By Katie Terou

SYV Star Intern

A new store that sells everything from hand-made potpourri bags to crystal hangings has opened in Solvang.

Nancy Schulte launched the new business called Fairy and Frog in early May. The whimsical store sells “enchanting delights” ranging from fairy-themed décor to chocolates and teas.

Schulte owned a similar business in Santa Barbara before, but it closed nearly 10 years ago. She had been looking for an opportunity to open another store ever since.

“I saw a listing for a place in Solvang and I had never thought about opening up a store here, but the timing was right, so I went for it,” she said.

Some of the merchandise in the store is made by Schulte. There is a work space set up in the shop where she can design wreaths and other arrangements to sell.

“I always wanted to have my very own little store and share the things I love,” she said. “If you get to surround yourself with the things you love like this, you’re pretty lucky.”

Schulte had a grand opening the weekend of June 29 that included a 20 percent off sale. She plans to host similar events in the future, including holiday sales and other seasonal celebrations.

Fairy and Frog is at 1607 Mission Drive, No. 109, in Solvang. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.