Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Meet the Designer



by Coastal Breeze News Staff

A36-CBN-5-15-9Anna is 87 years old and lives near Lansing, Michigan. She loves the almost lost art of crocheting. Anna learned how to crochet when she was ten years old…and she still enjoys the craft! She takes great pride and pleasure in creating beautiful Christmas ornaments, doing all the crochet work herself. She also designs the color schemes and carefully selects and applies the adornments



by hand, creating beautiful one-of-a-kind keepsakes. All of Anna’s children and grandchildren proudly display these treasured gifts. In addition to making ornaments, Anna crochets beautiful doilies, enjoys sewing, counted cross-stitch and is a wonderful cook. She loves crossword puzzles and will always take time to win a game of scrabble!

Anna’s daughter Laura McLaughlin used to live on Marco Island, and was a customer of Marco Island Florist and Gifts for many years. She and her husband



now return to Marco during the winter months.

A36-CBN-5-15-10Observing all the beautiful gift items at the shop prompted her to ask the owners if they would be interested in displaying and selling her mother’s ornaments. Laura tells us “the ornaments aren’t just for Christmas…they are pretty accent items for home decor.”

Anna’s ornaments are on display and available for purchase exclusively at Marco Island Florist and Gifts, located at 178 S. Barfield Dr., Marco Island.

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