Your Holiday Gift Guide 2015

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It’s almost cruch time!  Those holiday gifts aren’t buying themselves!  I’m here to save the day.  I’m collected a few “For Him,” For Her” & “Couple Gifts” for your all your gift buying needs.  Also, let’s welcome Perfect Linens.  Perfect Linens are the sheet experts with over 30 years of experience!  I receive their product in exchange for this post.  Let’s just say, I’m happy I did.  Their products are a step above the rest!

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Michigan’s Ultimate Antique, Vintage, Shabby Chic & Unique Finds Shopping Guide!

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If you know me, you know I LOVE to shop.  I enjoy scoping out all the shops, big and small, whenever I’m in a new town!  When I first began this blog, I interviewed a few of my favorite store and booth owners.  I really enjoyed doing it and I will continue to do this as I love supporting and promoting their shops!  However, just like with anything, things change and life gets busy.  One question I do get asked often is, “where do you shop?”  To solve this, I figured I would make “Michigan’s Ultimate Shopping Guide.”  I will continue to update and adjust the list as needed.  I think it’s a great tool to have for all you shoppers out there!

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Le Fleur Decor

Welcome to Le Fleur Decor in Hadley, MI.

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This BEAUTIFUL store and garden owned by the wonderful Kelly, it a MUST see.  I can’t wait to go back when all the flowers are in BLOOM.

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Here’s a run down of some fun things to do!

Garden Party:  For the littles!

Luncheon:  Homemade sandwiches and appetizers made with FARM FRESH ingredients.  Includes lemonade, tea or coffee $15 per person

Wine and Cheese Party:  Wine Cheese and other homemade appetizers.  Minimum 3 people $18 per person (Includes 15% off while you’re there!)

Custom Parties:  Inquire Directly

4th of July Festival:  Local Artisans, Antiques, Vintage Goods, Garden Walks, Entertainment, Beer and Wine Tent!  10 A.M. – 5 P.M. (On the 4th)

Harvest Festival:  September

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Before we head in, let’s say hello the Wagner.

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Let’s start outside.  Love up-cycled items? There’s SO much to see.  I could have been there for hours taking pictures!

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There’s plenty of succulents to choose from!

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There’s a large fensed garden in the back.  THIS is what I can’t wait to see when I return, tons of  flowers.  Check out that sink.  HOW. CUTE.

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A garden shed made of vintage windows…. Oh MY!  Look at this beauty!  The table is made from an old door.

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Lunch with friends here? YES please!  Chandelier from the trees?? SWOON!

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This flower garden is FILLED with goodies.  Windows with flowers hanging inside, old shutters and so much more!

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Lots of great flowers in the greenhouse!

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Seriously!  You have to make the trip!

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Inside, there’s furniture, jewelry, soaps and lots of other treasures.

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Pretty cool, eh?  What an awesome place to visit, shop and BE INSPIRED!

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Meet Gary!  He’s the owner of the wonderfully unique booth, Fragments.  He has three locations, The Shops at 101 in Holly, MI, Memories and More in Linden,MI and Memories Antique Mall in Rankin, MI.

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Gary’s booths are like going on mini treasure hunts.  How fun is that?  He’s very passionate and loves sharing the history of  each treasure.  In search of architectural pieces?  Look NO further!  He’s always my first stop.  He started his first booth about 6 years ago.  He recently retired and now fills his days with family, building, decorating his home and filling his booths!

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Check out these architectural beauties.  Corbel HEAVEN!

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This piece is from an alter in an old church.

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These are “Frozen Charlotte Dolls.”  The boys are called “Charlies.”  Learn more about them here!  In his home, Gary displays many of these is an apothecary jar.  How cool, eh?

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I now have these lovely paper whites sitting in our kitchen.  So simple and lovely.

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His items are easy to locate.  His handmade tags are very distinctive and COOL.

Here’s more of Gary’s current inventory (Holly Location).  It’s always changing.  Enjoy!

The Cottage

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Meet Val!  She’s the owner of The Cottage in Holly, MI.

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The Cottage is a perfect mix of old and new!  It’s shabby chic, cottage, rusty and WHITE.  It’s been open for 18 years.  Isn’t that awesome?  Also, it’s been WHITE for 16 of those 18 years.  Val sure knows how to catch my eye!  I’m SO happy I found this little GEM.

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The Cottage carries a paint line called, Vintage Market.

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Check out this selection of lights!  Industrial meets Shabby!  Beautiful!

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Want to create a fairy garden this spring?  Check out THESE adorable and rusty pieces.

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Let’s not forget about The Cottage Cat! (CC)   She calls The Cottage home and loves “working the floor” for some lovin’s!

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Here’s some items that I really adore.  You can never go wrong with old chippy architectural pieces.  The rusty mental end table with glass top is very unique!  There’s a three tier plant holder, PERFECTLY rusty!  Last, but not least, olive buckets.  Love love!

Here’s some more of  The Cottage’s current inventory!

Don’t Stress, Distress Shabby Chic Furniture

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Meet Ashley!  She’s the owner of Don’t Stress, Distress Shabby Chic Furniture in Holly, MI.

Guess what? Her store opens TODAY!  I have the inside scoop for you.   Ashley’s boutique is in her home and has some really great items.  Less than a year ago, she started painting.  Little did she know, she would be doing this FULL time and opening her own store!  Her work is quality and she has a great “distressing” style.  Ashley also does custom pieces, kitchen and bathroom cabinets.

The store hours today, 3/14/2015, are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

March, 15th, 2015 to April 1st: By appointment.

There will be an “Open House” on March 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Other Vendors will be joining Ashley!

Effective April 1st:

Tuesday – Friday: By Appointment

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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The candles, wax melts and string art work are by Motor City Creations.  The candles smell fabulous!

Here’s Ashley’s current items:

Livingston Antique Outlet

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image  Come on in, grab a hot coffee and enjoy!  There’s so much to look at and dig through at Livingston Antique Outlet.  Let’s just say, I don’t mind driving an hour to enjoy this little piece of heaven!

Livingston Antique Outlet is located in Howell, MI and is loaded with booths, over 200.  It’s been open for almost 13 years!  It has always stayed true it’s antique roots, but also has kept up with the changing fads!  There’s a variety of antiques, upcycled, shabby chic, French country and industrial items.   The staff is just as wonderful.  There’s always someone around to take things off your hands while you continue to stop!

Check out these booths!

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I, of course, picked up a few things ….

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I’m excited about this vintage fan!  I didn’t purchase the picture BUT I did get that lovely mental basket!

Here’s some of their current inventory!  SO much to see, enjoy!

Johnnie’s Daughter

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Meet Michelle!  She’s the owner of Johnnie’s Daughter in Goodrich, MI.

Johnnie’s Daughter is a colorful store filled wall to wall!  Looking for quality painted furniture?  Look NO further!  They always have a large variety of big items, hutches, dining room tables with chairs, desk etc.  Need a cute top and necklace?  They have that too!  Some other items include vintage kitchen items, wall hooks, mirrors, wall art, shelves, chairs, vintage hardware and candles!  Ohhhh I love their candles!  When you’re there, check out that bathroom for goodies too!

You can also grab some Vintage Farmhouse Chalk Paint while you’re there!

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Michelle and three other lovely ladies keep the store stocked for us!  Things move quickly!  Michelle opened the store just over a year ago.  She has an extensive background in interior design.

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Here’s the candle I picked up.  Smells heavenlyyyyy ……

Here’s a couple items that really caught my eye ….

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Those cute little chicks for Easter??  That’s a fabulous dresser!  Oh my gosh, that stool with the bike print???  I could get some major blogging done on that desk.  Those lights?  If I had a place for that yellow one!  And, that shelf …. It’s big and the color is a 10!

And the rest?  Here ya go!  Lots to look at here folks ….

White Barn Vintage

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Say hello to Janet!  She is the owner of White Barn Vintage.  White Barn Vintage has three amazing booth locations, Collette’s Vintage Art & Antiques (Burton, MI), The Shops at 101 (Holly, MI) and Memories Antique Mall (Rankin, MI).

The name, White Barn Vintage, says it all when it’s come to Janet’s style.  Her items and style are RIGHT up my alley.  Her booth is always stocked with all kinds of goodies, from larger items to smalls.  She always has great seasonal items too.  The deer she makes at Christmas time, A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E.  Her handmade pumpkins during the fall, LOVE them!

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Check out some of her current items!  Keep an eye out for her large bird and nest!  So dang cute!  Janet also sells Wise Owl Chalk Paint.  She’ll always let you know on her Facebook page when her booths are restocked!

What did I pick up?

I grabbed this cute little cutting board for the kitchen!

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Shabby Love

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Meet Melissa!  She’s the owner of the Shabby Love booth at Collette’s Vintage Art & Antiques.

Melissa’s booth is ONE of a kind and it’s always my first stop when I head to Collette’s.  When you first walk in, her booth is directly to your right.  She always has unique pieces AND she has a fabulous blog.

Melissa enjoys having pieces of history around her home.  She said antiquing is “in her blood,” as she grew up doing it.  She loves hunting for new pieces!  Melissa has had her booth for 3 years, since Collette’s opened.  So, when you make your trip to Collette’s, don’t forget to peek in Shabby Love’s booth!

Current items:

 Some of my favorites include the small antique watering can and her yard stick stool!

Don’t forget to like her Facebook page for booth updates!

Collette’s Vintage Art & Antiques

Welcome to Collette’s Vintage Art & Antiques.

This morning, Miss Shabby Grace herself insisted on making a trip here.  How could I say no?  So, after breakfast we headed north on M-15.

Collette’s is HUGE and a lot of fun.  It has been open for 3 years and has 300 booths! HOLY SMOKES!  I definitely have my favorite booths.  I mean, who wouldn’t?  We all have our different styles.  Regardless, there’s something for everyone.  For some, it’s a walk down memory lane!  When you plan your trip, set some time aside.  You could walk this place for HOURS!  Leave the kiddos at home or grab the baby carrier, snacks, toys … whatever you gotta do!

Check out some items that caught our eye this mornin’:

 Curious what we bought?

I snagged these goodies from Shabby Love.

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This beautiful brass strawberry and some grain sacks!  I’ll keep you posted on what my plan is for those grain sacks!

First Stop: The Rusted Coop

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Meet Brandy!  She’s the owner of The Rusted Coop in Byron, MI.

The Rusted Coop is a fantastic little barn snuggled back in the woods.  It’s filled with shabby, chippy and perfectly rusty furniture and home decor.  Brandy enjoys running her store that has been open for almost two years.  She offers custom furniture painting and creates custom window decal designs.  Her store is open by appointment.  Swing over to her Facebook page and show her some love!  She’s always updating her page with the latest and greatest inventory.  Contact her directly for pricing, appointments and custom items.  When I’m in her neck of the woods, I always stop in!

Here are some of The Rusted Coop’s current goodies:

And while we’re at it, here’s some goodies I’ve picked from her in the past:

This lovely mailbox goes perfectly in our mudroom.

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Rusty items always appeal to me.  This one is a keeper, for sure!

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Hope you enjoyed the tour!