By Jean Detjen, Artful Living
Art glass spheres of light to brighten your home and delight special people in your life. Choose from Friendship Balls, Fairy Balls and Witches Balls. No two are alike. Most are of European origin, made in small communities, or family crafted. Each one is unique with small variances in design, color, weight, and size. Prices range from $34.99 – $42.99. Find one (or more – look great hung in clusters!) that catches your eye at Angels Forever, Windows of Light in downtown Appleton.
Enjoy the outdoors with these stylish waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex Tretorn sneakers for men. This Swedish brand prides themselves on creating a durable, long lasting shoe combined with a very casual and stylish look for any occasion. Visit Spruce Boutique in Fish Creek to try them on and see what else catches your eye. Spruce is inspired by Door County and the things, people, and places that make it the fantastic place it is. Their hip selections of casual clothing, natural beauty products and accessories are definitely road trip worthy. Spruce offers on-trend brands for men and women with a traditional touch and brings exclusive retailers from around the world. Shop Spruce for the newest approach to a confident yet casual lifestyle.
Gypsy-esque “Festival Beltbag” from Lakhays. Adjustable waist strap, multiple zippers, and snap pockets. Just the right amount of hip slung storage for your phone and other essentials for hands-free freedom and comfort. Sturdy cotton fabric with ties, lace, and brass grommet detailing. Available in black, brown and maroon. $32. Form, function, and definite foxy factor! Found at Vagabond Imports, downtown Appleton.
Experience the art of sound with your very own uPhonium, an all acoustic sound amplifier for the iPhone 4, 5, or 6. Crafted from an antique Magnavox radio speaker horn and a vintage telephone ringer box. Custom design by Brad Brautigam | B. Brad Creations, “elegantly bringing new life and function to the everlasting forms of a bygone era.” $595. Other unique styles available, prices vary. Check out the artist website to see full range of uPhoniums and repurposed lamps: http://www.bbradcreations.com/.
The dramatic piece that started it all… Get noticed in this handmade, beaded signature “Twisted” Statement Necklace by designer Jessica Theresa. Chunky and bold with fiercely feminine style. $105. Available at Studio Pink, Neenah. Many more stunning styles and color combinations available. Find your own unique statement and “embrace your inner sparkle!” Custom orders available. Studio Pink also hosts jewelry parties, creative workshops, and ladies night out events.
On trend button-up distressed denim jacket by Chiqle, Los Angeles. Cotton blend with stretch for great fit and comfort. Cool tribal print back fabric panel detail takes this chic piece to a level that’s beyond basic. Women’s sizes S-M-L. $47. Find this and other fun, fresh fashions at The Revival in Menasha and Waupaca.
JB Leather Wallet $25 found at Teak & Soxy, Princeton. Artist Jason Bowey uses his hands in nearly every process when creating his hand punched and stitched leather goods, working exclusively with natural materials. This small profile wallet/card holder sells for $25. Other styles and colors available. Teak & Soxy is a home design shop featuring an offbeat mix of new and vintage accessories brimming with color, character and wit. Owner and designer Matt Trotter is the fourth generation to occupy his property: a late 19th-century hotel and later a leather and textile manufacturer. Teak & Soxy were his family’s notoriously tricky horses that often escaped their confines to wander Water Street, the eclectic street where Trotter’s shop resides.
Cheers to living artFULLY in the heart of Wisconsin! Send your suggestions for Jean’s Foxy Finds to firstname.lastname@example.org