Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Holiday Shop Hop December 14th; Santa Tours the Town collecting Toys for Tots December 15th

Baltic Birch backed with gold stars on red cotton

We're going to have a wonderful weekend in Georgetown, Massachusetts~ Small Businesses like Wooden Toy and Gift and the new Quilters' Quarters will be offering refreshments, entertainments, discounts, door prizes and more on Saturday, December 14th.
Two layers of Baltic Birch backed with brown cotton fabric

And on Sunday the 15th, Santa will be touring the town, visiting every street in every neighborhood with the U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots campaign.  Each year, Georgetown residents donate over three thousand gifts to the toy collection. The Georgetown Fire Department sponsors this parade of apparatus and vehicles to gather the toys right from the source: Georgetown families.

Fire Department Christmas tree backed with red and green cotton

Wooden Toy and Gift helps the fire department by collecting donations in our shop and placing them in the Marine's hands as they come by our shop.  We make our own donations to them on that day as well. 

A new collection of ornaments at Wooden Toy and Gift

The beautiful wooden rocking motor cycles have all been sold, and many of the large pieces of 18" doll furniture have also found their way into homes that treasure their dolls.  Rick is making more small items now; he has a collection of scroll sawn ornaments, plaques and figures for sale in the shop. 

Two layers of Baltic Birch with red cotton fabric
Terry has expanded the Terry's Thoughts and Threads  portion of the shop to include Quilters' Quarters, a place where townspeople and others can find fabrics, notions, threads, batting, ribbons and trims that we used to be able to buy in our five and ten store called Cressy's. We lost that wonderful resource several years ago, and now Wooden Toy and Gift and Terry's Thoughts and Threads are stepping up to replace the goods that stitchers have had to travel out of town to find in recent years. 

Frosty the Snowman and a little girl sculpting him; open design

Enjoy this "Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and join in the celebration this coming weekend.  Santa will be glad to see you street-side offering your donated new, unwrapped toys to the Marines that ride with him each year in Georgetown.  And we'll look forward to seeing you on Holiday Shop Hop Saturday!

Away in a Manger, open design

Merry Christmas, everyone!

with love and care,

Rick and Terry

Baltic Birch backed with green cotton fabric
Remember, you can buy Rick's beautiful scroll saw work in the shop, or order online at www.woodentoyandgift.net.

You can also visit Terry's Thoughts and Threads portion of the shop at  www.terrycrawfordpalardy.com.