First Friday Event

IMG_2810Join us for our annual Made in Alaska, You Bet! event.  We are featuring the works of over 40 Alaskan artisans.  From standards such as the botanical prints of IceWorm Studio to chocolate from Fairbanks’ brand new chocolate company, Willit House, you are sure to find a plethora of ideas for gift giving and sharing with your summer visitors.  Come by and meet Jessica Mahlum of Willit House and sample the chocolatey goodness of her products.  Check out the jewelry designs of Krystie DePue of Eagle and head bands and smoke rings from Qivuet Creations  new in the store for this season.  A wide variety of hand crafted items round out this year’s collection of Alaskan Made.

Dogs on the Mark

IMG_1679With fresh snowfall, returning light and warm temperatures March excitement is heating up!  I’ll sure miss the sound of the dogs in the Open North American this year as they’re staying in the back 40.  We sure wouldn’t want any accidents on the river or slough.  But I’ll be with them in spirit, just as I’ll be down near Pike’s in spirit on Monday the 9th watching those Iditarod dogs head out on their long springtime trek.  We’re pleased as punch to have the Iditarod in town this year, only the second time in my lifetime!  All of us here wish the teams safe traveling and good luck.

Be sure to get over to Ice Alaska where youngsters can have great fun interacting with the ice and learn along with their parents, friends, family members and classmates to appreciate the skill and expertise of carvers from all over the world.  We are ever so fortunate for our March in Fairbanks!

And speaking of good fortune, don’t forget to come by the store.  Several new lines of handcrafted jewelry await you as well as new home decor.  The staff is eager to assist in making your shopping experience a delight.

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My Name is Martha

IMG_2504My 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.