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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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The American Rust Company Now Open at Gardner Village
Wednesday Nov 20 2019
What happens when it’s time to finally accept that your “collecting” is out of hand? When your wife tells you to clean out the house, garage, and yard and get rid of the warehouse you rent to house the rest? If you ask Matt Binyon, the answer is simple…  You open ...

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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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Take a Stroll Through the Gardner Village Farmers Market
Wednesday Jul 17 2019
If you’re in the market for something fun to do on a Saturday morning, the Farmers Market at Gardner Village is where it’s at. This outdoor shopping experience combines produce with home decor, fitness gear, toys, gifts, food trucks, and more! Better than that, it gives you a taste of ...

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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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Experience the Gardner Village Farmers Market
Wednesday Jul 18 2018
It’s called the Farmers Market, but the unique atmosphere doesn’t end at fresh crops and locally-grown delights. Homegrown Utah talent is ripe for the pickin’ at this full makers’ market.  At the Gardner Village Farmers Market, every booth has a story to tell. In fact, many booths are run by entire families, ...

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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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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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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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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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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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