First Friday Event
Made in Alaska, You Bet! May 3, 2013 5-8 pm
Join us as we feature the works of over 40 Alaskan artisans. From the scrimshaw of Brian Burns to etched glasses and mosaics of Connie Engelbrecht, you’ll enjoy the diversity and quality of our 2013 Made in Alaska Collection.
Mar 21 2013 -
This morning dawned blustery–a true March day with snowflakes swirling about and a bitter wind blowing. But no matter. I know spring is on its way. Yesterday was the vernal equinox. We have a good amount of light. The sun is warm. And the nights, oh my, how the aurora has captivated us! This is a special time of year to live in Fairbanks and take in the surroundings, observing movement in all its forms.
One of the unique offerings inside the store brings a smile to my face. This funky fish is actually a handmade felted birdhouse. Imagine chickadees taking up residence in a fish to raise young this spring in your yard or woodlot. The whimsy and color fascinate me, so I want to bring these products to your attention. The birdhouses, birds, and wool purses are all handmade by artisans in Nepal of all natural products. The felt is made from sheep’s wool and dyed with environmentally friendly dyes. The result, responsible products brought to you by a member of the Fair Trade Federation. The birds can bring you cheer inside the home and the birdhouses provide a burst of color and fun outside. All are great items to think about for spreading cheer at this time of year.
Read Martha's Diary
My Name is Martha
My name is Martha and I stand by the entrance of If Only…a fine store greeting everyone who enters and those who pass on the street or sidewalk.
I’m on the street during the hours the store is open, rain or shine, 90 degrees or 45 below zero. I’ve become a Fairbanks icon! In 2006, I received the Visitor Ambassador of the Year Golden Heart Award from the Fairbanks Downtown Association. I see and hear a lot, and people from all over the world have their photo taken with me.
Compliments of If Only…
We aim to make shopping at If Only…a fine store a stellar experience. We provide complimentary packing and shipping at your request. You pay only the postage and insurance.
Upon your purchase of wrapping paper from our exquisite paper selections, we provide complimentary wrapping services and ribbon for your package.
We are happy to provide a private shopping experience for your club, organization, or office. Call us to schedule a time. We also provide personal service for weddings, special events, and information on pens and inks by special arrangement or appointment.