Crackerjack Countdown

Weds. Jan. 29th is our Last Day 🙁

We had a lot of fun at the Sale Preview Party, and sold a lot of wonderful things. But there is still more to be had! We will be open regular hours through Wednesday January 29th, and then we will close our doors.

Stop by one last time to scoop up some deals and say Goodbye! We have a guestbook at the entry, if you would like to write something for us, share some memories or thoughts as we part ways.

Thank you so much for your patronage over the years and for supporting this small business!

The website will remain active for the time being as we will continue to sell Tintin and some of our artists’ work online. It’s a Process!

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!

PT Sales Associate Position

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and energetic sales associate to join our tight-knit staff!
Must be friendly, reliable, responsible and like art. A knowledge of craft processes is a plus, as is customer service experience and an interest in learning about small business. All personnel contribute to a pleasant customer experience by keeping the store clean and bright, well-stocked and welcoming. Duties include gift wrapping, assisting customers, cleaning, re-stocking and more!
Candidates must be professional in appearance and demeanor, and be available some evenings and weekend days.

Raffle Party & Around the Corner App Launch!

Saturday July 13th, from 11 to 2

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!