share in the excitement of shop ownership. I am one of her 'pickers' of all things vintage with
a friendship that is blossoming into a category of priceless!! Compatibility, creativity and
respect all share a common ground with the strenthening factor of another blogger who too
was a part of it all as we styled, laughed, shared and inspired each other with vignettes that
would sell product and inspire her customers.
THE SHOP ~ BLAIS
one oak street
three oaks, michigan
THE SETTING ~ a historical train depot,
(she and her husband purchased this station with a vision
of creating a shop)
THE ATMOSPHERE ~ Rustic with the original wood flooring, tin ceilings
the ticket window (still in place) and exposed brick walls.
THE PASSENGERS ~ They no longer arrive on schedule here. But,
the people who now walk through these doors, full of expectation
of finding something they can't live without!
THE SHOPKEEPER ~ A talented, creative, interior designer full of
warmth and charm.
Just arrived and a truck full of goodies!
Unpacking with great anticipation
One vignette (and under the ticket window) finished!
Fresh Myrtle, domes, nests, books and a "vintage" lantern
all sharing a tabletop full of goodies.
More fresh plants combined with wire domes and
An antique carosel horse
Burlap, mercury glass containers, iron
and copper trays ~ new and old
An antique dental tray with enamel top
Lighting, an antque bed, chairs, both old and new,
(including a pair of antique
Biedermeier chairs in perfect condition) more
artwork and pillows
A one-of-a-kind canvas by a Chicago artist
Signage in old frames
Funiture and more pillows
Garden statuary with Maidenhair fern (all plants are
Repurposed furniture, new lamps, old and new
objects (check out the old zinc tub) it is a stool
for sitting with storage inside! FAB!
The vintage horse stable from the 50's. I can see this
at Alison's home at: http://thepolohouse.blogspot.com/,
if fact, I heard it whisper her name!
I truly hope you have enjoyed your shopping trip to BLAIS.
If you are planning a trip to Michigan this summer, it is a shop
not to be missed! (and even if you're not, it is a quick trip
from Chicago (1 1/2 hours). So much to do in the area
and so much to see. Antiquing at its best!
BTW, when you visit BLAIS, ask for Keek and tell her
Mary Anne sent you!