Friday, November 29, 2013

Small Business Saturday - Shop Local

Christmas Shopping at the
L.W. Emporium
Why go to the mall and fight the crowd when you can shop local and find all the special items you are looking for!

Here are just a few of my favorite local gift shops near Maxwell Creek Inn Bed and Breakfast in Wayne County, NY with many of the gifts you are looking for. 

The L.W. Emporium located on Knickerbocker Rd, in Ontatio, NY is 4 barns chalk full of unique gifts for that special someone. From furniture to paintings, homemade soaps, scents and candles, bird houses, quilts, antiques and more. Browse through 3 floors filled with gifts and holiday decor new and vintage.

Other barns include the Whistle Stop Antique Center with 55 dealers under one roof.

Back in Time Antique Shop and American Antiques and Furniture.

Shop Small Business Saturday!

Another one of my favorate stops is Pop's House of Country Collectables.

POP'S House of Country Collectibles

This use to be Ruth's dad's house. Ruth and her mom turned it into a wonderful gift shop full of old and new. I bought a pair of end tables for one of our guest rooms from Pop's House. And Ruth had cained some antique chairs for me. 

Homemade wreaths, collectables, from furnature to Christmas orniments. While you are there get a cup of homemade soup and bread that Ruth made. Or order your homemade Christmas cookies. Definitely worth stopping.

Located at 8101 Margaretta Rd., Sodus Point, NY
They are having an Open House December 7 & 8  10% off store wide sale and featuring Ruth's Cookie Buffet - $4 / doz. and Take-out Spaghetti dinner Saturday Dec. 7 -4:30pm  - 7 pm  $7.50 pp. 

  Katie Acreas Alpaca Products and Gift Shop

Nothing like soft Alpaca fiber hats, mittens, scarves!

I recently got to visit these really cute critters. They are just 
as curious as we are. Beautiful animals. 
Katie Acres Alpaca Fiber & Gifts
The new gift shop has many unique items like  homemade lavender soap wrapped in alpaca fiber. Which makes for a natural scrubby. As the soap shinks the fiber continues to hug the bar of soap.
Warm socks,  hats, mittens, gloves, scarfes and more.
Katie Acres is located at 4864 Arcadia Zurich Norris Rd., Sodus, NY. Open Thuirsday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm.
100% made in America.  Be sure to ask to visit these furry 4 legged friends while at the gift shop.

Lukas Pottery - Chesser Cat Bank
Lukas Pottery - tableware

Lukas Pottery is another one of my all time favorites. The pottery is thrown and kilned right there on the premises. This Chesser Cat Bank is one of my favorite items. Each of our grand children got one when they were born. A unique gift for any age.  You can find tableware, bakeware, bathroom accessories, vases, lawn ordiments, lamps, lamp shades, wine coolers and more. Each piece is unique and so beautiful.  Best of all - the tableware and bakeware are oven, stovetop, microwave and dishwasher safe.

Lukas Pottery is located at 7060 Route 14, Sodus Point, NY. Open  10 am - 6 pm Tuesday -  Sunday

Ol Factory Soaps & Scents

I recently came across Ol' Factory Soaps and Scents.
You won't find just homemade lavendar soaps and scents. This wonderful little shop has jewlery, lavendar wreaths, essential oils, herbal teas, organic spices, primitive gifts and more.  It just so happens they have a lavendar farm and each summer have a lavendar festival.

I recently purchased a really neat lamp made from an old meat grinder with and old collendar for a lamp shade.  I just love it!

Ol' Factory  Soaps and Scents is located at 12973 Upton Rd., Red Creek, NY. Open on weekends.   They are having an open house December  14 & 15

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