Thursday, February 28, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Gardner Village Legacy

Can you imagine the
long hours and hard work
it took to change
this property
into the bustling, historic
destination Gardner Village
has become?  
 We are taking a trip down memory lane...
Back when Nancy Long first bought the Gardner Mill and surrounding property in 1979.

Country Furniture & Gifts

was the first shop Nancy opened

in May 1980.

This is a photo of Country Furniture's roof under construction in 1985. 
Nancy's dream of opening a restaurant in the old mill came true in 1990 with Archibald's Restaurant.
Here is the completion of the ramp leading to Archibald's Restaurant. 
The water wheel addition to the mill was completed in July 1999.



What a great way to celebrate the occasion with a ribbon cutting!

Many new additions and shops have opened since 1980 as Nancy, Chris Christensen, son Joe Long and a hard-working staff have worked to place more historic buildings on the Gardner Village property. 

Nancy's vision for Gardner Village continues to guide the new generation of owners, Nancy's son Joe Long and daughter Angie Seeley.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Great Children's Books at Storybook Nook

Have you ever had trouble finding a great book to read to your kids?

Allison, owner of Storybook Nook at Gardner Village, handpicks every book at her shop to bring you the best selection.

Today, she shares her most popular books to give you an idea of the best tales on the shelf right now!

Most girls LOVE a good fairy tale...

Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton have written a series of books about Geraldine, a young girl using her imagination to sport a tiara or practice her flying skills.

This series is full of inspiring adventures and illustrations to enthrall girls of all ages.






Boys will be boys...


Derek Munson's Enemy Pie tells the story of a boy who wants to satisfy his appetite for vengeance on his enemy, Jeremy Ross.

Luckily, his father knows "a surefire way to get rid of enemies" by serving them "Enemy Pie."

But before the pie can work, he must be nice to his enemy for an entire day. By the time his best enemy eats the pie, he becomes his best friend.

This is a terrific story of friendship all children
will love. 

Frank was a Monster who wanted to Dance by Keith Graves is a hoot, no matter your age!

The hilarious illustrations and humorous storyline will have everyone rolling with laughter!


We LOVE these books!

This is only a small taste of the books available at Storybook Nook. Stop by soon and discover a new world of adventures with a book!

Remember to like them on Facebook

Friday, February 22, 2013

Photo Friday: Queen of Hearts

Tomorrow, February 23rd, is our Queen of Hearts event! 

There are TONS of awesome deals, giveaways and treats waiting for YOU

at Gardner Village on Saturday from 5 pm to 9 pm 

because YOU are the Queen of our Hearts! 

Have you heard about the giveaways at Down to Earth like this owl vase?

 Read more about their plans here


Naborhood Bakery is preparing to 
indulge your sweet tooth tomorrow! 
They'll have cupcake walks every half hour, and you'll receive a sampler gift box of goodies with every purchase of $7 or more. Now that's a mouthwatering deal!


The ladies at Aunt Elsie's will have regal attire fit for a Queen with vintage furs, hats and jeweled crowns for you to try on and take photos! 
The most charming photos will be awarded a special gift. 

Spoiled Rotten is having a Fancy Nancy soiree. 
The ENTIRE store is 20% off, and if you come dressed fancy, you'll be entered in their drawing!



Taste Culinary Boutique will have free samples of their DELICIOUS frozen hot chocolate, and 20% off all merchandise in the store. AND if you spend $20 or more, you'll receive a free scoop of Leatherby's ice cream.


The Village Quilt Shop will have store wide savings, treats, and you'll receive this 
free throw with a $50 purchase or more. 

Cottage Retreat Spa & Salon will have their mini spa services to pamper you on this girls' night out. Get the scoop on these fantastic deals here


Aren't these shoes precious? Sassy Babies will have 
25% off the WHOLE store

Have you seen the Hobo International Wallets at Kamille's? It's their hottest item, 100% Italian leather, and it's $25 off during Queen of Hearts! More sales and deals at their shop! 

Remember to stop in Archibald's for a $10 Dinner Deal. Click here for details on this fantastic deal. 

Storybook Nook will have deals and prizes just for you! Find a heart on your receipt and you'll win a prize or draw a heart from their basket and receive a reward fit for a Queen! 


The Bead Farm wants to adorn you with jewelry fit for a Queen. 
All beads are 20% off, watch faces are 50% off and select bracelets and earrings are 50% off. 


Believe it or not, this is only a small sampling of everything going on at Gardner Village for our Queen of Hearts event!

Join us for a girls' night out and let us pamper you 
because YOU are the Queen of our Hearts.