Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A little early for Christmas...

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!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy Engagment...

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!!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Special Olympics

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
Cash Bar
Live Band
Silent Auction
(I donated some items)
Casual black and white attire
tickets 1/$30 or 2/$50
All proceeds go to the Special Olympics of Illinois

Monday, August 16, 2010

Saturday's Market

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!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Road Trip!

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 can purchase tickets online or at my shop.  Tickets are limited so don't miss out!  Columbus, we come!!

Day 0ne
Check-in at the hotel 4900 Sinclair Road, Columbus, OH 43229

Depart at 10:00am from 2655 Sycamore Drive, Morris (Big R parking lot)

On the bus you will receive a 3 French Hen goodie bag, beverages, snacks and lunch.

Arrive at the Ramada Plaza in Columbus, Ohio at approximately 5:00

6:30pm Depart for a group dinner in Columbus, Ohio.

After dinner we will return to the Ramada Plaza.

Day Two
Buffet breakfast 6:15am - 7:15am at the Ramada Plaza.

Depart at 7:15am for the Country Living Fair...we get to shop early with our early bird passes!

Lunch, shopping, and classes are on your own.

Depart from the Country Living Fair at 1:00pm to head to the Old Worthington Market Day Festival. (Or stay and take the shuttle back to the Ramada Plaza at your leisure)

Depart from Worthington festival at 4:00pm and head back to the Ramada Plaza.

Depart for Easton Town Center at 5:30pm.

Shopping and dinner on your own.

Depart for Ramada Plaza at 8:45pm.

Day Three
Depart for Heart of Ohio Antique Mall at 8:15am.

Breakfast, snacks, and beverages on the bus.

Arrive at Heart of Ohio Antique Mall in Springfield, Ohio at approximately 9:30am.

Depart for Midlands Art and Antiques Market in Indianapolis at 10:30am.

Lunch on the bus

Arrive at Midland Antiques at approximately 1:00pm


Don't forget this Saturday is our next 3 French Hen's French Country Market!  Also, we are having our annual 3 French Hen's Children's Fishing Derby!  Good Luck!
See you there!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Day at the spa

Michelle and I had such a relaxing day at the spa today!  We had a body massage, scalp massage and algae body wrap.  The view from the spa was incredible and we stayed there all day enjoying it!

Only spa guests were able to use this pool and lounge area...we had the place to ourselves...really!

Isn't this plant so neat!?...they are all over the resort.


Sunday, August 8, 2010


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 and for drinks at!  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!?  

Here we are in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive...
We had such a great time shopping!

I'll keep you posted!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Dress forms...

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!

I just listed this form on my etsy shop!