The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 30, 1992, HOLIDAY SUPPLEMENT, Page 8, Image 22

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    Holiday season reigns
at Christmas Cottage
By John Adkisson
Senior Editor__
It was 2 p.m. on a prc-Thanksgiv
ing afternoon, and Peggy Graham was
doing what she loves best in a great
place to do it.
Graham, who owns the Christmas
Cottage at 1447 N. 27th St., was qui
etly painting the face of a ceramic doll
in her old-fashioned shop warmed by
a potbelly stove.
“They’ve always fascinated me,”
says Graham, nodding her head to
ward the hundreds of Christmas orna
ments,dolls and knickknacks that line
the shop’s walls. “Christmas has al
ways fascinated me.”
That is apparent from the minute
you walk into the Christmas Collage.
“God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen” and
other seasonal classics arc piped
through the shop’s two rooms and
Santa’s face can be seen everywhere.
Graham calls the Christmas Cot
tage a place for “sugarplum wishes
and dreams come true.”
She says she is intrigued most about
the lantasy aspect ol Christmas and
that interest helps her create orna
ments for the shop, even during the
summer months.
“Sometimes they’re one of a kind,
and sometimes I’ll make a dozen or
more of the same thing,” Graham
Even at her home, Graham says,
she likes to keep in the spirit of the
season by keeping “a Christmas tree
in the living room and another in the
dining room.”
The work of more than 25 other
artists also is sold in Graham’s shop.
The works range from a giant doll
house to a stuffed reindeer to minia
ture nativity sets.
“There is a lot of quality work,”
Graham said.“Someone new will want
to show me their work almost every
Graham says the shop’s biggest
attraction is a collection of porcelain
dolls, which she says arc “some of the
nicest pieces of work in town.”
She said there was no typical cus
tomer at the store and just about “cv
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Peggy Graham, owner of the Christmas Cottage on North 27th Street, displays one of the many
gifts available at her store. Graham said she handmade most of the items in the store.
cry type of person conics in here.”
Graham renovated the collage out
of an old upholstery shop. She got the
idea of starting a Christmas-only store
when she saw similar shops in the
mountains of Colorado.
After Thanksgiving, the Cottage
will run in conjunction with the sale of
Christmas trees at an adjacent Dairy
Queen, which Graham also owns, she
said. The stores also will serve ice
cream treats, cookies and other holi
day goodies lo shoppers.
The Chrislmas Collage, which
opened Nov. 1 and will remain open
until Dee. 20, is in ils fourth year of
operation. Ii is open from 9 a.m. to 9
p.m. daily.
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