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Coming Soon…RE:Treats

A New Year means a new adventure…

I’m so very excited to announce that starting January 3, 2013, I will have a new shop inside Hello the House!  My little shop will be called RE:Treats, and it will feature new, vintage and repurposed home decor and gifts.  This is something I’ve always wanted to do, so I’m thrilled to have this opportunity.  I’m looking forward to stretching my creative muscles in a new way!

Retreats

 

You will find Hello the House (and me!) inside the old Hudson Star Observer offices on Locust Street.  Stop in to see furniture, gifts, artwork and home decor items from local artisans and vendors – I’m only one of many!  And, prices are simply amazing.  Open Thursday-Sunday from 10 am – 6 pm each week.  I can’t wait to see you!

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Need Some DIY Gift Ideas?

I put together a list of 5 gift ideas for folks who LOVE to renovate their homes.  Everyone has a hammer; hopefully these ideas will give you inspiration for the people left on your gift list this holiday season!

What DIY tools would you have on your own wish list?

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Art Along the River

Are you searching for the perfect piece of art to grace your mantle?  Waiting to run into a vase the exact size and color you need to fill that huge void above your entertainment center?  Look no further!  The Hudson area has some fantastic art resources to take advantage of.

Seasons on St. Croix is located on Second Street in Downtown Hudson, and represents dozens of local and regional artists in all media.  From textiles to pottery, glass to paintings, you will find it here.  They have a brand new gallery, and an artist reception event on the first Friday of every month.  Visit their website at http://www.seasonsonstcroix.com/ for more information.

Kelley Galleries and Framing is located a little further down Second Street in Hudson.  They offer a gorgeous array of original works, as well as reproductions, furniture and home accessories.  To finish off your art selection, they offer framing services, as well.  Check their website at http://www.kelleygalleries.com/ for more information on their upcoming events, new artists and more.

Bonnie Rubinstein, of River Falls, is a fused glass artist.  She is amazing, and works on a very large scale.  Sinks, countertops, tiles, light fixtures, window panels – she can do it all!  View her portfolio and contact her to discuss your custom project:  http://www.rubinsteinstudio.com/.

Another local glass artist, Laurie Wilson, offers works in both stained and fused glass.  She is well-known for her custom architectural window panels, as she has worked with many builders in the area.  See her work at http://www.ilwacoglass.com.  I have had the pleasure of working with her on several past projects, and my clients have been thrilled with the results!

For a little something old, check out Abigail Page Antiques, also on Second Street in Hudson.  You never know what you may find; that perfect piece for your home may be hiding in the corner!  http://abigailpageantiques.com/

A wonderful array of home accessories, furniture, artwork and more awaits you at Etcetera on Second Street in Hudson.  I love browsing through their beautiful displays looking for a gift for someone special.  http://etchudson.com/

If you want to take an afternoon drive, head east to Roberts.  Color Crossing specializes in fiber arts.  Whether you weave, knit, crochet, felt or spin, they will have just the yarn, fiber or supplies you need.  They also just added a gallery, featuring pottery, rugs and more from local artists.  Check out this fun little shop at http://www.colorcrossing.com

Just another few minutes east, you will find a little gem of a gallery.  Stone Soup in Hammond is a great resource of local artwork.  Owner Jane Nicol features different artists than you will find in Hudson, making her shop well worth the drive.  I have found so many inspiring pieces there – check it out at http://www.stonesoupart.com.

Whether you are looking for an original piece of art, or a more affordable print, or something small or large to decorate your home, the Hudson area has everything you need!  You don’t need to cross the river to find high-quality, affordable gifts and artwork.  And, of course, stay for something to eat – it’s hard to beat the restaurants in Downtown Hudson!  See http://www.hudsonwi.org for more information on Hudson, WI and the surrounding area.  Come and see us!  And when you do, be sure to stop back here to tell us your favorite spot – we would love to hear from you!

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