Country Christmas finds a permanent home as Vintage Christmas

By Marj Frew

A Country Christmas. It brings many things to mind. Snow, sleigh bells, cookies, a warm fireplace...

But to Joan Risse and many members of her family, Country Christmas means a lot of work and preparation throughout the year in order to set up their antiques and hand made crafts for a Christmastime sales event.

This year is the first time the family event has had an actual permanent location. “It’s the first time ever we have had it in a shop. It’s definitely not something a person does by themselves. I needed all my people’s help, just getting things up here and all organized. Tracee and Paula Livermont were instrumental in getting the work done on the upstairs location of this building.”

The upper level of 310 Main Street has been transformed from an empty area, to a Christmas shopper’s paradise, with everything from hand made crafts, jewelry, furniture, and a wide variety of second-hand items.

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