Thursday, October 28, 2010

20th Annual Georgetown Holiday Gathering

Hi's time again for the annual Georgetown Holiday Gathering, this year celebrating its 20th year. The yearly event features a number of local businesses and crafts people offering holiday decor, gift items, handmade crafts, baked goods and more.

ForeverMore participates in the first weekend of the event, starting next Friday, November 5 and continuing on Saturday and Sunday as well. Stop by ForeverMore first and pick up a map to all of the other locations. At each vendor, you can enter a raffle -- $50 given away each weekend and another $100 from all the entries.

ForeverMore's shop will be brimming with our regular selection of country antiques, primitives and old handstitched quilts. In addition, we will offer vintage and antique Christmas items, handmade ornaments, handmade quilted pieces and other "ready to give" country gifts.

We'll have some neat 2011 calendars with great photos of primitives each month, ad some lovely greeting cards by the same photographer. As usual, we have Judy Condon's latest book - Simply Country, Simply Greens -- it features a number of homes deocrated for Christmas with natural items. Inspiration on every page! Plus we expect to have the new issue of "A Primitive Place" magazine -- this is the holiday issue and we're looking forward to our copy for sure!

(All books and magazines will be specially priced during the Holiday Gathering!!!)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Indian Summer!

Wow! What a great time at our Harvest Open House! Such a pleasure to see everyone -- old friends and new! Who would have thought it would be 90 degrees in mid-October?? But any open house at ForeverMore without rain is a good thing!
Even the neighborhood trees cooperated to give us some perfectly timed lovely fall color.

Tonight -- with this balmy weather and having just spent the last couple of days surrounded by pumpkins and straw bales and mums and gourds -- it's almost impossible to think "Christmas" but that's what's coming up next time we're open. That will be the first weekend of November during Georgetown's annual Holiday Gathering. Can't even imagine that being just around the corner but it will be here before you know it. We've been finding great old Christmas stuff all year long and for those red and green lovers -- you know who you are!! -- there will be plenty of that as well! We know you'll be shopping for gifts, too, and will have plenty of unique little items. But, like I said, can't "go there" mentally while we're still basking in Indian Summer. Maybe after the first hard frost...or on a rainy day (if it ever rains again around here!)...

Anyway, thanks again to everyone who attended the Open House! Come back and see us again!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sneak Peek

As promised, here's a glimpse inside the Harvest Open House. There's plenty more inside and lots of great stuff outside too! The weather is going to cooperate (for once!) so we hope you'll take some time out of a beautiful fall weekend to join us and see what you can find!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Next Weekend...

What are you doing next weekend? Going to Indiana to shop the Covered Bridge Festival? Want to jump start your Saturday with some antiquing before the Illini game? Looking for a pleasant Sunday drive in the country? Whatever your weekend plans, make ForeverMore's Harvest Open House a part of the fun. We'd love to see you!

Saturday, October 9, 8 til 4

Sunday, October 10, 11 til 4
Watch our blog for a "sneak peek" with photos later this week. Our middle room is chock full of primitives. Another room is all country with plenty of blue accented with fall colors. The third room will feature textiles but also some cottage-style vintage pottery, a great Mission style rocking chair, and some cool old post office finds. There's SO much more, too much to list here so check back soon!

p.s. Don't forget -- we have the premiere issue of the brand new magazine "A Primitive Place" and also Judy Condon's latest book "Simply Country - Simply Greens" which is brimming with holiday decorating ideas for primitive lovers!