Happy New Year!


With the New Year come changes at Walrus & Carpenter. As most of you know the shop has been for sale and the price lowered several times to entice a new owner or owners. The option has also just been added to lease to own.

Thankfully, we had a good Christmas month here despite our Alberta Economy.
For now we will be working on reducing the amount of stock at the shop. EVERYTHING except a small selection of stock will be ON SALE AT 30 % OFF until the end of January. The only stock not included is our Teas and drinks, gourmet dips and seasonings, Padraig Slippers, and Rocky Mt. Soap company products.

DSCF0076Presently ANYTHING in the veranda is at 50% OFF plus a clothing rack at  50% OFF!! UNLESS something significant happens in the next few weeks, WE WILL BE CLOSING JANUARY 31 while I enjoy a much needed holiday in a warmer climate for a month or two where I will ‘’practice’’ retirement!


My plan is to not reopen until APRIL and if at that time nothing solid has transpired with the shop. I will be liquidating the rest of the stock and just putting the house and lot for sale.

Please call Jane Wierzba at REMAX Reality at 403 358-8770 or click here for the details on the shop if you or anyone you know might be interested in this business. It would be so nice to see this shop continue. I know there will be many disappointed customers if we need to close.

Also LIKE us on FACEBOOK, so you can keep track of further discounts and relative updates over the next few months! Don’t miss out on our news!!

cold weather thermometerWith the weather forecast sounding a bit better than it has been, we hope you take advantage of these great sales before Jan 31 when the doors will be closed.  Stock has been moving quite well out of the shop so get in here as soon as you can for best selection.

Feel free to share this email and please call the shop if you have any questions on stock or email thewalrusandcarpenter@hotmail.com.

Marlene and Staff

Shop Early for Christmas

Tis the Season to be Jolly…..fa la la la la!

bagHappiness might include getting your Christmas Shopping done early! To help you with that, we will be open 7 days a week in December until Christmas Day. That means that Sunday, Dec 4, 11, and 18 the shop will be open from 11 am to 4 pm to accommodate your shopping needs!


We have a surplus of those big, beautiful PONOKA AFGHANS that need to be loved and enjoyed. So we are offering them at 50 percent Off until sold out! That means this locally designed regular priced $125.00 afghan is now $62.50 plus GST. This might be the PERFECT GIFT for those hard to buy for people on your list, especially if they have any connections to Ponoka. We can even arrange for shipping by calling Marlene at 403 783-5355 during store hours.

Please LIKE us on FACEBOOK so that we can keep you up to date on any changes to the Walrus & Carpenter during this season. This will include any ‘’impromptu’’ SALE DAYS right after Christmas or maybe even before. But there will NOT be another newsletter going out until late December or early January……so join us on FACEBOOK so as not to miss out!

Walrus and CarpenterBesides being open for Sundays in December, we will also be open until 8 pm for the week proceeding Dec. 25.
Then on Dec. 26 we will be open for a
Big Boxing Day Sale!!


As we all get very busy at this time of the year, we are keeping this short but we want to THANK all of you for supporting us throughout the year and wish for you peace and happiness this Christmas. Sharing your hearts and homes with those less fortunate is a great way to find fulfillment and joy this season!

So, from WALRUS &CARPENTER, we DO wish you all a
Marlene, Lynne, Pam, Bev and Gaylene

The WALRUS & CARPENTER Gift Shop is up for sale!

‘’The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things. Of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings. And a Gift Shop in the old red house, filled with the finest things!’’

fall-clockHaving taken the liberty of changing a line of Lewis Carols poem ‘’Alice in Wonderland’’ which this shop was named after- Yes indeed the Time has come for Change!forsale

Gift Shop is up for sale!

I have decided it is TIME to Retire and as much as anyone,
I would love for this shop to continue operating!

This could be an opportunity to own your own business or enter into a partnership with creative friends with similar interests? It’s been a long, rewarding run of 27 years that started with a partnership of 7 farm women.  However the time has come to pass the ‘’torch’’ to others that would bring renewed energy and fresh ideas to the shop and renewed fun and joy in running their own business!  Could that person or group of women include you?  Please consider passing this message along to any friends or acquaintances that you think might be interested. It would be a shame to have to close down after all we have accomplished over the years! I, Marlene Quiring, would be glad to discuss with anyone the ins and outs of operating this business, which includes the house and lot and some or all of the stock as preferred.  You can contact me at the shop at 403 783-5355 or my cell 403 783-1723 or email me at marlenequiring@hotmail.com. To find out more regarding the financial end of it please contact Jane Wierzba at Remax Reality, cell 403 358-8770. Or click here to see the listing.
shop-early-for-the-holidaysThe store will keep running full force into the Fall and Christmas season with the usual selections of great gifts and home accents, plus of course all the great Christmas Candy and Stocking Stuffers that we always carry. The 2017 PINE RIDGE CALENDARS have been here for several months, so I suggest that you stop in soon to make your selection.

THE ONLY CHANGE WILL BE THAT Christmas will come extra early this year, so come and start your Christmas Shopping soon!! As you read this some Christmas Stock is already out!! An added bonus right now is  that many of the antique and collectible display pieces, plus more that have been in storage are being offered for sale. Since they are private pieces, they are offered for sale with NO GST.

If by January 1st 2017 there has been no interest in anyone purchasing the shop, I will be re-evaluating things and may be looking at a Quick Liquidation of stock that is left….so will keep you all posted on that.

In the meantime, plan a visit to Walrus & Carpenter to take advantage of the very best selection of EVERYTHING!!

Best Regards, Marlene


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