Veggie Art Girl & Habitat to host holiday shindig

HOLDERNESS — Ringing in the holiday season, Veggie Art Girl in Holderness welcomes all for a Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 8. Beginning at 1 p.m. this 5th annual event is free to the public, offering handmade soup, refreshments, live acoustic music, raffles and sales.

"In years past, we have held evening holiday events, but this year we are trying something new," explains owner Stacey Lucas. "A Sunday afternoon in December seems like the perfect excuse to hang out and listen to great music, sip some cocoa and buy local crafts for great holiday gifts."

Veggie Art Girl is in its fifth season of business, offering the works of over 30 local artisans.

"We have a little bit of everything," Lucas continues. "From handmade candles to cards, funky jewelry, a little bit of vintage and my signature handpainted signs and hula hoops, which will all be on sale that day. I will be raffling off one of those giant hula hoop and a couple of pieces of my art."

A new neighbor to Veggie Art Girl this year is The Pemi Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Newly re-opened in July, the two businesses have found a harmonious balance in working together on events, breaking down the door between the businesses and both offering salvaged goods for creative repurpose. Typically closed on Sundays, the ReStore will be open during the Holiday Open House for one stop shopping of home renovation supplies, appliances and more.

"We will be offering deep, deep discounts for just those 2 hours," explains ReStore manager LuAnne Ryall, who plans on coming in to slash prices that day on already marked down goods. "Keep an eye on the ReStore Facebook page for pictures of half price sinks, doors, windows and more that we will be clearing out that day. We're clearing out and making room for new product.!"

Veggie Art Girl and The Pemi Valley Habitat ReStore will be open on Sunday, Dec. 8 for the Holiday Open House and super sale from 1-3 p.m. Both businesses are located in the plaza at the corners of Rtes. 3 & 175 in Holderness.