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Hey Gang! It’s that time of year again (actually I’m late) for all you super talented people to start applying for holiday shows. So, join me for the second Holiday Craft Bazaar at the Tin Umbrella in Hillman City. Enjoy holiday shopping, yummy treats, and an art show, all while sipping on some hot delicious cocoa or coffee.

a little collection of goods from last years event.

a little collection of goods from last years event.

We are currently looking for 10 artisans to sell their items on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 4th from 5pm to 8 pm during the turning on of the lights! And December 5th, and 6th from 8:00AM-2:00PM during the Tin Umbrella’s regular weekend hours. This is a wonderful neighborhood coffee house with a loyal and strong customer base.

New this year have extra opportunities for those of you only looking for a one night show. A couple of the neighboring businesses, Big Chickie, The pet store, the union bar, furniture place are all open to having pop up booths for Friday night only. Note that this is the first year with new locations and you will not be in the Tin Umbrella for Friday night only.

Here is a list of things to know before applying to the show.

*We are looking for tiny things as this is a shop and go atmosphere, and the space is limited.
*Tables will be provided and shared. Displays should be small and tabletop size.
*Chairs will be provided
*Load in time will be Friday, December 4th from 2-5pm, and You must be ready to go by 5pm Friday and 8am both Saturday and Sunday of the event with a 7:30 arrival time.
* The cost is $45 for all 3 days both days or $20 for Friday only
*You keep 100% of your profit
*Fee includes set up and break down
*This is a family friendly atmosphere so expect a constant flow of little people and adults.
*Space set up is not arranged so after accepted you are on a first come first serve basis.
*Because this is a coffee shop, you will not be able to bring in your own food or beverage.
*You are required to be there all day
*Bringing an assistant/child is acceptable as this is a family friendly event
*You will be responsible for donating an item to be raffled off for all patrons who spend $50 or more at the event.

For more information on this festive event or to apply please email Mary at

Can’t wait to see what you do!


11 Get a start on all your holiday handmade gifts at this affordable Holiday Craft Bazaar. We’ve got it all wrapped in handmade love. 12 makers are coming together at the Tin Umbrella Coffee House, 5600 Rainier Ave S, in Hillman City (Just South of Columbia City) to help keep you shopping local, and get you out of the malls. Buy a gift direct from the artists. Spend $50 or more on one purchase or between your purchases and get entered to win one of 3 raffles we’ll be having, featuring an assortment of gifts from this amazing group of people.tinumbrella
Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 2pm. Get your coffee, support local business and artisans.

My Etsy find of the day. Almost all of the info about this shop is written  in German, so I can only know that these are adorable, and all you should visit the shop. il_570xN.578534991_j4nlleschiwelt.

Thank you, and thank you to all you beautiful people. The show was a huge success! Alex over at Eight and Sand is amazing, supportive, and super talented women. If you haven’t met her yet, do yourself a favor and do so. Here are some photo’s from the show. Enjoy.

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View from the street

I am so lucky that I got to send this last weekend celebrating my independence with my honey bunny out at Ocean Shores. And of course because I’m always looking for local and creative handmade things, we found ourselves at the city’s newest business, “Tide Pool Collaborative Market”. It’s on the main drag, in the same complex of the Irish Pub. While in the shop I had the opportunity to meet with one of the artist and wonderful lady, Susan. She had nothing but positive things to say about the new shop and all 8 artist who are currently involved. They have room for 10 artist total and info. on how to get involved is on there website. She calls her product “The Good Egg Emporium”, and makes super cute embroidered pillows. I fell in love with a sock doggie she was selling. She also has a massage room, which was her former business. I found myself walking out with this great leather journal by Deneen Shank. It’s perfect for my drawings, and just the right size. You can find her at Pike Place Market. I also grabbed some essential oil from Rainwater Botanicals. Her product comes in beautiful packaging, and I highly recommend the Cedar.  So next time you find yourself down on the coast please go in and support this local business. They have everything from jewelry, to watercolor, to handmade sailboats, even signs and fences made from drift wood. Yeah Local!!!

OMG! I just bought the cutest skirt EVER! Of course I found it on Etsy. And of course it’s from Portland, OR., which just seems to cultivate amazing crafters. The seamstress behind this beautiful skirt made from vintage fabric is Loni Gaghan, who’s online shop on etsy is lovetoloveyou. Most of her items are one of a kind being that she uses a mixture of vintage fabrics in most of her work. If you don’t see something in your size, you can contact her and she will see if she can make something similar in your size. What a nice lady. Man I love esty! And I’m gonna love rockin this diddy around town. Oh yeah!

The Retro Rita Ruffle Skirt!

“Monetta, Shy For Shy, Sunderlyn and West On 18 bless the Green River Community College’s Lindbloom Students  on April 16th. Get this, tickets are only $5 and that means you can raid the couch cushions, come have an awesome night with four great local bands and still afford a soda.”

And that’s straight from the mouth of KGRG – FM, Green River Community College’s very own radio station. And happy delusions is proud to be one of the awesome sponsors you will see at the show. So be sure to stop by our booth and say Whadup! That’s tomorrow night 7-11 at Green River. Be there or be square.