Our Partners

What really makes Basket Case is the incredible small businesses and the products they have which we get to offer to you. We’re excited to introduce the small businesses we have partnered with to deliver you unique finds from across the country.

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Bead and Board

PARTNER OF THE MONTH

Amy O'Rourke is the owner of her family-ran business, Bead and Board. Located in Dubuque, Iowa her business focuses on creating unique earrings, wooden signs, and ornaments. Amy describes their business as "witty, fun and inspirational farmhouse décor combined with unique handmade jewelry pieces is our focus." We couldn't agree more! Browse through our products to see what we currently sell from Bead and Board and visit her website for more options.

Meet Our Partners

In this section, we’re excited to introduce the people working behind the scenes to make your experience at Basket Case the best it can be. Submit this form to contact us about joining this amazing list of businesses.

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Bead & Board 

At Bead and Board, we believe you should dress your home and yourself to fit your personality. Witty, fun and inspirational farmhouse décor combined with unique handmade jewelry pieces is our focus.

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Dear Galena

Welcome to Dear Galena, a modern Zen retreat on a corner-unit townhouse golf villa with a wooded view.  It's the perfect getaway for couples, friends, family or just you! Situated within The Galena Territory and near Eagle Ridge South Golf Course, this townhouse has two bedrooms - each with a king size bed and two bathroom.  A pull out sofa bed for additional guest and high-speed Wi-Fi for streaming and all your work from home needs.  

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Taylor-Made Signs

Hi! My name is Taylor, and I make signs. All my signs are handmade and hand-lettered. That means everything you see is done in my own writing. 

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River Valley Designs

Hey! It’s me, Samantha. The girl behind River Valley Designs. My creations are full of soul, romance, country roots, curiosity, and modern thinking. Being in nature brings out my best ideas. I’m constantly inspired and always keeping up with new trends and colors. While I love to stay up-to-date with new styles, we try to put our own romantic twist on every arrangement.

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Galena Canning Co.

Featuring award-winning Chef Ivo's old-fashioned jams, jellies, salsa, BBQ sauces, Hot Sauce Emporium, bakery and more. Family owned and operated, we rooted ourselves in Galena, Illinois more than 20 years ago and are proud to be part of this beautiful community.

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Galena Roasters

At Galena Roasters we love coffee as much as we love our beautiful little town. Our love affair has grown since launching our roasting business in 2018 above The Grateful Gourmet Co., downtown Galena.

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Otto's Place

Otto's Place is a cozy and quiet place where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of downtown Galena and the conversation of the people you are with. This is an establishment where you can come and enjoy a cocktail, coffee, or a homemade meal and desert made from scratch right here in our very own kitchen.

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River Bend Gallery

Geoffrey Mikol is a professional artist that owns River Bend Gallery with his family, in historic Galena, Illinois.  As a person born with Down syndrome, Geoffrey has found a special connection with photography as a means of expressing his creative side. In early 2016, River Bend Gallery was launched to showcase his amazing photography collection. The following year a full line of gift items using his incredible artwork was added.

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Great American Popcorn Co.

Our story begins with family. Great American Popcorn Company began in 1994 when our parents, David & Catherine Lewis, made Galena, Illinois, their full-time home. They left behind corporate jobs in Chicago for a different way of life, one in which family and top-notch customer service would be at the forefront of their business model. Being raised in the store, we watched our folks treat every customer who walked in the door like family. With kids of our own running around now and a lifelong love for popcorn, we will always uphold the same level of customer service that our folks founded our family business on.

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Whistleslick Press

Whistleslick Press was founded by educator and author P. J. HarteNaus after the creation of her award-winning anti-bullying book series, Belden Boy. It was prompted by the discovery and restoration of a one-room schoolhouse outside Galena. Over the years, our bookstore has grown with many new award-winning children’s books. The Belden Boy Writing Camp was also created, a writing camp for children each summer inside Belden School. P. J. drives her vintage bookmobile loaded with hay bales, flowers and buckets of her books to numerous events in the area. The newly created Whistleslick Design helps adults to fulfill their dreams of becoming self-published, assisting with the creation of their very own book. But what is most important to P. J., is that children learn to love reading and writing. With the Belden Boy Gives Back Program, a portion of the proceeds go to animal sanctuaries and rescue groups in need.

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The Nest

The Nest at Palisades Cabins is a second-generation family owned property in Savanna, Il. Originally built in the 1860s as a working farm, The Nest lives on 5 acres of former farmland, just a few miles above the Mississippi River. From alfalfa field to 3 private cabins, our vision was born in 1999. 

Available year round for a peaceful weekend getaway or a longer stay, The Nest is a prime location for a bevy of outdoor activities as well being in close proximity to historic Galena & Chestnut Mountain. Enjoy the peaceful & cozy seclusion of yesteryear with all the modern comforts of home! 

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Midtown Mary 

Midtown Mary is a premium Bloody Mary Mix that is bottled and sold for your enjoyment of our famous Bloody Mary's anywhere you go!

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Little P's Bowtique

I’m Kelsey, a wife + mama to one sweet girl. I opened Little P’s bowtique in 2019, after welcoming my own baby girl into the world. I loved the fun in finding the perfect accessory for every outfit + that’s when I went out on a limb to start making her bows myself. Here I am - making handmade bows, with love, just for you. Solely inspired by my little Presley. 

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Wren In The Willows

Committed to reusing and upcycling, Christine Birkholz started a sewing business in her home in Galena, IL. She makes all of her products from up cycled sweaters and recycled thrifted fabric from clothing. Mittens, softies and many handmade items can be found at Elizabeth’s Grand Antique Co. and area craft shows. 

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Galena Cellars

Little did Robert and Joyce Lawlor know back in the early 1970’s what their passion for winemaking would bring.

Acres of rolling farmland hosting 22 different specialty grapes, 60,000 gallons of wine per year, 40 wine varieties, three tasting rooms and thirty plus years later and many cherished friendships, the Lawlors are proud to have created a family legacy…that now spans three generations.

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Scent Workshop Galena

Brianne Van Hemert, owner of Scent Workshop Galena, worked for over a decade as a tech recruiter in Chicago. A longtime friend of Lindsay's, she fell in love with candle-making after getting a candle kit for her daughters. She recently moved her family to Galena, where she married her husband years ago, and she started the 2nd location of Scent Workshop, which opened in October 2020. 

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Poopsie's

Amazing, women owned, community focused, small business that's spreading smiles one gift at a time. Find games, toys, & books, discover beautiful art and unique home accessories. Our personal shoppers will help you make the Perfect Purchase every time.

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Galena Goat Yoga

Galena Goat Yoga became a dream for Jenn after losing both parents to Alzheimer’s and being downsized out of corporate America.

 

With the support of her husband Josh and his extraordinary craftsmanship skills, the dream became a reality!  The couple purchased a small historic farm with an old horse barn and began a long renovation process. In the end, the aptly named, Silver Linings Farm, is now the perfect venue for special occasions: Reunions, Bachelorette, Birthdays, Corporate Health & Wellness, and Team Building Sessions.

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Galena Country Tourism

Galena Country Tourism® is the official Destination Management & Marketing Organization for Galena Country®. Our mission is to promote, develop and expand the visitor industry for the benefit of the local economy and community including the City of Galena and Jo Daviess County, Illinois. We promote Galena Country as the Midwest’s premier destination for overnight visitors. Galena Country Tourism is supported by a board of 11 directors consisting of representatives from the travel and tourism industry, local government and experienced business persons.

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Spotsies

Amazing, women owned, community focused, small business that's spreading smiles one gift at a time. Every vendor we partner with gives a portion of their proceeds to help a cause and Spotsie's gives annually to community needs locally as well. Gifts from Spotsie's truly are gifts from the heart. Spotsie's was created with a purpose to give back to the world around us more. Our mission is to create a positive customer experience by providing quality customer service and a product selection that supports our values of giving back.

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Bread & Vine

Bread & Vine Bakery (BVB) is a unique “BarBakery”  concept located right on the main street in the cute historical town of Galena, Illinois. We are offering a wide assortment of freshly made pastries, and sandwiches using only the highest local and European quality products available on the market. To name a few our signature items to include our extensive selection of multiple flavored macarons, chocolate tart, giant eclairs, pain au chocolat, pure butter croissants, etc. 

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Galena Bakehouse

Start your day at Galena Bakehouse, a craft grab and go bakery on Galena's charming Main Street. Enjoy our housemade pastries, always made from scratch, using the highest quality ingredients possible. Whether looking for a quick snack, an insta worthy picnic lunch, or decadent dessert, there is something for everyone at Galena Bakehouse. 


Galena Bakehouse was created out of a dream to provide quality homemade food to everyone in Galena in a quick and convenient setting. By popular demand, previous innkeepers, Chef Geoff & Sous-Chef Alex are thrilled to curate treats and picnics for all!

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