The Yukon Craft Society is holding its second annual Spruce Bog Boutique in the Westmark Whitehorse Hotel from December 7 to 20. While there are a great many craft sales throughout Whitehorse this time of year, there was a definite interest, from both vendors and the buying public, to have a 14 day event. According to event organizers, the event was created for vendors who couldn’t get into the 12 Days of Christmas and Spruce Bog vendors who were prepared to do a multi day sale.
Last year, organizers did a questionnaire for vendors and customers and it was a huge success; according to organizers the response was amazing.
This year, the Boutique will be set up in Room 5, down the hall from the ballroom. It will be set up like a store, featuring all the vendors’ displays, with one till in the centre, accepting debit and credit cards, as well as cash.
There will be vendors, volunteering as floor walkers, available to help with questions and suggestions.
The Spruce Bog Boutique is working together with the 12 Days of Christmas to create a different experience for each venue. While there may be a few vendors at both places, they made sure to display different products. And, 12 Days and Spruce Bog Boutique are sharing advertising- a bookmark; the green side with the snowman depicts the details of the 12 Days event while the red side with the Christmas tree describes the highlights of the Spruce Bog Boutique. The bookmark, both sides of it, was designed and created by artist, Jolie Patterson, who can be found at the Spruce Bog Boutique.
This year, the Boutique will feature 30 vendors and you can expect to find a multitude of gift ideas, such as trivets, quilts, maple syrup, fudge, wall hangings, cutting boards, socks, handmade cards, leather work, essential oils, angel decorations, and First Nation beadwork.
Vendors include Richard Beaudoin, Tammy Bocek, Leandra Brient, Anne Cofer, Lois Gillis, David Jones, Elena Joss, Edward Kosmenko, Leslie Leong and Judy Matechuk.
The Spruce Bog Boutique takes place in Room 5 of the Westmark Whitehorse Hotel from December 7 until 20. The Boutique will be open Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.