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Springtime Means Baby Animals at The Farm
Wednesday Mar 18 2020
Any time is a lovely time to visit The Farm at Gardner Village. You're supporting a private, 501c3 nonprofit animal rescue while experiencing memorable farm activities — pony rides, egg gathering (when available), petting, feeding, etc. Of course, a springtime trip to the The Farm means something extra special… baby animals! Many of The Farm’s residents are ...

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Utah's Own Silo Experience
Wednesday Mar 4 2020
It’s easy to see how Utah’s own silo experience is often compared to and rivals the well-known Waco destination. Like Texas’ famous Magnolia Market, the Gardner Village is rich with history, making it a truly unique backdrop to your shopping, dining, and event going.  Believe it or not, the original Gardner ...

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Meet Debi, the New Owner at Spoiled Rotten Children's Boutique
Wednesday Feb 26 2020
“This is kind of my… second act. After raising a family of five children and living out of the country… it’s my turn.”  These words came from a smiling Debi Martin, the new owner of Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique. Welcome to Gardner Village Village, Debi!  Debi has a background in women’s fashion. ...

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Three Unique Valentine's Date Ideas at Gardner Village
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
Psssttt… Valentine’s Day is just two days away. Never fear. Even if you haven’t made any plans, you can still come out on top in the date department. We have three memorable ideas that will leave your someone special feeling smitten. (P.S. These ideas also make great group date plans ...

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Valentines Day the Gardner Village Way
Wednesday Feb 5 2020
A horse-drawn carriage… Freshly cut flowers… A romantic dinner for two and unique ambiance… Freshly baked treats and chocolate-dipped sweets… Cupid, himself, couldn’t write this stuff. It’s the stuff Valentine's Day is made of, and it can all be found at Gardner Village! Your Carriage Awaits  You’ll score major romance points with ...

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Top 5 Bridal Gown Trends for Spring 2020
Monday Dec 23 2019
Did you find an engagement ring in that stocking this year? Congratulations! What a fun way to start the new year! As you embark on the planning stages, allow Gardner Village to lend a hand. The experts at Boda Bridal are here with their top bridal gown trends for spring 2020.  Please Note: All ...

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Unique Gifts for Stockings, Neighbors, Teachers, Friends... you get the idea
Wednesday Dec 18 2019
Are those stockings stuffed? The neighbors, gifted? You’ve got your coworkers covered, teachers taken care of, friends finished, etc, etc.? If the answer is yes, you can simply sit back and enjoy some delicious eye candy. If, like me, you’re nowhere near ready for Christmas to be just a week ...

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10 Tips for Setting the Perfect Winter Whites Table
Wednesday Dec 11 2019
Awww… refreshing white! Used in decorating, it works for many seasons and reasons. From a classic Christmas look to a winter whites tablescape to symbolizing a clean slate at your New Year’s gathering, decorating and dining with white will make an impressive and elegant statement.  To inspire your white delight, our ...

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The Gardner Village Elves are Back in Town
Wednesday Nov 27 2019
Who needs a shelf when you have Gardner Village? It’s THE place for those elves to hang out this time of year.  The elves pulled in and set up camp last weekend, just in time for the Christmas season (and just ahead of the snowfall!).  Santa’s elves didn’t waste any time getting ...

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Parade-of-Homes Design Tips from Down to Earth
Wednesday Nov 6 2019
Are you a Salt Lake Parade of Homes person? You make a point of attending the popular home show every year to see the latest and greatest in trends and interior design ideas? Today’s your day! Down to Earth at Gardner Village was behind the design of Titan, Parade home #25.    Alas, ...

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Gardner Village: Your One Stop Wedding Spot
Wednesday Aug 28 2019
If you’re planning a wedding or know someone who is, the checklist below likely looks all too familiar. So much goes into planning the event of a lifetime, which can make it an overwhelming affair. Let Gardner Village relieve any stress you might be feeling. It’s your one-stop-wedding-spot. Here, you ...

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Your Map of Fairy Crafts and Classes
Wednesday May 15 2019
It’s no secret—fairies are skilled craftswomen. I mean, look at the phenomenal homes they’ve built for their spring layover in Gardner Village! So it’s no wonder fairy crafts are a major part of the Woodland Fairy Festival 2019. There’s so much to see and do while you’re here. Consider this ...

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A Look Inside Gardner Village Classes (part 3)--fun for kids
Wednesday Mar 20 2019
Hello, again! Ready for the third and final (for now) installment of your Gardner Village class pass? The past two weeks have taken inside classes from my seat as a student. In Part 1, I mentioned taking a class is a wonderful way for parents to re-charge when they’re feeling ...

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Furniture Painting from an Admittedly Skeptical Student's Perspective
Wednesday Mar 13 2019
“Oh! You’re doing your cabinets?!” I can’t tell you how many passersby asked me this in the few hours I sat in my furniture painting class at Aunt Elsie’s Trinkets & Treasures. It’s no wonder. I know I’m not alone in my dream of a kitchen-cabinet refresh without the outrageous ...

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A Look Inside Gardner Village Classes From a Student's Perspective (part 1)
Tuesday Mar 5 2019
As the Gardner Village blogger, I’ve observed and written about many classes over the years. As a Gardner Village fan, I’ve also taken many classes while off the clock. This got me thinking—is the class experience any different if the blogger isn’t crashing the party to report on things? The ...

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Food, Flowers and Magic: Make it a date night to remember
Tuesday Feb 19 2019
Cupid may have flown the coop for another season, but there’s always time to put a little magic back into your relationship. With the wave of a wand, Mystique Dining transforms the usual date night into a night of mystery and excitement.  Enjoy a five course meal AND a Vegas-quality magic show ...

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The Ultimate Valentine's Date Awaits at Gardner Village
Tuesday Feb 5 2019
Want to feel like Cinderalla or her Cinderfella this Valentine’s Day? No need to contact your fairy godmother or seek a giant pumpkin in the off season. Gardner Village has you covered with a romantic carriage ride, a delicious three-course dinner for two, decadent chocolate covered strawberries, and some of the ...

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Have Your-ELF a Merry Little Christmas
Monday Dec 24 2018
As the Gardner Village elves prepare to welcome THE Jolly Old Man himself, we want to pause and wish you and yours a merry and bright holiday season.  Whether you're rocking around the Christmas... uh, water wheel?... or you're quietly reflecting on what this season means to you, we hope your heart ...

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Make it a Handmade Holiday at Pine Needles
Wednesday Dec 19 2018
The holidays are a nice time to incorporate handmade touches. It may seem too close to the big day to work on such endeavors, but the elves at Pine Needles at Gardner Village have been busy, doing much of the prep work for you. From measuring and cutting to kitting, they ...

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Make Your Gift Giving Extra Sweet
Tuesday Dec 11 2018
Have visions of sugarplums been busy dancing in your head? Gardner Village has the stuff dreams are made of.  Want to show your neighbors you care. Nothing says “I like living by you!” quite like caramel apples. And you can even get those apples gift wrapped in a charming gable box ...

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The FREE Elf Scavenger Hunt Is On!
Wednesday Dec 5 2018
Reindeer aren’t the only ones who like to play games. The Gardner Village elves are always up to something fun, and this year is no exception. As part of the free elf displays throughout The Village during 2018, you’ll find elves enjoying all sorts of entertaining activities, from baking cookies to making s’mores and ice ...

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Tips for Setting the Perfect Vintage Holiday Tables
Wednesday Nov 21 2018
It’s Thanksgiving Eve. Do you have your table arrangement planned? Perhaps you’re already thinking ahead to what you’re going to do for your Christmas dinner this year? Either way, the experts at Aunt Elsie’s Trinkets & Treasures at Gardner Village have table tips to try. Whether you want to make your ...

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Mystique Dining at Gardner Village
Wednesday Nov 7 2018
Halloween may be over, but there is still magic in the air at Gardner Village. Introducing… Mystique Dining at Gardner Village!  This exciting outing proves you don’t need a magic wand to experience an enchanting night out. It’s as if they’ve tossed some family fun and a little Las Vegas ambience into a ...

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What's Next for Home Decor at Down to Earth
Wednesday Sep 12 2018
Say hello to Madison Lund. If you’ve shopped at Gardner Village any time in the past 2.5 years, you may recognize her cute face. She started with The Village at Down to Earth then went to Layers Bedding to take the Assistant Manager position. As much as she loved working at Layers, ...

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Moonlight Madness Sale and Beach Party
Monday Jul 23 2018
Aloha! Ready for some mad savings? Ride the wave to Gardner Village, where the tide is high and the prices are low at this year’s highly anticipated Moonlight Madness Sale and Beach Party!  What: Moonlight Madness Sale & Beach Party When: Saturday, August 4 Time: 6-11 PM What: Prizes, sales, games, tasty treats, and ...

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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