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Joie de Vie
490 Crescent Blvd.
Glen Ellen, IL
This airy, brick-walled shop has the feel of an upscale barn full of Smith & Hawken-quality goods, but with a ProvenASal flavor and a more eclectic selection. Gardening necessities and accessories take center stage, from comfy Foxgloves gardening gloves to Campania pots and rustic-looking metal furniture. There are lots of interesting home goods, too, including antique crystal chandeliers; linens and pillows that the owner and her daughter will custom embroider; and loads of soaps, lotions, and candles.