“It’s taken a village to get us up to this point,” manager and Saltwater Tribe leader Bridget House said. “Not only is 10 a big birthday because we’re double digits, but 10 on the other side of the last couple years is nothing but God.”
House admitted that small business right now is hard, and it’s taken the community and the support of everybody to keep Saltwater going strong.
“We truly appreciate you from the bottom of our hearts,” she said.
Saltwater Cottage’s 10th anniversary is May 12, but the boutique will be celebrating Saturday, May 14 with a birthday party.
Stop by and enjoy birthday cake and refreshments. Store vendors such as Two Sisters at Home and Brian Frosch will celebrating with Saltwater Cottage at the anniversary party.
Two Sisters at Home are two sassy sisters from Missouri with one mission – serving the best with the best.
“They started their company nine years ago in their late 60s,” House said. “I think they’re amazing.”
They make 16 delicious seasoning and sauce packets unlike anything you’ve ever tasted before. The name of each product will make you smile and make your taste buds dance.
The sisters will giving away free samples at Saltwater’s anniversary celebration. You won’t want to miss it.
Artist Brian Frosch makes the Spoken2 bracelets sold at Saltwater Cottage. These bracelets are made of bicycle spokes, and each has a unique glass bead in the middle.
“He hand-blows each glass bead, so no two are ever alike,” House said. “He uses the bicycle spoke because we’re all spokes in the wheel of life so to speak. So, not if but when you’re that bottom spoke and you feel like you’ve got the weight of the world on you, because of your tribe, the other spokes in the wheel, you’re not crushed by that weight because everyone’s helping carry the load.”
The shop is stocked with intentional gifts and decor to turn the focus to something bigger, someone so much bigger.
“It’s more than a gift purchased from Saltwater, but rather a gift to start conversations about our Jesus,” she added.
Some of the unique finds you can buy at Saltwater include inspirational wall décor and shower soap-infused loofahs.
Many of their items are ministry-based and donate a percentage of their profits to great causes.
They also have a selection of delicious food items, including charcuterie board pieces and Frontier soup mixes, where you add a few ingredients and it tastes homemade in minutes.
Saltwater Cottage carries a little bit of everything from inspirational books, handcrafted jewelry, Turkish towels and baby toys to cute dog collars and fun chew toys.
Candles are a bestseller at Saltwater Cottage and are hand poured by owner Julie Condon. She crafts each fragrance, and each candle has a story and is individually prayed over.
The newest candle will be released on the store’s 10th birthday.
The name of the candle will also be announced on their birthday and Pastor Scott Veroneau from Community Life United Methodist Church will do a virtual blessing of the candle line at the anniversary celebration May 14.
The Saltwater staff is thankful for their local Saltwater family showing up to support their small shop but big mission.
8470 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, FL
Open Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.