Brick & Mortar is Closing

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!

Preview Party Friday Nov. 8th, 5 to 8pm

Join us as we celebrate the opening of our Annual Trunk Show featuring Kristin Ford Jewelry, Annie de Vuono hats and Paige Selden Scarves.

This is your opportunity to shop an extensive collection from all three artists, including many one-of-a-kind pieces.

Meet the artists, learn how to tie scarves, choose the correct hat and enjoy some refreshments!

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Whoooo wants to work with us?

Our friendly Snooter-Doot Greeter, Hoosevelt!

 

We are currently looking for a special person or two to join our team – someone who has energy, enthusiasm and an appreciation of the handmade. Someone who would like to work with great co-workers, super customers and in a beautiful environment!

Applicants should drop by the store to fill out an application and drop off a resume (resume not required). We have several positions open, at least one permanent position and we also need holiday help!

Holiday Hours

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Bliss and Crackerjack

Beginning Friday December 18:
10 – 9  Monday – Saturday
10 – 6  SundayChristmas Eve 10 – 5
Christmas Day – Closed

From Monday Dec. 26th through Friday Dec. 30, Bliss will be open 10:30 to 7
Crackerjack will keep regular hours of 10 to 8.

New Year’s Eve both stores will close at 5 and be Closed on New Year’s Day