Two friends who are both talented artists and craftswomen, decided they wanted to open their own shop.
While some people dream of doing something like that, Debbie Chase and Gloria Greaves took action. Their "dream" store opened in March in Western Massachusetts. The owners are now following their bliss.
Today, there are 25 artists and craftsmen who sell their wares at the store. They each pay a monthly sum to the store owners as well as a percentage of each sale. The owners pay the store's rent, sales tax, advertising, and promotions.
Everything in the attractively arranged store is handcrafted. From photos and greeting cards to scarves and jewelry, a feast for the eyes awaits.
Seasonal holiday decor abounds such as this little fellow, ready for Halloween:
Items with numerous different painting techniques tempt the shopper:
There are even Sisterhood pins, made from tiny clothespins. They all wear different outfits. Attached to paper backing, on the reverse side are sayings such as "Sisters are the bacon bits in the salad of life."
There's even a big froggie "pillow" of sorts, looking down on all the store's goings on.