Welcome to the second installment of J. Mansfield Photography's small business spotlight! My goal is to feature as many local small businesses as possible to shine a light on the gems that keep our town beautiful! If you are a small business owner in Seymour, and would love to be featured, please send me an email and we'll set up a meeting! firstname.lastname@example.org
When I stepped foot into Lizzie's Corner Consignment last week, I wasn't sure what to expect. Within a few moments of talking to her, I could tell that Elizabeth was very passionate about her crafts, her store, and most importantly, her community.
Elizabeth bills her store as being an 'adventure in shopping' and 'eclectic mix of restored furniture, consignment items, and a boutique'. At any given time, she has over 25 different crafters and producers represented in her store. Everything from honey, baby gifts, children's books by a local author, prints by a local photographer, jewelry, to clothing. Along with helping local crafters have a magical place to sell their products, she crafts lighted wine bottles! In fact, this was how she came up with the idea for her store. She once sold her wine bottles throughout New England, and every time she dropped bottles off at various boutiques and consignment stores she felt that she needed to have a shop of her own.
Along with giving local crafters a place to sell their goods, Elizabeth's biggest passion is community and charity. She hosts numerous fundraising events at her store throughout the year, which benefit charities such as: suicide prevention, relay for life (american cancer society), Seymour Pink, the Nina Poeta fund, and more recently, multiple sclerosis research. During these events, 20% of sales in the shop that night also go to charity. Be sure to follow Lizzie's Corner Consignment on Facebook to stay updated on these events!
Looking for a unique gift? Ask her about Made in Connecticut baskets. These baskets can be as small or as large as you'd like (Elizabeth says most people spend around $50), and she will hand select locally made goods to fill the basket with. Wouldn't that be a neat thing to give to an out of state family member or friend?
Be sure to stop in Lizzie's this weekend for Small Business Saturday, and pick out unique gifts that will win the hearts of their receivers, while supporting a small, family owned business.
Lizzie's Corner Consignment is located at 36 Bank Street in the heart of downtown Seymour, CT. Check her out at: http://www.lizziescornerstore.com or on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lizzies-Corner-Consignment-and-Gifts-156700401356358/ and on instagram- @lizziescorner