WHIMSIES is a gift shop featuring handcrafted items including mosaics, art, gifts, jewelry and a selection of teas and tea accoutrements. The shop is located on Pioneer Way in the Historic Downtown district of Oak Harbor on beautiful Whidbey Island, Washington. Opened in February, 2017, the shop provides an opportunity for emerging and experienced local artists to show and and sell their work in a fun and whimsical environment.
Shoppers can find glass mosaics, paintings, pottery, jewelry, calligraphy, fused glass, stained glass, hand made beads, wood crafts, photography, greeting cards and more all made by local and regional artisans. The shop is situated in a historic building that has been transformed into a small mall named Harborside Village. Other shops in the mall include an art co-operative gallery, a jewelry store, a gift shop, a wine bar/bistro, a beauty shop and a popular restaurant, Noe Jose, which is just across the hall way.
Mosaic classes are available can be schedule with just a few days notice. Class size can be anywhere from one participant to as many as eight. The most popular project is an 6” square mosaic mirror. Call or email the shop for details.
WHIMSIES is a family-owned shop. The owners are Darrell and Charlotte Gray. Their artist daughter Cathy Goldizen fills in at times as shopkeeper and Victoria Yount oversees tea component of the shop. Other family members contribute their art and skills as well.