Two dreams coming true

Sarah Shaefer and Nicole Kraayeveld at their new store.

Sarah Shaefer and Nicole Kraayeveld at their new store.

Two long-time friends have collaborated to open a vintage storefront in Eastsound.

“Atelier Vintage Market is a dream come true for me,” said Nicole Kraayeveld. “It was conceived from my adoration of all things vintage and birthed through my passion to restore life and beauty to broken down timeless treasures.”

Atelier, pronounced ah-tel-yay, means artist studio.  It offers painted furniture, designer paint and supplies, new and consigned home decor, hand-made clothing, art, jewelry, garden art and more.

Also inside the shop is Sarah Shaefer’s candy store “Terra Dolce,” which means sweet earth. She has all kinds of treats from no-dye hard candies to rock candy to gigantic pinwheel lollipops.

“If I can bring joy into someone’s life by bringing the Americana of candy to Orcas I’d be happy,” she said.

Hours are Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is located at 414 North Beach Road across from Ace Hardware. A grand opening will be over July 4th weekend.