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8th Wilder Mansion Holiday Market

I am super-excited to return to Elmhurst on Friday. RGL Marketing for the Arts is hosting its 8th Annual Holiday Market presented by Brewpoint Coffee this weekend. More than 60 artisans and gourmet food vendors will be present, including frame art, jewelry, hats, scarves, pottery, ornaments, stationery, and chocolates. You can peruse last year’s experience […]

Wilder Mansion Holiday Market Nov 3 & 4

This coming weekend I return to Elmhurst for the 7th Annual Wilder Mansion Holiday Market. This lovely gift show takes place Friday, November 3 from 4 to 9 pm and Saturday, November 4 from 10 am to 4 pm. A lot of the vendors look familiar, so get your shopping list ready for unique holiday […]

Wilder Mansion Holiday Market

I recently discovered my 1999 maps that helped me move across states to get to Evanston. Pre-GPS driving into the unknown was scary, but quite the road trip. So for kicks I looked up Elmhurst and got inspired. I am heading back to the Wilder Mansion on Friday and Saturday. The Wilder Mansion’s 6th Annual Holiday Market takes […]

Fun at the Wilder Mansion Holiday Market

The Wilder Mansion Holiday Market was a lovely event. The drive to Elmhurst was bright with scenic Fall colors. The Mansion is impressive. I can only imagine what it must have been like to live there in the stately rooms with beautiful crown molding, fancy chandeliers and gran fireplaces. Unloading was in full swing when […]

Elmhurst Spring Break

I spent a week in Elmhurst recently, and had a great time exploring the town. I have driven to and from Elmhurst for the various Wilder Mansion events, and while I knew their downtown is charming, I never had a chance to just stroll and explore. So on a warm and sunny day I walked […]

I love Elmhurst

Remember Fall? Hard to believe it is not quite December yet. On a glorious Fall day I drove to Elmhurst for the kickoff of my holiday fairs. The Wilder Mansion filled up fast with vendors who had wonderful creative displays. I set up mine, and barely had a chance to peruse the other wonderful hand […]

More new ornaments

My hands are busy busy busy this month. If you see a bit of ‘soot’ on them, I promise you I washed them! Last week I added some bees to the mix. A Wilder Mansion visitor thought I should have bees since I work with beeswax. The bee stakes were too big for her, so […]

Replenishing the Angel Stash

Amidst all the frosty making last month, I also have a variety of angel ideas percolating in my head. No matter how many times I tell myself I will start holiday production early, it always ends up being a mad rush in October. Summer is just too enjoyable outdoors and always packed with events. So […]

Making Sportsy Frosties

At Hip Circle we would call any major event like the Super Bowl and World Cup a Sportsing event, and I like the ring of it. I do follow the World Cup when the Dutch and German teams are playing, but am only marginally aware of what goes on in the sports world. Of course […]

Upcoming Events

I am gearing up for holiday production, and while you are busy decorating for Halloween, here are upcoming dates for you to find my ornaments and adornments. All of these are in the state of Illinois. November: The Wilder Mansion Holiday Market takes place at the Wilder Mansion, 211 Prospect Avenue in Elmhurst. The doors open […]