It is the end of July and we packed in a lot of fun this month at Poppins on Mackinac!On the evening of July 4th, locals and tourists alike gathered along the West bluff, parking bikes and sitting in the grass to watch the island’s fireworks. While waiting for the show to begin we chatted and ate chocolate chip cookies in the beautiful night. From our vantage point we could see four firework displays! Mission Point’s fireworks could be seen in the eastern skies peaking out from above the Grand Hotel. Looking straight ahead from West Bluff, a barge anchored below filled the skies with a beautiful display above the Straits. And in the far off distance, both Mackinaw City and Cheboygan’s fireworks could be seen.
Afterwards, a quick bike ride down Grand Hill found us at the Pink Pony just in time to hear Myk Rise play the Star Spangled Banner on his electric guitar. Happy Birthday America!
Are you a fan of stickers? We are! Poppins, Poppins(Home) and Caddywampus have a variety of stickers to tempt you. Laurenspired is a new company that we are carrying this season that features the artwork of Lauren DeMarco of New Jersey. Finding inspiration from colorful textiles, thrifted materials, the garden, and the beach, she creates charming stickers that have a boho look. Some of our favorites are the flowers, patchwork butterflies, and moths.July is the month for yacht racing on Mackinac Island. First off, the Bayview to Mackinac Race began July 15th, and the Chicago to Mackinac race the following weekend. You can feel the excitement on the island as the boats cross the finish line off Windermere Point! Poppin’s windows are decorated and looking festive for the races with our favorite nautical-themed products showcased on our front table as you walk through the front door of Poppins.Some popular items this summer are our Great Lakes laser cut wooden maps from Fire and Pine. Each detailed map is unique with the wooden grain peaking through and available in two sizes. Each piece of wood is milled, ripped, sanded and joined by skilled craftsmen in Ridgeland, South Carolina especially for Poppins on Mackinac. Also available are wooden maps of Mackinac Island and the Straits and make a great souvenir of your visit. You can find them at Poppins[Home]. We hope you are enjoying your summer and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Mackinac Island!