The fatherless and the widows who live in your towns may come and eat and be satisfied, and so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. Dueteronomy 14:29

~ Silas and Naomi are HOME from Uganda ~

17 December 2010

Christmas Boutique

Whether you are a last minute shopper (not that we know anything about that...) or just enjoy perusing gift ideas in your slippers and P.J.'s, we've got a little something for everyone right here!  As the anticipation grows over the coming celebration of the birth of our King, so does our excitement about uniting at last and forever with our two precious children in Uganda.  The time is closing in on our expected travel time and we are offering ALL the lasting items that have been made, donated, shared, and crafted over the years to support our adoption.  We are coming close to meeting the financial requirements to travel and adopt our children, but there is still some need. 

All items below are available for purchase.  Please send us a message or email with your interests and we can arrange pick-up, delivery or shipping as needed, doing our best to have your items to you before Christmas (or for some post-holiday cheer if that is your wish).

Thank you so much for all your love, prayer and support!  Have a wonderful Christmas as you rejoice in the grace of our great God!

The Orphan's Table
Family Cookbook
$10 ~ 2/$15 ~ 3/$20

Filled with family favorites, hilarious stories, God's Word on adoption, and facts about the fatherless around the world, this is not your ordinary cookbook.  We created this during our adoption process with Vietnam, so there are a few bonus Vietnamese recipes and sadly our family photo is missing the beautiful Maela.  Perfect stocking stuffer and gift for the cook, or aspiring-to-be cook, in your family!

Tukula Bags

These unique bags are handmade by women in Uganda, and there's an amazing story of grace and growth behind each one.  Claiming one of these for your own not only supports our adoption, but also the families of these beautiful women.

Kingfisher clutches are adorable and great to carry on their own but so easy to throw inside a larger purse.  Available in Red (shown) and Green (a true green). Recycled burlap. 4.5" H by 7.5" W   $20

Mombasa carry-all comes in a cool tan with an orange or blue liner and goes great with everything!  Makes a perfect beach bag, shopping tote, or diaper bag.  You'll love it!
linen/canvas blend ~ inside pocket ~ 24"W by 11"H, 13" strap drop

Sipi Messenger Bags ~ big enough to hold your laptop or just a few books, these are so fashionable and unique with handmade details.
linen/canvas blend ~ inside pocket ~ 15"W x 13"H, strap drop 18"

Trouve Food Storage System
A "must" for any tupperware loving momma!  This unique plastic bowls not only nest inside one another, but the lids click together so you can say goodbye to that frustrating search for a matching set every time leftovers need to be put away!  Microwave and Dishwasher Safe!  A great Gift!

Handmade Double Fleece Tied Blankets
$15 - $25

Warm and cozy for this cold winter season.  Make beautiful gifts for college students, car blankets for those early morning rides, or just to cuddle up with during those old Christmas movies re-runs.  Available in many patterns , including Patriotic Lady Liberty print (for your veteran), Hot Air Balloon Days (for the country loving folks), Kissing Frogs on Pink Clouds (for the fun-loving girls), and plenty of horse patterns. Sizes range with each pattern (from 3' x 4', 4' square, 5' square, 6' x 4' )


Gorgeous Handmade Quilts
These were all loving crafted by an adoptive-grandma-to-be with so much love and care.  They are so unique and full of beautiful colors and patterns.  A super great price too for the careful detail that went into making each one!

quilt #1: 54 1/2" x 48 1/2" ~ Beautiful Berries! $45

quilt #2: 55" x 37" ~ Neutral Nature  $40

quilt#3: 67" x 54"~ Lavender Rainbow $45

quilt #4: 62" x 45" ~ Nature's Rainbow $35

Beanies, Fleece Scarves, and Hair "twirlies"

$5 each

All hand made (or knitted) to keep you and your loved ones warm.

Knit beanies to keep your ears warm and purple twirlies to add some cute bounce to any ponytail!

 So soft and cozy, these scarves are sure to warm you neck all the way to your toes!

Sweets and Treats

Lemon Curd ~ Apple Butter ~ Cranberry Sauce

Delicious and canned in the VanderStoep kitchen, these gourmet delights are a perfect hostess gift or addition to your holiday spread.  Adorned with colorful fabric and hand-written tags, the jars are sure to bring a nostalgic feel to your kitchen counter or gift basket.

Baby Brew Coffee
~our online Coffee Store~
$12.95 / 13 oz. bag
If you think you've had good coffee you might think again after trying this incredible brew.  These aromatic beans are purchased from small farms at fair-trade prices and then roasted and bagged to order.  $5 from every bag sold benefits our adoption along with the purchases of all the other cool stuff in our store (sweatshirts, hats, recycled coffee tote bags, and more)  Check it out!   A great gift for the coffee connoisseur in your family or just a delicious way to wake up on Christmas morning.  (Usually arrives within 2-4 days of ordering)

Adopted By Design
Customized Gifts and Cards
An amazing woman with a crazy talent for the arts has given her gifts and heart in service to the Lord through helping adopting families (like us) raise support through selling her creations at Adopted By Design.  Wendy chose our family to spotlight and support in this venture and we are so honored (not to mention we LOVE her stuff!)  She designs cards of all kinds, cookbooks, invitations, announcements, wall art and more.  Check out her online store here and be sure to mention our name if something strikes your fancy.  It's all adorable!

Thank you so much for taking the time to browse through our "Boutique".  We pray you are blessed this Christmas season and relish the Good News and Peace we have in Christ.
Merry Christmas!