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 a small business owner myself, the Holiday Season is one of the most important times of year for small businesses and the communities we operate in. I’ve shared with you before all of the ways small businesses are good for the community but each year they prove to be even more important. Especially in years like these when were faced with shipping delays, supply chain shortages, and more. In my continuing effort to shop and support locals more often, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite Roslyn and Cle Elum small businesses.
From gifts to the tree, we’ve got a bit of everything to help you check off your holiday lists. If you would like to nominate a shop to be featured next year, please leave a comment on the blog with the name of the shop and what you love about them!
The Garcia family first opened their Christmas tree stand in 2020, offering five types of Christmas trees (Natural Noble, Sheared Noble, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir and Douglas Fir) in addition to decorated and undecorated hand crafted wreaths, as well as Cedar mixed garlands up to 75 feet long! Right here in Cle Elum, you can find the tree of your dreams – from three to fourteen feet tall, you are certain to find the perfect tree for your home.
Deck your halls with 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. At Cavallini’s you will find gifts and seasonal inspiration all year round.
Hope Gallery is located in Roslyn and carries a variety of handmade crafts. My personal favorites are the kits (like the finger puppet kit above), which are perfect for keeping little ones happily entertained over the Holidays!
Black Sheep Home Goods is one of the newest Cle Elum small businesses! Owner Danielle Bricker has curated the most delightful shop with something for everyone: including holiday and home decor, wrapping paper and ornaments, clothing, and more! Open Fri-Sun from 10-6.
Located in the NWI building in Roslyn, Abourezk & Co. Furniture Consignment has an eclectic mix of select local artists and previously loved items. Owner Dawn Abourezk says, “We have so many pieces with personality, character, and soul, and I love connecting them with a new owner. It is all about finding things that spark joy!”. Open 11-3 Friday thru Monday.
I love stores that are always collecting new and exciting additions, like Gypsy and James in Roslyn! 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.
Stop in at Pacific Crest Creatives in Cle Elum to grab a super unique gift, one of a kind home decor, stunning hand crafted jewelry and clothing, or to restock your artist’s studio with supplies and sign up for a class! With over 30 artist’s work on display, there is sure to be something for everyone on your list!
ShannDee’s Boutique was created to provide a one stop shopping solution. Gifts, children’s toys, home decor, clothing, floral arrangements and so much more. ShannDee’s in located in Roslyn WA in the NWI building, and is open daily between now and Christmas!
At Basecamp Outfitters in Cle Elum you will find trustworthy gear for all of your outdoor adventures! From wool socks and boots to zero degree sleeping bags and tents. They also have ski and snowshoe rentals in winter, and paddle board and inflatable kayak rentals in summer.
The Cle Elum Downtown Association has done a wonderful job organizing holiday markets throughout December and supporting small businesses in Cle Elum. Their last scheduled market, December 18th from 10-3, also happens to be their largest with more than 25 vendors. From jewelry to candles, candy to handcrafted art – and more. Between noon and 3pm you can also visit with Santa!
Secret Valley Jam opened in Cle Elum in June of 2021. From scratch made jam and jellies to pie fillings to spicy mango taco sauce, they have it all. My personal favorite is the fiery peach jam spread over cream cheese served with crackers! Shop in person, or gift someone a “Jam of the Month” membership!
Corks is a warm and welcoming 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. Corks is open Fridays and Saturdays, where you can gather around the outdoor fire pit and enjoy a beverage. Grab a few bottles for a gift this holiday season and a few for your own collection, too!
Looking for a holiday gift for your pet? From a handmade sweater to a treat, toy, or lump of coal, Whole Pet has you covered!
From the latest fashion trends to jewelry, gifts, home decor and more, you will find something for everyone at Mountain Joy! Located on 1st Street, this shop is truly one of Roslyn’s treasures.
Ireland Jewelers has been a family-owned jewelry store in downtown Cle Elum since 1952. Since then, they have become the go-to shop for hand crafted jewelry, and are particularly well known for their Ellensburg Blues. In early 2022, Ireland’s plans to close their physical location. Don’t worry, you will still be able to find them online!
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 those who love the outdoors, as well as PNW-centric tees, custom hydro flasks, hats, and unique gifts. Make a day of it! Plan your outdoor outing and grab a lunch or dinner from their to go menu.
Walking into The Little Red Shop is like stepping into a treasure hunt. Nestled, over the river and through the woods, owner 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.
Tuckaway Antique and Collectibles has operated in Cle Elum for almost 20 years. Located in the old Studebaker car dealership, where you will find an eclectic collection of vintage and antique treasures. There is truly something for everyone!
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. My personal favorite is the salted caramel marshmallows. Get an assorted box as a gift this small business Saturday, then treat your self too!
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, and he strives to create a fantastic guest experience. Have someone on your list who loves to create? Grab a gift certificate, or pick up a custom ornament for your holiday tree. Located in the NWI building in downtown Roslyn.
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.
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 have a up to date, 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!
Farm and Home is Cle Elum’s one-stop-shop. Outdoor gear, home decor, clothing and toys, hardware and more. In the winter I particularly love their Sorel boots, cozy wool socks, gloves, and sleds.
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.
Owned and operated in the Pacific Northwest for nearly 80 years, Urban Interiors could not be more excited and inspired to be expanding their presence in Cle Elum via a brick and mortar location. Now open in the center of downtown Cle Elum, Urban Interiors offers a wide variety of products and pricing. Stop in to say hello, and make sure to ask about their full service interior design services!
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? 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!
Three Forks is an old fashioned ammo & reloading shop in Cle Elum. It is also the only store in Washington devoted to reloading and ammunition!
Rustik Kreations is located in downtown Cle Elum. Owner Jerry Martens focuses on unlocking the beauty of natural wood by creating custom designs. The shop was initially known for their unique fireplace mantels, and has grown to offer household furniture, personalized engraved items, and most recently natural fur products.
Mac-A-Bee’s is located in Cle Elum and is locally owned and operated. Stop in for 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!
Mary Maletzke Photography
MARY MALETZKE PHOTOGRAPHY IS A LUXURY FAMILY & PERSONAL BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHER SERVING CLE ELUM, Ellensburg, SUNCADIA, (AND BEYOND!)
We SPECIALIZE IN AN EXCLUSIVE FULL SERVICE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE beginning 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.