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Carleton Place’s Last Minute Gift Ideas

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In the middle of November I was going to begin a regular column for Christmas. Unfortunately life intervened and the sickness and death of a pet can zap your holiday mood.

There were three done- and hopefully I can do a couple more.

Here are three that you might have missed.

Worry Dolls, Gingerbread and Bottles—Episode 3— Carleton Place’s (Favourite Things from Wisteria and The Granary)

Dolly, Dickens and Doggies —Episode 2— Carleton Place’s (Favourite Things things from the IDA and Natural Pet Foods)

Rockin’ Around Carleton Place — Episode 1— Carleton Place’s (Favourite Things from the Post Office and Applecheeks)

 

So here are some more special things around town. Support your local small business. It’s home after all.

 

TRACY LAMB-HIGH STREET-CARLETON PLACE

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Tracy Lamb has a pretty impressive collection of sterling silver jewellery – some vintage, some new, but all really nice stuff. She will be setting up a show room at her home for those interested in browsing this week – Wed/Thurs/Fri evenings and from 10-2:00 on Saturday – 285 High Street.

 

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There are dozens of earrings – both pierced and clip on (nice clip ons are so hard to find, but she has got a great selection). Designers include Jay King Mine Finds, Barse, Silpada, Joseph Esposito, and others. Tracy has been building inventory for the past 3-4 years– so the collection is quite fabulous.

TRACY’S FACEBOOK PAGE

Bling for the holidays and any time of the year!

December 16 – December 19
Dec 16 at 6 PM to Dec 19 at 2 PM in EST

285 High Street, Carleton Place

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NANCY’S IMPRESSIONS- BRIDGE STREET CARLETON PLACE

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 Find Your Fit For Life Jeans

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For most women, finding your jean identity is not an easy task. In today’s society where denim has become an essential part of every woman’s wardrobe. It is a MUST HAVE item for all seasons. It doesn’t matter if you are curvy, petite, straight or tall we will show you how to accent your best features, making you feel sexy but always comfortable. Go talk to Nancy!!

 

 

THE DRESS SHOP- BRIDGE STREET–CARLETON PLACE

Olena has everything to make you picture perfect. As Rachel Zoe said when she saw Olena’s stuff.

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“Joanna” in sapphire velvet!

 

GRAHAM’S SHOES–BRIDGE STREET CARLETON PLACE

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These days we get into so many discussions about how we are killing our own small businesses by shopping at the big box stores. Supporting small town stores like Graham’s is a great way of doing that. I went in here and got some great Canadian made boots and they were fantastic. Lasted me several years of almost constant use. I think we all have to make an effort to reconnect with our small operators who can give us that personal service that is lacking some of the time at the big box stores.-Tariq H.

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A Hop and a Shuffle Salute To the Feet of Carleton Place

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Once upon a time there was no internet, and when people had to shop they went to their nearest Main Street in anytown USA or Canada. When I was a child, we always shopped locally–Hashim’s, The Ritz, and a couple of other stores in Cowansville, Quebec were enough for us. The staff knew everyone, especially those we were buying for, and had many personal suggestions.

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Remember when you got personal service at most shoes stores? Remember Ken Blackburn’s Discount Shoe store that was on Bridge Street? The Granary now sits in that same location.

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There is still a shoe store on our Main Street (Bridge Street) where you get personal service.

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Doug Hawkin’s family has owned this shoe business for over 60 years and I knew his Mother and Father well. When my son needed wedding shoes at the very last minute he was there for us and did his utmost. This year the Christmas slippers were bought from Doug as not only does he care for each customer – his son is still my son’s best friend. You can’t get that on the internet.

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Behind every small business, there’s a story worth knowing. All the corner shops in our towns and cities, the restaurants, cleaners, gyms, hair salons, hardware stores – these didn’t come out of nowhere– Get to know your local small business!

Photos taken by Linda Secaspina- Carleton Place Newspaper Ads from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

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Buy Linda Secaspina’s Books— Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac– Tilting the Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place and 4 others on Amazon or Amazon Canada or Wisteria at 62 Bridge Street in Carleton Place