Summer at Country Roads

Summer only began less than a week ago, but it already "feels" like we've been enjoying it for the past few weeks. I love this time of year. I really do and always have. Life just seems a little bit less congested with "stuff" and the fact that the sun is always shining, makes me smile. Here are a few of my favorite things at Country Roads!

I'm really grateful for all of those that are a part of Country Roads. They make my job so much easier. I hope you will stop by and see us soon. As you know, our displays and vignettes are always changing! I hope to see you soon!!


What Always Catches My Eye

When I first opened Country Roads twenty years ago, I tried to create a store that carried a "look" of its own. Over all these years, of course I've seen other stores that strongly resemble bits and pieces of CR.  But you have to just over look that and accept the fact, it is what it is. And as we all know, there is so much more that goes into a store, a business, than just a look. One of my favorite vendors here at Country Roads is Sue Lennon. Since day one, she has had a look of her own which I love. Here are a few of my favorite pictures. . .

You know, twenty years later, we are all still working hard at Country Roads to make it a destination. Our hopes are that, CR is "always your favorite, never the same"!  Take care. . .


Gloria Hill's Eye Candy

Happy Saturday for those of you that have it off. And for those of you, like me, that work all week-end, let's hope we stay busy and it passes fast!! The "eye candy" today is courtesy of Gloria Hill. Her and Ted have been at CR for SO long that I've lost count just how many years its been. Gloria just finished a big makeover here at CR and I wanted to share some of her fresh merchandise this morning. This old girl has SO much character. I want to bring her home, yet I "know" that every time I would walk past her, I would scare the crap out of myself. Below are a few more pictures of what Gloria just brought into CR. . .

Gloria and Ted always bring home some of the best architectural elements ever. Over all these years, many of their architectural pieces still fill my home. Have a happy week-end, and I hope you make some time to come see us here at Country Roads!


The Stars Boys!

 There are moments when I sit and look at the pictures I've taken and am just so grateful for all of those at Country Roads that put together such wonderful displays and vignettes. It is really amazing to walk through all of this stuff we have here at Country Roads. One of our newer additions to our CR family is the "Stars Boys"! Many of you may know Brent and Darwin from their wonderful antique stores up in Portland, Oregon. They recently took on a bigger area here at Country Roads and I wanted to share some of their amazing vignettes they have put together.

For some reason, this is one of my very favorite vignettes! It is a little closet type area off their space. Not an easy little area to work with. But when I saw this, I loved it! If I had would have tried to put this together, all of the chairs would most likely have fallen on me! I hope to see you soon. As you all know, Country Roads is "always your favorite, never the same"! Take care.