On the road again!

Well we are home safe and sound from a successful Ottawa show and are repacked and ready to go to Sudbury tomorrow!  I love visiting northern Ontario, the scenery is beautiful, the air is fresh and the customers are keen to see whats new and unique from last yr.  Its interesting to go to the same shows for a few years build relationships with customers who are happy to see what new creations have been developed over the last few months.

Time seems to fly reeealllly quickly this time of yr, no sooner are we back from Sudbury and we are off to Picton for the Makers Hand show.  As wonderful as it is to revisit familiar territory its nice to explore new places,  new people and a new show as well.  I have heard wonderful things about Prince Edward County and am eager to check it out.

However, after the Makers Hand we are settling in if only for a short time, for our annual Christmas Wishes Open House held right here on home turf.  My mom and I have been busy collecting great pieces for this throughout the year, as well as showing The Saltbox Shoppes work as well.  My mom has a special talent, that no matter how hard I try I can’t seem to master, she has a gift for not only making container gardening a work of art during the summer months, but makes amazing custom Christmas containers as well.  She hand picks only the freshest pine, cedar and red dogwood branches,  rosehips, and combines them with sprigs of red berries,  and other various hand selected surprises, carefully chosen.  Often she uses The Saltbox Shoppes tin containers, or your own containers as well as she is also offering  special variety of container that you will just have to come see to find out.

I think what makes our open house unique is that it is an ecclectic mix of shabby chic, Christmas in the country/trendsetting with an organic eco-friendly flair.  We try to be different, hand selecting each and every piece that we offer to you, we realize your home is an individual retreat requiring pieces that are as unique as you and your family.

So set aside some time during the weekend of November 12th, 13th and 14th, we look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones,  while sipping on hot apple cider, and delicious Christmas cookies!