Secondhand Treasures at Great Prices

The “This and That” Shop is a flea market chock full of collectibles, antique jars, small kitchen appliances and wares, office supplies, tools, toys, sports equipment, home décor. Look for vintage Tupperware and a lot of Halloween and Christmas décor.  Here are samples of the collectibles this year. 

Department 56 Collectibles

Dickens, New England, North Pole, and Alpine village pieces and accessories have been donated to this year’s shop.  

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Other Collectibles at the Bazaar

Snowbabies and many other collectibles have been donated by residents for this year’s Bazaar. 

Fall & Christmas Decor Galore!

Here’s a small sample of the fall and Christmas decor that you’ll find on October 1. All of these are created by Holmstad residents. Find even more ideas in the Artisan section. 

One of many fall and winter wreaths. This one is 12″ and some are showy larger ones.

Hand embroidered 32″ square autumn tablecloth 


You can find a large variety of holiday trees on October 1. The cork trees are 18″, 16″, and 12″. The three yarn-covered trees are 12”, 10”, and 6″. The Swedish girl is sold separately. 


BIG: This is one of the Christmas banners residents have available. It is 30″ X 45.” 

AND SMALL:  Gnomes to brighten windowsills, tables, and … wherever!  

Ceramic Christmas ornaments made by residents are painted with underglazes and both sides are finished with a protective clear glaze before firing in the kiln.


Crocheted Tree Skirt is 40″ in diameter. 


More decor for small spaces:   Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus are 9″ and the wreath made of slices from tree branches is almost 12.” 

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Fall Pumpkins Made by Lois Nyberg & Other Residents

Lois Nyberg

Lois has lived at Covenant Living at the Holmstad for a year. Her friend invited her to come to the Holmstad Creative Arts Center. She did various jobs, including creating the pumpkins for the Oct. 1 Holmstad Bazaar. Lois says, “I enjoy the fellowship and the people I meet. I was amazed and happy to see all of the crafts that were being created for the Bazaar. They are clever, beautifully made, and make great gifts.” 

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Fall Pumpkins made by Lois & other residents

Lois and other volunteers created several sizes of these pumpkins to share with you at the Bazaar. The pumpkins shown are about 8″ tall and are covered in various yarns. The stems are made from natural tree limbs.