Welcome to Angie’s Originals
At Angie’s Originals, you’ll see dozens of beautiful creations made by artists in America’s heartland. Our weekend artisan boutique features handcrafted pottery, jewelry, scarves, wooden spoons, cutting boards, wood vessels,, soaps, lotions, greeting cards, photography and more.
We are open most Fridays from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., plus anytime you see our OPEN flag flying.
If you like what you see but can’t make it to our store, you can shop our Etsy Shop. If you see something cool on this website, but it’s not on our Etsy shop, just contact us and we will arrange for your purchase.
312 E. Fifth St.,
Metropolis, IL 62960
Angie’s Originals is re-opening Sept. 19 and is happy to welcome Denese Peebles as the new manager. On Aug. 2, I hosted a welcome reception offering customers and friends the opportunity to meet Denese Peebles. Following my move to Louisiana, Denese will take over as the manager of the Angie’s Originals store in Metropolis on Sept. 19, 2014. I will continue to operate the Etsy Shop on-line and many of my soaps and other creations will continue to be available at the store in Metropolis. Many people in the Metropolis community know Denese from her volunteer activities with Save the Massac, Zeta Zeta Sorority, and the Superman Celebration, just to name a few. Denese has recently began a new chapter in her life, and operating the artist boutique is an exciting part of that new adventure. She is ready to dive in! Aug. 2 was a day filled with lots of emotions. So many nice people stopped in to say goodbye and good luck to me and wish Denese all the best. One of my good friends, Janet, picked out a worry doll with a blonde color scarf. She said she wanted to get a doll that would remind her of me! How sweet was that?!! So many customers came in that day – it really warmed my heart! I received phone calls and even special prayers from people wishing Bill and I a safe journey as we begin this new chapter in our lives. It is hard to find the words to express the depth of gratitude I feel for all who have supported me and area artists during the last four years. I will miss everyone SO much! But, it makes me feel really good to know that Angie’s Originals is in good hands. Denese is a creative busy-body just like me! She has been busy re-arranging the shop and adding new artist creations. She excited about the shop, and I am so excited for her! I hope you will stop in and see the new look soon! Originals will be open from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Fridays, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays. The boutique has a new phone number, 270-883-0278. Wishing everyone all the best…and a life full of “Cool Things!”...read more
Angie’s Originals held its annual Spring Spectacular event on April 12, 2014. The sun was shining while passersby were able to watch artists at work creating wood designs, pottery, jewerly and more. Gotta give a shout-out to my girlfriend and jewelry designer, “Jane Plain” who also stopped by, but I did not get her photo 🙁 Thanks to all who attended our Artist Demo Day. We plan to host another in the Fall of 2014.read more
Penny Zimmerman-Wills has a real talent for turning vintage dishes into cool and funky bird feeders and yard art. Put one or two of these in your yard, and all the birds will be tweeting about you 🙂 Penny is one of many artists and friends that we represent at Angie’s Originals....read more
We Love Colorful Jewelry and Accessories for Spring and Summer at Angie’s Originals! Above is a beautiful creation by Judy Dummeier. Judy does all of the wire work on this necklace by hand. Beautiful, isn’t it? The colorful beads in this necklace are rolled paper beads! We have several versions of Fair Trade paper bead necklaces from Kenya. They are super-light-weight…after all, they are made of paper! This unique necklace is made by a husband and wife team, Jay and LouAnn Elwell. Jay creates glass beads and a variety of copper jewelry pieces, while LouAnn creates all types of beaded jewelry. Jay hammered a copper ring and then melted glass around it. Various glass beads dangle below, and the pendant is strung on a black deerskin leather cord. Love it! We’ve got lots of bright colors when it comes to bangles. These bangles are made by artisans in Kenya. Wear several together for a fun look! If you live in the Southern Illinois area, we would love for you to visit us at Angie’s Originals. If you are interested in an item on our website that is not listed in our on-line Etsy Shop, just contact us and we’ll make special arrangements for you. Happy Accessorizing!...read more
If I were to tell you what item I get asked about the most in my boutique – it would probably be the small, soft and fuzzy things that smell so good… “What ARE these? What do you DO with them?” They are Felted Soaps! Yep, Felted. I had not seen them before I opened my shop, but have carried these by several artists over the years. And, they are so cool! Tam Pirrman makes her goat milk and honey soap from all natural ingredients. She and her family operate River to River Farm in Johnson County. Her soaps are made with olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, castor oil, sodium hydroxide, goat milk and honey. After Tam makes her soaps, she covers them with all natural sheep’s wool and works the fiber together by hand to create her “Felted Soap Stones.” So as you use the soap, it’s like having a soap and washcloth all in one. As the soaps gets smaller with use, the felted wool shrinks down with it. Pretty neat! She adds lavender and other natural items and fragrances to many of her soaps. More and more people are looking for products made from all natural ingredients. Perhaps you are one of them....read more
We love purses! Do you? Here are a few of the cool bags we offer at Angie’s Originals. Look closely below… yep, you guessed it… they are soda tabs! But can you tell what else? Would you believe the black leather-looking section on this purse is actually recycled tire material? Pretty cool, eh? I carry the large square purse quite often and always get tons of compliments on it. These next two purses below are by Jane Plain, from right here in Southern Illinois. Each purse is constructed with heavy durable fabric and a leather strap. We are always excited to see what new designs “Jane” delivers to our shop! Selected purses are available in our online Etsy Shop. If you see a purse you’d like to make your own, but it’s not in our Etsy Shop, just contact us and we’ll make special arrangements for you!...read more
Angie’s Originals is happy to host an event where fellow business representatives can gather together to network, form relationships and support each other’s businesses. That’s what the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce Business-After-Hours is all about! Stop in after work and enjoy refreshments and visit with friends – you might even win a prize! Business After Hours is Open to Everyone – you don’t have to be a Chamber member to attend. We hope to see...read more
Cold weather is still here -and we’ve got new creations to keep you warm! All of these sweaters are one-size-fits-most. If you would like to purchase one of our sweaters, or the scarf and hat set just contact me for more details.read more
Local artist, Craig Rhodes, will be featured Jan. 9, 11 and 12 on WSIU’s Expressions television series. Expressions showcases the creative abilities, techniques, and inspirations of Southern Illinois artists. The show’s producer, Rajvee Subramanian, approached Angie’s Originals in Metropolis recently to learn more about local artists in the Metropolis area. Following several discussions, Craig Rhodes was invited to Carbondale where a studio interview was held at WSIU, the southern Illinois PBS affiliate. The crew from Expressions then visited Rhodes’ studio in Massac County where they captured video for the episode. Rhodes and his work will be featured on an episode this week that is scheduled to air 5 times: Thursday, January 9 at 9 p.m. – WSIU HD Channel Saturday, January 11 at 5 and 10:30 p.m. – WSIU World Channel Sunday, January 12 at 2 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. – WSIU HD channel Rhodes’ pottery, as well as works by other potters and artists, can been seen at Angie’s Originals, 312 E. 5th St. in Metropolis. Owner Angie Sivori explains that she started her business 3 years ago as a way to provide a place for local artisans to display and sell their works. Originals now features works by over 25 local and regional artists as well as fair trade items made by artisans from around the...read more
Are you giving a bottle of wine for a gift? Why not make it an extra special bottle by putting it inside a hand-felted alpaca wine bottle bag or adding a fun bottle scarf! We also have some original wine bottle stoppers made from beautiful rocks as well as up-cycled bottle caps. Add a couple of porcelain wine goblets by Craig Rhodes and you have a really nice gift!...read more