Shopping Sisters Hidden Treasures in All Corners

Rosie Horton, owner of Common Threads

STORY BY PAMELA HULSE ANDREWS
PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHASTA LIN

Lift your spirit and spend a day (or two) discovering the creative
entrepreneurs in Sisters. Sisters may be the gem of the music and art
community in the High Desert, but the shopping mecca is a local’s delight.
Discover just a taste of what lies inside Sisters when you unveil the
shop owners who make up the roots of this charming town.

Hood Avenue Art Gallery

Michelle Deaderick with The Raven Collection
Michelle Deaderick
with The Raven Collection

Established in 2014, Hood Avenue Art exhibits the work of and is operated by Central Oregon artists. You’ll feel the friendliness of the gallery and the artists the minute you walk in the door where a mix of oil painters, mixed-media artists, watercolorists, pastel artists, wood workers, metal workers, ceramic artists, glass artists and jewelers have all come together to present high quality works of art.

220 S Pine Street, #103, 541-948-5771
www.hoodavenueart.com

 

 

Pamele Hulse Andrews indulging in Common Threads array of gifts
Pamele Hulse Andrews indulging in Common Threads array of gifts

Common Threads

Common Threads began as a sweater store but over time has developed into what is now coined a lifestyle store. Owned by Tim and Rosie Horton for past 16 years, the selection of clothing lines are quite varied and encompass both women and men fashions. A gift/home décor department, shoes for women as well as a baby/children’s department, round out the eclectic selections at Common Threads. The holiday gifts are bright, cheerful and comfortable — a little bit of something for everyone.

161 East Cascade Avenue, 541-549-5648
www.sisterscommonthread.com

Randy & Susanne Redfield in front of Hello (top) and Dog Gone
Randy & Susanne Redfield
in front of Hello (top) and Dog Gone

 

Studio Redfield

A couple of years ago, longtime area artists Randy and Susanne Redfield opened Studio Redfield in a brand new location in downtown Sisters. Found in the heart of Hood Avenue’s artist’s row, they feature hand-painted tiles, ceramics, wood bowls and boxes, Lux Reve jewelry, Mari Lassa hand sewn leather bags, abstract paintings and impressionistic contemporary landscapes.

Attracted to useful as well as beautiful objects made locally, the gallery hopes the offerings will enrich the way people eat, live and connect with one another.

The aim of Redfield’s gallery is to not only present their own works (hand-painted tiles by Susanne and contemporary works by Randy), but to nurture and feature local Sisters artists like Maren Burck’s distinctive pen and ink illustrations and ceramics, Laura Campbell, who works in glazed pottery and ceramic sculptures, Kathy Deggendorfer’s whimsical folk art, the paintings of Lynn Miller, found art sculptures by Kim Kimerling, wood work by Laurence Dyer and Greg Davidge and the enchanting tile work of Justyn Livingston’s Metolius Ridge line.

House numbers and decorative images are hand-painted, porcelain tiles by Studio Redfield. People can customize their own numbers and switch out the decorative tiles seasonally or just because. They even custom paint numbers to match house trim. Easy, attractive walnut, hickory or knotty alder racks hold the numbers and are designed to hold up against the harshest weather conditions even here in Bend. Most are designed by Susanne and a few doggies by Kathy Deggendorfer.

183 East Hood Street, 541-588-6332
facebook.com/studioredfield

 

 

 

Owner Sue Leek at Mackenzie Creek Mercantile
Owner Sue Leek
at Mackenzie Creek Mercantile

Mackenzie Creek Mercantile

The old mercantiles from many years ago carried a variety of items for the settlers…from basic necessities to the frivolous. Mackenzie Creek is the modern version of the mercantile with a wide variety of items to choose from.

Mackenzie Creek Mercantile carries clothing and coats for women and men (casual, sporty, outdoor and upscale), outdoor gear and accessories (hiking and snow boots, camping and hiking essentials, knives, flashlights, maps, bug spray, sunscreen, slippers and moccasins, accessories (sunglasses, socks, gloves, purses, wallets and belts), sleepwear for the whole family, kid’s corner ( trinkets, toys, hats, Sisters logo t-shirts, socks and baby clothes), unique gifts (jewelry, candles, soaps, redneck beverage glasses, jam, yard art and handcrafted wok by local artisans) and all kinds of hats.

There is so much to see and much of the stock changes with the seasons. You really need to visit Sisters to see it all.

290 W Cascade Avenue
541-549-8424

www.mackenziecreekonline.com

Katie Corning, Kate Aspen , Dorothy Shurtleff & Shari Mcguire.
Katie Corning, Kate Aspen , Dorothy Shurtleff & Shari Mcguire.

Cowgirls & Indians Resale

Owner/Founder Kate Aspen, specializes in gently used Western wear including Double D Ranch, Patricia Wolf and Rickrageous (one-of-a-kind outfits from Texas). They get a lot of used Western wear with items sent in from all over the U.S. Farthest away has been Illinois, Utah, Colorado and Texas.

One of the best selections of gently used authentic Native American jewelry in Central Oregon.

Cowgirls carries used art, art glass and bronze sculpture. It’s a great way to save on high end pieces by recycling those treasures.

160 S Oak Street
541-549-6950

facebook.com/Cowgirls-and-Indians-Resale

Rebekah Riedell at Faveur
Rebekah Riedell
at Faveur

Faveur

Jennifer Steigman, founder and owner of Faveur in Bend and Sisters, reviews fashion needs specific to the High Desert saying, “The style we have reflects what Central Oregon residents need in terms of the essentials and style. We bring all these elements together. What really happened is I built a shop around my style.”

Faveur brings you carefully chosen styles of clothing, scarves, hats, shoes and jewelry at surprisingly affordable prices. It’s Jennifer’s passion. Discover why discerning woman of all ages find a modern twist on romantic, bohemian, vintage and European inspirations and exceptional service a truly “faveurable” experience!

150 West Cascade Avenue, 541-588-2287
facebook.com/faveurboutique

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