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Finding joyful moments in 2020

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Finding joyful moments in 2020

2020 in photographs. My intention is not to gloss over the the sadness and struggle that many have faced over the last 9 months. My heart is with everyone that has been affected and I have felt sadness myself this year. These photos are the highlights. The happy moments. The act of remembering these times has helped to lift my spirits. I hope you can look back too and find moments that brought you joy. Scroll through those phone pics to jog your memory. These moments also reminded me of how you can still find happy times even when faced...

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Two Little Shops on Mackinac Island

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Two Little Shops on Mackinac Island

A little introduction.   Poppins opened in 2013 on Main Street on Mackinac Island. You can easily spot our bright aqua awning and distinctive coral door. We sell cards, paper goods, jewelry, accessories, apothecary treats and gifts. The music is soothing and the vibe is peaceful. One guest described Poppins as a little tranquil oasis from the hustle and bustle of the busy Main Street. We stock cards for all occasions and we hope our selection will inspire you to write a note to a loved one.  Poppins (Home) is located right next door to Poppins and it opened in...

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The Neon Boneyard

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The Neon Boneyard

I had a free day while on a working trip to Las Vegas in mid February so I decided to check out the Neon Boneyard. I had read a little online and I was super excited to see it.  I hopped in a cab from my hotel on The Strip and headed to Old Las Vegas. (You can a take a bus but it takes over an hour and half with a little walk from the bus stop) It is important to book ahead online as space on each tour is limited to about 20 people. I actually arrived earlier than...

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New York Gift Market

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New York Gift Market

Last week I attended the New York gift show. Buyers come from across the country and from around the world to the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan to check out over 2500 exhibitors. The market showcases lines across the home, lifestyle and gift spectrum. It is a great place to see new product introductions from our existing vendors and to find new, fun products. My managers from Caddywampus and Poppins also came along for the experience. Our favorite part of market was meeting the artists and makers. It's so fun to chat with the creative people behind the products in our stores.        . ...

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Buying for Poppins

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Buying for Poppins

The first buying trip of the year was to the Americas Mart in Atlanta. This market is huge, the showrooms are gorgeous and comfy walking shoes are essential. I found lots of cute new items for Poppins and our sister store, Caddywampus.

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