Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Archibald's Restaurant Celebrates 25 Years

Join us this January as we celebrate 25 years in business for Archibald's Restaurant. Gardner
Village celebrates 35 years in business this May.

Receive a FREE slice of their famous carrot cake with each entrée purchase during January. Now that's a party for a big birthday!

Sign up for their Birthday Club so they can celebrate you on your big day as well!

It all began with a flour mill…

The story of Gardner Village begins with a determined, industrious man named Archibald Gardner. Born in Scotland in 1814, he migrated to Canada, and then the United States when he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). He was in the original group of Mormon pioneers who came to Utah and settled Salt Lake City in 1847.

Archibald and his family settled near the Jordan River and hauled logs by horse team from Bingham Canyon to build the first West Jordan Flour Mill in 1853. The Gardner family celebrated the completion of the mill with a housewarming party on December 21, 1853.

The original mill was sold, and a larger mill was built in its place in 1877. That mill is still standing today, and is known as Archibald’s Restaurant and CF Home.
Archibald Gardner also developed the nearby West Jordan canal and other irrigation canals in the area. Gardner was issued the first commercial water rights in Utah.

Transformation from historical mill to a charming shop and restaurant…

After passing through different owners, the mill and surrounding area eventually became vacant. In 1979, Nancy Long bought the run-down mill with hopes of renovating this historical building and turning it into a house. Instead, she converted it into a furniture store in May of 1980, Country Furniture & Gifts, and added Archibald’s Restaurant 10 years later in 1990. Country Furniture & Gifts is now rebranded as CF Home.

The Gardner Mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and received the 1987 Utah Heritage Award for the most improved commercial building.

Nancy Long, along with Chris Christenson and her son Joe Long, worked together with a team of hard-working staff to find and move historical buildings to where they rest now at Gardner Village.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

As we pause to celebrate this holiday season, we reflect on the wonderful customers that have visited Gardner Village, and the memories that have been made during the past year,

Thank you for a wonderful year! Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones! We hope you enjoy the peace, love and hope this season brings.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cowboy Santa Claus at The Farm and Our New Christmas Video

This Friday and Saturday, December 19 and 20, are your last two days to visit with Cowboy Santa at The Farm, located in the lot west of Archibald's Restaurant here at Gardner Village.

Pricing is $5 per child to enter the petting zoo, and pony rides are an additional $5 each (depending on the length of the ride). For more details, contact The Farm at 801.706.8189, Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm. Open weather permitting.

Before you arrive,  print and complete the Elf Scavenger Hunt, and while you're here we hope you'll visit all of our shops for last-minute Christmas gifts!

Check out our new Christmas video, and share it with your friends to help them get in the Christmas spirit with a visit to Gardner Village. We hope you'll make Gardner Village part of your annual traditions.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Santa Mini Sessions at Camera Shy

Add a little magic to your holiday photos this year with 15-minute Santa mini session at Camera Shy.

Mini session includes:
  • Three poses (one pose on each of the three holiday backgrounds)
  • Up to 15 minutes
  • Four to six images
  • Emailed images
  • Printing available while you wait 

Call Camera Shy at 801.566.2127 to register for a time slot or book online.

Visit the Gardner Village website for a complete list of Christmas in the Village events.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Shop for Christmas at our Holiday Sale!

For beautiful holiday decor, furniture and accessories just in time for the holidays, check out our Holiday Sale all month long at CF HomeDown to Earth and The Village Quilt Shop. The personalized service at each of these shops will help you get in the holiday spirit.

Whether you're looking for a new dining set from CF Home for the new year, a cozy quilt from The Village Quilt Shop, or throw pillows and other accessories from Down To Earth, our stores are brimming with fabulous holiday gifts and furniture.

The sale goes thru December 31st.

Friends & Family Sale:

Shop at these three stores on December 11-13 during our Friends and Family Sale, and receive 30% off regular-priced accessories and 10% off regular-priced new furniture and rug purchases. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Elf Displays and Elf Scavenger Hunt

Santa's elves have arrived at Gardner Village! Parents - go online and print out a scavenger hunt form to help your kids find all of the elf displays.

Once you've found all of them, have your kids take their completed scavenger hunt form to The Chocolate Covered Wagon for a FREE piece of old-fashioned salt water taffy.

View the complete elf photo gallery on our website.

Also at Gardner Village...Cowboy Santa Claus at The Farm

Beginning Friday, November 28, The Farm at Gardner Village will have Cowboy Santa every Friday and Saturday until December 20. Pricing is $5 per child to enter the petting zoo, and pony rides are an additional $5 each (depending on the length of the ride). For more details, contact The Farm at 801.706.8189 Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm. Open weather permitting.

View a complete schedule of Christmas in The Village on our website.

Photo obtained from The Farm's Facebook page.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Moonlight Madness Holiday Sales Event

Don't wait until Black Friday to start your holiday shopping! This is our version of a pre-Black Friday Sale.

This Saturday, November 22, 2014 is our annual holiday  Moonlight Madness shopping event. From 6pm to 11pm, find coupons and super savings in each store, yummy food at Archibald's Restaurant or Naborhood Bakery, and enjoy our elf displays throughout the Village. We'll even have carolers wandering our brick pathways to put you into the holiday spirit.

Visit our website any time to view current events and sales. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Get Ready For Thanksgiving at Gardner Village

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Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away, and most of our shops have items and ideas to get you ready for everything Thanksgiving.
The food:
Naborhood Bakery is already taking orders for rolls and other Thanksgiving dinner items. In store you can find rolls, frozen rolls, breads, stuffing, cookies and other treats. The Naborhood Bakery is famous for their frozen rolls that you can bake and serve at home.
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Add this cute chocolate turkey from Chocolate Covered Wagon to each place setting for a Thanksgiving dinner they won't forget!
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The decor and table settings:
Aunt Elsie's Trinkets has you covered for vintage dishes, place settings and other decor.
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Celebrations by Modern Display has an entire section dedicated to Thanksgiving. These cute turkeys and owls will add personality to any Thanksgiving table.
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CF Home has all Fall Decor 20% off.
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At Upon The Shelf, you'll find a variety of Thanksgiving items, including inspirational sayings about Thanksgiving and gratitude.
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The entertainment:
Gather around the table to read a favorite Thanksgiving classic like, "Over The River and Through The Woods," or find a new favorite with the "Old Lady Who Swallowed..." book series. They can all be found at Storybook Nook.
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Hostess and Guest Gifts:
Your younger guests will love these Thanksgiving-themed dolls from Georgell Doll Shop.
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Tell your hostess how much you appreciate her hard work with a pair of these darling turkey earrings from The Bead Farm.
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Look fabulous for Thanksgiving! Cottage Retreat Spa & Salon has their Harvest Retreat Package, where you can choose three 30-minute services for only $99. Visit their website for complete information and to schedule your appointment.
Santa's elves:
Santa's helpers have been busy getting ready for the elves to arrive! Stay tuned...
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Watch our New Gardner Village Video: Vintage Love

For the past 30 years, Gardner Village has established itself as a place where the old meets the new in a combination of vintage and modern. It's a place where anyone can feel young again. Where magic is in the air and romance is in bloom. It's a place where love grows right alongside the flowers. Watch our Vintage Love story of two young people falling in love at Gardner Village.

Please LIKE this video and SHARE it with your friends to spread the word. You can also subscribe to the official Gardner Village YouTube Channel to watch more fun videos.

Enjoy some behind-the-scenes photos from the production of this video with Mazer Media.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Trick or Treat Tips from Lucinda the Witch

Happy Halloween! We hope you have a safe time at your celebrations. Thank you for making WitchFest spectacular. We love hosting the events and activities throughout the month. Gardner Village will be open on Halloween, but we'll close at 5pm so our employees have time to enjoy the night with their families.

Below are some Trick or Treat tips from our very own witch, Lucinda.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Witches Night Out - Part Two - This Weekend!

Two weeks ago we had a blast at the first weekend of Witches Night Out, and we're doing it again this Friday and Saturday, October 24-25, from 6-10pm each night.

Enjoy a night out with your sister witches, and shop 'til you drop with prizes from the main stage at 7 and 9pm. Enjoy bewitching deals in each store, cackle with a witch, yummy food, dancing and the Witch Parade at 8pm. Stay until 10pm for the finale dance at the main stage.

Admission is free, but there is a $5 per car parking fee because we hire a professional parking crew to help manage our parking lots. You'll receive valuable coupons when you pay to park. You can also take TRAX, which drops you off right across the street.

Make sure to "hagtag" your pictures with #gardnervillage and #witchfestatgardnervillage so that we can see how much fun you're having! If you're not following us in Instagram, find us @gardnervillage.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

UEA Halloween Event: Wee Witches Weekend

Last weekend we held our annual Witches Night Out for ladies' night, and this weekend we're having a party for the kids!

With the kids out of school for UEA this Thursday through Saturday, October 16-18, we'll be hosting Wee Witches Weekend. Dress the kids up and bring them down to Gardner Village for a variety of activities:
You may even spot a witch or two! Parking is just $5, and admission is free! You'll receive valuable Gardner Village coupons when you park.

Get the kids excited by watching and sharing our new witch video!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lucinda's Mummy Meatballs Recipe

After a long, exhausting day of caring for her pet cockroach, Lucinda, the Gardner Village witch, likes to whip up a batch of her favorite Mummy Meatballs, pair with Spaghetti, and you have a delicious dinner for the family. Try these out and share them with friends for a favorite Halloween-themed dinner. They're easy and delicious!

After Halloween, save your Halloween candy to make Lucinda's popcorn recipe.

For more fun Halloween activities, visit our website.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Witches Night Out - Part One: THIS Friday and Saturday!

Dress in your wackiest witchy attire and grab your sister witches for part one of the epic event of the year! The first weekend of Witches Night Out kicks off this Friday, October 10th from 6-10pm and then again Saturday, October 11th 6-10pm.

Enter to win prizes, treat yourself to dinner, and enjoy special discounts and bewitching activities in each of the shops. You can have your eyes b'dazzled at Be-witched Bootique, your photo at Camera Shy Photography and cackle like a witch by Aunt Elsie's.  Join your fellow sister witches on the stage at 8pm for the Witch Parade, and stick around until 10pm for the finale dance at the main stage with all the witches.

Admission is free, but there is a $5 per car parking fee because we hire a professional parking crew to help manage our parking lots. You'll receive valuable coupons when you pay to park. You can also take TRAX, which drops you off right across the street.

Need a costume? Some of our shops have witchy attire, hats and jewelry that you can pick up right here at Gardner Village!