Monday, October 15, 2012

Tales of this shopkeeper - Sauerkraut Festival 2012

Today I took my dad for a ride and stopped up at the shop to grab something on my day's Monday,

 only one day since the 43rd Annual Sauerkraut Festival in our little town of Waynesville, Ohio.....

Hard to believe that two days ago the streets were closed and over 500 vendor tents with arts and crafts

and anything made with sauerkraut lined our Main St. and  350,000 people moved

as one large organism enjoying the talents of many ..... over 60 shops and restaurants benefitted from

this festival as well and our shop, Winsome Cottage, had a fabulous weekend!

This was the night before after all the vendors were set up.....this whole process runs like a well-oiled

machine....thanks to our fabulous Sauerkraut Committee!

Before the official festival opening time there was a very long line around the booth and back behind Main

for Sauerkraut donuts....and I hear that line stayed just as long all day!

Saturday was beautiful .....

And Winsome enjoyed seeing many families.....

Among our great sales....we sold many of these...which by the way...are not original and the directions can

be found on .....

I love this weekend.....the days before....during and the time spent with these great ladies who

did a fabulous job assisting customers and keeping things looking nice.  Thank you! Team Winsome!!

Until next year.....:)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Tales of this Shopkeeper - Get ready! 43rd Sauerkraut Festival

Fall is here and in less than two weeks our little town will be transformed into the
43rd Annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival

Yes sirree!! On October 13, 14 Waynesville, Ohio will host vendor booths, musical guests, wonderful shops and anything you could ever imagine made from sauerkraut for your dining pleasure!!
Last year the count was around 350,000 people:) That's, fun!!
Saturday, October 13 8:00 - 9:00
Sunday, October 14 8:00 - 6:00

Here's a photo outside the shop last year as the National Anthem was played....everyone stopped.
And yes, we have the Rueben Sandwich vendor right outside our door:)

Sooooo....with just two weeks to go you can imagine that we are busily preparing for this great weekend.  I love to have a good mix of our painted furniture, home decor and handmades available as this crowd is a crafty lovin' bunch!
I've been working on these lately and will have a good selection in the shop when the time comes...

We brought in a truckload of goodies yesterday and will have more to bring in very soon.  All fun stuff!

Ideas have been swirling around in my head for months and the next two weeks we will be turning those ideas into something concrete and charmingly useful!

The Sauerkraut committee has been working hard all year to plan this fabulous event that runs like a well-oiled start making plans to attend.  Come early and enjoy over 400 vendors and their creative goods, lots of delicious food and music and over 60 shops and restaurants!

And don't forget to stop in to see us at
Winsome Cottage
93 S. Main St.
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See you there!