Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Want to skip the craziness of the malls, and enjoy some art, delicious foods, and handmade herbal treats instead? Come on out to our "Smalls not malls" Black Friday Funfest and book signing!

We will be open 12-5 (regular hours) on Black Friday, Nov. 25. Come enjoy a low...-key, quiet environment - feel free to bring family members or visitors to show them the sights of rural Iowa!

Local author A. R. Miller will be available from 12-5 for book-signing - she recently released her book "Disenchanted" - a fabulous fun fiction set in a location that looks strangely similar to Woodward...but quite a bit more magical! This book is a great read, and a FABULOUS gift idea for your favorite bibliophile!

In honor of this book signing, we have created a custom scent, and will be selling this scent in conjunction with this book, as a very limited-edition item! Stop by and give it a sniff ;)

In addition to the book signing, we will have several local artisans on hand with their fantastic handmade goods. We LOVE to promote and support small local artisans, and know you do too! Give the gift of handmade this holiday season!

Angie of Recyks will have her creative, useful upcycled/recycled/repurposed crafts and home items - affordable, stylish, and one of a kind useful art made from JUNK! She does such fabulous work.

JAG photography will be displaying photographic artwork - prints and cards, all featuring local scenes! There IS time to order any of his prints in your desired size, so stop by and check out the available designs.

Girl With A Sword Productions has a fantastic collection of 100% naturally dyed silk scarves - each one a beautiful, wearable, one of a kind work of art! Afforable and very classy, these make fabulous gifts too - and are very light and easy to ship, if you are looking for gifts to send.

and Sally Kilkenny will be sampling her amazing handmade gourmet jams and jellies - these make stellar stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, or gift-basket additions. Choose old favorites such as apple butter, or try some of her exotic new favorites featuring herbs and wines!

Of course we will have our wonderful selection of handmade herbal bath products, including our brand new limited-edition soap "Holiday Home", made with local lard and scented with the spicy scents of the holiday season! We offer FREE GIFTWRAP, and will gladly make gift baskets in any price range you desire!

We will be sampling delicious herbal teas locally made by Herbal Bliss - we chose to sample her relaxing "In-laws tea", just in case any of you have jangled nerves from Thanksgiving feasts (now might be a goood time to stock up on this tea - it soothes jangled nerves AND irritated tummies! Perfect to have on hand for the holiday season).

Ila Heins will have a wide selection of River's Ropes and Yeller's Yummies available - upcycled handmade dog toys and delicious, natural dog treats. :)

Of course our neighbors at Picket Fence Creamery will be open as well, so you can stop by for some post-Thanksgiving taste treats!!!