Holiday Gift Ideas From MaJe Gallery

We’ve got some great holiday gift ideas to share with you this week. We’re unpacking boxes daily, so the supplies are at their peak!

Holiday gift ideas like these new glass ornaments make great, unique gifts.
A trio of new glass ornaments for 2016

Our most popular ornaments each year are made by local artist Celeste Stuhring, and here are a few of her new designs for 2016. She works her magic with fused glass, often mounted on an aluminum frame like the Santa and Reindeer shown here. The santa is 4″ tall, the nutcracker is 5 1/2″ tall and the reindeer is 5″ tall. The bright colors show up beautifully on your tree.

Holiday gift ideas include rusty trees you can decorate with sparkly magnets
Decorate these adorable rusty trees with sparkly magnets!

Are you joining the growing number of people who are dumping the traditional tree for something simpler? A trio of rusty metal trees might be just the ticket! Decorate these trees with sparkly magnets and cute ribbons for a festive arrangements. Sizes are 12″ ($38), 18″  ($45) and 24″ ($49) tall, which creates a charming visual feast for the eyes. I’m sorry my paypal button isn’t working for this. Please call me (425-776-3778) or reply to this email with your order.

Here’s an image of one with a few magnets.

Holiday Gift ideas include a rusty tree full of sparkly magnets.
An example of one of the trees with a few sparkly magnets.

We seem to in for more than our fair share of cloudy skies and wet weather this year. Here’s the perfect holiday gift idea for someone you know who struggles with that…

Holiday gift ideas like this colorful painting that reminds us to be happy
Cheer up with bright colors and optimistic reminders

Sometimes we need help remembering to choose happiness. What better way than this gloriously colorful painting of a bird who’s just found a french fry? This original mixed media painting is by local artist Julie Terrell. It measures 10″ x 8″ and can be yours for $48.

Personalized jewelry charms in stacked disks
Stacked graduated disks in all sterling or mixed metals

Speaking of perfect holiday gift ideas, time is running out to order your personalized jewelry in time for Christmas. Next Monday, December 5, is the last day to order if you want to be sure it arrives on time, so don’t hesitate any longer! These and other designs can be seen here. Give a unique gift that will be treasured for a lifetime.

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Small Business Saturday Sales at MaJe Gallery

Launched in 2010, Small Business Saturday follows Black Friday’s mad mall craze. Small Business Saturday began to celebrate the myriad small retail shops that make each little town unique.

shop small, shop smart, shop America - it's just around the corner

Since then, it has grown exponentially to see 95 million shoppers shopping at small businesses near them on that Saturday. That number is sure to explode even higher this year.

As MaJe customers, we already know you support local small businesses. Join with us this coming Saturday, November 26th, from 10am – 5pm, to watch that number grow!

To thank you for your efforts, we are offering everything in our little shop at a 10% discount that day. MaJe regulars know we rarely have sales, so take advantage of our specials! Come on down to celebrate the magic of our small shops!

Shop Small in Edmonds

Happily, we’ve got nothing but small shops in Edmonds, so by shopping at MaJe Gallery, you actually support TWO small businesses: MaJe Gallery, as well as the American artist whose work you purchase! Double whammy! Here are some ideas:

Small Business Saturday and save 10% on American-made items like SolMate socks
The ever-popular SolMate socks in two new colors for 2016

Ever since we introduced Vermont’s SolMate socks about five years ago, they have remained one of our most popular gifts. Made of recycled cotton, these socks feature the famous “mis-matched with care” label. You’ll be hard put to find a more fun and more comfortable sock. Persimmon and Midnight, the two colors shown above, are new colors for 2016. We’ve got a full selection of these, plus lots more available in time for Shop Small Saturday.

Glass Is A Great Gift

Small Business Saturday and get unique gifts like this fused glass tray made in Washington
Fused Glass Tray with Holiday Themes

Linda Covey of Renton makes charming fused glass dishes and trays with holiday themes. They sell out every year!  Shopping on Shop Small Saturday means you’re likely to see the largest selection. Perfect for Christmas cookies, or cheese and crackers, at $34 you can’t go wrong.

Small Business Saturday fused glass coaster for Seahawks 12th Man
12th Man fused glass coaster

Luckily, the Seahawks colors of blue and green are simply a great color combination whether or not you’re a sports fan. This fused glass coaster, made in Woodinville features the Seahawks blue and green colors. Sand-blasted onto the surface is our celebratory “12”, marking us all out as big fans of our favorite team. These are available individually for $11, or buy a set of 4 for $40.

We look forward to seeing you on Shop Small Saturday this year! Please let us know if you want us to offer more items online on a more regular basis. We will listen and make the necessary adjustments.  

Thank you so much for all your support over the years! Let’s make this holiday season one of our favorites!

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Shop Early! Shop Smart! Shop America!

Shop Early – Shop Smart – Shop America!

Avoid holiday stress by getting an early start to your shopping! Better yet, choose Made in America products sold in small shops like MaJe Gallery. Santa gives bonus points to such shoppers for supporting not one, but TWO local businesses!

You can even avoid traffic by shopping online here, and give Amazon a run for its money! Check out these great ideas…

shop early shop smart shop america faux fur accessories
Luxurious faux fur accessories are affordable and lovely

Made in Seattle, super soft and luxurious faux fur accessories make wonderful, affordable gifts and stocking stuffers. A very large selection is currently available at MaJe Gallery, and a small selection right here online.

shop early shop smart shop America buy faux fur fingerless gloves made in Seattle
A trio of faux fur fingerless gloves

See how these look when worn by checking out the photo at the top of this page. Simple, and reversible, these feel so wonderful to wear! Made in Seattle by Pandemonium Hats, a gift of fingerless gloves is perfect for your texting pals. Plus, it means you shop small, shop smart, shop American! Even better, you shop Seattle and Edmonds at the same time!  Woohoo! At just $29, who can say no?

shop early shop smart shop America with faux fur neckwarmers made in Seattle
Looking beautiful was never so easy!

Complete your outfit with coordinating neckwarmer and hat for a full faux fur look this winter. The neckwarmer simply goes over your head and automatically looks gorgeous without having to figure out how to fold it, or tie it, or make it lie down. It’s a brilliant design, and only $35. In store, we have many of the cuffed pillbox style, as shown on the left and right in this photo. Stop by to get the perfect one for you! Hats are $49.

Affordable Art Glass

Shop early shop smart shop america with Colorful blown glass candy canes
Colorful blown glass candy canes

I’m always on the lookout for affordable blown glass, so when I saw these delightful candy canes by Robert Kahl of California, I knew I’d hit the jackpot. At $19.95 each, no two are alike. Each comes in it’s own gift box like you see here. Many color combos available, so when you order, give me some suggestions and I’ll do my best.

shop early shop smart shop America with stacked glass trees made in California
A trio of stacked glass trees

Made in California, these charming stacked glass trees come in FIVE sizes, so you can create the perfect grouping for your holiday decor. These were very popular gifts last year, and we expect that to be true this year as well.  Priced $18 – $68, it fits all budgets too.  What better way to shop small, shop smart, shop American!

Tree sizes are as follows: Tiny Tree is 2.5″ tall. Small Tree is 3.5″ tall. Tall Small Tree is 5.5″ tall.  Wide Large Tree is 6″ tall. Skinny Large Tree is 7.5″ tall.

shop small, shop smart, shop America - it's just around the corner

Small Business Saturday is just around the corner! The Saturday after next, November 26, from 10am – 5pm, avoid the mall and shop in charming downtown Edmonds. We add our own encouragement by offering everything in the shop for 10% off that day! Escape the mall – SHOP SMALL!

And of course – SHOP MAJE GALLERY!

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Sweet Sixteen! Come Celebrate With Us!

We first opened our doors in November 2000. It is now November 2016. That means, yes, we can celebrate our Sweet Sixteen birthday! And we plan to do just that, with you!

HAPPY SWEET SIXTEEN

Celebrate our Sweet Sixteen With Us!We’ve gone through many changes in that sixteen years, but have always loved beauty and color. Thank you to all of you for your support over the years. We couldn’t have done it without you!

To thank you, we’re offering 10% off store-wide.

Save 15% if you wear MaJe togs and jewelry!

Sweet Sixteen Celebration includes mulled wine
Manya’s Secret Recipe for Mulled wine

We have some special treats in store for you, including mulled wine made from Manya’s secret recipe!

PRIZES

We’ll have a drawing each hour on the hour throughout the day featuring art like this.

Prizes you could win at our Sweet Sixteen Celebration
Prizes you could win at our Sweet Sixteen Celebration

OUR NEWEST ARRIVAL

One possible way to treat yourself is this very awesome new jacket from Testimony, called the “Emma”. We have it in the favorite “dusk” color at the moment. Very pretty lace at the bottom. Long enough to cover your butt too.

Sweet Sixteen - a new jacket from Testimony called the Emma
Testimony’s newest jacket – the Emma

Please join us for fun and frivolity next Sunday, November 13, from noon – 4, as we celebrate our Sweet Sixteen!

 

Personalized Jewelry Charms – Customize Yours

Personalized jewelry charms are coming to you now at MaJe Gallery. Choose initials or names in a variety of shapes and metals. Order now to get your special customized charm necklace in time for holiday gift giving.

PERSONALIZED JEWELRY CHARMS

"Family Tree" pendant with mixed metal bird charms
“Family Tree” pendant with mixed metal bird charms

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Here’s an example of the “Family Tree” personalized jewelry charms. It begins with an oxidized copper disk with a branch etched onto the surface. Then, add as many tiny bird charms as needed to complete your family tree! 18″ zinc chain included. $50 – $86 for up to three bird charms. These are in-store now, so no need to wait, or just stop by to get the initials you want right now! When ordering online, please indicate the initials you want in the comments box on PayPal, or email me.

Personalized silver disk charm with tiny copper heart
Personalized silver disk charm with tiny copper heart

Get full names rather than simply initials with this 1″ domed sterling silver disk which can hold up to 26 characters (including spaces). A tiny copper heart floats above the names. This personalized jewelry charm includes an 18″ chain in rose-gold plated sterling.  $110. When ordering online, indicate the (1) names and (2) rose gold or sterling chain.

Personalized aluminum charm especially for mom
Personalized aluminum charm especially for mom

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A heavy gauge aluminum disk measures 1.5″ has “MOM” in the center, as she will always be focused on her children, whose names surround “MOM”. This charm holds up to 28 characters (including spaces). Let it become Mom’s favorite key chain, or add an 18″ zinc chain so she can wear it proudly as a pendant. Personalized jewelry charms have never been more fun!

Personalized jewelry charms in stacked disks
Stacked graduated disks in all sterling or mixed metals

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Stacked graduated disks in all sterling silver (left) or mixed metals (right) can tell a story in themselves. Add birthstone crystals for a splash of color to make the pendant even that much more personalized. Price includes 18″ sterling ball chain. Birthstone crystals $10 each.

IN OTHER JEWELRY NEWS…

Two new necklaces by Shari Both
Two new necklaces by Shari Both

Check out these two subtle and beautiful new pieces composed by our own Shari Both. On the left, sparkly stones wrap around a silver oval frame, topped by a sapphire. An unusual chain mixes with more of the sparkly stones for a cohesive design.

On the right, wrapped labradorite chunks and hand-wrought silver squares and other stones form a lovely whole in oxidized sterling. Beautiful.

Shari is inspired by vintage jewelry and I think we can all see that influence in this lovely new design.

Miniature dried flower pendants by Botanical Creations
Miniature dried flower pendants

Kathryn Sherwood grows lots and lots of flowers in her back yard in Port Orchard. She dries them and then mounts them onto glass cabochons. They come in all shapes and sizes, but these tiny little pendants are a big hit with those who like to wear tiny jewelry. See if you can pick out the Queen Anne’s Lace, Tiger Lily petals, and Forget-Me-Nots! Just $25 including chain.

OUTFIT OF THE WEEK

Colorful artistic rain coats made in Massachusetts by Red Rover Clothing Company
Three of the eight available colors of the awesome rain coat

Color Choices


Okay, you got me. It’s not really an “outfit,” but it certainly works with any outfit in your wardrobe. We surpassed the record for rain in October and by all counts November is going to be rather wet as well. Now is the time to get one of these lovely, funky raincoats for yourself! Available in purple, lime and red (shown above), you can also choose turquoise, berry (a deep red), pink (a bright fuschia), and for those who prefer a more subtle look, choose one that is all black with just a few red semi-circles around the snaps. $268.

Come on in to get the best size for you (or if you aren’t close enough to stop by, choose one size SMALLER than you normally choose). Trust me. These jackets run large. Indicate your size in the comments in paypal.

To order by mail, simply email me or call 425-776-3778 and we’ll get you all set up!

Stay tuned for more personalized gifts you can choose for the upcoming holidays! I’ll be featuring one in each of the upcoming emails for November. Shop early this year and avoid a stressful December!

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