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I'm Nicole. I am a wife, mother, shop owner on Mackinac Island, and lover of handmade. The little things and little moments inspire me. Follow me on my blog as I write about shop news, my travels, island life and motherhood.
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Autumn Summer
Today’s Monday Maker is about a new artist in the shop, Autumn Summer out of Maryland! One of the coolest things about this company is that for every product sold, a tree is planted!
Autumn Summer
The company was created out of the founder, Ryan’s love for woodworking. Since the company’s creation, they have stayed true to their mission of creating products that help tell a story. To help create stories and keep everything natural, they do not use any stains or dyes on the walnut wood, they only use a natural, clear oil to help preserve the wood.
Autumn Summer
The Artists Market is excited to be carrying products by Autumn Summer. We currently carry their bottle openers, cuff links, journals, key chains and more! Be sure to stop in and see what product you can buy that will then help plant a tree!
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Today’s Monday Maker is about Little Traverse Tileworks from Petoskey, Michigan! Little Traverse Tileworks brings over 30 years of experience to their art and production. 
Little Traverse Tileworks
Little Traverse Tileworks creates ceramic tiles for not only shops around Michigan, but also for commercial installations. This company began in 2010, with the purpose of providing quality ceramic tiles to the retail industry. You will find their work in different homes and businesses around the country. 
Little Traverse Tileworks
Their work in the Artists Market of Mackinac Island represents the Up North atmosphere and Mackinac Island memories with tiles featuring Great Lakes, bicycles, Michigan, sailboats, the Mackinac Bridge and more. 
Little Traverse Tileworks
Next time you are in the Artists Market, stop in to see Little Traverse Tileworks beautiful selection of art to take home with you!
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Genesis One Design
Genesis One Designs is a beautiful line of jewelry that is carried at The Artists Market of Mackinac and is today’s Monday Maker!
Genesis One Designs
Genesis One Designs started in 2003 and is based out of Michigan! Her line includes earrings, necklaces and bracelets that all compliment each other to make the perfect accessories to any outfit. With an array of stud and dangle earrings, long and short necklaces, there is truly something for everyone! The bracelets from Genesis One Designs are very colorful made from gemstones. The bracelets offer the perfect stretch, ensuring that they won’t fall off! 
Genesis One Designs
We love working with such talented artists like Genesis One Designs and are lucky to have her in the shop! We recently got in a selection of patriotic 4th of July earrings and necklaces that will be perfect for this week! Stop in to pick up the perfect compliment to your outfit.  
Genesis One Designs
Photos Courtesy of Genesis One Designs
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Cityscapes
The Artists Market of Mackinac just welcomed a new artist to the shop, so it’s time to introduce them on Maker Monday!
Cityscapes
Cityscapes started when Jess, the owner, was a lifeguard in inner-city Cincinnati. She started to capture the architecture and heart of her city after her shifts at work. Now for over 15 years, she has been documenting the change and helping to remember the history of the city where she lives and other cities around the United State and the world. She says “I’ve found that thinking ‘local,’ like my tiles, both honors and transcends the places we call “home.” All of the tiles are fashioned into black and white, making them very nostalgic.
City Scapes
Jess was able to come to Mackinac Island and capture some of the most iconic scenes and then create them into beautiful tiles for you to take home with you! Some of the views she was able to document include icons like Fort Mackinac, Arch Rock, St. Anne’s, Doud’s Market and  Pink Pony. She also captured tandem bike riders, the view form M-185 and more memorable moments.
We hope that you enjoy these beautiful handmade tiles of our happy place!
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Little Luxuries StaffLittle Luxuries Girls 2019
The 2019 season is in full swing and I wanted to take a minute to introduce our staff that is with me at Little Luxuries, Canvas & Paddle and The Artists Market of Mackinac for the season.
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Alyssa is from East Lansing, Michigan. Her favorite part about living on Mackinac Island is how beautiful it is! She loves all of the jewelry that we carry at Little Luxuries and The Artists Market. You can typically see her wearing one of the Amano Studio necklaces with her outfits! 
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Allie is from Petoskey, Michigan. Her favorite product that we carry at Little Luxuries is the Rifle Paper & Co. line with all the pretty cards, paper and Corksicle mugs. At The Artists Market, she loves the colorful scrunchies from Lindsay Quilt Co.! One of her favorite things to do is take a walk on the trails past Sugar Loaf Mountain while enjoying the trails of Mackinac Island! 
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Emily lives in St. Ignace and takes the ferry over to the island for work! Her favorite part about Mackinac Island is the beauty of nature and how many ways there are take in the loveliness of the island! When asked her favorite product, she would tell you the Lenny & Eva line at The Artists Market- she loves their jewelry or The Barn Social signs that are also found at The Artists Market.  
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Em is from Central Michigan, the Alma area. Her favorite part about living on Mackinac is the community of people that she’s found. She strongly feels like Mackinac is home, as this is her third season on Mackinac Island! You can usually find Em working at The Artist Market, where one of her favorite products are The Barn Social signs! 
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Marea is from Cheboygan, Michigan and comes over on the ferry every day for work! Her favorite part about Mackinac Island is riding her bicycle on the 8.2 loop around the outside of the island. Her favorite product in Canvas and Paddle is A State of Copper! 
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Bry is original from Imlay City, Michigan. It’s a small town between Flint and Port Huron that is best known for its Vlasic pickle factory. Her favorite thing about living on the island is listening to the clip clop of the horses and the beauty and simplicity of using a bike, carriage or your own two feet as transportation. The Vintage Silverware Treasure Rings and Joy Sparks Typewriter Rings at Artists Market are her absolute favorite! They add a vintage flair to any outfit, spark up conversation because of their uniqueness and added bonus: she said she get tons of compliments!! 
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Bella is from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her favorite thing about living on Mackinac Island is that there are no cars! She loves all of the candles at each of the different stores. 
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Karen lives in Mackinaw City, Michigan and commutes via ferry for work! Her favorite parts of Mackinac Island are the sights, the sunrises and sunsets that are world class! Her favorite products are anything that smells! She loves the essential oils, lilac soaps and balsam fir incenses. 
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Kristy grew up in Cadillac, Michigan. Her favorite part about living on the island is the ability to explore beautiful places on her bike and finding new reading/napping spots! She loves the Artists Market because she loves being able to support local artists.
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Peyton is from Cincinnati, Ohio! Her favorite place on Mackinac Island is Windermere Point! Her favorite products are at Canvas and Paddle, where we have cool vintage thermos’ that she likes! 
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Tiffany is from Alma, Michigan. Her favorite part about living on Mackinac Island is the active lifestyle and beautiful scenery. Her favorite product is found at Canvas and Paddle- the Stormy Kromer hats! 
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Kaitlynn has lived on Mackinac Island full time since 2012, winter and all! Her favorite part about living on Mackinac is the tight knit community that is always doing what they can to help each other. Her favorite product is the Harwood Gold Maple Mustard and the State of Copper - you can find both of these products at Canvas and Paddle! 
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Macy is here this summer from the Jenison / Grand Rapids area. Her favorite part about living on Mackinac Island is being able to bike ride around the island and watch the beautiful sunsets! Her favorite thing in Little Luxuries is The Home T-Shirt that says “Sunday Funday”, which you can see her wearing on more than just Sundays in the shops!
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    Little Luxuries Staff
    I’m so excited to work with each of these talented and special girls! Next time you’re on the island, be sure to stop in and meet them!
    XO
    Nicole
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