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Mackinac Island Father's Day

Father’s Day will be here before you know it! We have rounded up a few of our favorite things in Little Luxuries that are perfect for the special Dad in your life!

Sunday Funday

  1. Sunday Funday Shirt: If your dad loves catching a game on Sunday’s, make sure he has this shirt to cheer on his favorite team!
  2. Collegiate MSU or UofM Pillows: Does your dad have a strong allegiance to MSU or UofM? Grab him one of these uniquely embroidered pillows, honoring his favorite team.
  3. Michigan Beer: Little Luxuries sells a wide variety of Michigan beer. Stop in to mix-n-match a 6 or 12 pack for Dad to enjoy! Don’t forget to pick up a coozie, too!

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Along with so many other dad gifts that we carry, we also have a great selection of Father’s Day cards, to capture just what you want to say to your family man! We’re open daily, starting at 9:30 AM, we can’t wait to see you and help you pick out the perfect present!

Father's Day on Mackinac

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Today’s Monday Maker is Elizabeth Hans, a Mackinac Island local who creates necklaces, earrings and barrettes that are sold at The Artists Market! 

Elizabeth Hans

Elizabeth works to create jewelry and barrettes from beautiful and unique natural materials. Her work is created from natural, semi-precious stone beads, pearls, crystals and shells, as well as unique objects, like Massachusetts sea glass, from where she grew up! The beautiful hair barrettes are made from handmade, heavy watercolor paper. 
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Elizabeth and her husband Dan reside on Mackinac Island May - October and then live in Pennsylvania the rest of the year. Next time you are in the Artists Market of Mackinac Island, stop in to see her beautiful designs! 
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Today’s Monday Maker is featuring a new artist, Momo Glassworks! Two artists who met in Andalusia, traveled Spain together, read a book called “Momo” and here they are, years later, creating art together! Currently, they create and reside in Massachusetts. 

Momo Glassworks

Today they are creating art on Glass Canvas and Bright Mosaics. The process is quite scientific and full of steps and took quite a while to perfect! The temperature of the glass cannot get too hot or too cold, it has to be just right, to not break. In order to have the collage of color in the art, they must put a piece of glass on either side of the color. The layers of glass help add depth to the piece, making it beautiful and unique! 
Momo Glassworks
The Artists Market of Mackinac Island is proud to carry a selection on their jewelry, including earrings and necklaces. To see some of their larger canvases of work, visit their website here!
Photos Courtesy of Momo Glassworks
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Little Luxuries

It’s Mother’s Day Weekend on Mackinac Island! It’s a lot chillier than I’d like it to be, but there are still plenty of ways to have fun and treat Mom to a special day, if you happen to be visiting for the weekend. Last year, my boys took me on a picnic and then to the Butterfly House for.a day of family fun! 
A favorite Mother’s Day tradition for many is brunch at the Grand Hotel. Take your Mom to the Grand Buffet Luncheon in the Main Dining Room. It’s a great way to celebrate Mom in a special way to let her know that you love her! 
Many of the shops on Main Street will be open, if you still haven’t found the perfect gift for Mom and need to do some last minute shopping.  Little Luxuries will be open on Sunday starting at 10 AM and we hope to see you then!
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Macone Clay

Macone Clay and Spooner Creek Design, is a family run business that has been creating art for over twenty years. All of their pieces are handmade in Wisconsin and their work is sold in all 50 states and even outside of the US. 


Macone Clay

This year, The Artists Market of Mackinac is proud to carry several different styles of frames, wall tiles, wine tags and magnets. Each design is witty and whimsical. Each piece of art is made with love and care, ready to be the perfect gift or new conversation starter at your home. The art on the frames is printed on archival paper and archival ink and UV coated to last a lifetime.

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We love having the opportunity to work with family-run businesses who inspire creativity and following their dreams. Macone Clay and Spooner Creek Design have been wonderful artists to work with. Next time you are in the Artists Market, look at the array of art that we currently carry! 

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