Experience a new tradition of gift-giving with Christianson’s Nursery!
Holiday traditions – whether culinary, religious, craft-making, or musical – contribute to our sense of comfort and belonging and are a timeless way for families and friends to gather together and reconnect. Now, as the season slows to a wonderfully nostalgic pace, we hope that you continue to embrace the tried-and-true traditions as well as create new ones including our Holiday Online Open House.
Below, view our curated list of amazing local artists and shop owners who have traditionally set up booths throughout our wintered Greenhouses. Here, you can preview their products and shop from their sites by either clicking on the link to their virtual store or contacting them directly.
Thank you for supporting these local artists and small businesses!
Beaver Tales Coffee
Beaver Tales Coffee LLC is a Native Veteran-Owned small-batch coffee roaster based in La Conner, WA. Fredrick Bell is a proud United States Army Veteran and an Alaskan Native from the Tlingit Tribe. Coffee Roasting came to Fred in a dream. He conducted research and developed his business plan and in July of 2019, he and his partner Molly launched the business vending at Intertribal Canoe Journey Paddle to Lummi.
The name Beaver Tales comes from Fred’s Tribal brothers and he, traveling on Canoe Journey. When they are all together, they tell stories, most of them true, some not so. But all in fun. Our coffee is roasted fresh in small batches weekly, packaged, and sealed for each customer with care. We are an online business shipping to customers nationally with FREE local delivery in Skagit County.
Subscribe to BeaverTalesCoffee newsletter to be included when limited editions of coffee are released – and, try their Holiday Blend! A medium roast with a warming touch of cinnamon and vanilla!
Artist Katherine Lewis, from Dunbar Gardens, weaves artful baskets from selected varieties of willows grown on her Skagit Valley farm. All of Katherine’s baskets are handcrafted to last a lifetime and each reflects the natural beauty of the willows. Visit www.dunbargardens.com to view a wide range of designs. To inquire about custom orders email email@example.com.
Isola Handmade Originals
A self-taught knitter since 2007, Kali Berg created Isola Handmade in 2014 at her kitchen table in the coastal town of Anacortes, Washington. After a modest start at the local farmers market (one table; 6 knit hats), the business has grown into an online and in-person shop specializing in knitwear/pattern design, and handmade accessories for the whole family. All of Kali’s designs are created by her own two hands. She is the sole creator, designer, and owner of Isola Handmade steeped in a mission is to create beautiful, comfortable, and easy-to-wear (and functional) hand knits.
J and I Design
Michelle & Jay Barshaw
“Each piece we make is unique because it is created by hand.”
J and I Design is a Pacific Northwest company created by a husband and wife team, Michelle and Jay Barshaw, who is deeply inspired by nature and the joy of creating. “We live and work in our forest studio in the beautiful Skagit Valley and interpret organic form and structured integrity into unique and harmonious goods to adorn your body, kitchen, and home.”
Kristin & Chris Theiss
Skagit Valley artists, Kristin & Chris Theiss feature a collaborative line of porcelains & hand-printed textiles at their design company, KLTworks. Curbside pick-up is available for local online sales. To arrange (and to be reimbursed for shipping charges), simply email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendars! Skagit Valley wreath weaver Laura Campbell sets up shop offering wild, organic wintered-red rosehip wreaths and boughs, ornaments, and other celebratory holiday decorations at the Nursery inside the little glass greenhouse across from the Garden Store from November 16 – December 14.
Custom orders available at 360-856-2454.
Jewelry designer, Mary Gage, creates one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry using semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, and sterling silver. Visit MeG Jewels for elegant and casual jewelry designs for yourself or for that special someone this holiday season.
Andrea Mae Warren Lawson
Facebook & Instagram @mwsoapworks
Since 2013, Andrea Mae Warren Lawson has been on a mission to create natural alternatives to mainstream chemical-heavy skincare and beauty products with an emphasis on local suppliers. “What we put on our skin gets absorbed into our bloodstream – let’s keep it as natural as possible!”
MW Soapworks handcrafted artisan soaps and skincare make thoughtful gifts, especially during a year that we are all washing our hands so often.
Soy candles inspired by the Pacific Northwest!
Made in Washington, Lynn Sparks of Northwest Sparks creates beautiful, hand-poured, small-batch candles using the highest quality, American-grown soy wax available, and an eco-friendly woven cotton wick. All candles provide a long, clean, eco-friendly burn without off-gassing petroleum or heavy metals and are free of phthalates, dyes, lead. And, for folks who cannot have open flames, they also offer proprietary essential oil blends and high-quality diffusers to make your home smell as fresh as the Pacific Northwest!
Peinture Verre Au Fev (Paintings of glass in fire)
Jack and A.J. Ferrell
(Sold – Jack Ferrell (20th Cent. Washington) Northwest Fishing Scene Ceramic Plaque 31”x38” Framed. A ceramic mosaic plaque with fishing boat and salmon in water.)
Husband and wife team, Jack and A.J. Ferell are renowned for the art of “Peinture verre au feu” or paintings of glass in fire inspired from the 15th century, France. This painting is accomplished on a handmade clay tile background which is a vehicle to present the exciting wonderful glazes Jack Ferrell creates.
Primrose Antiques & Gift Shop
Instagram & Facebook: @PrimroseAntiquesandGifts
Our beautiful gift shop, Primrose Antiques & Gifts, is housed in a restored tractor garage that was built in the 1940s and still has the original cement floor and most of the original windows and doors. Use the trowel handle to slide the barn door open at the entry to step into a world where vintage meets new. Enjoy this year’s “Joy to the World” theme throughout the gift shop, Garden Store, and Conservatory.
A promise of the unexpected continues at our new Etsy store online! Visit etsy.com/shop/PrimroseAntiques.
“Inspired by nature; crafted with care; created for you.”
SML brings the beauty of nature into your home with modern designs inspired by the Pacific Northwest and made with materials that respect the earth.
Sweet & Savory Catering
Holiday Cooking Experiences: AirBnB.com
Delight in meal services and farmhouse dinners to cooking classes with the classically trained chef, Cynthia Brock from Sweet & Savory Catering. This holiday season, Cynthia sells her delicious French-style (low sugar) homemade jams and fresh lemon curd tied with string ribbon and a wooden serving spoon at Primrose Antiques & Gift Shop.
The Maple House Co.
Owner/designer, Phoebe Elliott of The Maple House Co. curates an aesthetic presence online. “Antiques & Housewares… We source our products from artisans & fair trade suppliers. All of our products reflect the vintage lifestyle that we so love, in addition, we offer authentic French antiques, paintings, primitives, and heirloom pieces.” This space is one not to miss.
The Woodsy Wife
Instagram & Facebook: @TheWoodsyWife
Vintage – handmade – repurposed with complete and evolutionary branding. The Woodsy Wife is a home-based vintage/sewing business in Sedro Woolley, Washington developed by Angel Dye. “I rescue vintage linens and turn them into fun things for you and your home!”
Feel a smile wash over you as you shop from the original artwork of graphic artist/designer, Tori King of Tori Tornado. Located in the Skagit Valley, Tori’s artwork specializes in smiles and giggles through art, stationery, and gifts.
Woody Lane Farm Charm
13973 Dodge Valley Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Open Saturdays throughout November and December, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Woody Lane Farm Charm on Pleasant Ridge (just outside of La Conner, Washington), offers an eclectic variety of “Gifts From The Heart.” Owner/artist Constance Funk upcycles thoughtful handmade mosaic masterpieces, cards, and porcelain china supplies. For appointments beyond scheduled hours, email email@example.com.