Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Northwind Perennial Farm- A touch of Christmas magic!

Ok, so having lived in southern California for the last 8 years, I was unaware of the way my hometown, Lake Geneva, WI has blossomed!  Local towns and their businesses are really making an effort to appeal to shoppers- both local and tourist.  I was pleasantly surprised yesterday when my mom and I went on a leisurely hunt for some Christmas treasures- presents, decor, stocking stuffers... and we decided that we were going to check out the local shops and support the small businesses.  We went to some great shops in downtown Williams Bay, WI and Lake Geneva but my absolute new favorite place EVER is Northwind Perennial Farms!

 This 10 acre farmstead out in  the rolling country hills was originally a 19th century dairy farm and many of the original structures still stand (including a chicken coop-with real chickens!)  A snippet from their website, "Northwind Perennial Farm is a local landmark and a premier destination spot for gardeners and lovers of nature alike, offering an uncommon selection of hardy field-grown perennials, native plants, ornamental grasses, shrub roses, garden accents and landscape design services. "  Typically closed for the cold Wisconsin winters, Northwind opens up for a few weeks before Christmas to offer shoppers unique holiday decor and gifts.  It is really a whimsical dream filled with garlands and berries and soaps and candles and unique antiques and I could go on and on!  They had a camp fire going outside complete with chairs and sticks for roasting marshmallows.  Once you got through the stunning old barn that is now the gift shop you find yourself in a tiny hallway walking into the old silo where they have a beautiful Christmas tree all lit up. Words can't even describe.

They have some of the best greenery in the area for all your decorating needs this holiday season. They have unique branches and berries and greens and have them in the most spectacular displays so you can walk out of there inspired to decorate your own home in a unique outdoor Wisconsin way.  And if you want to come in and warm up, just wind your way through the barn and at the end, near the old cattle stalls, you'll see a discreet littler door that opens up into the old milk room- complete with coffee and cookies for your enjoyment!

So they're open from now until Dec. 11th this year so get up and get there! You absolutely won't regret it!  Check them out at

I can't even imagine what it looks like in summer if it looks this good now! But, I did my research and found out that they do offer extremely unique and gorgeous weddings in the amazing gardens that make up the whole property. So for all you Sunshine Daydreamy brides out there, this is your ideal destination if you want beautiful, rustic, charm in an outdoor wedding setting with tons of sun!

Contact us at Sunshine Daydream Events by emailing me at   We'd love to plan you the wedding of your dreams!

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