Gardner Village Blog
Welcome Salt City Accents!
Tuesday Apr 17 2018
Join us in welcoming Gardner Village’s newest shop, Salt City Accents! Donny and Emily, the team behind the shop, have worked hard to prepare their stunning space and fill it with unique treasures. Let’s take a look around!  Saturday was the big grand opening, and the shop was jumping with excitement ...

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Introducing A Great Escape, NEW At Gardner Village
Wednesday Apr 11 2018
Think you have what it takes to escape?!  “I’m obsessed with mystery shows, and this was like experiencing one in real life!” Bailey Martin exclaimed as she and her Stansbury High friends escaped with just two minutes to spare. They were the first group to successfully complete Malcolm’s Missing Millions room, ...

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Help Feed Starving Children at The Gathering Place
Tuesday Apr 3 2018
Now’s your chance to make a big difference in just two short hours. Even the kids (ages 5+) can get in on the action and help feed starving children around the world.    WHAT: Feed My Starving Children Packing Event WHEN: April 13 and 14, 2018 TIME: Two-hour time slots available (see list here) WHERE: The ...

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A Look Behind the Fairy Magic at Gardner Village
Wednesday Mar 28 2018
Gardner Village’s Display Coordinator, Careen Densley, may look like a mere mortal, but she simply must carry a magic wand in her pocket or something. How else is she be able to transform sheets of foam into an enchanting fairy island?  “Ever since we started planning the fairy displays, I thought ...

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Easter Hoppenings at Gardner Village
Wednesday Mar 14 2018
Easter’s a hoppenin' thing at Gardner Village. From fancy children’s frocks, darling decor, and tasty treats to photo ops, Easter brunch, and more, your hunt for a one-stop Easter spot is over.  Holiday Prep From decorating your house to dressing your egg hunters, you’ll find fresh ideas in bloom at The Village.  Easter ...

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Famous Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe
Tuesday Mar 13 2018
Looks like the luck o’ the Irish is on our side. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, the talented chef behind Archibald’s Restaurant is giving us their famous recipe for fried GREEN tomatoes! Take it away, Rufo!  Step 1: Slice your tomatoes.  Great Green Fact: Green tomatoes are simply basic tomatoes that ...

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Meet Georgia Kendall, the Manager at Layers Beautiful Bedding
Tuesday Mar 6 2018
Meet Georgia Kendall, the manager at Layers Beautiful Bedding in Gardner Village. She’s been in this position for nearly four years, but her Village story began at birth. “As an employee, I still feel like a newbie in The Village,” Georgia explained. “People have worked here for so long. Some for more ...

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Plan Your Wedding at Gardner Village
Tuesday Feb 27 2018
The spring/summer wedding season is around the corner. Time to start planning. Not many know this, but I always wanted to be a professional wedding planner. Today, I get to live out that dream and show you all Gardner Village has to offer as your ultimate wedding resource. From the ...

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Meet Emily Dern, the talented owner of Willow Hill Yarn Co.
Tuesday Feb 20 2018
Emily Dern didn’t start her career thinking she’d be the owner of a yarn shop in Gardner Village, but The Village was home to one of her first jobs. In high school, she worked for The Village Whites Shoppe. Of course, she never imagined at that time that she’d one ...

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Dolly & Me Pajama Parties for a Limited Time Only
Wednesday Feb 14 2018
Once upon a time, there was a darling doll shop in the heart of Gardner Village. Here, cares are left at the door and children are swept off to a land of imagination and wonder. Stories are told. Games are played. Songs are sung. Treats are enjoyed. And wishes are ...

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Make it a Valentine's Date to Remember
Wednesday Feb 7 2018
If it’s miles and miles of heart you seek, Gardner Village is on the beat. From a truly original date destination to your spot for heartfelt gifts and home decor, this spot is red hot!    A Valentine’s Date to Remember Why settle for ordinary dining this Valentine’s Day or weekend when you can ...

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Quick Ways to Cozy Your Home at Gardner Village
Wednesday Jan 24 2018
Like a knitted sleeve hugging a hot beverage, you'll find plenty of ways to cozy your home this winter. From bedding to home decor, these ideas from the shops at Gardner Village are big on comfort and creating a warm and inviting space to dwell.  CF Home Ready to feel like Bond, James ...

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Meet Our Executive Pastry Chef & 3 Free Recipes from her Personal Collection
Wednesday Jan 17 2018
It’s 4AM. Most alarm clocks won’t even go off for another few hours, but Megan Hall is already hard at work, preparing cookies and bread and other delights for Naborhood Bakery at Gardner Village. Such is the early-bird life of a pastry chef, and Megan loves it. “I bake from 4AM to ...

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A Link to the Past: Archibald Gardner's Granddaughter
Tuesday Jan 9 2018
“Archibald Gardner, the mill builder, was known as the poor man’s friend.” Ruth Widdison Dawson read these words with great pride in her voice. “God never placed a truer man on earth. A sturdy oak standing alone in the field. A giant among men.” She was reading from The Life ...

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2018 Gardner Village Family Activities at a Glance
Tuesday Jan 2 2018
Where in Utah can you experience state history first hand, find fanciful fairies, hula your way to summer savings, dance and play with witches, dine with Santa, and help feed hungry childen around the globe? Such year-round magic only happens at one place--Gardner Village! Here’s an at-a-glance look at the fun to plan on ...

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Learn a New Skill in 2018 with Gardner Village Classes
Wednesday Dec 27 2017
In may be winter break, but class is nearly in session at Gardner Village. These creative outings are an excellent way to get in a little ‘me’ time or enjoy a fun outing with a friend. Take a look at what’s being offered this winter:  Furniture Painting @ Aunt Elsie's Trinkets & ...

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From Our Hearts
Wednesday Dec 20 2017
Before our elves roll out for another all-important night of magic up north, we want to thank you for the magic made right here this year. You’ve made 2017 one to remember! From our fancy fairy friends to those wacky witches to every enchanting elf, we’ve loved creating year-round memories with you and being a part ...

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20 Last-Minute Gift Ideas For Every Age and Interest
Wednesday Dec 13 2017
Grab that gift-giving list. It’s time to make some serious progress. Here’s a list of 20 unique gifts you’ll find at Gardner Village. No expedited shipping costs. No big box bordem. Simply local charm and a wide assortment of ideas for everyone on your list.    Stop #1: Aunt Elsie’s Trinkets & Treasures Even ...

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The Elves Have Upped Their Game
Wednesday Dec 6 2017
The moment of truth has arrived. Does your name fall on the Naughty list or did you make Nice?    Now’s your chance to put in a good word with the big man up north. The elves have set up camp for another year at Gardner Village.   Think you’re an elf-spotting pro? Download ...

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Give the Gift of Handmade
Wednesday Nov 22 2017
The countdown to Christmas is on. At least if you’re thinking of making a present. Now’s the time to start planning and creating. Let the shops at Gardner Village lend a hand. Whether you fancy fabric, yearn for yarn, or are smart with painted art, they have ideas sure to ...

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Same Day Holiday Photos Available at Camera Shy
Tuesday Nov 14 2017
Think it’s too late in the season to get holiday family photos taken, edited, and printed? Would you believe you could get it all done the same day in little more than an hour? Sounds like a holiday miracle, but it's true. Camera Shy is here with with adorable SAME DAY ...

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Learn to Make a Stunning Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Tuesday Nov 7 2017
Make your Thanksgiving table sparkle with a fresh centerpiece made by you!  That’s right, you can arrange flowers like a pro. Just in time for the holiday season, Simply Flowers at Gardner Village is offering centerpiece classes throughout the day on November 21 and 22. Choose the 1.5-hour time slot that works ...

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The Stockings are Hung!
Wednesday Nov 1 2017
Okay, okay, so we’re still coming off that Halloween sugar high, and the Gardner Village Witches have only just hit the skies for another season (safe travels, friends!). Why on earth are we already talking Christmas?! We’re not. Well, not exclusively. Don’t let the title of this post fool you. ...

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Gardner Village is Your Halloween Scene
Tuesday Oct 24 2017
The hats are hung. The pumpkins are placed. The trees are aglow. Gardner Village's WitchFest is in full swing! See the Sights With scenic backdrops and photo props at every turn, Gardner Village is like one giant photo opp waiting to bring your camera roll to life.  All aboard! New this year, this ...

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Halloween Decor to Adore
Wednesday Oct 18 2017
You know what they say, “home is wherever I’m with boo.” And Gardner Village is here to make your house the happiest haunt on the block.  Consider this your Halloween scene. The shops are loaded with unique decor elements so you can dress your home up in style this Halloween. Here ...

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A FREE Recipe for You, Straight from Lucinda's Spell Book
Wednesday Oct 11 2017
When Gardner Village first announced their new Witch in the Kitchen event, my mind went to my own experience. As one who lacks any kitchen prowess, I can sometimes be a bit… well, witchy when it comes to matters of this room in my home.  Boy, was I wrong. Unlike me, Lucinda ...

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Enjoy a Witch-y Feast at WitchFest
Wednesday Oct 4 2017
What’s WitchFest without a WitchFeast? When you think about a witches' dinner party, you likely conjure up thoughts of bellybutton lint, toad warts, and bubbling brews. While this may be true after hours, this couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to these witch eats. Archibald’s Restaurant, Chocolate ...

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The Girls are Back in Town! Witch Happenings around Gardner Village
Tuesday Sep 26 2017
The pumpkins have rolled in and those crazy, broomstick-riding babes have landed for another Halloween season. Ready to get your witch on? Here’s your Witching Hour rundown:    Witch Displays and Scavenger Hunt Peek-a-BOO! Here’s some free fun for the fam. Print the scavenger hunt and see if you can find all of The Village’s green-faced beauties!    Six ...

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The Wizarding World of Yarn at Willow Hill
Wednesday Sep 13 2017
Witches aren’t the only magical visitors milling around Gardner Village this fall. The enchanting world of Harry Potter is making itself known at Willow Hill Yarn Company. Introducing The Wizarding World of Yarn!  Between now and Halloween. you’ll find Potter-inspired knitting and crocheting patterns. Here’s the real magic: they’re FREE! All ...

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A New Shop in Bloom at Gardner Village
Tuesday Sep 12 2017
There’s a new shop in bloom at Gardner Village. Simply Flowers opened yesterday, right across from the Chocolate Covered Wagon!  “My motto is ‘flowers, not filler,’” said Erin Veenendaal, Simply Flowers owner. “I don’t believe in packing an arrangement with baby’s breath and roses and calling it complete. In fact, I don’t ...

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Introducing: Witch in the Kitchen
Monday Sep 4 2017
What’s for dinner? Aww… the age old question that so many of us get tired of answering. If only we had a magic spell we could cast. One that would conjure up fresh food ideas. Good news! There is such a thing brewing at Gardner Village. Introducing…  Witch in the Kitchen!  New ...

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Four Ways to Cozy Up Your Bedding this Fall
Tuesday Aug 22 2017
With fall around the corner, the temps will soon drop, which means it’s time to start thinking about ways you can cozy up your bed. Your friends at Layers Beautiful Bedding at Gardner Village have just the ticket for adding inviting comfort, no matter your style. The answer: knits! There’s something ...

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From a Tiny Newspaper Ad Came Utah's Time Capsule
Tuesday Aug 15 2017
Gardner Village wasn’t always the "village" you see today. There was a time it was an old flour mill, sitting on otherwise open land.    It took founder Nancy Long’s vision, much hard work, and even a small newspaper ad to make The Village what it is today. Yes, a classified! This ...

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Back-to-School Gifts for Students and Teachers
Tuesday Aug 8 2017
Looking to welcome the 2017-18 school year in a unique way? The shops at Gardner Village have you covered. Whether you want to treat your child’s new teacher to a little first-day surprise or give your young student something fun to celebrate the season, you’ll find plenty of original ideas ...

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10 Tips to Give Your Home
Tuesday Aug 1 2017
Throw that confetti. Twirl that baton. One of the most highly-anticipated parades of the year is in town—the Salt Lake Parade of Homes! And CF Home Furniture & Design at Gardner Village is on parade throughout one of the gorgeous dwellings.  On the parade route, you’ll find this awesome abode!    Inside, items from ...

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Make School Shopping FUN at Spoiled Rotten
Tuesday Jul 25 2017
Is back-to-school shopping on your summer to-do list? You’re going to want to grab that ledger book and take note. We have your source for style right here!  Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique at Gardner Village brings all of the adorable, unique, on-trend fashions you see online and brings them to you locally. ...

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The Farmers Market is Back!
Tuesday Jul 18 2017
It’s summer at Gardner Village. You know what that means—the Wasatch Front Farmers Market has rolled onto the scene!    Back by popular demand, the market is a place to sample local Utah flavor and homegrown goodness.    Of course, there's stuff for your body as well. How does a henna tattoo sound? Or some ...

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Celebrate Pioneer Day with a Step Back in Time
Tuesday Jul 11 2017
July is an extra special month in Utah. Not only do we celebrate our independence as a nation, but we also honor our state’s unique history. At Gardner Village, we’re all for shouting hip-hip-hooray on July 24th in celebration of our pioneer heritage. After all, we have one of the original ...

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Paint the Town FUN this Summer!
Tuesday Jun 27 2017
Step inside this happy Gardner Village shop, and you'll not only discover gorgeous art and home decor...   You just might discover your own creative potential! You see, beyond being a store where you can add pretty pieces to your life, many of which were made by local artists, The Art Cottage is also ...

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Summer Fashion Fun at Gardner Village
Wednesday Jun 21 2017
Summer is in full swing, which means summer style and a new, lighter wardrobe. Check out the fashions that will have you looking hot, hot, hot this summer!  Plum Dandy Not far form the main entrance of Archibald’s Restaurant, you’ll find this clothing hot spot. Let’s take a look around Plum Dandy and ...

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The Team Behind Gardner Village Beauty
Tuesday Jun 13 2017
Q: How many people does it take to change the lightbulbs at Gardner Village? A: With tens of thousands of bulbs outside alone, you’d think it would take an army, but the reality is it’s a small crew of talented people who keeps The Village looking lovely.    Say hello to the Property ...

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A Mill Plaza Mixer to Remember
Tuesday Jun 6 2017
The programs are printed…   The name tags are ready…   The centerpieces are placed…   The beverages are chilled...    And every delicious detail is prepared…     It’s time to throw open the enormous doors of Mill Plaza and get this party started!   Wanting to start on a happy note, Gardner Village was delighted to welcome talented Utah influencers to Mill ...

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It's a Wing Thing--Fairy Fashion and Parties at Gardner Village
Tuesday May 16 2017
It’s time to party Woodland Fairies style, and the shops at Gardner Village are here to give you your wings.    Fairy Fashion at Spoiled Rotten Children's Boutique First, find your fairy fashion at Spoiled Rotten. Here, wings, wands, tiaras, and tulle tutus are just a few of the options that will have you arriving in ...

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Introducing: Mill Plaza, Utah's Newest Event Space!
Tuesday May 9 2017
We seemed to have misplaced our GIANT scissors. Anyone have a spare pair we can borrow? You see, we're gearing up for the ribbon cutting celebration to welcome the highly-anticipated Mill Plaza to Gardner Village. This project has been months in the making, which is evident by every stunning detail. Let’s take ...

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Meet the Newest Gardner Village Shop: M Soaps!
Tuesday May 2 2017
This spring, we’re thinking clean at Gardner Village. Just in time for spring cleaning, we’re delighted to welcome M Soaps by Marguerite, the newest Gardner Village shop!    Marguerite, the brainchild behind the store’s popular soap recipes, has been making soap for 15 years. However, she didn’t start out thinking this would be ...

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Woodland Fairy Fun at Gardner Village: Happy Activities Await!
Wednesday Apr 26 2017
Fancy a little Woodland Fairy fun? Gardner Village is where it’s at. The fairies are Inn, and there's fun to be had! It’s like your own enchanting forest, hidden in the heart of the city! Step inside and join the Woodland Fairies for festivities and frolicking. After all, if anyone knows how ...

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The Fairies Are Back at Gardner Village
Tuesday Apr 18 2017
Look who just rolled into town! Okay, maybe flew is more like it. The Gardner Village Woodland Fairies are back! And, with more fairies and FREE displays then ever, they’ve clearly been telling their friends about their favorite springtime dwelling! These winged wonders love spending their spring break relaxing throughout The Village. Just like ...

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Help Feed Starving Children
Wednesday Apr 12 2017
“Can you imagine putting your babies down to bed and they’re starving and crying?”  I could hear the pain in Angie’s voice as she asked this question. And it struck a nerve in me as well. No, I can’t imagine! I doubt anyone reading this can fully understand, which I’m sure ...

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Hippity Hoppity, Easter's On Its Way!
Tuesday Apr 4 2017
There’s an extra dose of magic in the air at Gardner Village in the springtime. Flowers are in bloom. The sun is shining. And it simply feels SO good to be outside again, enjoying the fresh air! So it’s no wonder the Easter Bunny loves to hop in as he prepares ...

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Chocolate Parties are Fun, Fun, Fun!
Tuesday Mar 28 2017
“Chocolate” and “party”… Are there two finer words in the English language? Put them together, and you have a kid’s paradise!  Chocolate parties make memorable birthday parties, spring break outings, family night fun, and more! But chocolate parties at Chocolate Covered Wagon at Gardner Village aren’t just for the wee ones. They make ...

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Pony Parties at The Farm
Wednesday Mar 22 2017
Giddy up! The party is on at The Farm at Gardner Village. If you want a truly memorable place to host your next get together, this is it! It puts a little bit of country right in the heart of West Jordan city. It isn’t every day kiddos get the chance to ...

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Perfect Party Options at Georgell Doll Shop
Wednesday Mar 15 2017
Hello, dolly! Looking for a place to host a unique birthday party, enjoy a girls’ outing, or simply do something different with your kiddos? Georgell Doll Shop at Gardner Village is your spot!    March happens to be the in-between time for shop-scheduled parties on the Georgell calendar, but this doesn’t mean you ...

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Quick Project Idea from Pine Needles: Shower/Party Decor
Wednesday Mar 8 2017
Is a baby or wedding shower in  your future? Your friends at Pine Needles in Gardner Village have a quick decor idea to try. Dress up the entry window, space over the gift table, or another area of party focus with raindrops! This display, made by store owner Sandy Workman, brought a fresh feeling ...

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Six Photo Tips and a Behind the Scenes Look at Food Photography
Monday Feb 20 2017
If you {heart} tasty treats and photo tricks, you've come to the right place. I recently completed a photo shoot for Naborhood Bakery at Gardner Village and thought it would be fun to share a behind-the-scenes glimpse at this process. If you're one to snap and share pics of your favorite ...

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Chic, Farmhouse Fresh Silo Shopping Right Here in Utah
Tuesday Feb 14 2017
Made famous by HGTV’s Fixer Upper power couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Market at the Silos, in Waco, TX, has become a huge shopping destination. It’s no wonder, either. Between the show’s charm, the couple’s charisma, and the inspiring creativity, such style is made to feel obtainable. Plus, the silo backdrop ...

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Welcome to Willow Hill Yarn Company
Tuesday Feb 7 2017
Meet the newest member of the Gardner Village family—Willow Hill Yarn Company! Wait just a minute… At first glance, this shop might look familiar. That’s because it is. It was formerly Kamille’s, and long-time Kamille’s employee, Emily Dern, purchased it when Kamille decided to sell a few months back.    The wonderful thing ...

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Love is in the Air at Gardner Village
Tuesday Jan 31 2017
From horse-drawn carriages to handmade sweets for your sweetheart, you’re sure to find the perfect way to say “I love you” to anyone important in your life. Here are 7 fun ways to celebrate the season of amore at Gardner Village!    1. Cottage Retreat Spa & Salon Nothing says love like giving your beloved ...

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Free Interior Design Classes at Down to Earth
Tuesday Jan 24 2017
Last year, Down to Earth at Gardner Villlage offered a free interior design class. I'm thrilled to share that due to popular demand, classes are being offered again this year. Yay! This class isn't about the "rules" of design. You aren't going to receive a lecture on why your coffee table is outdated ...

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Add Color to Your World with Art Classes at The Art Cottage
Monday Jan 16 2017
“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” —Pablo Picasso It’s true! Art is a magnificent form of self expression. Even in a class where all students are asked to make the same design, no two will be identical. It’s a wonderful thing!  The new year seems like the perfect time ...

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Jewelry Classes at The Bead Farm
Tuesday Jan 10 2017
Please note: The Bead Farm moved and relocated August 2017. We wish them well in their future endeavors.  It may be a gray day outside, but it’s all rainbows and color inside at The Bead Farm! With bead-lined walls of color, you can’t help but smile when you walk in this friendly ...

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Cookie College is Back in Session
Sunday Jan 1 2017
Calling all wannabe cookie connoisseurs, the school bell is ringing at Naborhood Bakery. Another year of Cookie College is underway. But first, a few orders of business to attend to. Hi, my name is… “May I have your order?” Cookie College tuition includes the choice of any of the bakery’s kids’ meals. Now, time to ...

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Gardner Village Wishes You & Yours the Happiest of Holidays!
Tuesday Dec 13 2016
Alas, it's time for our sweet elves to pack up for another year. The chocolate bars are loaded and the Christmas gear is packed. It's time for them to return home to the big man up north. Before they go, they want you to know how much they loved seeing ...

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Top Ten Christmas Eve Traditions
Tuesday Dec 13 2016
Christmas Eve and traditions go together like milk and sugar cookies for Mr. C! Whether you’ve already established a special activity you do every year or are still looking for a fun idea to put into place annually, Gardner Village is here to help you make it memorable. Consider this ...

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Gardner Village Shop Spotlight: Upon the Shelf
Monday Dec 12 2016
Once upon a time, an idea for a shop was brewing. As Vicki sat with her husband at a country western concert, all she could focus on was a name for said shop, not the honky tonk happening on stage. Then, like a magical chord being strung, the name rang ...

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Archibald's Restaurant: Your NEW Hot Spot for Holiday Parties (and everyday gatherings)
Sunday Dec 4 2016
Looking for a memorable place to host your next holiday shindig? How does a brand new (yet still historic!), beautifully designed, unique-to-Utah space sound? Pretty nice, right? Oh, did I mention the space is FREE to reserve? That’s right! During December, you can book any of the events spaces inside ...

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Gardner Village Shop Spotlight: Lulu's Boutique & Storybook Nook
Monday Nov 28 2016
“When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.” —Meg Ryan as Kathleen Kelly in You’ve Got Mail If you’re a fan of You’ve Got Mail, a trip to Storybook Nook at Gardner Village ...

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Have Your ELF a Merry Little Christmas! (The elves are back!)
Tuesday Nov 22 2016
Woot! Do you hear that? Listen carefully. I think it’s the sound of a train whistle blowing in the distance. Or maybe it’s sleigh bells I hear. It must be one or the other, because the Gardner Village Elves are back in town! Wanting to get a jump on Christmas preparations, ...

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Thanksgiving Crafts and Unbeatable (and easy!) Rolls
Tuesday Nov 15 2016
When it comes to cooking, I know next to nothing. So you can imagine my delight when I found something I could contribute to the big meal that's easy AND home baked. The frozen Parkerhouse, Orange, and Butterflake Rolls at Naborhood Bakery are Y-U-M, and I am here to testify that ...

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Table Talk: 10 Tips for Setting a Striking Thanksgiving Table
Tuesday Nov 8 2016
Let’s talk tables. This month, the table serves a key role in our celebrating. It’s the place we gather with those we love to give thanks and enjoy a bounty of blessings. Being such a prominent ingredient in our Thanksgiving celebrating, it’s no wonder we want it to look gorgeous. ...

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Make Witchy Crafts with Lucinda
Monday Oct 17 2016
Halloween is less than a week away. Thinking you need a magic wand to make a memorable impression for that costume party or classroom surprise? You're in luck! Lucinda the Witch has cast the perfect Cute Gift spell. The result: adorable treats you can easily create using only a few basic ...

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At last, Wee Witches Weekend is here!
Tuesday Oct 11 2016
Don't let this pic fool you. The Gardner Village Witches really do have a fondness for the wee witches. So much so, in fact, that they've got a whole weekend of fun planned for the youngsters. Wee Witches Weekend Who: You, your Wee Witches, and our cast of cacklers  What: Plenty of play ...

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Witches Night Out
Tuesday Oct 11 2016
Just as the sun sets in the west, something wickedly good this way comes. You see, the witching hour is close at hand.  It’s Witches Night Out! When: Fridays and Saturdays, October 14, 15, 28, and 29 Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM What: An evening of scary-good sales in all Gardner Village shops, tasty ...

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Which Witch, Witchapalooza, and YOUR HATtitude
Tuesday Oct 4 2016
The Witch business is in full swing at Gardner Village. This month, we're dedicating our blog to highlighting some of the happy happenings, including more info on our wacky Witches, event details, and The Village through YOUR eyes. Shall we begin? Which Witch? Welcome to our Who’s Who of Gardner Village Witches! ...

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The Witch is: IN (Show us your HATtitude!)
Tuesday Sep 27 2016
I spy with my witchy eye…    ...Broomsticks, parked.     ...Shoes, polished and pointed.   (Well, some are little more shine than point!)   ...Hats, looking skyward.      Lips, sprinkled.   And nails... ummm... studded?   All of this spying can mean only one thing. The Village Witches are back and on the scene at Gardner Village!     Rain or shine, you’ll spot them at Gardner Village's Six ...

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WitchFest is Back (and a Best of State winner!)
Tuesday Sep 20 2016
Phew! It was a long flight, but those wacky cacklies are back! It’s time for WitchFest at Gardner Village.  This is our 17th year celebrating the season with these ladies, and it promises to be the best yet. For starters it was awarded the 2016 Best of State Award for Best Fair, ...

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A Sneak Peek of Big Things to Come at Gardner Village
Wednesday Sep 14 2016
Today, we’re in for a very cool treat! Two special guests are here to give us an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the future of Gardner Village. There have been some big things in the works over the past several months that actually began several years ago. Join Gardner Village co-owner, ...

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Pine Needles Turns 20 and You're Invited to the Party!
Wednesday Sep 7 2016
Here’s something to grin about—Pine Needles is turning 20! And you’re invited to the party!  When: Saturday, September 24th Time: All Day Location: Pine Needles at Gardner Village (located directly across from Archibald’s Restaurant), 1100 West 7800 South in West Jordan, Utah What: Games, giveaways, party favors, a special quilt contest, refreshments, and fun!  Win Big!: ...

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Gardner Village Shop Spotlight: Layers Beautiful Bedding
Tuesday Aug 23 2016
Why, hello there, sunshine! Do you know what time it is? That’s right, it’s time for another Shop Spotlight, which means we get to take a detailed look inside one of our Gardner Village stores to learn more about it and see what’s available (dibs on the little heart dish!). Today, we ...

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Your Guided Tour of Gardner Village Social Media
Wednesday Aug 17 2016
If you’ve visited our website, you’ve probably seen this: It’s an invitation to stay connected with us online through our various social media channels. These symbols are far from foreign these days, but what do they actually mean where Gardner Village is concerned? Let’s find out! Consider this your key—both an ...

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Gardner Village Welcomes The Art Cottage
Tuesday Aug 9 2016
It's always an exciting feeling when a new shop opens its doors in The Village. But when the shop is also a school, the fun levels really climb. Introducing... The Art Cottage! This sweet shop has so much to offer. Step inside, and you'll discover: 1. Bonnie Merrill, the shop's resident artist (and ...

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Camp Chocolate is on at Chocolate Covered Wagon
Thursday Jul 28 2016
Calling all campers. It's time for Camp Chocolate!    That's right, a camp for CHOCOLATE! How's that for a sweet concept? This tasty summer excursion takes place every Tuesday at the Chocolate Covered Wagon in Gardner Village. You can sign up for the 1:00 PM or the 3:00 PM class--or both, depending ...

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Gardner Village Shop Spotlight: Celebrations by Modern Display
Tuesday Jul 26 2016
Listen. Do you hear that? It's the sound of party horns blowing. Celebrations by Modern Display, our holiday and events headquarters here at Gardner Village, turned five on July 11! Woot! Happy birthday, Celebrations!   In a way, it's hard to believe the shop has been in The Village for just five ...

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Happy Pioneer Day: Utah History at Gardner Village
Tuesday Jul 19 2016
This Pioneer Day, we pause to remember one of Utah's original pioneers, Archibald Gardner. Not only is he a rich part of Gardner Village history but also state history. Gardner helped settle Utah in 1847 and later went on to open the first flour mill in West Jordan, Utah, in 1853. Gardner had ...

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Many Birthday Party Options at Gardner Village
Tuesday Jul 12 2016
Remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books? They allowed you a way to customize your reading experience. Well, planning a birthday party at Gardner Village can be the celebratory version of this concept. You can either choose from one of the many pre-planned party options available at several of their shops (The ...

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Christmas in July at Kamille's
Tuesday Jul 5 2016
The stockings are hung with care at Kamille’s. Their Christmas in July celebration is underway, which means you’ll find plenty of neat gift ideas and holiday decorations on display this month.    Why so early? Because now’s the time to get started on your holiday knitting and crochet work. It doesn’t get ...

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Fruit Tarts: Easy Summer Treat
Tuesday Jun 28 2016
Get a head tart on your Fourth festivities. Just in time for the summer celebrating, Naborhood Bakery has an easy fruit tart recipe to try. Grab some of your favorite fresh fruit, a package of instant pudding, a tub of whipped cream, and a tart crust, this treat will come together in no ...

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Gardner Village Shop Spotlight: Spoiled Rotten Children's Boutique
Tuesday Jun 21 2016
Welcome to Spoiled Rotten Children's Boutique! This sweet clothing, accessory, and gift boutique in Gardner Village is the place to find unique outfits for everyday wear, holidays, and other special occasions. As a frequent shopper, I get so many compliments on the clothes we get from here. I just wish they ...

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Fresh Seasonal Fruit & Veggies
Saturday Jun 11 2016
Yeehaw! It’s that time of year again. Warmer weather means time to enjoy locally grown produce. And the Francis Family Farm, based out of West Jordan, Utah, is making it easier than ever to get your hands on some of the best tasting crops around.  From now through October, Farmer Steve will ...

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Dolly & Me Fairy Garden Tea at Georgell Doll Shop
Tuesday Jun 7 2016
You know what time it is? Tea time! And time to enjoy the sunshine in one of the most serene settings at Gardner Village.    This time of year, the sweet patio behind Georgell transforms into a magical garden, just right for tea. You and your crew can come sip juice or ...

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Welcome to our Blog
Wednesday Jun 1 2016
Thank you for stopping by and welcome to Gardner Village's blog.  Our boxes are unpacked and our pictures hung. The Gardner Village blog has officially moved into its new space here on our website! We're thrilled to have everything together under one roof at gardnervillage.com, where our weekly blog posts will continue. Expect ...

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