Stull’s Country Store Christmas


TRISH TURNER

Messenger Staff 


Saturday, Nov. 28 was Shop Small Saturday across the country, and Stull’s Country Store in Andyville participated with their Country Store Christmas. The store was packed with holiday treats such as a variety of old fashioned Christmas candies and Happy Balls bourbon balls. Everything inside the store was decorated exquisitely, including a tree adorned with retro ornaments. Patrons were encouraged to partake of their fried pork tenderloin sandwiches or a tasty bowl of chili. Stull’s newest long-sleeved tees were also available for sale in various sizes. The shirt design this year depicts the store building with the caption “Live Simply”. The sleeve has the directional coordinates of the location of the store. I can attest to

the beauty and comfort of these shirts. Retro toys that you can’t find in most stores were also available for sale there.

An exciting addition to the Christmas festivities this year was the Christmas tree sale outside the store. Ethan Mattingly and his crew that included Glenn Mattingly, Carolyn Barr, Kristin Benton, and Teresa Mattingly, were on hand to assist customers with their tree selections. The ladies even put together some very pretty swags that were available for sale. Ethan Mattingly drove all the way to Tennessee earlier this week to pick up a load of Fraser fir trees that were grown in North Carolina. Fraser fir trees are an excellent choice for a Christmas tree because they have soft, fragrant needles, and the branches are easy to hang ornaments on.

The tree sizes range from 5 feet to 10 feet tall. Each person who purchased a tree put their name in a drawing to win a Clifty Farm Country Ham that Stull’s sells in their store. The winning entry will be drawn on Sunday, Dec. 20.

The weather on Saturday was gorgeous. There was a slight nip in the air that was conducive for buying a tree outside and looking for Christmas items in the store. While I was there, I met families who came all the way from Louisville to get a tree and shop at Stull’s. Ethan Mattingly made several live videos that were posted on the Stull’s Facebook page, and those brought even more customers out there.

Not all the Christmas trees were sold on Saturday, so Ethan Mattingly, with the blessing from Stull’s, decided to continue selling his trees there each weekend until Dec. 20, or until he has sold out. You can’t go wrong with one of these beautiful Fraser firs, and it is such a treat to shop in Stulls old fashioned country store. Ethan and his crew will be at Stull’s selling their trees from 9-5 on Saturdays and 9-3 on Sundays. Stull’s is open on the weekends from 8-6 on Saturdays and 9-2 on Sundays. You may also shop at Stull’s during the week from 8-6. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for pictures of items available in their store, plus any updates.

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