The Butter Paddle HOT FLASH 12/21/12

The Butter Paddle is the fund-raising arm of the EMQ Auxiliary, which has served the needs of local children in crisis since 1934.

100% of the profit from the shop is donated to EMQ FamiliesFirst.


The La Forge Beverage Center by Pomeroy is the perfect answer to any get together.  This brushed copper beverage center is accented by black wrought iron with a scroll design.  It has two tiers giving you double the capacity, and is so beautiful it can be used inside or out.




JOAN BAKER POINSETTIA TRAY – A Holiday Art Tray which features a spectacular display of poinsettias surrounded by a rich, tiffany-style border. Traditional colors and detail make this hand-painted art glass a treasured gift and a timeless holiday accent. A piece of art that can be both used and displayed.  Come in to The Butter Paddle and see the Poinsettia Tray as well as other Joan Baker designs.

CORKCICLE - Cold Comfort

"Don't you just love a good gadget? No need for an ice bucket when you pull the Corkcicle out of the freezer and insert it into any bottle of wine. Talk about chilling!"— This is one of Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2012.  Experience fine wine at the perfect temperature every time. Corkcicle is reusable, BPA free and contains non-toxic freeze gel. Helps maintain perfect temperature for both white and red wine. Icicle designed stem is attached to the cork to provide a one-piece cork and chiller in one unit.  Imported.


Fine artisan Gourmet Biscotti so wonderfully rich in flavor, one bite and you'll know why we call them NAUGHTY. Our baked confections are mixed in small batches using only premium quality chocolates, nuts and fruits.  Featured is the Peppermint Twist, but The Butter Paddle also carries:  Lemon Sqeeze, MacaManiac, Chocolate Maniac and more.

Perfect for the biscotti lover in your life and for Gift Baskets, Holiday Gifts, Corporate Gifts and more.

Inspired by traditional holiday greenery, the Mud Pie Holliberrie Collection pairs beautifully rustic glazed terracotta with ornately patterned glassware to add exquisite touches to any holiday home.  This Round Platter with bronze twig handles and embossed edges features a high relief holly design.  A sure winner at every party.



The Butter Paddle would like to thank the generous members of the Newcomers and Friends Club of Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and Saratoga.  Together many of the members generously donated over $400 to the children of EMQ. The funds will benefit all the children during the Holiday Season and beyond.

Thank You Newcomers and Friends Club.

As another year comes to an end, we often reflect on the accomplishments and goals that were met.  Our second year anniversary move to Los Gatos has come and gone with amazing results.  After 42 years in Saratoga, one would think that such a move would be hard.  It was a hard decision, but the rewards were outstanding.

We could not have done it without our customers. The many loyal customers and fans that kept coming in and the many, many new friends we have made in the past two years have made this possible.  Our mission has always been to help the children of EMQ, but the secondary reward of running a beautiful gift store and becoming a part of a community is without equal.  Thank You to the town of Los Gatos and to all our customers.

Happy Holidays to you all.


Join us for our After Christmas Sale starting December 26th at 10:00AM

50% off Holiday Merchandise


Save during our Pre-Inventory Sale starting December 26th at 10:00AM

Enjoy savings of up to 50% on selected merchandise


The Los Gatos Weekly Times "People's Choice Awards 2013" voting begins January 1st. Find the ballots in the Los Gatos Weekly Times editions on 1/1, 1/8 and 1/15.

You can also vote online to help The Butter Paddle win the BEST GIFT SHOP in Los Gatos again!

Thought you should know...

EMQ FamiliesFirst is California’s largest and most comprehensive social services agency for children and their families. The private nonprofit, headquartered in Campbell, California, has helped children in crisis for more than 140 years. The agency’s mission is to do whatever it takes to help children, strengthen families, build communities and advocate for change. EMQ FamiliesFirst serves 18,000 children and their family members annually.

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The Butter Paddle Newsletter - e-Blast 56 - December 21, 2012