It started with this blog, adding photography to the blog, then adding captions to the animals’ photos. What did? What started? The idea of putting the animals’ photos on other media. Such as a children’s farm animal book, Who Knows Whose Nose; greeting cards and mugs, and even crafting barbed-wire wreaths!
All of them can be found at the delightful, charming and friendly:
This cottage of treasures is in the little village of Westervelt, Illinois, a few miles north of Shelbyville and its beautiful, Lake Shelbyville. There is even a winery, Willow Ridge, less than two miles away! Bonus! Score two for the country life.
Come on in and I’ll give you a little tour of the store where my animals will (hopefully) help pay for a little of their feed.
First, you will be greeted by the nicest, most accommodating owners, Mike and Vickie.Then, just wander the beautiful arrangements, stopping to ooh and aah over the displays, crafts, antiques, primitives, woodwork, hardwood floors, scarves, jewelry, candles ….
Even the walk-thru closet is a treat for shoppers with displays of items like one might find in great-grandma’s attic.
I found myself pondering where I might be able to put this:
I have more work to do before their Spring Fling:I suppose the biggest question just might be, How do I keep myself from spending any money I may make on all the fantastic finds in the store?
AWESOME!!! What a delightful place! Best of luck to you!!! 🙂
Thank you! I hope it goes well. 🙂
That is so great! Do they have a website where I can order one of your mugs? So exciting for you!
Hi! They have a Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mayson-Jar-Crafts-Primitives-Antiques/312096222133720
I could sell you a mug directly, if you prefer. They are $15 + S&H
I will attach a closer-up photo.
It isn’t letting me attach a picture in this message. My email is evermarla@yahoo (dot)com. If you would like to email me, I can send you photos that way.
My kind of shop!
I know … I would like to sit on the front porch swing with a cup of coffee (or two).
Did you make the goat family photo into a photo card? Might be interested…. Any idea what those starfish are made out of?
Not yet, but I plan to. I will let you know when I get them done. I believe the stars are pillows; a firm/crisp fabric.
Well done! How exciting and the best of luck .. The shop looks fabulous. Leave your wallet at home 🙂
Yes, good advice!!
Did I miss a post somewhere? Are you selling things at this little store? Please tell me more about it.
I don’t think you’ve missed a post. This is the first I’ve written about it. I am hoping this shop will be a good outlet for my products. I’m very curious to see what people may be interested in!!
I always thought your pictures would make great cards. Now I just need to buy some. Are you going to have some to buy directly from your blog?
Yes, I need to figure out a good way to do that … I have a lot to learn.
Awesome! I LOVE shops like this and I love your booth. Hope you do well!
Now that’s my kind of place. I was admiring the wood floor, too. I hope your venture works out in the animal’s favor. 🙂
Oh how fun! This looks like my kind of place — and what a great idea for generating feed money!