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Tea, Honey and Home

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

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La Maison Gray at The Whistling Elk

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

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25th Anniversary – A Walk Down Memory Lane with The Whistling Elk

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

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Spring Treasures at The Whistling Elk

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

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Amusing Myself with the Latest Bling

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

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Painting Away the Winter Blues

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

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It’s Never too Late to Say “Hello, Beautiful Artwork”

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

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Mark Roberts Christmas Fairies Still Make Me Smile!

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

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Gotta Have My Lipstick!

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

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An Inspiration for Christmas Decorating!

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!

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Give the Air in Your Home a Scent-Lift!

We have a special promo going on right now at The Whistling Elk. Now is a great time to jump in and treat yourself…or purchase some early gifts for the holidays and take advantage of this great offer. I am always … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Just Have to “Bite the Bullet” and Give It A Try

Or in this case the Acorn….(heehee) You see a customer brought me an old mirror with a top trimmed with lifesize acorns hoping that I could fix it….hmmm!  She brought it all the way from Massachusetts!  There were a couple … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Cozy

We are fully stocked for the cold weather with beautiful, colorful and luxurious throw blankets….it’s time!!!  Next week will be cold here in New Jersey (or so they say). I love to have these around all the time just because … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Giclee Artwork Arrives at The Whistling Elk

I love gorgeous artwork…the framed giclee in the background of this picture just arrived at The Whistling Elk. I want to climb into the picture and sit at the table sipping wine… Come see this piece in person – its 48″L … Continue reading

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Pretty Little Accessory Tables

Just painted some pretty little tables…they are great accents for any room where you require a little table to put a glass or book on but don’t have a lot of space. These two will go anywhere! I have always … Continue reading

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I Just Love Gorgeous Patina Finishes on Furniture

You know how you always have a lot of little tiny pieces of gold leaf that are left over from a project…I can just never bear to throw them away… Well I was painting up a finish sample that had … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Paint – Create Unique “Signature Finishes”

I have decided to create “finishes” instead of “paint samples”.  Hmmm, what does that mean you might ask… Well I have a lot of paint samples that I created using paint stirrers…I have posted these at the time that I … Continue reading

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It’s Snuggle Time at The Whistling Elk

It’s getting to be that time of year when you want to snuggle in your bed! I don’t know about you but there is something about this beautiful bedding that makes a bedroom soothing and peaceful…just what you want where you … Continue reading

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There Are Two Sides To Every Door! Duh!

I have a door in the shop that leads to a little foyer and the back door. The door is in my little “Paris Boudoir” so you can see that it just wasn’t making it in its “silly brown” color… … Continue reading

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The Versatile Mirror

Mirrors make such beautiful design statements…now take this one for example….the top is just breathtaking. And the finish is wonderful because its a champagne metallic….a little gold…a little silver.. and just the tiniest bit of black. You can put it almost anywhere … Continue reading

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