Oh my goodness! Sydney and I had the best time meeting with Amy Gantt who is the owner of Lula Bell. Lula Bell is the cutest store! If you are a girly girl, love all things paper or love unique and personalized gifts for that special someone you will love this store. It truly has something for everyone.
Lula Bell was established in 2006. Amy spent several years doing her artwork and design from her attic at home. Lula Bell then become a wholesale shop and finally 3 1/2 years ago the retail store became a reality. Her store opened on 23 Park Avenue, Oakwood, OH 45419. This is such a cute, cute store! You want to buy one of each item here!
The Best Seller
The boxed card sets are their best selling item. It is easy to see why. Every card is hand designed by Amy Gantt. It’s not too often you see this anymore. Amy has designed over 1,000 card designs! Amy loves to send cards and artwork and believes that a person either makes a positive or negative impact in the world and she wants her impact to be positive! She says that artwork makes people smile. How true this is. When you are in her beautiful store you can’t help but smile! How special would it be to receive one of these beautiful hand designed cards?
If you have a business logo, favorite family/pet photo or other design that you love, Amy can turn it into beautiful card sets, tote bags, pillows, coffee mugs, framed pictures and many other forms of art and business displays. She is so amazingly talented!
Their second best selling item is their soaps, lotions and little things that just make people feel loved and special. Those feel-good type of items. Who doesn’t want to feel good? 🙂
Amy truly believes in supporting local and supporting women. 80% of what you will find in Lula Bell is women and locally made. We love this! Support local and buy local is what Small Town Living USA promotes!
Amy has a true gift and calling for helping other entrepreneurs. This is evident in all the Amy does to help other local business owners and for new aspiring entrepreneurs. Lula Bell carries a couple of different items in the store made by local elementary students. Five young girls make and sell slime and two other girls make and sell earrings. Amy works with and supports these girls with business education and by carrying their products in her store. How awesome is this? We love to see young people fulfilling their dreams!
Amy also illustrates children’s books. Currently she is illustrating a 5th book with a local author. Her talents just keep coming and coming.
With Christmas quickly approaching, Lula Bell would be the perfect place to do some Christmas shopping. So many gift giving ideas to choose from!
Truly, if these beautiful and amazing items are not enough to make you want to come and visit Lula Bell then Bailey definitely will. Bailey is the Lula Bell bunny. He is too cute and so sweet! He will be 2 years old this coming Easter. Bailey hops around the store and visits with the customers. Children can feed him when they come in. So much fun!
Other Lula Bell Offerings
If you have an upcoming wedding Amy will work with you to design save-the-date cards, invitations and thank-you cards. How beautiful to have your own unique, one-of-a-kind wedding design!
Amy teaches both youth and adult art classes at Lula Bell. Maybe you have always wanted to learn how to paint with watercolor, oil or acrylic paints. Maybe still collages, colored pencils, Anime or portraits are something you have always wanted to learn how to do. Amy teaches all of these forms of art and so much more!
You can attend art classes, private art classes, original illustrations and hold art parties at Lula Bell.
Girl Scouts can earn badges in art, marketing, product development and entrepreneurship here.
What young girl wouldn’t want to have a makeup beauty bar or tea party. She can hold one right here at Lula Bell. Pink lemonade will be served and cupcake decorating is the hit of the tea party!
And while you are here, make sure you stop in next door at Ashley’s Pastry Shop! They have amazing pastries, breads, cakes and DONUTS (our favorite sweet treat)!
The motto at Lula Bell is “A smile for your soul!”. Sydney and I couldn’t agree more. You really do feel your soul smiling when you are in this beautiful and unique store that has so much to offer.
You can follow Lula Bell on their Facebook and Instagram pages. There is so much to see on these pages and you can learn about upcoming events and classes being held at Lula Bell.
Have an awesome day and make sure to drop in at Lula Bell soon! 🙂