• News,  Products

    Smudging Ritual

    Smudging Ritual Hello! We had requests from some of you on how to use the various smudges that we have in the shop. Here is some information that will help you smudge your space! If you click on the title “Smudging Ritual” you can download a PDF of this information. The happiest spaces can accumulate negative energy over time, so it is helpful to smudge a few times a year; some smudge weekly. Also smudge your workspace periodically (preferably not during busy office hours), and use smudging to clear your own bodily energy or the energy of other people. Smudging is an ageless and sacred ritual; it should be performed…

  • Administrative,  News

    Horsefeathers is Hiring

    Revised October 2021 … We are looking to hire a few part-time sales associates; here are the details. Horsefeathers has been owned by the Vaglienty family for nearly 40 years; we are a diverse retail business in Downtown Waukegan. Originally established in 1984 as a vintage goods and clothing store, we transitioned in the 90’s to become an “international bazaar”, selling products such as body jewelry, sage and smudges, crystals and stones, tapestries, incense, and jewelry. Because of our reputation for great customer service, low prices, and quality products, we are a busy, fast-paced environment. On average we handle 8 to 10 customers per hour; more than 300 individual items…

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    New Smudges are In

    Our shipment arrived and the smudges are for sale! We have over 40 different types of sages and smudges for sale in the shop as of May 14, 2021.   Name Black Sage (Mugwort) Blessing Smudge Blue Sage Blue Sage + Lavender Smudge Blue Sage + Yerba Santa Smudge Cedar Smudge Copal Smudge Desert Sage Dragon’s Blood + White Sage Smudge Dragon’s Blood + Mountain Sage Smudge Dream Spirit (Mountain Sage) Eucalyptus Smudge Fix a Broken Heart Smudge Frankincense Smudge Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise Smudge Heart Healing Smudge Lavender + Blue Sage + Yerba Santa Lavender Smudge Love Smudge Mountain Sage (Dream Spirit) Mugwort (Black Sage) Myrrh Smudge New Beginnings…

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    Reopening observations

    Ah, yesterday’s post never made it. Here’s a few notes after being open two days.   First, thank you to everyone who showed up the past two days. It has been a fabulous and busy two days. 99.999% of you have been kind, generous, patient, and wonderful. We utterly appreciate you as customers and human beings!   After being closed for over a year, and with the new policies and store setup, we’re still working through some kinks. A few things we wanted to let you know about.   1. We were unaware that a long line had formed outside on Tuesday. We apologize to those who waited and had…

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    The Triumphant Reopening of Horsefeathers in Downtown Waukegan!

    2021 Press Release on Reopening The Triumphant Reopening of Horsefeathers in Downtown Waukegan! Waukegan, Illinois – April 18, 2021  – On Tuesday, April 20th, Horsefeathers is finally reopening after being closed for more than a year. The novel coronavirus pandemic has kept us closed for 13 months, and it required a lot of time, effort, and money to reinvent the retail shopping experience. We are finally ready to welcome everyone back to Horsefeathers. The health and safety of our customers and employees is the cornerstone of this new business. We’ve reinvented Horsefeathers; mandatory mask policy, extensive sanitation processes; everything is behind over 60,000 square inches of acrylic; two commercial recirculating…

  • Administrative,  News

    20210331 Sizing Body Jewelry

    March 31, 2021 How to Size Body Jewelry.    When you read our new store policies, you will learn we are no longer sizing body jewelry. We recognize many do not know their body jewelry sizes, so we are going to start providing you the tools you need to know your sizes. This will make your shopping experience at Horsefeathers so much easier! 2021 Sizing Guide Body Jewelry First step is to print out the below sizing guide. Printing guides out so they can be used to size things can be tricky, so once you’ve printed the guide, drop a quarter over the lower right side picture of a quarter.…

  • Administrative,  News

    20210330 Proper Masks Worn Properly

    March 30, 2021 Proper Masks Worn Properly Are Mandatory at Horsefeathers This should not be such a divisive topic, but here goes. You must wear a proper mask to enter Horsefeathers. You must wear your mask properly. You must keep the mask on at all times while inside Horsefeathers. If you have a disability such that you cannot wear a mask, reasonable accommodation is outlined here: http://shophorsefeathers.com/ada-statement-mask-wearing/ If you choose to not wear a proper mask, you will not be allowed in the shop.  

  • Administrative,  News

    20210327 New Store Policies

    March 27, 2021 With our new world comes new store policies at Horsefeathers. All have been put in place for a reason; some will be happy about them, others not so happy, some won’t care, and we realize this. We’ve really put a lot of thought into these changes and feel they are for the best, especially when it comes to health and safety. Some may change in the future, but for now, these are our store policies. If you want a reply to your comments or questions it’s best to email us directly rather than just comment below (webmaster@shophorsefeathers.com) 2021 store policies Horsefeathers Store Policies Effective January 1, 2021…

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    20210326 ADA Statement & Mask Wearing

    March 26, 2020  Mask Wearing and ADA Statement DISCRIMINATION PROHIBITED: Title III, Subpart B, Section 36.201 of the Americans with Disability Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the activities of places of public accommodations (“No individual shall be discriminated against on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations of any place of public accommodation by any person who owns, leases (or leases to), or operates a place of public accommodation.”) REASONABLE ACCOMODATION: Title III, Subpart B, Section 36.208 indicates that the ADA allows criteria or restrictions that exclude an individual with a disability if a)…