Tampa Bay Times Feature

Tampa Bay Times Feature

May 3, 2016

We were thrilled to find ourselves featured in the Tampa Bay Times’ Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Read our highlight below or the full story here.

FOR THE STYLIN’ MOM

Remember when you were a teen and your mom would accompany you to the mall and it was mortifying? Perhaps you thought she wanted to keep an eye on you, but maybe she was just really into shopping. Now that you’re BFFs, it’s time to let mom indulge. What better way than spending a day together strolling through some of Tampa Bay’s beautiful retail destinations? Here are some shops to look out for during your Mother’s Day spree:

For the jewelry maven, Strands of Sunshine is a can’t miss. While meandering through the streets of St. Pete, stop in to see owner Amy Marshall create handcrafted gifts inside the shop at 633 Central Ave. Not only does the store offer one-of-a-kind baubles, you can pick up a letterpress card for mom’s special day, plus candles, art or cute succulents. From 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Strands of Sunshine is offering a Mother’s Day cardmaking workshop with vintage paper, paints, cards and envelopes provided. Register at (727) 823-2878 or strandsofsunshine.com.

 

November 30, 2015

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The tbt* included us in this awesome round up!

Excerpt:

Strands of Sunshine

633 Central Ave.; strandsofsunshine.com

Recently relocated to Central Avenue’s 600 block, this shop bills itself as carrying handcrafted jewelry for happy people — but it’s got a whole lot more. Owner and artist Amy Marshall has always carried work from other local artists, such as these killer Vintage Neon prints ($20-$25) from Todd Bates that are perfect for friends and family who dig vintage area signage. Marshall says she plans to use the extra space in her new digs to feature even more artisans. Bright and happy air plants from Sea & Aster ($15-$30) are great gifts for the office dwellers in your life. And it’s hard to go wrong with Marshall’s jewelry, but we won’t talk more about the earrings because my husband reads this newspaper. — Ellen E. Clarke

Full story here.

November 26, 2015

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Strands of Sunshine was featured in the Tampa Bay Times Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide!

Excerpt:

Strands of Sunshine

633 Central Ave.; strandsofsunshine.com

Recently relocated to Central Avenue’s 600 block, this shop bills itself as carrying handcrafted jewelry for happy people — but it’s got a whole lot more. Owner and artist Amy Marshall has always carried work from other local artists, such as these killer Vintage Neon prints ($20-$25) from Todd Bates that are perfect for friends and family who dig vintage area signage. Marshall says she plans to use the extra space in her new digs to feature even more artisans. Bright and happy air plants from Sea & Aster ($15-$30) are great gifts for the office dwellers in your life. And it’s hard to go wrong with Marshall’s jewelry, but we won’t talk more about the earrings because my husband reads this newspaper. — Ellen E. Clarke

 

Downtownstpete.com

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We were tickled pink over this wonderful review about Strands of Sunshine on Downtownstpete.com !

Excerpt:

What makes a shop worth visiting? It ultimately boils down to a few elements – the overall energy, uniqueness of the products, and of course customer service. Although Downtown Saint Petersburg, Florida is almost always sunny, there is one place that surely makes me happy, even when skies are gray. I am talking about Strands of Sunshine (WWW.STRANDSOFSUNSHINE.COM), which has recently relocated to 633 Central Avenue. Owner, Amy Marshall, has created an adorable place that offers handcrafted goods for you to love and cherish or to give to your favorite somebody!

Full story here.