by Loren Pratt
Handmade for the Holidays
Garage Door Studio is a go-to for creative gifting
TIRED OF GIVING mass-produced items from big-box stores? When you want to give or do something special, Garage Door Studio has the answer for on-trend, creative gifts and experiences. A step inside the studio at the historic Tudor Village of Avondale Estates is an experience itself, with a treasure trove of handmade items created locally. Best-sellers include pillows and tea towels from Southern Charm Textiles, unique jewelry by Whole Creative, Himalayan candles, greeting cards and prints.
By selling wares from over 70 local artists, owners Jen Singh and Rachel Herzog have carefully curated a collection of makers that complement each other in a modern and eclectic style. Artists themselves, Jen and Rachel participated in the arts and crafts circuit for years before opening their brick and mortar store. With Jen’s background in illustration and fine art and Rachel’s love of textiles and DIY projects, these shop owners are a dynamic duo inherently drawn to the local art community.
The hyper-local focus at Garage Door Studio extends beyond the artists featured to the surrounding community. They will participate on Saturday, December 7, in Avondale’s Winter Wanderland event, a day filled with holiday character experiences, shop specials, treats and carolers.