Happy New Year!

Barb, Julie and the "JB Girls" wish you all a Happy New Year !
This new year will bring some changes for us all!
We will be changing our regular business hours:
Monday - Saturday 10:00am until 5:00 pm
Closed Sunday.
Thank you for shopping with us this past year and we hope you will continue to visit us in 2010!

Merry Christmas to ALL!

Julie, Barb and the "JB Girls" wish you ALL... a very Merry Christmas!

Thank you for keeping us in mind for your last minute gift needs.

We hope you will visit us
Tuesday and Wednesday 10 am 'til 5 pm,
to find the final touches you may need to warm up your holiday home.

Just a reminder, we will be closed Christmas Eve so that we are able to gather with those we love. We hope you will have a restful holiday with family and friends too!

votivo candles make the perfect hostess gift and JB Winterberry Gift Certificates are always a favorite!
We will reopen Saturday, December 26th at 9am and hope we will see you then!

Wheatons own Diane Jaderholm Designs

FOR AN EXTENDED TIME....JB Winteberry proudly presents our friend

If you have seen her designs you will be thrilled to see her "boutique" here at JB for the holidays. If you have NEVER seen what this talented jewelry designer has created, now is the time to stop in!

Dede uses her love of vintage buttons as the starting point for her creations. She has developed quite a following and we are pleased to have her in the shop.
Stop by to see her new necklace designs, big and bold, colorful and unique. She is also showcasing rings set in silver as well as beautiful earrings at terrific price points!

Give a unique gift to that special someone and treat yourself to something beautiful as well!

Diane is scheduled to be in the shop
Thursday December 17 through...THIS JUST IN...

JB Winterberry Christmas Open House and silhouettes

This week will be busy at JB Winterberry as we prepare for several upcoming events.

Barb has been adding antique and vintage items almost daily and Julie has been replenishing the lovely displays with more and more "New" items as they arrive. Stop in and see for yourselves!

(We can't keep our new large wooden lanterns on the shelf. As soon as Mary Ellen adds her special touch with candles, greens and topped with a burlap bow, they fly out the door!)

This Saturday we will be participating in the Downtown Wheaton Open House.
We will be serving refreshments, playing Winterberry Bingo Ball and conducting a raffle as well.
We hope to see you!

Also, we will be hosting Terry Bramble once again this year.

He will be at the shop to create one of a kind silhouettes of yourself or a loved one!
There are still midday spaces available. Each sitting is 30 minutes and for the highest quality silhouette, he prefers children to be age 3 years and older.
If you would like to stop by to see his work, he will be in the shop Monday and Tuesday December 7th and 8th. If you would like to make an appointment for a sitting, please call soon. Spaces are filling quickly.

Christmas in the Wintery Woods of the Secret Garden

A frosted Christmas tree adorned with wintry ornaments. This room is so homey. Be sure to find the little ear muff ornaments. A reminder of colder days to come!
Mary Lake Thompson soaps and lotions coupled with Tag appetizer plates. Wonderful for entertaining or gift giving this holiday.

Cloches encase some pretty orchid vases. We added snow to give it the perfect winter touch. Pretty alone or in a grouping like you see above.
Cute snowman figures will be just the right touch to add to your red and white Christmas theme.

These darling little figures from Lori Mitchell are available in the Secret Garden.
This year we have Santa, Mrs Claus and these cute little Gingerbread people!
Collect them all or pick up one for a sweet little hostess gift.

Upcoming Events at JB Winterberry and Downtown Wheaton

Calendar of Upcoming Events Winter 2009

November 26th
Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving from JB
November 27th
Friday: Kick off the Christmas season and celebrate in Downtown Wheaton with the lighting of the tree and the Dickens of a Christmas Parade (6pm)
Open 10 am til 9 pm
December 5th
Many downtown business will hold their Christmas Open Houses together and celebrate the holiday in style! Please join us and make it a day in Wheaton. 9am-5pm
December 7th and 8th
Monday and Tuesday:
Silhouette artist Terry Bramble returns to JB Winterberry.
Please call the shop for a sitting appointment: Children and Adults
These make wonderful Christmas gifts! 630-653-9667
Monday and Tuesday: Daytime spaces still available

Christmas Time at JB Winterberry

It's that time again!
The long awaited Holiday Premier!
Those of you who regularly shop with us know that this IS the most anticipated time of the year at JB.
The JB pixies have been working overtime to bring you some extra special holiday touches.

Thursday November 12th at 10:00 Am our doors will fling open and you will be able to see the beauty of Christmas for yourself. Only as JB Winterberry does it!

After five days of preparation, this year will not disappoint.

Enjoy the Gathering Room in the sparkle splendor of an icy Old Fashioned Christmas.

Stroll through the Secret Garden as it lays before you a winter walk in the woods, just outside the garden gates! It is beauty to behold!

The front shop is adorned with fun and funk! Something bright and bold for your Christmas decor! This year Barb has added many extra vintage touches. She has spent months searching for old fashioned Christmas pieces and this year is the best ever. Be sure to find our wonderful ornaments, both new and vintage, for your ornament exchange.

We hope you will come and join us beginning Thursday November 12th at 10 am. We will have extended hours until 8pm Thursday, for you late afternoon and evening shoppers!
Don't forget to ask about our new Danielson Design Studio signs!

As Terry, one of the JB girls coined ... it is like
walking through a "JB Winterwonderland"!
Come enjoy the scents, sounds and warmth of the Holiday Season
( we don't want to ruin the surprise... so we will post more photos in the next several days!)
Hope we will see you then! For even MORE fun... bring a friend and take in lunch in one of the wonderful downtown restaurants!

An Exciting New Product available at JB Winterberry!

Exciting news!

We have become an exclusive dealer of the new "Studio" line from Danielson Designs.
Danielson signs can be found in our Main Street shop. For years, Danielson has been our top sign line, but now you can PERSONALIZE your own. Create the perfect holiday gift for that special someone such as a teacher, friend, family,wedding gift or just make a memory.

You can customize one of Danielson's designs or create your own, all online through JB Winterberry's Studio line web site. By clicking the link to the right you will enter a wonderfully fun and creative site.
Great reasons to order a sign:
* Create & ship within 2 days
* Made in the USA
* Personalized with your own creativity
* Choose to have it gift wrapped
* Shipped to anyone within the US
* Great Danielson quality!
Let us know what you think! Send the link to your friends and they can have fun creating too!

OH...one last thing, Danielson will be adding hundreds of templates in the weeks to come. Click on the link often, or save the link to your "favorites" and be the first to create one of their latest designs!
3rd Annual

Witches Night Out 2009

Wanda Dietrich - 2nd place in our "Best Witch" Costume Contest

Tim Zane - Winner! "Best Witch/Warlock" Costume Contest
Julie Zane - 3rd Place Winner

Our great supporters of Witches Night. We have some "witchen" customers! The witch in purple - Deangela Whitlock won 4th place in the costume contest.

Barb & Julie did it again with another successful JB Winterberry event. See you next year!
eAt, DrInK & bE wIcKeD!

Join us for an evening of wicken' fun! Drinks, appetizers and shopping! Bring your "coven" and don't forget that you must be dressed as a witch to enter the hallowed halls of JB Winterberry.

"Best Witch" costume contest begins promptly at 7pm.

"Boo Light Specials" will be available all night long.

It's a spooktacular Girl's Night Out but warlocks are surely welcome. Enter at Main St. and look for the witches to greet you with their bubbling cauldron. Practice your cackle and dust off your broom. Tonight you ride!

Join us...As we remember... and support...This Thursday OCTOBER 15TH 6PM-9PM!!

Fight Like A Girl!

Join JB Winterberry everyday...
but especially this month,
in encouraging the women in our lives
that are battling Breast Cancer to
"Fight Like a Girl!"
We really love this message.

It speaks grit, spunk, strength, and attitude!
We know you will love the assortment of Pink Ribbon items that will motivate and send a sincere message.
Wear your "Fight Like a Girl!"
T-shirt in memory of battles lost and battles won.
Together we can knock-out Cancer!

Come grab a bite to eat at a fantastic restaurant in town and shop downtown Wheaton! We will have extended business hours this Thursday 6pm-9pm. Remember, be "pretty in pink"!

A Glimpse of Autumn

Gathering Room: Family Portrait Wall

Witch Silhouettes! Hurry, they are going FAST!

Visit the gathering room " grave yard" before it disappears!

Another Successful Seminar

JB is decked out with Halloween and this season is bigger and better than ever!

In addition, we have just completed our ever popular October Seminar.
It was a success. We had almost 30 women in attendance. What a great turnout.

This months seminar included, Decorating with Primitives, Fall Floral Flourishes, and Boolicious Party ideas.

Barb put together a wonderful display of primitive items for Fall. She included some fun everyday ideas too, like using a set of old door hinges as
" book ends".
Barb is just back from a buying trip and the shop has more primitives and large furniture pieces for you to add to your decor.
It will be just the right touch for warming up your harvest home!
Stop in the shop to see what she has found on her latest trip.

Martha showed how you can add a touch of Halloween NOW in your fall florals, and tweak them for a festive Thanksgiving look.
Julie showed some fantastic party ideas... like using a cool glass syringe and glass beakers to add that special something to your next party cocktail.
We have added lots of fun " lab" serving pieces to our Halloween tablescape in the Main Street Shop.
Julie also added whimsy to her presentation by adorning a cloche/mercury glass piece that just arrived today... with one of our darling, collectible ESC figures. ( which you can find in the Secret Garden... don't miss the cowardly lion...only a few left!)

Come to the shop for more wonderful party ideas.

Friday you will be able to sign up for our popular, and always a sell out...Fall potluck!
There is a $15.00 fee but, those of you who have attended know that you receive a goodie bag that includes a coupon for $10.00 off your $25.00 purchase as well as a special something to remember the evening by... What a deal!
ps. There are always refreshments too. Like the carmel apple fruit salad and the homemade red velvet cake that was served... warm cider too!

Please call us beginning Friday Oct. 2nd to put your name on the list.
There are still spaces available for the
First Thursdays
November 5th seminar!
subjects will include....
Decorating with TAG, one of our most popular lines, and a seminar on new looks and style for your mantel, as well as the potluck.
We hope to see you there!

Be sure to CAll US TODAY!

Dont miss the HINSDALE House tour
this Sunday Oct. 4th. please click on the link above for more information

Julie and Barb will be working their Magic and representing JB Winterberry in Hinsdale Illinois!

"At Home with Julie & Barb"

This is our dog Penny! She laughs! Isn't she the cutest thing? She just turned 8 and we had her birthday party at McDonald's. She just loves french fries. She has been part of the store since the beginning. You may not see her (because she would lick you to death) but she visits when we are closed. Her big tail now seems to knock too much merchandise over but she loves to run in the hallway.
Well, Fall is in the air and we have a busy week coming up. As you may have heard, we are decorating a home for the Hinsdale Housewalk this year on October 4. It's great to be represented in another town. The Wheaton Housewalk has been postponed until the Spring (April 30). Then I (Julie) am off to New York with my daughter to celebrate her 16th birthday. This trip has been in the works for 2 years and it's finally here. So much to see on a long weekend. We will be visiting NYU, Columbia and FIT. Plus we will be doing some shopping and other sightseeing. The Big Apple in the Fall....awesome! Hope to see you all in the shop for your Halloween decorations. We have a great selection of Fall florals this year too! Customer comments have been excellent so I think we did good!!! See you soon.

"At Home with Julie & Barb 9/15/09"

We did it....the store is Autumnized! With 4 long days of sweat, creativity and all the JB girls helping, we pulled off an excellent Fall Premier. If you haven't paid a visit yet, be sure to plan a trip soon. Mr. Winterberry let his creative side shine by making 3 crypts in the graveyard portion of the shop. They are so popular that we are taking special orders! Manager Martha also showed off her talents by offering many handpainted original items this year. They are going fast especially her handpainted windows - crows, bats, spiders, you name it! Julie and Barb tried their hand at some original items also: silhouette branch paintings, witches music sheets, old decorated bottles and more. We are on a roll with the originality this year! Next on our to do list is to enjoy this beautiful weather whenever possible then start up the Hinsdale Housewalk. The walk is being held Sunday, Oct. 4th. It's our first time but we've been paired with a great house. Hope to see you soon at JB. We'll keep creating if you keep buying!

It's Finally here... Thursday, September 10th Fall Premier! COME JOIN US!

Thursday is JB Winterberry's long awaited Fall Premier!
Please join us as
the "JB Girls" think this could be the best ever!
The shops are packed with wonderful Fall Decor,
Florals, Garden Iron, and Halloween Party supplies.

The Main Street Shop
will greet you with
an old fashioned farm style autumn celebration.
You'll delight in the " party table" set for the occasion!
Don't forget to pick up a POISON apple. They are HOT this year!
Wander down the hall and enjoy pumpkins in all shapes and sizes.
Notice the new Mad Mat outdoor rug patterns.

The "woods" of the Secret Garden
are abuzz with the trick or treating antics of a family of ghosts.
Enter if you dare... you will find wonderful treasures for your love of autumn. Don't miss the "costume shoppe" in the Secret Garden.
More adornments for the season await you there!

Enter the Sale Room
Take advantage of 50% off savings.
We have put many vintage items in this room
and hope you will take a peek.

The Gathering room
is a bit on the "dark" side.
When you enter, you will be greeted with a "haunted" graveyard
with crows, skeletons and hand painted works for your Halloween home.
Don't miss the family portrait wall and the
hand painted magnetic family fridge photos.
Be sure to check out some of the new books for the season.
Find the darling "Harvest Moon" thermometers... so cute for your home.
We hope you will enjoy finding unique items for your Halloween celebrations in the Gathering Room.

"At Home with Julie & Barb 9/2/09"

All our energies are being put into the creative thoughts for the Fall set-up. A cool graveyard is being designed. A colorful Halloween party table is in the works. Fun poison bottles are being made and even some creepy spider egg sacks. We love this time of year. Along with all this planning, we went to preview the home we will be decorating this year at the Hinsdale Housewalk. (Wheaton decided to do their Housewalk in the Spring next year.) It's a great house with a beautiful pond and gardens outside. It is being held on Oct. 4. Since we've been busy at the shop and at home getting ready for the Fall Premier on Sept. 10, we haven't had time for a personal life. Our poor dog and Julie's kids get the short end of the stick for the next week. But....it's gonna look great and you'll be totally amazed as usual. See you soon.

"At Home with Julie & Barb 9/1/09"

Feels like Fall is already in the air. We are preparing ourselves for the set-up this weekend. We know that we will see all of you this Thursday for the annual Fall Premier beginning at 10am. Life's been crazy at JB...Barb and Val have kicked off our new service "JB Decorate". Our first clients are being serviced. To get on the schedule, all you have to do is call. Looks like Fall is off to a good start. As you may have read in the latest newsletter, we will need everyone's support during the Fall & Christmas holidays in order to make it to 2010. We're trying our best so please stop in. Our creative juices are flowing for some great Halloween displays. Mr. Winterberry has been busy creating some display coffins for our graveyard scene. He admitted that they look cool but he was a little creeped out. They will look great in our displays. We're off to pick up the hay and cornstalks (our Fall decor staples from Sonny Acres.) Plan a trip out to see us on Thursday, September, 10th from 10am-8pm!

"At Home with Julie & Barb"

Our Fall work schedule has begun so we will be in the shop together every Wednesday and Thursday. Our college girls are back to school (one at Bowling Green and one on an intership at DisneyWorld.) Our first employees to make the Secret Garden come to life in 2004 are retiring this week. It's a year full of changes. Barb has been working hard to get all her strength back from her heart attack and has been in a real creative display type of mood. So needless to say that the old summer displays have come back to life. Julie has been sketching the shops getting ready to move everything around for the Fall. Back to school time definitely gets you in the mood. We just finished selling at the DuPage All Night Flea Market. Lots of work but some fun was had when our friends and family came to visit, otherwise a total non-moneymaker. Think we'll try a different flea market next month. Fall is always busy for us because it's our favorite time of year. Both our birthdays are in November (1 & 4) so our hearts are always ready for Autumn. Our next big thing is the Fall Premier on September 10th. We are trying to come up with some awesome displays. See you soon!
"At Home with Julie & Barb"

Our blogspot looks fantabulous! Full of awesome photos and upcoming events. Manager Martha is the creative blogposter and creator. Without her being so web savvy, this blogspot would not be in existence. Barb and I thank her for her continued hard work and creativity. But...a blogspot is not complete without some personal tidbits from the owners. Do you want to know a little more about us? What we do outside of work or where we go to buy our antiques? I'm sure you do. Now, every Monday and Wednesday we will post " At Home with Julie & Barb". A more informal look at what we do to prepare JB Winterberry for greatness and what we do in our spare time. Did you know that Barb & Mr. Winterberry have been married for 44 years or that Julie now has 2 kids in high school? Get to know us and what makes JB Winterberry tick. Check out the blog often to be "in the know"!

Zoppini is Back!

 Zoppini fans, 
we will be having a special promotion beginning
 Saturday August 15th through Saturday August 22nd
 Starter bracelets begin at $8.00.
Only Zoppini uses 18k gold, Stainless Steel and hand painted enamel.
The collection includes many travel related charms, professions, and birthstones.
Zoppini bracelets make great gifts.
      Be sure to stop by to add to your bracelet, or start a new one. 
We will be happy to help you chose just the right charm!


3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

9:00 AM-3:00 PM!

0S336 Park St
Winfield, IL 60190

Summer Artisan Faire August 1st !

Please join us Saturday August 1st
 for our second
 Artisan Faire of the Summer.
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This time we will be featuring several local artists,
 among them will be
 local Irish singer/songwriter,
 Gavin fans will have the opportunity to meet and greet him.  
Bring your CD to be signed, or purchase his latest CD
 Take it from the JB girls.  This is one of our favorites.
  The CD includes many of your favorite Broadway show tunes.
        Gavin will be here from 11-2
is a gifted and nationally noted 
mixed media artist
 She combines vintage pieces with collage art to create one of a kind keepsakes. 
 Among her specialties are... 
Vintage photo bottles and wall hangings created from old books.
  You will love her things and they are sure to bring a smile to your face.
  We can't wait to see what surprises she has in store.

JB is so fortunate that these wonderfully talented artists have agreed to join us for our  
Summer Artisan Faire August 1st.

Sidewalk Sale Days are Just Around the Corner!

JB Winterberry will, once again, be participating in this years 
Annual Downtown Wheaton Sidewalk Sale
 * July 23rd- 25th*
Our hours for the event will be
Thursday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Sunday
Come check out our wide and wonderful assortment of Home Decor and Antiques
  displayed in our hall, as well as our full Sale Room!
     All SALE items will be marked down to 50%
you will find treasures for all seasons!
Be sure to bring your friends and enjoy lunch  at one of the many wonderful Downtown Wheaton Restaurants.  
(Stop by and mention that you saw it on the blog!)

New News At JB!

JB Winterberry is now featuring our NEW Room!
You will find a wonderful selection of both 
Home Decor and Antique items
at a
50% savings.
 Julie and Barb are adding items daily.
  Stop by and visit our
New Sale Room...
"Down the hall" at JB Winterberry.

There are plenty of SALE items to go around.
For a limited time we are offering 
50% off all seasonal 4th of July items as well!
So, grab your friends and make it a day in downtown Wheaton
 with a trip to JB!
Don't be left out... join in the fun!

Celebrate the 4th in Style!

Let Freedom Ring!  
Celebrate your 4th of July holiday in style with that special something for your home.
Aside from the good ol' Stars and Stripes... 
you can add a collection of darling glittery bells. 
 ( available in Red, Silver and Blue)
Potted geraniums are the star of the show this summer,  
choose from red, pink or salmon.
JB florals are the best in town.
Find vintage here at JB Winterberry. 
 Glasses, postcards, sheet music and Americana 
are among the varied selections in every room.
Don't miss the wonderful selection of
 outdoor metal items! 
 Flags, Lady Liberty, Uncle Sam, stars and firecrackers.  
You will love our representation of all things
 Red, White and Blue!
Remember your special Fourth of July party host
 with a gift from JB!
 ( Mary Lake-Thompson soaps and towels are the perfect thing...you can find them in the Secret Garden)
Come in to see what's new!

JB Winterberry Summer Artisan Faire

 Saturday, June 20th from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Table runners made from upholstery fabric    
 Please click on the  link to view their website.

 Going green with bamboo
JB Winterberry announces the first of two Summer Artisan Faires. 
 uncommon designs & vintage findings
Julie & Barb have hand selected unique artists to showcase their wares in the shop.  An excellent variety of artisan talent will be presented and all items will be for sale. 
Chez Lissy  
Printed pillows ( as seen at JB) & handmade jewelry
 This is the perfect opportunity to visit JB Winterberry and find some wonderful treasures from these artists and more!
  See you soon!
Original Oil paintings and miniatures