Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Oswego Illinois And Hudson Design House



While visiting in Illinois during December, we took a trip to Oswego to see a store I follow on Facebook. The store, Hudson Design House, had a variety of vintage and new things available for sale.

Our plan was to travel down to Tennessee after our visit in Illinois. If we had been headed home, one of these china cabinets would've made its way into the bed of our pick-up truck. The prices were low, which made it very hard to pass up this grey one.

The old hotel advertisement sign hanging high on the wall was on my radar too.
And this old fashion bed...Wild Bill just doesn't share my love for old things...was indeed love at first sight.
Since it was early December, I was smitten with the animal heads, all things plaid, and of course all the Christmas decor. Their hand-painted signs and homestyle pillows were well made and adorable.

Oswego is a charming little town. If you're a fan of It's A Wonderful Life, you'll know what I mean when I say it reminded me of Bedford Falls. 
Before we left the little town, I talked Wild Bill into taking a drive around the streets near the old downtown. Bill thought I was looking at the pretty houses in the snow, which I was, but I was busy looking for "For Sale" signs too.




Thanks for dropping by!






11 comments:

  1. You certainly took us on a wonderful tour, what a delightful shop. I don't think I would have been able to resist, there was so much that appealed to me.

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    1. Mama: just looking at that grey cabinet makes me think I should've skipped Tennessee and bought it and carted it home.

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  2. That is a neat shop. I could use some "husband" lessons from you. Poppy would never follow me around while I looked at antiques and furniture and such. I betcha if you had spotted that perfect house with a for sale sign out front, Wild Bill would have agreed to look at it with you. Dog-gone-it, I'm doing something wrong. :) Wild Bill sounds like a good man.

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    1. Henny, I guess I didn't make it clear, but Wild Bill sat outside and read a book in the truck. He didn't see any of the inside until he read my post this morning. He and Poppy would make good companions so maybe we should plan a trip together to see some shops in NC while the two of them sit outside and commiserate.

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  3. WHAT!?!?!
    You might move to Illinois?
    and everyone else is moving out?!
    Except me of course, I'm still here!
    ;)
    Maybe in the spring I will make take a road trip to Oswego and check out that cool shop!
    (I want to go to Ikea this spring!)
    This post makes me Happy!
    xoxoxo

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    1. Cindi, sadly Illinois' taxes are too high for us retirees. But I sure love their little towns.

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  4. Love shops like that and we enjoy looking around them too. Love the church picture.

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  5. My goodness I didn't know the quaint shop was in 1 1/2 hour from me... Thanks for sharing with me and hubs and I will take a trip out to see it....Next time your in IL let's see if we could meet?

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    1. Cathy, that would be so fun to meet up somewhere in one of the small towns. I will contact you next time we're planning a trip to see our Illinois crew.

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  6. Oh I love the top of that grey cabinet, I need that at my house

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  7. What a lovely town! The shop looks wonderful, I would love to go there too. I am sure you enjoyed it a lot!

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