GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 39

red ribbon attached for hanging. It is hand painted and has a description on the back. It will be a beautiful addition to
your home.
• Stocking Stuffers:
Want to get your children off the video games? Our wooden toys are a perfect gift for them.These
classic toys include the Buzz Saw, Jacob’s Ladder, Pick-Up-Sticks, Spinning Tops,Wooden Yo-yos, Jacks, and Whistles.These
affordable gifts encourage creative thinking, help develop coordination, dexterity and are a lot fun.
• VintageToys:
The
Rolling Hoop
is made of solid native hardwood, is 28” in diameter by
1 1/2" wide and 1/4" thick. A dowel is included as a rolling stick, as well as a history card.This
well-constructed toy encourages exercise and balance.
• The
Game of Graces
has two 10" diameter solid wood grace hoops, packaged with four
tapered 22" solid wood wands and eight lengths of colored ribbon in a poly bag, with history
and instructions.This game was meant for proper young ladies back in the day.
It promotes exercise, coordination and is enjoyed today by boys and girls.
• HomeMade Soaps:
La Belle’s now features its own goat’s milk soaps.These
creamy soaps come in multiple colors, and make great gifts.The molds include
flora and fauna images, land/ sea animals, light houses, Petroglyphs, hearts and
even dinosaur shapes.
• Desk Calendars:
La Belle’s 12 month desk calendar is back.This year’s
black and white calendar showcases many of the mansions on Lake Shore Road
that are now torn down.The color calendar is full of new and beautiful photographs
of Grosse Pointe and Michigan.These calendars have legible numbers and are
4 ¼" x 8 ¼".
• PWHNote Cards:
Eight beautiful note cards (4 ¼" x 5 ½") in a set of a pen
and ink drawing of the Provencal-Weir House.
•The Shop Mascot:
For our younger audience we have our lovable, plush,
soft squirrel named “Peanut” who is nuts about the Grosse Pointe Historical Society.
• Books:
Our books available at La Belle’s focus on local history and fiction
with a local setting.They include
Murder in Grosse Pointe
and
Treasure
in Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Then and Now, Remembering Hudson’s,
The Grosse Pointe War Memorial
and
Grosse Pointe 1880-1930.
Our
newest book
Jacobson’s, I Miss It So
was written by Bruce Kopytek
and tells the history of this beloved and missed department store.
Cutting Boards:
Add class to your kitchen with our solid pine
cutting board custom-made by a local craftsman and engraved with
the GPHS logo.
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Holiday Shopping at La Belle’s Country Store
CHRISTMAS 2011
Pewabic Tile
PWH Ornament
2012 Calendar
Rolling Hoop
Jacob’s Ladder
La Belle soaps
Game of Graces
note cards
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