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Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Collective: A Crafter and Artisan Boutique -396 Park Avenue Idaho Falls

One of the reasons that I have been a bit MIA lately is the fact that I've been really busy sewing.  There's no time for blogging when you're busy sewing, and I've been sewing for a new brick and mortar boutique that I am excited to be a part of.  

The Collective is a new crafters and artisans boutique located in downtown Idaho Falls.  I love the location of the building, and the boutique itself has even more charm.  The owners have made sure to only allow handmade goods into their store.  It is full of extremely talented local artisans and their creations.  
I painted the logo on the chalkboard using gouache paints.  Don't paint it too thick, or it will chip.  

As soon as I walked into the store, I knew that I wanted to be a part of it.  I am part of a couple of other local boutiques, but they allow re-sale products and imports in their store.  This boutique really celebrates handmade goods, and locally made.

I threw my display together in a hurry, and was really fortunate to be able to find some thrifted pieces that made my display come together.

The entertainment center/cabinet doesn't have a lot of charm on it's own, but it is really functional.  It was heavy, and I was able to hang some hooks on the side, a trouser hanger that serves as a scarf display, and a sign on the back.  There is a sliding shelf, which allows for multi-level display, and I've since opened up the bottom doors, hung a tension rod between them, and now display my onesies on the rod.

I had a couple of really great vintage flannel fabrics that I was able to use as linens.  They break up the bold coral pink, and add a bit of feminine flair. My favorite thrifted item is that brown and white polka dotted hat box.  

Trouser hanger, not beautiful, but functional.
 And of course, I had to have something to display and sell at the shop, so I got to play with some new scarf designs. Love them!

If you happen to be in the South East Idaho area, be sure to stop by this fun handmade shop!  You can follow The Collective on Facebook.


Charity said...

That is really cool! There is a shop not too far from me that sells handmade Native-American-style pottery, but nothing like this. I love your display! =)

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