The Gas Station That Turned Into a Holiday Shopping Destination

A holiday pop-up shop filled with heart and handmade gifts.

Jewelry by Bellevue artist Christine Stoll. Stoll is one of more than 35 artists whose products will be featured a the Historic Shell Holiday Shop in Issaquah. Courtesy photo

Jewelry by Bellevue artist Christine Stoll. Stoll is one of more than 35 artists whose products will be featured a the Historic Shell Holiday Shop in Issaquah. Courtesy photo

When Christine Stoll’s grandmother passed away, she left Stoll her collection of beads, buttons, broken costume jewelry, and jewelry-making tools.

This inspired Stoll to use repurposed and vintage materials to create modern jewelry. In pursuit of her creations, the Bellevue artist enjoys digging through bins of vintage buttons and jars of antique hardware at flea markets searching for material.

Stoll is one of more than 35 artists whose products will be available for sale at the third annual Historic Shell Holiday Shop in downtown Issaquah. The Downtown Issaquah Association’s pop-up shop—curated and run by Alison Lang of So, There—will feature handmade goods from local artists. Open for the holiday season from noon to 6 p.m., Friday-Sunday, from Nov. 24 through Dec. 30, this shop offers patrons the opportunity to find unique handmade holiday gifts, including jewelry, ceramics, cards, apparel, and more.

New this year, the downtown association has added two outdoor holiday winter market weekends featuring décor, food, gifts, music, and more, from noon to 4 p.m. on Nov. 25-26 and Dec. 22-23. 232 Front St. N. in Issaquah. For more information, visit facebook.com/ShellHolidayShop

Seattle artist Shino Mikami’s eco-friendly women’s poncho made of hemp/organic cotton jersey displays a picture of poppy flowers screen-printed on the front. Courtesy of the artist

Seattle artist Shino Mikami’s eco-friendly women’s poncho made of hemp/organic cotton jersey displays a picture of poppy flowers screen-printed on the front. Courtesy of the artist

Seattle artist Shino Mikami’s eco-friendly women’s poncho made of hemp/organic cotton jersey displays a picture of poppy flowers screen-printed on the front. Courtesy of the artist

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