How to Search Shops

Dec 3, 2020

It can be difficult to search and find shops on The Village with our current platform. We are working towards moving to a new platform that will hopefully be more user friendly, but in the mean time, here are a few tips on how to search for shops/vendors on The Village. I hope it is helpful!

Option 1: First, click on “View All” under the featured shops on the home page. You may need to scroll down a bit to find it. On desk top you need to scroll down and look on the right side of the screen.

Next, click the “filter” button.

When you click the filter button a menu will open. Type the name of the shop you are looking for in the “search vendor” box. You must type the name exactly as it is. If you are not sure what the correct name is, try searching one correct word. This search seems to work best if the filter settings are not adjusted, so just leave them set like the following picture. Next click “Apply”. If the name is entered correctly the shop will come up!

Option 2: You can also search for shops in the Shop and Business Index at the bottom of each page. Click on the shop you want and it will take you directly to their page. Good luck and happy shopping!

Black Friday Weekend Sales!!

Nov 23, 2020

The Village is kicking off the holiday shopping season with large Black Friday Weekend sales! Gifts, fabric, dresses, etc will all be included for a limited time! Enjoy browsing the bargains while you look for the perfect gift or new fabric and dresses! This sale will start on Thursday, Thanksgiving day, and continue through Monday the 30th. Click HERE or the link below to start shopping Black Friday deals from the comfort of your home!

Some shops have chosen to post a store wide coupon on their store fronts!! Keep in mind that these shops will not be listed in the Black Friday Sales category. You will find them throughout The Village. Included are farmhousefabrics, The Farm Girl, and possibly others. HAPPY SHOPPING! And HAPPY HOLIDAYS to each of you from The Village!

Gift Exchange Ideas!

Nov 18, 2020

Believe it or not, the holiday season is nearly here! Some of us have likely been discussing the gift question with our families. “Are we doing gifts this year?” “Shall we draw names?” “Or do a grab bag?” Should we have a theme?” I thought it would be fun to have a post on the topic! What is a favorite gift exchange idea you have done in the past? Or, what are you thinking of trying this year? Share your ideas with the rest of us if you would like!

Campfire Cookin’!

Oct 7, 2020

It’s that time of year! Many of us have been soaking up the beautiful fall weather, and possibly digging out the camping gear and heading for the woods! I’ve enjoyed listening to the fun things my friends have been doing outdoors and it’s especially interesting to hear what they have been cooking! Yummy cobblers in Dutch ovens, stone soup suppers, flame kissed steaks, you name it! A new one to me this year has been cream can suppers. I had never heard of the like but sounds unique and delicious! We decided to do a little something different here on the signboard post this time. This post is open for comments! Do you have something fun you have tried over the fire this fall? Or a ole family favorite recipe? Share it with the rest of us! It would be great to hear what ya’ll have cookin’!

Happy Birthday to The Village!!

Apr 1, 2020

WOW!! It’s hard to believe that it has already been 2 years since we launched The Village! We are once again having a site wide Birthday celebration! Lots of shops are setting up coupons and sales! Keep checking the Shops with Sales page in the link below as more shops are added over the next few days!


NEW!! Shop Reviews!! and Follows!

Feb 21, 2020

hey! y’all! We have a new feature opened up on The Village! It is called Shop Reviews! Follow these simple steps to Leave a review on your favorite shops to help them out! Also another feature that we want to mention that has been available for some time but we have not talked much about is the “Follow button”. Each shop has one and when you click it, you will get notified when these shops post new items. You will get an email 1-2 times a week with the list of all the shops you have followed and their new products, coupons etc. You can click on the items in the email and go directly to them! pretty cool! following are some instructions on how to do this…


CLICK on Write a review!


Now on that FOLLOW button.


Black Friday Weekend Sales!!

Nov 29, 2019

Hi to all!

The Christmas shopping season is here and The Village is bustling! Come take a “stroll” down the promenade and check out these fabulous sales! Now is a great time to get some of your Christmas shopping done! Don’t wait too long to get your orders in, creating handmade and unique gifts often takes longer then commercial products! Click the following link to see sales and find coupons! Keep checking back as more shops continue to add their sales!


The Village

The Summer’s End

Sep 10, 2019
Photo by James Wheeler from Pexels

The Summer’s End

© Pat A. Fleming

The familiar rhythm of the cricket’s chirps
Create the soundtrack for each day,
Echoing Summer’s end
And that Autumn’s on her way.

The stifling heat of the summer sun
Is now tempered by the clouds.
Those fluffy, cotton August clouds,
That soft breezes push about.

Shadows falling everywhere
As the sun plays peek-a-boo.
Losing her strength with each new day,
A sure sign that Summer is through.

As the lazy, care-free summer days,
Reluctantly draw to an end.
Excitement grows for what’s ahead,
As school days and the Fall begin.

And no matter how the years may pass,
And how old I come to be,
I’ll always love this time of year,
As it holds such fond memories

Of sitting with my childhood friends,
Recalling all our fun
While running, swimming and riding bikes
Beneath the summer sun.

And sharing all our hopes and dreams
As the future stirs us on.
Knowing as we sit on that late, August eve,
Summer’s ending, but her memory lives on.

But there’s also a haunting sadness sometimes
That I feel when those dark shadows fall.
And that my greatest adventures in life
Are just memories, now aroused by those sweet cricket calls.


Visions of Summer Glory

May 6, 2019

Have you ever felt like you had so many projects going it was like juggling oranges? Oh, we all have at times, I’m sure.

          Right now, I’m enjoying that heady experience of spring in the air. It’s so much more fun to walk the dog, and wouldn’t it be neat if I could run and skip and jump like I did–nope I’m not gonna say how many years ago.

          But there are other projects that grab a person’s attention. Today I am rejoicing because the wildflower seeds in the planter sprouted.

          Yes! It worked to plant them in March! Let’s see if they actually will shrug off the frosty nights!  

            Visions of hot summer glory spilling out of the planter fill me with anticipation. My life is so much like a garden but hopefully, it’s more organized than this!

                                               (They told me this was a free image so I’ll take their word for it.)

       My days are colorful, to say the least, and yours are too, wouldn’t you admit? What cheerful summer project are you pulling towards?

       I glance at the computer and think of the stories dancing in my head, but nah, not at this time of year. Some of the other ideas I have are almost as imaginative though. How ’bout making a lily pond where we used to grow potatoes and corn? Wouldn’t that be cool? (Quite literally if you fell in.)  And what about learning the Green Thumber’s art of propagating through taking cuttings? Imagine all the lilacs, roses, peonies and flowering crab apple trees that would magically appear around the lily pond!

         Don’t worry, I won’t feel bad if you are rolling your eyes. Maybe just maybe I am too, but hey, dreaming is fun. Let’s make something special happen this summer!

        And oh, by the way, when you want to take a break from one of your hot, sweaty projects you’ve been joyfully pursuing, make sure you have a tall glass of an icy cold drink on hand and…one of my books.  They’re found on this website:

Guess what! I found this unusual and charming free image on Pixabay.


P.S. I know someone else who has big dreams. She wants to see to it that Mary’s Diary gets published in the Philippine Islands!
Marilyn Friesen

A special thanks to Marilyn Friesen for sharing this Article with The Village! If you would like to share an article/story/poem for the SignBoard, click here to find out how!

Happy Birthday to The Village!

Mar 25, 2019

Happy Birthday to The Village!

We here at The Village of Artisans are excited to announce our Annual SALEabration! It is starting April 1 and will continue all week until the 6th! There are many shops having great sales in honor of the 1st Birthday of The Village! Some are starting now and some are extending all month. The plan is to have an Annual SALEabration every first week of April to commemorate the launch.

We, at The Village, can hardly believe its been a whole year already! It has been a great year of lots of new things and we have grown alot and come a long way! We hope you can have fun shopping and find some great sales during our Birthday SALEabration!.