Celebrate Your Favorite Bride and Groom with a gift from JB Winterberry

Whether you are a June bride or celebrating a special anniversary, 
let JB Winterberry be your destination for 
 wonderful shower, wedding or anniversary gifts.
We have a terrific selection of glassware and many lovely antique finds.
  Ask the "JB girls" to help you choose just the right gift!
We know brides appreciate a JB gift certificate.

As a matter of fact...
We know first hand what new brides LOVE.  
We have two new brides at JB!!!
Congratulations to Newlyweds
Sharon and Don!
 Elle and Wally!
Love is in the air!

Check out our post on " Getting the JB look in your planters"

You can find it below!  Please scroll down .

Memorial Day Rememberance

Memorial Day is a day of reflection and remembrance. It is a day to remember all of our Fallen Heroes from all of the wars. 
It is a day to think about the families that will forever grieve for their lost loved one. It is a day to be thankful to those who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice. They fought and died to win the freedom and democracy that we Americans cherish so dearly. 
They also fought and died to bring that same freedom and democracy to the people of other countries as well.
  JB Winteberry joins you in remembering those who have fought so valiantly for our FREEDOM!
Please remember the 
Wheaton Memorial Day Parade
 Monday May 25th 10:00 AM

JB Winterberry is having a Special Sale... 25% Off... Employee Pricing Promotion!

We want you to know just how much we appreciate you... our customers!
As a valued customer of JB Winterberry,
we want to extend our "employee discount" to all.
Announcing... 25% off storewide! *
We've even priced some of the antiques we've had as display pieces...
because you've asked!

We realize that current economic conditions have been rough on decorating budgets so we have decided to offer our employee discount to you.
This offer is for a limited time only.
May 16 and extending through May 30th
Scrape up your pennies and stock up on gifts, antiques and home decor!
Be sure to come in and purchase that special piece
that you've had your eye on (before someone else does)!
We need to make way for new merchandise!
* Sorry, Discount does not apply to gift certificates,Gavin CD's, services,prior purchases or select large display pieces.

Popular and Oh So Fragrant, Votivo Candles!

Take in one of our most popular scents,
  Clean Crisp White * 
Imagine the fresh smell of laundry hanging out on the line, 
Crisp and Clean!
Unmistakable Honeysuckle! *   
  This one will "grab you" as you descend the stairs to the Secret Garden. 
 It will remind you of the first Spring blossoms of honeysuckle on the vine.
Red Currant *...
What can we say! 
 We can never keep enough of this popular scent in stock!
A must have for any season!
Votivo, true to their fragrance, so aromatic!  
If you have never tried one... now is the time. 
 They come packaged in a pretty box, perfect for giving.
    * available in a convenient pump hand soap, lotion and room spray as well.

Get the JB Winterberry "look" in Your Planters!

Ever wonder how JB Winterberry does it?  Here's how!
Our planters have, year to year, been filled with beautiful blooms, carefully selected and planted by Prosek's Greenhouse in Winfield.
  We wanted to share with you the names and types of plants that they provide for us!
This planter can be found by the Secret Garden back door. 
 It is a Sunny and hot location.  It receives strong afternoon Sun.
  This has been planted for Spring with variegated ivy, pansy pots and  the pretty pink/peachy delicate blooms of Alstroemeria, this one is named " Theresa"
 "These tubers make continuously new shoots and flowers until the frost comes in" Low maintenance tender perennials, hardy to USDA Zone 7.

These planters have been planted with pretty plants as a "base" for the blooms.
Prosek's lays the ground with Spider plants, asparagus fern and variegated ivy.
  They place small pots of pansy or viola that can be removed after the cool Spring and replaced with a Summer bloomer such as Geranium or coleus.
         In the planters pictured at the top of this blog post, in addition to the plants listed above, you will find Bridal Veil, a tiny olive leaf plant with white flowers, and the pretty purple blooms of Mona Lavender ( plectranthus)
  These planters have an Eastern Exposure and shade in the afternoon.
  Planters are lined with a cocoa fiber mat, available at Prosek's as well.
       We hope you will try these looks at home as well.
    Be sure to stop by from time to time to see how our planters have been
 "changed out"
Email us with photos of your creations!
Don't forget we offer a wide variety of Planters, Urns and Arbors for your blooms!
Now you can have the "JB look" at home!

Spring Ideas for your Garden

Spruce up your garden with an arbor from our wonderful selection
They are available in several styles and colors!
What a wonderful way to create a beautiful entrance to your outdoor "garden room".
Our urns will beautify your front entry when planted with flowers this Spring.
They are made of heavy cast metal for years of durability.
Our selection of trellises can't be beat.
From the garden gate style... to a fun and fresh floral... your climbing plants will look wonderful on any of our trellises.
Why not add an old potting bench to your outdoor space this Spring.
This one can be found in our Secret Garden.
Did you know ?...Word origin..."trellis"
tre... for Three
llis...for lace or woven

Welcome to the Secret Garden!

Back door guests are best! 
 Welcome to JB's Secret Garden!

Springtime delights for your home, porch or garden. 
 Choose one of our battery operated candles.
  They are available in a striped, criss cross or polka dot pattern. 
 You're going to want one of each!
You can find our popular Votivo candle line in the Secret Garden!
They are so aromatic.
Celebrate a birthday in style with our line of metal birthday cakes, hats and packages.
     Mark that special day by placing them in your yard or window box.  
Many of them can adorn walls and tables too! 
 Begin a birthday tradition with special metal cake boxes and cupcakes.  

Remember Mama This Mother's Day!

A JB Winterberry Gift Certificate  is always the perfect gift for that special someone!
  They are available in any amount.
 As always, we will package it in one of our JB bags.
Mom's love receiving a special something from JB Winterberry!

We have many selections to choose from. 
 Personalize one of our darling " I Love my MOM"  plant stakes. 
 You can use them indoors or out. 
 Your children can write their names and the date on the little leaves. 
 A keepsake to remember your special day.

1st Thursdays Seminars

The  June seminar will be our second annual Summer Potluck.

Our first one was so popular we thought we would do it again!

 Thursday Evening June 4, 2009


*Please note we will be starting early at 7pm. Bring a dish to pass and recipes for 24

     There will be a sit down meal and inspiring conversation followed by two wonderful seminars given by the “JB girls”

      You will leave with 24 new recipes to share with family and friends

      A note about our Seminars… 

Seminars require a non-refundable $15 pre-paid fee at the time you reserve space.  At the seminar, you will receive a free goody bag and a $10 coupon. For those of you new to the concept, we provide three 15  minute seminars throughout the three shops.  You Travel to each room to hear a different topic (please note: you will be standing throughout)  We provide refreshments and surprise desserts!  Plus, you have time to shop afterward as we are closed to the public. Seminars book fast and there are only 10 spaces left for our popular June Potluck!

  Call to reserve your spot today!

  Here is a recipe for you to try…it was one of our favorites last year.

Southern Bacon Crisps


½ C freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1 lb  bacon, cut in half

1 sleeve Waverly Wafers or other buttery rectangular crackers


1.     Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.       Place 1 teaspoon of the cheese on each cracker and wrap tightly with a strip of bacon (no toothpick required!). 

      Place the wrapped crackers on a broiler rack on a baking sheet and put the baking sheet on the oven rack ;  bake for 2 hours or until the bacon is done or 350 degrees for 40 minutes.  DO NOT TURN  Drain on paper towels .  Serve hot or at room temperature



A Walk Through The Gathering Room

We wanted to share with you a walk through the Gathering Room.  Come, rest awhile, and browse through our wonderful antique finds
                   A beautiful antique set of china adorns a worn wooden cupboard

Table for two?
Antique chromolithographs available throughout all three JB Winterberry shops.
We've recently added a vintage clothing area.  Fashions from the past 150 years... to celebrate Wheaton's Sesquicentennial
Don't forget mom on her day!  Maybe she would appreciate a wonderful book from our collection.
Old meets new, when you add antique clock faces with new cloches
 you get  just the right touch.


Hillhouse Reed Diffusers... Add fragrance to your home!

As we freshen our homes this Spring, be sure to include one of the wonderful scents from the 
Hillhouse diffuser line.
We offer all of your favorites, Fresh linen, Cashmere and Provence.
Now you can add several new scents to your home.
Olive leaf, Red Currant Nectarine and Sprout.
Hillhouse Reed Diffusers are "top of the line".
They will fragrance your home and last for months.
Stop by today to get yours!

Fresh items for Mothers Day

Here are a few finds you won't want to miss while at JB Winterberry.  These are perfect for Mom!

Mom will love one of these travel inspired necklaces, complete with her favorite destination.  You can choose from two new necklace styles.  One is magnetic! 
 Visit our Main Street shop to find them.

      Be sure to check out our wonderful selection of antique chromolithographs.
  They are framed and ready to adorn your walls. 
 A great gift for mom.

          Of course,  you can't go wrong with a JB Winterberry gift certificate, available
  in any  denomination.  Be sure to stop by today!

JB Winterberry Celebrates our 7th Birthday!

Please help us celebrate our 7th birthday on Saturday May 2, 2009.    Stop by for cake and punch.   To mark our special celebration we will be offering 7% off all items in the store *

  Please join us!  Make it a day in beautiful downtown Wheaton!

*Excludes Gavin Coyle cd's and gift certificates

Welcome to JB Winterberry

You've found our shop and we are glad you did!
     A little about us...
JB Winterberry was founded by mother/daughter team, Barb Mueller and Julie Lancia, seven years ago.  Our mission statement is " Dedicated to Creating A Beautiful Home".  That was our founding statement and still it holds true today, seven years later.
  Our loyal staff believes that Customer Service should be of utmost importance and we hope you feel our dedication, everytime you step through our doors.

  JB Winterberry is comprised of  three Beautiful and Unique Shops.
  The Main Street Shop is our Original Shop.  When you enter, your senses will come alive with the fragrance of  HillHouse Reed Diffusers.   Your eyes will rest on beautiful antique hand-colored etchings specially framed for JB Winterberry.  The hedge apple green walls will make you feel comfortable as you wander amongst the wonderful antique finds.  There are plenty of new home decor items as well.  We know you will love your visit.
  Next you will wander down our hall, it has become a shop all it's own.  There you will find a great selection of garden benches, arbors and urns in all shapes, styles and sizes.  Just ask one of the "JB girls"  to help you find just the right one for you.
  At the end of the hall , you will find our Gathering Room.  This room features some of our larger pieces, china cabinets, desks and farm tables.   Archipelago Candle - Bath and Body line are featured here also. This room offers a " library" feel.   The displays are beautifully designed and ready for you to enjoy.  We are always happy to help you design a vignette for your own home.  Just Ask!
  Down the wide staircase, you will find the "Secret Garden".  Bringing the outdoors into your home is our inspiration here.  Architectural finds, outdoor Fiberstone urns and statues, florals (we are told we have the best around) and darling metal yard and garden decorations abound.  We know you will love this room.  We feature Votivo candles, room sprays, soaps and lotions.  You will surely find the perfect gift here!
         At JB ... We are always pleased to see you and are glad that you choose to support your local businesses.