History of The Enchanted Sleigh

In 1986 Susan Brack was a rural mother and homemaker. Without formal training, but with a natural instinct, she often drew, painted and created art for family and friends. With a desire to earn income while raising her family, Susan began to focus on her handmade creations. Selling her wares at local arts and craft fairs on weekends helped her realize there was a market for her work. She eventually transformed her country home into a studio and storefront. Selling her art along with antiques, the shop soon became a favorite spot for collectors.

As the popularity of Susan's work grew, several design companies and gift manufacturers took notice. With the new demands for her work, Susan found it difficult to devote as much time as needed for the shop. In 1998 the store relocated to Centerville, Indiana. Susan's mother took over the business which is now located on a busy thoroughfare. Several family members have stepped in to help keep the new shop stocked with antiques and other collectibles. Centerville, which has a long standing reputation for interesting antique shops and storefronts, is a perfect home for The Enchanted Sleigh.

Susan still works in her rural setting while licensing her designs worldwide. Both Susan's daughter and sister are also integral parts of the business. Rachel Sharp is an accomplished fine artist while sister Connie Toschlog is an imaginative folk artist. All contribute their individual styles to their work. From whimsical folk art to English landscapes, it can all be found at The Enchanted Sleigh. For additional information about each artist see our menu.

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