Saturday, December 11, 2010

Do you want to go shopping with me?

Last Saturday one of my favorite shops had it's Christmas open house.
I thought you all might like to go with me to the Sun Valley Garden Center
and have a look around.

In this little mountain town  about 30 miles from the farming town that I live in,
is a garden center and nursery where I purchase most of my garden products
in the Summer. In Winter they fill the greenhouses with trees, and 
the small gift shop with Christmas goodies.  

In Winter, this area depends heavily upon how well the ski resort of Sun Valley, Idaho
does, and that of course depends on the snow we receive.
We have had a good snow so far this year, for which everyone is grateful.

Let me show you around the shop.
There were so many people gathered here picking out trees and
shopping the sales, that it wasn't easy to photograph the shop, but I took pictures
of some of my favorite displays.

(I'm going to try not to be too wordy in this post and just hope you enjoy
your trip around the shop.)

My daughter Haylee, and my granddaughter Maddie met me here,
and Maddie enjoyed running through the greenhouses checking out the trees.

It looks like she sees one she likes.

Uh Maddie...I don't think that tree will fit in the house!

Do you think you could pick out a shorter one?

Thanks for meeting up with me for this little open house.
I love taking you all along because I don't spend near the money
I would if I wasn't lugging this camera along!!!

I think I'm finished decorating the house finally.
And now I have been spending a lot of time in the studio making gifts.

I will be back to share a few pictures of the
Christmas decor in the house real soon.


Yvonne - Frl. Klein said...

Dear June, what beautiful things and ornaments! I wish I could even go shopping in the store!
Have a wonderful sunday,
Big Hugs,

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Everything is so beautiful... especially that darling little sprite in the purple stockings with the fantastic name, Maddie.
I think the drawer full of birds and the knitted cupcakes caught my attention.
Susan x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ahhh, such bliss and sweetness here dearest, as I see elegant and shiny beauty as well as the bits of NATURE that pop out such as pine cones and images of animals...all the world praises His name.....Anita

Polly said...

Hi June! It certainly looks like a wonderful place to find some holiday treasures!! Hope you had fun shopping!

Merry Christmas!



Donna Reyne' said...

I only wish I could go with you for real!
This is my kind of store!
I love nursery and garden centers!
they usually even smell of the garden!
I hope you are having a great time and enjoying the season!

One Shabby Old House said...

What a beautiful nursery. I sometimes just go to be soothed. My favorite ones are done with garden rooms. I could spend hours and have often thought It would be the perfect place to work. Should you ever visit FL I would be delighted to take you to some beautiful ones here.

Tracy said...

Oh June,
Typically, I abhor shopping but this time it was luxurious; thank you! I just blessed my vision by your lovely photos...thank you!

Julie Marie said...

Hi June, how fun going along shopping with you! I love that little shop!... I could spend ALL day in a garden center, as I know you can too!... I really loved seeing so many traditional reds and greens everywhere... those Christmas cupcakes are adorable!... did you pick out a tree? Can't wait to see your home for Christmas... so fun talking with you again the other day, and no, you did not talk my ear off! I probably didn't let you get a word in edgewise!... seems like we just have alot in common to talk about, I loved it!... have fun decorating and baking and just enjoying this beautiful time of year... xoxo Julie Marie PS Your photos in Jo's magazine are just beautiful!

Debby said...

YES!!! I want to go with you. Everything looks amazing and your photos are awesome.

chateau de fleurs said...

Hi June, I loved seeing the pop of red color through out the photos you took in the stores, especially the red ornament in the silver tree!I just got the Feminine Home and it was so good to see you in there, just beautiful! XO Christie

Unknown said...


Jane said...

First can I just say how adorable your granddaughter looks in her boots!! Too cute!
Loved the pictures....more inspiration for next year. I loved the cone (made from vines) and the delicate wire trees.
Thanks for the tour!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi June, Thank you for taking us shopping with you :-)! I especially fell in love with the white birds and snowflakes.
Have a wonderful Sunday, dear friend!

Rostrose said...

Oh yes, dearest June, I REALLY want to go shopping with you! WOW!!!!
Warm Austrian hugs from Traude

butiksofie said...

Yes, I would love to go shopping with you! Must be like in paradies to be in this store! Hughs Anja

Ricki Treleaven said...

Wow. What a fun shop! I really liked the bejeweled stars in all the fun, funky colors!

Thanks so much for sharing! :D

sweetpea said...

gorgeous! thanks for taking us along!



victorian parlor II said...

What a lovely shop! Thanks for taking me along:).



Anonymous said...

Oh Thank You, Thank You, June for bringing us along! I do not get into the city to shop but once a month, so this was wonderful! My all time favorite place to shop is in a garden center like yours. :)
Wishing you & yours a beautiful day,
~ Zuzu

Rebecca Nelson said...

I loved tagging along, Junie Girl. Felt like I was right by your side.

Always a huge JOY to visit you. You bless me always.

Love, Rebecca

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear June,
Such a lovely shop, filled to the brim with Christmas lovliness !!
Your photographs are favourites are the ones with the pink organza ribbon and the ones of your grand daughter. Such lovely images of Christmas.
You are WAY ahead of me. We have been cleaning and painting this weekend. We have bought the tree but I have yet to decorate it !! Way behind, as usual.
Enjoy making your gifts June and all the lovely things that make Christmas so special. XXXX

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the invite dear June! I had a wonderful time browsing through this beautiful shop!! Your granddaughter looks like she had a fabulous time. How adorable she looks looking up at that giant Christmas tree!
Wishing you a wonderful week, sweetie!
Jo :)

Sandi said...

What a fairy tale wonderland! Your photos are gorgeous June!! So, so pretty! Love the one of your granddaughter looking up at that huge tree. Priceless!!

Shannon said...

What an adorable lil' shop! Thanks for taking me along :)

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

What a wonderful shop, don't you love it when shops have all their Christmas items! Thanks for taking us along!


Holly Loves Art said...

Thank you for taking me shopping. ;) I am a guest curator this week on Jenny Doh's Art Saves website. I am sharing your blog today so be sure and take a look:

Hope you're having a wonderful holiday season.
All my best,

Vintage Tea Time said...

What a gorgeous festive post - thanks!! Look forward to seeing your decorations up.

PA said...

gorgeous pics!

jade said...

Oh, what a wonderful place, my dear June.........everything is so bright and sparkling and it must have been such a lovely day, with your daughter and grand daughter!!!!!!! I´m looking forward to see all your decoration!!!!!! Have a wonderful week,

Hugs Jade

oldgreymare said...

Di you "snap" anything up, or only "snap" beautiful photos?

Looks like a wonderful place to wander through and wonder.

I agree the pic of Maddie is just too adorable.

merry merry sweet friend.


Oh! will you get visitors now from Crescendo! better loosen up those typing fingers : D

Unknown said...

thanks for the beautiful tour! I love how they decorated fabulous. My favorite is of her looking up at the precious

My name is Riet said...

What a beautiful greenhouse and the decorations are gorgeous dear June. LOve the picture of your granddaughter and the big tree. I have been busy with our 50th weddinganniversary next Sunday.
Have a ghreat week my friend.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

JUNE! YOU STUMBLING INTO NOWHERE!!! My husband Ruben is the Cheese Poet, but I AM THE ARTIST OF TEA RAT! He is one of two characters that we have had so much fun developing. I write as well, but Ruben really has taken off creating their personalities. Tea Rat is quite smitten with Miss Moussie, a character by The Dutchess, a wonderful artist and friend in the Netherlands. My sweet Penny from Angelsdoor is the artist of BEBE the mouse. Do come on Dec. 18 and see my art and homemade mini theatre for a CHRISTMAS SHOW!! tteeeeeheee..we keep ourselves amused out here...blessings to you, Anita

Diana`s said...

hey june.thanks for the beautiful photos my favorit is the one with the 3 cupcakes...; )and the last picture whit all the threes, with your granddaugther, i think your christmas trees is at bit bigger than the one we buy here in have a nice sunday, ..Diana ..denmark..

HWIT BLOGG said...

I would LOVE to shop with you June!
Lovely pictures!
Have a nice sunday evening...
Greetings from the island and T/Hwit Blogg

Diane said...

It was worth lugging the camera, June. These pictures are so pretty. I can almost smell the cookies and hear the tinkling Christmas music. Lovely post. Diane

Gerushia's New World said...


Thank you so much for sharing your day of browsing. What a beautiful shop. I especially love the wire trees with the colorful beads!!

Gerushia's New World

maría cecilia said...

Lovely ride through the shop, dear June, and the best was seeing Maddie happyly running to choose her favorite tree!!!!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

I haven't been here in quite a while and look at all Ive missed! Everything is beautiful.

Sharing with Sherri said...

Uh... YES I want to go shopping with you!! Soooo many adorable and unique things at this shop! I love the cute little red snowflake ornament with the white stitching around the edges! Good thing you took your camera I loved window shopping through your gorgeous photos!

Hugs, Sherri:)

Maison Beldecor said...

Dear June,
this are so wonderful pictures... I hope you have a had a great time with your daughter and granddaughter. I love to visit christmas fairs...
Have a great week
Big hugs, Bine

Anne Lorys said...

Exactly what I needed to get into the Christmas spirit!
Absolutely beautiful post, June. :-)


Helen said...

So beautiful :)
Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

Such a pretty shop ~ I can see why it's one of your favourites.

time worn interiors said...

What a fabulous Christmas wonderland! I can see why you like shopping there! Thanks for the tour!
aka:tot said...

Hi June,
So, I am reading my newest book in bed last night,( because I have to read before I go to sleep) The Feminine Home, filled with gorgeous photos when I came UPON YOUR HOME / GARDENS!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL, FABULOUS,INSPIRING,WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!WOW, I can't believe your gardens. I was so excited for you and for me too! LOL Congratulations!!!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

the old white house said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Thank you for the shopping trip! Theresa xoxo

Lovey said...

Wow what a great place to hang out at. You take the best pictures to give us such a clear view of the shops and Christmas ornaments. I love it all....

Reading Tea Leaves said...

This looks like my kind of shop June. So festive and fun. Look at the size of that tree to Maddie!!

It's good to hear that Sun Valley is doing so well this season and that it means prosperity for the town - long may it continue!

I have to say the recipients of your home crafted gifts will doubtless be amongst the happiest people on Christmas day!

Stay warm and cosy ....

mudderbear said...

It's probably good that I'm not spending money on this shopping trip. What a fun way to spend time with you.

{oc cottage} said...

Oh my! That shop looks dangerous! I am so very glad it's far away!!! ;}

m ^..^

Unknown said...

G'eve, June ~ I don't have any money left, sweetie, may I borrow your checks? Chuckle! You so capture the beauty of everything June ... the pictures are fabulous. Love your kid-ling pics.

Have a beautiful winter's eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs of love, Marydon

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

What a magical place to shop, I loved coming along with you.
Also the sweet photo of your darling Grand-daughter looking up at the tree is precious.
Thank you for sharing and I hope that your Christmas wishes come true.


Lisa said...

Love it all! Very Scandinavian looking to me. I love that look at Christmas. All those little paper whites poking their heads out, ready to bloom. Love the pic of your Granddaughter gazing at the tree. I can't wait to see the house! Lisa

Unknown said...

Looks like a lot of fun. We don't do live trees at our house any more. They just get too dry. I loved their little wire trees with the beads. Cute!

Farah said...

What a beautiful collection, everything is so pretty and provokes you to see some more of yours... really lovely June .... A pink bow on a branch.... what a novelty in it... excellent ...
Hope you would like to peek into my world of craft…

Privet and Holly said...

I just love local
shops like this.
Looks like the Sun
Valley Garden Center
is North Pole Central!
Everything is just so
pretty and the snow
just adds to the magic.
Hope your week is just
as sweet!
xx Suzanne

The Tin Rabbit said...

Looks like a place I'd love to the trees...Have a wonderful, blessed Christmas~

paperbird said...

Yes- I do want to go shopping with you... and lunch too! I know I would have the best day ever with sweet June.
You live in one of my favorite places in the world. If I was not fearful of living so far away from my babes we could almost be neighbors!
Sometime in the summer when we travel your way I would love to drop by and see where my favorite garden girl lives!

Kellie Collis said...

It's a really lovely shop! So festive! Have a wonderful day, Kellie xx

Beehive Needleworks said...

Kind greetings...I have just now stumbled upon your blog. Upon my word, what lovely photographs! I feel as though we have made the journey through the shoppe side-by-side. Thank you most kindly for sharing...I shall certainly pop by your wee corner of the world again very soon!

LiLi M. said...

Hi June, thanks for your get well wishes! They worked! I am almost my old self again and my husband is on the mend too! I love to go shopping with you too as for me I didn't spend that much too! Cannot wait to see the decorations in your house. Warm wishes and hugs to you and your family!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Adorable..... what a fun little shopping spot. :-)

Huggies sweet Junie!


Cindy said...

I just found your blog, and it's just beautiful... Can't wait to spend some time in here. and... i have a rusty cherub that looks alot like yours!


Simply Bungalow said...

Everything is so beautiful. What a lovely place to shop.

Angela said...

Hi sweeet June! Thanks for stopping by to say hi to me. It's always a blessing to hear from you!
That store looks great! I love the huge cupcakes and peppermint!
Merry Christmas to you and your family if I don't get a chance to stop by and say hello before the holiday. God bless

All That Jazz said...

What a cool all the decor! The bokeh in the 4th photo was amazing, by the way! ;-)
Can't wait to see your Christmas decor!

Diana`s said...

hey june.thanks for visit my blog..i am glad that you enjoy my photos, dont you have a program that can translate? ; )we do,and i use it when i look at blogs from all glad that i can read your blog,but i am not always sure if i spell the words perhaps you will smile at me sometimes..but shortly about my blog.i am 38, live whit my boyfriend and our 3 children 3,12,14. i work daily whit flowers at my own shop,i live in the country in a small town where everybody knows everybody..i love old stuff,anything whit a histori.have a nice day,hugs from Diana ..Denmark

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Festive,bright and oh so pretty!!!Don;t you just love Christmas!!x0x0

Monica said...

Oh June,
thanks for sharing these pretties with us! The image of your grand- daughter is sweet and precious.
Merry merry to you and yours,
big hugs,
Monica xo

Julie Marie said...

Hello again June... just had to come back and take another peek at your garden center... it so reminds me of the one I told you about in Layton, just north of me, and now after looking at yours again, I think I MUST go out there today!... love this entire post so much!... also, thank you for the pretty Christmas card... you are so kind and thoughtful... xoxo Julie Marie

J. Wecker Frisch said...

Hi June - Love your touches here and there. Beautiful imagery as always.
Merry Christmas June!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

Dottie said...

Sweet June ~ It's me again ... I would like to invite you to come visit my friend Dottie at he new blog ... she is going on a mission in a couple of weeks, you will enjoy her.

~~~~~I am a new blogger, I hope you pop over for a visit.
Happy New Year!

Have a beautiful New Year, June. Lots of hugs & love Marydon

karen said...

Best Christmas shopping trip EVER! I couldn't spend any money and that was a good thing!