The last time we were in Long Grove was for Vintage Days last August. On Robert Parker Coffin Road the storefront that used to house Mangel was empty. It was my favorite store in Long Grove. I recently started following the Long Grove Face book page and they mentioned Mangel. I was very happy to find that the store had relocated, just around the corner and across the street on Old McHenry Road. The next day at lunch I asked my dearest if he'd like to take a little ride. We visited Mangel. and from the moment I walked into the door, it was like the old days. It smelled like spring, and looked beautiful.
My friend Laura and I would visit every fall, and she would always end up buying a hat, or two. I didn't notice any hats, but Laura would find many things she would love here.
I found a few. A spring candle and melts for a candle warmer. I have a candle holder in my foyer, that I am pretty sure came from Mangel. I always have a candle burning there for the holidays to welcome the family. I also found a butterfly themed gift for my little gardener to put in her Easter basket.
We had a interesting and informative conversation with the owner. He's hoping for a revival of the Long Grove of days past. My favorite time to go was always on a Tuesday when I would have the whole town ( it seemed) to myself.
I hope any local girls who remember Long Grove and haven't been lately to come visit.
Long Grove has many festivals throughout the year, check out their face book page or Mangel's face book page for more info.
I added a few springy touches to the buffet. Just a few weeks till Easter.
Thank you so much for stopping by and for all your kind comments and good wishes for my daughter Kris. Everything went very well, the surgery was uneventful and her recovery is going well. My good friend Melanie from Comfy House is also recovering from surgery. Wishing her well. We need to thrift together soon my friend.
Have a great week, maybe I'll post before, I'm feeling crafty!
Enjoy this beautiful day.