Sunday, December 23, 2012

... one more day!

 open Christmas eve day 10-1!
Holiday Sale continues! 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Just like a kid at Christmas 
I couldn't wait...
to have an after Christmas sale! 
So, we're starting early!

Beginning Saturday, December 22nd
everything in the store will be
10% to 50% off!
Rescued Furniture 10% off 
antiques & vintage 10% to 25% off
holiday 25% to 50% off!
Sat.December 22nd 10-4
Sun.December 23rd 12-4
Mon.December 24th 10-1

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Hello all...
Hope everyone is warm and safe from our 
blizzard last night.
Our power was out from 3:00 a.m. this 
morning until 8:00 o'clock tonight! 
So, I couldn't post here that the WS was 
closed today. I tried from my phone and couldn't 
get it to post. We will be open tomorrow as long as
there are no other outages... fingers crossed!
Open 10:00 to 5:00!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Schedule...

The Whistle Stop will be open everyday 
from now 'till Christmas!

Apparently I've overloaded my blog with pictures
so it won't let me post my calendar.
I'll just spell it out for ya!

Monday-Fridays 10-5 Thursdays 10-7
Saturdays 10-4
Sundays 12-4

Christmas Eve 10-1

December 26th Sale! 9-5

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Twinkle Night...

Picture are posted on Facebook of our 
Twinkle Night event!
Apparently I am out of room to upload
any pictures here on blogger. 
I'll try and get that figure out soon!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Last but, not least!

Another fellow store owner...
in Bellevue.

Can't wait to see her fall decorations this year!

Karen of Pretties & Primitives
She's been wool roving wonderful 
Halloween creations! 

Wait until you see them! 

More of our wonderful vendors!

Sharing some pictures from our 
June Shopkeeper & Friends Market

These wonderful vendors will
be back with us again!

Linda & Trish 
of Vintage Treasures &
 Tattered & Torn Primitives

Vintage, primitive, handcrafted
you can't get better than that!

 Meet Kat & Aaron
of Poverty Hills pumpkins
& now owner of a new 
brick & mortar store in Wahoo,

They'll be bringing pumpkins
along with antiques off the farm. 

& Shelly of Whimzy Acres
will fill their booth 
with repurposed finds, primitives 
& fall decorations! 

I've had a sneak peak of a few 
things they'll be bringing and your
going to love them! 

Back for a second time
are the trio from

Mom, Sharon & Daughter, Becky
opened their new store in September
in Valparaiso, NE. 
Makala, daughter & granddaughter
contributes wonderful handcrafted primitives.

Jenni from 
Country Accents

You'll find a mix of 
vintage & primitive
in Jenni's booth!
I always find something fun! 

Vendor Line Up...

Jenni & Toni
are joining us for the first time!

Their specialty ...
fabric & wool seasonal items
with a prim attitude!

Heartland Prims recreate some of the 
best primitive patterns! 

Knock on Wood-by Mae

Fun chalk boards, frames, 
benches and more are 
created by Sheila from reclaimed materials.

 This chalkboard easel is just darling!
Can't wait to see what else she's bringing! 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Vendor Line Up Continued...

This is how the team of 
Homeward-Bound & Porch Post Primitives roll...
packed to max!

My sister Vicki & her friends Julie & Ashley
always have a booth full of great primitives!

You'll find my mom hanging out in
 their booth with her quilts! 
Still Quiltin' @ 87! 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Vendor Line Up!

The gals from Simply Bungalow 
are joining us for the first time.
When you're in Lincoln you 
need to visit their shop!
You'll love it!  
{Heidi pictured} 

Their booth will be filled with
great vintage finds & fall decore`! 

is another vendor new to 
our Shopkeeper & Friends Market.
Brandy makes wonderful primitive
candles, wax tarts & more!

I know I have to check out those acorn tarts!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Kristi  & Ron (not in photo)
 are owners of New Idea Design 
a graphic design business
& Two Pine Art & Pottery
are neighbors to the "SToP"! 

 They'll be bringing an eclectic mix of
repurposed decore, hand sewn aprons
and folk art! 

Meet Sally &her husband Doug. 
Sally is the creator of 
Industrial Chic Jewelry. 

 You're going to love the creations she's 
assembled along with the 
Charm Bar where you'll find
a grand collection of vintage items
to add to your necklace!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Shopkeeper & Friends ... vendor line up!

Dana & Carol 
Now & Then Interiors
a mother, daughter team
are joining us for round 4!

Art, jewelry & antiques & primitives!

Come armed with your Christmas list because 
you'll find some wonderful gifts here! 
And of course you're going to want things 
for yourself too! 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Junk Bonanza... the second day.

A friend & I made a one day trip to the 
Junk Bonanza on Friday! 
... a 22 hour day! 
But, the eye candy was worth it! 

I didn't get many pictures. I was too busy
taking it all in. I can't imagine all the wonderful 
things that were already on there way to new homes! 

{this piece was from S.A.R.A.
If I would of had the funds, the truck & been
there sooner this is the piece that 
would of come home with me! 
I love cubbies & I love old pine!
The pencil sharpeners are pretty great too!

These beauties were in my friend Cammie
of Daffadowndilly's booth.
They were the most beautiful dress forms I've ever
seen... and she found them all in the same place!
They were also sold to one person... so the girls
stayed together... for now anyway!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall Market Open House Pictures

Finally have found time to post a few
pictures from our Fall Market.
There are more in an album on fb
if you want to see more! 

Crochet thread pumpkins... almost through the 
orange & green ones in the Good Will bag.
Then I had an idea... pumpkins!

Great old porch swing... has a hint of orange!

Poverty Hill homegrown pumpkins... 
again a big hit! 

Monday, August 20, 2012

It's a Small World...

... indeed!
A couple of weeks ago I was browsing Craig’s List,
as we “junker’s” do! I was looking for old windows for
the “Mr.” to create with. I found 4 windows in
in a neighborhood across town from us.
We find the house... an adorable older home with 
oh, such cute character!
Their is a work crew in the front yard as they are just 
finishing putting in new windows. 
As we look across the yard we see a girl that looks familiar!
She was our neighbor when she was a little girl!
Her boyfriend’s brother lives in the charming house!
I’ve chatted with her on fb with her now and then 
but, hadn’t seen her in years. It was good to catch up!
It’s a small world! 
Then as we start to chat with the owner and she
asks what we are going to do with the windows. 
I tell her we have a shop and we make furniture.
She tells me she has two ETSY shops... 
one for her art and one for vintage baby clothing! 
 A creative connection is made! 
Abby is a young mom choosing to stay home
to raise her son...
creating  her art  when the little one naps! 

Check out Abby’s wonderful works @ 
It is a small world, indeed! 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Changing of Seasons!

Are you ready for 


It will be here soon... 
at least at the "SToP"!
Mark your calendars
September 6th, 7th & 8th
for our Autumn Market Open House!

Poverty Hills will be back with
their awesome home grown 
pumpkins & some big news of their own!

My Fall Wish List!
{Of 2010... and it hasn't changed!} 
... long warm Autumn days
... seeing the leaves slowly turning all the beautiful colors of Autumn
... sunsets that take my breath away
... tee shirts by day, sweat shirts by night
... fireside chats with the family
... weekends feeling as if Monday is still a day away
... hoping my “to do” list is accomplishable
... that the hands of the clock keep ticking...
... just a little slower.

What's on your fall wish list? 

Hope you enjoy the rest of the summer
& that all the wishes on your 
fall wish list come true! 

Stop and see us!
Regular store hours
Thursdays & Fridays 10-5
Saturdays 10-4

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Summer Home Show...

It's summer alright!
100+ degrees today!
 But the show went on... 
we had the sweet tea cold 
& the air conditioning humming!

a summer welcome

Oops... guess I took this picture before
the tea was poured and the cookies filled! 

time stands still in my garden

summer @ the cabin

gorgeous hutch... one of my favorites
of this show! 

another favorite... just a little rusty green rake

  Rescued Furniture pieces from
the "Mr."! 
The pictures don't do them justice...
it was just too hot out and my camera
kept fogging up.

This piece found a new home today! 

This piece will now hold
home schooling supplies! 

peace to all !