For Mother's Day I made these sweet summery flower arrangements...of course made from paper! I made a few extras to sell and one to giveaway! You can win one of these super cute arrangements! Not only will you get the arrangement but a pair of earrings from our Ladies Night Out! All you have to do to enter this giveaway is leave me a comment! Make sure I have your blog name or email so I can contact you if you are the winner. The giveaway ends midnight, May 31st and the winner will be randomly choosen and announced the following day. Good Luck!CLOSED The winner....Kathy from http://thosemcfarlands.blogspot.com/
If you have been into my shop you have met my mom, Debbie...she is at the shop more than I am! All of my customers tell me that she is so sweet! I am so thankful for such a supportive mom, she doesn't hesitate to help me until 11:00 at night or be there even on Sundays to help me get ready for events. If I am working on a project my mom is right there behind me to organize things...she often says that customers wouldn't be able to walk in the door if she didn't help me! Owning a business can have some not so fun parts...paying bills, filing....you get the idea. I love to create things, pick out merchandise, and set-up displays...my mom helps with all the things I dread doing. I wouldn't be able to do half of what I do if it wasn't for my mom! She is not only my mom but one of my best friends! Mom I love you!!!!
As lucky as I am to have my mom, I am also lucky to have a few other wonderful mother figures in my life!
I have known Mary Trevino since I was in 1st grade...she is my friend Lori's mom. Mary is always there to help me with anything I need! I am sure you have seen her at our major events, she not only helps out around the store, but she makes all of our wonderful goodies we serve! I think Whimsy has been known for having really tasty treats at all of our events and this is because Mary thinks about what to serve weeks in advance! Mary is truly like my second mother...she calls to check on me, she helps out around the store, and joins me on flea market ventures! Thanks Mary for everything you do for me, you are the BEST!
I have only known Pat Clemmons for a short time, but she is such an important part of my business. When I am feeling creatively at a lose she gives me a push with new ideas. I am sure you have seen Pat at the store...she stops in almost daily to drop things off, pick-up projects to work on, or to collaborate on projects! She is truly talented and is such a role model for me!!! Pat you are such a special person and I am so happy we have become close!
I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day... xo Traci
Ladies night out was sooo much fun! I love when we have events like this because we get to see so many of our great customers all at once! We were so busy that it was difficult to get around at times, so thanks for being so patient!! I really appreciate your business and can't thank you enough!! I thought I would include a few pictures of the shop that night! xo Traci
We served yummy chocolate covered strawberries and sparkling wine mixed with strawberry daiquiri mix...everyone seemed to love the wine and wanted the receipe...One bottle of sparkling wine to a half cup of strawberry daiquiri mix(or to taste).
Whimsy is a retail boutique located in Morris, Illinois. We have been open five years and just moved to a new location - 217 Liberty Street, Morris! If you stop in you will see vintage finds, found objects, and collectables. This blog is about my shop, things I love and occasionally about me. Please call us with any questions: 815.513.5600 -------------------
Thanks for stopping by.
Traci Tessone, owner.