Sunday, February 3, 2013

This Is Our Happily Every After!

This is our Happily Every After....
a collaboration of artists, upcycled home decor & art!
We are opening our new gallery space tomorrow!

Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. -Gilda Radner

Don’t wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater. -Mary Manin Morrissey

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. -Theodore Roosevelt

 Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. 
-Maria Robinson

The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can. -Mike Dooley

We are thrilled to have this "happily ever after" beginning!
Hope to see you at our new location
Monday-Friday 9-6
Saturday 10-2
Take the steps right above The Green Door on
Monroe's Historic Square
1606 11th Street  Suite #2
Monroe, WI 53566

Monday, January 28, 2013

We're a movin' on up...

"We're a movin' on up, to the east side..."

Okay, I'm dating us with my Jeffersons reference but I couldn't help myself.   
Jeni (or shall I say Wheezie) and I have exciting plans for Serendipity 7 for 2013!
As our 4 months at the little brick house was drawing to a close we were wondering what was next for S7.  Should we look for a more permanent space?  Should we see if we could rent the brick house again for the spring?  Shall we book more shows?  What will our business look like next?

Just at that time we were approached by some amazing women.  3 local artists who were looking to collaborate with other "green" folks with a similar vision.  The "Green Chicks" as they call themselves invited us to embark on a unique experiment.  5 women working together to create a gallery of unique artwork, home decor and accessories, with a majority of our wares made from recycled materials.  Since Serendipity 7 is in the vintage, up cycling business it seemed to be the perfect fit!

So, our newly renovated space is going to be on the south side of the square in Monroe, WI.  We are up above a beautiful shop called The Green Door.  The gallery space which used to be an old beauty shop has been renovated and will be open 6 days a week.  No more marking your calendar with our boutique weekend dates!  You can stop by whenever your heart desires.

A little "before" picture.  Yikes!

And some "almost after" shots.

To see the finished product you will have to come in to visit us.  
Opening Monday, February 4th!  
We hope to see you there

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Last Boutique Weekend!

Serendipity 7 is upon our "last boutique weekend" in our sweet little brick house. 
We have gone from "mums to pointsettias" has been a wonderful adventure.
And while it isn't the end for Serendipity 7 we will certainly have a very special place in our hearts for where we started.

The shop is filled with Holiday spirit....

And many wonderful and unique gifts for those special people on your holiday list!

We have enjoyed shopping in our own shop, 
but not to worry there is plenty that we left for you!
Artwork, jewerly, upcycled goods galore!!!

It is your last chance to come over to the shop!
Friday 4-8   cookies and eggnog will be served!
Saturday 10-5

Cheers!!!  Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Change is Good

Like all time change comes. 

A part of us at Serendipity 7 feel very resistant to change because we are just so happy in our sweet brick and mortar shop.  It is sweet, beautiful and totally ours.  It is also for sale and we can't purchase it!  Hence...change!

So, in an effort to keep growing and expanding we are embracing CHANGE and have made a rather big decision! (drum roll...please)

Serendipity 7 is joining forces 
with 3 other AMAZING local artists, 
Suzanne Miller, Nikki Cooper, Nikki Saugstad
to create GREEN CHICKS!   

There are several reasons we decided to go outside our comfort zone (and cute little shop), but mostly it is to grow as a business.   Between the 2 of us and the "7" children we can only manage to open our space for boutique weekends.  Being apart of Green Chics means we will be sharing the space and will be able to be open 6 days a week!  Green Chick's space is also on Monroe's Historic Square, which is a wonderful bonus!!  This is good...very good!!!  Change is good.  Our space with Green Chicks is going to be beautiful, inspired and filled with even more art and upcycled goodness!

Plus, how awesome is it to see  women artists coming together to support one create something new and totally different together!!!

While we will miss our little shop... it was all ours, but we are equally excited about the possibilities of change, of going outside our comfort zone to be apart of Green Chicks!

Green Chicks new art studio/mini-gallery is located at 
1606 11th Street, Suite 2 
on the south side of the downtown square (above The Green Door). 

Green Chicks  working art studio/mini gallery is now OPEN!!!Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm, Saturday 10am - 2 pm

Until the expanded gallery space is ready later this year you will still find 
Serendipity 7 in our cute little brick house at 909 15th Ave.   
Our next boutique weekend is right after Thanksgiving!  
Friday Nov 23rd 4-8  & Nov 24th 10-5 

Be sure to shop local on Black Friday!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Okay, okay.  I know it is barely past Halloween and not even Thanksgiving yet but if you are thinking about decorating for the holiday season you have to have the items you need beforehand!  That is why Serendipity 7 has decided to stay open through December!

I am IN LOVE with this vintage Santa, 
fabulous on a mantle or as a centerpiece on a holiday table.

Wondering what to put on your mantle this holiday season?  How about this JOY sign made from old, reclaimed garage door panels?  It would also look great on a wall and I would consider leaving it up the whole year round...who doesn't need a little more joy in their life? 

So the tree is up, the house is looking festive and fabulous.
Onto the gifts...don't you have someone in your life that would like some hand knit, fingerless gloves?  I'm thinking favorite babysitter, teacher gift...(believe me, they have enough ornaments) or your hip sister-in-law.  They are perfect for driving and using your smartphone...though hopefully not at the same time.  We at Serendipity 7 want to promote safety first!

Imagine baby's first time on Santa's lap, 
you know the one where the baby is screaming in terror?
You could display that classic moment in this adorable frame made from vintage Golden Books.

So check out Serendipity 7 this weekend in Monroe.  We have only 4 more open weekends until we close our doors on 15th Avenue.  So sad.  :(

November 9, 4-8pm
November 10, 10am-5pm

November 23 (Black Friday)
November 24, 10am-5pm

November 30, 4-8pm
December 1, 10am-5pm

December 14, 4-8pm
December 15, 10am-5pm

Thursday, October 25, 2012

So much fun!

Originally we intended to open our shop for three months, September thru November, 
but we are having such fun and are being so well received we decided to be open through the 
month of December. 
Why not take advantage of the holiday shopping season?  
Okay, a good part of our decision was the prospect of decorating the shop for the holidays.  
Is it sad that decorating joy is equal to profits in our minds?  
I think not.

With that said, please keep Serendipity 7 in mind for your holiday shopping needs.  We promise to feature one of a kind items that are totally artful, whimsical and unique.  
Gifts that tell the receiver that some thought and love was put into their gift.  

Here are some items we will be featuring this weekend at Serendipity 7.  Stop in Friday night and join us for New Glarus Brewery's "Serendipity" Ale...
we couldn't resist.

This vintage shelf is perfect for displaying pictures, artwork, books, a wine collection....

There are even little chalkboard labels for you to write whatever your heart desires!

We are loving this up cycled piece!  
We imagine it hanging in a dining room showcasing your favorite wines.  The perfect holiday or wedding gift.  But it also could sit on a dresser and display picture books or photos...the possibilities are endless!

And this vintage, tripod lamp with that fab shade!
Jeni really outdid herself this time.  Just when you think she has to be tapped out creatively she comes up with something like this.


So come on in this weekend, have a seat in these sweet, up cycled chairs,
(don't you just love the chevron?), sip some Serendipity Ale and check out all the new, fabulous
items including new jewelry from Chris Callahan and items from Rekindled!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

In between

At Serendipity 7 it is one of our intentions to make 
each boutique weekend feel a little different in the shop!
Always inspired, always unique and one of a kind...

At Serendipity 7 there will always be something new and different!  

As a result, in between our boutique weekends we are busy being full time Mom's with "the 7"
while also happily finding time to create new pieces to fill the shop!

We love to take a piece and give it a new life....
and this dresser below is a wonderful example of this!
It shall be known as the "So Fab" dresser.

We sold the first kaliedscope dresser at the last boutique sale....
but it was so much fun to paint and so great in the space that there had to be another.   
"Kaliedoscope II"

Each and every piece takes on a life of its own...
This piece was saying "make me look like I sat on the beach for years"
This piece is so perfect for any casual space.

Here the sweetest little doll set!
Can't you just see it sitting my a Christmas tree?!
The youngest of the "7" thinks it may belong to one of her dolls.  

We are creating pieces large and small....this upcycled lamp/table is beautifully unique.

And we just know someone out there is going to love this vintage stereo console....with record player and 8-track!   yes!   It is so fun and has been updated with a new paint.  We have had the radio going and just need to spin some records this weekend for our boutique hours!

I imagine this piece being loved by a music lover....someone who wants to embrace a piece of history, collect records and may even have a HD t.v. hanging above it with a modern charging station on top.  Something old becoming new again!

Our boutique hours this weekend:
October 12th 4-8 for cocktail neck margaritas!
October 13 10-5p.m.    
Children are always welcome- we have a playroom!

Serendipity 7
(the cute brick house behind the library)
909 15th Avenue
Monroe, WI