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Fall/Winter 2016-2017

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hand-thrown stoneware is food, oven, and dishwasher safe—not to mention gorgeous. Artist Ken Merrick has been making and selling these pieces from T or C since 1974. All this art gazing will no doubt bring on an appetite, so head back downtown for a bite at Grapevine Bistro (413 N. Broadway St., grapevinebistro.com), which dishes up gluten-free and vegetarian options. Their menu includes a Very Berry Salad with a house-made raspberry vinaigrette, and a meaty T or C Club on rosemary olive oil bread. So go light or go hearty, but definitely save room for dessert—or at least a croissant slathered with prickly pear jam! Hunt for Treasure! Whether an antique collector or thrift store junkie, a visitor to T or C will find no shortage of places to shop. When Pigs Fly (113 Main Ave., 575-200-8143) has the most impressive and best- curated collection of vintage goods— tin signs, record albums, antique kitchen utensils, costume jewelry, and refrigerator magnets. An aficionado can browse in silent delight, while an amateur will discover a wealth of knowledge in the friendly shopkeeper. Another friendly face will welcome you into Sun Gallery (407 1/2 N. Broadway St., 541-515-4575). You can gauge artist Sue Soaring Sun's passion for collecting by the amount of goods piled high in the small store, and her sense of humor shines through in the displays. Discover some out-of-this-world clothing at nearby boutique A Touch of Yesterday (409 N. Broadway St., 575-590-1524) and then head across the street. On the south side of Broadway, Fall/Winter Edition I 37

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