Local Love ~ Good Natured Gardens

Today I’m excited to kick off my first series on the blog!  I know I’ve mentioned several times before how much I love where we live.  I love that I have a shooting space, both for boudoir and portraits and my new hometown has this quaint small town appeal with so many fun places for sessions and portraits.  It’s filled with awesome boutiques, antique stores and some pretty awesome places to shop, visit and eat.

For my first Local Love post I’m excited to feature one of my favorite boutiques, Good Natured Gardens.  From the moment I first entered this store I was completely smitten.  There’s so many unique gifts and pieces that I can spend forever strolling around looking at everything and I swear it doesn’t matter how many times I circle the store, I always discover something new I didn’t see my first time around!

When Good Natured Gardens first opened, Jackie featured the works of 19 Michigan artist and has since grown to more than 60 Michigan artists that create all things from furniture, to pottery and jewelry.  There’s handmade soaps, lotions and even yarn.  In fact I’ve furnished much of my studio from amazing pieces I’ve picked up here!  All from artists located right here in Michigan.   Customers come from all parts of the United States to shop here and while I was there this last time, there were people visiting her store all the way from California!

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The store front welcomes you with just a little peak of what you might find inside.

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Michigan’s own Stormy Kromer hats and vests can be found here.

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There works from 5 different potters all from the Blue Water area!

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Right now you can find some of the most unique Halloween and fall art I’ve seen!

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She carries a huge line of Detroit Scroll pieces including everything from t-shirts and scarfs to all different types of drink wear.  Perfect gifts for your Detroit loving family and friends.
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Mixed in with some beautiful jewelry you can find beautiful pieces of blown glass and tile art.

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Jackie recently expanded this year into the building next door and it was quickly filled with pieces highlighting our water loving area.

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I recently discovered essential oils and this is one of my favorite areas of her store to spend a lot of my time when stopping in.  I always spend so much time absorbing Jackie’s knowledge and learning new ways to use them.


And finally, I’d like to introduce you to Jackie.  She’s the beautiful soul that started all of this.  If you’re looking for a unique gift or something for yourself make sure you visit her at 229 Broadway St Marine City, Michigan 48039 and let her know that I sent you!

PS – Good Natured Gardens is also partnered with Tranquility Spa for their upcoming Women’s Wellness Day in Marine City!  There’s specials and freebies offered all around town and Jackie will be doing a free class at The Snug Theatre.  And I’m so excited to say that I’m going to be a part of it!  I’ll be set up at Good Natured Gardens talking more about my After Hours Photography and the beauty of boudoir.  Come on and visit for day of empowerment, pampering, shopping and food!


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