After our recent cold snap, we just couldn’t resist posting this lovely winter scene watercolor “Snowy Sunday” by Olympia’s beloved Bill McEnroe, who unfortunately passed away in January of 2015.
Always enthusiastic to share his imagination, he was often found teaching others, whether a beginning art student, or an already well established painter. Bill […]
Here at Childhood’s End, we love our cards. We are carrying dozens of fun, beautiful, artistic greeting card lines. One of our favorites is Sacred Bee, with magical illustrations by Pamela J. Zagarenski that are perfectly matched to quotes from well known poets, writers and philosophers. Whether you need birthday, thank you or romantic sentiment […]
2017 is here, the holidays are in our rear view mirror and now it’s time to sit back and get a little cozy.
If your Christmas was a blur of long lines and waiting for last minute deliveries, decompress and take a stroll downtown.
You still have one week to see the December exhibit featuring over a dozen of the regions favorite artists. Susan Christian, Dave & Boni Deal, Marilyn Frasca, John & Robin Gumaelius, John […]
Welcome to the week we all realize we need that last minute extra gift for somebody. The babysitter, paper boy, dog walker, gardener – all of the people behind the scene that make our lives a little bit easier.
There are lots of options $25 or less so you can say “Thank You” without blowing […]
With our extended holiday hours and a great selection of American made items, checking off your list is easier than ever!
Open 7 days a week, Monday – Saturday 10-7, Fridays till 8 & Sunday 10 – 6, Christmas Eve till 4 and closed Christmas Day.
Childhood’s End has been “Santa’s […]
Are you ready to upgrade your tree’s ornaments? Maybe you need to replace a few after last year’s “kitten incident,” or need a nice little extra for a party host, teacher or last minute surprise guest. Whatever the reason, there’s always room on the tree for a great new ornament.
We have a […]
We have two fun holiday events happening in downtown Olympia today.
The 39th Annual Toy Run brings thousands of cheery motorcyclists bearing toys and gifts into Olympia. The event benefits less fortunate chldren in our area and promotes comaraderie between bike enthusiasts and our community.
The Parade of Lighted Ships kicks […]
Whether you are a fan of textile art or not, you may remember the fantastic felt work of local artist, Janice Arnold. We were lucky enough to have her here for a Pop – Up show in February of 2015, and she gained many mesmerized followers after her Arts Walk exhibit at The Yoga […]
Today is “Give Back Tuesday,” created to encourage charitable gift giving. We have found a way to give back, donate, and still put something special under the tree. More like wearable sculpture than jewelry, the pieces by James Taylor of Jewels for a Cause, are created using tribal weaving techniques, shell, repurposed metals and […]