By Stacee Sledge
Whatcom Magazine, Holiday Bonus Edition 2006
Six of our favorite
things found in Whatcom County
Sweet stocking stuffers
The elves may not be able to resist nibbling on these
imported chocolates. With 100 varieties from as far away
as Spain, Italy,Colombia and Russia —
in fragrant flavors such as anise and Earl Grey —
only Scrooge won’t find a favorite.
Imported chocolates, $0.25-$9.65. Southside News,
1200 10th St., Suite 103, 647-7400
takes a visage
Get a global perspective on Christmas with these
hand-crafted ornaments from Nepal. Each papier-mâché orb
is painted in a one-of-a-kind style that brings
international flair to trimming your tree.
Nepalese ornaments, $5 each. The Lucky Monkey,
114 W. Magnolia St., 392-2819.
a grand scale
Whether you’re channeling Bing Crosby crooning “White
Christmas” or aiming for a stirring rendition of
“Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer,” your caroling will win
kudos with this Victorian grand piano. The period
styling and high-gloss mahogany finish will add a
Dickensian touch to your décor.
Grand piano, $24,900. Rawlings Music, 3030
Northwest Ave., 647-9435, www.rawlingsmusic.com.
Cherubs for charity
By donating homemade stained glass angels for
fundraising, Larry Green of Bellingham has raised more
than $6,000 since 2001 for the Interfaith Coalition,
which assists low-income families. Deck the halls and do
a good deed.
Stained glass angels, $13. Interfaith Coalition
office at First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall
Banish the brrrrrr from winter birdbaths with
this 200-watt electric heater. Safe for use in all
materials from pottery to plastic, the immersed fixture
keeps the water temperature between 50 and 60 degrees,
plus it shuts off automatically if the basin runs dry.
Nelson Blue Devil bird bath heater, $54.99. Wild
Bird Chalet, 705 Kentucky St., 734-0969,
it all off
It may be practical (made of sturdy Scotchgard-treated
virgin wool), but this packable Pendleton hat is sure to
unleash your inner Indiana Jones. You’re ready for
whatever winter weather Whatcom County dishes out. Wind,
rain or cold, just choose your adventure.
Pendleton Indy hat, $48. Goff’s Department Store,
674 Peace Portal Dr., Blaine, 332-6663.
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