Welcome Mat: Nadeau opens first Michigan location
Acorn Farm holds annual Polish party, pottery sale
Is there any party like a Polish Pottery Party? Probably not. On Thursday, Milford’s Acorn Farm is hosting its ninth annual Polish Pottery Party with authentic Polish food and dancing by the Polish National Alliance Centennial Dancers. It’s beautiful handcrafted Polish stoneware also will be marked down 20 percent off. The party runs from 5-8 p.m. and helps kick off the Milford Memories festival next weekend. Acorn Farm is 367 N. Main. Call (248) 684-1373.
Bordine’s hosts bonsai show
Bonsai is literally translated as “plant in a tray.” Centuries old, it is an art form perfected by the Japanese that involves using various techniques to control the growth of trees, according to Four Seasons Bonsai Club of Michigan. If you’re curious about bonsai, Bordine’s in Rochester Hills is hosting the Four Seasons’ 44th Annual Bonsai Show from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 12 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13. There will be workshops, demonstrations and vendors selling bonsai trees and tools. Bonsai Master John Wall will give a demonstration on a massive tree Aug. 12 at 12 p.m. and a lecture at 10 a.m. Aug. 13. Bordine’s is at 1835 Rochester Road South.
Global furniture goods store opens in Birmingham
Nadeau calls itself a store that sells “Furniture With a Soul” and now that furniture has arrived in Michigan. Nadeau has opened its first Michigan location on Woodward in Birmingham. Featuring a wide range of furniture and home accessories made from wood, metal and more, it caters to a range of styles, from farmhouse to traditional. “The Detroit area has such a rich history of innovation (manufacturing, music and more), architecture, and cultural diversity,” said company President Brian Pickler in a press release. “Nadeau is excited to bring our furniture and home decor to the residents of Detroit, and be part of a city that’s a true American icon.” Nadeau was founded in 1991 by Tom Nadeau, who used to sell his imported goods wholesale before opening his own stores. The Birmingham location is Nadeau’s 34th store across the country. Nadeau Detroit, 33502 Woodward, is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12-5 p.m. Sunday. Go nadeaudetroit.com or call (248) 723-7995.
West Elm taps Detroit designers
If you picked up West Elm’s July catalog, you may have noticed some familiar faces. On pages 42-43, eight local designers are featured, all of whom are selling their wares at the retailer’s Birmingham location and online. One of those designers is Kyle Huntoon (above) of Hunt & Noyer. Huntoon is a fourth-generation woodworker based out of Henry Street Studios on Fourth in Detroit. His Solomon Desk and Console ($1,599) is made of locally sourced walnut wood with a maple wood drawer. Huntoon will hold a pop-up shop at West Elm’s Birmingham store, 215 W. Maple, from 12-6 p.m. Saturday where he’ll show off some pieces in the July catalog. Go to westelm.com/shop/local/hunt-and-noyer.
Six horse farms, stables featured on Metamora tour
Unique tours abound in and around Metro Detroit and the Hunt Country Stable Tour is certainly one of them. Held as a fundraiser by Metamora Hunt, a private club of roughly 60 acres dedicated to fox hunting, the stable tour on Aug. 13 will showcase the stables of six area horse farms, all within a short drive of the Hunt’s kennels, 5614 Barber Road in Metamora (50 miles north of Detroit). The Metamora Hunt is a private club that dates all the way back to 1928 when local fox hunters, primarily from the Grosse Pointes and Bloomfield, banded together to purchase hunt land and build kennels for their hounds. The tour, now in its 10th year, runs from 12-4 p.m. Tickets are $25. They’re available in advance at The White Horse Inn, 1 East High Street in Metamora, or by calling (810) 678-8384.