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

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Glad You Had A Great Stay While You Were Here!

Guest at the Sodus Bay Pier Light on Lake Ontario

Guest on the pier at Sodus Bay, Lake Ontario
 It's always good to hear from your guest after their stay and tell you how much they enjoyed their stay at Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast.  They arrived on a cold and windy - over cast day to fish on Maxwell Creek. Here, they are enjoying a walk on the pier at Sodus Bay on Lake Ontario. The waves were really kicking up that day!
Guest fishing Maxwell Creek at Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast
A nice brown trout.

Maxwell Creek November 18, 2013 

Guest cottage at Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast November 18, 2013

This is one of our fishermen that come each year to fish for brown trout. Checking out the roaring waves on Lake Ontario at Sodus Bay.

One our our guest showing off the catch of the day. A beautiful brown trout. November 18, 2013.

Maxwell Creek at sunset taken by one of our guest on November 18, 2013.

Our guest sent this photo of our cottage where he and his friends stayed.  The cottage is actually the original carriage house built in 1846. It's built out of cobblestones from Lake Ontario.

Thank you for sharing your photos! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! Looking forward to seeing you again. We love hearing from you.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

This Mornings Sunrise on Sodus Bay near Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast

Patiently waiting for the sunrise on
Sodus Bay 11-13-13
Patiently waiting for the beautiful sunrise on Sodus Bay this cold November 13 morning. It's not often I get get venture out to enjoy first hand this magnificent scene. But here it is.

7:05 AM on Sodus Bay
Sunrise on Sodus Bay slowly
appearing over Newark Island
Sunrise on Sodus Bay November 13, 2013