photo of a stack of newspaper gifts in window

Photo credit: Amy Roskilly of Roskilly Photography

Thursdays-Sundays, you’ll find our door open at 10am (except Thanksgiving Day).   Thursdays & Fridays, we close at 7pm, Saturdays & Sundays at 5pm.

Soon we’ll be posting some special events we have planned for the coming weeks.

But for now, we’ll let you know that our opening week was full of friendly faces, contagious enthusiasm and rewarding giggles —repeated by people of all ages as they saw and enjoyed creative reuse in our collection of art & gifts.   In case you haven’t made it in yet, let us paint you a picture of how fun it is inside Pop-Up Gift Shop.   We have a great selection of gifts from 32 local artists (all of our artists live and work in the Northeast Ohio region).  As our friend John says, “If you’re going to consume this holiday season, consume locally.  That way, everyone wins.”

We started to list out what gifts and art are available, but the list is delightfully long.  To see what kind of work we have by our local artists, check out the ‘artist info’ link above.  In the meantime, we’ll boast about the wide range of reused materials this gift shop brings together into a roomful of enthusiastic repurposing….

  • Bicycle parts, Buttons, Computer motherboards, Fabric (vintage, repurposed, felted, altered, etc), Driftwood and varnished branches, Imperfect Kazuri beads (turned into beautiful jewelry from which proceeds directly support care for orphaned babies in Kenya), Leftover wire, Vintage jewels, guitar pics, beach glass, leftover sugar packets, Scrap wood & old frames, Salvaged Styrofoam, Telephone wire, Telephone Books, Vinyl flooring samples, Wine bottles and glass, and more that we’re forgetting.

And a couple things in the shop we can’t help telling you more about…

  • Quirky stuffed animals made of spare fabric, old sweaters, friendly faces and a bit of a soul
  • Friendly-faced owl mobiles hand-cut from recycled cardstock
  • Newspaper and magazine roses bunched into long lasting bouquets
  • Vegan fudge, chocolate drizzled popcorn, chocolate covered pretzels
  • Hand-designed dateless planners (good for any year or any week) and hand bound notebooks filled with the blank sides of reused paper
  • Stainless steel water bottles promoting a ‘drink local, drink tap’
  • Soap and body lotions hand crafted with environmental practices in mind
  • Robots (Junkbots) made from unlikely spare parts, each lovingly named & tastefully framed
  • Quality baby blankets made from organic cotton, colorful hats, booties
  • Striking wall art mosaics crafted from hand-painted flooring samples
  • An excellent variety of scarves, design-your-own magnetic wall art, and the best selection of jewelry this side of the Atlantic, if we do say so ourselves.

Come in & see what we’re all about….  We’ll package your purchase in our functional & stylish bags we crafted ourselves from duct tape & expired fabrics that Cleveland Menu Company generously shared with us.    We just love reuse.  And we love sharing it with others even more.

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