Fawn Run Farm Primitives has decor ideas for fall

PUBLISHED IN THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE SEPT 2, 2015

At the Harvest Gathering at Fawn Run Farm Primitives, guests can shop for fall-themed home decorations. (Fawn Run Farm Primitives / Handout)
At the Harvest Gathering at Fawn Run Farm Primitives, guests can shop for fall-themed home decorations. (Fawn Run Farm Primitives / Handout)

Fawn Run Farm Primitives will be opening doors Saturday and Sunday for its Harvest Gathering, a sale of fall wares and decorations.

Fawn Run Farm Primitives sells uncommon goods including folk art, primitive folk sock and character dolls, handcrafts, culinary treats, handmade soy candles, refurbished furniture and cabinetry, dried flowers grown on Fawn Run Farm and antiques.

Marcy Dailey, folk artist and owner of Fawn Run Farm Primitives, said: “It seems as though Halloween and fall decorations have become very popular, maybe even more so than Christmas, so this is our kickoff for fall. We have a lot of handcrafted folk art like handcrafted dolls with pumpkin heads, local soy candles with fall fragrances, corn husk brooms, and we will also sell bundles of dried flowers that we grow on the farm,” Dailey said.

Fawn Run Farm Primitives also will have “a lot of handcrafted folk art displayed and repurposed items for decorating, to help people get an idea for decorating their own homes,” Dailey said.

Fawn Run Farm Primitives will host its Friday Night Early Buying Privilege Event from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. “People can have first dibs on the goods and check them out. Weekends are so busy, and people can come and get it early,” Dailey said.

The event Saturday and Sunday will have coffee, cider and cookies to taste.

Drawing crowds from outside of Northwest Indiana, Fawn Run Farm Primitives tries to help the local economy.

“Two years ago we won the Porter County Achiever Award for bringing people from outside into the area,” Dailey said. “It’s nice to bring in outsiders. Once they find us, they also check out local malls, go antiquing and even visit our local orchards. Once we get people here they usually stick around.”

There is no entrance fee for the Harvest Gathering. For more information, visit the Fawn Run Farm Primitives page on Facebook.

Beth Casey is a freelance reporter.

Harvest Gathering at Fawn Run Farm Primitives

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: Fawn Run Farm, 3883 E 700 N, Rolling Prairie

Admission: Free

Information: 219-788-2809 or fawnrunfarmprimitives.com

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