Saturday, February 24, 2018

We’re Wet—But We’re Open!

This is the window at our Alton store!  We sprang a leak—well, many leaks.  Until the rain stops so the roof can be repaired and the gutters replaced, this window will be empty.  The only reason I’m even posting this is because so many people have seen the empty window and thought we were closed.  NO WE ARE NOT CLOSED.  Normal hours are Monday through Saturday from 11-4:30 and Sunday from Noon to 4:30.  Please come see us!  Lots of great things happening in Alton, and we’ve been a part of it since 1986.  It’ll take more than a leak to chase us away! Follow us and like us on Facebook and Instagram—finally!
Until next time,
Pam

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Only One Month til Christmas

Just want to take a minute to “THANK” our customers, not just for shopping local, but for shopping all year.  We have the Wood River Store and the Alton Store ready for you to “Buy a PRESENT from the PAST”!! The pictures below first show the windows at Wood River, then Alton.  Come and see us.  And again, THANK YOU!

Wood River
Alton
Until next time, 
Pam


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have sooo much to be thankful for...my family, my friends, and of course our customers.  Here's hoping you each of you has a safe and happy holiday.
Until next time, 
Pam

Monday, November 20, 2017

Home at Last!!!

We just got home from the Heartland Show in Richmond Indiana. It was a beautiful show. Travel was good but the weather was not on our side the day of the show. Storms and wind kind of puts a damper on things. But...we did four shows in the last six weeks and even though we would love too---you can't hit a home run every time. Here are pictures of our booth. I thought it turned out lovely.. Now we are home for a while but no time to rest. We have three windows to redo before Friday. Somehow we'll get it done. 
Until next time,
Pam







Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Our Wood River store is up and running!

I love going by the shop and seeing what it looks like after dark.  I took these pictures just because I wanted to share with you!  We've been so busy doing shows--Fox Valley, Midwest Art & Antiques, Rural Life, and this weekend Heartland.  After that we are home for a while.  Gotta a lot to do to get ready for the holidays. The Wood River Store has antiques and collectibles along with gift items.  Lots of candles, dip mixes, soap, jewelry, ponchos, scarves and accessories.  Very festive.  It will be open the first three Sundays in December too!  Madisons Tea Room will be open for lunch on those Sundays as well and Martha has some great menus planned.  Alton continues to be the main store full of antiques and collectibles.  You need to check in regularly.  It changes all the time.!!! Let us know what you are looking for.  Chances are ---we have it!





Until next time
Pam

Monday, July 10, 2017

Sunday Funday

Well, we're getting some things picked out to start putting the new shop together.  We have to be picky because this shop is not near the size of the Alton shop.  We'll have it full, but not crammed!  Picking out the gifts things is taking me forever because I want different than the normal.  It has to mix in perfectly with antiques and vintage pieces.  It's fun---at least that's what I'm telling myself.
Some needs some TLC, but it's the size of things that I'm picky about.  The TLC is Gary's problem!
Until next time, 
Pam

Friday, July 7, 2017

We're Opening A Second Store!!!

This is the front of our second location!  We're really excited about it.  It's in Wood River, Illinois right next door to Madison's Tearoom.  It's going to be special!  Antiques, collectibles and gift items.

I'm busy trying to figure out where to start!  It just came out of the blue.  It will also be named Country Meadows, so keep watching as we progress.  Opening sometime in September!
Until next time, 
Pam