I specialize in timeless, fine art photography and my passion is combining traditional and lifestyle portraiture while photographing families, seniors, maternity and branding clients in Cle Elum, Washington and surrounding areas.
As I sit here in our local Cle Elum Bakery (sipping the coffee that was waiting for me before I even walked in the door) I look ahead to one of the busiest weeks of the year for many of us business owners. In the weeks leading up to this, it was easy to get caught up in the trappings of Black Friday ads flooding my mailbox – virtual and otherwise.
But as a small business owner myself, I know how much this Holiday season means to the local small businesses in our own communities. That when we shop and support local we’re helping families who live in our communities. We’re putting food on a neighbor’s table, helping our friends pay their mortgage, put their kids in sports and funding college tuition.
But its more than that. When you support a local business, you’re also supporting your town, city, and neighborhood. Businesses pay sales taxes to the city and county the business is located in. That tax money is used to support public schools, parks, roads, and sidewalks, as well as fund public service workers, like firefighters.
This year I’ve committed to shopping local more than ever and I want to make it easy for you to shop local this holiday season too! Visiting each of these businesses had a dual purpose for me – not only was I able to take photos, I started my own holiday shopping. Here are 20 wonderful shops to consider this Small Business Saturday in Cle Elum and Roslyn.
Experiences are one of my favorite gifts to give and receive! Glen and his staff at Ride Roslyn offer fat bike and snowshoe rentals and are the local experts for year-round trail information. They offer guided tours or ride at your leisure throughout the winter. As bicycle enthusiasts, they will point you in the direction for miles of groomed trails.
And if you’re looking for an extra special gift for your outdoor lover- they offer custom bicycles for all ages. Bonus: They are a full-service bike shop too!
Walking into The Little Red Shop is like stepping into a treasure hunt. Nestled, over the river and through the woods, Julie M. Anderson, carefully curates this sweet little shop for home and baby in South Cle Elum. Within its cozy walls you will find a variety of fun gifts, vintage goods, and home decor.
The Boutique at Hotel Roslyn is located in the lobby of the brand new premier hotel in downtown Roslyn. The perfect place to find Christmas Gifts, Hostess Gifts, and a little something for yourself. Pick up a unique gift for the special person on your list. They carry custom jewelry made by a local artisans, including Ghost Town Metal Works . Blanket scarves and warm hats, charcuterie boards and cheese markers, or Beekman1802 hand creams and bath products.
Open 7 days a week from 8am – 8pm. Be sure to stop in on Small Business Saturday!
Deck your halls with some holiday decor! Owners, Georgia and Dave Arnold have curated a beautiful array of Home Decor, Gifts and women’s clothing since converting their Cle Elum pharmacy in 2017. You’ll find greeting cards and seasonal inspiration all year round.
Three generations of Osmonovich bakers have kept the brick oven in continuous operation since 1906. Cle Elum Bakery not only offers fresh baked goods, they also offer a variety of gifts. Stop in for a cup of coffee or fresh donuts, and pick up a gift card, hat, or a puzzle. Don’t forget to pre-order your holiday pies from the friendly staff while you’re there!
Tip: Pick up a soup mix to make Ivan’s Chili for an easy, warm winter dinner during the holiday hustle and bustle!
Make memories that will last a lifetime. Stop in at Trout Water to book a guided trip on the Yakima River, stock up on fly supplies, or grab the latest Patagonia gear. Their guided trips fill up fast, so make sure to plan in advance this Small Business Saturday.
Artist Tony Davey is the real star of the show at Fused in Roslyn. His beautiful pieces capture light and make for a stunning focal point in any room of your home.
But did you know that you Tony offers classes so you can learn how to create your own art? Have someone on your list who loves girl’s night out? Pick up a gift certificate! This also makes a great holiday party or birthday party activity – come learn to fuse glass with heat and make a treasure you can take home with you. Grab a gift certificate or make an annual tradition to create custom ornaments for your holiday tree. Located in the NWI building in downtown Roslyn.
Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name! Corks is a new favorite wine shop in Roslyn where Andrea greets everyone with her warm smile. She has a vast knowledge of wine varietals and sources both local and imported bottles. Grab a glass of bubbles or a new kombucha. A local cider or a tasty red. Grab a few bottles for Hostess gifts this holiday season and maybe a few for your own collection.
Farm and Home is Cle Elum’s one-stop-shop. Outdoor gear, home decor, clothing and toys, hardware and more. In the winter we particularly love their Sorel boots, cozy wool socks, gloves, and sleds.
I love stores that are always collecting new and exciting additions, like Gypsy and James! You’ll never find two pieces alike here. Amanda Goldie curates and creates unique furniture and art pieces that will delight the creative person on your list Christmas morning, or adorn your home with the perfect accent piece. Gypsy and James is an excellent spot to pick up locally handcrafted, one-of-a-kind works of art.
Cheers to a very spirited holiday season! Heritage Distilling is a tasting room in Roslyn, and is the perfect spot to gather with friends before the evening begins. They have so many fun holiday gifts including their spirits advent calendar that includes tiny bottles of the “Heritage” line of spirits- a new limited release series including whiskey, gin, and vodka.
Check-in at Basecamp Books and Bites when you arrive in Roslyn. It is a quintessential bookstore filled with Trail Guides, Children’s Classic and current novels. They carry essentials for the outdoor lover as well as PNW-centric tees, custom hydro flasks, hats, and unique gifts.
Make a day of it! Grab a snack, something hot to drink or grab a cocktail in the Speakeasy lounge downstairs.
Ireland Jewelers has been a family-owned jewelry store in downtown Cle Elum since 1952.
Fun Fact- Ellensburg Blue Agate gemstones are the third rarest gemstone in the world and Denna and Monte design and create stunning pieces right here in Cle Elum.
They also always carry fine jewelry including wedding sets, engagement rings, tennis bracelets, and diamond earrings.
Fun Fact: Did you know that November through February are the most popular months to get engaged?
Located in downtown Cle Elum, TimeSaver PC is the place to go for computers, tablets, phones, and more. They also offer complete Mac and PC consulting, networking and repair, and security systems. Rick and Steve are so friendly and knowledgeable – they do fair and honest repair work and are also great guys to know when you have an IT question for your home or business.
TimeSaver PC is now located at 109 E First Street in Cle Elum M-F 8 to 5 and Sat 10-3.
Spring Creek Naturals is the sweetest little shop in all of Roslyn! Located in the heart of downtown, just next to the post office, you’ll find Robin Thorne’s cute shop featuring handmade soaps, scrubs, and bath bombs. Grab something to pamper yourself or someone else.
Have you ever considered quilting? Did you know you can take classes at Ruby’s? Ruby’s is a fabric, quilt, and yarn shop in downtown Cle Elum. You can find notions, sewing machines, quilt kits, and specialty yarns and fibers. Pictured in the photo is fabric from the Country Christmas quilt kit. What a great activity during the long, cold winter months!
Right on the corner of Pennsylvania Ave and Hwy 903 in Roslyn, you can stop in for a taste of old-fashioned goodies with a wide assortment of candies from years gone by. But the real treat are their handmade chocolates. Roslyn Candy Company makes their chocolate from ethically sourced fine European couverture chocolate, often infused with exotic flavors. Try the BSB Brown Sugar Bourbon truffles or Peppermint Buttercreams. Get a box as a gift this small business Saturday, then treat your self too!
Located in Cle Elum, Hawk American Outdoors offers a full line of firearms, accessories, and gunsmithing. It is a one-stop-shop for the firearm enthusiast in your life.
Mac-A-Bee’s is located in Cle Elum and is locally owned and operated. Stop in and try their fresh homemade fudge made on-site and check out their amazing array of pottery, Southwest-inspired jewelry and wall art. Sculptures and yard art are available too!
What cowgirl or cowboy doesn’t want a shiny new buckle under the tree this year? True western wear is what you’ll find at Country Square. Stetson Hats, Justin Boots, Wrangler Jeans, and Carhartt Workwear. Cowboy up and get on down to Country Square on Small Business Saturday!
Mary Maletzke Photography
MARY MALETZKE PHOTOGRAPHY IS A LUXURY FAMILY & PERSONAL BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHER SERVING CLE ELUM, ROSLYN, SUNCADIA, ELLENSBURG (AND BEYOND!)
We SPECIALIZE IN AN EXCLUSIVE FULL SERVICE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE beggining WITH SESSION PLANNING, STYLING AND LOCATIONS, AND CONCLUDES WITH THE CREATION OF HEIRLOOM QUALITY FINE ART FOR FAMILIES TO ENJOY IN THEIR HOME FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.