This week I picked the warmest and sunniest day to make my way to Aurora Rose Boutique in Lemont and freshen up my inventory (look for the earring and pendant sets next time youâ€™re there).
It was nice to come out of hibernation and be inspired by the creativity of the other 40+ vendors who have spaces here. These seashell flowers by East Coast Shells make me feel quite beachy.
The boutique has just announced its first monthly trunk show, which will be held on the fourth Saturday of each month. The calendar of in-store vendors presenting at these shows is filling up fast. Youâ€™ll be able to get to know the vendor, place custom orders, and learn about their creative process.
The first trunk show will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 111 Stephen Street, Lemont with MoJo Re-Creations, a mother-daughter teamÂ that creates purses, wallets, gloves and hats out of used garments. I have my eye on their Pixie purses, which beat designer labels in quality, uniqueness and price, and look forward to placing my customized order in the near future.
At last weekâ€™s Tea Women and Wellness event my cheap department store gloves almost gave me frostbite getting into the below-zero car, so I immediately gravitated toward the felted mittens made from old sweaters and lined with fleece. My fingers are now toasty warm whenever I venture outdoors.
Butterduck Farms is next on the trunk show list in March, and their lip scrub and balm is healing my peeling smile as I type this.
Owner Kim Peters and I brainstormed events and promotions for 2014, which promises to be an exciting year for our customer base. My trunk show will be in June.
Youâ€™ll find lots of gifts with heart at Aurora Rose Boutique this February, including my heart-shaped pendants that are all $5 off until 2/28. Kim received my ‘Write’ pendant for Christmas.
Keep up with Aurora Roseâ€™s Facebook page to check their opening hours in this shifty winter weather. If youâ€™re too far to make the trip look at their inventory online and see if Kim or Amber can make shipping arrangements with you.