Mercury retrograde, stollen, La Niña winter

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Alpine star

Life is mostly froth and bubble;
Two things stand like stone:
Kindness in another's trouble,
Courage in your own
.

–Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833–70)

 
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Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2020
Last Mercury Retrograde!

Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2020
Mercury’s last period of retrograde motion in 2020 lasts from October 14 to November 3! According to the age-old practice of astrology, we are all influenced by the effect of Mercury in retrograde. What exactly does it mean for each of us, though? Read on to find out.

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Barn Christmas Ornament

This tiny country barn is totally adorable and made with wood! Features amazing detail.

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$15.95
Barn Christmas Ornament
 
How Will La Niña Affect Winter Weather?
La Niña is Here. What It Means.

How Will La Niña Affect Winter Weather?
According to early reporting, it looks like we’re in for another La Niña! What does that mean? How will La Niña affect your winter?

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Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.

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$6.97 (You Save $5.00)
Local Farmers' Market Tote
 
Christmas Cactus
Something Different!

Christmas Cactus
Christmas cacti are a very popular houseplant—and for good reason! When they bloom, they produce colorful, tubular flowers in pink or lilac colors. Their beautiful flowers, long bloom time, and easy care requirements make them a wonderful plant. We’ll bet someone in your family has...

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Birdbath/Feeder Stake

Rich and vibrant colors are accented with pearl to give an iridescent hue to this elegantly crafted art glass bowl. This attractive art piece can be used as a birdbath or a bird feeder with the stable 3-pronged base. 

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$28.99
Birdbath/Feeder Stake
 
Christmas Stollen
Old-Fashioned Stollen

Christmas Stollen

A lovely version of an old favorite. Decorate with whole candied cherries, and use other candied fruit pieces to make leaves and stems.

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Ladybug Tooth Fairy Box

Makes a great gift for a young family. Made in Vermont from 100% lead-free pewter.

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$29.97
Ladybug Tooth Fairy Box
 
A Brief History of the Woodstove
About Wood Stoves

A Brief History of the Woodstove
A woodstove could once be found in nearly every American home, but today, more efficient means of heating have taken over. Here’s a brief history of a centuries-old device, the wood-burning stove!

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Star Wreath Hanger

Looks great paired with a traditional evergreen wreath or dried flower arrangement. Made in the USA.

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$12.97
Star Wreath Hanger