Finch's Boutique + On Solid Ground Vintage =
a Holiday Shopping Collaboration featuring local artists, designers, and fabulous vintage finds.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Finch's Boutique - All Wrapped up!

  Another year of Finch's Holiday Time Boutique! Whew! We had SUCH a great turn out - thanks to everyone who attended, purchased lovely items, and to those who MADE those lovely items. What a success!
  Over all, we had over 230 visitors  - 65 in the first hour! - and reached a new record of over $7k. I am also pleased to say that we raised over $500.00 towards American Cancer Society through out artist participant donations! Hooray!
  Here's a peek at what you saw at the boutique/what you miss out on!
- photos courtesy of Amber Engfer Photography -

Finch - the best shop dog ever.

It was a fabulous event - we'll have to get planning for next year!!
- elisa, kevin & finch

p.s. more photos to come!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Boutique Day 1 = SUCCESS!

Wow! We had a super busy day of the boutique with over 170 visitors! (65 within the first hour!) The cars started lining up at about 10:45am...
...and our very first shoppers, came out to meet us as soon as Jason "Dr Von Berke" opened the door to greet them with our fun Door-Buster-Give-Aways to the first lucky five.

*Highlight: notice the yellow ribbon in the lower right of this photo? Jason lead a 'Ribbon Cutting Ceremony' to open the boutique! So perfect!

From the time we opened at 11am, we had no fewer than 12 visitors shopping our sale until about 4:30pm.

The snow that began around 2:30ish or so wasn't slowing people down :) And hopefully it doesn't prevents shoppers from visiting us Sunday!

Watch for photos of the Boutique to be posted very soon!!
If we didn't see you yesterday, come on by today!! We won't be back until next year!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

As seen on the L'etoile's Guide to Sales & Shopping Blog

Thanks Jahna Peloquin for including us on  L'etoile's Guide to Sales & Shopping Blog

Saturday & Sunday: Finch's Holiday Boutique
 The annual holiday sale offers handmade goods from over 50 local artists and designers, including vintage textile pillows Hammers & High Heels; delicate wildlife-inspired jewelry by Carrier Pigeon; braided circle scarves from Marissa Bridges; bracelets wrapped in tie dyed silk, colorful thread and liberty printed fabrics by Dominique Mueller; wine bottle lamps by Anna Zahler; Minnesota-themed screened tees by Too Many Suitors (pictured); and more.
When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, December 3 & noon-5 p.m. Sunday, December 4.
Where: 10200 Hillside Lane W, Minnetonka,

Love the shout outs to Carla, Lauren, Marissa, Anna & Dom! How Lovely!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Door-Buster-Give-Aways REVEALED!

    Hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving, and that you aren't too burnt out on shopping to make it to next weekend's
Finch's Holiday Time Boutique event!

    & as promised, per our earlier post, it's time to reveal our
fun Door-Buster-Give-Away goodies!

 Be one of the First Five to Arrive to receive a goody bag with...

+ Soap from Dr. Von Berke

+ Felt Ornament & Gift Tags from Elisa McBride

+ Fresh Carmel Corn from Bonnie Brynteson

+ a durable oilcloth Coaster Set or Coin Purse from Julie Meyer

+ Coupon/Vouchers for $$-SAVINGS-$$ to use towards:
  - tile coasters, trivets + more from Anna Zahler,
  - fabric wallets and zipper pouches from KimpossiblyKute,
  - an amazing scented candles from Bright Sun Candles,
  - jewelry from Juel -Kreations,
  - a photo session from Amber Engfer Photography

** I have to mention it: boutique participants excluded from Door-Buster Goodies.

Monday, November 21, 2011

What's in store from Carla Zidarevich!

Carla Zidarevich of Hammer's & High Heels has created these vintage inspired creations just in time for the boutique! Pillows, painted wooden crates (one of her fav storage solutions...), decorative cutting boards, stocking hangers + more!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

What's in store from Penguin & Fish!

Cute Cute Cute! Super cute and fun stuff - as per usual - from Penguin & Fish - embroidery kits, printed quilting fabrics, children's book, tees, plush and more!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

First Five to Arrive!

This just in!

  For the first time, Finch’s Holiday Time Boutique will be offering...
to the first Five-to-Arrive!

We’re excited to tag onto all of the fun shopping of the weekend before the sale, and have a little “Black Friday-ish” fun of our own!

  Check back next week for a sneak peek at what will be in these 5-fabulous goody-bags!

p.s. please no camping out ;)
p.p.s. stampedes are frowned upon

*boutique participants excluded.

What's in store from Marissa Bridges!

Marissa Bridges is working on great scarves! Look for them at the boutique! - just a few more weeks!

What's in store from Amber Engfer!

Amber Engfer, of Amber Engfer Photography :), has some really great shots ready for you!

& Amber's mom, Peg, is in on the action as well - ready to share her great ceramics creations!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What's in store from KimpossiblyKute!

KimpossiblyKute has created cool wallets and wristlets with super fun fabrics! Multiple sizes and style for fit EXACTLY what you need to stash!

What's in store from SayLULLOW Creative!

Cute cards galore from Say LULLOW Creative! Note cards for everyday + the sweetest Season's Greetings :)   + speaking of 'sweetest' - add recipes for your favorite holiday treats with these SWEET recipe cards!

Monday, November 14, 2011

What's in store from Dominique Mueller!

Dominique Mueller has used some really great materials to hand wrap these wooden bracelets: tie dyed silk, and liberty printed fabrics, and chunky threads - man, that's has GOT to be time consuming!
Can't wait to see Dom's pieces in person at the boutique!

What's in store from My Little Dear!

Ensure your little ones are right-on-trend with these adorable tees from My Little Dear! Add an embellished headband for maximum cuteness :)

What's in store from Nicole Currier!

Nicole Currier makes her own, amazing, glass beads for her stunning jewelry pieces. Plus she has created some quirky character glass beads too! Cool!

Friday, November 11, 2011

What's in store from Alyssa Nassner!

This is Alyssa Nassner's first year at Finch's Holiday Time Boutique - and we are super pumped to see her cute art prints, cards, and other odds-n-ends - she's also bring these super cute printed pillows!

What's in store from Anna Zahler!

Anna Zahler is working her magic again this year with her fabulous coaster sets, trivets, candle holders, and magnets. Using travertine tile, Anna creates functional, yet beautiful, decor with different patterns and designs for every occasion - and they make GREAT gifts too!
+ this year, Anna has been dabbling in lamps too! - special wine bottles create the base for these one of kind lamps - cool!
Take a peek!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

What's in store from Too Many Suitors!

Someone in MN loves Too Many Suitors - It's me! We're so lucky to be able to share Too Many Suitors' cute screen printed tees for big and little + framed art print and ornaments.

What's in store from Vân Monnier!

Cute cards for everyday! Would you expect any different from Vân Monnier? Vân has participated in our 5 previous boutique events, and even though she's re-located across the pond in Denmark now, she's still sending her quirky designs our way - hooray! - nothing can stop her!

Congrats, Vân, on being our first international participant!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

What's in store from Kelly Herzog!

Kelly Herzog is getting ready for the holidays! She's ready to deck your halls, table and doors with festive decor! Kelly's homey, warm, country charm is welcoming and cozy :)

What's in store from Old Tom Foolery!

Old Tom Foolery specializes in "unsappy, uncrappy cards and curiosities" - Offering quirky letterpress cards, notepads, and posters, as well as screen printed (my fav) "Typestache" totes and tees - very informative. Take a peek!