From our Christmas Shoppe

The year-round Christmas Shoppe features the finest in popular, quality holiday fare such as the Dept. 56 villages, Snowbabies, and Old World Glass Ornaments and Byer’s Choice Carolers. Also, it is a center for the finest in one-of-a-kind hand crafted, American made ornaments, Santa’s and wreaths, all presented in award winning displays that have no rival.

“This was our Mom’s idea!” The building alternately owned by H.R. Morris in 1838, then Joseph Holmes and James Fulton in 1870, had been run as a general store, post office and trading center. Sadly, when Holmes’ son Lyman O. retired in 1958, the store closed. Though the building remained in the family, it stood vacant for 18 years. Yet, something gnawed at family Matriarch, Doris Holmes.

She knew all too well, just what the store meant to her, to her family, and to the community where they’d built a life. So, Doris took matters into her own hands. And in 1976 Canal Towne Emporium was born and family tradition was re-established.

Doris sought the counsel of local interior designer Gary Eckhart, who removed past attempts to modernize the store and restored it to its original turn of the century atmosphere, using equipment and furnishings from the original store. Doris died in 2004, but her sons Lyman and Gary, the third generation of Holmes’ carry on.

Country Foods

Canal Towne specializes in country foods, candies and other delectables, many that are locally made. All of it meets our high standards for quality and taste. In fact, all our country foods are taste tested and approved before we carry them.

“This was our Mom’s idea!” The building alternately owned by H.R. Morris in 1838, then Joseph Holmes and James Fulton in 1870, had been run as a general store, post office and trading center. Sadly, when Holmes’ son Lyman O. retired in 1958, the store closed. Though the building remained in the family, it stood vacant for 18 years. Yet, something gnawed at family Matriarch, Doris Holmes.

She knew all too well, just what the store meant to her, to her family, and to the community where they’d built a life. So, Doris took matters into her own hands. And in 1976 Canal Towne Emporium was born and family tradition was re-established.

Doris sought the counsel of local interior designer Gary Eckhart, who removed past attempts to modernize the store and restored it to its original turn of the century atmosphere, using equipment and furnishings from the original store. Doris died in 2004, but her sons Lyman and Gary, the third generation of Holmes’ carry on.

Unique Items, Vintage, Kids, American Made

Candy

True to our roots, we have a huge candy selection set up like candy stores of old. We offer a wide selection of locally made fudge, peanut butter cups, pops and more, as well as old fashioned candies and treats including: sandy sticks, chocolate and chocolate covered treats, locally made fudge and maple sugar candy, specialty candies from around the united states and more!

True to our roots, we have a huge candy selection set up like candy stores of old. We offer a wide selection of locally made fudge, peanut butter cups, pops and more, as well as old fashioned candies and treats including: sandy sticks, chocolate and chocolate covered treats, locally made fudge and maple sugar candy, specialty candies from around the united states and more!

Jewelry

At Canal Towne Emporium we carry wide variety of jewelry featuring our collection of Irish- themed jewelry. A large number of local jewelers feature their work in our store, as well. From natural wood, beaded, and fine stones, there are many different styles to choose from.
Silver Seasons Jewelry
A world-renowned collection of nature jewelry designed by Michael Michaud and made in the northeast. Using the lost wax casting method, the designs capture all the beauty and exquisite detail of nature in metals, pearls and stones.
Renaissance Glass Jewelry
Made in North Carolina, with no two pieces being the same, each capturing the light in different ways.
Glimmerglass Jewelry
Handmade by Julie Bigger in upstate New York. Each piece of her dichroic glass jewelry is made of Julie’s own designs, from peace signs to uniforms to a variety of birds to gorgeously detailed hearts.
Amber Jewelry
Handmade and imported from Europe, each piece of this amber jewelry, which ranges from earrings and bracelets to pendants and rings is truly a one of a kind piece of nature, carefully remade by European Craftsmen.
Silver Forest
Our popular line of Vermont hand crafted jewerly, all reasonably priced from with dozens of styles and colors to choose from!
DaVinci
Build your own bracelets. Finely made and very reasonably priced, perfect for making your own statement by adding the beads and dangles of your own choosing.

Something for the whole family.

  • The Sullivan County Democrat did a nice article on the DANCE OF THE LIGHTS over the weekend.ere it is! (Remember, every night at 7 - right through Christmas Eve!)
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  • History Photo of the Week: We've featured a number of photos of the Gumaer House (Now Danny's), but thought this a particularly different view. Courtesy of he Mamakating Historical Society, which provides many of the photos seen here. Thanks!
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