Monday, December 9, 2013

Festive Mini Album

The super talented Sarah Bargo (from
 will be hosting a class at Whimsy!
December 20th @ 6:00
Whimsy - 217 Liberty Street
Come and create this festive mini album that fits snugly inside a beautiful frame, perfect for displaying on an end table or a mantle! People will love looking through it year after year. Call Whimsy at 815.513.5600 to sign up and for more details. Seats are Limited!!


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Holiday Open House!

We are celebrating the holiday season with a free scarf with purchase this Friday, November 8th - Sunday, November 10th!  The store is packed with Christmas and tons of new clothing/accessories!



Hope to see you at our open house:)
Xox Traci


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Photos from around the new shop!

I have been so busy with the new shop I have neglected my blog - that tends to happen often though:)
Besides painting I spruced up the front of the building with some potted rosemary topiaries and a sign that says, "come & take a peek"!
we have two separate windows at the new shop!

Or fitting room!! 
Yes, we decided our customers needed a fitting room - no more trying on in a tiny bathroom!!
I created these clothing hooks from vintage hooks and books!

More pics to come!
Xo Traci

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Life is not a rehersal!

Living the life I want has meant making some big changes.
Lately I have realized that if I want to do what I love and live the life I want, change was needed!
 I have been a special education teacher as well as a shop owner for the past 5 years.  Life has been crazy busy with two full time jobs!  At times it was exhausting (but of course rewarding).  Well, I am no longer teaching and am now putting all of my time into my shop!  It was a very bitter sweet decision.
But that's not all of the exciting news!
The biggest LEAP...
Whimsy is moving locations -YIPPY:)  I am so excited!!
I have out grown my shop and have been in need of space...
Clothing - A dressing room please!!
Furniture - Bedrooms, dining rooms and MORE!
Bridal - Office and viewing of some of the rentals!
Etsy - storage for all of my items!
I'll be updating you with photos of the progress:)
We are buying the building which means we get to do ANYTHING we want!!
I LOVE it and I hope you will also:)
217 Liberty Street (just around the corner from my current shop)
I am going to stay open at my current location until I am ready to move to the new shop.
The shop is beautiful!  If you know me, you know I am a perfectionist though!
Flooring - I want all matching and for it to look vintage so out it goes and in with new hand scraped barn wood!  I thought I was going to need to tear down wainscoting and chair rail (not my look) but the renters took it to use!  It has a beautiful tin ceiling, but does have some drop ceiling that I think I can hide.  I am making the office area smaller to allow for more sales floor - with the HUGE basement I have so much storage.  We'll be doing a TON of painting so it will have a similar look to my current shop.

This will be my bridal and event room!  We also have a back entrance with parking!

View of the front entrance.

We did have some cleaning in the basement - yuck!!

Please make sure you watch for exciting updates:)
Xox Traci

Saturday, June 22, 2013

New Arrivals

I've had tons of customers ask for me to sell my clothing online.  I've been working on an online shop - until then I thought I could list some of the new clothing that arrives.  You are always welcome to call to place an order we ship daily because we sell on etsy.  815.513.5600
Take a look!!
Lace Tunic in persimmon or green $44.00

Coral Lace Dress $38.50
Wear over leggings or alone

Cream Lace Belted Top $28.00

 Striped Layered Top in Taupe or Grey $30.00
The two pieces can be worn separate

 Seamed Button Dress in Grey or Taupe $30.00
Wear over leggings or alone

 Grey Lace Dress $42.00
Wear over skinny

 Striped Top in Mint, Grey and Cream $30.00

 Black Lace Top $48.00
Cami not included
Black Lace Vest  $30.00

 Crochet Lace Black Dress $45.00

 Grey Lace Top 38.00

 Black Plaid Scarf  $22.00