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Remember When…

At Gone2Pieces we’re pretty nostalgic and love to hear your stories as you “take a walk down memory lane” in our shop. From our hand knit blankets, to heirloom quilts, to the dishes Grandma had, to a scent that triggers happy memories, Gone2Pieces is a place to visit and revisit.

We started our journey in 1989 as Fox Run Designs and focused on bringing high quality, handcrafted pieces of art that were a nod to some of our favorite antiques and collectibles. Some of our first pieces included ceramic and porcelain figurines and were shipped throughout the US, Germany and Japan. Soon we added crafts, jewelry, quilting, and other fiber arts.

2009 brought significant changes to our business model. While still selling at farmer’s markets, craft shows, events and pop-up markets, we opened our first online shop.

In 2016, we expanded yet again, opening our second online shop with Etsy. It was finally time to share our love of all things vintage; Gone2PiecesVintage was born. This ever-changing shop features anything 20+ years old, including (but not limited to) dinnerware, glassware, collectibles, linens, household items, and some furniture. As we travel and uncover more treasures that makes us smile, we will bring them to you.

Perhaps our biggest leap of faith was in 2019. We opened our first retail store. While still selling online and at local events, the retail location gave us an opportunity to have everything available under one roof. After just a year, we outgrew our original location and moved one block west to the fully restored, former Ben Franklin building. Be sure to visit us at 111 E. 2nd Avenue in Flandreau, South Dakota, USA.

Over the years our main product lines (and our name) have changed, but our commitment to excellence has not. Gone2Pieces is a process. It is a creative outlet for me and a vehicle for others to begin their journey in inspiration and design. Our desire to encourage other artists and artisans allows us to showcase local talent and bring their creations into the Gone2Pieces family. We look forward to what lies ahead. Visit us often to see new discoveries in handmade and vintage.

Gone2Pieces is a family-run business and relies on the talents and innovation of each member. Here’s a little about me as the founder. I am a wife, mother of three and grandma of two. I grew up in the Mid-Atlantic, moved to the tropics then the Northern Prairie where our family works with Native American teens. I love to bake and cook from scratch, garden, knit, quilt, create anything that inspires me, homeschool, sing, and serve others. I am always ready for a road trip but can spend hours in my own backyard. My family means the world to me, my faith – even more.

In an effort to give back, Gone2Pieces gives a portion of every sale to non-profit organizations. We are currently supporting Native American ministries and the local food pantry.

Join us as we stroll through yesteryear and find inspiration in those around us. Remember when…

Visit our Handmade shop: Gone2Pieces
Visit our Vintage shop: Gone2PiecesVintage

 

Our Team

Kristen Owner, Designer, Customer Service

While my formal education is in Modern Languages, I am an ongoing student of the world around me. Color, shape, design, relationship, rhythm…are all captivating and cause my mind to whirl in imagination, inspiring many of our handmade items. Through our Vintage collection we discover and celebrate stories of the past of social history and culture.

Bill Designer, Shipping, Product Coordinator

Bill’s training includes art school and advertising. He creates our line of cuffs and is an indispensable, behind-the-scenes manager. Besides handling all shipping and product coordination, he is my sounding board and – best of all – my husband.

Bethany Marketing

“Creative without strategy is called ‘art.’ Creative with strategy is called ‘advertising.'” (Jef Richards) Bethany, my youngest, embodies both as an inspiration for our BFF and American Girl lines, and as head of Marketing.

Josiah Designer

Josiah, my son, creates and inspires our line of origami. This precise art form feeds both his creative and technical sides. Josiah has been a designer for us since 2011 and a lifelong encourager and critical eye to the creative process for our shop.

Crystal Designer

Crystal, a bead artist, is of the Menominee Tribe in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She has been a member of Gone2Pieces™ since 2012.

Angel Designer

 Angel is of the Yankton Sioux Tribe in South Dakota and a talented bead artist. She has been part of Gone2Pieces™ since 2013.

Mikayla and Kelly Designers

Mikayla is of the Chickahominy of Virginia; Kelly is a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. They have been bead artists with Gone2Pieces™ since 2019. Kelly and her daughter, Mikayla, are Fancy Shawl dancers and have travelled internationally sharing their talents and heritage.

Jasmine Designer

Jasmine is of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians of Michigan and a talented bead artist. She has been part of Gone2Pieces™ since 2019.

Julie Designer

Julie is of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians of Michigan and a talented bead artist. She has been part of Gone2Pieces™ since 2019.

Jessie Designer

Jessie is a talented bead artist and member of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians of Michigan. He has been part of Gone2Pieces™ since 2020.

Maureen Designer

Maureen creates our Besmitten Mittens, artfully crafted from upcycled and repurposed sweaters and clothing. She has been part of our Gone2Pieces™ creative team since 2020.

Our Partners

Marnie’s Naturals

All natural body care products – simple, natural ingredients for a more gentle approach to taking care of your body. Sioux Falls, SD
https://marniesbodycare.com/

Mom’s Night In

Handcrafted Bath Bombs, Bubble Bombs, Shower Steamers, and Goat Milk Bath blends to help you create your perfect night in. Sioux Falls, SD
https://www.facebook.com/MomNightIn/

Sweetgrass Soapery

Hand made soaps with natural, wholesome ingredients. If not from our farm, we strive to use locally sourced and sustainably sound components. Sioux Falls, SD
https://www.sweetgrasssoapery.com/

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