Friday, January 23, 2015

2015 plans… for now anyway!

Just like they say in NE… 
wait 10 minutes and the weather will change!
Well, for the "SToP"…
 it's wait a season and the hours will change! 

I will have to say it's a little scary changing to
once a month markets! 

…time to reflect on what's working & what's not!
in life & business!

I admit it… I'm at burnout stage!
After 21 1/2 years in business and since making
it our living, which adds a lot of pressure & 
removes much of the fun & inspiration…
it's time to reflect & make changes & 
bring back the CReAtIviTy!

So, as we start 2015 and making plans for 
The Whistle Stop I will be sharing my thoughts, 
  our changes & wishes & goals here on the blog! 
Under the new heading of

I invite you to drop by for a short read each week
as we work on the goals for life & business.

admittedly this is more for me, than you…
needing something to keep me on track, accountable & moving forward! 
What better way then to put it out to the world!

Friday, January 9, 2015

One week from today!…

The Whistle Stop & Stella Maris Designs will be open! 

Stacy & I have co-ordinated our dates to be open so 

that you can have DOUBLE the fun! 

We are both offering classes for a make & take project! 

Cost is $20.00 each class. 

Grab your friends and sign up for a day of 

creative & vintage shopping fun! 


Friday & Saturday

 Jan. 16th & 17th 10-5

class times: 10:30, 12:00, 1:30, 3:30 

Whistle Stop's class… a little heart make-do

vintage painted vase & music paper flowers

Coming soon… the WS 2015 calendar!

Hope you are all staying toasty warm!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Twinkle Night! … is almost here!

For those who haven't joined us for Twinkle Night before,
let me give you a quick course on what it is all about!

Twinkle Night… 101

Twinkle Night is always held on the
first Monday in December. It is an evening to 
celebrate & share in the Spirit of the Season!

It is a combination of a customer appreciation & a charity event! We deck the store in her best winter attire… 
twinkling lights & a dusting of snow!

The festivities begin @ 5:30 and the shuffle into the the store begins! If we are lucky enough to have fair, winter weather the line to get into our little store may be long!
(one never knows!… just want to give you fair warning!)
Wear your woolens & bring your patience… just in case!

You'll find treats & spirits & we'll have the 
cocoa hot & a campfire to keep you toasty!

We offer raffle tickets for sale, for a chance to win prizes donated by The Whistle Stop & a few of our elves!
The proceeds of the raffles will be donated to a local family, 
making their holidays a little brighter! 

The tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. 
The grand prize ticket is $10.00 for one chance to win 
a secret prize that the Mr. is working on!
We draw the winning tickets @ the end of the evening! 
(Do not need to be present to win!) 

There are door prizes too!
Ways to win…
#1 if you have a star on your receipt you win a door prize!
#2 find a lucky twinkling star hidden in the shop, 
you win a door prize!

 We also have a small 
appreciation gift for you!
(while supplies last!) 

 'Tis the season to twinkle! 

 We hope you'll grab your friends
and come celebrate with us!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

We're on the road… AGAIN!

The Whistle Stop and a few friends 
are heading to the country!

We hope you'll take a little road trip
(it's only a few miles from the Whistle Stop!)
to visit our Christmas in the Country Show!
You'll find a mix of quality goods 
for your holiday shopping! 

Look for vendor introductions to come soon! 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Join the movement!

Peace ~ Love ~ Junk!
The Harvest Edition
October 10th, 11th, & 12th 

music ~ food ~ junk
 kids activities ~ pet friendly

You'll find the Whistle Stop in the coop!
The chicken coop right in front of the main entrance! 

Buy a 3 day pass & spend the weekend
on the old dairy farm… home to Junkstock!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

the countdown is on…

… to the Vintage Flea!
Held @ the wonderful old building of the 
Bancroft Street Market.
10th & Bancroft Omaha NE

Grab a "free" ticket upon entrance & present 
it for a turn @ the vintage carnival prize wheel! 

You just might win something wonderful!

Great prizes! 
… gift certificates to spend with
any of the vendors @ the Vintage Flea
… choose from the Vendor's Pick prize shelf
… a Junkstock Tee Shirt

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sweet September… a

The happenings this 
September will be 

September begins with triple the fun!

Thursday evening September 11th
is The Whistle Stop's Fall Open House!
Found & Flora 
(formally Poverty Hills)
will be bringing their wonderful locally 
farmed pumpkins in all shapes, colors & sizes!
The shop will shout fall with found items,  
 Rescued Furniture & handmade goods to 
decorate your digs for Autumn!

Old Towne Elkhorn's Laides' Night Out
is also the evening of September 11th!

Take a stroll through all the shops on Main St.
and beyond… snack, shop & check out the
Sweet Baby Faces & the Fall Bucket Lists 
of the Olde Towne Elkhorn Shopkeepers!
Pick up a bookmark as our gift & make 
your own Fall bucket list! 
Head on down to The Whistle Stop
to make your own hand dipped caramel apple!

Thursday Nights is 
Farmers Market Night 
in Olde Towne Elkhorn!
You'll find art, veggies, 
honey, popcorn, coffee & more
under the tents of the vendors!
Enjoy live music too!


Then September 20th & 21st
The Whistle Stop heads back to 
the Bancroft Street Market
to host the 
Vintage Flea!
The "SToP" & a dozen vendors
will fill the market with 
antiques, primitives, vintage, 
up-cycled, re-cycled, rescued goods!

I said September would be SWEET!
Mark you calendars, set your reminders 
on your phones… you won't want to 
miss all the Sweet September happenings! 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hours this week.

Open Saturday Only this week…
July 26th 10-4

Will be posting August hours soon!

Monday, July 14, 2014

This Week…

… it's this week! 

The Whistle Stop in Elkhorn will be closed while we take our show
on the road to the Bancroft Street Market!
Hope to see you there! 

Monday, July 7, 2014


Wow… it's been a busy summer so far!

May 10th we were in Illinois 
for the Urban Farmgirl's Mainstreet Market!

Then May 31st it was on to our 
Shopkeeper & Friends Outdoor Market

Junkstock was next on horizon… June 20th-22nd, 
three days of peace, love, junk! 

We were so fortunate to sell well @ all 3 shows!
So the pressure is on to fill up the 

Sadly, there is no more time to 
spend here with you. :(
Gotta getter' done! It's crunch time!

It's Dog Days of Summer this Saturday, July 12th
for Olde Towne Elkhorn's Ladies' Day Out!
See the blog for details! 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

July shop schedule…

It wouldn't be Whistle Stop without
a change in the schedule!

Three large shows back to back sine May & our
Rescued Furniture Show @ the 
Bancroft Street Market just 19 days away… well,
Need I say more!

Working day & night trying to get as much
done as possible for our upcoming
Rescued Furniture Summer Home Show
we are changing the days we are open.
We will be open Saturdays only in the month of July.
July 5th, 12th, & 26th 10-4
(Saturday, July 19th we are @ the Bancroft Street Marke )

Thanks for hanging in there with us as we try and keep
up with our little ma & pa shop!