Promises To Keep owners Kris Hoppe and Sandra Williams (not pictured) are ready for their grand opening.
by Deborah Stone
Promises To Keep is having a Grand Re-Opening celebration Sept. 26-29 at its new location next to Safeway, off of Woodinville-Duvall and Avondale Roads.
Although the move is just across the street from their old location, Kris Hoppe, co-owner, says, "It provides more space and easier access for customers."
Hoppe, with her partner Sandra Williams, opened Promises To Keep 2 1/2 years ago. The idea for a store which features Victorian Romantic and Country collectibles, crafts, custom florals, and jewelry, was born out of a conversation that the two partners, who also happen to be neighbors, had at a Christmas party a few years ago.
Sandra had sold her own custom dried and silk floral arrangements for years and was familar with running a business. Kris has always been interested in crafts and collectibles and dreamed of having her own store.
Together, the two women complement each other. "We are fortunate to have such a good partnership," said Kris.
Both women are residents of Woodinville. Sandra is a native of the Seattle area and has three grown children. Kris has lived here for the past five years and has four children, ages four to sixteen.
The Grand Opening will include door prizes, a free latte with purchase, balloons for the children, and many items on sale.
Paintings by Thomas Kinkade, and collectibles and figurines from Classic Pooh, Boyd Bears, Folkstone, and Mary Engelbreit are on display. Jewelry, linens, and porcelain angels created by local artists are also available, as well as unique cards, candles, and potpourri.
For more information, call Promises To Keep at 788-1044, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.