Thursday, October 30, 2014

Why You Don't Want To Miss The Hobnob

 And why you might want to bring a bib.....
First let me tell you about the Hobnob in their words:
Join us for our Friday night earlybird shopping event or come for Market Day on Saturday - either way we're sure you'll go home with a head full of ideas, shopping bags full of treasures, and a happy holiday smile on your face.

The Making Merry Party
Friday, November 21 from 5-9 pm Central
A magical earlybird shopping event - the greenhouse will be glowing and full of laughter and fun. You can get some food and wine and shop all evening long with live holiday music in the background. Vendors bring everything from antique furniture and vintage curiosities to handcrafted holiday decor, jewelry, and baby goods. You won't believe the amount of amazingness under one roof!

Party tickets are $10 per person on our website. (Available til until November 14 since we mail them and need to give them time to arrive.) $15 per person at the door on party night. Kids 12 & under are free. Your Friday night ticket also gets you back in for free on Saturday!

Click here for tickets:

Market Day
Saturday, November 22 from 9 am to 4 pm Central
Shop, laugh, eat, repeat! Bring your girlfriends, your mama, and your daughters and enjoy the fantastic displays and wonderful shopping. Admission is $5 per person at the door - no ticket necessary. Kids 12 & under are free.

Hobnob Holiday Market
November 21 & 22
Danville Gardens : 1307 Cleary Avenue : Danville, IL

Lots more info is in the FAQ section on our website.

Now let me tell you about it in my words and experience. 
The Hobnob is PURE MAGIC. 
If you don't believe me, just go look at their Facebook page. I could sit and drool over it all day long.

Here are just a couple of pics from previous Hobnob's... 

{All photos were taken from Hobnob Facebook and Pinterest, if you see one of your display and would like to be credited just shoot me a message!!}}

It's like walking into a magic wonderland, a real life Pinterest, filled with every amazing and all sorts of gorgeous over the top display.

Husband and wife team Scott & Holly really know how to put on a show. They go out of their way 
{way way above and beyond} for their customers 
{and their vendors, which is awesome btw}.
 Seriously, I ♥ these two. 
They are some of the nicest sweetest most helpful people that you will ever meet!
I love that there are always a ton of porters on hand to help customers out with large purchases. 
{I also love that they are super easy to spot in these pink shirts}

Then there are the vendors....oooooh the vendors! I have met some of the greatest friends at Hobnob. 

Like these gals in particular
 Beautiful inside and out!!
Darby & Sheri of Gypsy Soul Revival co.
They have a shop in Sullivan, Illinois and their creations are stunning!
 I am so excited to be headed back for the third Hobnob Holiday Market in November!!
This year I will be joining up forces again with Sid from 
{He's the guy with all of the super cool farmhouse tables, barn finds, chippy vintage amazing goodness.}

Oh and I almost forgot to mention the food & drink & music!!
Seriously, not only is it like walking into a real life Pinterest Board but there's sounds and tastes that make it feel like one big party. 
So if you walk in and aren't already drooling on yourself over the goods and display you will be over the food vendors. might want to bring a bib just in case!
Basically what I am trying to say here is that you DO NOT want to miss the Hobnob Market. 
It's pretty much the awesomest 
{yeah...that's not officially a word, but it becomes one when describing Hobnob}
 place on the planet.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Photos From Hobnob

 The October Hobnob at Tuscan Hills Winery was absolutely AMAZING. 
We nearly sold out and were thrilled to take home a much lighter truck and trailer.
I am currently in the process of clearancing out all small items that were left from the market so I can prep for a big restock in November as well as the November Hobnob in Danville Ill.

I have VERY limited amounts listed in the online shop currently, but nearly all items are on sale and if you use the code "FARMHOUSE" you get an extra 20% off.

Now for the photos of our booth!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cabinet Make-Over

 I picked up this vintage Ethan Allen cabinet at a yard sale a few weeks ago for $30 thinking that it would be perfect for my candle display at markets.
 The "Before" was definitely not impressive. The finish was in poor condition and had that funky red tone that screams 70's wood paneling to me.

So I broke out the trusty paint brush and gave it a couple of coats of Country Chic Paint in Simplicity. The first coat had a little of the red bleed through, but the second coat covered it quite well.
I sanded the top down and gave it a walnut stain. My candles are white soy in glass jars and I wanted them to "pop" when they are displayed. 

Now I love it so much that it might just have to stay put in my kitchen though!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

A Trip to the Dunes

For our 6th wedding anniversary the hubs and I decided to head up north to Indiana Dunes. 

When I was younger we used to visit my grandparents in Connecticut every year, but as an adult time and money kept us from anything that would qualify as a vacation. 

Then after my nightmare with blood clots {read more on that here}
we've discovered that I will never be able to fly and long car rides even give me terrible leg pain. 

This caused some amount of depression for me, realizing that I would never again see the beach from my childhood which I loved and adored to no end. 

Little did I know that there was an amazing beach only 2 hours north from us!!

I've never been north of where I live. I pretty much knew there were beaches but I thought it's a can't possible be the same. 

So we had a little money in our pockets and decided on a whim to take a trip and see what all was up that way for our anniversary {It can't be worse than just settling for a trip to McDonald's...seriously guys.....we've done that before for our anniversary!!}.

Holy cow!!!!

No one ever told me how much like the ocean it was and that it would be amazing!

 We are already planning a week long family vacation for up there next Summer!!