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Fall Begins on Mackinac Island

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Fall Begins on Mackinac Island

Riding around the island there are many signs of the fast approaching autumn season. Along M-185 the late summer wildflowers, Fireweed and Queen Anne’s Lace are beginning to fade. The days have that crisp fall feel in the air and are growing shorter, bringing vibrant sunrises and sunsets that are incredible to witness. On September 1st several of us discussed the different emotions we were feeling—sadness for the season's end so close in sight, disbelief the summer months had passed so quickly, and also, a little excitement for off-season plans.  We’ve had the pleasure of greeting so many guests these...

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June Highlights

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June Highlights

The 74th annual Lilac Festival brought many visitors to view 250 varieties of lilacs and participate in many activities. The lilacs bloomed right on cue and their sweet scent hung in the air. On the first Saturday of the festival, we cheered on the participants of the 10k running race as they passed our front door on Main Street. Many stopped by to shop after the race and it was fun to congratulate them and hear about their experience. The general consensus was that it was a fun course, but Mission Hill was a killer! The Poppins window display was...

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Poppins Welcomes the New Season

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Poppins Welcomes the New Season

The 2022 season has begun! It has been a busy spring on Mackinac Island. We unpacked many, many boxes of beautiful products and arranged things 'just so' for you to see on your visit. The shops were dusted, swept, and painted to prepare for opening day, which was Saturday, April 30th.  It wasn’t all work! Lunch breaks were extra long as we walked along the shore to watch the progress of the ice melting and visited our favorite flower beds to see the spring flowers pushing through the soil. There was a lot of catching up to do as workers...

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Winter Windows

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Winter Windows

Poppins closes at the end of October and re-opens in May. Even though the shop is closed we still want to look pretty for the winter months. The display will be up after the holidays so the theme is always winter as opposed to Christmas. This year we decided to be bold and bright! We hope this window will brighten the gloomiest of winter days. We created these colorful frames using colored paper and chicken wire, plaid trees from foam core cardboard and we made it snow with cotton balls on mono filament.  

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