Saturday, October 26, 2013

Come to the Courtyard!

Come to the Courtyard!

"You'll treasure the experience".

The Courtyard is a fabulous upscale donation/consignment shop in Hinsdale, Illinois.
A team of dedicated volunteers staffs this ever-changing shop 
and the proceeds benefit the Wellness House in Hinsdale, 
an oasis of warmth, comfort and education for cancer patients and their families.

Their programs are offered at no cost to the participants and cover the entire range of wellness needs, 
from medical updates, nutrition, excercise, and arts, to bereavement and support groups.

The Courtyard shop is a treasure trove of decorative delights
with new items arriving constantly.
The challenge for the staff is to make the most diverse donation and consignment items 
work together to please the eye.

One recent morning, this was the "canvas" that awaited the volunteer designers.

Lots of items were sold in the past week 
and loads of new pieces had arrived, all needing a home.

The designers work quickly, moving things in and out 
and up and down until they were satisfied.

Here's what they came up with for this wall- Beautiful!

Here's another vignette:

And several more:

Love this hutch!

Fabulous ottoman...

Great pillows and one sweet watercolor terrier!

Look at all of this gleaming silver and gorgeous flow blue china.  

Check out these candlesticks...

For one very special table...

Great pair of nightstands.

Charming collectibles...

And museum quality artwork, too-
like this pair of original paintings by Antoine Blanchard...

And it gets even better!
The Courtyard has a warehouse full of items in storage.... 
New estate collections have been received 
and there is not enough room in the shop to display them.

So, the Courtyard is having a Special Sale Event
on Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2, 
from 10:00am to 4:30pm each day.

The designers will be working hard this week to set up the warehouse for this big event.
Stop by to see what new items are available.
There is so much quality merchandise- it will be worth the trip!

The Courtyard even has a Facebook page where you can explore the latest treasures 
and a blog with even more news and features.

So, come to the Courtyard!
You'll treasure the experience.

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  1. Wow, amazing shop and great cause. I see some things I might like! Wishing you great sale days!

  2. Erin, Thanks for the wonderful write-up about this amazing shop. Everyone works very hard to make this happen and we are all grateful for your blog post to help promote us. It was a pleasure having you visit

  3. I'm glad I spotted this post in my blog roll... Well have to stop by next week to check it out. I know right were this building is... I recognized it instantly!

  4. If I lived near by, I'd shop this store every week. Looks like they have a fabulous inventory. All the best for a terrific sale. ~ Sarah


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