JB Winterberry Bids Farewell !

Farewell from JB,

It is with much sadness that we post our goodbyes. After 8 wonderful years, we have decided it is time to close our doors. Our dream had become a reality and then the economy changed that reality. Our love for the shop and Wheaton has carried us a long way. It has been a pleasure to meet each and every one of you. We never thought a small retail venture could have introduced us to so many extraordinary people.

After our shop has closed, we only hope that it' s memory lives on in the history of downtown Wheaton. We have accomplished so much and our hearts are heavy with this decision. However, small shops like ours need customers year long and in this economy only Christmas shoppers can't carry the load for the entire year. From the bottom of our hearts we thank those of you who have tried to support us and the downtown. We will not forget the love you have shown.

As many of you have gotten to know our wonderful group of employees - The JB Girls- they wish to say farewell also. Who would have thought that a group of 20 women could have bonded so deeply because of the love of one great idea...JB Winterberry.

Our "Farewell Sale" begins Monday, June 19th at 9am. All merchandise will be discounted 50% until our inventory is gone. Please stop in to say goodbye, reminisce and purchase a piece of JB Winterberry before it becomes a piece of history.

Thanks to all our terrific customers for 8 years of memories.

Julie, Barb & The JB Girls

2nd Annual JB Winterberry Tent Sale
Friday & Saturday, June 25 & 26
(Sorry no pre-sales. Cash or check only)
Barb's House
OS 336 Park St., Winfield, IL
(one block west of Winfield Rd. between Washington & Beecher)
We're doing it again! A good old-fashioned tent sale with four tents filled with antiques. Enjoy the treasures of a few of our antique dealing friends also. More tents, more antiques and more fun. We have been digging antiques out from our storage shed and workshop. This is a sale not to be missed. Bring your friends and a big car!

Special Summer Event at JB Winterberry! Don't miss it!

JB Winterberry Presents a wonderful " Girls Night Out"!

This Special Event takes place Thursday June 17th 2010

You've asked for an evening of seminars and we have it for you, but this time
Gavin Coyle has agreed to join us for a private one hour concert as well.
Gavin will be available after the concert to sign your Cd's

It will be a wonderful evening full of appetizers, spirits, entertainment and 2 seminars...
Julie will be speaking about "Hot decorating trends of 2010"
Barbs seminar will be "Summer inspiration, dusting off the old" Both are wonderful ideas we can use to add warmth to our homes.

The seminar will be held right here at JB Winterberry.
For more details or to reserve your seat,
Call us today. Tickets are going fast!

Hurry only 25 tickets left for this exclusive evening.

A wonderful evening of fun with your JB family! We hope you will join us!
Please note the special time 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm.

JB Winterberry's official Cupcake winner !

Our customers brought in cupcakes and recipes to share. There were many to choose from but based on overall taste, taste of the frosting, taste of the cake, decoration and presentation, the judging panel decided upon...

Marge Flashing's Sunflower cupcakes as the WINNER!
Congratulations to Marge who won a JB Winterberry gift certificate! Thank you to all who participated. Your entries were delicious and it was difficult to choose a winner!
So much YUM to go around!

Here is Marge's winning recipe. Let us know how your batch turns out!

Chocolate Sunflower Cupcakes

3 C. Flour

2 C. Sugar

½ C. Cocoa

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp Salt

Combine above ingredients in a bowl. Add:

¾ C. Vegetable or Canola Oil

2 Tbs. Vinegar

1 Tbs. Vanilla

2 C. Cold Water

Whisk until smooth

Put cupcake liners in cupcake pans. Fill each ¾ full with batter. Bake fat 350 for 16 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely. You can use this batter in a 9x13 or two 9” rounds.

Posie Cream

1 C. shortening

¼ C. Butter, softened

3 C. Confectioner sugar

1 ½ tsp Vanilla

1/8 tsp Salt

Yellow food coloring

Red food coloring ( optional)

Mini chocolate morsels for decoration

yet another look at the frosting technique!

Cream together shortening and butter. Beat in sugar, vanilla and salt until light and fluffy. Add yellow food coloring to get the desired color. May add a drop of red food coloring if desired for a deeper color

To decorate, put a dab of icing in the center of each cupcake. Use a frosting tube with aleaf tip. Leave a space in the middle for the mini chips. Pipe seven leaves around the cupcake, then seven more, overlapping the first circles of leaves, carefully fill the center with the mini chips

Finally, Photos from the Gardens!

Yes, we have returned from The Chicago Botanic Gardens Antique & Garden Fair. Our first big show and it was beautiful. The venue of course was exceptional and the thousands of visitors were very complimentary. A few items will be returning to the shop but many went home with buyers from the show. We were very happy to be a part of such an exciting event. Quite possibly our presence will be shown next year at this great show. It's great to get back into the shop. Our motivation from this show will transfer to the store. Look for some wonderful new ideas and displays.

Visit us at The Chicago Botanic Garden Antiques & Garden Fair April 16-18

Big News!
We are premiering at the annual
Antique & Garden Fair in Glencoe, IL.
It is a beautiful show with more than 100
American and European exhibitors showcasing

garden antiques, furnishings and botanical art.
Barb and Julie will be there every day.
Stop by and say "Hi". We would love to see you!
Hours: Fri-Sun 10am-5pm
More info and tickets can be purchased at


New Views from the front shop!

We have returned to our roots but are brimming with blooms and Springtime beauty!

20% Off Storewide Sale

Join our Resolution to Get Lean in 2010!
Making way for new merchandise!
20% Off
Two Weeks Only
Feb. 1-13
Been eyeing a piece of furniture? 20% Off
Need to restock your candles? 20% Off
New lamps for your living room? 20% Off
Hurry in for the best selections!

Love is in the Air !

With Valentines day just around the corner we have several vignettes to entice and delight you. Glittery hearts, metal fortune cookies, Vintage Valentines, Cranberry glass luncheon plates, beautiful crystal and old cut glass for your Valentine table and so much more.

We hope you will stop in the shop to see what's new!

Forget the chocolate! JB Winterberry is "eye candy" galore!

We are still offering 50% savings on Christmas items as well as Winter boughs... As Mary Ellen always says "JB florals are the best around!"
This Wednesday January,13th 2010 be sure to stop in for some Tea and Cookies!
Sure to warm you as you shop for your Valentine gifts and home decor!