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Gardner Village Blog A Seven Gables Birthday Celebration AND Your Chance to Sell Your Handcrafted Art
Wednesday Mar 3 2021

Seven Gables Mercantile has much to celebrate! After all, it’s quite a victory to open a store just days before a global pandemic brings life to a screeching halt and still find a way to make it to their one-year anniversary. Because of the timing of things, Seven Gables never got to have their grand opening celebration. Fortunately for us, all good things come to those who wait, and the party is happening now!

 seven gables mercantile

SEVEN GABLES ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBATION

Seven Gables has many fun things planned this month, including:

  • In-store giveaways every Saturday in March
  • Free birthday treats on Saturdays
  • Buy ONE, get ONE HALF OFF deals on store-owned merchandise

 

WHAT’S NEXT?

At the year mark, Laurie is looking ahead to the next year and new things to come. Follow Seven Gables on Instagram for the latest on her plans, which include creative classes, special events, and even a book club!

Dorothy Keddington books

Seven Gables is proud to support local authors!  

MORE THAN JUST AN ANTIQUE STORE: Supporting local artists

Perhaps the bigger celebration to mention is the way Seven Gables supports local artists. The shop shines with handcrafted works by amazing Utah talent. It stems from Laurie's passion for creativity. (She even made this gorgeous wreath, which is available at her store!)

seven gables 

“I love making things,” Lauri said. “It’s one of the things that drew me to this store and owning my business. I wanted a place that supported others who are passionate about creating.”

And support local artists, she does! The store is alive with unique gift ideas, home essentials, self care items, toys, and more that have been made by folks right here in our community. Take a look at this handmade happiness!

easter decor

 

horse hair pottery

stitch and bow

You'll find unique items for young and old, made by consigners of all ages and genders.  

tooth fairy bags

 

handmade hot pads 

handmade doiles

 handmade raggedy ann doll

THE HEART BEHIND THE ART

Just ask Laurie about any of the handmade items in her store, and you’ll immediately understand how much supporting local artists means to her. She can tell you the stories behind every crafter and every piece. The added personalized touch is a welcome reminder that buying local makes a big impact.  

 

“This sweet jewelry is made by Blush & Bashful, a family-owned business who originally sold their pieces at the Gardner Village Farmers Market,” Laurie said. “It's great giving their work a more permanent home in The Village, because their story is so special! The entire family, including their three young children, works together to create their jewelry. They then use the money they earn to take annual humanitarian trips.”

Blush and Bashful

 family owned business

“This gorgeous woodwork is done by a young man who is following in his grandfather’s footsteps,” Laurie shared. “After his grandfather passed, he taught himself the family trade and he now carries on the family business, Ourea, in his grandfather’s honor.”

Ourea 

“I actually commissioned this work while on a trip to Capitol Reef,” Laurie recalled. “I was immediately drawn to the paintings and set out to find the artists. Turns out it’s Nena Flo Law from St. George. I love that we can now bring her Southern Utah-inspired beauty to Salt Lake!”

 Nena Flo Law

“Farmhouse Apothecary is a business from right here in West Jordan,” Laurie added. “All of their amazing soaps and bath products and lotions and hand-poured candles are made right here in our own backyard.”

Farmhouse Apothecary 

“Eva Maria Adolphi is a longtime Utah resident who immigrated from Germany,” Laurie explained. “Her water paintings are something special!”

Eva Maria Adolphi painting 

THE SEVEN GABLES TEAM

It doesn’t get much more local than the Seven Gables staff. Many of the friendly faces you see in the shop have work of their own available for purchase in the shop.  

 handmade cards

 paper crane earrings

 

HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW?

Of course, for as talented as the Seven Gables team is, it’s their non-crafting crew member that gets the most attention. Skye keeps a faithful watch on the shop and, in doing so, has gained quite the following. Visitors actually make a point of stopping in to see the sweet pup.

 shop dog

“Skye is happiest when she’s here,” Laurie laughed. “You should see her on Sundays. She’s so bored. She just wants to get back to work.”

Skye pup at Seven Gables 

A HOME FOR YOU

Many creatives will tell you, finding a spot to share their wears can prove difficult, making Seven Gables all the more special. Laurie welcomes local artisans and wants to see your work. Stop by, share your art, and discuss consignment options. It’s a great way to see all of your hard work pay off, and you’re sure to make a few new friends in the process.

unique handmade lamps 

MEANT TO BE

Laurie’s life seems built around lucky number seven. She is one of seven children in her family, she has seven children of her own (plus one super cute pup!), and she currently has seven grandchildren, so when it came time to pick a name for her store, Seven Gables Mercantile seemed a good choice. Then! Laurie actually counted the gables around her shop, and… yup, you guessed it, seven! Isn’t that neat!

seven gables mercantile 

“I’ve been bringing my children to Gardner Village for 25 years, so it’s extra special to now have a shop of my own here,” Laurie said. “I mean… especially here, with this view… You just look out the window and it’s so calm and serene. Being here makes me happy!”

 

We’re happy you’re here too, Laurie. Your support of other small business owners and consigners in our community is outstanding, your pup adds extra sunshine to The Village, and you and your team have created a lovely spot to stop and shop. Happy one-year birthday!

 

Find more details about the month-long Seven Gables anniversary celebration here.




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