Taco Cat!!!

Did you know that ‘Taco Cat’ spelled backward is Taco Cat? Discover more fascinating messages while perusing our rack of Edie Everette Wear garments. Each piece is a one of a kind fun, beautiful, comfy, colorful experience.

Turn some heads, why dontcha?

Open 11-3 Saturday and Sunday or by appointment (Just email us at ellieandclarence@outlook.com and if we’re around we’ll meet you there!).

You are Here…

And if not, you ought to be here this Saturday for the 13th Annual Index Arts Fair. Just look at the list of fabulous vendor booths to peruse — as well as a Poetry Gym, delicious foods, Children’s Activities and dancing to live music through the night to the Spare Rib & Bluegrass Sauce band.

Ellie and Clarence will be closed Friday, August 5 to prepare but we will be open for the fair on Saturday and also on Sunday during our regular 11-3 hours. Saturday we will be serving refreshments so come by, take a load off and say hello!


13th Annual Index Arts Festival
Town of Index, 1⁄2 hour East of Monroe, one mile off Highway 2
Doolittle Park, 503 Avenue A, Index, WA 98256
Saturday, August 6, 2016
10AM to 6PM: Artist booths
10AM to 10PM: Live music
11AM to 4PM: Poetry and open mic
Local art and craft, children’s activities, poetry reading, jewelry, pottery, more
Food items and meals on sale from local restaurants and chefs

The Notebook

Cursive pages waiting to be filled, stitched in a unique cover.

Some people give as a journal to a friend for creative writing or daily notes. Others choose to use the notebook as a cabin guest book, or for practicing hand lettering on the cursive lines.

Every notebook in our collection is crafted to be a fun gift you want to give [or keep]… $10





It’s June!

Take the back road to Ellie & Clarence….

Just east of Gold Bar you’ll turn north from Highway 2 onto the Reiter Road. After about ½ mile, keep right on Reiter Road and stay on the scenic narrow road [ it was the original Cascade highway].  This backroad also provides access to Reiter Foothills ORV park, a salmon hatchery, Gold Bar Bouldering area and as you near town, the Index Wall Climbing Park .  The route is about 11 miles and is a nice way to get off highway 2.  See you soon!

Our Map: Creative Nonfiction


platillustrated.jpgSide by side this Plat of Index and illustrated Index map show why we love maps so much! The technical plat map lays out the vision of the early pioneers with measured plots and distinct street names demonstrating our heritage. The illustrated map takes those same facts and presents them in an original and imaginative way. In the ‘The Art of the Illustrated Map” , John Roman describes the illustrated map as ‘music to our eyes’.

At Ellie & Clarence we have appreciation for both. During May, preservation month, we have  the Plat map available framed , with proceeds going to support the local ‘Index Historical Society”. Our illustrated map is a shop standard and always garners a deep response from visitors and brings focus to the personality of ‘Index’ . The humor and insider knowledge captured by the artist have made it a popular item with customers.  You can find our ‘creative nonfiction’  illustrated map of Index in the shop …  framed, on totes, tea towels and pillows.

Join us Saturday, read more herehttp://www.monroemonitor.com/tag/preservation-month/

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