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Monday, November 30, 2009

the Frenchman's Wife - Shop in Ridgefield, IL

My entire "Saturday's Outing" was spurred on by a "holiday open house invitation" from a vintage /antique shop in Ridgefield, Illinois - "the frenchman's wife"... I became acquainted with Lisa, the owner, about 3 years ago or so, when she would set up at a few Illinois Flea Markets... I LoVed just about everything she had for sale!!! Lisa is sooooooo talented ~ an incredible display artist... This would be my first trip to her store ~ being that it is well off the beaten path for me & her hours are very limited...

As I pulled into the tiny town of Ridgefield, I saw this display on the front porch & just knew it was Lisa's Shop ~ well before I saw the sign!*!*!

Her shop is in an Old House... I just LoVed the Front Door!!!

I love that Lisa is inspired by nature and incorporates it in her displays...
The shop most certainly "has a look to it"... A palette of cream colors, warm woods, & the perfect "go-with" adornments... NOTHING CUTESY HERE!!!

I can envision a lot of her larger scale "re-purposed industrial" items in downtown Chicago Lofts... Note the shelf - it's a painter's scaffold plank!!!

The shop was pleasantly adorned with an ever so slight hint of holiday greens & a light dusting of snow...

"The frenchman's wife" is well worth the drive... Open most Fridays...
I did buy an AwEsoMe little stand-up mirror with incredible patina ~ definitely a keeper!*!*!


  1. The Frenchman's Wife shop looks amazing!
    Does she have a blog? Thanks for sharing!

  2. Helloooo Polly...
    Thanks soooo much for taking the time to comment... Currently Lisa at the frenchman's wife does not have a blog ~ but I have encouraged her to start one! Jeanine chippy-shabby

  3. Metal note to self... book vacation in IL!!!! This shop is AMAZING


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