Friday, February 27, 2015

St. Patrick's Day is almost here, celebrate with a gift from the celtic attic

Top O' The Morning To All,
Ce'ad Mi'le Fa'ilte
100,000 Welcomes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Would you like to get 5.00 off your order at the Celtic Attic?  Place an order between now and March 12th and use code 5off on orders of $25.00 or more, to get 10% off any size order use code tenp.  We will send you a link to a survey when your order is completed so you can give us your thoughts on our new shopping cart and our website in general. or

To celebrate our 15th year of doing business milestone, each order will receive a free pdf copy of my cookbook version 2. 

How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day:  This day has been associated with parades and parties and festivals.  Of course Green Beer and Irish whiskey are always tried and true for those of us over 21.  For the wee ones try adding Green food dye to water, ice tea or soda.  Makes for a fun and festive drink.  Shamrock cookies and candies add to the Sugar overload.  Always have fun and remember that this is a day of fun and frolic.  We could talk about the history of St. Patrick’s Day and American and Irish traditions, but the Internet is full of stories about the history.  We just want you to know we believe the love of all things Celtic should be a year round experience not just celebrated on one day per year and forgotten.  So here’s a wee toast for March 17th

The Wearin O the Green

Parades and festivities abound.
Wee ones and adults alike frolic around.
Shopping and Crafts and holiday faire
Line the city streets and rural routes everywhere.
After the parades and shopping end
And the sugar overload in our kids mend,
We send them to bed thinking of a St. Patrick’s Day dream
And we head to the pub for a shot of Jim Beam!
Or Jameson Irish Whisky for the Celtic Attic Team. Ó Kristin Olsen 2014

We have a great many items for sale that will make both your St. Patrick’s day perfect… I would put a link to St. Patrick’s Day, but that is the whole website.  We have added some new products to the website including Celtic Fairy Lotions that we are making right here at the Celtic Attic!  Visit our new product page!


We are starting our St. Patrick’s Day basket giveaway.  We just started carrying a line of Irish and British food in the store, so we will make up a super sweet candy and tea basket for our lucky “Wearin O the Green” contest winner.  You only need to enter once and you are automatically entered in this contest as well as our normal monthly contest for 2 Irish Pendants.

Recipes from the Celtic Attic Cookbook

Irish Crab Chowder From Shirley’s notes about a trip to Maine

1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup celery
3 tablespoons butter
3 cups milk
1 can condensed frozen potato soup
1 7 1/2 oz can or fresh crabmeat, if canned drain
1 8 oz can cream style corn
2 tablespoons chopped pimento
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup dry sherry
1/2 cup parsley

Cook onion & celery in butter until tender.  Add rest of ingredients except the Sherry & parsley.  Cook until heated through stirring often.  Cook about 15 minutes.  Stir in sherry.  Remove bay leaf and garnish with parsley.


Thank you so much for the last 15 years of joy, passion, and discovery, learning, growing and of course selling.  We appreciate you and without all your fiery passion for our history and heritage and all things Celtic we would not be here today.  We plan on at least another 15 years or more.  To celebrate our 15th year milestone, each order will receive a free pdf copy of my cookbook version 2.  The cookbook is being updated with new recipes this year in Nov.  I am also launching hopefully two books this year, the long awaited Celtic Haunted Highway and a new book the ABC’s of Recovery. 

We have had a tough few months here at the Celtic Attic with the death of two children, on son’s girlfriend passing suddenly and leaving my grandson without a mum and my eldest son being hospitalized after a bought with the flu.  So needless to say that everyone comes to me because of my degree in Psychology and my Life Coaching practice.  I have counseled so many in the last few months it is a whirlwind for my mind.  As I was thinking about all of this I realized that a nice little booklet with some Celtic prayers, meditations I grew up with, some pictures I have been taking of peaceful and amazing scenery and some upbeat words of inspiration might be just what everyone needed, so I put a few things together and the kids loved it. I will expand upon it to cover the whole alphabet and days of the week so hopefully it can help others out.  There will be more about this book in upcoming newsletters.  As with most of my self help books it will be available in PDF and in soft cover versions.  I will also be launching a GoFundMe campaign to help with the production costs for this book.  Anyone that donates will get a free copy of the book.  So stay tuned for this.

As Always, Peace
Kristin and the staff at the Celtic Attic
408 Pacific Ave  Bremerton, WA 98337

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Are you ready for some Football?

Are you ready for some  football?  American style that is...

Sorry all you real football fans out there, right now I am living near Seattle WA and have to support the hometown team... So go Seattle Seahawks.

 Shop with us now at the Celtic Attic and rec. $5.00 off your order for our superbowl promotion.  Offer good until Monday Feb 2nd use code 5off. 

For all you WA state Celtic Attic shoppers stay tuned because in late Feb, just in time for St. Patrick's day we are launching a new line of Seahawk celtic knotwork products  - cups, trivets, mugs, aprons, tee shirts and more!

Monday, January 12, 2015

We wish you a Happy Late New Year from the Celtic Attic.

We wish you a Happy Late New Year from the Celtic Attic. To celebrate the Sale starts now $5.00 off your order of $25.00 or more and A Gift with every order from now until Feb 4th, put in code 5off into the Coupon Code field to get that $5.00 off your order. If your order is under $25.00 use code tenp to get 10% off. or

We just wanted to thank each and every one of our customers for an amazing 2014. We have had a fun and interesting year with our Downtown Bremerton store and the Holiday store in the Kitsap mall. Both have been great adventures. We are working on opening another Celtic Attic store in East Bremerton or Silverdale that will have our handcrafted furniture, paintings and my new Celtic photography products as well as all our other product lines that are on the website. We are going to have a Photo Dress up booth and offer pictures as well as computer services and of course Celtic Attic shopping. We will be expanding our line of Irish, Scottish and British import foods as well. I only have a few leprechauns helping me right now, so it is a slow process. Stay tuned for more information about the store and the new products we are launching.

We also want to thank everyone that has supported our personal losses this holiday season. We lost 3 people this season and the last being my youngest son’s best friend’s girlfriend, who is really my kid too because he lived on my couch for years. She passed away the 30th of Dec from a gran mal seizure at age 19 and left behind my son and my 8-month-old grandson. We are working our way back from this loss to realize there is a plan in everything and everything has some purpose and meaning even if we are not intended to know it. It is certainly guiding my path and helping me realize that we must shoot for the stars even if we don’t make it and are hanging on to the tip of that elusive star swinging it might still be a fun ride. Life is an adventure so live it to the fullest! As we Celts know as too well.

Happy Early Valentines and St. Patrick’s Day! We have a great many items for sale that will make both your days perfect… We are in the process of adding more items for your shopping pleasure.

St. Patrick’s day start here, but really the whole website works for this celebration -…/st-patrick-s-day.html…/home_decor/valentines_day.htm

Most of your Favorite Celtic Attic goodies are now in the store location along with a wide variety of other gifts and jewelry. We have balloon baskets, gift baskets and so much more! It is a Celtic & Gift Shop Paradise. The store is called Gift Shop Alley. The store address is 408 Pacific Ave, Bremerton WA 98337. For those that would love to visit and get your Celtic on, drop by Tues-Sat 11am-5PM.

Our Irish Blessing to you and yours… May your troubles we few. May your joys be abundant. May you drink a toast and share a boast with everyone you encounter along your path this year.