Enjoy the simple pleasures of farm country life, at least for a little while …
One step onto our welcoming porch, and you know you’re someplace special. Inside our shop, you’ll find wonderful, often one-of-a-kind items, which can add beauty to your life. Some of these are created by Barbara, one of three sisters who are the owners here at Little White Fence.
These three ladies are enthusiastic about providing a helpful, homey atmosphere that’s quickly becoming famous (at least locally) for being rejuvenating and inspiring.
The shop is a place of incredible finds, like real wood furniture that’s been distressed, painted or even repurposed to give it relevance to modern times. There are also many handmade items like jewelry, wreaths, mittens and Polish pottery.
From vintage, to antique, to repurposed, to new — our selection of goods and gifts is always changing.
Here’s a sampling of some of the types of items we carry …
We specialize in all kinds of interesting furniture including:
- Distressed furniture
- Reclaimed vintage
- Retro furniture
- Repurposed furniture
- Painted furniture
Taking tired furniture and freshening it up so it’s new again is our specialty! In other words, we like to bring different kinds of furniture back to life. Often times, an old piece just needs a little love to transform it into a “new,” interesting item. In some ways, all of our furniture is repurposed, and once we’re done with it, it’s got a new lease on life.
Many of the art pieces you’ll find here are created by local Wisconsin artists like Stephen Wysocki, a Buffalo farmer and painter; Connie Rademacher of Up the Creek Mittens; and Abby Meyer, a chemist and grower of sunflowers which she uses to make soaps, lotions and bug repellent (all of which are available in our shop).
These, and other artists, bring us art of all kinds. Some is wearable, some functional, and some even get hung on the wall — like Stephen’s paintings! Quilts, jewelry, table runners and mittens are just some of the neat items we like to have on hand.
In a digital age, it’s often comforting to find something beautifully handmade. Handmade items include jewelry, quilting, mittens, pillows, wreaths, decorating items and seasonal items that make great gifts. We even make old-fashioned tool boxes from old barn wood (there we go repurposing again)!
Jellycat Toys & Baby Gifts
Baby’s like neat stuff too! Which is why we’re always on the lookout for cute, cuddly gifts for little ones. Jellycat stuffed animals are one of our most popular items. They’re known as the “softest toys you’ve ever hugged.” A great gift for kids and collectors of all ages, some Jellycat toys have matching books to go along with them.
Beautiful and durable, Polish pottery has a history that dates back to the eighteenth century. This type of pottery gained its popularity as folk art, with the peacock feather playing a prominent role in early designs. Polish pottery is important to us because Little White Fence is part of a Polish town, so it ties into the history of our community.
What’s interesting is the transformation Polish pottery has made over the past three centuries. In the beginning (1700’s & 1800’s), it was used for storage, and was created by farmers. By the late19th century it began being used in parlors and dining rooms. Colored glazes and sponging techniques gained popularity during this time, as well. In the 1900’s Polish pottery took on a “Jugendstil” flavor (Art Nouveau).
Just like our other offerings, our lamp selection is special and unique. Upon entering our store, you’ll find new and used items like rooster lamps, bunny lamps, farmhouse style and classic country lamps, antique lamps and vintage lamps — some one of a kind. Dresser lamps and vintage stained glass Tiffany-style lamps round out the mix.
Joy Susan Purses
Beauty, along with high-quality materials, durability and workmanship, make Joy Susan purses a true joy to behold (pun intended). We have a nice selection of their vegetarian leather collection including cross-body purses in a variety of colors. Everyone loves their affordable price tag, along with the clean, functional design.
Like to read? So do we! But our store has us so busy, we don’t often get the chance to dive into the used books on our shelves. Our collection typically includes a variety of genres including gardening, romance novels and biographies. Keeping it in the family, we also have a book written by our nephew, Anthony Dallmann-Jones, Crabapple: a True Story of Hope & Miracles. While you’re in the store, check out the repurposed book cases Barbara has designed. You might even want to buy one, and then she’ll have to move all the books!
We have two beautiful brands of candles in our store.
The first is 1803 candles, which are made of pure soy wax from American grown soybeans. The benefits of soy candles include the fact that they are a clean-burning, renewable resource that supports U.S. farmers. They’re also biodegradable and burn longer than typical candles due to a lower melting point.
Liown Moving Flame Candles
These battery-operated candles are simply amazing! Instead of a traditional wick, the flame is produced by LED lights that appear to be a natural flame. Hazard and mess free, these candles have random flame movements that make them virtually indistinguishable from a real flame. Plus, they can be controlled by a remote.
Flowers are always growing in our greenhouse! Stop by to see our seasonal offerings. Scheduled opening Spring, 2017.
In addition to the household goods listed above, you’ll also find items like knickknacks, artificial floral and foliage arrangements (“frussies”), candle rings, farmhouse vintage items, dish towels and more. As you may have guessed, some of these are designed and made by Barbara.
We also offer free gift wrapping with every purchase!