Thursday, October 8, 2015

Another Stop At 3 French Hens

On the trip to see our middle daughter's family, we planned to have lunch in Wildwood Missouri. This is my favorite lunch stop because the Three French Hens shop is located in Wildwood.
 I love the barely-there green color on the cabinet above, and I think the distressing is perfect. I couldn't take my eyes off it. If we had been headed toward home instead of away, I might have strapped it in the back of the pickup even though it was way out of my price range.

Though the Three French Hens store is located in a rural area about 20 miles west of St Louis, the place is huge. Because of time constraints, (Wild Bill was outside timing my 30-minute stop to the nano second) I really had to fly through the store to see everything and buy a little something.

 I like the black and white checked Mackenzie-Childs decor, but I'm not a huge fan of it. I took a few pictures to post for my fellow bloggers, like BJ at Sweet Nothings blog, who do love their stuff. Three French Hens has a lot (like two or three rooms full) of all things Mackenzie-Childs. 

The middle of the store is my favorite area. That's where this great old rock fireplace is and it's always decorated beautifully. This year, they moved their huge moose head above the mantle and decorated it for Fall. Love, love, love it!

Several sections of the store are decorated for Halloween. At the front door, you're greeted with beautiful trees wearing Halloween decorations in every color from bright apple green to deep purple. Here's one of the trees from a couple of angles...

I was really taken with the cloches full of Fall decor. I decided I had to try to duplicate one of these that I found especially pretty... 

 Just as I was trying to find something similar in their floral section, the owner stopped by and asked if I needed help. She walked back with me to the section where the cloches were and generously opened the cloche and took the pieces out that I admired. Since we couldn't find the exact one I was smitten with, she told me to take the one out of the cloche and she would have the florist rebuild it. This is one of the things I love about their customer service...the owner and her staff always make you feel nothing is more important than their customers!
I was fast running out of time that day, but still wanted to buy some of their cute Fall/Halloween ribbons. I regret I didn't take pictures in the floral department as their wreaths and door hangings (made with baskets instead of wreaths) were really pretty. If you look to the left in the picture below, you can see part of the floral section and some of the door hangings...
In addition to the two floral "leaf" rings, I bought a variety of ribbon yardage while at Three French Hens.  My plan is to make a duplicate of their Fall cloches and to make a hanging door basket. I already have a large cloche and one of their flat hanging baskets that I bought last time I was there.  

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  1. What an awesome store! I love all of the checked dishes and fall decor! And yes, that cabinet is awesome!!

  2. Rivercrest Cottage,
    This is one amazing shopping experience, indeed!!!
    Although, I have never been to their shop,
    I have viewed it on the web!!! Gorgeous!!!
    While on vacation, I shopped a new favorite place, too!!! Oh, I'm thrilled with my purchases that will be used Seasonably and in an upcoming renewal project!!!
    Thanks for sharing and always inspiring, dear friend!!!

  3. Wow, you must have been flying to get through all that in 30 minutes! LOL!
    Sounds like you did it and got some great items.
    I loved that cabinet too!

  4. Holy cow - I'd be in there hours - ( and I'm not joking )
    What an amazing shop - LOVE LOVE LOVE that cloche !

  5. Looks like a great store and they sound super nice too!

  6. I think the cabinet is awesome! I love it. Thanks for sharing and always inspiring!

  7. I love stores like that- a half hour flies by in those kind of places. That fireplace was awesome. Thanks for taking us with you!

  8. What a lovely shop! Just the sort of place I like.