The shop is located on the Historic Downtown Mall, an 8 block pedestrian mall that is the heart and soul of Charlottesville.
Walk inside and discover an eclectic selection of gifts. To one side you will see pottery chip & dips, berry bowls, and the perfect mug for your hot drink. Turn to the other side and you’ll find wacky and whimsical books, magnets and gifts as varied as frog scotch tape dispensers to sushi staplers to pink flamingo wine glasses hand painted in Charlottesville.
As you wind your way into the store, look to the left and enjoy the long row of jewelry cases, each featuring the work of one or more artisans and their creations made of silver, bronze, glass, or other media. The wall behind has bags and accessories. by Baggallini, Stephanie Dawn, and Hobo.
Look to the left and you’ll want to play with the kaleidoscopes, marvel at the unique selection of handcrafted Judaica, or move toward the back and find a corner with stuff for kids, from plush to books to baby gifts and clothing and of course those Kidorable ladybug and frog raincoats and boots.
Hanging in the back of the store is a beautiful collection of antique and new quilts , as well as imported quilts. The new quilts can be custom ordered to size and color.
Originally we sold Flax clothing at this shop, but because it was so popular, we had to open a second shop,called J. Fenton Too. Located just a block away , it is a shop for women, with 1000 square feet of FLAX as well as other brands, and accessories including hats, scarves and jewelry.
Charlottesville was the home to 3 of the first 5 presidents of the United States, Jefferson, Madison and Monroe and their historic homes Monticello, Ashlawn and Montpellier receive hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Pedestrian mall is often compared to Boulder or Santa Monica. Over 30 years ago the downtown was closed off to cars, and after a slow start, the mall began to flourish in the 1990s. The 8 block pedestrian mall includes incredible restaurants, fabulous locally owned shops, an ice skating rink, numerous live music venues, live theatre, and even the only monument to free speech in the US. From April ’til November the streets are filled with outdoor cafes sitting beneath the huge trees that cover the entire expanse of the mall from the Omni Hotel at one end to the Amphitheatre at the other.