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Grafton businesses bringing seasonal warmth into homes

Mar 23, 2021 02:29PM ● By Christine Galeone

One of the Easter displays at the Grafton Country Store. Courtesy of Grafton Country Store

made items and reclaimed furniture to brighten their homes. Among the items that the shop currently sells are handmade quilts and jewelry that reflect the beauty of the season and whimsical antique Easter décor.  
For people on a tight budget, there are other options as well. The Grafton Thrift Shop, which is located in the Congregational Church of Grafton and is currently open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., has been selling festive items such as Easter baskets, Easter and spring gifts, dinnerware and tablecloths. The shop’s proceeds benefit the church’s charitable ministries. 
Treasures is another option for people who are looking for a bargain. The North Grafton upscale thrift shop that sells clothing, furniture, gifts and housewares has been having a spring dinnerware sale, and it also has vases, art and other lovely springtime décor. Its proceeds benefit the Whitinsville Christian School.
Quite Fetching, the barkery and boutique located on the Grafton Common, is offering its customers a fun way to celebrate Easter. For $20, people can make private reservations to photograph their dogs with the Easter Bunny. Reservations can be made on the barkery’s website, A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Vintage Pet Rescue.
A Grafton business that will be returning soon is the Grafton Flea Market. The indoor and outdoor flea market, which features hundreds of vendors and a casual restaurant, serves as a hallmark of springtime for many area residents. Its return will happen Sunday, April 11, and it will remain open every Sunday – through December – from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m.
In North Grafton, another popular seasonal business will re-open its windows on April 1. The return of the long but socially-distanced lines at Swirls & Scoops, an ice cream and frozen yogurt shop, is another welcome sign of the season. 
With the days getting longer and new life springing up throughout the area in the coming weeks, many people are looking forward to brighter days ahead. And with their breezy, cheerful offerings, Grafton businesses can make those days even brighter.
Please note that this information was correct at the time the column was written. However, because the pandemic is rapidly changing things, it’s best to check the websites and social media pages of any business to see if new changes have been implemented. 
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The season that’s most filled with hope has finally arrived. And Easter – a holiday overflowing with peace, hope and joy – is coming soon. The warmth and light of both are things many people are looking forward to.
Despite the difficult circumstances that most Grafton businesses have had to endure during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that there are many that also appreciate the season. Several have been helping people bring that seasonal warmth and light into their homes.
One business that has been helping people bring the joy of Easter into their lives and the lives of their loved ones in different ways is the Grafton Country Store. The gift shop and café located on the Grafton Common has a vast array of beautiful Easter and spring décor and gifts. It also sells non-toxic Easter egg coloring kits. Additionally, it sells custom filled Easter gift baskets which can be picked up, delivered in the area or shipped to anywhere in the United States.
Nearby, Off the Common Antiques also has a lot to offer. At the multi-artisan, multi-vendor shop, shoppers can find antiques, hand