Fridays in Frankfort – Isabel’s Journey

Liz and Marty Connolly

Walk into the shop with the great window displays directly across Kansas Street from the main parking lot next to Breidert Green in historic Frankfort and you will be enveloped in peaceful tranquility.  Over 18 years ago Liz & Marty Connolly started their business as Cottage Creations, a place to find Irish, Austrian and German import items in a cottage type atmosphere.  Liz’s background being Austrian and Marty’s Irish and German heritage gave them a unique perspective on the import market and unusual contacts within the retail markets to bring unique items not found in other shops in Frankfort. Throughout the years their business grew to include even more diverse items to appeal to a wider clientele and they decided to change the name to Isabel’s Journey.

Isabel’s Journey got its name from an angel statue Marty gave Liz for their garden.  Liz credits this little guardian angel with their continued success.  I believe their success comes from a lot of hard work and dedication to their customers and the town.  Liz is always thinking up new and inventive ways to help their customers benefit from the items she sells, the classes she teaches and the events that they participate in and promote at the shop.

They carry so many different items to enhance your life and make it pop with style and panache.  One of their best selling items is their Nora Fleming line of entertaining pieces.  Nora Fleming designs new mini to accent her all white dishes so you can just change out the mini and have a new look on the same serving piece.  Isabel’s Journey sells these pieces in their shop or if you cannot get to Frankfort, they sell on line HERE on their website.


In addition, they offer Rabbit Creek gourmet mixes to serve in your new Nora Fleming serving pieces; personal items like Inis cologne and Dionis hand creams; custom made accessory pieces by The Bag Girl; embroidered and cut-work lace table toppers and runners; home fragrance by Rare Essense; gourmet chocolates; some cheeky items by Primitives by Kathy and so much more.

New this summer is a line of clothing that suits Liz’s style perfectly; a little flowing, a little lacy, a little bling…..all the things a girl loves to wear.  The costume jewelry choices constantly changes to accent these beautifully feminine tops, skirts and slacks.

As a member of the Frankfort Historic Business Alliance and the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce, Isabel’s Journey is always busily promoting the groups’ events as well as shop events.  Being the extremely creative person she is, Liz is always thinking of new ways to create something to decorate your home.  Throughout the year they hold painting classes as well as seasonal creative classes to make welcome type signs or other decorative items for your home. Check the Isabel’s Journey website HERE for future events or follow them on Facebook HERE to get the latest news on upcoming events.

Isabel’s Journey brings their charm and charisma to historic Frankfort by opening their shop to everyone with a smile and a willingness to help you enjoy life to the fullest.  They truly appreciate all their customers and make you feel like family. When you visit Isabel’s Journey for the first time you will leave feeling loved.  Stop in soon, Liz will be waiting with a smile.client_PART_1501876274161_20170804_145046 (2)

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