Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Deck the Halls - December 4, 5 & 6

Ho ho's the holiday season!  I'm not sure where November has gone but I think it disappeared under all that snow.  Fortunately we're ready with an escape from the cold and snow with two weekends of Re-Treat: Deck the Halls this weekend and More Please next weekend.  We've got lots of great home decor, stocking stuffers and more from our artists and vendors, new and returning.  It's always exciting to see the store come together and we think you'll enjoy doing laps and taking it in and snagging unique finds this month.  Stop in Thursday starting at 5pm for the best selection.  Open Thursday 5pm-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-4pm this weekend and next.  See you then!

More preview pics on facebook

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Dashing Through the Snow - November 6, 7 & 8

Yes, yes...we know everyone is not ready for it, nor is everyone in love with it, but it is that time of year! Winter is almost here!  Dashing through the snow might be a little optimistic but we have had our first dusting of snow for the season.  Christine has been doing her snow dance since spring so if you want to blame anyone for what's to come....   

At Re-Treat we have morphed into full-on winter/Christmas mode with a few lingering vignettes of fall. Some time we will have to do a time lapse photo sequence of the transformation of the store from one month to the next to document the transition.  We wish it was as easy as leaves falling off and snow falling down.   That said, lot's of great things are waiting for you this month:  snowmen of all varieties, unique jewelry, handmade soap, local honey, all sizes of furniture, etc.  The shop is full and hopefully something fun is waiting for you.  Even if just for inspiration or an escape from the cold, come see us Thursday 5-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-4pm! 

Lot's more pictures on Facebook!  Visit us there. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Haunt Your House - October 2, 3 & 4

And just like that summer made it's appearance and was replaced by fall in just one week.  We are blessed to have such a dramatic change of seasons. Yes, we no longer know what 'normal' is but we change and adapt as the days present themselves. I wouldn't trade the fall for anything except for maybe a few more lingering days of stunning colors and cool days.  Get out and enjoy it while you can!

 “Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” 

As we move into October at Re-Treat, we are full on fall (and Halloween).  It's Haunt Your House at the shop this month as flowers have been replaced by pumpkins and summer colors have been replaced by the shades of Autumn.   Stop in and see our fall colors and maybe take a little something special home!  

Thursday 5pm-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-4pm.

See more of our fall tribute on Facebook.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Pumpkins & Primitives - September 4, 5 & 6

It's fall.  As much as we don't want to admit it, the clock is winding down on summer and we are on the edge of the next season.  Hints of color are starting to peak out from the tree tops, sun is lower in the sky and the nights are getting cooler.  Personally we love seasons at Re-Treat because it gives us a chance to turn the colors at the shop.  And Fall, well fall also means Christine gets to share the crazy Halloween creatures that she's been creating for the season.  So yes, lots of fall colors, lots of pumpkins and halloween creatures, and lots of great primitive finds are waiting for you this month.  But as usual, get there Thursday evening for the best selection (although we do refill throughout the weekend).

See you Thursday 5-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-4pm!

Head on over to our Facebook page for lots more pictures.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Re-Treat Flea! - August 7, 8 & 9

Yeah, it's Flea Market weekend!  This is the one weekend where we will be clearing out our storage spaces and offering up great deals on some fun items that we need/want gone.  Keep your eyes open because there will be great prices are Time to Go items throughout the store.   Plus on Saturday we will have an outdoor Flea Market with artists and vendors displaying and selling unique and one of kind vintage items.  Weather looks perfect so it will be a wonderful weekend to browse outdoors!

See you Thursday 5-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday (Flea Market Day) 10am-4pm.  We will be refreshing merchandise inside throughout the weekend!

See you soon!  Lots more pictures on facebook

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Simply Summer - July 10, 11 & 12

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” 
― John Steinbeck

The days of the past week have brought sunshine and showers, hot and cool, fireworks and boat's simply summer in the Keweenaw.   It's a busy time for the Re-Treat girls as the demands of the real jobs and volunteer commitments are intermingled with family time and Re-Treat prep.  We wouldn't have it any other way.  We hope you are able to find a few minutes to stop in this weekend and say "hi".  As usual we look forward to seeing you and hope you look forward to having some fun exploring "Simply Summer."  
Hours:  Thursday 5pm - 8pm, Friday 10am-6pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm.   

More pictures on Facebook.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Jardin Magnifique - June 5, 6 & 7

It's June! Who is excited to have warm weather and sunny skies? We are!  You may have noticed that when we come up with our store themes for each month, we try to follow the seasons.  This year, for June we have failed. Jardin Magnifique in no way represents the magical gardens that we had envisioned and planned for. Amazing how such a late winter can foil big plans.  On the plus side, the inside of Re-Treat is blooming with a ton of fun finds, refurbished furniture and unique artwork for inside and out.  We know there is something magical waiting for you so please come visit and see what we have created this month.  Re-Treat will be open tomorrow(Thursday) from 5pm-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-4pm.  See you there!

Many more pictures on Facebook!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Favorite Places & Spaces - May 1, 2 & 3

"When the uniqueness of a place sings to us like a melody, then we will know, at last, what it means to be at home." ~Paul Gruchow

The grey skies and brown snow banks are lingering here in the Keweenaw.  While we wait for the spring flowers, the warm sun and time in the outdoors, we are spending more time imagining our special place.   Everyone has their special place or just a special space in their home or garden that speaks to you.  We know that a special place is part people (or sometimes no people) but also part the atmosphere created by the decorating of the space.  Once again, we are here for you this month with an arrangement of fun, bright furniture and other great things to help you decorate your favorite space or create a new happy place.   Hope to see you this Thursday (5-8pm), Friday (10am-6pm) and Saturday (10am-4pm).  

More pics on Facebook

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Thoughts of Yesteryear - April 3, 4 & 5

This month at Re-Treat our theme is Thoughts of Yesteryear.  It's a chance to look back and remember times gone by, memories of youth,  family and fun.  Vintage finds have a way of evoking memories and we enjoy hearing the stories of our visitors as they recall this or that.  We love vintage decorating as it makes that connection with the past.  Mixed in with the vintage for this month is lots of bright colors, flowers and freshly painted furniture.

Yes, we are under a winter warning again but we our offering a bit of Spring at this month's Re-Treat. Hope you can join us despite the weather outside.  Thursday 5-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-4pm.

Lots more preview pictures on facebook!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

No Place Like Home: March 6, 7 & 8

We would like to say that Spring is on its way but we are not so optimistic with the negative temps we've had over the last couple weeks.  With that said, there has been No Place Like Home.  Almost everyone you run into lately has been spending lots of time indoors.  The Re-Treat gals have spent this time to dig a little deeper into our reserve our projects and reinventing some old pieces.  Yes, we have a reserve and depending on our mood it is either the pit of despair or the field of dreams.

This had been a tough winter.  While it is beautiful because of the mounds of white snow it is also challenging to get outdoors with the freezing temps.  We hope you are using your extra indoor time by creating, redecorating or organizing. In the end, there is no place like home.  Hope you can visit us this weekend at our second home, Re-Treat Design.  Open Thursday 5-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-4pm.

Be sure to visit our Facebook Page for more sneak peaks. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Re-TREAT!!! - February 6, 7 & 8

Yes, it is Re-Treat time!  I know it seems like it has been a while but in reality the weeks disappeared quickly as we patched walls, reorganized the back stock and cleaned.  We think the shop came together quite nicely this month with some great new finds, some old finds and of course fresh ideas.  

One of the questions we get every month (besides how long have you been here), is where do you get all your ideas.  Easy answer, from everywhere.  Books, magazines, friends, our vendors and the internet are our go to resources when we want to explore new ideas at Re-Treat.  A person can get tangled four hours in the web of resources that include Pinterest and Etsy.  While it is easy to get bogged down in all the ideas out there, we encourage you to do some exploring, visit our shop and just create.  Whether it is finding just the right piece of art for that forgotten wall or finding just the perfect vase to compliment the entry table...inspiration is out there, you just need to look for it.

If you've missed your monthly dose of Re-Treat, no more waiting, we are open Thursday at 5pm.  Welcome back, we look forward to seeing you!

More preview pics on Facebook. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Yes, we do have our dates set for 2014!  Mark you calendars. 

January - Closed
February 6, 7 & 8 - Re-TREAT!
March 6, 7 & 8 - No Place Like Home
April 3, 4 & 5 - Thoughts of Yesteryear
May 1, 2 & 3 - Favorite Places & Spaces
June 5, 6 & 7 - Jardin Magnifique
July 10, 11 & 12 - Simply Summer
August 7, 8 & 9 - Re-Treat Flea
September 4, 5 & 6 - Pumpkins & Primitives
October 2, 3 & 4 - Haunt Your House
November 6, 7 & 8 - Dashing Through the Snow
December 4, 5 & 6 - Deck the Halls
December 11, 12 & 13 - More Please!

I'd love to post some shop pics but we are in deep clean/repair mode and no one wants to see that.  Hope to see you in February!