Now Open (even Mondays) - 3007 W Cary St
Monday from 11 to 5, Tuesday-Saturday 10 to 7, and Sunday from 12 to 5
Artist of the Week!
Amber Kekuna of Gypsies Crafts & Treats
Meet Richmond's very own gypsy- Amber Kekuna
"The name Gypsy came about some years ago; given to me by coworkers while waiting tables at Outback Steakhouse. At the time, it was bestowed upon me for my love of scarves, constant layers of jewelry, and eclectic style. I've since earned the title by spending a year abroad, backpacking through Central America, and gaining a wanderlust that has me packing my bags and hitting the road for my next adventure every chance I get.
Crafting was natural. I grew up in a creative household, with a mother who sewed most of my clothes as a child, and refused to by anything in the store that she thought she could make. My father had a flair for drawing in his younger days, but became the family shutterbug over the years; eventually handing down to me his Canon camera. I found a love for drawing at a very early age, scribbled on anything I could get my hands on, filled books with sketches, dabbled in pastels, and eventually taught myself to paint in my late teens. Crafting has been a constant throughout my life; I remember coming home with armloads of trinkets I made a summer camp each year, and I always loved making homemade gifts for family and friends. Later on I picked up scrap-booking, which eventually turned into paper crafting and the occasional event styling. I am always on the look out for my next project, a new hobby, or creative endeavor.
The treats came later in life. In my mid-twenties, I decided to teach myself to both cook and bake (never having much interest in either prior). As with learning any new skill, there is a curve. I had more than my fare share of kitchen disasters, but I have learned from my mistakes, and can confidently say that I am both a pretty good cook and a darn good baker.
Rounding out this collection is my love of entertaining. As Monica Geller once said, "I'm always the hostess." There is nothing that makes me happier than throwing a party for friends and family. I will use any excuse to decorate, cook, bake, or play bartender."
See Gypsies Crafts & Treats October 9th, 5pm - 7:30pm at her truck show!
Artist of the Week!
Cheryl Shanahan of Lucky Ginger Studios
Cheryl Shanahan is a self-taught photographer based in Richmond, Virginia.
“I photograph things that enthuse and amuse me. My garden and travels serve as the greatest inspirations, which I translate onto products that I personally love to use, such as note cards, journals, bag tags and calendars,” says Cheryl, who grew up in Connecticut and New Hampshire.
“Every Lucky Ginger Studio product combines inspiration and an image with a bit of ingenuity. Most flowers you see grows in my garden (I am a confirmed hydrangea junkie); water-inspired images come home with me from the lake. In addition to doing all of the photography and post-production, I also design original graphic elements to complement photographic images on certain products.”
All Lucky Ginger Studio products are made using 100% made-in-America components.
Cheryl designs & creates cards, magnets, desk calendars, prints and more!
We have had many of you ask if we would come to your home and help you decorate.
Well, we have great news, we have now started decorating services! Besides myself, we have added 2 other decorators. Denton Freeman, whom some of you may remember from her amazing design work at her company Poesis. Lisa Wilkes, who has decided to follow her dream to help people love their homes.
Consultation- Orange will send a decorator to your home for up to 2 hours to help you
design your space, help solve any decorating dilemmas, and offer advice. There is a fee for this service. However, if you decide to hire one of our talented decorators, the fee will be discounted off of their hours.
Hourly services- After getting to understand what your hopes are for your home, we will help you with color selection, style, space planning, accessorizing, and furnishings, we will also be able to do the foot work for you. While you are working, chasing children or enjoying lunch with friends, we will be out hunting for the perfect pieces to make your house a home.
We are always looking for local artisans; if you are one of them, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with photos and a description! Please do not bring items to store, our customers come first and we will not be able to give you or your work our full attention.