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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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Welcome to the Weekend! I can’t believe that it is already almost the middle of July! We have new products that are arriving almost daily, so I wanted to drop a note on the blog and tell you what I am currently loving for summer!
Body Oil
Mackinac Bath & Body Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Body Oil: This body oil is as refreshing and good for your skin as a dip in the Great Lakes--without the goose bumps. It feels great on my skin and gives me an extra pep in my step for the day!
Island Girl
Island Girl Dolman Shirt: I love this t-shirt because it’s the perfect fit for summer, while telling everyone about the Island Girl that you are!
Lollia
Relax by Lollia: This perfume is my all-time favorite! It’s elegant and feminine, without being overpowering. If it’s date night or a special occasion, I put on a dab of Relax by Lollia!
If you can’t make it in the shop personally, pop over to the online store where you can purchase any of these products. I’m sure that you will love them just as much as I do!
Nicole
xo

 

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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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4th of July

Happy Independence Day from Mackinac Island! I’m taking today to spend some time with my favorite boys, doing our 4th of July Mackinac traditions! 
Each 4th of July we start by celebrating with old fashioned family games at Windermere Point. Games like three legged races, water balloons balanced on spoons - the typical games you grew up playing every summer. We’ll take the boys down to watch and participate in all the fun and excitement. Their favorite part, of course, is the bounce house! During the day, there is a parade including the Mackinac Island fire truck that will go down Main Street, which we will watch, as well! 
After all the excitement, we will wait in anticipation for the sky to get darker and the firework show to start! 4th of July on Mackinac Island is so special and I’m so grateful that the boys get to grow up in such an incredible spot as this. I hope that however you are spending your holiday, that you are with those you love.
Xo,
Nicole 
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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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