Ho Ho Ho Season has begun!!

Complete with little poodles, snowmen, and sparkly snow!

We are so ready for the upcoming holiday season.  We have strung more lights than ever before and the shop looks beautiful.

Do you love glittery old Santa images and the bright colors of Christmas? This is your tree!

We can't wait for you to see what we have created!

Look What the Wind Blew In!!

Hello little one!

 

Oh my.  I know it’s hard to see this little thing, but she literally blew into the store, found the most cobwebbed part of the store and hunkered down.  I think she is a she…….  She is in hiding during the day but is doing her kitty duty and exploring at night.  One of these days I hope she will make a full appearance.  I think she is the new store kitty.  Any ideas for names??????

What Fun We Had!

   Ok, it was a bit chilly for sure, but we sure had a great week of activities at Petunia’s Second Annual Funky Fall Flea Market weekend.

We kicked it off with a demonstration by Tom Brandt on a fall centerpiece. 

 
Tommy "working the crowd!"
Tommy “working the crowd!”
Before the magician transformed the centerpiece

Before the magician transformed the centerpiece

The centerpiece was a thing of beauty that Petunia’s shoppers over the weekend got to appreciate!  And many of us now know that brussel sprouts grow on large stalks!  Amazing.

Here are some other photos from our weekend.  Flea Market photos to arrive soon!

 
Lovely nature-inspired ornaments and nicely packaged bulb kits
Lovely nature-inspired ornaments and nicely packaged bulb kits

Our beautiful vintage french settee adorned with perfect velvet pillows made locally by Mary.

Lovely lacey lemon cypress plants and freshly made rose hip wreaths.

Lovely lacey lemon cypress plants and freshly made rose hip wreaths.

Our well stocked greenhouse area with speciality plants - including wonderful mini orchids in terra cotta pots.

Our well stocked greenhouse area with speciality plants - including wonderful mini orchids in terra cotta pots.

We try to keep our inventory ever changing but we are always finding great old chairs, rusty wrought iron gates, pretty table lamps - you never know what you will find!

 

 
Our recent redo of the "bathroom" area at Petunia's to include installation of a 8 f door salvaged from a Duluth estate.  See what wonders Tommy created with feedsacks and gutters!

Our recent redo of the "bathroom" area at Petunia's to include installation of a 8 foot door salvaged from a Duluth estate. See what wonders Tommy created with feedsacks and gutters!

Funky Fall Flea Market Next Weekend!

It's that time of year again!

It's that time of year again!

Please come visit us next weekend for our second annual Funky Fall Flea Market.  NEW this year:  Stylist guru Tom Brandt will be on hand to help you put together a fall centerpiece for your home.  That happens on Thursday the 22nd. 

Our Flea Market will be held on Saturday in the back of Petunia’s building in a nice bright heated space! (no scary tents or rain or snow to worry about!!)   Look for the signs to direct you.   Great quality dealers will be bringing in their wares – you never know what you will find !  In store specials as well.   Hope to see you there!

Getting Ready for our Party!!

Even our Fairy Garden changed the seasons!

Even our Fairy Garden changed the seasons!

Tommy was helping me out at the store today. Always makes for a fun day and we get alot done!

How fast the seasons change.....

How fast the seasons change.....

We are getting ready for our annual Funky Fall Flea Market on October 24.  Progress is slow but we are making some major changes inside and out.  We have the door closed to our secret room that is being redone for its great reveal on the 24th.    Excited?  Check us out!!

Fun new merchandise being added daily!!

Make it pretty Tommy!!

Make it pretty Tommy!!

Summer Winds Down for 2009!

We had such a wonderful summer here at Petunia’s.  We made many new friends and got to catch up with our regulars.  Some big changes are being done at the shop – fabulous new pieces of furniture; unusual plantings for fall, and a nice redo inside the shop.  We are so excited to present our “fall look.”  It should be completed over the next few weeks.    We will celebrate with a fall open house weekend and host a seminar on fall planters with our beloved friend Tom Brandt.  Keep posted as the date and specifics.  Pictures to follow!!

Michele Marie?  Pat?   You're hired!!

Michele Marie? Pat? You're hired!!

John Michael:  You and your brother have a job here anytime!!
John Michael: You and your brother have a job here anytime!!

Well, it was a crazy weekend!  The weather was perfect and so many folks came out to see our special deals in the alley.  You know we are all about one-of-a-kinds!!

My friend Krissy had her hot dog cart rolling and the visitors were in such good spirits.  We wheeled and dealed!!  Betty is getting ready for a road trip this weekend so expect some great new finds appearing at Petunia’s in the next week.  Happy Crazy Days 2009!!

Can we give you a seat?

Can we give you a seat?

Lori, make some sales!!

Lori, make some sales!!