Owner Mary Mitchell is hard at work again on her quirky and lovely glass and window art. Each piece is unique and many sell fast! There is also a lot of other hand made art pieces in the store right now, including that awesome tank light in the photos! Fat Chix has always been known for having a lot of one-of-a-kind items.
Remember, we have moved the shop to the back of the green house next to Electric Hero sandwich shop on Beechtree. Pull into the parking lot for Erickson’s Electric or park along side the road. Look for the bright blue and orange shed and you are in the right spot!
In case anyone wonders about those pretty lights in Bolt Park along Beechtree Street in Grand Haven, Mark Brooky at the Grand Haven Tribune got a question about them in the mailbag.
Fax Chix customers and friends!
Hey everyone, here’s the Fat Chix update. We have decided to consolidate the shops and close Templeton’s (former Aluminum Mule.) This will be an exciting endeavor for all of us in the two shops. To prepare for the merger, we will be running sales from now until after Christmas.
Nov. 14-20 – 10% off
Nov. 21-Dec. 4 – 20%
Dec. 5 – Dec. 18 – 30%
Dec. 19- Dec. 24 (open half day) 40%
Dec. 26-Dec. 29 50%
Wow!! Come shop and help us create a new, shiny adventure. We love you all!
A big THANK YOU to Holzinger Electric and Redi Rental for the equipment and man power behind the lights in Bolt Park. Also a huge thank you and hug to the community for support in our fundraising last year and this year. YOU bought the lights. 🙂
We will be having an open house at Fat Chix and Templeton’s Treasures on Saturday November 14 from 10-2pm. Refreshments, drawings and take home a Thanksgiving pumpkin centerpiece for every $15 you spend. Find unique vintage and one-of-a-kind items at Templeton’s and shop Fat Chix to get a head start on your holiday shopping.
We have a lot of fun, unique and one-of-a-kind items stocked at Templeton’s and Fat Chix. Stop by for super cute Halloween hand towels or Day of the Dead dishware and other items. Don’t forget Templeton’s features many vintage things so you never know what you will find stocked in there!
We are just waiting for the vintage folk art of George and Martha Washington to find the perfect owner. They are too cool!
Come get your corn husk wreaths before they are gone! We will be limited on wreaths this year due to a lower corn crop from our source.
Wreaths are $18 and swags are $9 apiece. Swags looks great horizontal or vertical. We can tie the bow up anyway you like.
Also, keep a look out for the Catwalk Pumpkins showing up at Pfaff’s Pharmacy, Righteous Cuisine and other places around town. Our goal is to move all of our pumpkins this week so if you haven’t picked one up yet, please help out and stop by!
Pumpkins are $5 each and all proceeds benefit the Catwalk Restoration Project in Grand Haven.
A pie and pumpkin fundraiser will be held next week on Thursday, September 17 from 7am to 7pm at the Aluminum Mule/Templeton’s. Proceeds go to the Grand Haven Pier Catwalk Project.
Buy a pumpkin anytime during the day for $5.00 each. Pumpkins will be painted with a cat face (get it? Cat Walk?:), or buy a pie for $10.00 to take home.
Additionally, we will be serving slices of pie with coffee from 5:30-7pm for a donation. Our goal is $2,500.00. Checks may be made out to: City of Grand Haven, memo – Catwalk Repair.
Thank you for all your support and we hope to see a good turnout next Thursday!
The “Fat Chix Collection” (as we like to call it now) has gone through a lot of change in the past few months. The Aluminum Mule now has five owners and has been renamed Templeton’s. Mary is still 1/5 of the owners so some of her things are in the store but Templeton’s features more vintage items now. The store is constantly being stocked with new and interesting things so make sure to stop by regularly if you are a vintage shopper. You never know what you might find! Templeton’s will actually be opened a few nights during the week.
Templeton’s new store hours:
M – 5-7:30 pm
T – 1-5 pm
W – 9-5 pm
Th – 5-7:30 pm
Fri- 9-5 pm
Sat – 6:15 am -2 pm
Sun – Closed
Meanwhile across the street…
As many of you know, Mary (along with her business partner Marcy) has been working hard at the new “Fat Chix” location in the back apartment of the “Lizard House.” Mary named this spot Zophia’s but of course…we all still call it “Fat Chix.” Coffee will EVENTUALLY be moved over and served at the new location sometime this fall. Some more plumbing has to be finished, but Mary’s goal is to have a small coffee bar in there eventually for espresso.
Outside of the new location is the brightly painted blue and orange shed Mary calls “Marigold’s.” Inside this shed is local-made maple syrup, honey and all kinds of other cool “outdoorsy” items. If you haven’t peeked in there you need to! The front of the “Lizard House” will eventually feature garden items fo
r sale and other outdoor artwork next Spring.
For all of the candle fans, we will be getting in our usual stock of Woodwick, Bridgewater and Lakeshore scents by the end of September.
AUGUST 31 – FALL WREATHS, PAINTED PUMPKINS AND MUMS
Our annual fall decorations will be coming in starting August 31.
SEPTEMBER 17 PIE & COFFEE FUNDRAISER
From 5:30-7:30 we will be hosting a pie and coffee fundraiser. Stop by the Templeton’s parking lot and have a slice of home-made pie or purchase a whole pie to take home. Donate what you are able to. Money raised from this will go towards the materials needed for our next fundraiser helping the Grand Haven pier/catwalk that needs a lot of TLC and a lot of money to help restore it. Details on that fundraiser to come later.