Santa’s Helpers

Each day in Shell Lake, WI, brings some joy my way. One of the things I have noticed is that we have a sense of humor here. Shell Lake is just a happy place.  People smile and wave when they see you in the car going down Main Street. This holiday I took pictures of some of us who are celebrating the season with headbands and hats!

Postmaster Chris Olson with donation of solar insects

Postmaster Chris Olson with donation of solar insects

Here is our Post Master, Chris Olson, in her holiday headband. Some folks may not have our sense of humor and frankly we don’t care. We go ahead and put on our silly hats anyway.  It is fun to remember that we can have a child like spirit. Holidays are a perfect opportunity to let the kid out.  

My Favorite Things at 23 Fifth Avenue, Shell Lake, WI, is selling the cutest animal hats and they are made in the USA. I simply had to buy a frog hat and amuse the seniors at Lakeland Manor where I live. I also mailed off a penguin, frog and snowman hat to my great nieces and nephew in MA.

Frog hat

Frog hat

Here’s a shot of the frog hat. I was laughing so hard that I looked terrrible so I am only letting you see the frog. Next comes Julie Symond wearing a penguin hat. You can visit her oneline store at www.saronajewels.com

Julie Symond in penguin hat

Julie Symond in penguin hat

Holly Day Saturday December 4, 2010 in Shell Lake, WI

Stained glass

Stained glass

Happy Tonics Visitors Center/Store is planning a splash of a day for shoppers and visitors on December 4, 2010. As our readers know the world is suffering in a global recession. Happy Tonics believes in homemade, homegrown, local arts and crafts. We are a nonprofit environmental education organization and public charity. People are generous and donate many items to help our cause including Ojibwa beaded butterfly pins and  framed art and photographs. We have two monarch butterfly habitats in Shell Lake that we implemented and maintain. 

By buying local, customers support their own community. We will offer savings to our guests so everyone can go home with something special to put under the Christmas tree.

Where’s the fun?

23 Fifth Avenue, Shell Lake, WI, Sarona Jewelry and My Favorite Things – Open all day. Retail store with educational toys, jewelry, Fenton glass and clothing. Refreshments to be served.

Meet Mary Ellen

Meet Mary Ellen

25 Fifth Avenue, Shell Lake, WI, Happy Tonics Visitors Center/Store – Kids Disney Movies to be shown 10 am – 2 pm

Refreshments to be served. There is indoor hall that goes between the two stores.

Happy Tonics offers new and gently used home decor, women’s clothing and books, books, books. The store sells new knitted socks, hats, shawls, sweaters both women’s and children. There are mittens, handkerchiefs, fine art, fiber art, quilted wall hangings and fabric bags from Mexico and textile vests and bags from Nepal. Check out the Ayurvedic soap from India and the dozens of butterfly gifts.

Julie Symond (My Favorite Things) and Mary Ellen (Happy Tonics Visitors Center/Store) look forward to seeing you.

Hissy the gardeners friend

Hissy the gardeners friend

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