This week and the following two weeks we will be bringing you information on some of the vendors and businesses participating in Christmas Through Lowell. Earlier this week we showcased Sheila Phenix of Idle Tyme Creations, this year’s featured artist.
Thanks to the vendors and businesses we’ll be bringing you for providing information and photos!
Vendor/Business Name: Kaleidoscope Laser
Contact Person: Floyd & Debbie Seese
Location: R – 216 E. Main
Items available: We craft amazing gifts with the laser out of wood, plastic, leather, metal. We are a full service engraving/etching service too. Gift store will also carry Michigan puzzles, mittens, Pretty Hunter, Big buckles, Michigan stuffed animals. We make custom decals and license plates too.
Business Tidbit: Been in business seven years, moved onto Main Street mid-October. I believe this will be our fourth, or fifth Christmas Thru Lowell….third location. We started out at the fairgrounds.
Facebook Page: facebook.com/engravinginMichigan
Vendor/Business Name: A Charmed Life Nail Salon
Contact Person: Kristine Gault
Location: M – 216 W. Main
Items available: We will be selling gift cards, great stocking stuffers…polishes, mini polish packs, lotions, nail files, bath bombs, shower blasts, essential oils, bracelets and pedi packs.
Business Tidbit: We have been in business for 10 years. We decided on A Charmed Life nail salon when I was reading an article on spas and that they wrote, “It is a charmed life to get yourself pampered”. This will be our first year in Lowell for the Christmas celebration! We are very excited. We will be offering free hand paraffin with any pedicure or shellac manicure during Christmas Through Lowell.
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ACharmedLifeNailSalonLowell
Vendor/Business Name: GlessBoards
Contact Person: Nick & Amy Gless
Location: Stop #38 11656 Peck Lake Road
Items available: Unique and modern wooden gift items. Cutting boards, bowls, frames, boxes and more.
Business Tidbit: Many years ago as hobby woodworkers we started making furniture for our home. As scraps of beautiful wood from the furniture started to pile up I began to make fancy cutting boards for friends and family. People were always encouraging me to sell them online and about 8 years ago I created an online store for my cutting boards named “GlessBoards”. The store took off and I started adding pictures of our furniture. When the furniture began selling our hobby changed course. My husband and I enrolled in a woodworking school to further our education and increase our skills. We grew busier and busier selling furniture on-line. As a result, a little over 4 years ago our custom furniture business became a full time endeavor. With the exception of Christmas Through Lowell, we don’t make many cutting boards these days, but the name stuck.
This will be our 4th year. We absolutely love the event – it’s great fun to visit with people in our shop. We share our space with 5 other makers of wonderful items. Becky Dickerman of Blue Fox Engraving will have all of her lovely engraved ornaments, tags, and other engraved gifts. Erin Davis of Gibby and Co will be displaying her hand tied bows and adorable hair accessories. Deb Pate of Debra L Pate Art will have her beautiful framed original watercolor paintings, greeting cards showing her art and other handmade gift items. Pam Titus of Maizie Moo will be on hand with the recently released book in her wonderful children’s series, more Maizie dolls and fun discussions. Tom Jorgensen will bring his beautiful turned pens and hopefully have some of his amazing carvings as well.
We’re really excited about Christmas Through Lowell this year — and super busy! Our furniture business has outgrown our current space. We’re presently adding a new bigger shop right next door and are working hard to get ready to use the new space for Christmas Through Lowell. This will give all of our makers more room to spread out and also allow us to keep our current shop intact so visitors who want to tour the furniture shop can see it in its production state. Plus we’re pretty stoked about a bigger shop and what the future holds for us.
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/GlessBoards
Vendor/Business Name: Down Home Crafts
Contact Person: Donna Tyler
Location: Stop #30 – 292 Donna Dr.
Items available: Painted items, crocheted and knitted items along with lots of misc.
Business Tidbit: We have been participating in Christmas Through Lowell since almost the beginning!
Vendor/Business Name: AlwaysFresh LLC
Contact Person: Liz Manszewski
Location: Stop #3 – 38 Foleys Grade
Items available: Variety. Food, Dog Treats, dog treat jars, water bottles, michigan stickers, Birdhouses, baby blankets, necklaces, scarves, repurposed furniture, wood signs, succulents, Screenprinted shirts and hand towels.
Business Tidbit: I own an etsy shop and i wanted the shop name to be named after something to do with the state of Michigan but not have it be too obvious. So our “always fresh” great lakes inspired me:) Our style of items is up to date DIY. There is a little bit of everything not many doubles so look throughly when you come thru!! we all love to make crafts and we couldn’t be happier to be part of the christmas walk.
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/alwaysfreshllc
Vendor/Business Name: Lowellview 616
Contact Person: Sue Murley
Location: Stop #33 – 2650 Lowellview Ave.
Items available: Eclectic, recycled, refurbished items made from tile/steel/old hardware, wool items, Primitive Antiques, Aromatherapy, Artisan Gourds, Ceramic Creations, Petoskey Stone Items, Photography, children’s craft kits, horseshoe crafts, clay & resin jewelry.
Business Tidbit: I’ve been participating only for three years, have had a booth at the local churches in the past. I will have a total of seven (7) vendors at my location. The Items we have created are unique ‘one of a kind’ items that we’ve used our imagination to create especially for Christmas Through Lowell. We all hope you stop by, enjoy a snack, and find your peace at Lowellview 616.