Thursday, 26 February 2015

Welcoming A New Shopkeeper

We are excited to announce the partnership between Mary Pierce and Anne Faulkner, Soulful Sparrow's new co-owner.

Anne's high energy, creative eye. and long history of retail experience pair well with the vision Mary has for Soulful Sparrow. We anticipate a fun fresh direction as these two begin collaboration.

Anne is a 30 year resident of Elgin's North East Neighborhood. She cut her teeth in this industry as a Kane County Flea Market vendor. After living the vagabond lifestyle for several years she moved on to a bricks and mortar shop, opening a storefront in West Dundee that eventually evolved into Adornments Boutique.  A unique upscale women's boutique and destination shop that was a mainstay in Downtown West Dundee for 15 successful years.

Anne can also claim founder and former owner of The Midwest Antique Clothing and Jewelry Show/Cat's Pajamas Productions. Having built that franchise from a concept to a highly anticipated renowned regional event.

An early supporter of the Illinois Main Street Program, Anne sat on several committees while active in Dundee, including chair of the promotions committee.

Recently Anne has been busy crafting what she describes as "wabi-sabi inspired wearable art" for her boutique business tangerine magpie, which is sold (coincidentally, wink*wink) exclusively at Soulful Sparrow!

Other creative involvements include founder of The Elgin Poetry Box Project, and co-publisher of elginMUSE (with another member of the Pierce family).

Anne's passion (bordering on obsession) for genealogy has led her to blog on the subject as Ancestor Archaeology.

We hope that you will welcome her to the Soulful Sparrow family. As Mary and Anne begin to put their heads together for the future direction of the shop plan to see lots of what you already love about Soulful Sparrow plus some fresh, new surprises to delight and entertain.

Stay tuned .......


  1. Judy my prayers are with you and your husband. God bless you both. What your doing is very difficult! Be sure to get time for yourself! I took 1 day a month. My husband tried to make me feel guilty towards the end. Just had to remind myself its my life to and I matter! Good luck and god bless