In downtown Fredonia, this is the weekend to begin your holiday shopping. Back after a short hiatus, The Fredonia Specialty Shops is presenting 2012 Yule Catch the Spirit Holiday Open House on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. As a special thank you for visiting all the shops, and with a $5 purchase, you will be eligible to enter the grand drawing and receive a coupon toward a future purchase.
Begin your day at "Feather Your Nest" Interior Design Studio located at 85 Cushing St. Stop in the studio for fresh ideas to solve your decorating dilemmas! Melissa Sorci Taft is able to offer you over 25 years of creative decorating expertise and vast knowledge of applications to suggest ideas that will work for your special situation.
Melissa offers custom window treatments, wallpaper, area rugs, decorative accessories, upholstery samples and so much more. In-store, in-home or in-office consultations are available. Feather Your Nest has a beautiful and unusual selection of accessories and decor items that make great gifts. Gift certificates are available and major credit cards are accepted
TimePieces, 23 White St., is ready for all your holiday gifts and decor needs. You will be able to browse among our fabulous selections of personalized lines, gifts, local art works, home decor and much more. Barbara A. Sam, TimePieces' owner's favorite children's book this year is "Our Child, Our Planet". Pick up your copy for that special young child or family.
Ginger Cardot and Chanel Alessi Ziemba will be at the shop with their original designs. Cardot will present her trendy lines of scarves and scarf pins, baby gifts, knitting yarns and needle, and holiday home decor. Just like any fashion designer, Alessi Ziemba of Beachwalk Designs, changes her handcrafted jewelry by season and theme.
This season the theme is Good Vs. Evil, a reflection of many fairy tales we all have grown up with. This theme will be prevalent among her earrings, bracelets, and necklaces made from natural stones, gemstones, Czech glass, freshwater pearls and sterling silver. Enjoy refreshments and the holiday music while shopping, and we accept credit cards, ship from the shop and free gift wrapping. Visit TimePieces' page at www.facebook.com/TimePiecesGifts.
Buster Brown, at 33 Church St., is a Cafe & Bistro by day and a fine dining establishment by night (Thursday-Saturday). Come join them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy a glass of wine or a cold beer and some great food.
Buster Brown also offers custom pastries, and catering (private and formal). Buster Brown has been fueling the human with the best possible ingredients and atmosphere for years. Buster Brown Bean Company offers a convenient location to just relax and recharge right in between downtown Fredonia and the Fredonia campus. Visit Buster Brown on facebook at www.facebook.com/busterbrownbean.
Moonstruck Design, located at 60 West Main St. in Fredonia (behind Med-usa's Hair Salon) offers quality handcrafted jewelry selections. Their unique designs are of precious and semi-precious gemstones, fresh water pearls, sterling silver, gold, copper, leather, etc. Their gallery type setting currently has an eclectic selection to choose from by a group of talented artists; Erika Lynden, owner and designer at Moonstruck, Patty Matteson of Main Street Revival, jewelry designs by D'Arsie Manzella, Lucy Rasinski, photography by Don Dominick and Kimberly Carpenter.
If you are looking for something different for a special someone or occasion, Moonstruck will have something for you. Visit Moonstruck at www.facebook.com/MoonstruckDesign
Stop by Herbs for Life. Not just an herb shop located at 69 West Main St., Toni-Jo Mitchell, owner, will have the shop all ready for the Holiday. Visit their selection of unique gift items and shop in an eclectic atmosphere.
You will need to keep your spirit and strength going for the holiday; Mitchell is your personal resource to better health. She will have on display her holiday gift and decor items. Browse among her selection of unique gift items: hand-made beeswax honey pot candles, free form cylinder candles, teapots and tea mugs, The Republic of Tea specialty teas, jewelry, Zen jigsaw puzzles and more. While at Herbs for Life, ask Mitchell about the Infrared Sauna Therapy, a perfect break from the hectic holiday season. Visit Mitchell at www.facebook.com/HerbsForLifeNaturalHealthEmporium.
Holiday Season is incomplete without music, so a stop at the Cool Little Music Shop at 65 West Main St. is a must.
Rik Napoli, your music expert, will assist with any instruments and gadget purchase for that music lover. While purchasing new instruments, remember to pick up guitar strings, straps, synthesizers, and cables. You will be able to find those hard to find object for instruments and gadgets as well. A large part of Napoli's inventory is made in the United States of America. Ready to learn an instrument or need supplies, stop by The Cool Little Music Shop. Visit their facebook page by entering "Cool Little Music Shop Fredonia, NY."
This event is organized by local Fredonia business owners supporting and promoting the downtown village of Fredonia for our customers.
The Grand Prize Basket Drawing is worth over $300. To qualify, pick up your passport from any participants and begin your visit of the shops. Visit each; spend $5 or more for your stamp. You will receive a coupon for future purchase from each shop. At the last shop you visit, drop off your passport. Most of the above businesses have facebook fan pages, when on Facebook, visit and like each local business.
For more information, call 672-4818.