 27 (10am-4pm) Santa’s hours, Fri and Sat 10-5pm, Sun 10-3 PM

Corner of Main Street & Wisconsin Ave., Downtown Oconomowoc, WI extensive information at www.GermanChristmasMarket.org

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY AT FOX LAKE COUNTRY ANTIQUE MALL Gift Cert. Drawing, vintage and retro Christmas galore! Saturday, November 26 10am to 5pm. 201 North Fowler Street, Oconomowoc www.foxantiquemalls.com or 262-560-0890


2022 Burlington Parade Christmas Tree Lighting & Santa Chalet Opens!

Parade theme~ Christmas Joys & Favorite Toys

Friday, December 2 at 6:30 through downtown Burlington.

Santa Chalet Opens Friday December 2 through the weekend of December 16, 17, 18

Fridays 6 to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4pm

Downtown Burlington-Parade Santa Chalet & Tree Lighting at Wehmhoff Square www.burlingtonchamber.org



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 & fra grances of live evergreen bought through out this venue.

December 2-11 10-5pm daily.

101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake, WI 1-877-517-4596, adult adm. $7. find extensive event info at www.christmasmarketatosthoff.com


There’s no better way to ring in the season than with the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble; join them for an evening of Christmas carols and holiday favorites! Try your hand at these special bells with a free preshow workshop at 2pm. Space is limited so please register.

Sunday, December 4 3pm Schauer Arts Center 147 N. Rural Street Hartford, WI

Tickets: SchauerCenter.org or call 262-670-0560 ext. 3





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.



Mon.-Sat., 9-5pm; Sun., 10-5pm W1795 Fox Road, Ixonia, WI (just West of Oconomowoc) 920-261-5645 www.ebertsgreenhouse.com (events)

November 19, 23, 25, 26

December 1, 2, 3, 9, 10

Pre-register online. 2708 Sherman Rd, Jackson, WI Register at www.lammscape.com more info at 262-677-3010


This 27th Annual Holiday Tradition con tinues! Kick off the Christmas Season with unique gifts in a beautiful Holiday Setting! Most Festive Fridays include Live Music, Entertainment, Crafts, Out door cookout fundraiser, Food Sampling,Gift Basket Drawings,Luminaries, Plus Great Shop ping in a festive atmosphere!

Dates: Friday, November 25

Come explore and select from an incredi ble 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! December 1 thru 24 Open 10am to late afternoons. 2275 N. Port Washington Rd. (Hwy 32) Grafton, WI 262-377-4313 or 262-377-7225 (evenings)


10-50% Sales in Booths, entire mall! November 25-December 31 Tues-Sat 10-5pm, Sun, 11-4pm 2045 West St. Paul Ave., Milwaukee 414-278-9999, www.RiverviewAntiqueMarket.com

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.

Friday, December 2

5pm to 9pm.

Broad and Parking Streets, Downtown Greendale

Visit discovergreendale.com, greendal ecelebrations.com or call 414-423-3080.

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Prior to the Parade, visit Allis in Wonder land for tea, hot chocolate, cookies & more beginning at 3:30pm

The annual tree lighting ceremony begins at 4pm. Afterwards, head east towards 81st to 70th & Greenfield for the Christ mas parade!

Saturday December 3

Starts at 3pm, tree lighting at 4pm 76th & Greenfield at West Allis Centen nial Park

Details: www.westalliswi.gov


Come enjoy a Holiday tradition in Historic Downtown West Allis! The West Allis Christmas Parade takes place from 3-5pm, but come out of the cold into a warm, festive Holiday Open House inside Amy Renees Kreative Touch. Here you will find Antiques & Home accents for the Season, and everyday!

Saturday, December 3 7219 W Greenfield Ave, West Allis, WI 414-763-4487 , www.AmyReneeCraig.com


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!

Saturday, December 3

Starts at 4:45 on 81st & Greenfield Starts at 81st (Gate 2) State Fair park entrance, Proceeds East on Greenfield Ave to 70th, then south to Orchard Ave. Details: www.westalliswi.gov



20 Galleries, 170 Artists, Live Music, Great Food!

Saturday, December 3rd Most businesses Open until 9! Downtown Waukesha www.waukeshasilverbells.com


“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, instore promotions, photos with Santa, Live Nativity, carriage rides and more!

Saturday, December 3rd 3-7pm, Parade at 6:15, followed by fireworks! www.visitportwashington.com or 262-268-1132


Plan on a fun adventure at Borzynski’s as you meander through this Farm Market exploring all there is to offer including an incredible gift selection, specialty foods, fresh Christmas trees, wreaths, pine pots, and more! Special activities for the youngsters awaits these days!

Saturdays, December 3, 10, & 17 10am-6pm

Free for children 3 to 10 11600 Washington Ave, Mount Pleasant (only 1 mile E. of I-94 on Hwy 20) www.borzynskis.com



Come see a spectacular Holiday Light Show in Downtown East Troy "On the

Square". This imaginative light show experience will continue daily with timed shows on the hour at 5,6,7,& 8pm. Walk through the lights or see the show from your car by tuning into 90.9 FM December 3-31

For details, visit www.easttroylights.com


Make reservations now to be part of a fun filled Breakfast with Santa Event in our beautiful Farm Market dining area! in addi tion, Unique, fun Christmas shopping, Fresh trees, wreaths, specialty foods, bak ery, a cafe & more awaits!

Sundays, December 4 or 11

Reservations required. 10am-5pm

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.


Please join the Waukesha community and beyond in kicking off the Holiday Season!

Begin the night outside the rotunda (235 West Broadway)at 5:30 pm with the Holiday Tree Lighting. The night continues with a Lantern Stroll and caroling through downtown to Riverfront Streetwhere the city will light the Waukesha walk of lights along the river at 6:30pm. Bring your own lantern or pick one up at the tree lighting (limited quanities) and carol with us through downtown to the Riverfront. The Waukesha Christmas Parade will take place Sunday, December 4 at 4pm. Come support the healing and be Waukesha Strong!


Not usually open on Sundays, but will be for this Holiday Open House Day! (Door Prizes, Specials and refreshments.) You truly will experience a Heavenly Holiday Vintage selection!

Sunday, December 4 12-4pm 523 West National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 414-405-4210 & Facebook!



Trim your home with springs of fresh evergreen in this holiday favorite wreathmaking class led by local florist and shop owner Carly Shipley.

Tuesday, December 6, 5:30 to 8:30pm or until completion of project Schauer Art Center Art Gallery, 147 N Rural Street, Hartford, WI $35 Class includes Supplies & 1 drink register: 262-670-0560 X3 www.SchauerCenter.org



Check individual merchants for their hours and specials. Vendors are also inside the Link Building at 33 N. Main Street.

Friday, December 9th Downtown Hartford 6pm-midnight www.downtownhartfordwi.com or call 262-673-7193.


Come in and try your luck this incredibly Fun night at The Local Collective as you take a lucky spin! You will find the perfect gifts here to finish off your Holiday shopping!

Friday, December 9

6pm until midnight 10 South Main Street, (Corner of Hwys 60 & 83)

In Historic Downtown Hartford, WI 2620457-2662, facebook & instagram


There is not a place in town that you will not be welcome wearing that ugly Holiday Sweater! Look for Specials all day & Night throughout Downtown Waukesha when wearing your festive favorire garb. Saturday, December 10th Main St. & Side Streets in Historic Downtown Waukesha, WI Facebook, 262-547-2354, www.WaukeshaSilverBells.com


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!

Saturday December 10 Parade 6-8pm Main Street in Downtown Lodi 608-592-4412, www.lodilakewisconsin.org

Follow Lodi & Lace Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for further info.


Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar. 12 8am-3pm W156 N11500 Pilgrim Rd., Germantown in Annex Builing. 262-250-0260 Info @PilgrimAntiqueMall.com

CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL— A NEW TWIST ON AN OLD CLASSIC A powerful story of redemption, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, has enchanted audiences the world over with its simple message of holiday joy. Come early 1:30–2:30 pm for free kids’ activities upstairs before the matinee show. Enjoy a craft project, hot chocolate, and a music activity. Saturday, December 17 3pm & 7:30pm Schauer Arts Center 147 N. Rural Street Hartford, WI Tickets: SchauerCenter.org or call 262-670-0560 ext. 3

NEW YEARS EVE 8PM BALL DROP AND LAST LIGHT SHOW OF 2022 Ring in 2023 on Saturday December 31 with a big Celebration on the East Troy Village Square complete with a New Years Eve Ball Drop, coordinated Downtown events and the final East Troy Lights Presentation of the season. Celebrate the last night of the year with your entire family as you make a toast with Milk and Cookies, (of course) during East Troys kid friendly drop at 8pm. OR join the party ar midnight featuring DJ JJJ and a sparkling New Year`s Eve Light Show. Details at www.easttroy.org


Come enjoy Ice sculptures throughout downtown West Bend, Daily Fat Tire Races, and so many other ways to enjoy Winter in

Wisconsin, and West Bend Parks, Shops, Museums and more!

Saturday, January 21, 2023 10-4pm Sunday, January 22, 2023 11-3pm Learn more at www.downtownwestbend.com #wbwinterwarmup


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, a great reason to get out and come enjoy a rare, great discount (off check or cash pur chases) 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!

February 12-19, 2023

Open 7 days a week, 10-4pm 103 Industrial Drive, Pardeeville, WI 608-429-9393, facebook, www.PardeevilleAntiques.com


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!

February 10, 11, 12 10am-5pm. 1512 W. Pierce St., Milwaukee. (only one block north of National Ave.)Details: 414-645-9640 or www.antiquesonpierce.com



See Professional Carvers carving progress, starting at 10am At 2 pm Help choose "Best of Show" & "Theme Design Originals". Carvers begin at 10am, and conclude at 2pm During this fun filled, exciting day of competition, enjoy shopping the downtown shops, Grab breakfast and/or lunch and a hot beverage at the many dining options downtown. Explore Hartford as you Stroll through the beautifully lit up downtown after the competition.

Saturday, February 11, 2023 (please confirm date before heading out, subject to change?) For more information on the event sculpture locations throughout downtown Hartford, location of Awards Ceremony and more Call 262-673-7002 www.Hartfordchamber.org



Share your love of chocolate and your love of shopping with West bend’s special ty shops by coming out to see what choc olate surprises they have in store!

February 12, 2023


Downtown West Bend, WI www.visitwestbend.com/event/choco late-around-the-bend/


Ice carving contest, Parade of Beds, annual bed & barrel races, pancake breakfast, chili contest, family skating on the pond, music, food & more Feb. 19 & 20, 2023

See scheduled events

Historic Downtown Cedarburg www.CedarburgFestival.org, 262-377-9620

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Celebrating Big with Berry Punch

Holidays, gatherings and celebrations can be the best time to try new, easy, stress-free recipes. Drink and punch recipes are especially easy to throw together (even lastminute) right before the festivities begin. This way, the drinks are chilled, and the food is hot and ready.

No matter if it’s a big crowd or a night alone with a special someone, this Cranberry Raspberry Vanilla Punch is sure to be the star of the celebration with its powerful berry flavor. The end result is tangy, tart, sweet and absolutely delicious all mixed up in one large bowl. With only five ingredients, it’s simple to make and even better to enjoy.

Pairing perfectly with sweets or chocolates, this punch packs the flavor for nearly any event, gathering or small family dinner.

Set your punch bowl on the table next to a gorgeous bouquet of flowers and it’s guaranteed the punch bowl will not be full for long. ~

Find more recipes perfect for celebrating any occasion at www.Culinary.net.

Cranberry Raspberry Vanilla Punch Servings: 6-12

8 cups cranberry-raspberry juice

8 1/2 cups cranberry ginger ale

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 pint raspberry sorbet

frozen cranberries, for garnish

In large punch bowl, add juice, ginger ale and vanilla extract. Stir until combined.

Add frozen cranberries and scoops of frozen sorbet.

Stir slightly then serve immediately.

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