I know you are thinking that I have lost it!!! Christmas ALREADY!!! Yes, I decorated for an Open House that Chapin's (a great restaurant around the corner from my shop...on Liberty) was having for their latest business venture. They opened a new banquet facility located at 200 Gore Road in Morris. I decided to do a table that would get people thinking about the holidays...remember if you are planning a holiday get-together venues book really fast! I also thought that maybe the guests would walk away with a little holiday inspiration....
I'll be selling at Kane County Flea Market this Saturday and Sunday! You'll find me in my usual spot in the poultry shed! See you there!
My friend Letitia and her fiance, Miles, asked me to take their engagement picture for their save-the-dates! Of course I was flattered!!! Taking their picture was a crazy experience! It started raining just as we drove out to our site, once it slowed we quickly took some pics. It was sooo humid and their were tons of bugs...YUCK!! Leti is so gorgeous you can't tell we had all of these issues!! Aren't they soooo cute! I am looking forward to attending their December wedding in Savannah, Georgia!!
Just thought I would share some info about a really fun night coming up this Friday...
Polar Plunge is a great oraganization with a goal to raise money for the special olympics. Obviously, any cause that helps individuals with special needs is important to me (I do have a degreee in special education).
Black & White Night
August 28, 2010
7:00pm - 11:00pm
200 Gore Road, Morris
Catered by Chapin's
(I donated some items)
Casual black and white attire
tickets 1/$30 or 2/$50
All proceeds go to the Special Olympics of Illinois
Thanks to all of our great customers who came out to the french market despite how hot it was! Our little fishermen and women had such a blast at our annual 3 French Hens Fishing Derby!
These cuties were so excited to get their goodie bags...goldfish crackers, swedish fish, and lots of fishing goodies donated from Bedford Sales in Morris.
They were competing for the official 3 French Hen trophies and gift cards...thanks to Athletic Outfitters in Morris for making the trophies for us and to Wal-mart for the gift cards!! B & B live bait donated all of the bait the kids used! Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront was one of our sponsors as well, THANKS!
Here are three of our winners!
Don't forget our September 11th market is in the evening 5pm-10pm! The September market is so much fun!
I have everything ready for our Country Living Road Trip!! This trip is going to be soooo much fun!! You won't want to miss it...you can purchase tickets online or at my shop. Tickets are limited so don't miss out! Columbus, Ohio....here we come!! xo Traci
I decided to take a mini (well needed) vacation to California! My friend Michelle and I are staying at the beautiful Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA. It is about an hour outside of Los Angeles right along the coast! We plan on hanging around the pool most of the time, however, they are known for their fabulous spa so we have a day scheduled to enjoy it! One evening we are heading to Santa Monica for a dinner at http://www.labottesantamonica.com/ and for drinks at http://www.thehuntleyhotel.com/penthouse-restaurant.php! I CAN"T wait! We arrived early today and headed straight for Beverly Hills for lunch and shopping! I absolutely LOVE Cali...who wouldn't love this perfect weather!?
I absolutely LOVE dress forms! I love them so much that I have six of them! My latest project was transforming a new dress form into a vintage looking one! It is so nice to have one that just looks old but is in perfect condition! I come across so many forms that are in horrible shape...the fabric tears easily, it leans, it smells...YUCK! It was great to work on a new piece...I primed, painted, and put a wax stain over her and voila!
Whimsy is a retail boutique located in Morris, Illinois. We have been open five years and just moved to a new location - 217 Liberty Street, Morris! If you stop in you will see vintage finds, found objects, and collectables. This blog is about my shop, things I love and occasionally about me. Please call us with any questions: 815.513.5600 -------------------
Thanks for stopping by.
Traci Tessone, owner.