There’s nothing like the cooler months to make want to remember the warmer days of Leelanau County. Here’s a look at what’s in the shops as 2022 turns to winter white!
Laughing Fish Gallery, Suttons Bay
Decorate your home with a touch of Leelanau and its lakes. Consider the "Sunset Wood Slice” wall hanging by Echo Foxx or "Happy Minnow” ornaments by Shelly Drews. This gallery focuses on “happy” art and is family-run.
Front Porch, Suttons Bay
Fall favorites at the Front Porch include: locally made Apple-Peaches-Pumpkin Pie butter that tastes like fall; handmade velvet pumpkins with real gourd stems; fall foaming shea butter hand soap; and, last but not least, a darling pumpkin dip bowl and spreader.
Happy Woman, Suttons Bay
Treat yourself to these bead bracelets which include tiny stones and shells from a Lake Michigan beach. Bring autumn inside with this Michigan-made October Road soap that includes all the fall smells: apple orchards, autumn breezes, leaf piles and charred firewood. Light Michigan-made soy candles on winter nights that smell like Dune Grass and Beach Bonfires.
Leland Gal, Leland
Serve your hors d'oeuvres with a little Leland gal style using the “Two to Tango” Melamine Platter. Send the kids back to school in style with the “Leelanau Chevron” quilted tech sleeve. The sleeve protects tablets and iPads with a lightweight custom quilted fabric and velcro close. For the home, add a touch of Leland blue with these Island Wrapped Hurricanes. Group different sizes with flickering votives on a brunch buffet or fill with seasonal decor!
Tampico Imports, Leland
The fall hues in these pieces warm the heart! Pick from several pieces made of Baltic amber, made by Polish and Lithuanian artisans.
Two Fish Leland, Leland
These handmade, fair-trade, light-weight State of Michigan ornaments are a must-hang this Christmas. Each ornament measures approximately 7” tall by 4” wide, the UP is attached with a ring so it moves freely.
Painted Bird, Suttons Bay
These darling, rustic and raw “Rough Cut Trees” bring the great outdoors in. These decorative trees are about 10”x14” in size and the wood is chosen with care by Suttons Bay artist, Bill Perkins. Each tree is uniquely colored and patterned.
Coastal, Glen Arbor
Bring your favorite summer memories to the Christmas tree with these Glen Arbor wood ornaments. For crisp autumn weather, don these handcrafted leather patch hats that have been one of the biggest hits of the season! For cooler weather, try the Glen Arbor beanie – in three color combos this year.
These fun Camper Mugs make the perfect gift for the travel lovers in your life, and for the beer fanatics – try one of these tools, games or puzzles from Gentleman's Hardware.
Baabaazuzu, Lake Leelanau
Baabaazuzu's upcycled Hoodie Scarf is the perfect layer! Pair it up with a chunky sweater or jean jacket in these cool months ahead and then right over your winter coat when our weather really gets NoMi chilly. Each wool scarf is adorned with a lofty hood and features two pockets.
Baabaazuzu Fingerless Gloves are great for keeping fingers toasty when fall turns down the temps. The outer materials are Baabaazuzu's signature reclaimed woolens.
Cherry Republic, Glen Arbor
It’s time to munch! The Harvest Boomchunka Cookies are made by hand with rolled oats, dried cherries, dried apple chunks, and cinnamon. These autumn treats are only around for a limited time. Or, try the brand new Mamma Mary's Cherry Crisp Mix. The comforting flavors of tart cherries, brown sugar, and almonds combine with rolled oats, whole grain oats, and flour to create the perfect fruit crisp topping. Just add butter, sprinkle over a jar of Mamma Mary’s Top Secret Cherries, and pop it in the oven.
And what gift says NoMi like a Cherry Gift Box? The Cherry Republic's Cherry Essentials Gift Box contains four of its bestsellers: Ruby Red Sour Cherry Patches, Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries, Cherry Jam, and Original Cherry Salsa.