Shop small Saturday

The quilters are hard at it the day after Thanksgiving. No pushing through crazed crowds at the box stores for us. We are finishing up the quilt for Nikki and getting ready for the bazaar on December 5, sewing in the old school house which is warm and feels delightfully civilized. The women talk about their Thanksgiving dinners, the family and friends they shared the day with.  They mention different recipes that turned out exceptionally well. They mention those funny things that can happen when people of various ages get together fornikkiquilt an event that involves food.  “And when she turned around too quickly to hand the slice of pie to Bob, it slid off the plate and landed upside down on the tablecloth.”

There is a lot of hype to encourage people to shop local this coming Saturday.  And there are all sorts of figures that show what a difference dollars spent in your community make compared to dollars spent online or in large chain stores.  Its easy to see what a difference dollars spent at the Historical Village bazaar makes. All the money goes directly into maintaining the Village.  There isn’t a percentage to the group putting the bazaar on, no fee charged for tables. Everything in the bazaar is made by the quilters and donated. That makes for a very easy equation. One hundred percent of the price you pay for an item goes directly to helping the Village represent the history of this valley. Of course there are other bazaars happening in the Tobacco Valley on December 5 – actually seventeen if you can believe it.  All have wonderful gifts to offer you and yours.  But of course my favorite is the one at the Historical Village. Hope you can stop by.

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About tvh56

I mostly live in Eureka, Montana and write two blogs. One is for the Tobacco Valley Board of History, a group composed of the most remarkable older women who quilt weekly to raise funds to maintain the Historical Village. I had to capture their stories with words and photos. And when I began a traveling bookstore as a small business, well, it only made sense to write about that too.

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