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Have a cup of glögg on us.

God Jul! Ingebretsen's welcomes you to Country Christmas weekend Saturday, December 1, and Sunday, December 2, with a cup of glögg.  We'll be serving a delicious, non-alcoholic version of this warm, spiced mulled wine.  We are also welcoming two talented guests, illustrator June Nyberg and textile artist Diane Hoven.

June Nyberg is the illustrator of the newly released Eilert the Gnome Loses Home children’s book.  From Superior, Wisconsin, June is a longtime teacher and lover of folk art.  While reading words, she envisions shapes and colors. The author’s telling of Eilert so clearly depicted the characters in the book that the words easily became pictures for June.  Meet June and have her sign a book for you between 11 and 3 on Saturday, December 1.  Click here to see pictures from the book.  

Diane is an expert needleworker and her lace has won many awards. She makes both the very traditional white-thread-on-white-fabric lace and more modern colored thread and fabric versions. The size of Diane's lace projects vary from delicate Christmas tree ornaments to table clothes for enormous feed-all-of-the-family dining tables. She is also a patient teacher who loves to demonstrate making Hardanger lace. She happily explains what she is doing and tells you more about this beautiful art form. Diane will be at Ingebretsen's on Saturday, December 1, from 1 to 5 and Sunday, December 2, from 1 to 4.

And what about the glögg?  No Yuletide is complete without cups of this warm, spicy beverage. Almost all northern cultures have some versions of this warming drink, but we think that the Swedes developed the best.  The important ingredients of raisins, almonds, and pepparkakor (ginger cookies) certainly make it the most substantial.  Since mixing the requisite spices for a cup of glögg can be time consuming, we offer a glögg concentrate which makes it easy to make a cup or a pot.  We invite you to spend some time with us.  Enjoy watching and talking to our talented guests.

We’d love to see you again,
Diane and staff

PS  If you notice a For Sale sign on our building, it is for the building only.  Ingebretsen’s will continue in this location; we are not leaving.