I had some time this week and stopped in to visit my lovely friend, Heidi, creative proprietress of HiHo Home. She had her trusty sidekick, Humphrey with her to greet all comers properly. (With a bark, yip and a scamper, once he is sure you are properly frightened.) I have to say that Heidi is a dynamo of a woman, filled with helpful ideas for any business and the energy to stay up until midnight helping friends with their online dilemmas and hauling home her latest auctioned find. In short, she's a peach!
This is the outside of HiHo Home, which houses both antique and new items, displayed in the most enticing and creative ways.
Here is my favorite room, a sort of Shabby Chic area filled with a pastel palette and all sorts of feminine lovelies. Heidi even has her own line of bath soaps, lotions and bubbles in several yummy fragrances!
She also has a kitcheny room done in greens with local honey products and other funky decorative things. Then there's the baby room! Heidi's got an entire collection of "Little Golden Books"...remember them? The Pokey Little Puppy and the whole gang are here. If you know someone who has a little one, there is plenty of nostalgia and fun in this little room.
You'll find this fireplace at the top of the stairs.
And just in case you want to get a jump on next Christmas, she has this homey ol' fashioned shop/room set up 365 days a year. It's very twinkly!
This is just a quick tour of HiHo Home, one of my favorite places. I'm really a sucker for environments that are fun and creatively done, and Heidi is one of the best at it. Plus, her prices are entirely reasonable. If you are in the Gardiner, NY area and want a really special experience, be sure to check out HiHo Home...you'll leave inspired. And just in case you have a need for an occasional dog "fix" you can get that there with Humphrey, too.
I've been sewing and creating all my life! There's nothing like a pile of beautiful fabrics in bright colors to get my imagination churning.
I live in Upstate New York with my husband, our dog Henry, and 2 spoiled cats. I have 3 adult children and 2 adorable granddaughters. During the day I'm a Social Worker, assisting parents and kids with mental illness. It lets me use my Coaching skills that I earned through CoachU, always valuable. I love to read, sew, paint and collect books and vintage linens. I've got a special place in my heart for Anthropologie (shoes and sweaters, in particular) and Country Living British Edition, Mollie Makes, and Selvedge magazines. I'd describe my personal style as eclectic/romantic.