The Christmas Rendezvous this past Sunday in Augusta was absolutely the best way to kick off the Christmas season. I love how our small town all comes together to make it such a special day. Many people began their day by picking out a Christmas tree. We have a small, but mighty 4-H club that does a fantastic job of finding beautiful trees to sell each year.
Mosey on down the street and you found us at Latigo! We have lots of wonderful Montana made gifts that are certain to make any recipient very happy. These cute gals found some fantastic Christmas cards by Montana artist Connie Herberg. (Pssst…the gal on the right is Cathy Dombrovske who is a super talented potter who lives right here in Augusta!)
Our little town is blessed to have the Bunkhouse Inn. This business was originally opened in 1912 and is currently in the process of being restored by its new owners. This is such a charming place that I couldn’t resist sharing some pictures. The just finished restoring the floors on the ground floor of the building…aren’t they gorgeous!!
Our youth/senior center was packed with vendors! You could find anything – handmade gloves, soap, leather works, crafts, pottery….I could go on and on! Everyone gets involved with the Rendezvous each year, even our high school students.
The day finished with our Festival of Trees. If you didn’t find a tree at the tree lot this morning, well then you were able to buy one all decorated and ready to go here! The proceeds went to a great cause. This year’s Festival of Trees was held at a new business that is in the process of opening in Augusta. Our old General Mercantile building is being restored by a terrific family who is bringing an antique business to town, and the whole community was so excited to get to finally see inside.
This was an amazing day from start to finish. Just another reminder of how special our little town of Augusta is. Merry Christmas everyone!
Small Business Saturday was such a fun fun day this year! It is very special for us to see all our friends and shower them with appreciation in the form of discounts. I can’t thank you all enough for being so good to our little store and all the artists we represent. At the end of the day, I estimate that at least three dozen different artists were benefited by the sales we had at our Latigo Loves You event. That is amazing! Here are a few of our sweetest shoppers of the day.
Thanks again to everyone!
This holiday season marks 5 years since my husband and I took over Latigo & Lace. At that time I had lots of ideas and plans and before I knew it, life took over and lots of those plans and ideas took a back seat. I know that I am not the only person this has happened to. We all lead lives that have gotten more and more busy and time just seems to fly by. Right?
In the past year I have taken some serious steps to refocus my life and goals. One of those goals is to get back to blogging more frequently about not only Latigo, but the Augusta community and life as we know it in our special little corner of the world. Stay tuned!
It is so appropriate that this week is Thanksgiving because we are having our customer appreciation sale this Saturday November 25th from 10:00 -5:30! Latigo & Lace has been in business for 25 years and that wouldn’t be possible without all the wonderful people who have shopped here over the years. So THANK YOU!!!! Latigo Loves You!