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Timer candles at Wishful Living

"There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle"- Robert Alden

Placing a burning candle in one's window is a common tradition that dates back to colonial times. Candle light often evokes the warmth of home and family. The candle was often placed in the window when a member of the family was away. The lit candle was also placed in the window as a sign of good news or as a beacon to weary travelers. Candles also represented friendship and were seen as a sign of welcome to others. In early America, homes were often miles apart. The sight of a candle in a window from a distance was a sign of "welcome" to those wishing to visit.

At Wishful Living we have "timer" Tapers and Pillars, a battery operated candle that turns itself on for 6 hours, off for 18 hours, and turns itself on again for 6 hours and so on. They are a great addition to any holiday decor, or any time of year.

Stop in and see us in festive Berthoud, Colorado!  We're open daily through Christmas with extended hours.

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I have always been the romantic type. I look forward to flowers for special occasions or for no occasion at all!  Flowers are beautiful, so can you blame me?  I started working for Wishful Living in Berthoud, Colorado about a year ago and was surprised to see paper flowers in the store for sale.  They are rich in texture and color, come in various sizes and arrangements and they actually appear to look very real!  The best think about these flowers is they require very minimal dusting.  Many customers comment on how they cannot believe the flowers are not "real".  These flowers will decorate and delight any home.  I now ask my husband to give me paper flowers rather than real flowers.  Come check these pretty flowers out for yourself!

~ Tiffany

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We have finally entered the month of December where the countdown to Christmas is already under way. I have discovered the perfect gift giving store in Berthoud, Colorado called Wishful Living. With amazing treasures from around the world, and at fantastic prices, I can select gifts for each family member and friend knowing they won't find anything else like the items at this unique store.

When you walk into the store your eyes will delight at the beautiful display of mosaic pieces in a variety of colors! Whether you are looking for a large vase, bowl or plate, you will be amazed at the variety of this beautiful art work available from Indonesia! These mosaic pieces will surely light up any room they are displayed in and will make fantastic decor in any home!

As you continue to stroll through the store, you will find a variety of gift giving ideas, each unique and special. Some from countries afar, while other merchandise is from the United States. The owners of this amazing store travel to a variety of countries such as Indonesia, Guatemala and Thailand and import back beautiful merchandise to sell at this spectacular store. This store offers an eclectic selection home decor, furniture, jewelry, primitives, rugs, folk art and so much more.

We all have that one person who has everything and is so difficult to buy for. I guarantee you will find something for them while shopping at Wishful Living! I look forward to purchasing pebble and cement pots from Indonesia for my mother in-law who has a green thumb! My husband would get a kick out of the box sign that reads "In dog beers, I've only had one". My sister will appreciate the exquisite jewelry from sea shell rings to beautiful amber stone bracelets.

So as you begin making your list and checking it twice, be sure to check out Wishful Living in Berthoud, Colorado as you may just find a special treasure you never expected to find for everyone on your list. It is never too early to stop in and say hello to the kind staff and start your holiday shopping today! Don't forget to pick yourself up something wonderful too! After all, we must all treat ourselves every once in a while and smile at the gift that suits ourselves perfectly!

Cheers from Wishful Living's best customer (and employee), Tiffany.

Christmas in Wishful Living

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Winter in Wishful LivingEvery year my family has an unusual tradition of stuffing our family stockings with items such as toothpaste, shaving cream and deodorant.  Those typical items you purchase at the store for everyday use, and those same items that offer little or no excitement to get.  As this holiday season approaches I look forward to filling the family stockings with many more unique items from Wishful Living this year.  I say let's make this a season to remember with unforgettable stocking stuffers, cards and gifts!

Each day is one step closer to the holiday season, and at Wishful Living the preparation has already started.  I am an employee at this amazing store and look forward to coming into work each day to see the new merchandise that will be put out for the holiday season!  As boxes are unwrapped and items tagged, the excitement of the holiday season fills the air.  The employees have been working hard on the calendar for extended holiday hours beginning the day before Thanksgiving!

Wishful Living is an eclectic boutique located in the heart of Berthoud, Colorado next to City Star Brewing at 321 Mountain Avenue.  As you walk into the store, your eyes will dance at the amazing display of merchandise throughout the building.  Each room offering a unique feel and items from an exciting adventure that the owners of the store took to import the merchandise back from various countries such as Indonesia, Bali and Guatemala.

As the countdown to the holidays appears, it is truly a pleasure to talk with each customer coming into the store looking for that perfect gift!  Whether it be jewelry, home décor, furniture or so much more, you are guaranteed to find a special item that no other store carries. Box Signs with amazing sayings, scarves and candles that smell delicious are some of the few items I myself have a hard time resisting the urge to buy.

The owners and staff at Wishful Living have picked a variety of unique merchandise to be displayed throughout the store each week.  With all of the exciting items we have to offer, you will be able to stock up on plenty of merchandise for family, friends and co-workers.  I cannot wait to share with you through this blog some holiday home must have items as the holidays continue to get closer!

~ Tiffany

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It is that time of season when a scarf is a treasured accessory to any outfit and helps to keep you both stylish and warm.  As I walk the streets of Berthoud and pass many trendy ladies wearing scarves, I can't help but think how awesome it is to work at Wishful Living where a variety of scarves are sold for amazing prices to meet the stylish needs of women from all walks of life.
Covered in Scarves

For instance, the Pashmina Scarves in our store are a great buy.  These beautiful scarves come from Nepal.  They are so soft, delicate and come in a variety of colors to choose from.  Whether you chose to dress up an outfit with a bold solid print red scarf or perhaps one with intricate designs, you will be certain to fall in love with these scarves!

Beautiful, soft, woven scarves in a variety of colors come from Guatemala and are available as well.  These scarves are great for tying in various ways whether you chose to braid a scarf on one side or simply warp it around your neck.  There are so many fun colors to choose from, I often have a hard time deciding which scarf to wear for the day.  They are so comfortable and warm.

Wishful Living also offers a variety of light weight summer scarves.  I imagine these scarves would be perfect for tying in your hair.  With fun prints such as roses, dragonflies and butterflies that come in many different colors, these scarves are bound to turn some heads and get you a few compliments.  A wonderful woman came into the store the other day, and said she doesn't feel dressed completely unless she is wearing a scarf with her outfit. Scarves dress up any piece of clothing and add the extra pizazz we all adore.

Perhaps you could purchase a scarf to tie to your bag or luggage?  Does your loveable dog need a scarf to strut his/her stuff while going for a walk in the park? Scarves can also adorn our tables and chairs creating a unique décor for any household.  These beautiful scarves could be hung on a rod in a kitchen window to create a beautiful valance look and let just the right amount of light in.  The possibilities are endless as to what you can do with a scarf!

So as the winter months are approaching us, be sure that you have a few great scarves in your house to wear or decorate with. Come visit us at Wishful Living and see the wide variety of scarves offered throughout the store.  There are so many creative uses for scarves!  What is your favorite way to wear or use a scarf?

~ Tiffany

Located at 321 Mountain Ave in historic downtown Berthoud, Colorado, Wishful Living is a very large, unique store which offers an eclectic collection of folk art, jewelry, rugs, furniture, country, masks, candles, textiles, garden, ethnic, cards, baskets and so much more!  We are open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday, 12pm to 5pm.

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One of the best things about working in Wishful Living is the smell. I know that may sound weird, but seriously. Right now when you walk into the store you’re enveloped in the smell of fall. It smells like cinnamon buns, warm hazelnut coffee, and warmth & coziness. This smell reminds me that the holidays are right around the corner and gives me all of these warm and fuzzy feelings about the changing seasons!

Handmade Candles from Wishful Living in Berthoud, Colorado

 

These Indonesian Cinnamon Bowls and Clove Boxes are the next things to grab my senses. Not only are they absolutely beautiful but they smell divine.  Obviously, the name says everything. End cuts of cinnamon sticks line the inside of these plates and bowls and make the perfect piece for display or the perfect way present your (already delicious smelling) baked cookies! The Clove Boxes are just the same in that they give off the most faint, delicious smell. I would use one to store jewelry, but they are the most precious little keepsake boxes and could be used for anything. They would be such a great way to wrap a small gift…jewelry, perhaps? Each and every Cinnamon Bowl and Clove Box was completely handcrafted in Indonesia.

Cinnamon Bowls from Indonesia at Wishful Living in Berthoud, Colorado

 

I have never traveled outside of the country, so I can only imagine what it is like to be in Indonesia or Thailand. Being in Wishful Living I smell incense, the boat wood, and the air from the sea winds. It is what I imagine the smell of these countries to be. It feels like I get to travel every day.  ~ Nikki

Located at 321 Mountain Ave in historic downtown Berthoud, Colorado, Wishful Living is a very large, unique store which offers an eclectic collection of folk art, jewelry, rugs, furniture, country, masks, candles, textiles, garden, ethnic, cards, baskets and so much more!  We are open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday, 12pm to 5pm.

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paint-basketThese large baskets were handcrafted in Ghana, Africa and lately they are seen EVERYWHERE, and with a multitude of uses! Some of our favorite uses for these baskets (yes, you can get them at Wishful Living):

1. Load up your basket with your favorite arts and crafts supplies and pick a sunny spot on the porch. These baskets are sturdy and can hold a lot. I thought the addition of a bottle of wine would be wonderful too!

2. When considering new bathroom decor, these baskets are quite attractive for storing extra guest towels.

3. Heading to a party empty-handed? Fill your basket with your favorite local brew and a couple of glasses to bring to the party!

4. If you can’t decide on a piece of pottery to house your plant, you can put the pot inside a basket to add some color to your home.

5. Tote around your vegetables from the market.

6. If you need to organize your winter garments, these baskets make an attractive disguise!

These African baskets can be found at Wishful Living in beautiful, downtown Berthoud, Colorado.  Come and get yours before they’re all gone!