A Swedish Days pop-up in Geneva

Summer has arrived which for me means one pop-up a month. This coming Saturday I will be in Geneva, Illinois with my wares. I love visiting this wonderful town that is abundant with inspiring and delicious small businesses.


You will find me at Peaceful Parlour, the eco-chic boutique where you can find all sorts of earth friendly wares.


I’ll restock my teas and make frequent use of the incense sticks available here. Shari also has a number of household items that are designed to save the planet.


Swedish Days is Geneva’s Midsommar Festival held from June 23 through June 28. The city hosts family-friendly fun including food, carnival rides, live music and entertainment, plus Sweden Vast, a tent that’s everything Swedish. You can find a schedule of events here.


On Saturday, June 27, events are planned from 8 am until 8 pm, including the Annual Granquist Music Competition , a used book sale, a basketball tournament, a Swedish Cottage Walk & Viking Ship Tour, a Sweden Vast, a Rosemaling Show, a Quad Power Jump, a Carnival by Windy City Amusements, Concerts on the Lawn, Geneva’s Got Talent Finals and a concert by The Moods.


I don’t have a conscious Swedish connection aside from devouring Astrid Lindgren’s books as a child (translated to Dutch). It looks like their music does permeate my life, with ABBA, Europe, Roxette and Ace of Base making it on my pre-iTunes playlists.


Check out Peaceful Parlour’s special and events on their Facebook page. They host angel card readings, herb-blending workshops, crystal bowl healing sessions, live music evenings and other events that align mind, body and spirit.


I look forward to seeing you on the sidewalk of 212 S 3rd Street in Geneva between 10 am and 8 pm. Rumor has it that the store received a make-over this week, so it will be exciting to see the new layout.

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