Thank you for coming back; this is our eleventh installment of Vendor Highlights, where we dive in and explore a different vendor each week, allowing you to learn more about them and discover their story and some hidden gems. Today, we would like you to have a glimpse at the story behind the owner of Magpie’s Collected Creations – Jenn:
In late 2019, Jenn opened “Magpie’s Collected Creations” with a clear mission in mind –creating a space dedicated to women and minority artists. Before venturing into the world of art and creativity, Jenn had a remarkable 28-year career in the culinary field. Seeking a change, she found herself at Collected Works, where her passion for art took center stage.
Her vision was to establish a hub where people could wholeheartedly support and enjoy locally and Canadian-made products, emphasizing independent artists, particularly in the realm of greeting cards. Jenn aimed to provide a one-stop card shop catering to all occasions, cultures, and beliefs while fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment. Their motto became “We have a card for that.” Magpie’s Collected Creations quickly gained a loyal customer base, both regulars and newcomers alike, drawn by the allure of unique finds.
Jenn deeply values her diverse artist-based staff and the community that fills the store and Market. The name “Magpie’s Collected Creations” has an interesting origin – magpies, which are a part of the Raven family, are known for collecting diverse objects, and that’s precisely what the store represents: a place with a little bit of everything. In essence, Magpie’s Collected Creations became a warm and inviting space for people to explore and celebrate the world of artistry and creativity.
Vendor highlights are all about shining a spotlight on the heart and soul of each vendor and learning more about the who, the what and the why around their story. If you’ve enjoyed this journey, join us again next week for another vendor and a new highlight as we continue celebrating the outstanding contributors that make our Market a genuinely magical place.