Featured Shop: Thyme on the Boardwalk
by Tawny Reynolds on May 01, 2017
This week's featured shop is Thyme on the Boardwalk in Seldovia - the little Alaskan town where Sundrop Jewelry was first conceived!
Why did you start your shop?My name is Suzie, and I’m a gardener. I have been involved in community gardening for the past 40 years. When my husband retired in Anchorage, we chose Seldovia to build our retirement home and I got a wild hair to open a commercial nursery and garden center so I would have everything I needed to continue gardening in this remote coastal village.
What types of products do you carry?
When I opened in 2011 I carried a full line of gardening needs, everything to get growing and adorn your garden. I also grow vegetables and flowers from seed for the many gardeners in my community. In 2014 I became Seldovia’s only gift shop other than a small area at our museum after the closure of the town’s main gift shop. It then became necessary to expand my merchandise to provide gifts for the community. I now carry an eclectic mix of clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, tablecloths, boots, home décor, art, and whatever delights my eye at market.
What do your customers love?
Jewelry, clothing, garden art, and the general mix of everything I squeeze into my little shop which is built upon pilings over the tidal saltwater slough along a historic boardwalk in a most quaint and breathtaking Alaskan fishing village.
Why did you pick Sundrop Jewelry for your store?
Two young local students developed the process of harnessing the sun’s energy to melt glass for their science project and created the first beautiful glass earrings. The locals here still adore these families and add to their collection with different colors and styles as they become available as well as the many tourists who visit Seldovia.
Where can people learn more about your store?