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August 2015
Issue 56

     August is here, and always a surprise! Especially this year, it seems. The general consensus among Crackerjack customers and employees is that since we didn't have our usually gloomy and cool June, we're all confused about what month it is! Because June was so clear, I fully took in the late sunsets and now bemoan the fact that the sun sets so early. I'm having a sense of fall, even, since so many plants and trees are confused as well, and are performing ahead of schedule!

    At Crackerjack, August is sort of a transitional month. We are in the middle of our sale, and beginning to think about the holidays. "No!", you say, but - yes we are! Crazy, I know, but such is retail - in this moment, but with our brains working on the future. There is a brief moment - right now! - when I feel the burden lift before I step into the holiday mode of budgets and buying and planning. This is when I enjoy the garden the most, despite its state this year, just sitting outside working, coffee at hand. And maybe later, reading, with a Mojito at hand!

     During our Sale we held a drawing for a spectacular Pampering Gift Set. it includes a Zents gift of Mandarin body wash and lotion, a silk eye pillow by Jane, a sweet pocket mirror by Dana Herbert and a relaxing soy travel candle by Estrella, from here in Seattle. The lucky winner's name was drawn on Monday and it is......... Nicole G. - Congratulations!

Upcoming Events!


Annual Kristin Ford Trunk Show, Nov. 7 & 8


Join us on Saturday afternoon as we welcome Kristin to Crackerjack with a champagne reception. Revel in an extensive selection of her exquisite jewels, which will be available for purchase through Sunday.   


Put this not-to-be-missed event on your calendar today!  


Tintin News

 Tintin goes small!
Tinitn Small Series Books

Have you seen these smaller versions of the classic stories? So far there are only eight titles in the series, but along with the complete book, front and back are pertinent facts, historical context notes and fun tidbits!

Next time you're in the store, check them out!

Wallingford Center turns 30!
We had an amazing day for our celebration - red balloons look so festive against a blue sky!

  Pick up a Report Card to collect your grades by visiting the special events at each store and throughout the Center.

Sing Happy Birthday with a mini Trophy Cupcake in hand (and then mouth)!


Enjoy an historical school display, balloons, sales, belly dancers and more!

All in all, a very fun day, and we want to thank all of those who came to help us celebrate! We held the drawing at the champagne reception on Chutney's patio, and the winners are: $250. Wally Dollars Grand Prize - Marjorie G., $100. Wally Dollars - Xiansi W., two prizes of $50. Wally Dollars - Bev D. and Danja L.

Congratulations to all!!!!


   A week after participating in Wallingford Center's 30th Birthday Party, April passed away. She will be sorely missed by both Wallingford Center store employees and customers. Always calm and gentle, April was the ideal mascot for the Center!
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s always, thank you for supporting local and handmade - it is what allows us to continue to be here.

Kathleen Koch

Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts 
1815 N. 45th, Suite 212 
Seattle, WA 98103