Our Story

What We Are

New Life Art Handcrafted Gifts and Décor is a consignment shop in New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

How We Got Here

Last year my husband and I decided to renovate a retail shop property we own in New Hope with no real plan on what we would do with it after the renovations were completed.

We were away while most of the renovations were completed. Upon returning, I went to the shop to see what progress was being made.

I will never forget the feeling that came over me when I walked into the shop. I had the most overwhelming sense that I was meant to do something with it. Something important, something that would make a difference. But what?

Over most of my almost 60 years of life I have loved the outdoors. I love to fish and forage for wild food and mushrooms. I find peace just being in the woods, in the quiet, in nature.

Photo of Christine Kennedy

In my adult life I often have turned to creating art as another form of therapy when things would get to be too much. A lot of this art had a distinctive nature theme.

 

The question was “What could I do?” I couldn’t open an art store. I gave most things I made away as gifts. Did I want to start a wild foraged food store? No. That is putting too much pressure on me and nature!

All of a sudden it came to me. An art and handcraft consignment shop!

The Vision

My vision is to give local artists a beautiful space to sell their amazing wares. I want to build a community of creative people who do good and create beauty in a world that seems to be lacking in good and beauty these days.

A “Featured Artist” each month, “Meet The Artist“ and demo events are ways for the community to get to know us. Art auctions to raise money and awareness for causes

important to us will also be planned.

We are donating 25% of our commission fees for our first year to support honey bee research taking place a Washington State University.

Come Join Us

I have met many artists since I started this endeavor that have the same values and

are partnering with New Life.

 

If you are a like-minded creative person and you think this may be a good fit for you, I know it will be a good fit for us. I will look forward to meeting you.

Tropical Leaves