Lace, Linen & Legacy

Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine|May 2020

Lace, Linen & Legacy
Henrietta Gattle and her son, Otto, opened their first brick-and-mortar store selling fine European lace and linens in 1919. More than 100 years later, Henrietta’s family continues the tradition at Gattle’s new location in Harbor Springs.

The embrace of an old handkerchief can evoke a myriad of feelings. You remember your grandmother, her grandmother, a walk on the beach, an old family cottage, your father’s favorite cologne, your mother’s silky nightgown. At that moment, you’re transported to the past. Imagine the scenes Glenna (Gattle) Atkinson might have reminisced about as a child while holding on to a monogrammed handkerchief passed down from her great-grandmother, Henrietta—summers in Petoskey, a cottage with lace curtains in all the windows, hanging on a library ladder in her family’s shop and dreaming of working there one day …


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May 2020