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The Magic Behind the Magic at The Prestige
Wednesday Jul 14 2021
A magician never reveals his secrets… Or does he? Today, we’re sharing the magic behind the magic at The Prestige: Parlour of Magic. What is it that makes this one of the most memorable nights out in Utah? Let’s make our way towards that answer by first answering a couple of ...

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10 Gift Ideas Guaranteed to Make Mom's Day
Wednesday May 5 2021
Every day feels like Mother’s Day at Gardner Village. Not only is the place to enjoy quality time as a family, it’s also Mom’s destination for all of her favorite things. From fashion and home items to beautiful flowers and tasty treats, this is your one stop for a huge ...

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Now Open: The Crystal Fairy at Gardner Village
Wednesday Apr 28 2021
Every spring, the Woodland Fairies call Gardner Village home. It’s an annual event that fills the air with sweet wonder (and a bit of fairy dust!). So it’s no wonder we’re thrilled to welcome our newest shop, The Crystal Fairy, which brings a year-round fairy feel to The Village!   You’ll find The ...

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At-home Workspace Solutions for Small and Large Spaces
Wednesday Apr 21 2021
With the pandemic, many were asked to shift to at-home work without notice. If "Update the Home Office" has been on your to-do list for a year now, it's time to grab a pen and finally check that box. CF Home Furniture & Design and Down to Earth are here to inspire you ...

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Your Wedding Planning Checklist and COVID-related Tips
Wednesday Apr 14 2021
You’ve said YES! (Yay! Congrats!) Now what? With spring/summer wedding season upon us, Gardner Village is a convenient, one-stop spot for nearly all aspects of your big day. (See our brilliant Village Wedding Vendors here.) Here’s a checklist to help you with the many details you have to determine. Plus, ...

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We've Got Your Complete Easter Checklist Covered
Wednesday Mar 24 2021
Gardner Village springs to life this time of year. Just in time for the longer days and upcoming Easter weekend, baby animals are joining our family at The Farm, fresh chocolates and the best of basket fillers are made daily at Chocolate Covered Wagon, and we’ve even got your family ...

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A Seven Gables Birthday Celebration AND Your Chance to Sell Your Handcrafted Art
Wednesday Mar 3 2021
Seven Gables Mercantile has much to celebrate! After all, it’s quite a victory to open a store just days before a global pandemic brings life to a screeching halt and still find a way to make it to their one-year anniversary. Because of the timing of things, Seven Gables never got to ...

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Simple Tips for Creating a Gorgeous Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board
Wednesday Feb 3 2021
The word might not roll off the tongue… charcue… what now?! But it IS easy to create. Let the shops at Gardner Village help you create the SWEETEST charcuterie board for your Valentine.   STEP 1: Think Gift Beyond edibles, a charcuterie board makes a very creative gift idea. Beyond sweets, think of ...

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DIY Valentine's Day Crafts at Posh Paperie and Pine Needles
Wednesday Jan 27 2021
Heart-shaped doilies… Red and white baker’s twine… Lace and other lovely trimmings… Such happiness can only mean one thing — love is in the air at Posh Paperie and its sister store, Pine Needles!   While classes have been put on a COVID hold at these sweet shops, it doesn’t mean you can’t get ...

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Winter White Bedding Ideas with Layer Bedding
Tuesday Jan 19 2021
Winter white might put a chill in the air outside, but it can really warm things up inside. Adding white bedding this time of year is a nice way to support the fresh start that comes with a new year. Plus, it creates a gorgeous foundation, no matter your style or overall ...

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Celebrating Four Years at Willow Hill with a DIY Wreath Project and Prizes
Wednesday Jan 6 2021
This year marks the four-year anniversary of Willow Hill Yarn Company at Gardner Village. And what a lovely four years it’s been, too! Emily Dern, the shop’s vibrant owner, brings such joy to all she does, creating a welcoming, calm, creative space for those new to needle arts and seasoned artists ...

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From Holidays to Weddings, Spoiled Rotten Has You Covered
Wednesday Dec 16 2020
‘Tis the season to twirl.   Whether you’re looking for the perfect holiday attire for your littles or there’s a wedding on the horizon and you’re seeking gorgeous flower girl dresses, Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique has you covered!   WARM WINTER WEAR These warm neutrals are right on trend for spring wedding colors. So pretty!   The holidays are ...

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Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List
Wednesday Dec 9 2020
Unless the Gardner Village elves spill the beans, we’ll likely never uncover the secret to Santa’s magical pack. (Just HOW does he fit everything in one dazzling duffle?!) Even without Santa's magic, you can create your own brand of gift-giving brilliance, thanks to Storybook Nook, Lulu’s Boutique, and Wanderlust at ...

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Three Decorating Trends and a Holiday Sale
Wednesday Dec 2 2020
Decorating for the holidays tends to go one of three ways:   A. You’re a sentimental purest, creating the same sweet vibe year after year. B. You like to mix things up, based on current looks and the latest trends. C. You like to add a few new pieces to your established base.   Where do ...

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Introducing The Prestige: Parlour of Magic
Wednesday Oct 21 2020
A little hocus, plenty of pocus, a wave of a wand, and… voila! A special new place to enjoy time together in Utah is now open. Please join us in welcoming The Prestige: Parlour of Magic to Gardner Village.   This newest addition to Gardner Village has plenty of tricks up its sleeve, ...

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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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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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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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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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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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