White as the Christmas Snow at the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Tuck Shop


A long time ago the hospital tuck shop was a well known place for bedside get well gifts and a used book or two for those in the hospital. You could always find something to express well wishes or the perfect thing to thank a nurse, doctor or caregiver for providing great care.

The tuck shop was always there to help with whatever you might need.I have been just as guilty as other residents in Carleton Place, not even bothering to go see what was new in our local tuck shop in the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital. Well my lovelies– these gals not only still carry candy and books– they have some great fashion pieces and neat things in there


The notion that elephants bring good luck has a long history. Good Luck Elephant. The elephant is a symbol of strength, power, stability and wisdom.  There is common superstition that an elephant carving or picture should always face the door if you want to bring good luck into the house. It also protects the home when facing the entrance making sure only good fortune passes through. White elephants are rare and considered sacred. In Thailand white elephants belong to the king. Give someone a gift of good luck for the Holiday season.



Snow Baby Girls




Need a few shelf sitters? These gals will keep you smiling all through the holidays. how can you not want one or two of these gals?


Buy your tickets for the Christmas House Tour at the Tuck Shop too:)

Photos by Linda Seccaspina

Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Fact:

The Auxiliary to the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) has dedicated caring members. They donate an average of 20,000 hours per year in support of the hospital. The Auxiliary has made a commitment to raise $1,000,000 over the next ten years through its fundraising activities. The people and businesses in our community are to be commended for their generous support in helping to make this happen, and we thank you!


Related reading: 

Sitting in the Emergency Ward at the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital

Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Tuck Shop — Labels Or Love?

The Gnome Whisperer of my Gnometown — Could Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Tuck Shop Do the Same?

Angels in the House at the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Tuck Shop

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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