2017 Boutique Artisans

2017 Artisans at the North Oaks Holiday Home Tour and Boutique


Adventurous Woodworking.   I’m a self taught woodworker who’s been having fun in the shop for almost 15 years.  For me, woodworking provides an activity for both the right and left sides of the brain, maybe a dance between the two.  There’s the creative freedom to make something fun and unique versus the techniques that are necessary to make a long lasting product.  I’d like to think when the dance is complete, there’s something that’s both artistic and functional, and most of all something that others will enjoy.  Stop by and see our beautiful and functional  items for your home or holiday gift giving.  J_fenske@yahoo.com


Amish Hand Crafts.  Artisan woodwork, handmade in the US by Amish master craftsmen. Items include hand made Amish rugs, multi-colored wooden bowls, cutting boards and folding wine baskets. They also have a fine selection of wooden pens and goat milk soap.  http://www.amishhand-crafts.com


Annona Gourmet.  Annona Gourmet is the premier Olive Oil and Vinegar bar in Minnesota featuring Extra Virgin and Infused Olive Oils from around the world and Balsamic Vinegar from Modena, Italy. Annona Gourmet also focuses on local and regional products. We will have Oil & Vinegar gift sets, Marinade Sets, Sea Salts and other local goodies such as Summer Sausage, Trail Sticks and chemical free Microwave Popcorn. annonagourmet.com/


Apricot Lane.  This locally owned women’s boutique will offer a selection of unique clothing, accessories and gifts. With our curated collection of well-known brands, you will be sure to walk away with something special. blaine@apricotlaneusa.com


Arden Hills Nursery.  LLC-Vicki Ebert, our North Oaks Homeowner Association Gardener and owner of Arden Hills Nursery, which operates a seasonal flower mart only in MAY & JUNE at the Shoreview Village Mall, located on Highway 96 & Lexington Avenue is bringing her Holiday Wintergreen designs to the Boutique!  Custom wintergreen pots, wreaths, and swags will be available for your holiday decorating needs, along with bough bunches, stems & branches, pre-pack greens, lotus pods,  cones, magnolias, eucalyptus, oregonia and everything you need, including individual 12”porch pot kits for you do-it-yourselfers!  We are so excited to be able to support this most important fund raiser and thank all of you and hope you “winter-well” and see you in the Spring!


Artistic Expressions. Specializes in repurposing wool into artistic centerpieces and decorative items.The most popular items are felted wool incorporated into scarves, head warmers and pins that can be used to enhance jackets, sweaters, hats, and purses. http://Marigold3@msn.com


Bare Necessities.  For yourself or for gift giving, Handmade Soaps and Lotions are the Bear Necessities. Products for the bath and body!  http://www.barenecessities.com


The Bow Lady.  Specializing in hair accessories such as crocheted hats, headbands, and towels, embellished children’s clothing, recycled mittens, personalized bracelets, lap trays, storage boxes, and beautifully framed vintage jewelry and Christmas.  Contact her: Judycarley@gmail.com


Brevena.  More than a moisturizer, BREVENA with Macro B Complex was built on the science of how skin works. Experience soft, healthy, hydrated, glowing skin. Fragrance-free, dye-free and Minnesota made, our creams are the perfect gift for yourself and others! http://brevena.com


Bullenbee’s Skin Care.  Bullenbee's is a skin care company created by Marie Smith, a research scientist at a medical device company in the Twin Cities.  She created each  product after careful research through medical literature to identify the most effective natural ingredients for a variety of skin issues.  Marie created each Bullenbees product in response to a friend or family member's request for a local remedy for troublesome skin issue. Bullenbees products are dye free, perfume free, and paraben free -- and instead are concentrated in natural vitamins and minerals, shown to be most helpful to providing healthy skin. https://www.bullenbees.com/


Cest Chic Boutique.  C’est Chic comes from the heart of owner, Pam Pappas Stanch.  C’est Chic was created and boasts designers that take great care to get creations that are truly made for the female body, cuts that accentuate curves and not problem areas, and clothes that come from the depths of the creative mind of a true designer.  This is why C’est Chic has emerged as an alternative way of shopping in the Twin Cities.  They display designers who pay attention to the details of women’s shapes and styles.  C’est Chic’s goal is to make every woman feel the best in what she wears, while also discovering new ways of how to configure her wardrobe based accessories and color.  C’est Chic provides free workshops based on different themes and inspirations, but all are based on an intimate way to allow each woman to regain or revamp her personal style. http://www.cestchicboutique.com


Carline’s Fork and Cork.  Local inspirational chef, Carline Bengtsson, will have her cook book “Carline’s Fork & Cork Simply Delish!” available for purchase and signed for gifting. Well known Chef, David Fhima, wrote the book’s Foreword.  "The current trend of Local, Organic and Sustainable cooking is how I grew up.  The connection that Carline makes with these principles tells me that it is in her DNA as well.  The wines and the pairings are superb and the fact that they are from a local vineyard indicates her commitment to her environment large and small. She shows the experience beyond her years in the kitchen." –David Fhima.  Carline’s Fork & Cork Simply Delish! provides individuals, who are looking for a unique culinary experience, a fusion of culturally rich and identifiable ingredients from Jamaica, Scandinavia, Asia and in between. Turning food ingredients into works of art both pleasing to the eye and equally tasteful to the palette are the inspirations behind Bengtsson’s cooking style.  Making all things simply delish! is the goal of her mosaic culinary inspirations.  The recipes are paired with wine from the local winery Winehaven of the Chisago Lakes area.  Purchase a book and be entered into a drawing for chance to win a in-home dining experience with Chef Bengtsson for you and five additional guests.carlinesforkandcork@gmail.com


Diane Lee Creative Ease.   Diane Lee Creative Ease- Original acrylic and watercolor Holiday paintings, unique Holiday arrangements done in antique containers, and a bit of whimsical, one of a kind, hand painted.  Memslee6Amsn.com


Essence One. 

Handcrafts small batch aromatherapy based bath and body products.  All products are made in Shoreview, MN with 100% natural ingredients and are created with therapeutic grade essential oils.  In an effort to raise awareness for anxiety and depression, Essence One donates a portion of their profits to a specific mental health organization every quarter. Lolo.chaddy@gmail.com


F & B Specialty Linens.  F&B Specialty Linens offers fine Linen napkins, Linen table runners, French tablecloths, French kitchen towels, Cashmere shawls, and Holiday themed tablecloths.www.fblinen.com/


Frank Murphy's Fashions.  Frank Murphy is known for its one-of-a-kind clothing, jewelry and accessories since 1931.  Frank Murphy features casual, active, work, cruise, and formal wear, catering to each generation with the full range of sizes and price-points.  The garments and accessories are individually chosen by experienced buyers from designers around the world.  Great gift options are also available; the most recent favorite being the fans that plug into your phone!  Highly involved in the community, Frank Murphy offers in-home shopping, private party events, fashion shows, and participation in charitable events where a percentage of sales is donated.  Need something special for the holiday season?  Frank Murphy Fashions is the place to go! www.frankmurphyfashions.com 


Fringe.  Fringe offers everything you need to complete your look. Fashion Jewelry and Accessories for everyday and special occasions. We have what you need for holiday gift giving and getting dressed for the holiday season. Evening bags, Earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more.


Generations Guild.  CHA Generations Guild is selling lovely handmade woolen mittens from recycled woolen sweaters.


Helen Wang.   Beautiful, one of a kind and limited edition jewelry.  http://www.helenwangjewelry.com/


Hummingbird Floral and Gifts:  The holidays are a magical time of the year.  It’s a time to spend with family and friends, to create memories, and a time to give thanks. There is just no better way to say happy holidays than with beautiful flowers and gift items from Hummingbird Floral and Gifts.  Being named Gift store of the year is just one of the many awards this store has earned.  And, it’s no surprise. Enjoy one of a kind hand blown glass ornaments, customizable jewelry plus fragrant florals and greens.  You won’t be disappointed.  Stop by the store to find what you need to create the magic of the holidays in your home. Visit us at the North Oaks home tour, the Holiday boutique and our store this weekend. http://www.hummingbirdfloralandgifts.com


India Hicks.  There will be a variety of handbags, jewelry and beauty items to choose from with prices ranging from $20-$500.   India Hicks, the founder of the India Hicks company, is a British designer who was a bridesmaid at Princess Diana's wedding and she is the Goddaughter of Prince Charles, so she designs with a flare of the British Royalty combined with a measure of the Caribbean Islands where she lives now. The India Hicks company is a social selling company which is less than three years old, so shoppers will find items that they haven't seen before.  I will be having a India Hicks sample sale and also an opportunity to order additional new items from our catalog to be delivered directly to the shopper’s home just in time for gift giving. susanboche@gmail.com


Jazzy Gems Studio.  Features fully hand-fabricated fine Artisan jewelry by designer Sandy Gordon-Kolb.   Each item is individually produced as an original design from precious metals & gemstones using traditional jewelry fabrication techniques. Customization of any existing or new design is available on request.   Dare to be Different!


Lexington Floral.  We are proud to be a family owned and operated business serving our community for more than 26 years. We offer greenhouse fresh flowers, select gifts, assistance by professional florists and service that is prompt, friendly and geared to make your experience a pleasant one.  https://www.lexingtonfloral.com/

Lyndy Colleen Artistic Expressions - In retirement Lyndy Johnson has developed her love for textiles.  Using recycled wools has brought new designs for Christmas. Wool makes great Pillows, Coasters, Ornaments and “Not a Creature Was Stirring (mice)” Table-sitters.  Yarns make great kitchen accessories and wearables like Necklace-Scarves.  Come and take a look at all the new artistic expressions! https://www.facebook.com/lyndyartist/


Lula Roe.  What is LuLaRoe, you ask? COMFORTABLE, AFFORDABLE, TRENDY clothing designed in California!! There's no presentation, no ordering, instant gratification! I carry sizes XXS - XXXL or size 00-24 in women's and the price range is $25-$60. Skirts, shirts, dresses, cardigans and leggings!! There's something for everyone, just show up and shop! http://www.lularoe.com/


Marilyn Jax.  Three AuthorsThree award winning authors will be on hand to sell their books and sign them. A great holiday gift for that special person that loves to read. (Friday only this year - don't miss the signing) http://www.marilynjax.com


Marti Johnson Jewelry.  Showcases elegant jewelry, beautiful Italian chains, and lustrous pearls, delicate diamond cut silver chains with charming pendants, Ancient Roman Glass necklaces, and unique precious gems. https://www.etsy.com/people/mrsmartijohnson


Mary Bluth Designs.  One of a kind jewelry designed and handmade by Mary Bluth featuring earthy, edgy, wearable works of art using stones, metals, minerals and natural found objects. Inspiration found by all the colors and textures of nature.


Norwex.  Norwex has developed a unique technology, BacLock® that combines an antibacterial silver-based agent with a microfiber. The antibacterial silver agent is embedded inside the tiny microfiber. The agent is solely designed to inhibit bacterial odor, mold, and/or mildew growth within the cloth.  With the Norwex Microfiber System, you will not breathe, touch, or ingest chemicals—you simply create a cleaner healthier indoor environment.  Norwex Microfiber is more than just a cleaning product, you are making a real difference for yourself, your family and the environment by reducing harmful chemicals. http://www.christineschmitz.norwex.biz



PartyLite Candles.   The PartyLite tradition of making the world’s finest candles dates back more than a century to one woman and one candle in the heart of New England, where American candle-making has its roots. In 1909, a schoolteacher named Mabel Baker began making bayberry candles in her Cape Cod kitchen. Soon she was producing the finest candles in New England. From those sweet, fragrant beginnings emerged a company that, in 1973, introduced a new concept and a new brand called PartyLite. Based in Plymouth, Mass., today our company is the world’s #1 party plan company selling candles, candle holders, flameless fragrance and wax warmers, as well as holiday and home décor in 21 different countries.  http://www.partylite.biz/pamdahlager 


Rox Jewelry.   Beautiful, affordable, exotic semi-precious stone jewelry for men and women designed by Robyne Robinson. http://www.roxjewelry.com


Scullati Designs. Handmade pillows, throws, table runners, and tree skirts combined with a classic vintage collection of coats, table linens, and more. http://www.barbarasculati.com  


Spirit Rock Candles. Spirit Rock Candles are perfect gifts for any occasion.   Each candle is hand sculpted by the Artist, to bring out its own "natural" character...there are many ancient beliefs in the "Spirits" from earth, wood & fire!  Every Spirit Rock Candle has it's own unique ambiance!  http://www.spiritrockcandles.com



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