I’ve had the privilege of witnessing the birth and growth of Kebel Galleries. My introduction to Kebel came during a ladies breakfast fellowship as Laura Coleman shared how the Lord was leading her to begin a new company. Let’s hear the story in Laura’s own words.
“A little more than two years ago, the Lord began to reveal to me that He wanted me to establish another business. Seven years prior, God directed me to establish a business that was doing well, allowed me time to be home with our son, and helped bring in some extra money into the household. Knowing I already had one business, I was somewhat overwhelmed at the thought of establishing another one. Over the course of a year and a half God’s leading became clearer. In January 2011, as I brought this leading to many of my Christian sisters and brothers, it became clear the Lord wanted me to establish a retail consignment company. This company would be established to help promote and sell items hand crafted by people. Many stay at home moms and dads, people who are unemployed or physically challenged, older adults and elderly need a source to help them promote and sell the items they craft. In our economy today, so many people need to find ways to generate extra income. Many are relying on their God-given talent and skills to provide for their families. God showed me that He wanted me to join fine art, fine craft, and functional craft together into one eclectic group. In March 2011, as I sought the Lord for direction on what to name the company, He gave me the words “braided together” which, in Hebrew is Kebel.”
And so Kebel Galleries was established in April of 2011 and in June, with 3 consignors, the first Kebel Gallery Mobile Boutique was held. These “pop-up” boutiques have been held in homes, senior centers, day spas and businesses throughout various communities in New Hampshire. From its’ inception, Kebel has provided online ordering through the Kebel Galleries website. As of this writing, Kebel Galleries has held 26 of these unique gatherings showcasing the talents of 56 local consigning artisans and artists.
Kebel’s story doesn’t end there though. In March 2012, retail space became available above a flower shop and Kebel Galleries expanded as Kebel Korner was opened. Kebel Korner is open 5 days a week serving the population of southern New Hampshire. I recently had the pleasure of visiting Laura at Kebel Korner and saw first hand the braiding together of fine art and fine and functional craft. Here’s a peek into the treasures to be found at Kebel Korner!
I know where I’ll be doing some of my Christmas shopping! I’ve more to share about Kebel Galleries but please don’t wait to hear more before you check out Kebel’s website (www.kebelgalleries.com). You can find Kebel on facebook as well (https://www.facebook.com/KebelGalleries). Or better yet, stop in and see Laura at 712 Mast Road in Pinardville which is located between Manchester and Goffstown, New Hampshire. Store hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm. Tell her Pam sent you!