2020 Retail Stars Home Accents Today

I am so excited and honored to have received this award for 2020

and for the 2nd time no less!

Read about the 2020 Retail Stars chosen by Home Accents Today 

 

The article gives some background on the list of  50 finalists and some brief descriptions of each business. 

 

The finalists come from across the United States…

although the only one from New Jersey is The Whistling Elk!

 

I am on cloud nine right now! 

 

The Whistling Elk – A 2020 Retail Star!

Home Accents Today

Elegant Furnishings

The Whistling Elk has been named one of the 50 best

home furnishings retailers in the country for 2020!!! 

This is such a wonderful honor especially in the current business environment!

 

15 More Art Prints Added To The Whistling Elk Sale

More Art has been added to our Huge Art Sale at The Whistling Elk!

These pictures are available for FOR CURBSIDE PICK UP  ONLY.

If you want to purchase one call 908-334-0103

 

Picture Number Twenty Eight – European Canal Scene.

Measures 37″h x 31″w and is gorgeous in its detail and vibrant color. The frame is wood and a dark espresso with gold detail on inner edge.  Retail price $449 on Sale for $225.

Canal Scene
Canal Scene

 

Picture Number Twenty Nine – Learning the Alphabet.

This is a fun print for a child’s room!  It measures 30″h x 23″w and is framed in a simple grey frame.  Retail price is $199 Now on Sale for $99.

Learning to Count
Children’s Art

 

Picture Number Thirty – Key Trio One

Elegant set of antique keys all embellished with Swarovski crystals.   The frame is nicely detailed silver with a black wash over top.  The print measures 12″w x 14.5″h and retails for $149.  Now on sale for $75. SOLD

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Picture Number Thirty One – Key Trio Two

Another set of antique keys embellished with Swarovski Crystals.  Frame is silver with black wash.  It measures 12″w x 14.5″h.  Retail is $149 Now on Sale for $75. SOLD

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Key Trio Two

 

Picture Number Thirty Two – Key Trio Three

Antique keys studded with Swarovski Crystals…this one is a little smaller measuring at 10″ x 12″h.  Retail is $149 Now on Sale for $75.

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key Trio Three

 

Picture Number Thirty Three – A Sweet Deer

Great for a child’s room this little deer is adorable!  Watercolor measures 25″h x 19″w and is framed in a light grey frame.  Retail $149 Now on Sale for $75.

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Children’s Art – A Sweet Deer

 

Picture Number Thirty Four – Shabby Mirror

A shabby chic mirror measuring 38″h x 24″w.  Gold Accents.  Highly distressed.  Retail price $179 Now on Sale for $89.  SOLD

Shabby Chic Mirror
Distressed Mirror

 

Picture Number Thirty Five – Marche Fleurs!

This giclee is faux finished canvas (no glass) and measures 34.5″ square.  The frame is wood in a dark expresso/black with gold detailing on the inner edge.  Retail $315 Now on Sale $159.

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Marche Fleur

 

Picture Number Thirty Six – Metal medallion

Great detailed Medallion finished in shabby white with a subtle shading slightly darker.  It measures 35″ in diameter.  Retail $149 Now on Sale for $75.  SOLD

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Great Focal Piece – Metal Medallion

 

Picture Number Thirty Seven – Soft Green Mirror

Mirror with a beautiful green finish and gold accents.  It measures 36.5″h x 26.5″w.  Retail $375  Now on Sale for $189.

Green mirror
Mirror with a beautiful Green Finish

 

Picture Number Thirty Eight – Watercolor

Lovely watercolor print framed in silver leaf with a subtle beige/oatmeal matte.  Really pretty!  Measures 39″h x 29″w.   Retail $199 Now on Sale for $99.

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Watercolor

 

Picture Number Thirty Nine – Princess

For your princess!  Print is studded with Swarovski Crystals and framed in a wood frame dark brown with gold accents.  It measures 16″ square.  Retail $119 Now on Sale for $59.

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Princess

 

Picture Number Forty – French Floral

Floral with Swarovski Crystals inset under glass.  I love this frame – it’s wood with a champagne finish.  Lovely detail!  It measures 21″h x 18″w.  Retail is $215 Now on Sale for $105.

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Yellow Flowers with Swarovski Crystals

 

Picture Number Forty One – Rushing Waters

Canvas giclee measuring 36.5″w x 48″h.  Love the serenity of this giclee.  Water flowing over rocks…rushing onward.  Simple gold frame simply disappears!  Retail $449 Now on Sale for $225.

The Creek
Rushing Water

 

Call 908 334 0103

if you would like to make a purchase for curbside pickup!

The Art Sale at The Whistling Elk Continues!

Some new Art has been added to our Huge Art Sale at The Whistling Elk!

These pictures are available for FOR CURBSIDE PICK UP  ONLY.

If you want to purchase one call 908-334-0103

Picture Number Sixteen:  Lewis Carroll Quote

Another of our pieces that has a definite antique quality….black frame with faint gold detailing on the edge.  The paper has been aged for that antique look framed size 18 x 22″.  Quote by Lewis Carroll.  Price $149 NOW ON SALE FOR $75.

The Whistling Elk, Chester NJ
Lewis Carroll Quote

 

Picture Number Seventeen:  Colorful Abstract Floral

This colorful still life floral is a canvas transfer.  It measures 30 wide x 24″ long. 

Price is $210.  NOW ON SALE FOR $99.

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Still Life Floral Canvas Transfer

 

Picture Number Eighteen & Number Nineteen:  Oversize Botanicals I (picture number 18) & II (picture number 19)

These striking botanicals (there are 2 priced individually) are a definite statement maker whether you use them together or alone!  They are framed in a simple black frame.  Overall measurements are 24″ wide x 33″ long. Price is $159 each.  NOW ON SALE FOR $75 EACH. BOTH SOLD

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Botanical I Framed in Black

 

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Botanical II Framed in Black

 

Picture Number Twenty:  Italian Waterfront with Rowboats

This canvas transfer is so vibrant!  It measures 30″wide x 22″ long. 

Price is $299.  NOW ON SALE FOR $145.

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Italian Waterfront print with Rowboats

 

Picture Number Twenty-One:  Italian Waterfront with Sailboats

This canvas transfer is beautiful and the water is absolutely beautiful.  It measures 30″ wide x 22″ long.  Price is $299  NOW ON SALE FOR $145.

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Italian Waterfront with Sailboats on Moorings

 

Picture Number Twenty Two & Twenty Three:  Roses I (#22) and Roses II (#23)

French writing overlaid with beautiful roses.  It’s matted and has a gold beaded filet and liner.  The frame is wood with a delicate gold detailing on the inner edge.  The piece measures 26″ square.  Price is $389.  NOW ON SALE FOR $189.

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Roses I print under glass with filet

 

Roses II
Roses overlaid on French Writing print

 

Picture Number 24:  Chandelier/Ceiling Study

This elegant print is studded with Swarovski crystals!  It’s very striking!  The frame is wood with a beautifully detailed carved frame and an antiqued silver finish with a black wash.  It measures 31″ square.  Price is $415.  NOW ON SALE FOR $199. SOLD

Ceiling Study Chandelier
Chandelier/Ceiling Study with Swarovski Crystals

 

Picture Number Twenty Five:  Tavern Print Horse/Hare

This is a great piece for the tavern, wine cellar or bar area. Very whimsical!  It measures 13″ wide x 16″ long.  Price $125  NOW ON SALE FOR $59.

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Taven Print at The Whistling Elk

 

Picture Number Twenty Six A, B, C, D, E, F:  ShabbyChic Botanicals

This set of floral study prints are an homage to soft, sweet lavender. A monochromatic masterpiece. Finished off in simple white frames, this set makes a great addition to kitchen, living or bathroom.  Price for each is $89.  NOW ON SALE FOR $40 EACH – Note for  individual buys choose A, B, C, D, E or F.  IF YOU PURCHASE ALL 6 THE PRICE BECOMES $35 EACH.

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Botanical prints Shabby Chic

 

Picture Number Twenty Seven: Lady in Black

This elegant giclee measures 34″ wide x 46″ long.  It is faux finished (no glass) and framed in a gorgeous wood frame with a little gold detailing.  The frame is a dark espresso with some barely discernable/faint antique gold highlights and a thin antique gold line on the inner edge of the frame.  A statement piece – perfect for the Dining Room, Living Room or Foyer.  Price is $599.  NOW ON SALE FOR $289.

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Lady in Black Giclee framed in Gorgeous Frame

 

Call 908 334 0103 if you are interested in purchasing a picture for curbside pick up.

 

 

Art Sale at The Whistling Elk

We are having a huge Art Sale at The Whistling Elk!

These pictures are available from 11 am to 3 pm FOR CURBSIDE PICK UP  SATURDAY or SUNDAY APRIL 18th or 19th ONLY.

If you want to purchase one for curbside pick up on these days

call 908-334-0103 to make your purchase.

Picture Number One:  TEA PARTY.

This is a giclee print (no glass faux finish), measures 19″ long x 23″ wide and is framed in a beautiful gold wood frame. The price is $215 ON SALE NOW FOR $105. SOLD

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Tea Party Giclee at The Whistling Elk, Chester NJ

 

Picture Number Two:  WINE BOTTLES

This is a giclee print (no glass, faux finish), measures 29 x 29, framed in a dark ebony with gold accents frame.  The price is $329 NOW ON SALE FOR $159.

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Wine Bottles with Gorgeous Labels at The Whistling Elk, Chester NJ

 

Picture Number Three: QUOTE BY ANONYMOUS

This Anonymous Quote is framed in Black with a faint gold accent.  The paper has been antiqued.  Overall it measures 18 wide x 22 long.  Simple and lovely. Price $149 NOW ON SALE FOR $75.

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Anonymous Quote at The Whistling Elk in Chester NJ

 

Pictures Number Four:  ROCOCO and Number Five: ANTIQUITES

This print under glass is studded with amber Swarovski crystals.  It is very elegant and Striking and has a mate which is labelled Antiquites.  Both are framed in a beautiful antique gold carved wood frame measuring 28 wide x 36 long.  The background of the print is black and gold.  Gorgeous and rich!  Price each $499 ON SALE NOW FOR $245 EACH.

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“Rococo” print at The Whistling Elk

 

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Antiquites at The Whistling Elk in Chester NJ

 

Picture Number Six:  RED BARN IN FIELD

This faux finished giclee print (no glass) is framed in a barnwood frame with a faint gold detail on the inner edge.  It measures 26.5″ long x 20.5″ wide.  Price $389 NOW ON SALE FOR $189.

The Whistling Elk – Red Barn in Field

 

Picture Number Seven:  OLD RED AND WHITE BARNS IN FIELD

This faux finished giclee print (no glass) is framed in a barnwood frame with a faint gold detail on the inner edge.  It measures 22.5″ Long x 26.5″ wide.  Price $389 NOW ON SALE FOR $189.

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White and Red Barns in Field Giclee

 

Picture Number Eight:  OLD WHITE BARN WITH RED ROOF

This faux finished giclee print (no glass) is framed in a barnwood frame with a faint gold detail on the inner edge.  It measures 22.5″ Long x 26.5″ wide.  Price $389 NOW ON SALE FOR $189. SOLD

Barn print
Old White Barn with Red Roof in Field

 

Picture Number Nine:  RED BARN WITH SIDE BUILDING

This faux finished giclee print (no glass) is framed in a barnwood frame with a faint gold detail on the inner edge.  It measures 26.5″ long x 20.5″ wide.  Price $389 NOW ON SALE FOR $189.

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Old Red Barn with Side Building Giclee

 

Picture Number Ten:  ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE

Love the wild English garden in this Country House faux finished giclee (no glass).  It measures 23″ long x 26.5″ wide.  The frame is old barnwood.  Price $389 NOW ON SALE FOR $195. SOLD

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English Country House and Garden

Picture Number Eleven:  PLAYFUL FRIENDS

This print under glass measures 19″ wide x 25″ long perfect for the young child’s room.  Price $149 NOW ON SALE FOR $75.SOLD

ELEPHANT
Playful Elephant, zebra, monkey and parrot.

 

Picture Number Twelve:  RED DOG

I call this Red Dog…because i love the vibrant background!  It is a canvas transfer measuring 14 x 10 wide.  The Price is $79 NOW ON SALE FOR $39.

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Canvas Transfer of Boxer on Red Background.

 

Picture Number Thirteen:  Two Love Bunnies

This is a canvas transfer measuring 10 x 10″.  The Price $65 NOW ON SALE FOR $32.

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Two Love Bunnies at The Whistling Elk

 

Picture Number Fourteen:  Daisy Dog

This is a canvas transfer measuring 10 x 10″.  Price $65 NOW ON SALE FOR $32.

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Daisy Dog print at The Whistling Elk, Chester NJ

 

Picture Number Fifteen:  Bunny with Hyacinth

This is a canvas transfer measuring 10 x 10″.  Price $65 NOW ON SALE FOR $32.

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Bunny with Hyacinth canvas transfer

Find a Way to Enjoy The Moment (Staying Home)

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Right now I m sitting in the sun which is streaming in through my slider…I have never done this before shockingly !!

The Corona Virus, horrible and beastly as it is, has forced me to stop working 24/7 and slow down and take a little downtime.

I have worked my whole life.  Even when switching jobs I didn’t take time in between.  Since opening my own shop 30 years ago I have worked  the whole time between 6 and 7 days a week.  Sure, I took some amazing ski vacations over the years (at Vail my favorite) but even then I fretted about being away from my business.

Now don’t get me wrong, this virus is a terrible, terrible, terrible thing and I am distressed that people are sick and dying.  They are in my thoughts and prayers every day.

But this “stay at home” order is in some ways a gift that I never asked for and never would ask for.  However, now that I’ve got it I am wholeheartedly enjoying it for  the gift that it is and for what it is worth.  I would never have taken time for myself.

For the first time in my life I have no income stream…none in the forseeable future and can’t even imagine how this will all end…but right now the sun is warm, I have nowhere to go, nothing pressing me, and I feel as though God has given me time to rejuvenate, to plan, to rest, to rethink everything, to enjoy the moment!  I will  trust that he has plan and meanwhile I will not allow this gift to go to waste.

 

 

Plus and Minus

I put together a list this morning of projects that need doing.

I filled an entire sheet.

I posted it and every time I walk by it I think of something else to add.  There are some plusses to being stuck at home. 

Some of the things on the list have been on the back burner for months and perhaps years!

I have decided to make sure that I pick something on that list to complete every day…with that in mind I literally could stay home for a quite a while.

Well, that will take care of some of the time I have on my hands…

I have already discovered this morning that my mind is still creative and fertile…teeming with ideas…mostly how to improve and take my business to the next level…new things I want to do, plans I want to put into action.

It’s almost scary.  Maybe, just maybe, that is why when this is over our economy is going to go nuts….we will all have this pent up creativity and desire to go full steam ahead.

Some things with regard to my business I have already implemented in this new free time I have found myself blessed with.

Minuses, of course, we all know.  We miss each other, we’re a little scared and we can’t wait for it to be behind us.  And, it’s hard stop from eating! 😉

Stay safe, my friends.

Barbara Collins, The Whistling Elk

Barbara