Autumn is in full swing and Thanksgiving is almost upon us!
November is such a wonderful month! Here in southeastern Virginia, the autumn leaves are just starting to burst into their brilliant fall colors. The leaves dance down the street with the chilly winds, and the angle of the afternoon sun highlights nature's show.

Here at the store, we are ready for all the holidays that are approaching!
If you need help pulling together your Thanksgiving table, stop by the store or give us a call. Along with table necessities, we have serveware, bakeware, cookware, entertaining needs and decorative accessories - - everything to make your home welcoming and your celebrations special. Our newsletter is filled with decor, gifts, and other goodies to make your holidays merry and bright. Stop by and see us! And remember that gift wrapping is always complimentary for your purchases!

The warm, wintry place setting pictured above mixes black, plaid, and rattan with the beautiful Country Estate Winter Frolic dinnerware by Juliska.

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Wood Boards
These stylish yet practical boards will transform how you serve and entertain! Stop to be see our large selection of shapes and sizes. Shown: Mini Rectangular Chopping Board, 7.5", $10; Small Round Board, 11", $18; Plank Board, 20" x 6", $39.

Apple Cider Tea
Now that the autumn chill has arrived, this cozy, naturally caffeine-free blend of apples and spices will surely warm you up! Enjoy the luscious aroma of cinnamon and cloves as the steam rises from your cup. 36 unbleached tea bags, $12.50

Beautiful Battery Candles
Great for night lights, evening ambience, and a warm welcoming glow when you arrive home at the end of the day. The flame on these candles is so realistic! Shown: Green Candle, 3" x 5", $34; Red Candle, 3.75" x 8", $46; Ivory candle, 3" 9", $38; Cardinal candle, $18.

Pine Candles
These wintry pine trees on wood bases are actually candles! Great decorative accents or table accents for the entire winter. Shown: Small Green Pine, $21; White Pine, $24; Large Green Pine, $33.

Stonewall Kitchen Holiday Jam
A hint of orange liqueur brings out the flavor of the ripe pears, tart cranberries and sweet raspberries in this very special jam. The beautiful color and incredible taste make this jam a wonderful addition to your holiday table. This little jar is perfect for little gifts and stocking stuffers. 4 oz., $3.50.

Winter Shortbread Pans
Make beautiful, delicious shortbread in these delicately detailed ceramic shortbread pans. Recipes for Classic Shortbread and Chocolate Shortbread are included. This pan makes creating delightful Christmas cookies so easy! Choose from Snowflakes or Reindeer & Trees. $35.00 each.

Chocolate Gingerbread Boy
Delicious milk chocolate over a gingerbread cookie -- what more could you want? It's made by Stonewall Kitchen, so you know it's delicious! Great for stocking stuffers, holiday gifts, and an extra treat for yourself. $4

Gingerbread Foods
YUM! The smooth and light, non-dairy Gingerbread Butter is made with a delectable combination of flavorful spices and ingredients, including three kinds of ginger. Enjoy on muffins, in oatmeal, or with desserts. $8. Rediscover the joy of gingerbread with this Gingerbread Mix. Made with molasses, ginger and spice, every spice is pure seasonal magic! $12

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark
The holiday treat we all wait for! Crunchy, minty, chocolatety -- perfection! $3.50

Chocolate Marshmallow Bark
FOr the marshmallow lover, this treat has chocolate, marshmallow, and crunch. $3.50

Blenko Water Bottles
Hand blown glass water bottles from Blenko are a beautiful addition to the table, and are perfect in your decor, especially the brilliant Ruby Water Bottle. Blenko glass is hand blown in West Virginia. Shown: Ruby Water Bottle, $59; Clover Mini Water Bottle, $44; Crystal Water Bottle, $53. We have a variety of other colors in stock.

Holiday Jingle Bells
In early New England, owners of horse drawn sleighs would decorate their horses with bells. Each family took pride in the unique sound their bells made. On windy, narrow roads you could hear another sleigh approaching. If you broke down and another sleigh stopped to help, it was customary to give the good Samaritan your sleigh bells for their assistance. Hence the phrase "I'll be there with bells on" means you expect a happy and trouble free arrival. These beautiful bells are handmade in New Hampshire. Tree Door Hanger, $29; Peace Dove Ornament, $10. We also have traditional sleigh bells in stock.

North Pole Dessert Plates
Just in time for Christmas, Juliska has introduced the North Pole collection to coordinate with its iconic Berry & Thread dinnerware. The salad/dessert plates come in a set of 4, each featuring a unique scene: the reindeer barn, Santa's cottage, the elves' village, and the toy workshop. Set/4, $188

North Pole Mugs
THe North Pole collection by Juliska depicts the beautiful folklore of the wintry North Pole in idyllic scenes. The tall, stylish mugs feature Santa's cottage on one side, and snowy woods on the other side. $38 each.

Linnea Poster Calendar
The popular Linnea Calendars for 2020 are here! Each new month is a beautifully drawn 11" x 14" poster with a basic calendar for that month. 2020 Poster Calendar, $30. a clear 11" x 14" Plexiglas frame is also available, $22. Also available as 5 " x 7" Desktop Calendar mini posters, $16, and the Plexiglas holder for those is $5.

Christmas Flour Sack Towels
Flour sack towels are always a customer favorite because they are so absorbent and really dry dishes well! We have a variety of Christmas designs in flour sack towels in stock. Three are picture here. All are 30" x 30". Shown: Gingerbread House, Reindeer, Bear with Tree, $10 each.

Support the Animals!
Each year we sell cat and dog ornaments to support the Portsmouth Humane Society. The entire $6 purchase price goes to the Portsmouth Humane Society. So be sure to get your adorable little cat or dog felt ornament for a great cause! While supplies last.

Deliciously Scented Candles
Whenever a customer walks in our store and asks why it smells so good, we take them straight to these candles. These scents are absolutely delicious!! Front row: HOMEWARD BOUND (Cinnamon), TWIST & SPICE (Cranberry & Orange), and PUMPKIN GIVING (Pumpkin, Nutmeg, Spices). Back row: MARZIPAN (Butter, Vanilla, and Cinnamon), and POMETINI (Pomegranate, Orange, Cranberry). Candles, $5 each. Square Glass Holder, $5. Tall Glass Holder, $16.

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
10:00am - 5:00pm

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD STORES!
•Receive a special treat when you shop with us on this day!

FIRST DAY OF WINTER
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21
10:00am - 5:00pm

CELEBRATE THE OFFICIAL START OF WINTER!
•ENTER drawings for a $50 and a $25 gift certificate.
You will receive one entry slip with your in-store purchase.
•RECEIVE a complimentary winter gift
with your in-store purchase!

CALENDAR

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Thanksgiving

Closed

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Small Business Saturday

10:00am-5:00pm

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21
First Day of Winter

10:00am - 5:00pm

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24
Christmas Eve

Open 10:00am - 2:00pm

Wednesday, December 25
Christmas Day

Closed

18TH CENTURY MERCHANT
GIFTS • TABLEWARE • WEDDING REGISTRY • SEASONAL DECOR
3591 Forest Haven Lane, Chesapeake, Virginia 23321
(757) 483-6171 or (800) 662-6171
Open: Monday-Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm; Closed Sunday
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