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Book Signing, Homemade Cookies Highlight Carter House Annual Holiday Boutique Dec. 5


SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Historical Society will host its annual Holiday Boutique Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Summit’s oldest home, the 1741 Carter House, headquarters and museum of the Summit Historical Society at 90 Butler Parkway.

There will be a wide array of holiday gift-giving options available, from clothing and crafts to antiques and cookies. The Boutique is also a great way to catch up with friends and enjoy a free cup of special recipe fragrant hot cider which will be served all day.  Admission is free, and a percentage of the profits benefit the Historical Society’s mission to preserve and promote the history of Summit.  

As a special highlight this year, author Cynthia Martin, will be on hand to sign copies of her just-released book, “Summit Historic Homes," which features more than 200 photos of local buildings, most of which have never before been published. The cover price is $21.99, and Martin, also a Historical Society trustee, is donating all of her royalties to the Summit Historical Society. 

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New vendors set to take part in the event include: The Well Dressed Nut; The Bean Bag’s stationery and cards; and Vivienne O’Neill Designs, which include tote bags, zippered pouches and pillows.  Returning vendors include jewelry and glassware designer Heather Duetsch of Summit; Nancy O’Brien’s Magpie Designs; illustrator Linnea Rhodes; boxers and ties from Sue Yeaw; jam and jelly maker Kim Osterhoudt; Lynne Taylor’s Nola Rose Jewelry and Brent Walker of Woods Edge Wool products. In addition, a group of dealers from the Summit Antique Center will be on hand with a room full of wares specially-selected for the event.  The Society will host a booth featuring Summit souvenirs including hand-sewn pillows with vintage images, and hand-painted local landmark wooden ornaments.

Shoppers won't want to miss out on the famous containers of homemade cookies contributed by supporters of the organization, already packaged for gift-giving.  For details or directions, call 908 / 277-1747

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