The Gathering in Gilman, IL is, as their proclamation declares, a place that provides Unique Wares for Home and Garden. They are locally owned by three business partners (Kim, Lisa, and Cathy) who are dedicated to “gathering” the finest wares, authentic antiques, and the best and truest reproductions in the decorating market most of which are made by hand in the USA and by local craftsman and artists. Its a shop that maintains a warm, friendly, family atmosphere while giving you a look (and shopping opportunity) into the past as well as items of interest fashioned for today’s decor. You will find a boutique of vintage style clothing and jewelry, a room that features French Country Style furniture, florals, and wall decor, beautiful restored antiques spotted throughout the store, and all is accompanied by their signature candles, lanterns, florals, and finely woven goods. Right next door, and accessible through the lovely french doors in the shop, is the Front Porch Cafe and Sweet Shoppe where you will find their unique blend of finely ground house coffees, fudges made fresh daily with milk and real butter and real cream in a rainbow of flavors, delicious home made brownies, Lattes, chai teas, iced teas, and smoolthies along with complete meals. Its the perfect compliment to a fun and exciting shopping adventure.
The Gathering – Unique Wares for Home and Garden
- antiques – genuine and restored
- furniture, home decor, personal items
The Gathering is renown for finding some of the most interesting furniture and giving it new life
- Mr. Billy Jacobs (America’s Artist), prints, signed books and gifts (including collectible tins and calendars)
- Popular names in arts and crafts items and a huge variety (i.e. Binn Willow and his hand crafted willow furniture)
- Bath and Body Products Section – makes pampering yourself a reality
- The Front Porch Cafe & Sweet Shoppe – gourmet coffee, desert, their famous fudge, or a full meal
- Web Site – The Gathering Shop In Gilman, IL (they have shopping available 24/7 on line) and a very nice visual presentation
- Phone: 815-265-4635
- Business Hours: Mon/Wed-Fri/Sat 10am to 5pm Thurs 10am to 7pm Sun Noon to 4pm
The Gathering Shop
931 South Crescent
Gilman, IL 60938
It’s a great place to just browse put a tough place to leave empty handed – come see for yourself!