UNIQUE BOUTIQUE FRIDAY! (does it count that I started this on Friday?) “Santa Baby”


These driftwood Santa ornaments are hand painted (front and back!) by shop artist, Melissa Francisco and come in a variety of shapes and lengths, depending on the driftwood.  


Gere Flick ~ Wood Turning

Gere Flick  is a resident of Linwood Park in Vermilion, having moved here after retiring as an insurance executive for forty years.  He has been married to his wife, Carol for over 55 years and they have three children and 5 grandchildren.
Gere has always enjoyed woodworking and took up wood turning after retirement.
He became interested in exotic woods while serving in Vietnam, where the local craftsmen turned wood goblets and other objects from amboyna wood.
He mainly turns small pieces such as pens, bowls, and, his favorite ~ kaleidoscopes, in which he uses beach glass he and Carol find on the Linwood Beach, and they’re turned from Lake Erie driftwood!

Peter Shelley ~ Nautical Art


Local artist, Peter Shelley hand crafts nautical art and rustic decor from driftwood and reclaimed Ohio barn siding.  The natural elements on the shores of Lake Erie are the influence for his one-of-a-kind works of art.  Peter’s wife, Robin adds her designer’s eye to many of his pieces.

Peter’s creations will bring a rustic, beach-side feel to any room in your home.  His pieces include candle and wine bottle holders, lighthouses, whimsical sculptures, wall art, and miniature ships inspired from historic sailing vessels. Most of these works are the perfect size to display on your tabletop or mantel!

Follow him on Facebook at Lakeshore Treasure Decor

Michael Stadul ~ Woodworking


Michael has been crafting wood items for nearly 50 years along with his wife Ann Daniels, who contributes to the projects with her great sense of decorative style.

“We create a number of quality wood items from driftwood collected from Lake Erie and other sources, including barn wood. Our pieces are whimsical, practical, aesthetic and functional. They will work with just about any décor, and are ideal to enhance your own home or to give as gifts. Much of our work can be modified to meet individual preferences for special orders”.

Michael’s driftwood trees, coasters, and barnwood table are a welcomed addition to the shop!


Melissa Francisco ~ Painter, Designer

IMG_2456Melissa Francisco calls herself “Washed Up”, referring to the materials that she uses in her designs that she has found on the shores of Lake Erie.  A good portion of her work brings new life to driftwood; through sculptures, painted pieces, or as accents.

Melissa has something for every season.  Especially stunning are her driftwood Santas!