The rain arrived and then it officially felt like fall, via cool temperatures and falling leaves.
Can you believe 2020 is winding down? It has been been a year of ups and downs and forming new habits and routines. Although the pandemic is still serious and not going away soon it is encouraging to learn wearing masks has helped stopped spreading the disease. Now with winter coming we all need to get rest, eat healthy, exercise and be happy to boost our immune systems.
The Kabine hopes we can help in the happiness department.
We are here to provide therapy for our souls. We may feel we have lost control, but the tactile act of using a pencil to write or sketch, learning a new instrument, reading new things on the pages of a book or the simple act of getting outside brings back feelings of connection.
As we continue to be afar from our friends and family if we can help lift your spirits and the ones around you The Kabine would be honored. As you know we love real mail and times like this reminds why I passionately believe in the joy and importance of sending little treats
via real mail.
We are very grateful for each of you who made a purchase, your kind words and reached out to say hello. When you choose a treasure at The Kabine it is helping us move forward, inspire and keep our spirits up. Choosing to support The Kabine and other small local businesses helps maintain and create vibrant communities. The future looks bright if we see the value of our communities from our businesses, schools, parks, green spaces, walkability, arts and diversity.
Sending good vibes and wishing you good health.
xo Kim and shop dog Meri
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How to shop
1. Slow + Mask - please wear your mask and celebrate slowness -
we are here to give you the chance to take time for yourself, breathe and
celebrate the value of being slow.
2. We will greet you inside or at the hatch window -
One in one out or if you are with others in your bubble we welcome 2 adults or 1 adult and 2 children inside at a time. Like your favorite food truck we will, also, serve you at our new window. We are grateful for you patience and understanding .
3. Please view our calendar for shop open hours. The goal is to have safe consistent hours Thursdays thru Saturdays, with Wednesdays and Sundays reserved for appointments and curbside pick ups. Please check our calendar page for updates.
4. Shop thekabine.com and The Kabine on Instagram any time, If you don't see something on thekabine.com that you saw on Instagram or from your visit to A Tiny Shiny Shop please contact us and we will create a special order for you at thekabine.com. Easy as pie!
(Please see below for more details.)
Welcome to the Kabine! (pronounced kah-been-uh)
A Tiny Shiny Shop™ offering slow stationery and travel goods. Originally the shop was in a 1965 Airstream Safari and now a 2004 Airstream Safari! The Kabine is, also, home to happīness via No Junk Mail Club®️
Why a stationery? I love the tradition of sending postcards when on the road. I, also, loved going to the local stationery shop and 5 & 10 stores as a child. From those treasured moments The Kabine was born to offer you goods that assist in unplugging more, to connect in meaningful ways and are ready for travel.
All our stationery and travel goods are thoughtfully curated and based on our motto -
Find inspiration in travel, relationships, music, laughter and tenacity.
Goods are from Japan, Germany, vintage finds, goods discovered on our travels and items created in the Kabine Studio. Many goods are unique to The Kabine!
Why an Airstream? I fell in love with its design, that it is made for travel and the freedom it inspires.
We invite you to explore The Kabine a.k.a. The Tiny Shiny Shop™. Nothing beats the real thing!
“There is a lot of slow space, but not wasted space." Mr. Rogers.
All our offerings consider the impact they have or will have on the environment.
We like to say The Kabine is our happy place. Inspiration flows in the Airstream and we take that opportunity by using the space to design and create some of our goods.
The Kabine celebrates life on the road and curiosity.
Whether you travel near, far or in your mind it is all good.
Found something on the road in the Kabine but not online? Let us know and we are happy to make a special listing for you.
Need a gift, a treat for yourself or not sure, just ask. We would love to help.
We are happy to gift wrap any Kabine Good for a small fee (waived during April and May 2020) or assist in picking out the perfect gift. Please send us a note telling us what you would like wrapped and a little about the recipient.
Our wrapping is inspired by Japanese packaging. We use reusable or recyclable items to prepare a simple beautiful presentation.
The Kabine strives to offer goods and experiences with high value. What is high value?
To us it means the following:
What people are saying about The Kabine!
"This is by far the coolest little shop on Earth! The owner and her four legged greeting system always have the best inventory. Can’t wait to visit again." Millie
"Love the typewriter! I skipped getting a nice meal in CWE to come right back to Sainte Genevieve to try it out. The key action is fantastic..." Maureen
"A very special experience!" Ann
"World's best camper...ever." Emily
"...best-ever paper art shop in a tiny trailer!" Janice
"Thank you for reintroducing me to something I didn't even realize I missed!" David
We look forward to seeing you on the road --- !
The Kabine® est. 2016
Proprietresses Kim Hayes, Americone Dream and the Tiny Shiny Shop are
Two Girls and and a Trailer, est. 2004