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Gettin Down to the Nitty Gritty

Have you decorated your dog's indoor plumbing yet? Our Love This Beach Collection ornaments look great on trees whether they're real or artificial. Just sayin.

How's your Christmas shopping coming? Tomorrow is our next-to-last pop-up of this season at The Cheese Wheel in Tiverton, who's coming to say hello?

We close out our pop-ups for this year a week from Sunday at Auclair's Market here in Somerset.

There's still a little time for you to order your items in time for them to get to you for mailing. After the 15th, it could get a bit dicey as to whether the USPS will be able to deliver but, if you're within 10 miles of us, I'll be making deliveries right through Christmas Eve. Even if you are a little outside the 10 mile radius, I have met customers in parking lots to make deliveries. Call me at 774-488-9844 and we'll try to accomodate your schedule.

After that, it will be a few months before we get to see you again (unless you order from the website and I personally deliver the items). We plan to participate in SOAM again next year but they don't start up until June or July. Let us know if you hear about any craft fairs in the spring.

They have been on the back burner for several months, but we'll be getting back to work on getting our books published. I am working on a coffee table book of my (in)famous daily signs to be titled "What the Frank ?" and Annie will be working on her book of poems (title to be determined).

Annie's poem this week is not about reindeer but a fox in our yard.

My Totem

There is a red fox living in my yard,

and he dances around in his black stocking feet

in the pre-dawn stillness.

If I am very quiet, I can watch him

leaving footprints in the frosty glass shards,

and they look like bread crumbs guiding his way home.

One day, he suddenly turned, his large black shoe button eyes focused on mine.

He never blinked, but suddenly, joyfully, howled a song of freedom.

He shook his auburn winter coat, and then he was simply gone.

That's it for this week. Stay safe and shop small, shop local and shop online (but only small biz).

Frank and Annie

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