Monday, December 31, 2007

Should Auld Acquintance Be Forgot...

"Here's to the bright New Year, and a fond farewell to the old; here's to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold."
-- Anonymous

May your new year be bright and may all your dreams come true in 2008!

Real Mckenzies on

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas!

Wishing all our customers, family and friends a joyous, blessed Christmas!

Love came down at Christmas;
Love all lovely, love divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Stars and angels gave the sign.
Christina Rossetti

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Come to our shop at Country Mischief, 36 Baldwinville Road, Templeton, Massachusetts and enjoy our Holiday Sale! Take 20% off all items in our shop (marked MUR)beginning Friday, November 30.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Christmas at Robins in the Trundle Bed

We're dreaming of a white Christmas. Visit Robins in the Trundle Bed Antiques to see a winter wonderland and snow...(Well, for now, glittery buffalo snow will have to do!)

Thanksgiving Wishes

"I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanksgiving, c. 1963

We wish all our customers a wonderful Thanksgiving with their families and friend. We've had a busy week in the shop, refeathering our nest for the holidays. We have lots of glass, silver and white, and the shop is sparkling...and awaiting your visit!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Autumn in New England is Around the Corner....

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
George Eliot

We have been searching around New England to find lovely fall items for our shop. The summer seashells are being packed away to make way for the bittersweet, gourds and pumpkins and fall toned linens and accessories for your home.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Summertime Beauty

“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you”
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Recently, we performed an original story written by Sherrill in the sunken garden at Narragansett Historical Society in Templeton Massachusetts. The story entitled “Elizabeth’s Quilt or the Wedding Gift” taught lessons about history and the importance of community. It addressed the value of intergenerational learning where elders and children learn important life lessons from each other. As Sheila performed the story, Sherrill involved audience members, curating the story with antiques from their collection and their shop, Robins in the Trundle Bed. Sherrill called children to the stage area where they donned antique hats and clothing, becoming the characters in the story. The audience participated in the story by wearing the antique clothing and accessories, smelling herbs and examining the various antiques that illustrated the story. We took photographs of the event to share with you!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

New Acquisitions in the Shop

While others have been off to the beach, we have been scouring the countryside searching for new items for the shop. We have found some wonderful treasures. Nothing speaks of summer English white ironstone pitcher and ewer, a lamb garden statue, ocean fans and many other whimsical items that have made or are making their way into our shop. When you are wending your way through New England, please visit us at 36 Baldwinville Road, Templeton, Massachusetts to see all our recent summer finds!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Quotation of the Week....

In summer, the song sings itself.
William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963

We're enoying the warm summer days, sipping lemonade and coming up with wonderful new ideas for our shop. Come visit us soon and stock up on summer whites, starfish and all things whimsical!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Quote of the Week

Summer afternoon - Summer afternoon... the two most beautiful words in the English language.
Henry James (1843 - 1916)

Our shop has reopened after our Fourth of July break. Come in and visit us...we have new seashells and wonderful shabby chic summer finds!

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Happy Fourth of July!!!!!!!!!!!!

May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!
Daniel Webster

Wishing all our customers a safe and Happy Independence Day!
Robins in the Trundle Bed Antiques and Whimsy at Country Mischief will be closed from July 2 through July 7, 2007. We will reopen Sunday, July 8.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Robins in the Trundle Bed Quote of the Week

"Real friends require honesty, openness, and even vulnerability. They also require attention and simple acts of kindness."
-----Mary Pipher

Treat your friend to a shopping trip to Robins in the Trundle Bed at 36 Baldwinville Rd, Templeton, MA...

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day!

We would like to wish all our customers a Happy Father's Day and send a special message to our dad, Jim! Happy Father's Day Dad, we love you!! Thanks for being a wonderful, kind, loving and understanding Dad!

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
Alex Haley

Monday, June 11, 2007

Spring Sale at Robins in the Trundle Bed

Visit our shop at Country Mischief Plus, 36 Baldwinville Road, in quaint Templeton, Massachusetts and receive 20% off all of your purchases!

Visit us online at and receive 20% off the Mercantile!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

"When the stars threw down their spears, / And watered heaven with their tears, / Did he smile his work to see? / Did he who made the Lamb make thee?” William Blake

On a recent visit to Maine, we were thrilled to meet Donna, the lamb, who was named after our sister.

June at Robins in the Trundle Bed

Images at Robins in the Trundle Bed Antiques and Whimsy

Summer is around the corner and we are ready for it at Robins in Trundle Bed! We have wonderful bird's nest, sea shells, and statues and vintage watering cans for your garden. We have stocked the shop with wonderful vintage linens, crisp and starched, and ready to add a touch of summer white to your home.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Robins in the Trundle Bed Welcomes You

Trundle Bed Times

Visit us at Country Mischief

We have been refeathering our nest at Robins in the Trundle Bed and wanted to share our shop with you. Spring has arrived and we have wonderful antique linens, vintage bird houses...and bits of whimsy from seashells to nests.

I dreaded that first Robin, so, But He is mastered, now, I'm some accustomed to/ Him grown, He hurts a little, though/I thought if I could only live/ Till that first Shout got by/Not all Pianos in the Woods /Had power to mangle me /I dared not meet the Daffodils /For fear their Yellow Gown /Would pierce me with a fashion /So foreign to my own/I wished the Grass would hurry/ So when 'twas time to see /He'd be too tall, the tallest one /Could stretch to look at me /I could not bear the /Bees should come, I wished they'd stay away /In those dim countries where they go, /What word had they, for me?/They're here, though; not a creature failed /No Blossom stayed away /In gentle deference to me /The Queen of Calvary /Each one salutes me, as he goes, /And I, my childish Plumes, /Lift, in bereaved acknowledgement /Of their unthinking Drums

Emily Dickinson

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Spring is around the corner

The snowdrops nodded their delicate heads as if calling to her...
winter is over, spring is here.
Louisa May Alcott
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It might be cold outside...

The winter winds might be blowing and the thermometer may be falling here in New England, but it is cozy warm inside Robins in the Trundle Bed. Spring has arrived at our shop and we have many new items. Feather your nest with our Trundle Bed Ware...from antique white linens and to vintage bird houses to our to shabby chic mirrors and furniture. A new arrival, an antique green porch rocker awaits you as you dream of warm summer days and lemonade...come visit and stay awhile. Rummage through the drawers of an old painted cottage bureau. You never know what surprises you might find...a vintage tea cozy, a child's petticoat, a wonderful old farm apron...

Treasures are waiting for you...and so are we!