Tuesday, April 16, 2013

2 fun events in Illinois this weekend!

Just a quick shout out for 2 fun things happening in Northern Illinois this weekend!

Urban Farmgirl will be open Thursday 10-6, Friday & Saturday 10-4. 

Saturday come meet Anne Marie from Nada Farm & Traci Thorsen of Traci Thorsen Photography! They will be at the shop for a book signing for Pie*ography! 

Both of these lovely ladies were contributors to Jo Packham's latest project. Anne Marie did all the styling, and Traci was the photographer for the book! If you are in the area, stop by from 10-2 to meet the girls!

Also, Polly is holding her spring Vintage Market this weekend, too! She will have 15 lovely ladies selling at her home Friday & Saturday from 10-4. It is always a great event!

I am off to style the shop today. We have some amazing furniture pieces this week, too! See you this weekend!

Monday, April 15, 2013

just a peek around the shop...

Happy Monday, everyone! 

I just thought I would stop by and show you a few photos from around the shop. These were from a previous sale event, but thought I would just give you a little peek into what goes on around our world. 

This time around the shop was very colorful and happy! It was right before Easter and we were craving color! Did I ever mention that we totally tear the shop down and restyle it before each opening?? It is crazy - but so FUN! We bring in tons of new things, change all the displays around...it keeps it fresh and exciting. And I LOVE the change! Sometimes it is more rustic, other times more industrial, and like this time...more cottage-y and colorful!

This gorgeous pale blue dresser is looking for a new home...can you believe that gorgeous blue paint is the original, chippy finish?? Loooooove!

18 drawers of aqua industrial goodness...and do you see that buffet hiding on the right side? My favorite piece EVER! I have painted probably thousands of pieces of furniture in the last 13 years, but this one was just so unique & beautiful! I will show you tomorrow where it lives, now. 

At Easter we had these fun paper cones...

This bookcase was repurposed from a french provincial dresser that was missing its drawers. It sold from Facebook before I even opened the doors on Thursday...

The dining set was a hit, too. The arrangement in the middle found a new home, too - it is made from 100% Alabama cotton. Love. 

The pillows are always popular at the shop! Cozy down inserts...zippered covers - and I am happy to ship, too!

I try to post preview photos on Facebook the Wednesday night before we open. Most of the time it happens. {smile...} Who knew being open 2 weekends a month would be more insane than if I was just open every day?! You girls know how to keep me hoppin', thats for sure! I am off to find more treasures today - and don't forget the shop is open this week! 

Thursday 10-6, Friday & Saturday 10-4!

Hope to see you there!