New store in Middleport features ‘everything Christmas’

Photos by Ginny Kropf: The outside of the Christmas Treasure Box is all decked out for the holidays, inviting shoppers to come in and see the shelves full of holiday decorations.

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 29 November 2019 at 7:42 am

Whether its stars or Santas, penguins or elves, angels or snowmen, it can probably be found at the Christmas Treasure Box, a new Christmas store which Brenda Dunn opened in Middleport.

MIDDLEPORT – Brenda Dunn loves Christmas, so when she closed the scrap yard she had run across the street, it was an easy decision to open a Christmas store.

“I wanted to try something new,” Dunn said.

With help from her daughter, Valerie Vercruysse of Lyndonville, Dunn opened the Christmas Treasure Box in October, in a building across from the scarp yard which used to house a garage and auto parts store.

The store boasts “everything Christmas,” Dunn said.

From life-size Santas and snowmen to figurines, ceramics, lighted canvases, angels, penguins, moose, giant snowglobes, reindeer and garland, the Christmas Treasure Box is filled with holiday decorations.

“And we’re getting more all the time,” Dunn said.

Vercruysse makes wreaths on the walls, as well as themed gift baskets. They also sell Yankee candles and items made by local crafters, such as crocheted potholders and woodcrafts.

Many items are one of a kind, Dunn said.

They will also have gift wrapping.

The Christmas Treasure Box is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday until Jan. 4. It is a short drive from Medina, just over the Orleans County line.

Dunn plans to tweak things for next year, with longer hours, when they open for the season in October.

Valerie Vercruysse, left, of Lyndonville and her mother Brenda Dunn of Middleport show off some of the unique Christmas items for sale at the Christmas Treasure Box which Dunn recently opened at 9985 Rochester Rd., near the Orleans County line.

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