Thursday, December 23, 2010


We wish you a joyous holiday and a magnificent new year!

Roots will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Normal business hours (Tu-Sat--10am-4pm) on all other days.

Thank you all for the gifts of your friendship and your patronage.

Peace. Nancy, Patti and Penny

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

" and have good cheer..."

Join ROOTS for the annual Maplewood Christmas Tree Walk!

We will have goodies to munch, spirits to drink and a shop full of holiday inspiration.

Friday December 3, 10am - 9pm

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


ROOTS will be open until 8 pm on Friday, Nov. 12. The shop will sparkle, gooey butter cake will be served, and we will be there to help you find something with a little holiday spirit for your home or as a gift. Remember--10% off your entire purchase (with only a couple of exceptions). So, please join us this Friday (10am-8pm) or on Saturday (10am-4pm).
Hope to see you!

Friday, November 5, 2010

"City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style"

Come see Roots…dressed in our finest holiday style! We will be closed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week (Nov. 9, 10 and 11) to adorn our shop with a little holiday magic.

We will be offering 10% off your entire* purchase when we reopen on Friday, November 12 and the sale will continue through Saturday, November 13 (10am-4pm, both days).

To entice all your senses, we will be serving our St. Louis favorite—gooey butter cake—(and we will share our simple, yet fabulous recipe!)

Hope you’ll have a few minutes to get in the holiday spirit with Roots.

(*well, we gotta say it...a few exceptions may apply!)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The days are getting shorter....

"Aluminate" your life with one-of-a-kind lamps created from vintage aluminum pieces by a local artist. Each lamp is unique... what a simple way to add whimsy to your room! Range in price from $72. - $125.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Home for the holidays...

Warm up your space with a charming old mantle. Beautiful detail. $285.

Friday, October 22, 2010

4 French Provencial chairs

These four chairs came from a lovely estate in Clayton. They're both simple and elegant. Upholstery by T. Rohan. We are offering a great deal on this set of chairs. Originally $425. Now $360.

Got family?

Just in time for the holiday season, Roots is offering a special on a vintage fruitwood dining table from a Clayton estate. This beauty is in excellent condition and measures 46" wide x 66" long and comes with 3 large (18" each!) leaves. We have the pads for the whole she-bang, too.
Was $700. Now $500.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Flower frogs, vintage letters, signs...

Our flower frog collection continues to "blossom". We have a wide array! Flower frogs reached their heyday in the U.S. in the mid 1920's and 30's. How the term "frog" came into general use remains a mystery. What we do know is--they have become a funky and inexpensive collectible. We've also added more vintage letters and some fabulous new signs and advertising pieces.
Stop in soon! Tu-Sat 10am-4pm.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New Stuff Arrives at Roots!

We had a great sale last weekend--many thanks to all who came in! Today we added some wonderful items...more old letters and numbers, fun little drawers, advertising displays, table, large blue chippy shelf, etc. etc. Come in and see all the great stuff that our sale made room for! We know we have the BEST customers in STL, so, please grab and friend, and pay us a visit. Here are a few of the many letters...

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fun Time & Great Sale!

Welcome the season with
a repurposed treasure.

ah...St. Louis seasons--Fall is here and while the leaves
may be changing color, we are always "green" at Roots.

OPEN LATE Friday, Oct. 8
in conjunction with MAPLEWOOD ART WALK,
we will be staying open until 9 pm

Mention this BLOG post when you visit us Friday evening, Oct. 8
or Saturday, Oct. 9 from 10am-4pm to receive....

20% OFF your ENTIRE purchase*
(*very few restrictions apply. Ask for details.)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"It's Your Thing!"--Friendship Events

"It's Your Thing" is about continuing and enhancing a tradition that will never go out of style or lose its appeal--women getting together! Your group can use Roots as a meeting place with food and drinks at your fintertips and a few hours to celebrate being together. For more information contact: Lisa Fioretti, or call (314) 518-8386.

Friday, June 11, 2010

We always have a selection of old photos-not from our family tree, perhaps from yours?

Dutch girl cookie jar

Absolutely charming cookie jar...perfectly worn and loved. This little gal went home with a wonderful Roots customer!

vintage clay pots

A beautiful collection of vintage pottery and each pot is unique.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

play ball!

It's that time of year again. Time to play ball, eat hot dogs, drink a cold beer and watch (or listen) as the Cardinals start their march to capture the NL Pennant and the World Series. Yes, Albert is ready for the season but the question is, are you? Well Roots is ready and if you need a little push, you might want to try spicing up your garden or planters with "redbird" stakes. Made of wood and hand painted (no two are alike) you can stick one in a potted plant on your porch or deck and you'll be amazed at how that wonderful "Cardinal" red draws your eye. To round out your theme (no pun intended) add a basket of old baseballs and softballs near your planter. You might just find yourself grabbing one and heading out to the backyard for a game of catch with the kids.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Duck Pin

Ever hear of Duck Pin bowling? Well, it started at the turn of the century. Most bowling alleys were only open in the winter but those few that stayed open in the summer devised a new game using smaller balls. As the game evolved, its creators took the old regular sized bowling pins and actually had them cut down to a smaller size to accommodate the smaller ball. Giving the game its own set of rules and regulations, and setting the pins up in the flying "V" formation of ducks, created a new sport.

Try using a trio of them to spruce up your bookshelf or table top. They not only give a space some vertical color and dimension, but they create a topic of historic conversation as well. After all, how many of your friends have ever heard of Duck Pin Bowling?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ah, 3-ball in the corner pocket?

Billiard balls. They're round, they're colorful, they're smooth, they're cool looking and they make an interesting centerpiece.

Okay, they're odd to have just lying around, but there is something magical about having them out their usual context. After all, green felt is not all that flattering to them. Might we suggest a bowl (as shown) or in a line on a shelf or....well it's obviously gonna be up to you.

Nonetheless, men, kids and large egg-bearing birds will be drawn to them once you get them home.

FUN? Are you kidding?

Are we having fun yet? Sure we are. Especially since we just brought in LOTS of these vintage Drive-In Movie Marquee Sign letters. How you can you not have fun with these plastic letters, they harken from an era of "The Swamp Thing" and "Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang" and piling your car up with your friends and stuffing a few in the trunk.

The letters are 10 inches tall and made of heavy black plastic. We love letters of all shapes and sizes, materials, and colors. And, if you're not into letters but have a fascination with numbers, we have a few selections of those as well.

Monday, February 15, 2010

We are blogging now

So, we aren't terribly comfortable with the technology required to keep our website updated --so we are introducing this blog as a way to keep you informed about what's happening at Roots. We'll do our best to keep this blog fun and fresh. But, please come in and visit us, because that is the very best way to see what's new --and we do enjoy your company!