Ever since I drew my first tree in grade school I wanted to be an artist, than realizing I would starve doing that I changed to striving to become an art teacher. Well that didn't come to be but my love of art remains. I admire anyone that has talent to create something from anything.
For a very long time I've had this dream to create a place where those artists can display and sell their work. In the beginning the plan was to open a shop in Eagle River called the Flannel Squirrel where flannel and squirrels are abundant. Life has brought me closer to home and my family and to a cottage on Lake Winnebago, where my little sister Susan lives just down the road. One day sitting with my three sister's I brought up my dream to open a shop someday and BAM life changed in that moment. Susan and I decided we were going to make this happen - how cool is this to be partnered with a sister and a sister with endless creative ideas.
The search was on for the perfect spot and after driving past and dreaming about several different property options Susan found the perfect, you have to really use your imagination here, place. The property was owned by Louie Zitzelberger (alias Popeye). Louie was a collector of sorts (of lots and lots and lots of things) to show you what I mean check out our collection of "before" photos on our website and in the shop. And so the property was purchased at auction after Louie passed away. And it all started......The Plaid Squirrel was now taking on a life of its own and taking shape.
Please stop by and take a look around - find something you love and must buy - sit down and relax and enjoy some peanuts and the view of Lake Winnebago from the porch or outside in the garden.
The story just continues - stay tuned.