Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Open House

Brissonte' is having it's Christmas Open House Saturday, December 18th, 10 to 5, and Sunday, 12 to 5, 19th. We will also have a special showing of Lucy Bernardin's 'Ellerbeads' jewelry; handmade and eclectic in design, one of a kind beautiful pieces. Come on by and join us for light refreshments and pastries. We still have a few Christmas wreaths and ornaments left. Come and get them before they're gone.

Brissonte' is located at 161 Main Street, Route 28, North Reading, MA or call us for directions at 978.207.1853

See you there! May you all have a Blessed Christmas.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

And the Winner is........

Well Ladies..... I finally wrote all the names down and placed them in a bowl ...... AND the winner of the Bethany Lowe Snowman is........

Congratulations Moe! I have sent an email out to you and look forward to seeing you soon.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Mills of Lawrence, MA

Today I visited Lawrence. I frequently drive by these amazing mill buildings of the past. As I park my car I stare at this particular mill. The stone work is so beautiful, the curved windows so elegant, the size and breadth take my breath away. And I wonder what it was like to see it built and I wonder about the first people to enter it's doors.

My great-grandparents moved to the Lawrence area from Quebec for the job opportunities in the mills.

The brass plaque on the smokestack says, "High Water Mark, March 1936" The plaque was well above my head, at least 12 to 15 feet high. Can you imagine all you see underwater from a hurricane. Scary......



I just had to share these amazing photos with you. Enjoy!