Friday, December 18, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Village Craftsmen continues to offer fine quality American-made handcrafts even in the winter season. Our store on Howard Street is open Tuesday - Saturday from 11 am until 4 pm. Of course, our on-line store is also open. Our store on Howard Street will be closed December 24 & 25 so we can celebrate Christmas with our families, but will reopen on December 26. We will close for the season on December 31, and  will re-open again mid-March, 2016.

Also, this is our last blog post for 2015. Posts will resume on January 4, 2016. We hope you enjoy reading our blog throughout the year.

Until next year, we wish you all a Happy Winter Solstice (December 22)....

....The Merriest of Christmases (December 25)....

....and all good things in the New Year!

Many thanks to all of our readers and customers for a wonderful 2015. We are looking forward to seeing you all again in 2016!!

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Capt. Horatio Williams and his schooner, the Paragon. You can read the story here:


  1. Anonymous5:59 AM

    Merry Christmas Phillip
    David in Fayetteville

  2. This is one of the first things I open online in the morning and it never ceases to be both enjoyable and enlightening. Interesting characters, history, current events,and so much more. Merry Christmas to all!

  3. Anonymous8:15 AM

    Thank you for another rich year, Philip, and all the best--as always. :-)

  4. Julie S.8:22 AM

    I do so enjoy your journal! Thanks and Merry Christmas!

  5. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Philip. I read the blog every day. Tom in Cleveland.

  6. Anonymous11:30 AM

    God Jul & Gott Nytt År!
    (or Merry Christmas and Happy New Year)
    comes to you, Philip, with many thanks for another year of wonderful nuggets of reading each morning,and for helping you readers keep Ocracoke close to their hearts!

  7. Anonymous1:58 PM

    Looking forward to another great year of your blog.
    Merry Christmas
    Happy New Year

  8. Merry Christmas, Phillip to all y'all!

  9. Anonymous8:20 AM

    Merry Christmas to everyone at the Ocracoke Island Journal. Thank you for sharing all the wonderful stories, history and photographs each and every day... Your blog truly kick starts my day in a positive direction!
    NJ Reader

  10. Anonymous4:51 AM

    sounds like a lot of lonely people out there living their lives through you Philip. Happy New Year Buddy. JG from Tampa.

  11. Anonymous5:59 PM

    That might be true BUT he still has a interesting blog. I don't tie my life to it but I do read it weekly...keep it up 'Phil'