Monday, November 30, 2015

December 3, 4, & 6 - All is Bright

We are in the home stretch of 2015 with only two more Re-Treat weekends left! This weekend we have "All is Bright" and next weekend is our annual second December weekend "More Please".  The holidays are always such a fun time at Re-Treat as we get to scatter glittery and shiny things throughout the store. Yes, we actually have a storage tote labeled glittery and shiny things and all those garlands, lights, etc. are helping to bring the "Bright". So many fun things this month including vintage, handmade, and repurposed, we are sure you won't see everything the first time through!  And of course we will flip things around for one more go next weekend for "More Please" just in case you need a few more holiday gifts.

All is calm, all is bright ....  See you Thursday 5-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm, and/or Saturday 10am-4pm!

More preview pics on Facebook!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

November 5, 6, & 7 - Jingle All The Way

And just like that, we are crossing the threshold of winter.  The clocks have been turned back, the leaves have fallen from the trees, and now we begin our snow dance.  Okay, maybe not everyone is doing a dance and looking forward to snow but it is coming, we know it is.  So get ready, this month we bring you, "Jingle All The Way".  We have lots of great holiday items and early holiday ideas at Re-Treat this month and of course the usual fun.  Let the hunt for cozy gifts and decorative treasures begin!

November comes
And November goes,
with the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next Spring."

~ Elizabeth Coatsworth

Yup!  Tis' the Season! Come visit Thursday 5pm-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm. We refresh with new goods each and every day!

More preview pics are up on our Facebook page! 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

October 1, 2 & 3 - Trick or Re-Treat

With the cold of the last few nights, it won't be long before the landscape turns to brilliant shades of yellow, orange, and red.  We've had a lovely stretch of bonus warm days that have pushed fall off a few weeks and we hope you've enjoyed them as much as we have. That said, we also know fall is upon us as we've had a lot of fun vignetting at Re-Treat this month and fully embracing the change of seasons.  In addition to pumpkins, owls, fall floral, and halloween decor...after a quick junking trip to the Twin Cities last month there's lots of fun new things throughout the store.  While we call this month Trick or Re-Treat...don't worry there's no Trick, we are open Thursday 5pm-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm!  Come visit (We have candy!)

Preview pics are up on our Facebook page.



Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Harvest Thyme - September 10, 11, & 12

"By all these lovely tokens September days are here. With summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer." -Helen Hunt Jackson

Each year summer seems to come on slowly but disappears in a flash.  You can already feel the grip of autumn with cool nights and changing leaves.  At Re-Treat we embrace the change of seasons and the transition to fall decorating is a favorite. This month the pumpkins are out and there's an abundance of fall colors throughout the shop. Hoping you can join us and celebrate the new season! Open Thursday 5pm-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm.

More pictures are up on Facebook!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Re-Treat Flea - August 6, 7 & 8

It's August and time for our Re-Treat Flea market!  Re-Treat is open regular hours this weekend and on Saturday you can shop our select vendors who will be set up selling vintage goods outside the shop.  This is always a fun weekend as Saturday we will also dig into the depths of the store (aka pit of despair or field of dreams) and pull out some of the cool things we are just tired of moving around or projects that we haven't quite tackled and price them to go!  So remember, lots of great finds all three days and on saturday you can also shop the original Houghton area Vintage Flea.  Be sure to bring your friends so they don't miss one of the best Re-Treat Design weekend's of the year!

Open:  Thursday 5pm-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday (Flea Day) 10am-4pm

See you soon!

Good times - The 2014 Flea Market. 

Preview of this month's sale:

As always, more pics on our Facebook page. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Follow Your Arrow - July 9, 10 & 11

July is here! While the warm days fold into cool nights, we hope you are getting out to do and enjoy the Keweenaw. This is the best time of the year to be outside, explore a new passion, or just take time for friends and family.  Life is about following your arrow and it is our theme for this month. We hope that each day, you take time to seek inspiration and find direction in what inspires you.  The Re-Treat Design shop may only be open one weekend a month but we hope you find a little inspiration for your life at Re-Treat in those few fleeting hours.  Follow Your Arrow, it will guide you.  Hope you can join us this Thursday 5-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm.

More preview pics on Facebook

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

For the Love of Summer - June 4, 5, & 6

Lilacs are blooming and the mosquitos are out. Yes, it's early summer in the Keweenaw. The Re-Treat girls and our vendors have been out hunting down new finds for this month's opening.  While many people look forward to summer because of sun, flowers, beaches, etc., we actually look forward to summer because of rummage sale season.  It's not easy bringing you fun things each month, but it is much easier this time of the year as people are cleaning out their houses, garages, and barns!  What's the secret?  No secret, you just need an eye for the special pieces.

With all the great pieces we've been finding, we think the shop has come together rather nicely this month. If you are looking for great furniture there are some particularly funky pieces and vignetted among those pieces are lots of fun finds.  Be sure to shop early as one of a kinds are just that, one of a kinds. For the Love of Summer:  Thursday 5pm-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm,  and Saturday 10am-4pm.  

See you soon.

More preview pics on Facebook

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hunt & Gather - May 7, 8 & 9

We are back again and with loads of fun things! We were a little worried after last month's anniversary sale that we wouldn't have enough stuff for May, well guess what...Our artists and vendors delivered and the shop is overflowing for Hunt & Gather Weekend. Yes, kind of sounds like a fall theme but it is our theme.  A big part of the fun in putting together the store each month is finding cool items (the hunt).  The second half of the equation is collecting (the gather) and putting them together for you to have a fun time shopping Re-Treat.  Vintage shopping at it's finest, hope you have some time to stop and take it in! 

Of course Thursday is always the best selection but we always hold some fun things back in order to refresh through out the weekend.  

Thursday 5pm - 8pm
Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4pm 

Here's a few preview pics!  As always there's more to see on Facebook

Hope to see you Thursday night! 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Farmhouse Fun - April 9, 10 & 11

It's our Anniversary! For five years we've been bringing you vintage finds, artwork, and fun things all rolled up into sweet vignettes in hopes of inspiring you and your home decorating. Yes, five years already.   I think we've been successful as each month we have a line of excited customers waiting in anticipation of the Thursday night opening.  Each month our reward is seeing your excitement when you find that special treasure.  Re-Treat feels extra full for our 5 year anniversary, possibly due to a few more days of finding goodies and making fun things or just being extra inspired by the warmer days and sunshine.

Thursday night we'll have some sweets out for our customers to celebrate the anniversary and we will also be having a special drawing each day for those that stop by to check out Farmhouse Fun.  If you have friends that haven't yet been to Re-Treat, it would be a great month to bring them along and let them in on the fun.

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

Be sure to join us on Facebook for more preview pics and to keep in the loop for upcoming events! 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Think Spring - March 5, 6 & 7

Think Spring! Yup we said it. There may be 5 feet of snow on the ground but inside Re-Treat there's flowers, bunnies and bright colors.  Seasons are why many of us love this part of the country.  In the summer we look forward to the colors of fall, in fall we wait for the falling snow and in the spring, we are ready for warmth and sunshine.  At Re-Treat we get to bring in the seasons a little early, kind of a reminder of what is soon to be.  Come join us as we think Spring this Thursday 5pm-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-4pm.  Lots of fun things and a preview of summer await!

More preview pics are up on Facebook

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Be Inspired - February 5, 6 & 7

"The way to stay inspired and motivated is by doing what you like, doing what you love."

It's the new year and we are back this week with "Be Inspired".  Yup,  we missed you and hopefully you missed your regular dose of Re-Treat. One thing we really enjoy each month is the excitement on our customers faces as they are inspired by something in the store.  It might be a simple idea or something they remember from their childhood, but it brings a spark of excitement and it makes what we do a lot of fun.  As an occasional store, we get to (actually love to) flip the store for each opening as it inspires us, inspires our customers and adds something unique that you will not find in a regular brick and mortar shop. We hope you can join us as we kick off your monthly inspiration for 2015!    

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

See you soon! 

More pictures on Facebook!