“You will find everything from diamonds to gifts for dogs here,” says Michelle Krieg of Buster’s Boutiques.
The Holiday Village and Train Town is a unique shopping attraction that brings a traditional ambience to the hustle and bustle of Crocker Park.
“We offer a shopping experience that you cannot find in your typical store,” says Steven Lambert of My Wood Loft. “Our marketplace has a focus on merchandise that is handmade by local artisans.
The Holiday Village and Train Town is located in the former Coldwater Creek location at 124 Main Street. It will be open through Dec. 24. Hours are noon-8 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. -p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday.
Be sure to stop in to see the Toy Train Town that is creating a buzz this season.
Meet the Artisans
My Wood Loft
Fine furniture with a classy, rustic design. “We build beautiful furniture and decorations for your home from Reclaimed and Recycled materials such as Old Barn Wood, Wine Barrels and Local Ohio Driftwood,” says Steven Lambert. “Every piece is handmade in our woodshop.” Custom made furniture pieces have become the cornerstone of their business. Contact Steven Lambert (email Steven@mywoodloft.com, (440) 506-1228, www.mywoodloft.com).
Avery’s Guitar Picks
Avery Grace, 5, loves to dance, make music and paint with every color. She makes delightful Guitar Picks and Guitar Pick Jewelry from repurposed business cards. Each pick is one-of-a-kind. They are packaged to be unique, meaningful, and affordable for anyone and any occasion. Avery works with recycled & repurposed items, making each one of her pieces colorful and unique, just like her. She is a five year old entrepreneur, always looking for unique ways to make money. She came up with this idea to start a website to make her art accessible to all. Stop and see the love, creativity and child’s eye that goes into each piece she creates. 440-935-2761, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.AverysGuitarPicks.com.
Kurt Niece Studios
Discover jewelry hand crafted from sterling, 14, 18 and 22 kt. Gold. Sculptural work is fabricated from marble, patinated brass, glass, plexiglass and mineral specimens. Several pieces were purchased from the gallery by Bill Clinton during his presidency. Top items include a 14 kt. gold and sapphire chi pendant, Tahitian pearl, ruby and diamond earrings and an exquisite emerald and diamond earring set. Contact Kurt Niece, email@example.com (520) 975-3887.
Carina Dolci Cosmetics and Apothecary
Carina Dolci Cosmetics and Apothecary is a local, Christian based company formed by Licensed Cosmetologist and Bridal Makeup Artist/Hairstylist Catherine Bené in 2010. She focuses on organic, natural, safe, cruelty-free, gluten-free, grain-free, soy free, vegan, paleo, paraben-free, non-GMO, vitamin-rich ingredients, extracts, butters, and oils. There is something for every sensitive and health-conscious person on your list at the Apothecary. “My philosophy is that ‘In order to give love to others, you must first give love to yourself. Imagine your hands cupped together in front of you. That is your reservoir of love, peace, hope, faith, and happiness. People take and take and you give and give from that reservoir every day,” says Catherine. “At the beginning and end of the day you have to replenish that reservoir with something you do just for you.” Complimentary gift wrapping is standard and there are tons of gifts already boxed and wrapped so you can easily stop in and pick up gifts for everyone on your list that can use the gift of love and something for yourself, too! Three gifts that would delight your loved ones include: The “Trim up and Rock Out Kit,” the ultimate gift for the coolest men in your life; “Luxury Aromatherapy Bath Soak” to relax and indulge in 100% natural, fragrance-free essential oils and botanicals with the highest quality salts in the world, European sea salts from the Mediterranean Sea; and “Indulgent Sugar Scrubs, Whipped Soaps, Luxury Hand and Body Lotions, and Shower Gels” – something for every girl and woman on your list. Pick out your favorite scents or try them all with an already wrapped gift box complete with a cupcake bath bomb. CarinaDolci@hotmail.com, www.CarinaDolciApothecary.com.
Necklascarf is a revolution in scarf design created by Cleveland entrepreneur Terri Brewer. A combination of necklace and scarf, Necklascarf is a beautiful scarf created in a crescent shape with a jewelry quality magnetic clasp. The Necklascarf is available in a Christmas silk, velveteens and red silks. It goes on or comes off in two seconds. It requires no tying, has no long hanging ends, and no bulk. In silks, blends and knits, Necklascarf is available in over 70 designs and is the perfect gift for women of all ages. Sewn in Cleveland by Esperanza Threads, Necklascarf also creates fair wage jobs for local seamstresses. Contact Terri Brewer, firstname.lastname@example.org (440) 281-7368.
Morning Song Gardens Bee Balm Soaps & Creams
Discover the 100 per cent natural, healing benefits of pure Ohio bee products, extra virgin olive oil, therapeutic grade essential oils, and homegrown herbs. Protect your hands, face, body and lips this season, and give the gift of healthy, beautiful skin! Contact Louise Nowicki, email@example.com (440) 781-3719.
Silpada is ever-evolving and true to a heritage of high-quality, handcrafted jewelry. Check out the Blue Streak Necklace with labradorite, genuine leather, Swarovski Crystals and Brass. Also the Good Faith Bracelet at just $84, .925 sterling silver, and the Jet-Setter ring, black spinel and sterling silver for $82. Perfect for the girl or woman in your life. 216-346-5554, firstname.lastname@example.org, mysilpada.com/suzanne.rupp
Busters Boutique offers gourmet treats for dogs as well as unique toys for dogs and cats. And for pet-loving humans, they offer home decor items such as rugs, stockings, magnets, ceramic treat jars and bowls and hand-made ornaments, bookmarks and cards. Michelle opened her business eleven years ago with a mission to provide all-natural gourmet treats and unique toys for dogs and cats. They even carry gluten-free cookies for pets. Popular are toy baskets in a variety of sizes, with pawprint decorations. Buster’s Boutique, LTD., is named after the adorable five-week old puppy they rescued from East 96th & Harvard eleven years ago. Contact Michelle at (440) 655-4385. E-mail: BustersBoutique@aol.com.
Z Beads & Jewelry
The artist and her customers work together to create signature bracelets, necklaces, watches and several other pieces. Linda travels throughout the state of Ohio attending Art & Craft shows as well as working with schools and fundraisers. Bracelets, necklaces and keychains make the perfect Christmas gift. Contact Linda Ziemkiewicz, Zbeads57@gmail.com (330) 483-3672.
Earth Philosophy produces 100% plant-based Aromatherapy for wellness, massage, and skin care. Formulated entirely from locally grown herbs, essential oils, and plant extracts, they offer eco-conscious and authentic natural products for the entire family. The Sinus Relief Oil Blend is very popular as a natural approach to clearing congestion. Lavender Oil is great for calming effects and skin irritaiton, and their Pain Relief Oil Blend contains an aspirin like molecule to sooth and calm. Contact Rachel DuFresne, Markets@earthphilosophy.com (419) 239-9593.
Miranda’s Vintage Bridal
Miranda’s Vintage Bridal, Northeast Ohio’s premier boutique for one-of-a-kind vintage wedding gowns, party dresses, jewelry and unique vintage clothing and accessory items. Find the perfect look for any special occasion or fun night out. Featuring vintage ornaments for your tree, a vintage winter coat with fox fur collar and vintage gold rhinestone bracelet for a great 50’s look. Contact Miranda Park, Miranda@mirandasvintagebridal.com (330) 207-0185.
Inspired Designs Elizabeth Anne (I.D.E.A.)
Inspired Designs Elizabeth Anne (I.D.E.A.) specializes in one-of-a-kind fine jewelry items. Fine gemstones are sourced from all over the world and incorporated into truly unique and beautiful pieces of “wearable art.” Elegant choices: The Golden Garden, a sparkling garden of citrine and garnet in a one-of-a-kind necklace bloom; Lovely pendant with rubies, pink sapphires and saltwater Akoya pearl in sterling silver; and Ethiopian Welo opals that reflect the bright pinks and greens of accompaning gems. All items are made exclusively by Elizabeth Cheuvront in Medina. Contact Elizabeth Cheuvront, email@example.com (562) 794-7430.