Local small business entrepreneurs Jen Kline and Adelaide Naumann will stock the pop-up retail shop, which is next to the Mountain Mirror office. Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through December 2018, the shop ensures its patrons can conveniently check off everything on their gift-giving lists while supporting local Lookout Mountain businesses at the same time.
Holiday season is approaching, and it’s always full of opportunities to show appreciation to folks. From party hosts, friends and neighbors to teachers, business associates and golf partners, gift giving will be in full swing. Thread and Ink owner Jen Kline, who started her business in 2001, specializes in personalized gifts and paper. She offers unique ideas for new babies and new neighbors, along with individualized items that make perfect gifts for anyone. Guest hand towels or cocktail napkins that are adorned with a family monogram are a perfect gesture of appreciation, while a luxurious Italian cotton throw blanket may appeal as a more intimate offering. Thread & Ink provides gift options at all price points, and personalization usually takes less than a week. Additionally, Adelaide Naumann has been assembling specialized gift boxes for several years with her business Divine Goods. Bags, boxes or baskets filled with thoughtful accessories can be tailored to the yoga lover, wine connoisseur, new college student, and even a man in your life who has everything he needs. Naumann’s packages are complete with distinguished finds that can be tailored to every occasion and individual. For example, her “It’s a Wonderful Life” basket is a beautiful compilation that includes gourmet biscuit mix, Carolina salt from Bull’s Bay Salt Company and an olive wood salt keeper, along with wine twirls, a winged corkscrew, and a Counter Couture tea towel. However, customers can build their own boxes from an assortment of exclusive products to make a one-of-a-kind gift, as well.
Other businesses will set up shop periodically throughout the two months the pop-up retail shop has its doors open on Watauga. Kakhi Wakefield Designs, Alex Huffakerwith India Hicks, Ann Caldwell with Miss Ann’s Happies, and several more mountaineers are making plans to show their wares.
Kline and Naumann, as well as all of the other handpicked vendors, show a passion for the beautiful and unique through their gift offerings, and Billy Parker’s art is timeless. This location is likely to be one of those fun shopping adventures where you go in to buy something for a friend and leave with a special little treat for yourself. You deserve it!