Holiday House Tour 2022 – Bough & Dough Shop

The Hexagon House, 530 Amherst Street, site of the Bough & Dough Shop

At the Hexagon House, 530 Amherst Street
November 18-December 11
10 AM –5 PM
Open Wednesdays-Sundays. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thanksgiving. See our listing on Virginia.org for full list of dates.

Please wear a face mask while shopping indoors.

Do some holiday shopping while picking up your Holiday House Tour tickets at the Hexagon House. The shop features décor, ornaments, sweet treats, small gift items, and fresh greens for holiday decorating. The Shop will once again encompass all of the first floor of the historic Hexagon House with fresh greenery outside on the rear porch and yard. Browse the selections from over twenty-five local artisans and non-profits. The shop is constantly replenished with items, so watch our Shop-specific Instagram @boughanddoughshop for new arrivals and updates throughout the event!

Featured Vendors: Angel’s Roost Quilts, Basket Cases, Blooming Hill Lavender Farm and Gift Shop, Nina Burke, Lorraine Candell, Capers in Crochet, The Card Shop Bakers, The Clowser Foundation, CLS Cloth, George Davis, Eye of the Needle Embroidery, Fripperies, Hailewatercolors, Heartsong Hill Designs, Dave Hickman, J&W Farm, Karen’s Kollection, Susan Keenan, Lighthouse Woodworking, The Merry Beader, Libba Pendleton, The Primitive Peddler, Ree’s Treats, Mike Robinson, Donna Sheets, Doris Vanderpool, Very Merry Mittens, and Virginia Pottery

Other Information: The Shop may close for inclement weather; in general if Winchester City Schools are closed, the Shop also will not open. Watch our Facebook page or call 540-667-3577 for inclement weather announcements.

PHW is grateful for the support of the Bank of Clarke County Foundation, our second generous sponsor of the Holiday House Tour.

Sneak Peek: Bough & Dough Artists for 2022

PHW is proud to announce the lineup for this year’s Bough & Dough Shop (Nov. 18-Dec. 11) at the Hexagon House. Here’s what you can expect this year:

Ornament by Margie Cullers, the Primitive Peddler

Nina Burke, gourd art

Lorraine Candell, holiday decor and party favor treats

Tracy Carbaugh, The Card Shop Bakers, cookies, notecards, ornaments, and cross stitch

The Clowser Foundation

Margie Cullers, The Primitive Peddler, ornaments made from antique butter and Springerle molds

George Davis, reclaimed wood tables

Ornament by Dave Hickman

Melanie Fields, The Merry Beader

Linda Spollen Haile Watercolors notecards

Dave Hickman, turned wood items and ornaments

J&W Farm, birdseed wreaths

Susan Keenan, mosaic ornaments and jewelry

Beth Light, Eye of the Needle Embroidery

Ron Light, Lighthouse Woodworking

Weaving detail by Clara Schulte, CLS Cloth

Karen Miller, Karen’s Kollection

Annamarie Mrazik, Ree’s Treats

Jamie Pein, Fripperies

Libba Pendleton, felted items

Deborah Phillips, Heartsong Hill Designs, sea glass art and jewelry

Preservation of Historic Winchester: Holiday House Tour tickets, fresh greens, books, and bows

Cyndie Rinek, Blooming Hill Lavender Farm

Snowflake ornaments by Hilda Troxel, Capers in Crochet

Mike Robinson, Winchester Tales books

Clara Schulte, CLS Cloth

Donna Sheets, jams

Carol Spalding, Angel’s Roost Quilts

Virginia Stultz and Jean Whetzel, baskets

Hilda Troxel, Capers in Crochet, crocheted ornaments

Doris Vanderpool, shell ornaments

Steve Wilson, Virginia Pottery

Kathy Yereb, Very Merry Mittens

Need to plan your visit this fall? See our listing at Virginia.org or on Facebook for days and times.

Friday Roundup: Bough & Dough Shop Call for Artists

We hope you enjoyed the offerings of last week while the PHW office was on vacation. We spent our week off doing proper preservation things, like scraping and painting wood porch elements. We are now ready to start the second half of the year here at PHW, which will culminate with the Bough & Dough Shop and Holiday House Tour.

To get prepared for the Shop, we are bringing back our Bough & Dough Shop Open House and Call for Artists on Saturday, August 20, 10 AM – 1 PM. The informational open house for the 46th annual Bough & Dough Shop will be held on the first floor of the Hexagon House, 530 Amherst St.

The boutique holiday pop-up shop will be held Nov. 18-Dec. 11, 2022 to support the organization’s fundraising for local preservation projects. PHW is seeking new artists crafting unique handmade items and holiday décor to expand the shop’s offerings for 2022. We invite anyone interested in applying to stop by to see the space in person and find out more about the event. Prospective artists are encouraged to bring portfolios or example pieces for the jury process. Application forms will be available at the event. You can also find the informational sheet and application on our website in advance.

45th Holiday House Tour: Shop and Ticket Sales Begin

Tickets officially go on sale today for the 45th Holiday House Tour – and our Bough & Dough Shop opens at 10 AM! Adult tickets are $20, children ages 12-6 are $6, and children under 6 are free.

You can pick up Holiday House Tour tickets, along with PHW memberships (including a free copy of Winchester: Limestone, Sycamores & Architecture, valued at $25) at the Bough & Dough Shop at 530 Amherst Street. Remember to get your renewals in to PHW by the end of this year if you would like to take advantage of the free book offer!

You may also wish to visit Kimberly’s, Winchester Book Gallery, or the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center for your Holiday House Tour tickets.

Prefer to shop online? Ticket sales are open on Eventbrite for the Holiday House Tour – remember to grab your online tickets before noon on December 5 when the online sales end!

PHW is grateful for the support of Lisa T. McCoig, one of our full page advertising sponsors of the Holiday House Tour.

45th Holiday House Tour: Bough & Dough Shop Artists

Angel’s Roost Quilts, Carol Spalding
Basket Cases, Virginia Stultz & Jean Whetzel
Best in Glass Studio, Dawn & Jim Moore
Blooming Hill Lavender Farm and Gift Shop, Cyndie Rinek
The Card Shop Bakers, Tracie Carbaugh
Eye of the Needle Embroidery, Beth Light
Karen’s Kollection, Karen Miller
Susan Keenan eggshell mosaic ornaments
Lighthouse Woodworking, Ron Light
Preservation of Historic Winchester
Ree’s Treats, Annamarie Mrazik
Donna Sheets jams
The Shenandoah Valley Tapestry Project
Very Merry Mittens, Kathy Yereb

PHW is grateful for the support of Colony Realty, one of our full page advertising sponsors of the Holiday House Tour.

45th Holiday House Tour: Bough & Dough Shop Overview

Complimenting the Holiday House Tour is the other half of the event – the Bough & Dough Shop. This year, the shop will be held concurrently with Holiday House Tour ticket sales between November 15 and December 5. Here’s what you need to know about the shop in 2021:

What: Do some holiday shopping while picking up your Holiday House Tour tickets at the Hexagon House. The shop features décor, ornaments, sweet treats, small gift items, and fresh greens for holiday decorating.

Dates: November 15-18, November 22-24, November 26-27, November 29-December 5

Time: 10 AM – 5 PM

Location: The Hexagon House 530 Amherst St.

Admission: Free

Other Information: Cash, checks, and credit/debit cards accepted. Please wear a face mask while shopping inside. Fresh greenery is expected after Thanksgiving through December 5. Free hot drinks will be served on Sunday, Dec. 5, while supplies last, to complement the Holiday House Tour.

Select items may be available through our online store. Use the code “curbside” at checkout to pick your order up at the Hexagon House during normal shop days to avoid postal system delays.

PHW is grateful for the support of the Shenandoah Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, one of our full page advertising sponsors of the Holiday House Tour.

Feedback Wanted!

Behind the scenes at PHW, we are considering some tweaks to the Bough and Dough Shop for 2021. While we can’t peer into the crystal ball and see what our day to day life will be like by November, our highest priority with holding a gathering of any sort is safety for artists, visitors, and volunteer workers. If you enjoy shopping at the Hexagon House in the holiday season, we’d like your thoughts on how we should proceed this year. Please follow the link or answer the survey below to help us plan for the dates, format, artist/product selection, and shop layout for the 2021 Bough and Dough Shop. Make sure you give your answers to us by noon on February 8 so we can share the information at our next board meeting.

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Welcome to 2021

PHW is slowly returning to normal services following our Bough and Dough Shop. We are still operating on an appointment system for visitors to the office. Call ahead or email phwinc.org@gmail.com to schedule your visit. Most questions can be answered via email, so we recommend utilizing that method of contact.

A limited quantity of PHW-produced items that were available at the Bough and Dough Shop like our books and decorative items with local historic buildings can still be ordered through our online store. If you want to save money on shipping and take advantage of curbside pickup at the Hexagon House, use the promo code “Curbside” at checkout. Pickup is available Monday-Friday.

In the meantime, enjoy this blast from the past from our lecture series, How to Utilize State and Federal Historic Tax Credits by John Willingham.

Bough and Dough Shop Procedure Updates

Effectively immediately, the Bough and Dough Shop will be implementing the following procedures to comply with the updated restrictions for limiting the spread of COVID-19:

Shopping is now appointment only. Please make your appointment in advance (no walk ins) on Facebook, or by leaving a message at phwinc.org@gmail.com or 540-667-3577.

Guest size is now limited to 6 per appointment slot (down from 10).

Shopping time remains a half hour for an appointment.

Masks are required for all shoppers at all times. There are no public restrooms or free samples.

If you have special requests for loose greenery, you may continue to use the preorder form available on our website.

If you know what items you are looking for, we will put items directly online for you to purchase from our online store so you can buy and use curbside pickup to reduce contact. We may be able to do limited phone or email ordering the same way. We ask no credit card orders over the phone or email, thank you!

Please continue to follow our social media for further updates and item showcases as we finish our 2020 Bough and Dough Shop. Thank you for your patience and helping us keep the Hexagon House a safe place to shop this holiday season!

The Bough and Dough Shop Updates

Thank you to everyone who has come out to visit the Shop so far this year. There is still plenty of time left to visit before December 23, but after our opening weekend we have a better understanding of how operations are flowing. Here are a few more points to keep in mind:

We will be staggering larger groups of four or more into two people at a time. This will help with the congestion inside of the house to help everyone maintain social distance.

We are extremely pleased with the appointment system. If you have limited time to shop, please visit our Facebook page or leave a message by phone or email at least half a day in advance so we can confirm your time slot.

Walk ins are still accepted, but visitors with a reservation will be given priority for their half hour time slot.

While we know it is difficult to resist, please try to handle items as little as possible. If you would like to touch items, hand sanitizer is located in the kitchen at the entrance, in the dining room near the wood, and in the living room by the pottery.

Loose greenery has not been stocked and several of our suppliers are not able to provide items this year. When loose greens arrive, we will post on our social media accounts. If you have a known item of greenery you are looking for, you may send a request and we will try to fulfill it.

As a reminder, the Shop will be closed every day between 2:00 and 2:30 PM for cleaning and a small lunch break for our workers and volunteers. We are letting the last group of shoppers in at 1:45 PM so you can finish your walk through the shop. Likewise, we are closing the door at 4:45 PM each day to help us finish up by 5 PM.

In the event of inclement weather, please watch our social media for delays or closing information.

Thank you for your understanding of these procedures so we can keep the shop open and safe for you and us!