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Wow, I guess moving really did affect me! I just realized that I have not posted to the blog in over 5 months! Oh My! But life at The Whistling Elk continues… The Fall and Christmas season has passed…I made my … Continue reading
Well, I sold my home and moved to a new one. That is a pretty short sentence but it says a lot and the whole process put me in a funk….so much work! I feel like I fell asleep in … Continue reading
…They ask this when they are standing in my shop amidst the furniture and home accessories that are displayed in The Whistling Elk. I usually just shrug off this question because I have never really thought much about it – … Continue reading
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Over the years one tends to “adopt” great pieces… This pretty antique vanity originated in Denmark and is circa 1910… It’s been with me for 10-15 years and now it can be yours! Yup, it’s in … Continue reading
Shopping for the store is a lot of fun but I have to admit it is even more fun when the merchandise actually starts to flow in and you open everything up and feel like you are getting presents! This week … Continue reading
This. Week. I’ll. Be. Shopping. for pretty new things to make your visits to The Whistling Elk exciting! Can’t wait to see what I find….
I am still chuckling over the Small Business Saturday video featuring Miss Piggy (it’s posted on chesterstreettalk.com.) Very Cute! Thanks for sharing Jess! And yes, the Christmas Season is almost here… Thanksgiving is next week! Wow! I can’t wait to … Continue reading
I am so grateful that there was not torrential rain and only a little wind today… I received a shipment of mirrors…mostly oversize…and of course had to unpack outside in the cold and drizzle… Carrying mirrors this big in wind is like … Continue reading
The latest shipment of artwork came yesterday. There were two boxes (one of them over 6′ high) on a big skid….it was a hot day to contemplate opening that much freight. But as always when I started to take out … Continue reading
A shipment of art just arrived late yesterday afternoon. After the initial flurry of activity required to take in the shipment, unpack it and examine it then price it….I got to thinking of how the walls of a room define … Continue reading
I love tea! I love not only the taste of a delicious tea but the whole ritual! In this crazy world there is nothing better than to brew some tea, wait while it steeps, and then pour it from a pretty teapot … Continue reading
La Maison Gray has joined our product mix at The Whistling Elk. Linen Sprays are available in 6 fragrances and Soy Candles in the same fragrances help you layer scent in a room. I really like the way the candles come in simple jars … Continue reading
It’s hard to believe that 25 years ago just about this time I was collecting merchandise in my garage in preparation to taking possession of my first shop location in Chester on May 1st, 1990. It has been a wonderful … Continue reading
Today 48 cartons showed up at the shop! They were mostly smaller boxes so it wasn’t as scary as it could have been… But inside were t.r.e.a.s.u.r.e.s. Oh my! Lots of pretty mercury glass…boxes, urns, tealight holders and frames. The … Continue reading
It’s a new year, I have shopped like crazy in Atlanta for new merchandise and now it is just starting to roll into the shop…I just love it! These magnetic jewels arrived yesterday! I have been walking around the shop and … Continue reading
Oh to have some summer warmth! I’m getting to be such a sissy. I think I used to enjoy the winter….now I only like it if I am skiing… Well, at least it is good for getting those indoor projects … Continue reading
Well, today I received a much anticipated shipment of new art! I have been waiting for it to arrive for about 2 weeks (chewing my fingernails off actually). One of the pieces (the Lady in Black) is sold and I … Continue reading
This is one of my all time favorite Mark Roberts Christmas Fairies… I just love him! I was putting some of my fairies out around my home this year and realized just how much I still love Mark Roberts Fairies! … Continue reading
I really don’t like carrying anything heavy when I am shopping or even just strolling… I love something small that will hold the essentials and will hang over my shoulders diagonally…It just feels safer that way! So when I found these … Continue reading
I love decorating for Christmas…its all the little details grouped together that make a pretty vignette! Shake up your decorations this year by grouping them in a different manner… it will all feel new to you!