"Within these walls are no strangers, but friends who haven't met." It is the hope of owner, Bonnie Mirkiewicz, that this quote will represent the spirit of her shop.
Upon entering, it will become apparent that Forever Grateful is truly "4,500 sq feet of Awesomeness." It's eclectic collection begins in the boutique, which features Door County jams, syrups, coffees, teas, and cocoa. Antiques, ethnic pieces, crystal, fishing equipment, collectibles, cards, one of a kind gifts, furniture, and a Christmas shop are some of the additional surprises you will find here. You will delight as you experience the largest shop of its kind in the region.
The Forever Grateful Art Gallery is comprised of the expert talent of 42 artists and craftsmen. You will be awed by the beauty of the paintings, pottery, photography, mosaics, glass, bonsai trees, metal art, jewelry, and amazing wood pieces. Many of the Forever Grateful artists are also highly respected instructors in their medium and have received prestigious awards. You will be truly enriched and inspired by the talent of these artists.
We invite you to be our guest at Forever Grateful. We look forward to meeting you and to sharing the magic of Forever Grateful with you. You will enter as a stranger and exit as a friend.
Inside Forever Grateful: The Galley Coffee Café. This full service café serves Door County coffees, and tasty treats from Robin’s Nest Cakery and Linnea Bakery, both located in Downtown Kenosha. Stop in for its signature Polar Vortex - a blended mocha frappe!
November 1, 2014 was the official opening of The UNIVERSE'S Largest Ugly Christmas Sweater Department! "We have both Ugly and Lovely Sweaters!! Sweatshirts are $10, Vests $15, and Sweaters $25!” Bonnie was invited to an Ugly Christmas Sweater party in 2013, and couldn’t find any ugly sweaters. So she made it a goal to locate and gather as many as she could, and be an outlet for them in 2014! She has sizes for the whole family! And as she shares, “Ugly sweaters are not supposed to be perfectly fitted.”
Links to Related Ugly Christmas Sweater Events:
Harborside North Pole Ugly Christmas Sweater Pageant: December 12, 2014
Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl: December 13, 2014
Read this Wisconsin Parent article about the ugly sweaters!
See the store on Fox 6 Milwaukee 12/12/14 here.
Learn more about the business in this Featured Business article.