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.

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!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Who Let the Girls Out Holiday 2013

It's that time of year again!
Are you ready for the best ShopHop around? We are!

We love the November 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.
If you're a newbie...YAH we love you too!!....here is the lowdown on the day.
Step 1 Wear comfy shoes
Step 2 Start at any participating shop (look for the flags)
Step 3 Get your passport
Step 4 Visit each store (10 total) and have your passport stamped...no purchase necessary.
Step 5 Turn in your completed passport to be entered into a drawing for 10 chances to win a 100.00 certificate to one of the participating stores.

Each shop is having a party and you are the guests! We have treats, drinks and local love!
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. Also, stay tuned to hear about what is happening the day before on Nov 1st. It's pretty cool and we are super excited! 
See you soon!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Capitol Christmas Tree....putting Newport on the Map!

Capitol Christmas Tree Community Celebration!  November 1st, is going to be a wonderful send off to a bit of our gorgeous nature in this NE corner of Washington. The 88' Spruce tree is going to grace the lawn of the Capitol building in Washington DC.  To be chosen as the host city is a once in a lifetime event for Newport, and we are excited to show our talent, hospitality and pride in an all day celebration with entertainment, food, shopping, kid’s activities and  souvenirs. It's going to be a  wonderful family oriented day. 

Here is a list of events for the day!

The official Capitol Christmas Tree website will give you more info

Go HERE to see a little ditty of a commercial from PORTA

Monday, June 24, 2013

Celebrating 5 years for 5 days!

We have so much to celebrate, we couldn't fit it into one party, much less one day. So, we're taking five full days to celebrate five very wonderful years. Put on your party poncho and join in on the fun. From July 1 to July 5, stop by the Shanty daily for fiesta treats, sangria after 4pm and a lot of our stuff on sale.

To kick the week off, we're throwing a full-on fiesta on Monday, July 1, 2-7pm at the shop. We'll have lots of fiesta foods, drinks, a gift with each purchase and a very special DIY station (sneak peek below).

And, because we're in party-mode, we're going to be giving away five beautiful gift baskets. Learn how to increase your chances of winning below. (Hint: the more you shop, the better your luck.)

Check out our blog and Facebook page for regular updates during fiesta week. Cha, cha, cha!

Five days, five gift baskets

Here's how you can win: With each $10 you spend, you'll get a raffle ticket. You can choose which of the five baskets you'd like to win and put your tickets toward that basket. Or you can split your tickets between them all! We'll announce the winner of each basket at the end of our fiesta week.
DIY Beaded Friendship Bracelet

Are these bracelets not the cutest thing you've ever seen? Make your own, on us! When you come over for our kickoff fiesta Monday, July 1, you can join the Shanty gals in whipping up a darling bracelet DIY. We'll have all the supplies; all you have to bring is your willing hands and a little creativity. If we have supplies left we may just keeping making them all week!

Friday, May 17, 2013

tomorrow is the big day!

The Newport shops are gearing up to host the best semiannual shop hop in town! Here at the Shanty we are crazy busy getting ready for you. UPS BOB is visiting us every day, dropping off tons of goodies that we know you’ll love!
Just wait till you see what the Shanty girls have done to make this day “just right” for you. They’ve all worked hard and pinched in - prepping food, running errands, painting bird cages and getting crafty.
                                              see the lilac busehs in the background? wait till you see them!
Have you been to WLTGO?? (All the cool people know that it’s short for Who Let the … jk you’re still cool if you didn’t know that.) Go to here for more overall event info. It’s pretty fabulous! I have so many “favorite” parts of the day, but one of my most favorite is when I get to sneak out, jump in my car and just drive the streets. I get some serious happy tears and goose bumps seeing all you gals walking our town, smiling and having fun.  I drive around thinking our town rocks, you rock, the shops rock. It’s like a big love fest in my heart. So now you know … if you show up to WLTGO (see now you are cool) and don’t see me, I’m making my 5 minute escape. That’s just Secret #1 … there’s more to come.  Okay, I’ll tell you Secret #2 … if you show up at 9 a.m. you won’t see me either because I am in my car putting on makeup. No matter what, I just can’t seem to get that done before … ever! Rushelle won’t be here this time to remind me and force me … soo if it looks like I forgot, will you remind me?? One more - Secret #3 … it’s about the last hour before we open … no, I will tell you this one later. hehe
Okay back on track to Shanty happenings!  Here is some of what we have in store for you!!
Early Bird Coffee Special!  9am-10am $2 for any 16 oz latte or mocha
PhotoBooth Lisa, of Lisa Cruse Photography, will be taking some fun pictures in the backyard! Don’t forget to strike a pose while you’re visiting. We’ll put them on FB shortly after the event so if you don’t already follow us on FB, then now is the time. Be sure to tag yourself in the photos, then watch out for a fun FB contest.
25% off A LOT!! Really, we will have tons of new merchandise at 25% off …. and this sweet deal starts Friday if you want to get a jump start!!
just a sampling....

NEW Items!  We will be filled to the brim with fun stuff. If you need a gift for Father’s Day (the coolest tees, for starters), Graduation or those upcoming summer weddings we have some great ideas!
Other new arrivals: super cute summer clothing, jewelry, candles, soaps, garden/home stuff … just to name a few!
journals and new soaps
flip flop season!! 
Tasty Treats It wouldn’t be a party without our usual delicious suspects. Pam Waco always makes THE BEST treats for us. One spring, we didn’t do the Pumpkin Maple Cookies (I thought they were more of a fall treat) … and holy Toledo! I promise I will never disappoint like that again!
You can also sample some yummy new products that are perfect for summer entertaining:
Wind &Willow Dips and Cheeseballs (Wait till you try the Smokehouse Bacon and Cheddar!)
great gift for pops! there is a fabulous recipe for potato skins
The famous and fantastic 3-day Pickled Mix

here are there veggies being pickled...only takes 2 days to be fantastic!
Author Valorie Hein of the Burden will be at the Shanty signing her book, helping customers and serving food. Yep, we knew her before she was famous....thank goodness she still loves to help us!! 

See you tomorrow!!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

You might want to sit down for this.

Yep, we finally did it. We whispered about it a little bit ago … “we have opened our online store.” But now we are ready to shout!  WE HAVE OPENED OUR ONLINE STORE!” 
Why, oh why, has it taken us so long to shout?
I’m sure you know this feeling: You move into a new house and are so excited about its possibilities. It’s potential. Its ability to be whatever it is you created it to be in your head. You can’t wait to have people over for a party, but you hesitate because the boxes aren’t all unpacked and everything isn’t quite in its place yet. You know it’s pretty great as it is, but there’s a standard you want to meet to make it YOUR style. When people do start stopping by and complimenting you on your new digs, instead of just saying, “Thank you”, you say, “Thanks, but…we still need to fix this and re-do that.” You say, “It’s good, but it’s not there yet.”
That’s how I feel now. I’m so excited to invite you all into our online boutique but have hesitated because it’s not perfect. But that’s no reason to keep it hidden and keep you away from all the Shanty online shopping fun any longer. We can’t wait another minute to throw our party!
So enough! Here. It. Is.
See why we told you to take a seat first? Now that you're in front of your computer (or iPad or mobile phone), what are you waiting for? Get your shop on(line), stat!


We have two immediate goals for our online shop:
·      That it truly represents the Shanty you love. We want it to seem just as special as being in the store. This will be our biggest challenge, but we are working hard on it!
·      Improve our stock levels so you can grab the things you love all the time – right away.
Special thanks to:
Megan Clark of Clark& Co., for her graphic design beauty and online shop advice.
Matt Johnson at Twisted Industries, our web programmer, for his mad skills and never-ending patience with those of us who technically-challenged.

Lisa Cruse, for her photography and patience with me wanting to get it visually perfect.

Melanie here at Shanty, for the hours of uploading products, doing a ton of research and a trillion other things.


With love and excitement,
Maggie Christie

Saturday, February 16, 2013

just scarf it!

scarves....most of us love them...but we don't all know how to wear them. you know...in the effortlessly, cool way we admire others wearing them. we see instructions of them on pinterest and books but have you taken the time to actually do it? i finally decided it was time. i looked, practiced and tried some new ones and was so surprised at the scarf creator in me i discovered! here are some of my favorites!!
don't procrastinate....go grab a scarf before you watch...might as well!!
when doing "mistakes" on this one is when i realized anything works and just play with it! 

there are a lot of videos out there. this is my FAVORITE!! and i really like her other tutorials so you may see wendy hanging around for awhile!
this one is beautiful...and simple. two scarves tied together on each end to make a HUGE loop (think HUGE infinity scarf) then loop it around you. this one would be best with thinner scarves so it's not too bulky. notice how it's not really around the neck to much? perfect for people who struggle with "scarf suffication"
excuse the "not my favorite" picture...this is the easiest, newest way i have been wearing mine. it's so close to one of the most traditional ways with just a little tweak....and this tweak helps with "scarf bulk" neck. instead of putting both thru the loop (step 3) you just put 1 thru then take loop and twist like a"figure 8" then put other oher one thru.
this one like the first taught me thru mistakes that you can really do your own thing. i also learned from this that just putting a knot in your scarf somewhere while wrapping it around you can add some great visual interest.
i hope you try at least one of these and when someone says "wow i love how you did your scarf" you can say in your "effortlessly cool voice "oh this?" ....(and then show them)
xoxo, maggie

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Valentine's Day is right around the corner, are you looking for that perfect gift? Whoever your VALENTINE is we got you covered!

 These adorable heart paper clips make the smallest detail full of LOVE LOVE LOVE! 

These minimergency kits come with all the essential tools to prevent potential disaster for VALENTINE. Bandaids, floss, lip balm, safety pins, pain reliever, a mending kit and so much more! Keep her calm, so she can carry on with this gift that she'll thank you for many times down the road.

Buy  books instead of flowers! Nothing quite like saying "I love you enough to know that you love a good book to read!" The Little Book of I Love You is the card that keeps telling her your love page by page. Love Listography is a fun book full of lists that you can fill out together and laugh! If those don't catch your eye, we've got more. Come on in and take a look!

What about for your little love bugs? Some vintage gum in their pockets would make them the coolest kids at school. Or some cute lips to pucker up while drinking their favorite valentines beverage! 

create some ooh lala moments with conversation!

You cannot go wrong with some BLING. Check out some of our newer arrivals that will for sure grab a hold of her heart! 

Seal it with a card, and a kiss. 

xoxo, Shanty