Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Farm Mail

Hello Dear Ones ~
I hope your Thanksgiving was blessed and now your preparing your heart and home for a wonderful Christmas.  Every year, I re-affirm with myself that it really can be the most wonderful time of the year, we do not have to participate in the stress, and family times are going to be special!  So, I wish that for all of us.

At the shop, we’ve been having fun preparing for The Big Day.  Christmas Open House is Saturday, December 7, 10-5 and Sunday, December 8, 1-4.  You’re going to love it! 

We are excited to be part of a food drive for needy families in the PORTA district…so, for each non-perishable food item you bring, your name goes in a drawing for a $50 gift card for The Farm or The Loft B&B.  (6 items = 6 chances!)  Bring them anytime from now til Open House & we’ll have the drawing at the end of business on Sunday, Dec 8.  Need not be present to win.

I can’t believe it’s time for this:  last day for the year will be Saturday, December 14th, which we call Closing House.  Everything will be on sale!

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The Farm gals ~
Gail, Cheryl, Jean & Kate

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Christmas Season

Yes, we're getting ready for Thanksgiving, but here's a sneak peak at Christmas! Pictures by Megan Adamski, our resident artist :)
 Megan's beautiful upcycled vintage jewelry looks even prettier reflected in the mirror.  We may have to try this at home. . .

Christmas Open House is December 7th!  See you there :)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

 If you ever get a chance to go to the Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan, be sure to go.  The gardens are beautiful, the sculptures are impressive.   Look what they did with their pumpkins!
 Hidden among the sweet potato vines. . .

 . . . and pumpkins as mulch!

A few of the sculptures:
Beautiful bears enjoying the fall flower beds 
of coleus, flax, zinnias, sweet potato vine, and mums. 
This guy is HuGe--he'd make Goliath at The Farm look small!
Mad Mom--even tho she's unhappy, she makes you smile :)
And a few things reminiscent of The Farm!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Fall Open House at The Farm!

Well, it’s finally arrived ~ our most favorite time of the year ~ FALL!  One minute we were languishing in the heat…and then all of a sudden, mayhem takes over the shop.  (but it’s fun mayhem!)  We are getting packed to the brim with flowers, arrangements, wreaths, and best of all… pumpkins!  Plain & decorated.  Big & small.  Common & exotic.
 We hope to see you for Fall Open House ~ Saturday October 5 (10-5) or Sunday October 6 (1-4).  Besides our regular refreshments, you’ll be happy to know that casual lunch will be served by Country Catering.  Shannon Sisk has sold his famous cookies and jams at The Farm for a couple of years, and he has catered events for us.  (yummy!)
  AND, we are having an “Attic Sale” ~  You are sure to find some bargains!

AND, maybe you should also save the date for Christmas Open House.  That will happen December 7 & 8.

Ok ~ gotta go decorate some more pumpkins!

Gail, Cheryl, Jean & Kate


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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Cheryl in Charge

Such a great time in the beautiful north woods ~ I am so charged up! Thanks Dear Cheryl for covering the shop while we were away!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

August Update

Aren't these pretty?!  Would love to see these sitting in a flower pot 
surrounded by a ruffly skirt of fall pansies :)
 And these Wild Woolies birdhouses have been flying out the door this summer!   Each one is like a little whimsical artist studio that makes you want to smile and take one home for the birdies in your own backyard garden.   Hand-made of sustainable materials in a Nepal fair trade production center.
And another type of house for the birds that really measures up :)  

None of us can believe it's already August!  
Back to school and State Fair time. . .  
Pumpkins beginning to swell on the vines. . . .   
Lots of guests at The Loft. . . 
The wedding calendar is filling up nicely. . . 
  And this beautiful weather in the 80's?  Well, we couldn't ask for more. 

Hope you're enjoying your summer too. Come out to visit us  soon!   

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Farm Mail

Greetings from The Farm…and how’s your summer going?  We are doing great here and enjoying the cycles of rain, then heat, then mild.  And so are the FLOWERS!  Wow!  The garden looks better than it has in a long time and I believe the harvest this year will be very nice.
The shop is packed with beautiful things for home, patio, and garden.  Like the fun glass towers and flowers we’ve been making out of vintage glass treasures. Or original art-work by Kate Worman-Becker.  Or the new mason jar pendant lights.  And yes, we’ve been bitten by the Burlap Bug!   Come see all the new finds!

Gail, Cheryl, Jean & Kate

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Lighting Up

We are loving these new mason jar lights!  They fit in perfectly with the rustic barn wedding trend that's so hot right now, but still they're so classic.  Mason jars never go out of style :) 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Spring 2013

Lately the weather has felt like March or April instead of late May!  But the chilly wet weather has given the pink dogwood and flowering almond extra staying power.  They've been  beautiful this year. 
 Are you still working on your containers for the season?  A few of us are a little behind schedule :)
One of Gail's tips for good containers is to add a layer of mulch to the soil.  It gives the container a finishing touch and it keeps in moisture during the hot summer days to come.
 Hope you're enjoying spring in your garden too.  See you soon!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spring Open House At The Farm!

Hello!  This is your friendly reminder that The Farm’s Spring Open House is coming up Saturday, May 4th (10-5) and Sunday, May 5th (1-4).  We’re not sure what the Weather Man will bring us…but then, are we ever?!  We’ve been working hard to fill the shop & greenhouse, so you’ll have lots to look at.  And treats to enjoy.   Maybe even find a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift.  Come on out for a fun weekend!

Gail, Cheryl, Jean & Kate

Monday, April 15, 2013

Welcome Back Friends

Baby Shrubs in the Greenhouse!  Annuals and Perennials soon to arrive too :)

Cheryl & Gail's "new" valence.

We love this new soap--hand-made in Monticello, Illinois!

There's a little bird theme goin' on in the shop this spring. . .

Flowers and buttons--two of our favorite things :)

Hand-made of felt--a new kind of house for your birdies.