HI, FRIEND! 

Welcome to Mansfield, Ohio's newest boutique!

We're a sweet little shoppe, filled with the good stuff!

THE SHOPPE

We have lovingly filled these shelves with carefully curated items chosen to bring beauty, life, and joy to you, your loved ones, your home, and your closet! 

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We want stepping inside our navy blue doors to feel like a much needed retreat from the real world; a breath of fresh air. When we decided to open this shoppe, our goal was to create a clean, airy space that didn't feel like the Midwest. Ohio is an amazing place to live, but who doesn’t want to go on a vacation every once in a while?!  Sweet smells from our favorite candles and gourmet soaps that look good enough to eat, combine with intentionally minimalist products, modern design, classic wardrobe staples, and fresh pops of color to create a little slice of heaven for you to enjoy!

 
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THE GIFT BAR

We're not about huge expensive gifts (That's why God made Louis Vuitton). We're about thoughtful gifts that make you feel warm and fuzzy, gifts that are meaningful,  gifts you give as a sweet gesture to show someone that they are important.  In the very sincerest way, gifts matter; gift giving is an entire love language.  A tangible item that reminds someone that you care, that's our passion!  

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With an arsonal of  beautiful wrapping papers designed in-house, miles of satin ribbon, and more crinkle paper than we care to admit, we can't wait to wrap something up for you! 

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ABOUT US... 

Hey there! We're Erica & Ali, just a couple sisters-in-law who love pretty things! Ali is a new mama to the sweetest little man you've ever met! She's an Ohio State Grad (O-H!..) who fell in love with and married my brother, which landed her in Mansfield! With a great sense of style and a knack for choosing items that anyone would love, she's been the best business partner a girl could ever want!  I'm a mom to three insanely blue eyed kiddos (thanks, hubby)! With a penchant for good design and with little ones always in tow, I'm your behind the scenes gal. We're so honored to share this shoppe! With a big dream and a modest budget, we can't thank you all enough for your love and support as little by little we continue to grow.  

IT ALL STARTED WITH A PILLOW... 

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I was on the hunt for hot pink, over-sized gingham, throw pillows. Unable to find exactly what I wanted, I pulled out my watercolors and decided to make them myself.  I scanned the painting, had it printed onto fabric and then sewn into pillows. The process was fun and the result was pretty darling! As a mom by day and a freelance graphic designer and calligrapher by (late) night, I always secretly dreamt of opening a brick & mortar where I could actually sit with soon-to-be- brides, show them the same paper samples that made my heart pitter-patter, and see their excitement as we brought their wedding invitation visions to life. I wanted a place where I could work face-to-face with local business owners to help them create the impressive branding that their businesses deserved. I wanted to open the sort of specialty boutique and paperie that didn't exist around here... When I saw that pillow I knew I had to have a place to create and house my own line of pretty things! Instantly, I sent Ali a text saying, "We should open a store!" Ali quickly responded, "Okay!"  She had also always wanted to open a shop filled with her favorite things and she knew just the spot: 1446 Lexington Avenue. Somehow I had never noticed the long-time empty space, but it was love at first sight. We knew that by the time we were finished renovating (and sanding 50 years of peeling paint), it was going to be the perfect home for our brick and mortar! 

While the textile line is still in the works, the prototypes are on display at the shoppe as a cheerful reminder. 

OUR HOSTESSES 

Our staff includes four wonderful ladies who have been the biggest blessing to us! With the kind, helpful, welcoming personalities that we prayed for, they keep this ship sailing and we can't thank them enough!  

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Swing by and say hi! 

HOURS: 

11-6 DAILY 

CLOSED SUNDAYS 

ADDRESS:

1446 LEXINGTON AVE. 

MANSFIELD, OH 44907 

(Find us in the appleseed plaza, between Miller's Jewelry & Tan Pro)

E-MAIL:

hello@ampersandgiftbar.com




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