EMBARRASS – With Christmas just weeks away it is time to find items for that special gift stocking stuffing situation! There are numerous items available at the Embarrass Nelimark Homestead Museum for you at reasonable prices, created and crafted by community artisans. Old time memories can be experienced and captured with a browsing of the old homestead which has been redecorated for the holidays and will be open on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The list is endless: handcrafted figures; homemade soap and oils; small tree, mantle and entry decorations; sauna signs; repurposed and recycled items attractively made new again; Finnish glassware; unique children’s books and other gift books; t-shirts, baseball caps, warm hats and mittens to wear; aprons, ironing board covers, throw pillows and lovely long-lasting rag rugs; postcards from olden days; bird feeders, old marbles, games for kids and local photographs of sites you love.
Upstairs at the museum—which is located across from Timber Hall—you can find unique collectibles, such as kerosene lanterns, cookie jars to fill, old jars and tins, glassware collections and many additional items on sale. All items in the second floor display will be 25 percent off on Saturday only.
If you’re not in the market for stocking stuffers or collectibles, there will be an amazing selection of freshly baked holiday goodies available on Friday (may be gone by Saturday!) to add to your taste enjoyment. There will be homemade candies, tea rings, Christmas coffee cakes, potica loaf, braided rolls, cinnamon rolls, wild fruit jams and jellies, variety of relishes, jars of home processed dill and sweet pickles, including beet pickles, spicy salsas, canned rhubarb sauce, cardamom biscuit (pulla) sprinkled with sugar crystals and other ethnic breads, “limpu” rye bread, artisan breads, and other yummy delicacies.
Once again the dates are Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Come over early and enjoy hot apple cider and/or coffee an’ on the house and help ring the sleigh bells for the holiday season.
Ron Sutton lives in Embarrass, MN.