October 17, 2019
Ahhh... Foliage Season is evolving as I write. Many trees still have their leaves, many hillsides are now showing bare branches, and many roadways are now covered with a fresh carpet of muted fall colors that blow around as you drive through it all. Another gift to be appreciated.
We're evolving a bit, too, as we visit with clients and friends - old and new - from all over the world. There is a 'second wave' of annual visitors who are now enjoying the more muted colors of the post-peak foliage period in New England. They let the big crowds hit us over the Indigenous People's Day weekend, and then they form their own (smaller) crowd as our October turns into early November. If you can picture the simple pleasure of driving down a leaf-covered dirt road deep in a remote valley, you will understand. Locally, we're all covering up the firewood, looking at skis and snowboards, and hunters are getting up early to be first out on the mountainsides. The annual cycles continue.
November 28: Thanksgiving Day. This is the first day we're scheduled to be closed since Easter (and the last one until Christmas Day). You can bet we find a way to celebrate and be thankful for all our friends, family and clients - you mean much more to us than you know.
November 29 - December 1: We're hosting a show of new jewelry with our dear friends Denise Wallace and Dawn Wallace-Kulberg. This semi-annual show is called "Wallace Ohana" as it envelopes all the disparate family pieces surrounding Denise Wallace. Truly a family thing, this is the peak of our year with everyone in one place for the long weekend. We do a lot of work, laugh plenty, eat too much and get through it all without regrets. It all happens at our Manchester, Vermont Gallery, and if you can't make the show, the jewelry will all be on our website. One of the few certainties in life is that sales start at 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Friday, November 29th, 2019, both online and in the gallery. It's always good to call ahead of the opening time to ask background questions.
December 25: Christmas Day, and for the third time in the year we're planning on being closed. Pajamas, family, food, woodstove, etc.
January 1, 2020: We'll be open, likely thinking about what kind of diet to start...
We hope you enjoy our website, and remember that we'd really like you to visit us at our retail store in Vermont to see it all in person. Our hours are 10:00 am to 5:30 pm Daily; and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sundays and holidays (Eastern Standard Time). Please stop by, call or email us anytime.
See you soon!
Grant and Betsy Turner,
Manchester Center, Vermont
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