July 2019

July was a busy month in Mendocino. We started the month off with our 4th of July parade and ended with the Mendocino Music Festival. Our weather was fantastic with many people who live inland escaping to the coast to get out of triple digit temperatures. The beaches were full of sunbathers, surfers and kayakers. What is typically a month full of fog was instead a month of nice weather.

My Chic Farmhouse had a fundraiser in July for our neighbors, the Kelley House Museum. A portion of our sales was donated to this local treasure. We want to thank everybody who supported this fundraising event.

Happy Summer!

We have been having beautiful weather here on the coast. Many people are traveling and visiting Mendocino. It’s nice to see people walking around and enjoying what the coast has to offer.

With the weather in mind, we decided to talk about linen. Linen is made from the flax plant. It is a sustainable fiber. Many people like to wear linen when it is hot because it is lightweight and a breathable fabric. We particularly love the linen shawls we carry at My Chic Farmhouse. They are perfect for the cool summer evenings, lightweight and easy to pack in a suitcase when traveling. More importantly, they accessorize any outfit perfectly. Whether you are going to a wedding, out to dinner or to the upcoming Music Festival Festival here in Mendocino, stop in to see the shawls we carry in all of the amazing colors. We are sure there will be a color you will like. As we like to say - why look ordinary when you can look extraordinary.

May 2019

Memorial Day Weekend was busy with people travelling, spending time with family and, more importantly, remembering and honoring our service members who lost their lives for our country. It is also the unofficial start of summer.

We are looking forward to June. It’s the time of year for graduations, weddings, Father’s Day and summer. A time of celebration, vacations and overall fun now that the days are longer. In keeping up with this busy time of the year, My Chic Farmhouse has ordered from five of our vendors to keep our little shop full and interesting for our regular customers and new customers alike. Keep us in mind when you need that perfect gift for that someone special. If we don’t have it, we will try to get it for you or refer you to one of the other shops in Mendocino or Fort Bragg. Here’s to a wonderful June!

Last day of April!

April was a busy month at My Chic Farmhouse. We received merchandise from four of our vendors and attended the Petaluma Antiques Faire. Our shop is now overflowing with many treasures. Come in and see for yourself. You won’t be disappointed!

Happy Spring!

We are so excited that Spring has finally arrived! Flowers are in bloom, birds are chirping and people seem happier because the days are longer.

Recently, we returned from a week’s trip to Atlanta. The purpose of the trip was to shop at AmericasMart and to visit family. We scored on both. Purchases were made at MudPie and Creative Co-Op. In a few weeks, a big shipment from Creative-Co-Op will arrive. Thanks to my sister Gina and niece Jenn, we chose items we think My Chic Farmhouse customers will love. We certainly fell in love with quite a few things. We had to remember we were buying for the shop and not for ourselves. It’s very easy to forget when you are surrounded by many beautiful things.

As an attempt to keep up with the social media craze, we are now on Instagram. Follow us @my_chic_farmhouse. We will continue to post on Facebook as well.

We hope you have a wonderful Spring!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Next Thursday is Valentine’s Day. As a reminder, we have beautiful jewelry designed by Tanja Alexandra Kern for sale in the shop. How about a necklace, bracelet or earrings in many different gemstones to choose from for your sweetie (or for yourself)?

February’s birthstone is amethyst. Amethyst is the stone of spirituality and contentment. You don’t need to be born in February to love this stone. Its beautiful purple color is enough to enchant. So many choices, so little time…