Jacksonport Cottage Impresses with Fantastic Selection
By Laurel Ciohon
While the exterior looks seemingly the same, Jacksonport Cottage, housed in a 1860's era log home, has plenty of new surprises in-store! When Amy Burris and her husband, John, took over the shop in November 2015, the couple not only changed the name slightly, but they did modest updates to both the interior and exterior.
Originally from Wisconsin Rapids, the Burris' were searching around the state for a store to purchase. Not finding any luck in in Central Wisconsin, they began looking in their favorite part of the state – Door County. They initially were interested on the busier Highway 42 side of the county, but when their realtor showed them the scenic side on Highway 57, they were hooked. They fell in love with the store, previously known as Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts owned by Joe and Sue Jarosh, as well as the attached home it came with and the town of Jacksonport in general.
Celebrating it's 35th year in Jackonport in August, the gift shop features over 100 artists and craftsmen that keep the space filled with fantastic products. Amy mentioned that the Amish quilts are quite popular, so much so that they have Art, Craft & Amish Quilt sales twice a year spread out into Mr. G's Hall. She also mentioned her personal favorite item in the store – the homemade candles that she makes and pours in the basement of the shop! As I browsed the shop, some of my personal favorites were the leather earrings, Door County pillows, hand-stitched kitchen towels, homemade soap, and ceramic dishes. One of the dishes had a retro camper on it with "Door County, WI" written at the bottom, so naturally I had to get it!
With everything from original paintings and art, to handmade rugs, to unique Door County gifts, Jacksonport Cottage Gallery & Gifts is open daily from 9am–5pm, May thru October and Winter weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Closed in January. Jacksonport Cottage is located at 6275 Hwy 57 in the center of downtown Jacksport. Join them for their Fall Art, Craft & Amish Quilt Sale at Mr. G's Hall on October 10-13 from 9am–5pm. Mr. G's is located at 5890 Hwy 57 in Jacksonport.
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