Here are some of our favorite links!
We're a family-owned business with ties to other fine businesses
and fun personal pages.

Bead Here Now
Our friend Gail Ristow makes the most gorgeous meditation beads on the planet. She's also into labyrinths! Her site is worth checking into at
Hazel Ridge Workshop and Gallery
Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen, artist, naturalist, teacher. View his art, meet the family and visit the farm. Marsi worked with Robbyn Smith, Gijsbert's wife, to create the website for this unique family.
Morel Madness
One of our passionate pastimes is morel mushroom hunting in the spring.Some say we go a little overboard.This page describes the
Old Time Slots
Bill's passions in life are many - Marsi, glass, croquet, morels, to name a few - but when he found an old slot machine in need of repair,he hit the jackpot. He not only loves fixing, collecting, and talking about them, he's now the biggest dealer in Michigan.
Check it out at
The Painted Trout
The Painted Trout is our friend Lauren's brainchild. She shares a passion for fly-fishing and beautiful things. Marsi got to visit her home state, Colorado, with Lauren in 2007. Artisan Goods for Anglers includes t-shirts, scarves, aprons, bandanas...and more!
Somers Primitive Painting
Sandra Somers is a Michigan artist who gives Grandma Moses a run for her money. Specializing in witches, Santas, bunnies and days of old, her charming prints and paintings are known nationally. She works out of an old chicken coop in the countryside, and sells at shops, shows, and through her website. Peruse and enjoy!
Timothy Moore Tools
A master craftsman, and an old family friend, Timothy Moore creates tools for the serious bookbinder at his shop in rural Concord, Michigan.
Tracy Gallup
Tracy Gallup's Fine Art Dolls are sought by collectors all over the world. She also illustrated Peggy Munsterberg's children's book, The Beastly Banquet, wrote and illustrated King Cat, and is now publishing more books! Look for her "Crazy Little Series" in bookstores, as well as A Book of Questions.
Trout Madness Too
Marsi was born in Durango, Colorado, and learned to fly-fish at a very young age with her late, beloved father, Jack Parker, who also taught her to tie flies. This page describes the sport's influence on Marsi's work.
Waterloo Croquet
At Darwin's we work hard, but we play hard, too. We're home to a croquet league, the Waterloo Croquet Club. Friends and family also gather often to enjoy the game.



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