Update: More on the Future of Crooked Treehouse

Hey guys! It’s been about two months since I first posted about decisions about the near future of Crooked Treehouse, and if you’ve been by The Boulevard lately you’ll notice we’re still here. Heh. So, a general update!

First of all, no, we have not yet raised the money to buy our building. I am not calling it a lost cause yet, as there are still some additional possibilities out there. And you can still donate to our Go Fund Me to help us out.

I do want to put out a huge thank you to everyone who helped spread the word in July! Thanks in a large part to you, our sales keep growing every month. The more we sell, obviously the better we can keep this shop in our community. We have loved meeting so many new people these last couple of months, and hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have!

Now, I mentioned in my last post about this that the reason for the shop probably to be closing in the not too distant future is that I’ll soon be buying a house and thus no longer living upstairs. That said… we don’t have a new house yet. So I expect at this point the Treehouse will be here at least through October, and possibly longer. Plus, like I said, there are some other possibilities that may keep the shop open. So I’ll keep you informed!

And in no way are we treating it like we are about to close! We are bringing in new inventory weekly. There are new books, tarot decks, and more that all came in the last month. This week, we’re getting a shipment in of 2020 planners and calendars. Plus we have already ordered some Samhain and Halloween themed items!

On top of that, September and October are our months for Pagan Pride events. We love these! I do a booth with my other business, Wyrd Armouries, with our handmade ritual items. This year, I will also bring a selection of items from the Treehouse as well, to make them available to new people and help promote the shop.

So, look for us in the Wyrd Armouries booth at:

And should our storefront close down the line, our items will still be available, whether it is through events or our website, until we can manage to get a storefront established again.

Thank you for your patience and support as we work this all out!

Help Us Move Forward Into New Adventures!

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Hello my lovely readers, my regular customers, and fans of Crooked Treehouse!

By now, some of you have heard our “plans” for Crooked Treehouse. And I put that in quotes because they have always been a little loose. This tiny business was almost created as a whim.

There we were, on the honestly sad looking historic Boulevard, living in this could-be adorable tiny yellow old commercial building turned house. We could see, with little effort, that the front of the house could be turned back into a tiny business. So we did. We opened up Crooked Treehouse in October, dressed up the front of the building, and turned this little house back into a living business.

Well, my time living here will soon be coming to an end. Within the next two months or so, I – Cynthia, owner of Crooked Treehouse – will be buying a new place with my husband, and will no longer need to rent this building as my house. That unfortunately makes it no longer cost effective to run the business as we are.

But we love it, and have multiple options on how Crooked Treehouse can continue. Here’s what we would ideally like to have happen:

  • We buy the building that currently houses Crooked Treehouse
  • We expand the shop into about twice its current size by opening it up into both front rooms of the building.
  • We redo the apartment above into an awesome space for the awesome Jac – our amazing friend who helps keep Crooked Treehouse running.

That would take finances we don’t currently have, and that’s why we are turning to you, our regulars and friends, to help.

What can you do?

  • Contribute to our GoFundMe campaign to help keep our doors open after I move out. If we make our goal, we can buy and renovate the building! If we fall short, we can at least stay open a bit longer.
  • Stop in and buy! If you’ve been thinking about shopping but haven’t, now would definitely be a good time.
  • Buy from our Facebook store, or get an online tarot reading. All sales will help keep the business going.
  • Spread the word. Share this blog link or our GoFundMe link to anyone you think might be interested in helping!
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Renovations step 1: All new doors and windows, and a fresh coat of colorful paint to make the building stand out! Colors are just approximate, but we want a purple door!
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Renovations step 2: Paint the odd side above the roofline of the next building with an awesome mural.
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Renovations step 3: Add an archway on this wall to open it up into the next room. Front room would now be crystal and handmade gift focus, second room would be candles, herbs, tarot cards and books,. Plus it will give us room for a reading nook/small workshop space.