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Hot Stripes At MaJe Gallery

Hot Stripes Are Fun and Bold

Hot stripes are featured in this Megan Wrap from Florida's Inside Out Everyday.
Hot stripes in multi-colored splendor

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The Megan Wrap from Florida’s Inside Out Everyday is now available in this colorful striped fabric. Yes, it’s great in summer, but it might also be just the thing for the dreariness of February. Circular hem is shorter in front and longer in back, reducing the appearance of hips. Manya’s modeling it in these photos above showing the variety you can get when pairing it with different colored tops and black leggings.

Hot stripes from Inside Out Everyday's Megan Wrap.
Instead of leggings, how about a blue skirt?

Pair it with a long, blue skirt and white top for a refreshing look that will be perfect for your next outing. All three items now available at MaJe Gallery.

Hot stripes on the diagonal are slimming in this Jude tunic from Inside Out Everyday.
Diagonal stripes!

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Also from Inside Out Everyday is this blue tunic with diagonal stripes and two front pockets. The perfect length to wear with your favorite leggings.

Hot stripes are subtle in the Lynette top from Inside Out Everyday.
Soft and Sassy Lynette Top

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The ultra-light weight of this fabric is perfect for your next hot weather event. The slightly rounded hem is flattering to view. Pair it over black or white as shown here.

Introducing Our Newest Jeweler

When Christine Busch Lyons was still in college she found some old circus animal stamps in her grandparents’ basement one summer afternoon. As an art major with a specialty in metal work she found the stamps inspiring and used them in her work. These charming shapes can now be found at MaJe Gallery in Edmonds.

Hot stripes need accessories like these zirkus shapes
Octopus and Wild Stars Earrings

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Light-weight and shiny silver, these are sure to attract admiring comments from complete strangers.

Hot stripes need accessories like the Puss She earrings from Zirkus
The Puss She earrings!



According to Christine, “I had the idea for the PussShe Cat design early one morning when I was half asleep. I got up and did a drawing and told my husband Glenn “we’ve got to make this!” I was so inspired by the Women’s March and the whole “Pussy Hat” phenomena. Also I love the design and quite frankly thought it might sell. Because of what we believe in, a portion of our sales of PussShe Cat jewelry will be going to Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.

Pendants also available.

A new box of the awesome basic T-shirts from Halo is arriving any day now, so stay tuned! Find out first by following us on Facebook!

Sky Blue Summer Jackets and Pants

Sky blue is an excellent color to include in your summer wardrobe. It’s fresh and clean, and looks great with at least half your closet.

Sky Blue Summer Jackets

 

Sky blue is a great summer color like in the popular Reba jacket from Testimony Los Angeles
The top-selling Reba jacket in sky blue

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The Reba jacket quickly rose to become Testimony’s most popular jacket. Why? Because it’s gorgeous, that’s why! And now, for a limited time, it’s available in this lovely shade of blue called “sky.”

By the way, I also have several pairs of Testimony’s narrow leg “Betty” pant in sky as well…. Don’t wait long if you want some!

Introducing New Artist Kathy Walker

It might not be sky blue, but this purple art box by Kathy Walker is just gorgeous
Art inside AND out!



Edmonds watercolor artist Kathy Walker launches a new line of art boxes using her exquisite watercolor paintings. Available only at MaJe Gallery, these meticulously finished boxes feature Kathy’s art both inside and out, as you can see in this box with a drawer and mirror. Each box is signed by Kathy, making it a collectible piece.

The above box in purple and gold measures, when closed, 5 3/4″ long x 4″ wide and 3″ tall.

It's not sky blue, but it's as gorgeous as a summer day - two art boxes by Kathy Walker.
Two boxes featuring a floral bouquet

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Here are two more boxes from our collection. These feature a vibrant floral bouquet ready to cheer up any room. Stop by the gallery to see the entire collection! No two alike!

The box on the left is 6″ x 4″ x 1.25″ tall. On the right, it’s 2.5″ x 3.5″ x 2″ high.

A Good Card is a Beautiful Thing

Email is great. Facebook is nice. But receiving a card in the mail is just about the best thing there is! We just opened a box of new cards from our ever-popular line: Slap Happy. Here’s a sample.

It's not sky blue, but these are the best cards around.
Three examples from our latest delivery

And at just $3.95 each, they are a great price too. I’m constantly on the lookout for cards with optimism and humor. There’s enough negativity out there! You won’t find it in our cards.

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Not All White Tops Are The Same. MaJe’s Are Great!

Not all white tops are the same. We just got three new ones that are outstanding! They fit our motto of Easy Elegance For Life to a T.

Not All White Tops Are The Same

Not all white tops are the same. Take this fun top from Inside Out Everyday, the Mackenzie!
Simple. Elegant. Fun.

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Three cut-outs at the neck transform a simple, half-sleeve white T-shirt into an elegant yet fun summer top. The Mackenzie Top is made of rayon jersey, it’s machine washable, great for traveling, and a perfect weight for summer. Just $84, and for a while, available in sizes XS all the way through to XL. Stop in to try one on, or go for the gusto and get it right here and now. I’ll ship it to you right away!

Not all white tops are the same, like this super fun tequila top from Inside Out Everyday.
White tunic with cami included

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A sheer, textured white tunic over a simple cami makes an elegant statement with a dash of sass. Better yet, it’s aptly called the Tequila Tunic! Pair it with jeans for casual, a skirt for a party, or something in between for a day out with your girlfriends. Machine washable and great for travel, this summer top will get a lot of wear and enjoyment. Just $84 and nearly all sold out. Only size large remaining.

Not all white tops are the same. This mostly black top features white trim with tiny black stripes. By Inside Out Everyday.
Black with white-stripe trim in the Ivy Top

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Sometimes, black is the way to go. The Easy Elegance of an all black profile will never steer you wrong. Interesting details in the Ivy Top like precision cutouts at the neck and in the sleeves make this stand out from the crowd. As with all Inside Out Everyday tops, this also comes with plenty of room in the torso to disguise extra things we shan’t mention aloud. Available in one each size from Small to Extra Large. Like it? Get your size while you can for just $84.

Fun Jewelry For Your New Top

Wear a great bracelet with the "not all white tops are the same." These are by Christophe Poly.
Funky new bracelets from Christophe Poly

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Our top-selling jewelry artist, Christophe Poly, just sent these super fun stainless steel cuff bracelets for our enjoyment. There’s just one each in stock, so don’t wait! Just $58 each. (Update 7/13: the second from left bracelet has sold. Three more still available)

Not all white tops are the same, nor is jewelry. New pieces from Christophe Poly.
Or how about a signature bracelet and necklace!

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New and wonderful necklaces with coordinating bracelets by Christophe Poly. Just one each, so don’t hesitate if you like one. Necklaces have a magnetic clasp and are 17″ long. Necklaces $58, Bracelets $48. More styles in stock! (Update 7/13: the black with aqua bracelet has sold.)

Wishing everyone a happy fourth of July! Need some fun socks to wear? Check these out:

Living Royal Stars and Stripes socks
Stars on one side, Stripes on the other



Such fun, and just in time to celebrate the Fourth of July! These crew socks are just $12. Only 1 pairs left, so don’t wait!

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Cheerful Colors Cheers Us Up In Dreary January

Cheerful colors are good medicine for these dark, dreary days of January. We got some colorful deliveries last week I want to share with you.

Cheerful Colors On Your Table

Cheerful colors like turquoise fused glass trays are a perfect antidote to winter blues
Cheerful turquoise fused glass trays cheer up your table

Renton’s Linda Covey-Campbell just delivered these colorful, contemporary dishes – the perfect antidote to an otherwise dreary tabletop. Fill each one up with cheese, crackers, veggie sticks or whatever you can think of. At top left we have a 10″ square dish in two shades of turquoise with a custom-made glass “pebble” inset and three black dots in the corner, resulting in a sleek design with clean lines. Just $63. At top right we have a pair of 5″ square dishes at $16 each that coordinate beautifully with the big square which can be used for small tasty treats that compliment what’s on the big dish.

Go for the gusto and add the 7″ x 15″ tray ($58) which is perfect for all kinds of yummy treats. Watch the turquoise appear as the treats disappear. Get all four dishes for $160.

Cheerful Colors on You

Cheerful colors like this periwinkle top cheer you up when you wear it.
Everybody loves periwinkle!

Cheerful colors like periwinkle are a favorite of many because it’s so pleasing to the eye and looks good on so many skin tones. This flattering tunic has long sleeves and a cowl neck with a delicate flair at the torso making it not overly flowy. It has a straight edge hem all the way around. I paired it here with our popular bamboo leggings with the attached skirt which is super comfortable. Better not wait too long because I think these will sell out fast!(Update 1/16 – yep, they all sold out. Hope to get more soon. Stay tuned!)

Cheerful colors like seafoam in this coordinating jacket and top
Cheerful seafoam jacket and coordinating top

Cheerful colors like seafoam are popular too. The solid jacket is hip length with a zip closure, excellent pockets and even a hood. The print top coordinates perfectly because they were dyed in the same dye lot. The top has 3/4 sleeves and an assymetrical hem and V-neck. Both are cotton with spandex which means they’ll be easy to wash and care for in addition to feeling great on your body.

Cheerful Colors like Garnet

It’s January which means our birthstone this month is garnet, and we have some gorgeous selections from which you may choose your favorite.

Cheerful colors like garnet is also January's birthstone
Garnet is January’s birthstone

Check out this one-of-a-kind hammered sterling ring by Lynnwood’s Bonnie AuBuchon. It features a faceted garnet in a deep red hue that catches the light beautifully. Currently sized at a 10, it can be re-sized just for you. $90.

Cheerful colors like garnet make great jewelry for January birthday girls.
Faceted garnet in a sterling teardrop pendant

The depth of color in this beautiful garnet is enhanced by the additional facets carved on the underside of the stone by our master faceter – Bill Booze. Bill has been honing his faceting skills for over 30 years now, and can capture the most beautiful aspects of his A-grade stones so masterfully. Since he’s also a metalsmith, he sets the stones, too, usually in simple settings to best show off the stone. Here we have a sterling teardrop setting with the garnet nestled at the base for an interesting, contemporary look.

Style Tip – Choose The Right Jewelry

Here’s another tip in our ongoing series about choosing the right jewelry for your outfit. We’re looking at our periwinkle top with its interesting texture of undulating lines and puckers.

When choosing jewelry consider the texture and neckline
Shape and line mimic the texture of the top

There’s room for a 16″ – 19″ necklace in this top which features a shallow scoop neckline. First, mimic the shallow scoop by choosing a necklace that is also a scoop shape as opposed to a pendant that would change the shape to a “V”. Second, find something with undulating lines such as this interesting piece by Lizzy James, which also has interspersed shapes that are very similar to the shapes in the top itself. What could be more perfect?

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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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Art For Home, Kitchen, Body – Made in the Northwest

This week, new art for home, kitchen, body has arrived – and it’s made right here in our own backyard! No, you won’t find these items in a mall. Ever. Northwest artists making lovely things for our Northwest lovers.

Art For Home

Art for home, kitchen, body like this panoramic autumnal view of a Northwest scene
Northwest panorama painting with an autumn view

Now retired, former Mukilteo schools art teacher Rolf Oversvee heads out to a great view, gets out his painting gear, and paints the scene. This is a larger painting, measuring 24″ x 48″ – often the perfect size for above a fireplace or sofa. His use of warm and cool tones together create cheerful yet peaceful works that celebrate the natural beauty of our surroundings. $998.

Art For Kitchen

The "Garden Goddess" tea towl by new artist Debbie Tomassi
The “Garden Goddess” tea towl by new artist Debbie Tomassi

We are thrilled to welcome a new artist to MaJe Gallery this week – Debbie Tomassi (from Seattle) brings her linen tea towels to Edmonds. And these aren’t just any tea towels either.  Starting with an original painting, Debbie prints that image onto linen using ink with intense saturation to capture all her glorious colors. Precision is key, so lining up the image properly is just one step in the process. Once printed, Debbie then hand-finishes the edges and seals it all in to create a luxurious, vibrant linen tea towel that will withstand many washings and bring you joy for years to come.

We have five designs in Debbie’s delightful tea towels for you to enjoy. Art for home, kitchen, body likes to offer options!

Puss-and-Birdy-Tea-Towels
Two linen tea towels. “Puss” on the left, “Hello Birdy” on the right

Here’s a pair of tea towels, sold separately, featuring more of Debbie Tomassi’s vibrant art. Who knew a kitchen tea towel could be so beautiful?

Art for home, kitchen and body includes these two gorgeous tea towels
A pair of tea towels – blue bird and flower festival

Another pair of Debbie’s cheerful tea towels. This time on the left we have a bluebird belting out a lovely song, while on the right we have a whole crazy flower festival! 100% linen towels are dyed with high saturation, and each towel is meticulously hand-finished. Great quality and just $28 each.

Art For The Body

Art for home, kitchen, body like these unique upcycled cashmere fingerless gloves
Upcycled cashmere fingerless gloves are one-of-a-kind

Everett’s Susie Howell just delivered a dozen fingerless gloves, or “glovelettes” as she calls them. Starting with cast-off cashmere sweaters, Susie repurposes them to make unique wearable art that often includes vintage treasures from her private collection like these lovely buttons here on the moss green cashmere. Just $48. (Update: This pair now sold)

Art for home, kitchen, body like these glovelettes
Black, white and gray glovelettes with vintage trim

Here’s another pair from the new collection, this time in black, white and gray cashmere with a fluffy ribbon trim and another vintage button from Susie’s private stash. Stay warm while looking good this winter! That’s what art for home, kitchen, body is all about. $48.

Dark brown cashmere fingerless gloves with unique trim are part of the art for home, kitchen, body collection
One more pair of cashmere fingerless gloves

A third pair from the new collection of upcycled cashmere glovelettes by Susie Howell. This time, there’s a mix of black and brown with a warm brown ribbon trim at the knuckles. $48.

Art for home, kitchen, body ends with this colorful wrap
Our outfit of the week features the Megan Wrap

We do love our black here in the Pacific Northwest, but a splash of color can be such a lovely thing. Check out the newest wrap from Florida’s Inside Out Everyday. In rich tones of magenta, teal, and olive with accents of charcoal and black, you can throw this on over whatever black basics you have in the closet and turn the day into a sunny one. Made of rayon, it’s machine washable too.

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Harvest Style This Fall at MaJe Gallery

Harvest style for your fall decor – like pumpkins from one of our local pumpkin farms as well as in timeless art as found in this new design fused glass tray by Celeste Stuhring.

Charming punpkin harvest fused glass tray with spreader
Charming punpkin harvest fused glass tray with spreader

Food safe, dishwasher safe, this charming tray, Celeste contructed it by “painting” with colorful powdered glass directly onto clear glass. She then fused together in a kiln at over 1700 degrees. Perfect for all your fall, harvest, Halloween and Thanksgiving parties. Complete with a coordinating cheese spreader! Made in Washington.

Harvest Style

And just what do you think you’ll wear to all your harvest activities? Try on some of our stylish designs that we found with you in mind.

Full-length harvest style elegant coat from Testimony Los Angeles
Testimony’s harvest style is found in this full-length elegant coat

Chill winds make longer coats a harvest style necessity for the distinctive Northwest woman. Check out this elegant addition by Testimony Los Angeles – the “Madison” jacket. Notice how you can tie it closed when you wish. But there will be many times you just want to leave it open. Then, simply button the tie onto the central button on the back of the coat for a beautiful finish.

Made of cotton and spandex, not only is it extremely comfortable and elegant, it is also machine washable. What more could a girl ask for?

Three new subtle skirts by California's Marcia Bloom
New subtle harvest style skirts by Marcia Bloom.

You may recall a similar collection of skirts about a month ago, shown here in this very newsletter. Those three are long gone, so we asked Marcia Bloom to create some new ones for us. Voila! These three are part of a lovely new collection of funky skirts that are perfect for your harvest style party attire.

These skirts fits size 6 – 16. Don’t believe me? Stop by for a demonstration. These are not only the most comfortable skirt you will ever wear, they also exhibit a funky style that you can accessorize from casual to dressy, depending on the need and your mood. The jersey fabrics make them excellent travel companions. Nearly all are one-of-a-kind.

Harvest Style Jewelry

 

Manya Vee Jewelry introduces new layered necklaces
Manya Vee’s newest line of jewelry is coordinated layers in different lengths

Manya Vee has been hard at work on a new line of jewelry – Layer It! Coordinated necklaces in a series of four in various color palettes make for fun and versatile pieces that you can wear a myriad of ways.  For your harvest style, check out this series in warm earth tones of browns, ambers and ivories. Each piece is available separately, but the combination packs a real statement. Manya’s been test-driving them for over a week now, and always gets noticed by passers-by.

Priced at $48 – $140, get the entire collection of four necklaces at a 15% discount of $310.

Style Tip: When wearing all four necklaces together, opt for a simple, solid-colored top in an earth tone such as the ivory (left) or chocolate (right) shown here.

Outfit Of The Week

Harvest style outfit in blues
Rhapsody in Blue! Marcia Bloom skirt with navy bolero

Harvest style includes those moments when the blue sky peaks out from behind all the clouds. That’s exactly what we see in this week’s Outfit Of The Week! We’ve got a one-of-a-kind Marcia Bloom skirt in various shades of blue with black and white accents, paired with a simple black top and a navy bolero. The structured jacket creates a bold contrast to the flowy skirt. The blue theme ties it all together.

Complete the look with black tights and tall black boots, and you’ll be the talk of all the harvest parties you attend!

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Word Signs – Get Yours Now at MaJe

Word signs are a great way to emblazon your walls with things that are meaningful to you. They are terrific conversation starters, too, when visitors ask you why that phrase is special to you.

Word Signs For Home

We just received our first collection of colorful painted wood word signs from Kristen Banks of Colorado. All are available to purchase right here!

Word signs like "Adventure Awaits", shown here in navy blue
This wooden word sign is shown in navy blue.

See the two circles near the top, in the “d” and “r”? That’s for super easy hanging. Light enough to hang on a push pin. This one measures 18″ x 6″.

Word signs like this, "Fortune Befriends The Bold", shown here in red.
Word Signs like this one in red are great fun.

This one is larger and in wonderful, bold red! It measures 14.5″ x 12″, perfect for many available spots on your walls.

Word signs like "Friends Gather Here" are for the full house
Word Signs like this are for those whose home is the place everyone congregates.

Is your home the place that’s always full of people, friendship and laughter? Then this is the sign for you! Or make it a gift for your friend whose home is like that! This one, shown here in pear green, measures 12″ x 16″.

Word Signs like this "To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow", shown in yellow.
The perfect Word Signs for your favorite gardener

With all the amazing gardens in Edmonds, you now have the perfect gift for your pal with that garden you admire. Or maybe that’s you! Either way, word signs like this are such fun to share. This one, shown in yellow, measures 18″ x 11″.

Word Signs like "Love Grows Here" announce your intentions
Announce your intention with this affirming word sign

Shout out your intentions to the world! Your house is filled with love, and you are proud of that. This word sign, shown here in teal, measures 12″ x 14″.

Mini Word Signs

Word signs in a smaller format like these are about the best gift you can think of. At just $19.50 each, you can’t go wrong. Check out the current choices!

Word Signs like "You are my sunshine" celebrate life.
Who’s the sunshine in your life?

Need a special gift for a wonderful person? Look no further! This word sign, shown here in cheerful yellow, measures 5.5″ x 8 1/4″. It’s sold out at the moment, but I’m happy to order it for you!

Word Signs like "Yoga Nerd" are fun
This one is special for all my customers you love yoga!

I bet we all have friends who do yoga. Maybe several friends. And maybe you too! This mini sign measures 6.5″ x 5.5″

Word Signs like "Happy Thoughts" are a great reminder
Sometimes we need a little reminder to think happy thoughts.

Another mini word sign, this time in  teal, reminds you to live each day with a positive spin. This measures 9″ x 5.5″.

Mini Word Signs like this, "This is my happy place," shown in orange.
Mini word signs like this are just the thing to put in your personal happy place.

Where’s your happy place? Is it a favorite chair for reading? Maybe it’s your studio where you create things. For some, it’s the kitchen. Celebrate our unique differences by celebrating YOUR happy place! This mini sign is in orange and measures 7″ x 6 1/4″.

Tiny Word Signs

Let’s go smaller yet with word signs like this cute collection! Each measures 1″ tall x 5″ wide.  They sell for $6 each or 3 for $15. Stop by or call to get the best of our current selection.

Word Signs can be tiny, like these one-word signs.
1″ tall x 5″ wide, these single word signs make great gifts.

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