November 29, 2008.
Today and tomorrow, catch the Christmas Show and Sale by Pat Webber (potter) and Ulrike Benner (textiles), between 10 and 4 p.m., at Pat Webber's studio at 426 Stewart Road. Talented artists!
Pottery, beadwork/jewellery, and seasonal flower arrangements can be found at the home studio of the Chernoffs, on Long Harbour Road, both today and tomorrow.
The Fulford Hall and the Beaver Point Hall Christmas Show displays will be on Dec. 5, 6, & 7th. Don't miss these two great events. Talented artists, lots of good gift ideas, food to nibble on...a community fest!
Santa arrives today, flying in via Salt Spring Air! Welcome him at the Coast Guard Dock, where the floatplanes land, around 2 p.m.
Walk the Village and enjoy the window displays and Christmas lights. Congratulate the winners of the most creative window displays! (Light Up was last evening).
Wander into Jill Louise Campbell's Gallery and check out the many gift ideas presented by the artist. Jill's local paintings evoke the ambiance of Salt Spring, and can be enjoyed via gift cards, too.
Wander through Frankly Scarlet, in Grace Point Square, for some jewellery ideas!
The metaphysical treasures, plus clothing and gems, found at Windflower Moon, are always an appealing choice.
Steffich Fine Art Gallery and J. Mitchell Gallery (in Grace Point Square) also offer local artists, working in fabric, with gems, and also offering inspiration through sculpture and paintings.
Martinus presents an array of unique jewellery items in his studio space on Seaview.
Fun gifts can be found at Houseboat on Hereford Avenue.
The Salt Spring Trading Company has moved to a new location, next door to the Sears store. More gift ideas, here.
Looking for some coffee or tea and a snack suggestions? Cafe Talia on Hereford Avenue, TJ Beans at corner of McPhillips, Rendezvous Cafe adjacent to Moby's, Jada's Bakeshop in the Upper Village, near the Driftwood office, Auntie Pesto's in Grace Point Square, plus Tapas in Bocados Bistro, also in Grace Point Square, and the Treehouse Cafe.
Lunch? Calvin's Bistro, the Salt Spring Inn, the Harbour House Hotel, Bocados Bistro, Auntie Pestos, Cafe Talia, Rendezvous Cafe.
Dinner? Treat yourself to the festive menu choices, reflecting this lovely season, to be found at: Calvin's Bistro, Bocados Bistro, Salt Spring Inn, Piccolo's, Harbour House Hotel, Auntie Pestos, Rock Salt Cafe in Fulford, Seaside Kitchen in Vesuvius.
Take out ideas? Pasta Fresca, Pomodoro's Pizza, Cafe Talia, Rendezvous Cafe, Jada's Bakeshop, and something new in Harbour Centre, with Bruce the Chef (former TLC location) .
Lots to see and to do, with art & craft fairs, with seasonal music and theatre, with special menu suggestions by the restaurants and cafes, with catering opportunities for home entertainment...it's the Christmas Season on Salt Spring Island.
Remember to gift the charities of your choice, to help those less fortunate, at this time of year. Remember to include those who live alone, so that they are included in the magic and the colour of this time of year.
It's the season of sharing. Enjoy!