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  • November 29, 2023 2 min read

    The holiday season is in full swing with plenty of fun things to do and great shopping. Don't forget all the restaurants too! The special events are numerous, check out thisismystic.com, mysticchamber.org or mysticseaport.org for more information.

    For us, first on the list was to decorate the rope wreath on the Mystic Drawbridge. Matt and Jill got out there with their ladder and wagon and in no time it was ready to greet visitors for the season.

     

    As always one thing leads to another and the gnome buoy idea developed. You can make this yourself, all you need is a lobster buoy, hat, some kind of nose and some twisted line. To get you started, here is an Instagram video Jill made on making her gnome.

     

    Every year, across the street, we get to watch the raising of the Mystic River Park holiday tree. The riggers from the Mystic Shipyard do a great job!

     

    Santa arrived Saturday on the tugboat John Paul. Caroling, music and conversations with Santa all afternoon on the green.

    The tug and Santa in front of our workshop.

     

    A little after six the lighted boat parade started. So beautiful with all the bells and whistles and horns to celebrate the fun.

    Earlier last month many people were decorating their lobster buoys for the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree. This is the 3rd year for the display. 

    Jill and Matt hold up this year's Mystic Knotwork buoys.

    The building of the Tree, Yikes!

    Olde Mistick Village is covered with lights.

    The Mystic Aquarium is lit up too. Check out their event calendar for holiday exhibits and activities. Their current feature, Home For The Holidays, a holiday light extravaganza.

    Back at the workshop on Cottrell St. we are busy knot tying our many ornaments, wreaths and bracelets.

    One of the artisans, Cynthia, came to work dressed as an elf. What a sport!

     Production of the Santa ornament still in full swing.

    Angel and snowman ornaments in the works.
    Cross and stars waiting for finishing.
    Wreaths are popular this time of year especially the manila ones. Jill in the manila room of our 25 Cottrell St. workshop. Come by and visit during the upcoming festivities.

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