Sunday, December 18, 2011

Closing House

We should have called it Full House 
because the place stayed packed all day! 

Yes, we took some shots of the farm gals  lined-up-in-a-row-saying-cheese--but this was the blogger's favorite, so it's the one that gets posted :)
It has been  a fantastic year.  We are blessed with amazing friends and customers.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts <3

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Closing Week Gift Ideas

Thanks so much to WICS for visiting The Farm yesterday!  The Farm, along with Apple Barn and Hill Prairie Winery, were featured on the segment that will air Friday at 5:45 am and at 5:10 pm.  But you don't have to get up before dawn or wait around  to see its premiere, just click here :)

Only two more days of the 2012 season--Saturday is Closing House.  We still have a really nice selection with closing sale prices. 
And if you're looking for a really special gift, consider a gift certificate for a stay at The Loft at The Farm.   If you'd like a peek inside, click here.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Closing House

Shannon's Red Velvet Cupcakes at Open House

This  is our final week of the 2012 season!   Closinghouse sale is Saturday, December 17.  It's been a great year--thanks so much for visiting with us.  

While the shop will be closing for the winter season, The Loft is open.  For reservations, call 217-632-2888.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tree Toppers

That Cheryl has been at her creative re-purposing again!  Who would have thought to use this cute little girl's dress as a tree topper?
 And here's a close-up of the kitchen tree.  Such a cute idea to tuck everyday items in a little tree for the kitchen. . .
 
And for your gardening tree, a little clay pot topper.   
 
So how are you topping your tree this year??

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Farm Mail

Farm Gals Barb, Cheryl, Kynda, Gail, Sue
No matter what your preference of seasons right now, you will find the shop delightful! We are still savoring the richness of Fall & Thanksgiving (most of it on sale) in the main room.

AND elsewhere, the beauty and magic of Christmas has arrived! New items show up everyday, and Cheryl’s talent for displaying them is amazing!

And you know The Loft, our new bed & breakfast, is open…..this would be an incredible gift idea for a very special person on your list. Or gather your best friends for a holiday retreat! Visit www.TheLoftAtTheFarm.com for a peek.

We sure hope to see you at Christmas Open House, Saturday December 3, 10-5 and Sunday December 4, 1-4.

Regular Hours – Tue thru Sat, 10-5
Phone – 217-632-2888
Facebook - Visit The Farm

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pumpkins Under The Tree

Take a look at these cute fall trees that Gail found for the shop!  Love them, especially in pairs with a few pumpkins and a couple of faux sunflowers. . .
And if you'd like to add a little richer color to your pumpkins and sunflowers in this later fall season, try a little Glossy Wood Tone or Cherry Wood Tone spray paint by Design Master.  Hobby Lobby or Michael's has a good selection. 

Friday, October 28, 2011

October Pumpkins


Are we really coming to the end of October?  Guess so--the calendar says November 1st is just a few short days away!     We're still enjoying this pumpkin-time of year, especially because we can enjoy them across several months--all the way from early-fall days of September, across Halloween, and on through to Thanksgiving. 



 The shop is  ready to celebrate this later fall season too.  Local honey, beautiful fall wreaths, candles, lighted branches, some really great table-top trees that will be perfect across fall and into Christmas. . . Come out to see us soon!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Introducing The Loft

We're so excited about The Loft, our new bed & breakfast!  Want to peek inside?
 Eric (yes, that Eric of Adamski Construction and Gail's husband) built the barn and The Loft with his own two hands!  We love the  hardwood floors and all the custom woodwork. 
The bathroom features a beautifully tiled walk-in shower--Eric's handywork again :)
 Gail splurged on the bedding--comfy mattresses, soft sheets, and fluffy pillows on two queen beds and a pair of twin beds. 
You'll find all the conveniences of the day--like television, air conditioning, a fireplace--as well as the peaceful, rustic atmosphere that we all love at The Farm.
 The deck overlooks the pastures & woods of The Farm. 
Check out our website for more info about The Loft.  And give us a call when you're looking for a little place to get away and relax with family and friends! 217-632-2888








October Sunday


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Open House Scenes

Thanks so much to everybody for coming out to see us during our Open House last weekend.  We had a HuGe turnout!  So nice to see everybody.  The weather was gorgeous!

The Shannonberry jelly flew out the door, almost as fast as the decorated pie pumpkins :)
And the surprise feature of the weekend--a tour of The Loft, the newly opened bed-and-breakfast right here at The Farm! Yes, you can spend the night with us now :) 
 We love sharing this beautiful fall time of year with you.  Come out to see us again soon! 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

 Here's Spot, keeping an eye out for all the fall happenings at The Farm.  This weekend, there's even a wedding!  Can't wait to see those pictures. 
During the spring and summer, it's natural to assume the bittersweet is just another green vine providing shade for the chickens.  But then the berries explode in shades of orange, red, & yellow,  and we all HaVe to have some to drape over our pumpkins :)   And speaking of pumpkins:
We're busy getting ready for Open House this coming weekend, Saturday October 1st 10 - 5, and Sunday the 2nd from 1 to 4 pm.   The garden is still beautiful and we have lots of pumpkins and new things for fall.    There will be treats too :)
And some other dates for your calendar:
Petersburg Holiday Market Place, Saturday November 12th, 10 to 5
The Farm's Christmas Open House Saturday December 3rd, 10 to 5 and Sunday the 4th 1 to 4.
The Farm's Closing House, last day for year-end clearance Saturday December 17th, 10 to 5.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!