Country Store Gifts
The National Historic Landmark of Waterford not only is wonderful to visit, but to remember–with gifts that honor its history, architecture, agriculture, and beauty.
The Corner Store in the center of the village (40138 Main Street), is currently open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Sunday afternoons.
And on December 15, 2013, come enjoy a Merry Old Christmas in Waterford and stop by the Store! It is sparkling with lights and gifts for you and yours, all made by local artisans:
- Those handy little folding tables in beautiful woods.
- Toasty warm hand-knit hats and scarves.
- Hand-rolled beeswax candles, simple or elegant.
- Gleaming pewter table accessories, plus bookmarks and ornaments with messages for everyone on your list.
- Turned wood bowls, bottle stoppers, honey dippers, proper spurtles to stir your porridge, and jewelry too.
- Yummy things: jams, jellies, pickles, elderberry tea, honey and now, maple syrup!
- Fused glass bowls and trays to serve your goodies on.
- Unique handmade ornaments for your tree.
- Pottery and porcelain bowls, cookware & honey pots, and Waterford mugs.
- Painted floorcloths to warm your hearth and welcome your guests.
- Embroidered dishtowels for the holidays and everyday.
- Warm and cozy woven wool throws and table runners.
- Hand-printed holiday cards and notecards featuring our beautiful village.
- And of course a great selection of local history books, Fair posters, Waterford tiles and our very own giftwraps to make it all look festive.
- Gift baskets ready to give or fill one with your favorite things!
Open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 – 2 and Sunday afternoons.
Complimentary coffee, tea, cookies & village banter.
Also at the Store you can see artifacts from our Archives in a revolving history exhibit.
All year long a full selection of Waterford products — honey, books, note cards, wrapping paper, ornaments — is available at the store, joined by unique craft items from juried artisans who exhibit at the Waterford Fair, including pewter, pottery, wovens, and more.
For visitors, there are chairs to sit in and friendly neighbors to talk with. You can even have a cup of cool water, tea or coffee, and a cookie.
Here are some of the items available from our store at present.
You can begin with the lovely canvas tote bag with a design by Susie Holmbraker ($20), and fill it with honey from the Phillips Farm (in three sizes, $3, $6, and $10), add a pewter tree ornament with images of Waterford buildings designed for us by Waterford Fair demonstrator K&S Pewter ($20).
Notecards (8 for $12) and tiles ($7 each) with iconic Waterford building images created by Valerie Schaem, will fit in your shopping bag, too. And all those gifts can be wrapped in wrapping paper with those same images (4 sheets of 24 x 36-inch paper for $7), most generously printed for us by Better Impressions of Sterling, Virginia. Or you can choose a wrapping paper with a design taken from Waterford Fair artisan Wendy Wubbels’s Scherenschnitte designs of antique garden tools, in two colors.
There are now three special Waterford wrapping papers, created from designs from our juried craftspeople.
And a gift of a Waterford Foundation membership ($50 individual and $100 family) is always welcome, with its promise of tickets for the 2012 Waterford Homes Tour & Crafts Exhibit, as are concert series tickets ($25 each for adults) or a concert series subscription (five concerts for $100). See our Membership and Concerts pages for more information.