A new boutique has opened in the Conrad Educational & Research Center featuring handcrafted items made by our own Makers' Guild. Although access to the Historical Society is limited during the pandemic, a selection of gift shop items is available with no contact pick up at the Conrad Center, 137 W. Michigan Avenue in DeLand.
To order, simply email the boutique at this link and specify the items you wish to purchase. We'll send you an invoice through PayPal by return email and arrange a pick up for you. You may also call the office during our business hours at 386-740-6813 if you prefer.
Makers' Guild Boutique
Oranges Tote Bag
Canvas tote 16”H x 15”W x 3”D with two 25” straps and a roomy pocket covered with our own design of juicy oranges. Fill this Makers’ Guild made tote with a selection of more of our “oranges” items below for a very welcome Florida gift! $16.00/13.50. watch short video
Blue and white cotton ticking fabric in a 32” long apron with tie that makes it adjustable to just about any size and shape! Our signature “oranges” fabric is appliqued on to a small white pocket accent. Handcrafted by the Makers’ Guild. $24.00/20.40. watch short video
Oranges Set of 4 Coasters
Mouth-watering coasters in 100% cotton with our own design are washable but not edible! Perfect for that cool drink, great as a hostess gift. Handcrafted by the Makers’ Guild. Approx. 3.5” wide. $13.95/11.95.
Oranges Set of 3 Cloths
The colors of these microfiber cloths will brighten up any kitchen! The set includes one each of blue, white, and yellow each appliqued with one of our own “oranges” designs. 11” x 11”. Handcrafted by the Makers’ Guild. $7.95/6.75
The soap ball is made from gentle goat’s milk wrapped in luxurious local alpaca fiber and dyed to a citrusy orange. The Makers’ Guild made the soap, dyed the alpaca, and fiber wrapped the soap and topped it with a needle felted wool leaf! $6.50/5.50. watch short video
Oranges Rolling Picture Toy
This mesmerizing toy rolls and turns to display four images of mouth-watering oranges. You will be baffled trying to figure out how the Makers’ Guild created these colorful fidgets! $3.00/2.55.
Vintage Citrus Label Earrings
We reduced the size of vintage citrus labels in our collection down to jewelry size and the Makers’ Guild created these fun and colorful earrings. Available in 5 designs: Sammy Jay, Flo, Green Dragon, Tropic Gold, and Turnbull. Approx. 1” x 1”, silverplated earring hooks. Please specific label design when ordering. $13.95/11.95. watch short video
Protected by a sturdy vinyl cover, this cheerful bunch of oranges will save your place in your books for a long time. Pair with one of our books about Citrus Wizard, Lue Gim Gong, for a wonderful gift. $1.75/1.50
Orange Slice Earrings
Another Makers’ Guild creation in vivid polymer clay. The Orange Slice necklace is approx. 1” in diameter on an 18” silverplated chain. There are 3 earring styles: Large Orange Slices (7/8” diameter), Small Orange Slices (1/2” diameter) and Half Slices (7/8” diameter). Please specify earring style when ordering. Necklace and all styles of earrings are $13.95/11.95.
If you are interested in being a Maker for the WVHS, email us at Delandhouse.com
Skydiving Rolling Picture Toy
This mesmerizing toy rolls and turns to display four colorful images of skydiving. This is cross between origami and a fidget! Fun toy for all ages! Available in three fun designs: Oranges, Skydiving, and Bees $3.00/2.55. watch short video
Monkeyfist Key Chain
Crafted with 550 parachute cord and accented with a high-quality key holder, these colorful pieces are a great one-size-fits-all gift! Available in lots of different colors! $12.00/10.20
Crafted with 550 parachute cord and closed with a secure clasp, these colorful bracelets are available in multiple sizes! Available in lots of different colors, too. We suggest you come in to try on bracelets to get the proper size. $12.00/10.20. watch short video
Made of FAA certified parachute material remnants, these colorful scrunchies are made by our Makers’ Guild as is everything in our gift shop. They are finished with a wooden button “Handmade with Love”. Available in many colors! $4.00/3.40. watch short video
Other Popular Items
Handcrafted pewter commemorative ornaments. These beautifully handcrafted pewter commemorative ornaments measure 2 3/8" in diameter. The front of each ornament features an original drawing of either the Athens Theatre or the Historic Courthouse - two of DeLand's beautiful landmarks. The reverse side features the logo of the West Volusia Historical Society. $12 in a plastic gift box; purchase both for $20.
Items created using vintage West Volusia images from photographs and flyers from the WVHS collection and the colorful WVHS seal. Items include: jewelry, money clips, tote bags, tee shirts, bookmarks and Christmas ornaments. Prices range from $4.50 to $20.