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.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Change IS good. And hard. But GOOD!
We have news! It’s good and bad. Which one do you want to hear first?
Let's start with the good. That always makes the bad seem not so bad, right?!
So ...
We are adding 100 square feet to the Shanty! Yes, we are giving you more space to shop and bringing in products we've never been able to bring in before. This is beyond exciting! More room means even MORE Shanty to love. We can't wait to show you what we have in store for you!  
Now …. for the downside. To make room for this fabulous added space, we're taking down our beloved coffee area. I know, I know ... we'll miss it, too. But we believe it's the right thing to do.
Here’s why.
Looking at it from a simple business perspective - it's a no brainer. Our little shop is small. The coffee area takes up 1/4 of our space and should, realistically, be bringing in 1/4 of the business. The truth is, it's not pulling its weight and hasn't been for a long time. But we kept it in for other reasons that were very important to us. WE LOVE OUR COFFEE CUSTOMERS. We LOVE how our coffee has been a great excuse for people to stop in the store and say hi.  We know that taking out the coffee might mean that we see some of you much less, and that is really what makes this difficult ... because you are our treasured friends. I have been wrestling with this decision for quite some time. I think I’ve known this whole summer that it was time to say goodbye to the coffee, but it has been so hard to officially pull the plug. And you – our wonderful Shanty coffee customers - are the reason why.
But, after careful consideration, we decided to embrace the change knowing that this one brings with it so many exciting and endless possibilities to make your shopping experience even better. I'm dedicating myself to making this new, extra 100 square feet of the Shanty so fabulous, you might not even miss our delicious coffee. You have been so good to us -- I am thrilled to be able to give you more variety, more trends, more gifts and MORE of everything you love.
Changes are a comin’. Demo starts THIS weekend. Let's do this! We want to have the new space ready for you in time for Who Let the Girls out on Nov. 5. What a perfect time to unveil our new look!
Wondering what do you with your halfway completely punch card? Turn it in for 10 percent off one item. Yep, that punch card is now a coupon!
Oh, and do you love FREE COFFEE? While it may not be foamy, frothy lattes you’re accustomed to, we are happy to offer you Pod Coffee and teas with an awesome array of creamers – ON THE HOUSE. No purchase necessary!
Lastly, and most importantly, thank YOU for your unwavering support and business. We sincerely believe these changes will be good for the Shanty, which means they will be good for YOU - our customers and friends.  And that makes it ALL worth it.
Cheers to change!
xoxo, Maggie
P.S. If you're in the market for some great coffee equipment, please inquire within. No seriously, this stuff is good. Our loss is your gain. I could write a another long letter on "someone needs to open a coffee shop!!"...but I wont.
P.S.S. I haven't used this blog in quite awhile. Yikes!! I just realized the last post was introducing the opening of our online store! We did a PAUSE on that but working to get it back on track...just FYI.

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!).**