Friday, December 23, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Shop Our Selection of Primitives, Country Furniture, Quilts, Vintage Christmas Items and Handmades And Enjoy a Special Treat Or Two!
Friday, 1 - 4 pm
Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm
Sunday, 11 am until 1 pm
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
We will be showcasing handmade items to complement your antiques at Christmas such as stockings and ornaments made from early overshot coverlets. Some great pillows in red/green too. You can find reproduction coverlets everywhere, but these items are made from "the real deal"!
Kay has also been busy sewing some wonderful wool applique ornaments, gift bags and even a framed Santa picture that's perfect for a primitive home.
Primitive lovers will also like ornaments that are tiny redware decorated plates. Just a couple of inches across, they are really nice. Another prim addition to your Christmas tree would be a tiny painted firkin (or sugar bucket). While everything else is antique and/or handmade, these redware plates and firkins were too cute to pass up -- just had to share them with you all!
We also have prim ornaments from dried fruit and grubby candles. Plus some neat little seed bag ornies for a prim or garden themed tree.
If vintage is your thing, how about a vintage Christmas pin on a little denim ornament? Hang it on your tree, on a door or drawer knob or borrow the little pin to wear on your lapel. Too cute!
Don't miss the vintage textiles -- 1940s and 50s tablecloths and hankies with Christmas themes. Those will go fast - they always do!
Last but not least, we have a great selection of European grain sacks in that amazing course linen. (Same look as Pottery Barn but authentic...and cheaper!) We have the actual grain sacks as well as other items made from that fabric including some nice roomy totes, small zippered bags -- perfect for cosmetics or travel -- pillows, table runners and placemats. Green stripes, red stripes, blue stripes and red/blue. Get 'em before their gone!
OK, that's just today's "peek"...keep coming back for more info!
See ya in a few days, ladies!!!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Check out this slideshow (below) of "Sneak Peek" photos for just a tiny glimpse of what you'll find next weekend, then plan to join us Friday from 10-5, Saturday 8-5 and Sunday 11-4.
You can sign up for the cash prizes offered in the Holiday Gathering raffle and pick up a map to all of the other locations. See you next weekend!
Monday, September 19, 2011
Great to see you all! Thanks for making time on a busy fall weekend in Central Illinois to come to see us!
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Here's an idea of what you'll see at our Summer Open House next weekend....
A room full of early primitives -- furniture and smalls in old paint, great patriotic touches, stoneware, quilts & coverlets...
Another room like a garden conservatory -- wicker furniture, great architectural pieces, watering cans, floral prints, bark cloth, and some wonderful handmade items from vintage textiles...
More country & cottage-style furniture with vintage red/white/blue accents...cool old trunks...neat vintage kitchen items in a good old green color...
The coach house will be open -- first time for everything! -- on one end to offer some really nice furniture pieces come rain or come shine...with some cute painted pieces on the patio too...
And the yard full of everything else we can't fit in the shop!
Watch for the photos....See ya next weekend!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Along with a devoted group of folks who love her garden stuff as much as I do, I made a bee line for The Sugarplum booth to get "first dibs" at a show out in Massachusetts last month . You, too, can have some early New England or European garden items -- wonderful watering cans, neat decorative iron pieces, cool galvanized buckets, zinc flower holders and more -- they will be part of the offering at ForeverMore's Summer Open House on June 24-26. Come see what I managed to grab before the crowds arrived and cleaned her out! (Sneak peek photos coming next week...)
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Bob does a lot of work with PACA so he has an eye for architectural salvage and it sounds like there will be plenty of that type of stuff. They've sold Depression glass for years and this sale will be no exception. But that's not all. Everything from ink wells to ice cream chairs, children's toys to teapots. A whole entire house full of stuff set up just for this sale.
The sale runs from 8-6 on June 17 and 8-3 on June 18. As Bob wrote in his column last week, most things have been marked down (regular prices by this pair are always quite reasonable anyway) so there won't be any half-price sale. See ya there!
Location: 1006 E. Washington Street, Urbana (parking on Cottage Grove or Wabash)
(Good luck you two! Hope you sell it all! Can't wait to come see!)
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Check out this wonderful video courtesy of my friend Kristine Berg-Doss, editor and founder of A Primitive Place magazine! She and some of her great staff attended the Country Spirit show in Arcola and she was kind enough to put this video together. I was totally surprised and blown away by her generosity and her talents!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whsJxBmKUa0 Enjoy the show!
By the way, if you don't subscribe to A Primitive Place, you absolutely must! Go to http://www.aprimitiveplace.org/ where you can get a sneak peek at the next issue coming out in just a couple weeks and explore all the great stuff on their website, their blog and their forum. Kristine is surrounded by a whole group of talented folks and I'm sure you'll find something inspiring on the website.
For those of you who came out to the open house event last weekend -- thanks! Great to see everyone -- we had so many nice chats with friends old and new. Can't wait for the Summer event -- probably late June this year so watch for details to follow! Enjoy our latest slideshow which includes just a handful of the finds" we passed along last weekend to happy shoppers...
Friday, April 15, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
We're open Friday afternoon -- sales start at noon (sorry, no early sales) -- Saturday and again Sunday midday. Even if you can't make it Friday afternoon, don't worry. We have plenty of wonderful things and will be replenishing before Saturday morning.
Check back here to this blog tomorrow evening for some "sneak peek" photos!!! Can't wait to show you!
Monday, April 4, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
p.s. ForeverMore has special surprise planned for each shopper entering our booth...bet you won't leave empty-handed!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
We're planning a booth that celebrates spring AND all the other seasons, too! Quilts, vintage linens, pottery, baskets, stoneware, framed pictures & prints, and collectibles for every season. Plus almost everything is "on sale" some come find some bargains!!
Next up after that? The Brocton Red Barn Market, the first weekend of April and then in mid-April, ForeverMore will be open for the first time in 2011. Details to follow!
Monday, March 7, 2011
On Friday night the crowd poured in for the early buying session. You've never seen such happy folks! Lots of friends from the other shows visited too and that's always nice.
By Saturday morning, the booths were restocked and the gates opened again -- with the first 50 receiving some special treats from Country Spirit. Folks were still finding treasures late in the day and we noticed lots of people making their second and even third visit to the show.
On both days we had Mike Anderson's amazing dulcimer skills to entertain - thanks again, Mike! And the booth from "A Primitive Place" magazine was a huge hit -- photos and autographs all day long! There will be lots of happy new subscribers waiting anxiously for the Summer issue -- I know we are! Thanks to Kristine Berg-Doss and her staff for supporting the show!
If you missed it -- or even if you just want to relive it -- there will be tons of photos posted on the show website in the coming days.
Mark your calendars now because we can't wait and our terrific bunch of dealers are going to be out hunting fresh merchandise all spring and summer to stock up for our next show on November 11 & 12!
Monday, February 28, 2011
Come visit our booth Friday night at the Country Spirit show starting at 5:00 p.m. -- or be one of the first in line on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. (the first 50 get a gift!)...ForeverMore will have a fresh selection of quilts, primitives and good ol' country antiques with a spring theme. Stop by and say hello -- and sign up for our mailing list if you're not already on it so you can get updates and postcards alerting you to our upcoming events.
See ya in Arcola!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Right now, the site is password protected but starting at 7:00 p.m. Friday night everyone will get to see the offerings for the first time. You will NOT need a password to shop. More rules on how to buy, etc. will be posted on the picturetrail site.
No icy roads to maneuver, no cold winds to brave...just go antiquing right from the comfort of your own home!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
We wish all of our friends back at the Gathering the best of luck and hope that all of our customers will enjoy the now bigger and better chance to shop THREE shows in Amish Country twice a year!
Two of the shows are open Friday night as well as Saturday and you can buy advance tickets for both shows, both days if you buy them now -- check out the details on the Country Spirit website! (www.picturetrail.com/countryspirit) If you've never been on Friday night, give it a try. It's a really festive and fun atomosphere that everyone seems to really enjoy.
Even if you don't buy the advance ticket for Country Spirit and the Homesteaders on the Prairie show, your admission to the Friday night festivities at Country Spirit is good for both days so you can always come back and see what goodies the dealers have brought out on Saturday.
Hotel rooms are going fast so get yours now if you're planning of making a weekend out of the shows and all the good antiquing down in Amish country!
The show must go on but so does the shop! It's just too darn cold these days to even think of an open house at ForeverMore. But we're going to give you an opportunity to shop from the warmth and comfort of your own home and we're putting together some primitives, some Valentines items, and some things to get you to "think spring". If you're on our email list, you'll get details soon. If not, then it's not too late to join the list! Just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you want to be on the email list. It's that simple!