Midwest Living Review
Brothers and sisters Lisa, Gregg and Kris Hanson support artisans nationwide by showcasing their goods at their store, The Backdrop, opened two years ago on the Woodstock square. Quality handmade fashions, home decor and artwork fill the loftlike studio shop with high ceilings and exposed brick walls. Salvaged, old Ben Franklin five-and-dime store price clips are repurposed as price tags for artsy goods, including handmade note cards, photo frames and jewelry. The carved wooden bird sculptures, starting at $15; vintage garden decor; paintings and candelabra inspire redecorating impulses. Handbags made of geometric fabrics, $30 to $50, and old silver Milagros (religious) charms, $1 each, are easy ways to individualize your look.