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Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas In The Country

Have you ever wished that you could turn back time by say 100 years just to see what it was like to have an old-fashion holiday season? Things would be so different from today. Perhaps the women would be wearing a long petticoat and fancy hat adorn with feathers to promote that Victorian style. Or maybe something a little more simple, like strangers embracing one another on the street with a hearty Merry Christmas. By stepping into the Massachusetts gift shop that I’m going to tell you about, one will sense an air of just that. Country Cottage, owned and operated by Jackie Lowney, will whirl you into another era filled with quaint provincial charm and an antique-like atmosphere.

Reminding me of a baroque historical society all decorated for a December jubilee, here you CAN touch the displays and purchase them as well. Every inch of this storefront exclaims a winter celebration. From the nativity items to the Willow Tree Demadaco angels, Country Cottage can furnish all your Christmas and interior décor needs. Plus, it’s the perfect place to pick up a last minute Yuletide present for somebody you may have forgotten to get for. From Victorian lapel pins and other pieces of jewelry to bears from The Bearington Collection, there’s something for everyone for all ages (even your pets are not left out). And Ms. Lowney is always ready to answer your questions or help you decide on a token for that special someone on your gift list.

A long-time favorite choice by her regular customers is a souvenir from the town of Westport…
the Westport throw blanket. It has stitchings all over it to resemble various town landmarks. Then there is a close runner up…Village brand candles…a scent so sweet you could linger in the store all day. The newest addition is sure to impress even the pickiest of people. It’s the Himalayan Salt Lamps. Yes, salt. Made from real salt, it even tastes like the crystalline substance. Not only is the lamp meant to light up your life, but to enhance the air you breathe with its natural purification. A thoughtful idea for the naturalist in the family, if I do say so myself. Then there are the gift baskets which can be made to order. Any theme you can think of, Jackie will make it happen for you. I witnessed first-hand what she could do when combining a wicker basket with SouthWest themed items…beautiful.

So even if you are looking to purchase just a greeting card, stop by 930B American Legion Highway in Westport, MA. Country Cottage’s holiday hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 12:30pm-5pm. Jackie can be reached at 1-508-636-2963. Hurry…Christmas Day will be here sooner than you think!

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