Everyone was so nice at Ocean Optical, 127 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester, Mass., and my mother in law found some great new frames. There’s a 75% sale going on right now. I’ll post a before/after soon.
photos above- holiday window 2018 goodlinens studio, 130 Main Street, Gloucester, MA
photos below – They’re my towel of choice for piping plover watch at Good Harbor Beach, body surf days, and rainy camping. I love how quickly these towels dry out, and how light and compact they are– perfect to pack down.
Come on down and check out all the great gifts.
As a part of my series on second-hand stores, I reviewed St. John’s Thrift Shop back in June.
As I wrote there, the shop is open during the summer. I just found out that the Thrift Shop will be closing for the season on Thursday, Sept. 12. They will be winding up with a half price sale during their last week (next Tuesday-Thursday, 10-2). Now, their prices are already super affordable. This sale means that the prices will be so good, they will almost be giving things away! It’s not the biggest thrift store in the area, but they have a wide spectrum of items, from clothes to toys, from practical kitchen items to framed art. The store is located in the St. John’s Episcopal Church parish facilities at 48 Middle St. The easiest way to get there is to park in the lot which has its entrance on Washington St. roughly across from Midori and Tedeschi); the door to the shop is at the back of the lot.
They are also beginning the changes needed to get the shop ready for the winter fair. Donations make it possible for them to offer quality items at great prices, helping both people on limited budgets and helping to support the church and it’s ministries. Here is the request for donations from their website:
“We are still collecting any and all of your unwanted household items to make sure the shop is looking top notch for that day. Donations can be left at the top of the basement stairs, inside the parking lot entrance (please don’t leave anything outside the door) or contact Martha Whitney at 978-283-9843 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for large quantities or bulky items. As always, we cannot accept computers, TVs or other items costly to dispose of if unsold. Thanks for your ongoing support!”
Being sold this morning at St. Ann’s Church (70 Pleasant Street) as a fundraiser for Holy Family parish! Come get goodies for your garden and for your tastebuds!
From my friend Walt Kolenda:
Laurel Tarantino is hosting an indoor flea market at the Pond View Village Community Center on LePage Ln. off of Essex Ave. in West Gloucester.So far there are at least 12 vendors. It looks like there will be everything from crafts to antiques, art & junk!
Where: Pond View Village Community Center, on LePage Ln off of 133 (aka Essex ave.) West Gloucester, MA
When: Sat. Feb. 23 9am-3pm
What: Flea market, antiques, crafts, home-made items etc!
See you there! ~Sharon
As I mentioned yesterday, there is a Christmas Fair fundraiser today at Holy Family Parish, being held in the parish hall at St. Ann’s Church on Pleasant Street. The tables are overflowing with items for sale and for raffle. Here’s a photo of the room being set up:
There will be food available – the menu looks good:
Here is a sampling of the items available for sale:
If you have ever wanted to make a customized tee-shirt, now is the time! During the G33K store (130 Main St.) grand opening week, printing a custom design only costs $10 (plus the cost of the shirt), with no cost for setting up the design. You can bring in your own graphic or work with Allen to have him come up with the design you need using stock images. He prints them onto the shirts right there in the store, as I illustrated in an earlier post.
If you want a funny tee-shirt but don’t feel like making up your own, the store has quite a stock of shirts with funny images and slogans:
There are also graphic novels, including a series of adaptations of Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game” novels (which I am just starting to read – the novels, that is; the graphic novels will probably come later…).
There are also skateboards and related paraphernalia:
(Note the awesome pickle-riding-fire-breathing-rainbow-jumping liger shirt on the left in the photo above! I now have one of those without the text advertisement – thanks, Allen!) They also sell gaming supplies and other related items. Quite a variety, really!
Lastly, if he’s not busy, you can chat with the owner, Allen, who is a really nice guy! We were discussing scifi and fantasy novels as I took these photos.
Don’t let the nasty weather stop you from getting some! 9AM-2PM today, in the hall under St. Ann’s Church of Holy Family Parish, located on Pleasant Street, just north of Prospect Street. There are lots of good things just waiting for you! Here are some photos to tantalize all fans of gardening and of home-made pastries and preserves… and of home-made strawberry shortcake! Available while supplies last!
I bought some “Olivi Scacciate”, some sort of eggplant preserves, and a crushed black olive spread… I’ll go back for some strawberry shortcake at lunch!
Fundraiser organized by the Women’s Guild of Holy Family Parish.
From Julie Titone-
SALE AT HARBOR GOODS/LIFE IS GOOD
Harbor Goods wishes to thank our loyal customers who spread good vibes all over Cape Ann throughout the year. As a special thank you, our long and short-sleeved tees are now 20% off.
We’re open evenings and have lots of ideas for anyone needing to finish up their list.
Hours: Monday through Saturday 10AM-8PM, Sunday 10AM-6PM.
33 Main Street, Gloucester
Happy Holidays from the crew at Harbor Goods!