Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Shopping Local

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How cute is this chocolate truffle? I got four of them - one for each of us - for the Thanksgiving table.

But that was just frosting on the shopping cupcake. Yesterday, my neighbor Mary opened her fancy stationery shop, Paper Doll. It's in a 19th-century building with high stamped-tin ceilings. Mary has painted the walls the blue of a robin's egg and set out a beautiful, ecclectic mix of merchandise.

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My haul. I don't know when I've spent a more fun 15 minutes in a shop.

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Among the booty are deux cahiers ...

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various bird-themed items (it just so happened),

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and the prettiest birthday card I have ever seen (which, coincidentally, also has a bird on it).

Our town is in rural Wisconsin. To now be able to shop for special treats like fancy paper and chocolate without driving miles and miles or going online makes life just that much nicer.

I did get a little work sandwiched in yesterday. These files are the beginning of our next book. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

As for knitting, it's hats, hats, hats. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
The beginning of the cable-trimmed
Coronet.

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