By Jean Detjen, Artful Living
Evoke hues of the sea and calming whimsy with these art glass fish from Wild Apple Gallery in downtown Menasha. $18-32 per piece. Other styles and color schemes available, along with a unique variety of cultural gifts, art and jewelry. Wild Apple also houses a glass studio and classroom which are open to the public for glass fusing demonstrations and workshops. The gallery’s mission is to present exhibitions and programs by emerging artists whose work engages and enriches the community. It is recognized locally as a vital and energetic cultural gathering place and as a education resource for Northeast Wisconsin. The Wild Apple is a member of the Glass Art Society and the Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors NE Chapter.
Charming Mason jar pendent lights from The Vintage Garden, downtown Appleton. Available in three sizes, with or without the retro styled ‘Edison’ bulbs. Prices range from $42-90. Great over a kitchen island or counter, or perhaps gracing a covered patio or pub shed! The Vintage Garden carries items with a whimsical touch, a bit of vintage charm and an eye for inspiration. Stroll in to find refreshed antiques, salvaged goods, and an ever-changing variety of vintage-inspired home décor.
Your inner gypsy awaits! Express yourself in style with this Bohemian luxe Gypsy Junkies jewelry line available at Wild Ginger on Broadway in Green Bay. Utterly romantic, yet with an interesting edge. So many creative ways to mix up your look with these eye-catching pieces! Wild Ginger provides a boutique shopping experience that excites the senses while fulfilling your wanderlust. Store owners travel to South East Asia where they hand-pick beautiful pieces of furniture, clothing, jewelry and gift items. Visit their gorgeous shop to experience their vast array of aesthetic delights!
Nifty nautical home accessories add fresh fun to home, garden, boat house and beyond! Reproduction wall anchor with antiqued finish and coordinating maritime-themed multi-hook wall rack from Sugar Lips, Green Lake. Sugar Lips features two full floors of retail shopping with offerings ranging from home décor, clothing & accessories, wine, books, children’s toys, Green Lake themed gifts and more.
Vintage-inspired floral print flounce bodice jersey sundress from Elements Unleashed in downtown Neenah. Fun and flirty and oh-so-feminine! Dress it up or down, perfect for pairing with flip-flops or cowgirl boots. This sweet beauty comes in women’s sizes S-XL. $44. From casual to couture, Elements Unleashed offers an out-of-the-ordinary array of stylish apparel, accessories, western boots, gifts, antiques and curiosities.
Character-laden dining room table crafted from Jim Beam reclaimed lumber found at Beam and Board, Green Bay. The repurposed floorboards came from a 19th-century Kentucky building that held 30,000 barrels of Jim Beam whiskey. Those boards — some still bearing the distinctive purple stains from spilled spirits — have been handcrafted into many breathtaking items. The company uses mostly locally-sourced reclaimed hardwoods (and a bit of salvaged metal and architectural finds) from demolished buildings and barns. It also sells high-end distinctive new hardware for cabinets and the like. Beam and Board also creates custom walls, flooring, beam work, ceilings and unique furniture and décor pieces for both residential and commercial clients.
Recycled Kantha Collection sari accessories from Daiseye on Water Street in Princeton. Each one-of-a-kind handcrafted scarf, sarong, and throw tells a beautiful story. Daiseye is an eclectic marketplace offering earth-friendly, fair trade and artisan products to enhance your living space. There you will find stylish treasures with simple beauty created from materials such as reclaimed wood and tin, recycled glass and organically-grown herbs and fibers. The store’s name was inspired from the daisy flower, the original sunflower called “eye of day.”