Just Make the Coffee at The Mayson Jar

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!  CloseUp

MyBooth5 13All of them can be found at the delightful, charming and friendly:Wagon

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.

Front Porch

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.VickieThen, just wander the beautiful arrangements, stopping to ooh and aah over the displays, crafts, antiques, primitives, woodwork, hardwood floors, scarves, jewelry, candles ….

Front RoomFeed BagsKitchenLadderOldGateShutters

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:School Desk

 I have more work to do before their Spring Fling:Open HouseI 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?

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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21 Responses to Just Make the Coffee at The Mayson Jar

  1. The Belmont Rooster says:

    AWESOME!!! What a delightful place! Best of luck to you!!! 🙂

  2. Wendy says:

    That is so great! Do they have a website where I can order one of your mugs? So exciting for you!

  3. Southernruralroute.wordpress.com says:

    Did you make the goat family photo into a photo card? Might be interested…. Any idea what those starfish are made out of?

  4. Well done! How exciting and the best of luck .. The shop looks fabulous. Leave your wallet at home 🙂

  5. debweeks says:

    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!!

  6. 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?

  7. Awesome! I LOVE shops like this and I love your booth. Hope you do well!

  8. pattisj says:

    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. 🙂

  9. Oh how fun! This looks like my kind of place — and what a great idea for generating feed money!

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