Friday, May 29, 2015

Extra vendors setting up tables at store, 25 sales set around town for Area Wide Garage Sales on Saturday

We now have maps at Prairie Chic so you can plan your sales route in advance of the Area Wide Garage Sale on Saturday. You can pick one up today during our regular store hours until 6 p.m.
We will be open at 7 a.m. Saturday, so area customers  can come stop here to shop for your antiques, furniture, household items, art, pictures, photographs, collectibles, and so much more!! Plus, we have several extra vendors setting up tables to sell items inside the store and on the sidewalk! 

If you missed the deadline to be on the map and you would like to sell your items on a cash and carry basis on your own table, the  for $25 for 10 sq. ft. or less, or $2/sq. ft. for larger tables. We are on the map and the event has been advertised in area newspapers, on Facebook buy/sell/trade groups and also on Craigslist, so will have plenty of traffic from all around the region for this event!

We are located at 9 S. Broadway St., Herington. Here are some pictures of items we have available for purchase inside our store, as of May 29! See you soon!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Prairie Chic to be open Sunday, May 24 for shoppers

Prairie Chic will be open for vendors to bring in more items and also for you to come shop from 12:30 to 2 :30 p.m. (or later, if need be) on Sunday, May 24! You can stop in and see what have here, besides these items (taken on Friday, May 22).
Our regular hours are 10-6 Wednesday through Saturday. You can call our store at 785-258-8004 during store hours, or call or text Stephanie, the store manager, on her cell phone at 785-571-3955 for more information.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

New handmade cards added, preparation for two area school reunions continue

We have another new vendor at Prairie Chic! Scrappin' Creations by JMA has now moved into some wall space at Prairie Chic, using clothespins to hang her handmade cards! We are still looking for more store vendors who make handcrafted items, or have antiques they wish to sell in rented space as low as $25 for a three month period for a 4' x 4' space. 
Scrappin' Creations used a screen door for their display!
 All cards are $4. There are a wide variety of occasional and general greeting cards in our selection!
 Father's Day and Memorial Day or other patriotic cards are among the cards offered in the store.
We also have several local pieces available for alumni visiting for the Herington and Hope All-School reunions this weekend. Here are some items we have that may interest our customers traveling from out of town.
 This miniature Herington mug is $100.
The Herington High School Building souvenir is $25.
 An simple orange vase is available for $3.50.
 These are pictures taken in the local area, printed on canvas, priced from $45-$75 depending on size!

We are Prairie Chic Handcrafts and Antiques at 9 S. Broadway Herington, KS. Come on in and consign your furniture here, or check out our other vendor booths with vintage and handmade items while you are here, or consider us if you need climate-controlled indoor storage units on a monthly basis, also. We have 10' x 10' for $100 a month or 5' x 7' for $50 a month, plus a $20 one-time administration fee to start your lease. To see some of the items we now have for sale, please view the our Facebook  album here. We also have a Pinterest page if you'd like to check that out. We're open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday though Saturday and by appointment Sunday through Tuesday. For more about our store, see the More about our Store tab here.  If you have any other questions or prefer to call with your questions, please contact our store at (785) 258-8004 or the store manager, Stephanie Gilbert, at or (785) 571-3955!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Read our Consignors Corner -- Concolleen's Visions

Here is the full view of Concolleen's Visions
rented space at Prairie Chic!
Welcome to the first installment of a special promotion for our vendors and consignors at Prairie Chic. This one is about Concolleen's Visions, a woman who takes photos of the Tri-County region, especially near Ramona and the Herington lakes area. Here is some information and insight about this vendor.
Consignors Corner: Concolleen's Visions

    Here are some extra pictures shared by
    Concolleen's Visions in her rented space.
  • Products include: Local photography and memories on canvas, general occasion cards
  • Lease signed with Prairie Chic: May 7, 2015
  • Length of experience with photography: 25+ years
  • More about my experience:  I have lived in Ramona for 36 years. I just can't miss an opportunity to go out and share what the beauty is in this area with other people. I think it's my calling because it just happened. It started with a man who wanted me to come take pictures on his homestead west of Ramona before the county made him clear the land. I just took pictures of what I saw and I didn't know what I was doing, but it turned out that he was very grateful for what I did for him, to document his history of his homestead.
  • Something about the consignment experience that might surprise our customers: While I was setting up my booth space, there were some customers who came in and talked to me. They had seen my pictures on the internet and on Facebook, but they never realized what was behind them or what they were about, besides just being neat pictures. They didn't realize the pictures were taken in local locations. I also explained to them that I see things that other people don't appreciate or stop and look at even though they pass by them on a daily basis. Each view is a gift and you will never see it exactly the same way again. Every picture has a feeling and a memory attached to it. My photos are memory makers, really, for a lot of the people who have moved away from the rural areas. My Visions can take them down Memory Lane and they share that with me. I'm just surprised that people are willing to share that with me.
  • Anything else to add: At Prairie Chic, I am just pleased that it has done as well as it has and that it has to be a long-term business. If you weren't doing a good job, you wouldn't have made it a year, so that's what kind of got me to where I put my Visions in there. I like the differences and different items in there. I love Stephanie's advertising and how she reaches out and pulls people in with what you've got in the store. I love it, I really do. That is marketing and it's subtle marketing that reaches to those who didn't know they were looking for something! I like that better than a big ad. I like what you do. I hope the next person has a similar vision and can work out of the perpetual square, so to speak.
This is what the space started with, on May 7.
Here is a close up view of Concolleen's Visions
on the wall space rented for these photographs.
Here's a front view of the space rented for Concollen's Visions.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Unique graduation gifts available at Prairie Chic

We have a great variety of graduation gifts at Prairie Chic! Do you need a desk, a comfortable chair, some side tables, a dresser or a bed for your favorite local graduate? Or maybe you would prefer to buy them a gift certificate, so they can come pick out their own gifts?!? Come see us at Prairie Chic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturdays (or by appointment at 785-571-3955 any time!).
Marble top dresser, now on sale for $220!
 Cabinet, now reduced to $58 
Full sized bed, now reduced to $140
Cabinet, now reduced to $44
Pine bed and dresser set, now reduced to $400
Simple writing desk, now reduced to $63
Flanders Writing Desk, now reduced to $115
You can see more of what we have available for sale in this Facebook album here.Do you need help finding us? The More about the Prairie Chic store Tab here has a link to Google maps to help you navigate!

New feature coming soon -- Consignor Corner! We will be sharing some information about people who are selling items inside our store, so you can get to know them better! 

Feel free to inquire about something for which you are looking but that you do not see pictured. We, at Prairie Chic, are happy to try to help you find it!! Or, do you have items you would like to sell? We also take larger vintage, antique or quality used items to sell on commission, including furniture, musical instruments, household items and art pieces if you are looking to sell yours! 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Find your perfect Mother's Day gift at Prairie Chic!

Are you looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind item to give mom for Mother's Day tomorrow? Come in to Prairie Chic, which is open until 6 p.m. today, to find a memorable item JUST for her!! Or, would you like to bring HER in to shop and pick out her own item? We will also be open from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday so you can let HER pick out her own memorable item!!

Here are some items that you might consider for her!
 We have comfortable chairs available for Mom!!
Does she need a magazine rack? We have several for her! 
Does your mom enjoy glassware? We have lots of glass items that she will love!
Maybe your mom collects dolls and would enjoy an antique or vintage crib or child's seat for her items!
 Does mom need a new footstool to prop up her feet? 
We have many, of different sizes and shapes, just for her!
 Does mom need another table for her work room? 
We have many side tables or work tables for her!
 Even if you are not crafty, your mom might like a
handmade wreath! 
Or, maybe a newer mom could use some cloth diapers or swimmer outfits for her young children?! We have both!
We have beautiful photographs of the Herington/Ramona/
Tri-County region available for $2.50 at
Concolleen's Visions wall space!
What a great, local view that mom can appreciate! 
 Maybe you would rather give her a beautiful scenery canvas?! We have many to choose from now at Prairie Chic!
 Does mom need some household items? 
We have those for you to give her to help her
with her chores! Or to help you with your own chores on her day OFF! 
Maybe your mother is a gardener type. We have decorative pots that she might enjoy as a nice gift!

Have you heard ... that we've changed our rates for wall and booth space at Prairie Chic? They are NOW as low as $25 (total, per quarter) for a 4' x 4' space on the wall. We market your items on our blog, on Facebook, on Craigslist and on flyers around our local area. We are 35 minutes from Junction City, about 45 minutes from Fort Riley, and about 60-90 minutes from Topeka, Manhattan, Wichita and Salina, and we draw customers in from all of those cities via online marketing efforts.