Christmas in the Country at Sweetlife Farm
The antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday:
personalized shopping for unique gifts made by local artisans
December 2-4, 2016
Friday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM; Sunday 11-5
Follow the signs to head up to the farm for one stop holiday shopping!
The main house, gazebo and covered area outside the garage will be filled with guest artists, while the Sweetlife Studio will be stuffed to the rafters with our products.
We are fortunate to be a favored stop on the Christmas in the Country Tour, and it can get really crowded around here. Luckily, there is lots of parking, and there will be friendly helpers outside leading you to the open spots. Check out is seamless, with most artists accepting credit cards; Sweetlife always has at least two people working to get you processed as quickly as possible!
SWEETLIFE FARM Farm Made Gourmet Food Products, Artisan Soaps and Natural Skincare
Our studio is becoming steadily stuffed with wonderful choices, to be ready to help make your holidays special, whether you are making plans to entertain friends and family, or are going through the woods to Grandma's house. We're making gift giving easier than ever, with lots of ready-to-go choices that can be purchased on site or online to be shipped (by us) off yonder. What makes Sweetlife gifts special is that they are locally made and packaged by hand, to help you make everyone's holidays sweeter....
You'll be happy to know that your old favorites are still here, with some new flavor and scent treats thrown in for fun and deliciousness. Lots of friends will be downstairs in the kitchen to share samples and tastes to help you select from among the many things we make ourselves, right here at Sweetlife Farm.
Edibles: Jams, Salts & Rubs; Cocoa Local; Bainbridge Brittle, Caramel Sauces; Smoked Olive Oil, Rosemary Shortbread, Tipi Granola, & Infused Vinegars; and last but never least are Dr. Bob's Tonics and Bitters.
Natural Skincare: Soaps galore, in new and old shapes, sizes, scents and packaging. Our gift boxes are designed to make it simple to select an assortment for a gift that pampers....
New! Try our Healthy Glow, a moisture stick with subtle shimmer that enhances cheek bones, eyelids, lips and wherever you wish to accentuate your own healthy glow.
If you haven't tried our creams, balms and warm oil massage candles, you've been missing out! We make them in house, using quality oils and butters, without harsh chemicals or petroleum products. Folks love them all, for their skin-nurturing qualities, heavenly scents and environmentally friendly packaging. Much of our repeat business is from happy recipients of earlier gifts....
Windchimes: We don't make these, but we are passionate enough about them to want to share them with the world. It's worth the trip to Sweetlife Farm, just to see and hear them make sweet music with the breeze. We have some in stock, and can have special orders drop shipped right to your door....
Guest Artists at Sweetlife Farm
I love all these people! One of the gifts (and hazards) of hosting Christmas in the Country is getting to spend time with and feel inspired by each of these artists who also happen to be very special people. We are very selective about artists at Sweetlife Farm, curating the mix to represent work we love; we have a collection of pieces created by each of them, that grows every year.
Cook on Clay Robbie Lobell and Maryon Attwood create flameware pottery which can be used on the stovetop and in the oven, as well as gorgeous serving pieces. Those of you who attended our 2015 summer event will recognize these two lovely ladies and their distinctive functional pieces; we are pleased to have them join us for the first time at Christmas in the Country!
Tecweld Powder coated metal art to grace your outdoor living spaces; Jean and Mark Priest make large and small pieces which will be displayed around the garden and under the eaves in front of the garage; one of their functional fireplaces will be on hand to keep you warm as you browse. As crow lovers, we have enjoyed the "murder of crows," otherwise called a flock of crows in various places of honor around the garden, courtesy of the Priests.
Moon Drops Jewelry We are pleased to have Sherry Eckert back this year with her handcrafted silver & beaded jewelry, designed, cast and created by her. Sherry wears many hats in life, and it is a pleasure to see this creative expression back with a vengence!
Arlene Egan is a gifted artist who has shared a spot at Christmas in the Country with us for almost as long as we have been hosting. She dyes her own yarn, fabrics and ribbon to make felted hats and purses, knitted wire jewelry with semi-precious stones, nuno felted wraps and scarves that are fit for a queen, and her ever popular felted coasters. Her loyal following of dedicated customers come every year to add to their "Arlene Collection."
Absolutely Lerna's Lerna Eng is a kindergarten teacher by day who makes unique fabric origami gift boxes in her spare time. Lovely Lerna has graced our home during Christmas in the Country for more than ten years, and delights customers with her carefully crafted boxes of all shapes, sizes and colors which become keepsake containers for special gifts. Check out her greeting cards, also crafted with origami fabrics. You'll want to take home a bunch to have on hand for birthdays and special occasions.
Paulson Farm Carol Rolph brings potted herbs, plants and dried flowers, gorgeous fresh and dried wreaths, bird houses and more; her domain for the weekend is the gazebo, which overflows with temptations for garden lovers and her sunny, welcoming disposition
Elena Wendelyn Elena teaches pottery classes all over the county and makes her own delicious pottery and raku sculpture. Her work is clever, colorful, insightful and functional, and always fresh. She also brings her special coffee to share, and this year will bring painted canvases. Don't miss it!