it’s beginning to look a lot like…

November 13, 2009

Rocky Dale has set up its Christmas Shanty next to Almost Home Market in Bristol Village.  This is a tradition in the making- marking our 5th season with the Christmas Shanty this year.  We decided to spruce it up with a new paint job.

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Kathy touches up our paint job- her theme for the Shanty this year- “Shantasia”.

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We have great Amaryllis that we’ve started forcing in eco-friendly rice pots.  They’ll be available for purchase inside Almost Home Market.

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We create a number of floral pieces from small boxwood trees, to an assortment of greens and berries arrangements.  We use a number of greens from our own garden.

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Each wreath is unique.  We start with a fresh wreath assembled from balsam, pine, fraser fir, and/or cedar from the Northeast Kingdom.  We then add Rocky Dale greens and an assortment of other decorations.

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Inside the Shanty, we have beautiful and unique European hand-made glass ornaments, as well as items from our store including Felco Pruners, hand tools, and garden ornaments.
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Even it you can’t make it to the Shanty- we’re happy to help you share in the festivities.  Let us know if you’d like us to ship something to you.

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If you need something special made up- let us know in advance.

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Every night we have a fire going and all the ingredients for s’mores.  It’s a festive time and even though it’s cold outside- we’re warm on the inside!  Hope to see you in town!

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3 Responses to “it’s beginning to look a lot like…”

  1. ML Says:

    Makes a person want to stay in Bristol for Shantasia Season! Warm pictures of a pretty place.

  2. Rachel Says:

    Oh… the weather outside is delightful…
    Rats, that’s not the right lyric!

    But ohh the shanty is so delightful….

    Can’t wait to see you there!
    R.

  3. Rachel Says:

    The Shanty is enchanting. It’s glassy glittery ornaments shine from within and without. I’ve already indulged!

    Thanks for making such a pint-sized peace filled space!

    Best wishes to all staff at Rocky Dale~ save a s’more for me.
    R>


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