Mercury retrograde, stollen, La Niña winter

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)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
339th day of the year

Strom Thurmond (politician) was born on this day in 1902.
Nelson Mandela (political activist) died on this day in 2013.

Last Mercury Retrograde!

Mercury Retrograde Dates 2018
Mercury retrograde ends on August 19! Learn what Mercury retrograde is, how it can affect your everyday life, and when it will happen next.
Barn Christmas Ornament

This tiny country barn is totally adorable! Features amazing detail.
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?
Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design.
Something Different!

Christmas Cactus
Christmas Cacti are easy to grow. When they bloom, they produce colorful tubular flowers in pink or lilac colors. They bloom a long time indoors and they are low-maintenance houseplants, which makes them popular. We’ll bet someone in your family has a Christmas Cactus!
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. 
Old-Fashioned Stollen

Christmas Stollen

Lovely version of an old favorite. Tastes best served warm. Decorate with whole candied cherries, and use other candied fruit pieces to make leaves and stems.

Ladybug Tooth Fairy Box

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

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