Good Reads for a Power Outage

We’re settling in for a night without power here at home. Me and Walter are reading Maiden’s Grave and we’re loving it! I recently got more in at the shop. Come by and grab your own copy of this locally set murder mystery written by local author Kevan Hunt. We have power at the shop…

Welcome Home

Our amazing neighbors Lana and Sonny are back to work at the Blue Door Bakery and they sent over goodies! #feelingloved #thisisgifted #supportyourlocalbakery

A Sad Goodbye

This morning Parkinson’s took my sweet Grampa from us. Mom and I need a moment to reflect and grieve so we will be closed today. If you need me, Richard Jay’s “favorite oldest granddaughter” will be out in the garden smiling while she prays and remembers a wonderful man and a life well lived. ❤

Busy, busy…

Today I went to a no-book book club meeting with @plainjaneantiques , finished some big product moves in the shop and got to pet the world’s sweetest rottweiler pup… But I still haven’t started my taxes. So… you know… yeah. *sigh* 😬🤦‍♀️😂 #procrastinatorsunite #taxseason #thisisgifted

Spread the Love

This lovely lady, Susan came by the shop a few weeks ago. She was hoping to find a new Christy McAdams Chime to replace the one she lost three years ago when her home burned in the Butte Fire. (Yes, it takes YEARS to rebuild and replace) My heart broke as her face fell with…

Old Photos

It feels SO GOOD to be back in the shop today!!! Despite my most diligent consults with Dr. Google… I had to finally give in and go to the actual doctor to seek treatment for some mean sinusitis and bronchitis. BUT, I’m on the mend and so happy to come back to the shop and…

What Fun!

Well, friends… you done wore me out! I had LOTS of people come through the shop today and we made over 70 souvenir buttons together! Not a single man, woman or child left unimpressed with the button making process. That was fun… let’s do it again tomorrow. ❤ #thisisgifted #thisfilterismymakeup 👍😉😆

Free Make and Take

Take your pick when you drop in this weekend to make your own free souvenir pin! #dandeliondays #thisisgifted

San Francisco Chronicle Feature

Happy Monday, friends! I want to thank @visitamador for working so tirelessly to promote Amador tourism with features like Sunday’s Gold Country insert in the @sfchronicle . ❤ We’re so damn excited to be featured in the arts article along side fellow creative boss lady @madeinamador ! It was a lovely insert that highlighted so…

Mentioned in Real Weddings Magazine!

Oh, this? That’s just our friends over at @realweddingsmag letting everyone know about our best-seller Spitfire Buck knife in the “for the groom” section of their winter/spring gift guide. 🤵👰 We totally agree with their recommendation… the Spitfire is an all around great knife! #buyyourmanaknife #thisisgifted #forthegroom