We are so excited to share with you all our new products, "must haves," upcoming events and any other tidbits you may find interesting. Check back often for more Shanty news....we may add some "Blog Coupons" so keep your eyes out! Thanks for visiting.

Monday, March 2, 2015

I am a dreamer

I am Maggie Christie. I’m a dreamer.

 Shanty has always been my “someday dream.” Nine years ago, I moved Newport, WA – a small town with big charm – with the love of my life, David. When a cute little fixer-upper came up for sale on the main road, we snagged it. I knew it would one day be the Shanty. After a few years and two sweet little additions to our family, we decided to take the plunge. With a lot of hard work, we transformed that little house into what is now my dream come true.

When we first opened our doors on July 1, 2009, I didn’t quite know what to expect. But people came, they liked us, and they’ve been showing us love ever since. Shanty is truly everything I envisioned my store being. It's hip and trendy, but also warm and inviting. We are serious about style, but love to have fun along the way. I’ve tried to bring personal touches in everything from the merchandise, to the d├ęcor, to the music we play, to the coffee and treats we serve at our espresso bar.

 What's my style? Well, it’s anything I like. That tends to land mostly in the vintage or industrial categories, but often in many other genres. I'm always looking for just the “just right” things, the unique pieces, those rare gems ... the “somethings” you can't help but love. So let’s just say my style is vintage chic with a hint of eclectic and a dab of something special.

So why go online?

After our customer base grew and news about us spread, friends and family started to encourage me to go online. It seemed like a great way to keep in touch and share our products with the people we were meeting from all over the state and country (and sometimes world!). 

I hope you’ll enjoy perusing our online store for those "somethings" you love. I promise you’ll find something. And I hope that the warmth and friendliness we strive for in our Newport store is translated to this online store in the forms of user-friendliness, a lovely layout, and excellent customer service.

I am so thankful each day to get to pursue my passions, to provide people with things they love, to meet amazing friends from all over the place, to do things that challenge me (and sometimes scare the life out of me), to work with the amazing Shanty girls and go home every night to the sweetest, most supportive little family. I am thankful that I’m living my dream. 

 “Someday dreams” are important. Live as if they are going to happen and just maybe they will.





Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Help me be one less step from a hoarder....please!
We have gone thru the shed, shop, home and store.
It'll be like an Antique Show/Flea Market/Garage Sale/Shanty Clearance Sale all in one place. 
Things from the 40's to 2014
There will be pre loved clothing too...for like hardly anything! 
We will post updates on FB so LIKE us and keep checking in! 
FYI - if you "follow" us on FB, but don't see us in your newsfeed very often, it's because FB decides what shows up in your feed by how much you comment or "like" the posts. So if you want to see more Shanty updates (including new items and SALES!) be sure to "like" and comment often. AAFYI (and also for your information) ... it makes us feel even more loved!

Friday, December 6, 2013

You're officially invited to Shanty's Dude Night.

On Wednesday, DECEMBER 18, we're inviting you over for an ultra cool shopping session. From 4-8pm, we'll be offering complimentary gift wrapping, gift-basket making and food and drink you're sure to love. This might be the easiest gift-buying experience you've ever had. You can thank us later.

Pssssst... before the 18th, make sure the loved ones in your life download a wishlist (or stop by the shop) and fill it out for us so we'll know exactly where to direct you in the shop.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wish List Download

Don't forget to fill out your Shanty Wish List for all the Santas in your life. Just fill it in with your favorite items (plus colors and sizes) and we'll mail it to your loved ones. Postage on us! Or, you can take it with you to post somewhere obvious. He, he. Of course we can keep it on file at the store too so anyone who wants to know ...can!  (Download it to jump start the wishing.) See? Making your wish list come true this season is easy at Shanty.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Holiday 2013...it's on!!

It started out Sunday night officially...the first of the many crazy days ahead! Kailey, Kellie, Melanie and Mo were "Team Elves" for the big floor move....aka Holiday Season.  Well as you can see we were very serious!

No matter how much planning, until we get in there and start moving we are never sure exactly were things are going....especially the big heavy display pieces....hubby really loves that about me (insert sarcasm with a smile). Also, without fail there is a good chunk of time no one is sure I am going to get it together...including myself. Then again, without fail, it magically appears. Here is a teeny weeny sneak peek!

Thanks girls you rocked it!

Come in and get your Holiday On....only 7 weeks till the big day!

See you soon~Maggie

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Be an early bird at the Shanty!

There are so many reasons to be an early bird on Saturday, November 2. The first? Who Let The Girls Out, of course! Along with nine other shops in Newport, Shanty will be celebrating all things fun and festive with shopping, tasty treats and lots of local love. The second most important reason to roll out of bed that morning: All 16oz. espresso drinks are only $2 at Shanty from 9-10am. You can't beat that for your must-have shop-hopping caffeine boost.

 We have lots of prime parking spots near the shop, so come early, snag a spot and catch all of our specials:
  • A gift with purchase (while our gift stash lasts!)
  • A whole bunch of Clearance Clothing - ALL MARKED DOWN TO $10!
  • And just in case you already forgot: 16oz espresso drinks for only $2 from 9-10am.

Newport's pulling out all of the stops for our Fall edition of WLTGO, so we're doing the same. Keep your eyes peeled for our gorgeous vintage holiday display, winter garden, new festive home goods and gifts, shiny new stocking stuffers and the treats and drinks that are always a holiday hit. Last but not least, we have to mention that there will be oodles of fall and winter clothing for you to sift through. Sweaters , Scarves, dresses, coats, denim, mittens, hats. **Insider tip: The favorites will go fast! Get your shop on that morning AFAP (AS FAST AS POSSIBLE!).**

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Newport is the "It" place to be this week!

The little town on the way to the lake and river is the place to STOP this weekend. Holy smokes!... there is a lot going on in Newport and we are dang proud of our town and people and the work that has gone into getting ready for it.

Here's the scoop!

THURSDAY Oct. 31st, the local businesses are hosting trick or treating from 3-5

What a great safe way to take the kiddos out. Starts at 3. Don't forget about the businesses off the beaten path...like Shanty,  Fleur de Lis and Petticoat Junction....we have lots of candy! Oh and be nice to the businesses because we are preparing for Christmas Celebrations the next day! HAHA!

FRIDAY Nov. 1st, we are hosting the Capitol Christmas Tree Celebration

You probably keep hearing about it but do you know how big of a deal it is?? Seriously!? Big!! Newport is the only stop the tree will make on it's journey to the Capitol were it is uncovered/uncrated. This is an amazing opportunity for our town to shine as we host the event. News media will be here from all over. We will be hearing "Newport WA" on national news channels! That is fantastic!   What a great opportunity for the children. Newport School District is off that day....wish some of the other schools could use it as a field trip or an excused absence....maybe the kiddos have to write a report on it or something...just a hint hint idea to anyone who can make that call.

Go HERE for more info.

Saturday, WHOOP WHOOP!  It's Who Let the Girls Out?!

We love our Autumn Edition of Who Let the Girls Out!? because it is a fantastic time to get your holiday groove on. Most of the stores will be debuting their Christmas goods, so it's a fabulous way to get started on your Christmas list. If you have attended a Who Let the Girls Out before (you ROCK!), then you know the fun ahead.  Grab your friends and share with them our little town's secret.

This year's participating shops (TEN of 'em!):
• The Kitchen Shoppe
• Shanty Boutique
• Just Because
• My Sister’s Cottage
• North Country Clothing Shop
• Sweet Salvage
• Into the Garden Up to the Lake
• Bling & Sparkles
• Bushels
• Fleur de Lis Floral & Home

All done shopping, but not ready to go home yet?? Sit back and relax at the Roxy Theater Chick Flick (movie to be determined soon). Like us on FACEBOOK to stay in the know about updates to this event.

JUMP HERE to see what SHANTY has in store for you!!