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.