Fall always seems to bring big changes and the gift shop at Craftsman Farms is following right along. With the goal of making it a shopping destination as well as a strong part of the museum visitor experience, exciting additions are being made to our array of Arts and Crafts inspired merchandise. We will continue to represent exceptional artisans working in the Arts and Crafts style while introducing new categories of handsome, high quality gifts for under $50, with a focus on items under $20.
Our Stickley Museum branded product line continues to grow and includes three new color postcards of the museum, adult and children’s t-shirts, umbrellas, post-it notes, mouse pads, magnets and mugs that look like old-fashioned speckled enamelware.
At our recent family days, we received feedback from kids about what they’d like to see in the gift shop. The children’s merchandise will expand with the addition of period appropriate toys, games and candy, pencils made of twigs and books of projects for parents and children to do together, with more to come for the holidays.
Expanding upon the success of Pomegranate Press calendars and postcard books, we now carry their lines of boxed notecards, gift enclosures, wrapping paper, pocket journals, address books, leather and paper bound journals as well as fourteen new postcard books. All items feature the work of design luminaries such as Wm. Morris, C.R.Mackintosh, C.F.A.Voysey, Frank Lloyd Wright, Tiffany and others. Visitors can also brush up on their trees, herbs and animal tracks with decks of Pomegranate Knowledge Cards.
With the introduction of a gorgeous line of handmade cards that look like antique botanicals, we have become part of the growing Fair Trade movement. At Hope for Women, each card is painstakingly made of organically grown pressed plants applied to tree-free paper in Nepal. We are proud to be part of the Fair Trade movement, which seeks to provide safe, eco-friendly working conditions and fair pay to indigenous peoples around the world. As we move into fall, we’ll introduce more Fair Trade merchandise in the form of Shaker inspired baskets, ceramics and indigenous jewelry.
The holidays aren’t far off! Beautiful holiday cards, including many featuring December covers of The Craftsman magazine, and gifts are arriving and will be on display October 1st.
Please remember this is your gift shop. We encourage you to give us your thoughts about what you’d like to see when you visit. Your feedback helps us expand and grow. Thanks for taking part! — Pete Mars
Don’t forget, you can shop the Craftsman Farms gift shop online anytime!