Hi everyone! I hope your Easter was as wonderful as ours..such a perfect day in the Chicagoland area!
Today, I want to share a magical place with you! It is a store called A Change In Seasons, owned by my friend, Lori.
My photos do not do it justice...such a fascinating place! I could live there! I will run out of superlatives before I am done describing her shop!
Lori is making some changes of her own and is now offering a 50% discount on her already low prices. I know I sound like a commercial but I am in love with her store!
She has such exquisite taste and her vignettes are swoon-worthy!
Truly an enchanted environment! I am immediately transported back to the wide-eyed innocence of childhood when I wander the gardens and the shop...stopping every ten seconds to exclaim, "Oh my gosh! Oh my GOSH! Did you see that? Can you SEE that?"
You get the message.
Her shop is cool. Really cool.
Very cool indeed.
Let's take a walk through her store in lovely Crete, IL...shall we?
First, let's stop by my home to see the two iron bunnies and the fruit topiary I found at Lori's gorgeous store!
...and the bunny tureen...
Gracie and Handsome Husband colored the eggs...aren't they sheer perfection?!
Now, on to the shop!
If the taller finial looks familiar it is because I have a pair flanking my sunroom doors!
This urn and plinth would be perfect for any garden...formal or informal.
Lori told me that similar faux bois benches can be found in cemeteries!
I think this is a bird bath but it could be used as an urn. Or perhaps it is an urn that could be used as a bird bath?
Look at the iron arbor!
This isn't the best photo but the bowl sits atop a trio of neoclassical dolphins. It is huge!
I would use this in the sunroom as a table with a thick piece of plexiglass on top. How would you use it?
She has two of these 18" square lions!
I have decided to collect fruit topiary urns. This one is huge!
Wouldn't it be lovely in a Dining Room?
There is a virtual sea of French wire planters!
I have seen them used in all areas of the home, not just outdoors. Can you see them filled with towels in the bath?
Another stunning urn on plinth...
A better photo of the dolphin pedestal urn...I LOVE this!
This scrolly Victorian urn sits atop an ancient limestone capital.
Note all the treasures behind it? This place is a wonderland of interesting finds!
I would love this on my kitchen island, filled with apples!
Lori loves the way nature creates patina on these pieces so she keeps them outdoors...
I wish I had room for that cherub statue in the background!
The twin to the lion mentioned above. I love the ivy growing over it!
It could easily be made into a fountain spitter!
This zinc table would be perfect indoors or out!
Wouldn't it be lovely to open this gate to your garden on a sunny June morning?
This urn with lid would be stunning indoors or out as well!
You are too late for this almost 5 ft tall limestone finial! It is coming home with me to be the garden focal point outside my Dining Room window!
She is also selling her stunning display pieces. I need to go back and take more photos! You would not BELIEVE the treasures she has amassed!
This case sits atop the marble on her antique Victorian store counter...also for sale! Lori is a trained artist...and it is evident in everything she does!
I believe this desk is Florentine? The front folds back to reveal a writing surface and storage. So beautiful!
This is not a reproduction. It is an actual oil painting on an antique tin panel. Soooooo pretty.
This might come home with me. I have a thing for wreaths! LOL! Look at that angel!
One of many cloche vignettes...filled with velvet gourds...
Again, I love how her outdoor pieces are accentuated by nature. That's Lori's shoe...to give you an idea of the size... I am always so inspired when I visit Lori's store!
Tons of shutters with original paint!
One of a pair of scrolly iron brackets of oak leaves and acorns...
This bronze cornice is very long...six feet at least! Did you notice how she embellished the silver platter with the looking glass? There are many more similar to this! The pine cabinet to the right is also for sale!
This is my all time favorite! It is a corrugated zinc panel mounted on a frame for support. It is six feet long and two feet high.
Wouldn't it be perfect on a kitchen island?
This is a mere sample of what A Change In Seasons has to offer. I am not exaggerating when I say I have never seen so many beautiful things in one place!
If you are interested in any of the pieces please call Lori on her cell phone...
Her store address is:
533 W Exchange St
Crete, Illinois 60417
But call before coming!
If you do go, stop by the coffeehouse down the street! They have the BEST drinks!
This is not a paid advertisement! LOL! I just wanted to introduce you guys to one of my favorite places, owned by a lovely person whom I admire!
I will be hosting a GIVEAWAY from Lori's stunning shop in the next few days! Stay tuned!