Friday, Apr 27, 2018

Shop of ‘Treasures’ opens on Square

A new shop filled with older treasures, Trésors is making its debut on the Woodstock Square.

Trésors, French for treasures, 110 N .Benton St., is located at the former home of Lorraine’s Memories Scrapbooking and More. The store combines creative collections, designs and repurposed pieces from several individuals to create a cohesive retail look. Ladies apparel and accessories, barn-wood elements and interior décor fill the store. Run by Harvard residents Virginia and Ralph Dannehy and several associates, the shop will open in early October.

“I think it’s a great way for people to do business and share under one roof,” said Virginia Dannehy.

She and her husband work together to repurpose, paint and build custom furniture and decorative elements from vintage pieces. “We like to try to create new ideas with old things,” she said.

Dannehy said she brings experience from working with several different retail businesses. She started experimenting with painting furniture and said she really enjoyed it.

Sharing the space are associates Erin Hankforth and Patrick Hataburda, Crystal Lake, who make up Barn Boulevard with vintage and refurbished, natural artifacts like barn wood, picket fences, old dressers and natural candles. Algonquin resident Leslie Lachus has a collection of 1940s, ’50s and ’60s retro and vintage period pieces including jewelry, art and furniture.

Longtime friends and co-workers Bonnie Leva, McHenry, and Sandy Doran, Woodstock, offer ladies apparel, accessories and more.

“We have a very eclectic combination of old and new, vintage and classic,” Leva said. “It’s a natural blend of creative people.” “We are people that search, always, for beauty, for treasures,” said Doran, a retired Crystal Lake Montessori teacher. “I think I’ve always wanted a little place where I could put all the things I love and keep decorating it. We put a lot of love into it, and we just want people to come.”

Doran said the store will be constantly restocked with new pieces to entice customers to keep coming back.

Trésors is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. For information, call 815-527-5312.