I have an announcement that is very bittersweet for me: after 34 years, Crackerjack will close its doors at the end of January. It has been a lifetime of great relationships for me, with customers, employees and artists, fellow business owners, as well as sales reps and Wallingford neighbors. In fact, some of my good personal friends are people I’ve met through the business!
I opened Crackerjack in 1986 for two fundamental reasons: I had an art background, and saw a need for the handcrafted to be available in the marketplace every day; and I wanted to have a family I could raise with minimal outside childcare, have the time flexibility to go on field trips, be the room mother, etc. And Crackerjack has successfully provided both!
Now I am ready for a new chapter, so have decided to retire from retail store ownership. There are many other things I’d like to pursue, so who knows what you’ll hear from me in future? In the short term, please stop by to say “goodbye” “au revoir” “zegnaj” and “sayonara”, and help us clear our shelves!
Come Friday evening January 10th from 4 to 8 for a Sale Preview and to join us in a toast for the future!
Join us to check out a new app to assist you in exploring your neighborhood stores! Earn raffle tickets for gift certificates from local businesses, enjoy refreshments and a kids’ table! Score more by shopping at Crackerjack during the event and saving 10% off your purchase!
The Wallingford Family Parade begins at 11, and as the route runs down 45th, that street will be closed from about 10 ’til noon. So drop down to 40th, then come north on Wallingford Ave. to our west parking lot entry.
the weather’s supposed to be great, so come to Wallingford for some fun!
Renowned silhouette artist Kerry Cook will be with us this Sunday, the 19th, from 11 a.m. ’til 3:30 p.m.. Kerry is one of only a handful of people in the U.S. who cut “true likeness” silhouettes, not formulaic art, or caricatures.
This as a fantastic opportunity to have your child or other loved one (even yourself!) immortalized in this traditional art form. Kerry does true likenesses of infants, children and adults. I had her make a silhouette of my adult son a few years ago, and I love it!
Prices are $30.00 per individual silhouette, with multiples cut at the same time available for $12.50 each. Kerry even has traditional, hard-to-find oval frames available for $20. So you can leave Crackerjack with an art piece of your child ready to hang on the wall!
What a thoughtful gift for grandparents, and don’t forget Father’s Day is coming up in a few weeks! Call today for an appointment – 206-547-4983.
Join us November 3rd and 4th to explore the latest creations of two Seattle artists – Kristin Ford, jewelry designer, and milliner Annie deVuono!
Enjoy an afternoon of artistry, fun and refreshments on Saturday November 3rd, when Kristin will be on hand from 11:30 to 3, and Annie from 1:30 to 5.
A Seattle favorite, Kristin creates exquisite jewelry featuring natural gemstones in all their glory. Because of her extensive travels to find beautiful specimens, Kristin incorporates high quality stones and one-of-a-kind finds into her work, which ranges in style from delicate to bold. An accompanying tag explaining the meanings of the stones adds to the distinctiveness of each piece!
Annie deVuono fell in love with the wooden blocks one uses to shape fur felt into hats when she happened to notice them on a shelf in the costume shop she visited as a dancer. Intrigued, she embarked on a journey into millinery. she is known for an attention to detail in all her creations, which incorporate both classic and whimsical styles. Many of her most effusive hats have been worn to the Kentucky Derby!
So we can really spread out, this event will be located in the pop-up space across the hall from the store. Enjoy refreshments, drawings and a silent auction, as well as meeting the artisits. This is a good time to ask questions about hat care, meanings of stones, find earrings to go with a necklace, begin your holiday shopping and find something you can’t live without!
This annual event is a wonderful opportunity to experience an unparalleled selection of work by these two artists, and kick off the holiday season!