While wondering the streets of an arts and crafts festival in Nashville, Tennessee a few years ago, we stopped at a booth where a very colorful lady was selling natural handmade soaps with a country theme. They were wrapped in old music and had names like “I Walk the Lime”, “Friends and Aloe Places” and “Flats and Scrubbs”. Because we liked the vendor, her sense of humor and the products, we asked her if we could purchase wholesale from her to sell in our photography studio; Gray Photography. At this point we had no idea where this might lead. She said yes, we placed a meager “opening order” and we were on our way!
Cary and Michael Gray, proprietors
Natural Bath and Skincare
We’re thrilled to offer Nourish natural soaps and bath fizzies. They have operated as a green company since the 1990's, providing environmentally-healthy, non-toxic, and biodegradable, natural soap products that are good for our bodies and the earth. They make recycling a priority and invest in every effort to minimize the environmental impact of our daily routine. They only package in recyclable, reusable and/or biodegradable containers.
Savannah Bee Company, another one of our offerings, grew out of a passion for bees, beekeeping and honey. Their honey based products are the culmination of 35 years of knowledge and research. Their natural beauty products deliver real benefits derived from treasured hive ingredients– beeswax, royal jelly, propolis, and raw honey."
We always have a unique selection of accessories for women- scarves, wallets, belts, pins - many handmade and fair trade. And our staff just loves to help men in the selection of the perfect birthday or Christmas gift for the woman in their life. We always have free gift wrapping, too!
Heart and hands create each piece of handmade artisan jewelry that we offer, whether from local makers SK Rhoades and Frances Cadora, to regional, national and globally crafted Fairtrade makers. And so many of our gift shop’s offering come from small shop, women owned businesses.
Greeting Cards, Stationery, Journals
We carry greeting cards for all occasions…birthday, anniversary, christmas, wedding, sympathy, valentine…that feature both heartfelt and "snarky" messages. And for the daring, be sure to ask to see the "drawers". What's found there is about the most popular thing around here these days!
You’ll enjoying browsing our ever-changing selection of small shop, handmade goods that will brighten your home or office. There’s something in every price range. And many of these items make great gifts for house warmings, corporate thank yous, anniversaries, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, realtor thank yous…whatever the reason you have to give a gift! And dog and cat lovers will find a nice variety of unique canine and feline products. We even ship, and have free local delivery! (ask for details).
Gemstones and Minerals
From amethyst and selenite, to quartz crystal and citrine, you’ll find a nice selection of high quality gemstones for energy and healing purposes.
Retro 51® Pens
"A classic never goes out of style!"
Most people love receiving a hand written thank you, and you'll be up to the task with one of these stylish and inspiring writing instruments. They are a fun, thoughtful and much appreciated gift for bosses, co-workers, graduates and for yourself.
Local Gifts Evansville Indiana
It's the feeling you get when you meet face to face. It's a shared laugh, a story...live chat. It's your neighborhood, whether its Evansville, Newburgh, New Harmony or Henderson…Franklin Street, Haynie’s corner or Main Street, its your community supporting you, and you them. And that's a beautiful thing. We love being a local gift shop and love SUPPORTING LOCAL.
Just a few more samples of the many treasures offered.
Like life in general, our goods are always changing. But whether you need a gift for your St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, New York Yankee or Cub fan, or a handmade bowl or set of Evansville themed wine glassed for a wedding gift, our best advice is to just drop in from time to time and explore what's new. We'll have the locally roasted Evansville Coffee Company coffee on!