It is Saturday morning. In late November. The busiest retail season of the year. I am at home. I haven’t been at home on a Saturday morning in late November since 2005. I’m excited to hear the sounds of my children playing and laughing and going about their days. I’m glad I could be the one to ride as my oldest drove to a Boy Scout camping trip this morning. I’m sad that I am not on Main Street in Waynesville talking to customers and listening to Christmas music. It is time to break out the holiday tunes!
Last year, I had 41 different renditions of Silent Night and 39 of The Christmas Song (chestnuts roasting….) on my music system at Fun Things Etc. I’m trying to figure out a way to rig this up at home so I can torture my kids!
I want to let you know about some things coming up in the next week or so in our community.
November 17: TODAY
Lenoir Creek Beef and Bakery is opening in Canton! Lenoir Creek Beef has sold grass-fed beef at the local farmer’s markets for awhile. They now have a full-time retail location. I’ve heard great things about the bakery as well as the beef so be supportive and check out what they have to offer!
Smoky Mountain Sk8way is have a Quirky Turkey Skating event this evening. In case you haven’t been following them, there is now a climbing wall and some other activities at the center in addition to skating.
Sunday November 18 has one of my favorite traditions of the holiday season — Downtown Waynesville will have the Holiday Open House. The stores are packed with merchandise for browsing; the windows are decorated; the street lights are decked out and Santa is roaming the streets! I love this day! I hope that I’ll see you there while I take my kids to browse and check out all the cool displays. Olde Brick House, Twigs and Leaves, Christmas is Everyday, Home Tech (the Kitchen Shop), Mast General Store and so many more shops and galleries will be open and have surprises and goodies for us.
On Monday November 19 Hazelwood Soap Company will be hosting Sip and Shop in the evening. There will be some great company and some great deals so you should make a trip to Hazelwood to see them!
On Friday November 23 and Saturday November 24, I will miss tie-dye days but the Tool Shed is having a special Tote-ally Vera Offer that will be great to check out. Plus all of the shops in Canton, Waynesville and Hazelwood will be open and waiting for you! Check out the galleries in Frog Level and the specialty shops in Clyde as well as visiting with your favorite merchants all over town! Plus if you are an American Express customer and use your card in a small business on Saturday, you’ll get a reward!
On Sunday November 25, The Tool Shed will host their annual open house.
So many things coming up! So much energy and excitement. I do love this time of year. I hope you do too!