Hope you are having a great one so far!
We have had so many requests to bring back the
Peoria Quirky Landmarks contest-
that we decided to make October a
ittle extra fun and little extra special.
This month- we are not going to do
one quirky Peoria area landmark,
we are going to do 5! Yes 5!!!
Enclosed are 5 images -Can you name the
location of all 5? Please email your answers to
[email protected] before midnight on
October 31, 2012. One lucky winner will receive
a Relics $25 gift certificate and 4 runner-ups
will win great prizes! Be sure to email us even
if you don't get all 5- just name what you can
to be entered for prizes!
So where are all these places? Ask your friends!
Ask your neighbors!
Have Fun & Good Luck….
Autumn is here! Time to wrap yourself up in cozy
warm scarves, toasty hats and lovely
mittens. Relics loves this change of season most of all.
The colors, the textures and is
there anything better than the crunching of leaves
and the smell of soup on the stove?
Cozy up and cuddle up….We spend all year looking for
beautiful things to wrap around
yourself or wrap up for someone you love.
We have scarves from Spain and scarves from Peru and
some scarves made right here in Peoria.
Also, interesting cashmere and silk wraps, that are long
and narrow- or you can slip your head thru
the secret middle of them-to wear them as big layered tubes.
We have ombres, pashminas and floral
blends. Lots of choices to make layering extra special this fall.
What an amazing magical season it is. Experience it! Drive
down some little unnamed country road,
head down a curve and hill and partake in all the colors of the
season. Truly inspiring.
Wherever your road leads you, may you find lots of amazing
things to make your heart happy.
Relics October Playlist
Music oh beautiful music.
It's such an empty quiet world when the music is off.
Funny thing is, I have a hard time sitting in silence.
I love just having a little music on in the background-
Does anyone else feel drawn to bluegrass in the autumn?
We love all kinds of music at Relics- but the new fresh
bluegrass is really hitting the spot.
1. foolish little girl - dionne bromfield
2. some nights- fun
3. tortured tangled heart- dixie chicks
4. the sinister minister- bela fleck & the fleck tones
5. ring around the moon- elephant revival
6. wagon wheel- old crow medicine show
7. todays the day- aimee mann
8. scissor runner- jenny & johnny
9. be thou my vision- John Balch
10. davy come back and act like you outa- calico
What are you listening to???
Please let me know- drop me an email- [email protected]
** Warning** You do not need any kind of green thumb to own an airplant!
These sweethearts take zero dirt, zero work !
All you need to do is just soak the root for about 30 minutes once a week.
That is it!
We have 15 different varieties-amazing shapes, sizes and textures and all are just $5.95 each
These little guys make amazing gifts for anyone who appreciates a little
bit of green indoors, without all the hassle…
Air plant love
(glass ball terrariums are $9.95 and come with a bit of moss to make your own airplant
feel all at home cozy and happy)
Mercury glass lights-
Test Tube stilt vases are back in stock- it took a while to get them here.
But they made it!!
More new jewelry from our friend dear darlington in Milwaukee…
Our FAVORITE NEW THING!
Sparkle Numbers and Shapes!
Make anyones special day- just a little extra special!
Our Holiday Open House is coming…. Yay!
November 2nd, 3rd & 4th
Wait until you see all the holiday magic that Relics has found!
It will be a very lovely holiday indeed...
(a couple race horses outside of Farmington / instagram- )
You might remember Jean Paul- as he had designed all the couture ware that Madona donned during her whole cone breast 90's project... I guess that is all I really knew about Jean Paul. Didn't realize his house of couture- was seriously- absolutely - outstanding. Alexander McQueen- I'm sure was influenced by Jean Paul's work.... please remember all of this fashion is built by hand- most hand stitched- somethings taking 1000 hours to make and stitch. enjoy!
This one was encrusted with milagros and metal lace-
Red beaded ship headpiece- all hand built-
(Velvet cones by filiz)
fabric printed french film strips- make the train of this dress
It was so incredibly dark in the room-black- pitch black!! Sadly, some of my images came out blurry- but if you like fashion- and you see the runways- the catwalks- the images in the magazines and blogs- they just don't give this art justice. The details are endless and breathtaking - enjoy
You can check out the vimeo video here-
What a crazy fun summer it has been so far!
Hope all of you are having a great summer as well!
Lots and LOTS of great new things are arriving everyday- hope you get a chance to stop in
Mustache Lolly's ohhh yea!
A Fallow Deer - Found in Wisconsin
And just in- more of our happy and quirky sticky notes - We love fun paper- don't you??
******** Found at Baltimore's American Visionary Art Museum ***********
Mark Swidler was a corporate guy. Bored in meetings, he started carving his styrofoam cups. He would throw them out after the meetings, then one day, he realized all his workmates- had been taking them out of the garbage and collecting them. He became famous and didn't even know.
It's almost Summertime!
....and you know what that means?? Road Trip Time!
I have to admit I'm kind of all about change and new scenery - roadtrips are the absolute bomb- and it just seems - that if you drive just a little further down the road- or over the top of one more hill- there is always something wonderful, exciting and new around to see, taste, smell or explore... I don't think I will ever get tired of new adventures.
Thats why at Relics, we just can't sit still- We are always about change, fun times and for looking for that best new thing around the corner...surprises are our favorite things!
We have lots of great summer surprises in store for you- fun classes, interesting contests, we are even going on the road for an event or two-
May your summer be filled with all things fun- and may all your adventures lead to great memories~!
(My dream wander car- Wish it was mine....)
Will you join us...?
Relics on the Road
We love events- we LOVE to take Relics on the road!
This weekend, Saturday June 2nd- is the French Flea Market in West Peoria-
Please join us~
There will be 20 friends- selling plants, herbs, Retro, Fun, Antiques, Vintage- Decorative Goods- Etsy Hand Made & Relics Curiosities-
(and Authentic French Crepes!)
Location- 2320 West Moss (behind Jumers in West Peoria)
Time- 9am- 5pm (no early birds please)
Hope you can join us! It will be lots of fun!
Relics will be having a Micro Garden Building Workshop-
Saturday June 30th at 4pm at Relics
We will provide the container, the plants and lots of natural ingredients, stones, sand, branches- and we will have instruction on the art of micro gardens. It's all about keeping it small.
Please feel free and bring any pieces you would like to include in your own personal micro garden- we love tiny deer, skunks, marbles and vintage birthday cake ballerinas.
Relics also will have lots of little minatures for sale- (We will have a limited selection of some of the things in the above pictures for sale- plus a few other vintage bits and pieces- and surprises)
(We also love plastic policemen- Thanks Yvette! For the photo)
Sting Art Class
Instructor- Harmony Stencil
Saturday- June 16th at 4:00pm at Relics
Cost is 19.95
You will get the wood, the paint, the nails, the string and all the fun and excellent instruction to build your own masterpiece.
Class size limited- please call or stop by Relics to Register...
Lots of Intersting new Fun things have arrived at Relics....
Our New Wall of cards....
Do you know where he lives?? He's kind of fun and he has sausage in his pocket! (I guess that would be a hint!) If you know where he is- just drop us an email- One lucky winner who knows where he resides- will win a $10 gift certificate from Relics- AND a bonus this month- you will get an extra $10 gift certificate- from the "place" where this guy named Sam lives....
Just email us at [email protected] with your answer
This months book is Alice I Have Been- By Melanie Benjamin
Read the book- and please join us for some good conversation and a yummy snack....
All are welcome!
(In case you want to read ahead - Our July book is-)
Relics June Playlist-
We love sharing our music! We get lots of requests - of "What's playing in the store? What is that song?" So we decided we need to share it!
1. Just Takes a Little- Amy Stroup
2. Skip the Line- Sugar & the Hi-Lows
3. Lights in the Valley- The Carolina Chocolate Drops
4. From This Valley- The Civil Wars
5. Give Me Fire- Alexz Johnson
6. Baby's Arms- Kurt Vile
7. Somebody That I Used to Know- Gotye
8. Goin to the Party- The Alabama Shakes
9. Yellow Brick Road- Angus & Julia Stone
10. Glad You Came- The Wanted
11. Vie En Rose- Pomplamoose
12. Blue Jeans- Lana Del Rey
Do you know Lana Del Rey? She is so wonderful-
Please check her out....
Fun Times in Peoria!
3410 Ne Adams street
You never know what we are going to do next... it's always a surprise!
Happy New Year!
Relics is starting this lovely Newest Year with a creative twist and a creative challenge!
Relics recently acquired a vintage set of encyclopedias. Every home seemed to have a set- but due to the invent of the laptop, the computer and wikipedia- most people have gotten rid of their old fashioned trustworthy hardcopy books of knowledge.
So we wanted to do something special with our set.
This year the word for Relics is Create. We made that our resolution, to try and make our lives more creative- so we are extending and offering the challenge to all of you as well....
Our Set of Encyclopedias has been renamed "The Encyclopedias of Lost Mischief" we are housing the set at Relics- each volume can be checked out like a library book- we ask that you fill a page with one or more of these things-
5. Random bit of art
6. Anything that makes you feel creative
Starting on Monday January 16th- there are will be the set of 21 books to check out at your leisure- your goal is to do 21 creative project over the next 12 months. One or more for each book in the set. You can keep the book for up to 10 days. You don't have to sign your work if you don't want to- if you want to leave a random bit - that's ok too- If you get through the set and want to do more- feel free!
Next January- we will have them displayed at a First Fridays Gallery Event somewhere in Peoria. They then will be donated as a collection to the Peoria Historical Society.
So get thinking- get creative- come join the fun!
Feel free and email us with any question: [email protected]
RELICS HOLIDAY MUSIC LIST
Relics December Playlist-1. Aimee Mann- Waiting on Mary
2. Gypsy Hombres- Sleigh Ride
3. Indigo Girls- Holly Happy Days
4. Ray Anthony- Christmas Trumpets
5. John Prine- Christmas in Prison
6. Joan Osborne- Christmas in New orleans
7. Father Christmas- Kinks
8. 2000 Miles- The Pretenders
9. Pogues- Fairytale of New York
10. Anonymous 4- The Holly and the Ivy
What are you listening to this holiday season??
Email me your ALL TIME FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SONG and Artist
This will enter you in the official Relics Holiday drawing for a Relics- $50 Gift Certficate- which will be drawn at random at closing on Christmas Eve (3pm)
Please be sure to include your Favorite Holiday Song, your complete name and address....email [email protected]
Good Luck and Happy Holidays!