As a little girl, I spent a lot of time with my grandparents at their cabin in Minnesota. While my grandfather fished, I would hang out with my grandmother collecting agates or clam shells. She was earthy way before anyone knew what that was. She taught me all about the different types of rocks we could find on the beach or riverbeds.
My love for rock collecting continued to grow, and I would spend hours reading coffee table books filled with beautiful pictures of crystals from all over the world. One winter, out of pure boredom, I started a website called Earthship Treasures. My family members would chuckle and say, "Who would ever pay for a rock?" But shortly after my website went online, I sold my very first piece - a beautiful amethyst geode, which was also the most expensive piece on my site. With the support of my family, the business kept growing, and soon, it had taken over our home.
I realized that I needed to get this animal in a cage of sorts. So I moved everything from our garage into the garden shed in the backyard, then moved all of Earthship Treasures that was in the house into the garage. The store kept growing, and customers started coming to my home to pick up their orders. It was time to find a place to showcase all our gems to allow customers to safely shop.
Late one evening, my husband Khalid and I went for a drive and stumbled onto a rental space in beautiful downtown New Glarus, Wisconsin. We had always loved this cute little Swiss town and thought it would be a great place to have a store in the middle of everything. In July 2021, right after the COVID-19 reopening, we leased a space in the New Glarus location. The store took off quickly, with customers eager to shop again after being through the lockdown. We stocked the shelves and opened the doors and had to step back and allow it to grow almost all on its own.
Motto for the New Glarus store is
“beautiful creations from Mother Nature”
After opening the New Glarus store, we decided to open a second location in Verona, Wisconsin. This location is focused on crystals, T-shirts, hippie-style clothing like tie-dye, lots of gemstone jewellery that is also artist-made, a full line of plants, and a large selection of gifts and books. On the other side of the Verona store is the healing herbs smoke shop with CBD and THC for anyone 21 or older. We carry cannabis to help with pain, sleep, or to help relax with edibles like cookies and candy bars to a full line of Vape and smoke.
This store's model is Earthship Treasures
"your one-stop hippie shop."
Our two stores are committed to bringing you a unique shopping experience that connects you to Mother Nature's beauty. At Earthship Treasures, we bring the hippie culture to life and provide you with healing herbs and crystals that can help improve your well-being. We're your go-to shop for all things hippie, and we invite you to come and explore the magic of our stores.