Why purchase a mass- produced, boring gift for your special someone when you can visit Artemisia in Cranford and get something with a personalized touch?
Named after the Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi, Artemisia is a retail shop that specializes in artisan gifts for beauty and the home.
#HipNJ’s Kelly Dillon sat with the owners of Artemisia, Wendy Ramirez and Sandy Coleman, and learned all about their wonderful, eco-friendly shop.
“I thought for many years people lost the “art” of gift giving,” said Wendy. “But everyone is drawn to our unique items.”
A hit among the Artemisia cliental are products that contain sayings; some inspirational, others sweet and quirky.
What’s helped the store (which is housed in a one hundred year-old storefront that still boasts original tin walls and ceilings!) gain popularity is Cranford’s welcoming population. “We decided to open up the shop here because we felt its residents needed a store like this, and it’s been very well received!” gushed Sandy.
To support Artemisia, please visit their Facebook page.