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Holiday Crafters' tour is here again!

Cilicia Steidl displayed some of the wares that will be available on this year's Holiday Crafters' Tour, which will take place Thursday through Saturday, November 1-3. The crafts shown were created by her as well as artisans Linda Pallow, Vickie Schlosser and Laura Zeise. (Echo Press photo by Lowell Anderson)

The 28th annual "Through the Town and Around the Lakes" Holiday Crafters' Tour will be held Thursday, November 1 from 4:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, November 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, November 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nearly 50 artisans will have their wares displayed at nine area homes, which will be festively decorated for the holidays.

Following are some of the things that can be found on this year's juried crafters' tour: Fresh balsam and floral arrangements; Ukranian eggs; original paintings; wall art, including chalk, cork and white boards, photo and embossed canvas; sewn items such as purses, scarves, aprons, potholders, pillows, baby items, handcrafted linens, doll clothing; wool and quilted items; knitted and crocheted items; hand-woven rugs; jewelry; hair accessories; beaded ornaments; coasters; magnets; pet treats; candles; soaps; sea salt scrubs; refurbished and repurposed décor; wooden items, such as doorknob walking canes and signs; bird baths; paper crafts; altered art, photo albums; gourmet coffees and cocoas, and more.

2012 TOUR LOCATIONS

All locations will be marked with Holiday Crafters' Tour signs. Complete directions and a map can be found in the Sunday, October 28 Lakeland Shopping Guide or the Wednesday, October 31 Echo Press.

2155 S. Burgen Drive SE

818 Kenwood Street

720 12th Avenue W

820 Bryant Street

820 Roosevelt Street

1120 Benjamin Drive

3608 Carneva Acres NE

1745 Fireman's Lodge Road

101 Three Havens Drive

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