We are happy to welcome back Audrey Garney, owner of Southern Tweets. Audrey is a native of Chipley, FL where she currently lives. She has lived in Panama City for 14 years and says, "I love Panama City for the coastal feel of the bay and beaches." Audrey was inspired to start her business after working in the field. She loved the people she worked with and i was the right time in her life for her to start doing what she loved.Her passion is to see the outcome of the finished product and turning a vintage treasure into a new creation you can find.
Southern Tweets is a host to Dixie Bell brand paint; Greenwich Bay Soap a women's boutique and lots of hidden vintage treasures throughout their store. You can find Southern Tweets at 1215 Jackson Ave, Hwy 90; Chipley, FL 32428 OR online at http://southerntweets.com/contact.html and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/southerntweets1/
Mission Statement: Create a treasure that someone will love.
Introducing Stephanie and Jim Wells of 4 Seasons Embellishments. They are native to Panama City and love the weather. The Wells were inspired to start their business to create change with their community and to help create jobs. "I want to give people inspiration, teach them not only make things, but to grow within their-selves and each others," says Stephanie. Stephanie believes every day is a learning experience within herself and within her crafts. This is what makes her so passionate about what she does.
4 Seasons Embellishments builds handcrafted furniture; up-cycles unwanted materials; sells home remedies; wedding and birthday decor; home remedies as well as window panes; old wooden spools; driftwood; etc. This is the first time 4 Seasons Embellishments is joining us with the Bay Coastal Living Fair. You will eventually find them at a local farmer's market; craft shows or local events. Their goal is to even start teaching DIY classes and workshops.
Mission Statement: Our mission is to bring the community together, to create change, stimulate growth, create jobs, teach our generation of children things we aren't learning in our schools, and most of all, love and help each other. Have fun with life.
You can also find them on Facebook at:
We would like to introduce Kristen Wolfe, Essentials Oils Educator with do'Terra. Kristen is a Native of Panama City, Florida. She loves the hospitality and small town personality Panama City has to offer.
Kristen loves an outdoor active lifestyle but unfortunately she wasn't able to enjoy the life style she loved so much when plagued with personal Health issues. After she'd exhausted all traditional routes of medicines, she was introduced to do'Terra and essential oils by a friend. Kristen started to notice a drastic improvement in how she felt after using them for a few months. This inspired her to share with others Kristen is passionate in making people are educated first and foremost about how essential oils work. She knows from personal experience, people have lots of questions She wants her clients to know she does her research and teaches them how to theirs. Kristen also helps to educate others on how to they can live a healthy life style that is made form them; not cookie cutter.
This is Kristen's first time attending the Bay Coastal Living Fair and she said, "I'm looking forward to connecting with my neighbors who are interested in living a healthier life style."
do'Terra: Oil Rocks: Mission Statement
Showing people there is a better way to wellness through the power of plants.
You can find do'Terra: Oil Rocks Website mydoterra.com/kristenwolfe
We are excited to welcome back Becky and Mike Leak, from D'Signs to GO! They are joining us for their 3rd year and we could not be happier. If you have been to The Little Mustard Seed in our Historic Downtown, then you have seen their booth, probably have even bought some of their spectacular home decor.
Becky and Mike are from Alabama but lived in Panama City for a short time after Becky retired from her career as an Executive Secretary and Mike retired from the Alabama Army National Guard and Aviation Maintenance Supervisor. They also ran their business for past 30 years while working their full time job.s
Even after moving back to Alabama, Panama City still holds a special place in the Leak's heart. They only live a 100 miles away, which means they can visit their close friends, tend to their business, or go shopping. Becky says, "we love the beaches and the seafood here too."
The Leaks enjoy their business because they're able to offer home decor at a very reasonable price. "We consider our merchandise as upscale coastal decor with whimsical flare." They carry a line of decorative cast iron items; shelves; handcrafted bird houses; and so much more. Some of their products are made using recycled barn wood.
D'Sings to go says, "We have enjoyed working with the coordinator, Erin Haray. She has made our hard work in setting up an easy task. We look forward to this year's event and hope it continues to grow!"
We are happy to introduce Carolyn Willingham, owner of Gathered Pieces. Carolyn and her family were brought here 18 years ago because of their service with the Air Force and chose to retire here. Carolyn says, "the seafood is delicious & the sunsets are breathtaking. The opportunity for a great photo is everywhere."
Carolyn started Gathered Pieces to allow her creative side to show and to have something she could take pride in. She loves being able to create something that "evokes a special memory from the past." Gathered Pieces is a family business as her husband and son will help her restore or refurbish a piece of the furniture. Often times Carolyn has found a great piece from the flea market, estate sales or vintage market. She will either clean up a piece and replace the screws, re-freshened with a new coat of paint to make it new again or ad some fabric to give it a finished look. Carolyn is truly talented but I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
At this time Carolyn is in the process of setting up her social media websites. We will post any links to her sites as soon as she has them up and running.
Welcome back Tonya Burch of Tonya's Crochet Creation. Tonya has lived in Panama City half her live and loves our beautiful beaches. Tonya started Tonya Crochet Creations out of her love of crocheting and a way to fund her yarn addiction, I mean supply. After all you can never have enough yarn. Tonya recalls how she was taught to crochet by her grandmother at age 7 but had stopped for a while. She says she started back several years ago making baby afghans for her family and friends. It just evolved from there. Tonya says it has always been her dream to own and operate her own craft store. The best part of this job is "making people happy."
Tonya crochets anything from afghans to hats to baby flip flops. She is truly talented and loves to make specialty orders. Tonya also does her research to stay current with the new trends. Tonya can be found at many of your local events like the Bay Coastal Living Fair. You can find Tonya's Crochet Creation on www.etsy.com/listing/574083479/mermaid-tail and Follow her on http://instagram.com/tonyas_crochet_creations and https://www.facebook.com/tonyascrochetcreations/
Meet Ms. Rita Miller the owner of Shadowindz Designs. Rita is originally from England but then she met and married her Floridian hubby. They just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year!! We would like to congratulate the Millers on their 50th wedding anniversary this year!!!! Rita and her husband decided to remain in Panama City after he retired from the Air Force 34 years ago. Rita felt moving to Panama City just made sense because of the beautiful scenery; no snow and the ability to live on the coast.
Rita has always enjoyed photography as a hobby so she decided to turn it into a business. She loves being able to see what she saw through the camera lenses come to life on the canvas. It brings her great joy to see others mile when they look at her work on the canvas as well.
Not only does Rita turn her photos into pieces of art work but she also paints; hand dyes silk for dance veils; and refinishes small wooden items. She can create dishes and people out of shells too. When Rita is not crafting you can find her with her volunteer performing dance troupe (The Dancing Divas). You can find Shadowindz Designs. www.shadowindzphotography.smugmug.com
We are honored to have Gene and Connie Hester of Cedar and Cypress Wood Works back with us. They have been a vendor with Bay Coastal Living Fair since the very start! Both Gene and Connie are native to Panama City and love everything about this town. The most precious thing is all of their family lives here with them.
Gene and Connie were inspired to start their business because of their love of wood working. Cedar and Cypress Wood Works is passionate about creating quality products at a fair price. Gene and Connie make handcrafted outdoor furniture (i.e. swings; rocking chairs; tables; water wheels; etc.) made only from cedar or cypress materials. When you take one look at their swings or rocking chairs, you can't help but want to sit in one. They will leaving you imagining yourself sitting in your back yard sippin' on lemonade or sweat tea enjoying a bbq with family and close friends. Or maybe you want your furry friend to have a custom bed made, look no further. Whether it is furniture for the back porch or bonfires or that special furry friend Cedar and Cypress Wood Works has you covered.
"We stand behind everything we sell." You couldn't ask for anything more out of a craftsmen: quality; fair price and guaranteeing their product.
You can find Cedar and Cypress Wood Works at hestereugene.wix.com/cedar-and-cypress or on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Cedarandcypresswoodworks/
We are proud to welcome back Shelly to the Bay Coastal Living Fair. Shelly is the owner of Head to Toe Soaps. Shelly is a graduate of from FSU (GO NOLES!) with a Bachelor's degree in Business and a Nursing degree. So when she is not running her business making soaps she is working full time as a RN. (Can we please give her an round of applause for this?)
Shelly started Head to Toe Soap by making soap and food for her dog initially. One day she used the soap for her dog and realized how great it was and decided she could make it for humans too. She started to make other scents and colors, "Which I had family and friends try." Shelly dove into researching the laws for Panama City and for Florida in order to know exactly what she could sell. She also researched soap ingredients; became licensed and perfected the quality of her recipes. "I love everything to do with bath products." Which you can see in the colors; scents and packing of her soaps. Head to Toe Soaps range from Hippie Chick: Manly Man to Specialty Bars such as Amber Beer Soap; Goats Milk Soap and even Puppy Sudz Soap (which is currently sold out-and that tells me it is pretty popular). They even offer Monthly Soap Special where you Receive six different bars, all current scents, (except specialty bars) for $30. (That's $5 per bar!!)
You can find Head to Toe Soaps at headtotoesoap.com/specialty.
Welcome back Gloria's Photos! Gloria Sanchez has joined us for the past few years and is looking forward to coming back this year to see all the wonderful people come out to shop and enjoy their day with us. Gloria is from Mexico Beach and loves the weather her in the Gulf Coast of Florida. She retired 6 years ago, which has allowed her to focus on her photography full time. Gloria uses her talent to capture the beauty of the local area and is able to freeze sunsets in time. "I love taking photos of sunsets and seeing people enjoy it the same way I do. Something about a sunset that just makes life complete."
If you wish to purchase one of her breath taking photos you can find Gloria at one of the numerous events that show case local artists such as the Bay Coastal Living Fair and we are honored to have her back.