I’m not quite ready to put up my Christmas decorations, but it is right around the corner. Whenever Jeff and I travel, one of the things I love to do is purchase tree ornaments. Each year when our tree goes up it’s filled with memories of our travels. I figured I can’t be the only one that does that, so I’ve sourced some really special ornaments to sell at my shop.
Here’s a picture of two of my favorites . . . from two of my favorite Michigan artisans. Megan Akiyama is a Grand Rapids potter. I carry several of her items but my #1 seller is her simply designed, Michigan ornament with the heart lovingly placed in Leelanau County.
I met Tom Thompson later this summer when he strolled into my shop with his traveling “display case” full of Michigan shape cut Petoskey stone magnets, key chains . . . I asked if he had any ornaments. He said he’d make me some! And here they are. Thinly cut (no easy feat) and polished on BOTH sides. They’re beautiful. I still have his key chains, bottle openers and bottle stoppers, all of which make GREAT gifts. But I LOVE the Petoskey stone ornament.
Michigan Clay Ornament: $10.00
Michigan Petoskey Stone Ornament: $30.00
Thanks Tom and Megan for your talent!