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The 2023 Season Begins

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 Like the flip of a switch, the island has come alive after the long winter. Poppins on Mackinac opens for 2023 SeasonHappy greetings of “Welcome back!” are often accompanied with a big hug. The island horses have returned from their much-deserved winter rest. Watching them being led through the streets from the ferry to the stables is always a highlight of Spring.Horses returning to Mackinac IslandThe green grass of Marquette Park is a welcome sight from the grays and browns of winter. Daffodils and other spring bulbs are beginning to bloom around the island. With the Soo Locks open for the season, the freighters can be seen passing through the Straits once again. Pansies at Poppins[Home] on Mackinac IslandYes, spring is finally here bringing a new season and we couldn’t be more thrilled! In the days before opening we had several final tasks. Our Poppins sign was hung high above the coral door with the some help as we planted colorful pansies in the window box next door at Poppins[Home].Poppins on Mackinac sign being installed for the 2023 Season The May window display was installed at Poppins with an art theme. It showcases some of our favorite note cards as framed works of art that are available in the shop as well as our online store.Poppins on Mackinac Window Display May 2023

Poppins on Mackinac Window Display May 2023

One of our favorite northern Michigan artists, Amanda Bur, released her Mackinac Island Collection this month. The 2024 calendar is already a customer favorite featuring 12 beautiful Mackinac Island scenes.Amanda Bur 2024 Calendar at Poppins on Mackinac“A New Year”, January’s winter scene of Arch Rock, was inspired by a photograph taken by our Amanda, who is celebrating her 10th season at Poppins!January Arch Rock  print on Amanda Bur 2024 CalendarYou can find Amanda Bur’s art prints and note cards at both Poppins and Poppins[Home].    Amanda Bur notecards available at Poppins on MackinacHemlock bandanas are a returning favorite to the shops. It is a woman-owned shop, and Beth designs each bandana in her home studio with paint and paper. The unique designs are screen printed by hand and made of 100% cotton.Hemlock bandanas at Poppins on Mackinac IslandThey can be used as gift wrap, a baby bib, picnic napkin, or the classic neck scarf. Customers often buy more than one as it is hard to choose from the many pretty designs!

Hemlock bandanas at Poppins on MackinacMay is a wonderful time to visit the island. Be sure and stop in when you visit  and we will show you Amanda Bur's art and Hemlock bandanas in person. Hope to see you soon!

Happy Spring!

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