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“Sawyer’s Holiday Open House” Craft Fair, 2019, in Barnstead, N.H., Nov. 30 & Dec. 1.

by Anura Guruge


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Good News. Open House is OPEN Saturday, November 30 &
Sunday, December 1, 2019.
Do yourself a FAVOR and GO.
North Barnstead Road.
Next to the iconic white church.

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Their 16th annual Fair from what I gather,
and I think we have been to the last 6 or 7 (maybe more).

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Visiting “Sawyers Holiday Open House” in Barnstead, NH (next to the White Church) has now become an entrenched & mandatory Thanksgiving weekend tradition — and I think we have been going to it, without fail, for quite a few years — and always enjoy the experience. Very rewarding. Great people. Salt of the Earth.

So, it was on our lists of things to do after Thanksgiving. This year it was the first thing we did on Black Friday!

A wonderful, uplifting tradition. Such a tranquil and picturesque setting. I love wandering around snapping pictures.

Thank YOU the Sawyer family and their vendors.


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by Anura Guruge

“Sawyers Holiday Open House” Craft Fair, 2018, in Barnstead, N.H., Nov. 24 – 25.

by Anura Guruge









Visiting “Sawyers Holiday Open House” in Barnstead, NH (next to the White Church) has now become an entrenched Thanksgiving weekend tradition — and I think we have been going to it, without fail, for the last four to five years, if not longer.

So, it was on our lists of things to do after Thanksgiving. Last year we could not get there until Sunday. To make up for that, this year we went around noon on Friday, before most of the nice stuff got snapped out. We were, of course, not disappointed. It is always a treat. Wonderful congenial atmosphere and as much pictures show a array of eye-catching creative products — all by local artisans. They also always have a selection of food for sale and free treats for the visitors. This year we bought some cheese.

A wonderful, rewarding tradition. Such a tranquil and picturesque setting. I love wandering around snapping pictures.

Their 15th annual Fair from what I gather.

They will be open Saturday & Sunday, November 24 & 25, 2018.

Thank YOU the Sawyer family and their vendors.


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by Anura Guruge

“Sawyers Holiday Open House” Craft Fair, 2017, in Barnstead, N.H., Thanksgiving Weekend.

by Anura Guruge


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Thanksgiving around these parts would not be complete without the now landmark “Sawyers Holiday Open House” in Barnstead, NH, next to the White Church.

We could not, alas, make it until the Sunday given our trip to Maine. Usually we are there on Friday, if not Saturday. But, this year we got there first thing Sunday. As we expected much of the good stuff was gone — and that is “OK”! We are glad for the Sawyers and their vendors. They all do such a good job that they deserve the success and acclaim they now enjoy.

But, they still have some ultra cute chocolate Christmas tree decorations and I could not resist!

A wonderful, rewarding tradition. Such a tranquil and picturesque setting. I love wandering around snapping pictures.

This year is now done. Their 14th annual Fair from what I gather.

Can’t wait till 2018.

Thank YOU the Sawyer family and their vendors.


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by Anura Guruge

“Sawyers Holiday Open House” Craft Fair in Barnstead, N.H., Thanksgiving Weekend 2016.

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Good News.
Open House is OPEN TODAY, Sunday,
November 27, 2016.
Do yourself a FAVOR
and GO.

North Barnstead Road.

Well worth it.
You will enjoy it, thoroughly.


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Sawyers Holiday Open House” has now become very much a beloved, mandatory Thanksgiving weekend ritual for our family. We have been going, without fail, for the last 5 years (if not more).  “Sawyers” is on the calendar well ahead of the holidays, and all other plans for the weekend have to be fitted around going to the ‘Open House’ — as early as we can manage.

This year we went on Saturday. Thought it was a damp, dreary day, Sawyers, as ever, was a warm, glowing oasis of color, creativity and much bonhomie. Delightful people. They really do make you feel at home within their cozy, treasure-packed home.

Lot of good stuff, as always. So clever. So compelling. And the hot cider was excellent. We had a lot of fun.

Can’t wait for next year.


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by Anura Guruge

“Sawyers Holiday Open House” (Barnstead, N.H.), 2016, Thanksgiving Weekend.

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This has now become one of our mandatory annual events. It is just down the road from us and is always fun. Really nice people and lots of fun stuff to see. I love to take pictures when I go there. So colorful and creative.

So now you have the dates and times. Try and make it. It will be fun. Enjoy.

Happy Thanksgiving.


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‘Moore Farm’, Alton, New Hampshire — 2016 “Open House”, July 16.

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“Moore Farm”, on New Durham Road, in Alton (N.H.) is one of our favorite local farms. It is also probably one of the closest working farms to us and, furthermore, we have a friend who lives there. So we are no strangers to this delightful, ever friendly farm.

Deanna always makes a point to note when they are having their “Open Houses”. Yesterday was one of them. We went. It was, as always, fun. Nice people. Beautiful day. Friendly lambs. We had fun. We bought some stuff. Met a few people we knew. Saw some very clever and creative works of art — banjos made from cigar boxes were a treat.

The music was good too — though I have no idea who she was. She needs to publicize herself a bit more. Maybe everybody, but us, knew who she was and how good she is.

Here are some pictures. Enjoy.


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TDS, Upfront For ONCE, Holds Alton, NH, ‘TDS TV’ Open House On April Fool’s Day.

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As some of us are PAINFULLY aware Internet service by TDS in the Alton, New Hampshire area has been a JOKE for the last year or more.

Yes, they have been promising 1 Gigabit Internet for over a year but I have yet to see it.

As far as I am concerned TDS is but a poor and very bad JOKE. I am staying with MetroCast 105 Mbps Broadband Internet service. It might be 10x times slower than 1 Gigabit BUT it is stable, up 98% of the time and the bandwidth rarely if ever fluctuates. I think we all know that that will not be the case with TDS. I would hate to rely on Internet, TV and voice on TDS.


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Alton, N.H. 2015 Christmas Light-Up Night.

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It, for a nice change, was ‘warm‘, maybe around 40°F. Wow. It was barmy. You didn’t need gloves and you didn’t have to stamp your feet. No snow. We have yet to have any snow this winter. I think that that is atypical. Deanna wanted to go on the (truck-pulled) hay ride. So we got there early, before 6pm. We were surprised. There was hardly anybody there. We thought that it was because it was a tad early. We were wrong.

Less than 100 people at the Christmas tree lighting at 6:30! Maybe around 60. That is crazy. We have seen more people when it was cold. I actually think that that was the reason. It wasn’t cold enough. Trust me. After 30 years in New Hampshire I know how they think. They are going to say that it wasn’t cold enough to feel like Christmas.

P1020962The caroling, as ever, was enthusiastic with well chosen pieces. I always enjoyed that.

The ‘Alton Historical Society‘, as is their wont, had an ‘open house’ at their ‘J. Jones & Son’ freight building behind the Town Hall. We checked that out. We always tour it if it is open. It is always rewarding. I will do a separate post on that. That was good. As was the huge cookies and very hot chocolate at the Town Hall. We went to Chinese afterwards.

Merry Christmas.  


“Sawyer’s Open House” Craft Fair in Barnstead, N.H., Thanksgiving Weekend 2015.

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>> Steve Barton, Related to ‘Sawyer’.


Good News. Open House is OPEN TODAY, Sunday, November 29, 2015.
Do yourself a FAVOR and GO.
North Barnstead Road.

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“Sawyer’s Open House” craft fair is now on our MANDATORY annual list. It is one of Deanna’s favorite events of late. We have been going, without fail, for the last 4 years (at least). So it was no different yesterday, Saturday, November 28, 2015 — start of the post Thanksgiving Weekend. Though we had a number of things to do, Wolfeboro Christmas Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting among them, per Deanna we had to first go to Sawyer’s — and that, of course, is what we did.

It is always a delight and an unqualified pleasure. I love taking pictures there. So much color, design, form and creativity. Deanna and the kids do the shopping. It is funny. I looked at my pictures from 2013 and 2014. I take the same pictures each year BECAUSE I like the subject, e.g., Steve Barton’s magnificent ‘Wavy Frame’ orange farm (above and below).

Wonderful place. GREAT people (and they take credit cards). Go. IF you get to within 5 miles YOU will find signs. SMILE. So here are some of my pictures.

Enjoy.


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Beautiful place. Wonderful ambience.
Great artifacts.


The Steve Barton MASTERPIECE.
To say that I LOVE this piece would not come
CLOSE to capturing my fondness for it.


All taken with my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.
JPEGs, as usual, with no post-processing, whatsoever.
Straight out of the camera.


Steve Barton, A Talented Artist From California, The Creator Of The ‘Wavy Frame’, Is Related To The ‘Sawyers Open House’ Folks.

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I have stood in front of this painting, with its compelling ‘wavy frame’, for three years now — in awe.

I know, even without asking, that it is way beyond my league.

This year one of the ladies just happened to tell me, without me even asking, that it was done by her cousin, ‘Steve Barton’,
in California and that he invented the ‘Wavy Frame’. She told me to look him up on the Web. I did.
I knew he wasn’t painting a scene in New Hampshire because I have never seen oranges like that
up here — not even at a supermarket.


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