Wow! What a fun weekend. It was great to see so many of our super customers and friends. Thanks so much for loving our store as much as we do. We went through a lot of champagne and cookies and 3 lucky customers won some prizes in our drawing. We go to the Atlanta Market in January to buy merchandise for the year. We will update you with the trends in decorating for 2010. We don't always follow trends, but sometimes we can incorporate them in a small way to stay fresh. We have been so blessed to have several local designers keep our store full of their unique items. Susan Medart, Knollwood Lane, keeps us supplied with her "Vintage Inspired" baby onesies, tees, and suitcases, plus aprons, cards, and ladies tees, all with a sense of humor Susan supplies. Diane Martin, Diane Martin Designs, is responsible for her fantastic frames with large bows which coordinate with beautiful papers she uses on the front of the frames. Jan and Adonna, Old Barn Rescue, create fun art from old door panels, windows, hardware, etc. adding fun quotes or words on some of the pieces. Our newest addition, Phyllis Eckoff, Iron Wings, creates one of a kind jewelry using vintage watch parts, dominoes and other interesting finds. We are also very pleased to have a new part time employee, Aimee Gronborg, who many of you have had a chance to meet. She works full time for Barnes-Jewish during the week and has a teenage daughter and 18 month old son that keep her very busy. We wish she could work at the shop every day!! She is very smart and funny and is one of the best employees we have had. She will only be at the shop on the weekends through the holidays. Did we mention she has a super, master carpenter husband, Martin? He has crafted the "cubbie" you will see filled with Knollwood Lane baby goodies, and headboards made out of old doors. Maybe our dream of The White Rabbit Cottage Furniture Collection will actually come true! Stay tuned as we add pictures and links to the blog.
Friday-Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m, November 6th, 7th, & 8th.
20% Off Storewide
Get a start on your Christmas gift shopping & decorating for the holidays. We have a great selection of trees, ornaments, and decorative accessories including your favorites like: Bethany Lowe, Cody Foster, and K.D. Vintage. We have lots of fun jewelry and baby gifts too.
I'm back from the Atlanta Mart, an exhausting week of walking for miles and miles to find great new merchandise for the shop. I wasn't going to go to market again until January, but when Jennifer from Dazzle Boutique called and asked me to share the drive and a room with her I could not resist. Besides, we could really use some gift items for Christmas to add to the mix. I found plenty of fun things I think customers will love, and Jennifer and I enjoyed our evenings looking at catalogs and sharing new companies we found. One new vendor had the coolest shabby, french stuff. I ordered tons of things from her. Also ordered some new jewelry lines and some great handbags. Things should start arriving next week. I ran into Debbie from The Curious Sofa in a showroom. I would love to see her shop in Kansas City someday, it looks like my favorite decorating styles. Next weekend we're having a sale with Tiger Lily and Dazzle right next door to The White Rabbit. They are bringing loads of merchandise that will be reduced by as much as 75%. The sale will be Saturday 10-5, and Sunday 11-4. Don't miss it!
I cannot believe it has been 8 months since the flood in September and one year (June 10th) since my mastectomy. Time sure flies when you are trying to survive disasters. I have been given an all clear from the breast cancer and the flood turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to my daughter & I. Our new store is 3500 sq ft and has room to grow. We have more parking and better visibility from the street. Some of our customers have decided they liked the old store better, but in time the new one should be more cozy and vintage feeling. We were so lucky to have stumbled onto Sara Duckett, (Sadie Olive), who put together our awesome new website and blog. Donna Courtney, from The Decorated House, drew our new rabbit logo which is the same shape as the old rabbit, but has more charming detail. Both Sara and Donna are featured in the May/June/July 2009 issue of Artful Blogging. Lindsay and I are planning to start a "Ladie's Night Out" shopping event. Stay tuned for the details coming soon. We are looking forward to seeing you all this summer. We will be bringing Daisy with us to the shop now that the new floors are down. (I should probably say a big "Thank You Honey!" to my husband, Brad, who installed our floor along with Lindsay. His knees are not good to begin with, but he did the job well. Gotta go, dinner time!
We are a Mother/Daughter owned boutique. We have been in the furniture and home decor business for over 12 years. After a tough year in 2008 surviving breast cancer and a 3 ft deep flood in our store we moved to a larger space just a 1/2 mile east of our old location. We sit high atop a hill now on Manchester rd in Brentwood.
Angie(mom)married to highschool sweetheart Brad,31 years.
Lindsay(daughter)graduated from UMSL and takes care of the bookkeeping and administrative side of the business. She is engaged to Rob Liebherr, an Operations Team Leader at Edward Jones.