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In December, All Was Merry and Bright at Cranberry Corners

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Wow.  Christmas in Dahlonega was a month ago...and that's just hard to believe.  When people say time flies the older you get - they weren't kidding!  Well, Dahlonega's most eclectic gift shop was rocking the entire month of December.  From the start of Old Fashioned Christmas until the clock struck 12 on January 1st, this holiday season was one for the record books.  Seemed like everyone was just in such a good mood - saying Merry Christmas every chance they could!  Kranberry wrapped gazillions of presents for shoppers, dressed up in her old fashioned Christmas outfit every weekend, and served refreshments to customers - spreading Christmas cheer to everyone who walked into Cranberry Corners.  

To kick off the month, Kranberry hosted her annual Pajama Sale and live music event, where shoppers dressed in their pj's enjoyed a 25% off discount.  They also were treated to live, acoustic guitar holiday tunes from Dahlonega's Ray McCurdy.  Here are a few photos of the event!

Kranberry Kathy, all dressed...down!  Check out the smile on our Golden Retriever customer below:

Farmer Jim - you gotta beware of this guy.  He's likely to eat all the cookies and Bequet caramels he can! 

If you've never visited Dahlonega at Christmas, you MUST add it to your bucket list.  It's truly magical here during that time of year.  On second thought, it's kinda magical here all year long :).   

Dahlonega Gold Rush Festival 2016 - When Is It?

Soon!  Mark your calendar - the Dahlonega Gold Rush Festival 2016 is this Saturday and Sunday, October 15th - 16th.  Gold Rush Days are always held the third full weekend in October. It is a time for thousands to come and see fall colors peaking and celebrate Dahlonega’s 1828 discovery of gold.  Check out the most adorable video we just found...



Over 300 art and craft exhibitors and food vendors gather around the Public Square and Historic District in support of this annual event. It is estimated that a crowd of over 200,000 visit over the weekend to join in the fun and excitement!



The Gold Rush Days Festival has been voted one of the Top 20 Events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. Join us in downtown Dahlonega on October 15-16, 2016 and you will see why!  Love a parade?  Here's a video of one from a few years ago in it's entirety:



Here's a list of Dahlonega hotels if you're coming to the Gold Rush Festival and are looking for a place to crash.  But we'll warn you - rooms fill up fast so try to make a reservation as soon as possible.  See you at the fair! 

Help Us Place Our First Order Of Peony and Moss Socks!

Let's talk about socks, baby.  As in - we just discovered the most adorable new line of socks and we need your help deciding which styles to order!  Each pair is made with a super soft and stretchy cotton, nylon and spandex blend - the perfect weight for any season.  Leave a comment and let us know which pair is your favorite!

When do the leaves change in North Georgia? Now!


Are the leaves on the trees in Dahlonega changing yet?  Not quite - but we're already feeling night time dips in temperatures that make us excited for Fall. 
Keep reading for a link to Dahlonega's Fall Leaf Schedule.  Click 'read more' below!
Visiting the North Georgia mountains during the next few months?  Going to the Gold Rush festival in October?  Then stop by Cranberry Corners - Dahlonega's most eclectic mercantile for the past 18 years.  We've got a new look, and can't wait to share it with you.  Here are a few pictures of our Dahlonega gift shop - with a new, general store feel!










We dig Dahlonega + deals!


Visit Cranberry Corners gift shop to redeem this buy 1 get 1 free coupon for Dahlonega's 2 custom Cat's Meow Village Pieces!  Don't live in Dahlonega?  Call Kranberry Kathy @ (706) 864-6577 to purchase by phone.  Offer good for Price Memorial and the Gold Museum Cat's Meow pieces while supplies last.  In addition to a good Dahlonega deal, Cranberry Corners has another reason to dig Dahlonega...   



...Matt Aiken, a writer for the Dahlonega Nugget, recently launched idigdahlonega - a totally hip current events news blog choc full of local lore! Click here to visit idigdahlonega.  We dig.  You dig?

Looking for a Dahlonega Antique shop?

Cranberry Corners is Dahlonega's most eclectic mercantile for a reason!  In addition to new merchandise, we've got a great selection of antiques - from primitive to mid-century, scattered throughout the store.  Looking for a vintage potato masher, antique sink or some nifty wooden Coca-Cola crates?  You never know, we just might have one!  Don't live near Dahlonega and want to inquire about a particular item?  Give Kranberry Kathy a call @ (706) 864-6577.

Another Happy Customer...

It's so nice to hear from happy customers! Chris and his family stopped by Cranberry Corners in Dahlonega, GA a few months ago and fell in love a handcrafted pottery bowl - froggy style, handmade by a local North Georgia artist. 
Their flight back to England was the next day, so we wrapped the piece up as best we could, along with well-wishes for a safe journey across the pond.   We were so happy to receive this photo once the frogs had made the hop across the pond, safe and sound.  The little critters look happy in their new home, don't you think?