It's that time of year again. And I don't mean the start of the good swimsuit sales (although I think it's that time too and I need to get out shopping). For all you bakers and chefs, and anyone who needs an inexpensive source of organza bags, ceramic baskets or other favor items, it's time for the Wilton Tent Sale!
For those who don't know, Wilton Industries is the manufacturer of Wilton cake pans, Copco & Rowoco kitchenwares and Weston Gallery frames. They're located on 75th St. at I-355 in Woodridge, IL. You can see their big white tent from 355.
Every year in June they have this big blowout tent sale where everything is 50-75% off. It's a great place for shaped cake pans (we get our birthday cake pans there every year), cake decorating supplies, any kind of kitchen gadget and even picture frames. If you need a wedding shower gift - go there. My favorite Wilton purchase? A jumbo muffin pan. Now I can have cafe sized double-chocolate muffins that I like for a fraction of the cost. And each year I just stock up on the liners at Wilton. Anyway, enough description. Here's the important stuff:
This year it takes place from June 2nd to June 19th. You need to go north on Janes Ave. from 75th to get the drive to their lot. Hours are 9a-8p M-F and 8a-6p Sat/Sun. If you don't live in Chicagoland, but are planning to visit in June, it's worth a stop. You never know what cool stuff you'll find.
For more information on creating inexpensive gifts and decorations, check out the new book, Pampering Gifts: Crafting a Ministry of Treating People Well For Less.