Sunday, December 20, 2009

Winding down

There are just 5 more days to shop at Vital Elements Holiday Gift Shop.
My hours are
Sunday 11-5
Monday 10-6
Tues 10-6
Wed 11-6
Thurs 11-3

I have Melissa Callahan's wonderful handcrafted spiders with the story of the Christmas Spider and other spider legends. She also brought in 3 daddy long-legged spiders that are beautiful.

We have jewelry, bath products and botanicals,candles, hats for men and women, cards, beautiful art prints, Volkswagen van prints, Photography umbrellas, key chains, prints and cards, wonderful original collages, Metal garden flowers, Joan Benney's T- shirts and photography plus so much more. Come in and enjoy our local artists.
Shop Locally......Buy Handmade

Thursday, December 03, 2009

It's almost full

Here is Vital Elements Holiday Shop. It is almost full with 3 more artists squeezing their beautiful art into my shop in the next few days.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

More Good News

Vital Elements Holiday Shop is OPEN!
I will have pictures tomorrow of my store. It is amazing how it all came together in just a couple of weeks.
Here is a few more of the wonderful artists that have graced my store.

Joan Benney- Ethereal Photo Prints and hand screened t-shirts with the most wonderful graphics.
Kevin Roth- Recycled, rejuvenated, beautiful silver flowers and bugs.
Chris Samoas - Skillfully made frogs, flowers, dragons and more. All made from glass in Chris's Island studio. (Chris I hope I spelled your name correctly!)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Some More Additions

Today I signed up two more artists to Vital Elements Holiday Gift Shop
Robin Atkins Bead Book Author and artist extraordinaire. Check out her blog at
Karly Crafter Fun, whimsical,country crafts using vintage quilts.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

What's in Store???

My new store is almost full for the Holidays! I will carry the artists and their fabulous goodies.

Gayle Hazelton - Bountiful Herbs Soaps and delicious Herbal products.
Betsy Childress - Bead work, woven bracelets and spiral cord necklaces. Beading kits too!
Alice Shull - Beautiful cards
Besty Drake - Fabulous Handcrafted Beads made into glamorous Jewelry
Rhonda Williams - Watercolor Images of V.W's and Island Scenes.
Joan Benny - Super T shirts
Kim Bertrand - Photo Image Pillows and special handmade photo image purses
Nancy Lind - creative cards and beautiful unique jewelry
Kevin Roth - The best recycled metal art in Western Washington
Erin Lamoreaux - Fun and chunky stone jewelry
Plus more to list soon!

Opening Dec. 1st

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Wish List

Hi! I thought I would send out a wish list to the community and the universe. Some things I just need to borrow, some things I can pay a little for. Here are the things I need to help me put on Vital Elements Holiday Shop

A store counter long enough for a cash register and some display.
A Christmas Tree.
Cedar Boughs.
A potter
A knitter
A Quilter........

Monday, November 16, 2009

So Far.......Absoulutely Wonderful!

I am very excited over the response after getting the word out on Sat.
So Far I have
Betsy Childress Bead Weaver Extraordinaire and Bead Pattern Inventor and a future teacher at Vital Elements.
Chinmayo with her fantastic tile boxes with tea or ? These are so beautiful.
Rhonda Wheeler A very talented unknown to this island, watercolor artist who is also creating one of a kind craft pieces. You will love her art work.

Betsy Drake Beautifully hand made jewelry from her artisan beads. Betsy use to work and sell her jewelry at The Garuda

I will try and get pictures to add here so you can share in my excitement over my new store.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Something New in Friday Harbor

I am opening a store in Friday Harbor for the month of December....then closing and re-opening in Feb. My store in Dec is the Vital Elements Holiday Shop. This is a temporary consignor store for the holiday season. It will be open Dec. 1 through Dec. 24th Then in Feb., hopefully, just as the Olympic Games in neighboring Vancouver BC open on Feb. 12th 2009 Vital Elements will re-open as a great Gift Store.
You are invited to bring in your art product and handcrafts to be consigned. Here is a break down on costs. A table space or 5x10 wall space is 100.00. then 20% of sales. There are 1/2 spaces available and tower card rack size spaces. Bringing your own display is recommended after speaking with me first. Since I do shows all the time I tried to figure what would be a fair price. I just paid 25.00 on island for a space 10x10 for 4 hours.
My store will be open a total of 170 hours. It will be advertised on San Juan Island and other islands and a little on the mainland. I will take Master Card and Visa.
I have over 25 years experience in vending arts and crafts. I have owned and operated 2 brick and mortar store fronts, one an antique store in Dundee, Oregon and Vital Elements in Friday Harbor
Email and sign up. I have limited space. So don't procrastinate!

Vital Elements ........of imagiation

Here are a couple of picture of my store front which will become Vital Elements. For the month of Dec. I am taking consignments and opening a fun and festive Holiday Shop. So far I have a lot of artists interested and 5 artists signed up already. This week is so busy.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Monday, November 09, 2009

Could it Be?

Could it be? Another store? It is in the 1st stages and maybe it will work. Lots to do will post as I go through the process!!