Looking to support some awesome businesses this holiday season? I have a great list of retailers, right on my page. They all carry some, or all of our items.
If you live in the Fox Valley, Milwaukee, or Chicago, we have some amazing events we will be selling at. And I have a little open house in mid-december, right in De Pere also.
For the next 6 weeks, you can also shop at a cute pop-up boutique in the Brady St. Neighborhood of Milwaukee with the lovely folks at Permanent Baggage.
You can access our schedule on our events page. I have also included our schedule below.
We are excited to introduce our curated fabric line for 2015!
We love Cathy at Blue Moon. I would be lying to you if I didn't tell you that she is a very dear friend of mine. This woman sells a ton of our goods. She is an Appleton, Wisconsin treasure. If you are near a featured shop, make sure to stop on by and let them know Gracie Designs sent you! Now onto the feature!
Here at Gracie Designs we are honored to work with so many great retail stores across the country. Every couple of weeks we would love to share with you these amazing shops, and if you are near a featured shop, make sure to stop on by and let them know Gracie Designs sent you! Now onto the feature!
Name of store: Crystal Coffee Café & Beanery
Address: 2625 South Packerland Drive Green Bay, WI 54313 (Just south of Hwy 172 by the airport)
Hours of operation: Mon-Fri 6am-4pm Sat 7am-1pm Sunday closed
Any social media (facebook, twitter, instagram, etc...): find us on Facebook!
Your Name: LoAnn Steward
Your Title: Partner
When did store Open: August 7, 1995 (Celebrating 20 years in business next month)
Describe the area or neighborhood of your shop: In Ashwaubenon, close to the airport, both residential and business all around
How would you describe your store's style? Coffee shop, restaurant, roasting house, and gift shop
Are all of your items handmade? We roast our coffee on site. We make homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, bakery and more.
What is your customer demographic? Men and Women 18-65+
What other things do you sell, besides Gracie Designs? We carry a few local crafts - Gracie Designs, Good Earth Soaps (good friend of Gracie Designs), lotions, and candles, and Rhonda's Famous Caramel Corn plus other gift and food items.
What Gracie Designs item sells best, in your store? Headbands and totes, pretty much everything
Is there any event or sale (online or in store) you would like to promote?? 20th Anniversary Specials 8/3-8, 2015 Our website is under construction, soon you will be able to buy online.
Make sure to stop out at Crystal Coffee and try the busha sandwich, and their hazelnut latte. They are our favorite!
It has been so cold up here in Northeastern Wisconsin. 5 degrees is not warm, and I wouldn't mind a bit of snow, honestly. It makes the cold a little less awful. My Maggie hasn't been sledding yet this year, and she is six. A six year old needs to get outside. Even Bill, the Yorkie, has to wear a coat outside. Yes, it is miserable.
I want to trade my hot coffee for iced hazlenut lattes. I would gladly grill out, the crockpot is getting worn out. I love my fireplace, I really do. Honestly, I miss the Green Bay tradition of driveway drinking around a firepit on wheels with my neighbors. And the farmer's market. I want my fresh vegetables, squeaky cheese curds, handmade soaps, local beer (don't judge, we have a night market on Wednesdays), and Cheesy Love Cheesecake.
So, I was inspired by one of my newly listed reversible headbands, to throw together a cute outfit. The "I love your dress" in stone, is from Modcloth. It looks cute, and comfy. And these Swedish Hasbeen sandals in yellow from 6pm.com are shoes I must have. And these fun Vintage earrings from SharkysWaters on Etsy match just right.
So, bring on spring! I am sooooooo ready. Are you? What are you most excited about?
If you know me, at all, you know I love to design. And, I have a hard time letting go. As I work to let some of my older products go, I am merging them into new designs. I am working to make my products more efficient for the buyer, so you can carry less around. Don't worry though, I will still keep many of your favorites. But, I am so excited about the new stuff.
So, today, I introduce you to:
The Eyemask (awesome for naps, travel, or nightime)
The Wallet (yep, finally, I know.....I know)
The Wrist Strap (A great key fob,or add to a coin purse for a small little wristlet)
The Double Pocket Wristlet (we took our large wristlet, and added a pocket, on the outside)
I would love to know what you think. We will be adding these items to our website and etsy shop daily, in new, fun fabrics.