Help Us Treasure Hunt For Heat!


Calling on friends to help us treasure hunt for heat!

MADISON HAS HEArT is seeking donated treasures for its 4th annual Fanciful Flea to be held on Saturday, February 11th on the Island in Marshall from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Our wish list includes (but is not limited to):

• Antique furniture
• Vintage housewares
• Precious jewels
• Collectible art and crafts
• Rustic farm implements such a mule/horse yokes, tools, equipment
• Mid-century modern home accessories
• Hand-made ‘farm art’ (quilts, baskets)
• Historic framed photographs
• Hand-made lace accessories
• Yard art and gardening paraphernalia
• First edition books and rare records
• One-of-a-kind memorabilia

[Note: we cannot accept used electronics, appliances or clothing]

All proceeds from the sale will be donated to Neighbors In Need, Inc. for its heating assistance program for families in Madison County. Donations and gifts are tax deductible.

Dig up your treasures! Warm some hearts – heat some homes.
Contact Liz Gullum with questions or to arrange a pick-up:
(847) 542-1762 or

Thank You!


Thank You for an Amazing Christmas Sale

We appreciated seeing old friends and making new ones at the Christmas sale on Saturday. All totaled, we made more than $2,000 to be used toward the restoration of the beautiful historic church at Jewell Hill. Thank you!

Mark your calendars now for the 2017 Fanciful Flea! In addition to the upscale treasures, we’ll be featuring regional primatives that you won’t want to miss out on. And of course, we’ll have live music and home made eats.

Saturday, February 11th
Marshall Island Studios

Contact Pat Franklin (828) 206-2332 about donating your hidden treasures to the Flea.

Come see us and help heat homes!



Come Share The Christmas Spirit Today!

Come share the Christmas spirit with us today from 10-3 at the historic Methodist church in Walnut!

Bring your family and friends! Bargains and holiday cheer galore!

Holiday trinkets, Dickens’ Villages, and Santa’s in every size and style, will be offered at a great bargain. Many of the items are one-of-a-kind, no longer in production.

Other items for sale include beautiful jewelry and valuable paintings for the home or that special person on your gift list.

Proceeds from the event will go towards helping the organization renovate the historic church at Jewel Hill and open it up for continued public use.

Bring the family, have some home-baked goodies, and find some unique, priceless bargains to take home.

See you today in Walnut! Directions



Don’t Forget! Saturday, November 19 Christmas Sale!

Next Saturday, November 19, the historic Methodist Church at Jewell Hill in the Walnut Community will open its doors to Christmas lovers for the last time. From 10 to 3 you will be able to purchase the survivors of The Horrell Collection for practically nothing. Priceless Department 56 Dickens Village pieces, Byars Choice characters and Santa Clauses of every stripe. We must liquidate this wonderful collection in order to begin restoration of the inside of this historic gift. Please plan to join us and take home a symbol of the most joyous day of the year. If you have any questions please call Pat Franklin at 649-2332.

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We’re having a big Christmas sale! Mark your calendars!

We are getting ready to share this amazing collection of Santa Clauses and other Christmas delights! Mark your calendars for November 19th and plan to stop by the historic church at Jewel Hill, 15 Barnard Rd. in the Walnut Community. We are adding a little spice to the Christmas goodies, of which there are many. We will also have some art and jewelry for all of your gift-giving needs! Madison Has Heart is a 501(c)3 that generates funds for heating assistance in Madison County. This sale will help us to maintain the church as our HQ. Stay tuned for more about our Fanciful Flea early in 2017 ❤️️ Hope to see you November 19th!




Thanks to the many hard-working volunteers and shoppers galore, Madison Has Heart’s 3rd Annual Fanciful Flea on February 13th raised a whopping $15,000 for heating assistance for local families in need.

The preparations took months:  collecting items of value from near and far; storing and restoring them until moving day; pricing, organizing and displaying everything in various market-style boutiques; and finally, opening the doors to the waiting crowd that came to support the cause.

The event featured one-of-a-kind antiques and collectibles, home baked goods, jewelry, art, crafts and vintage clothing, along with live entertainment and delectables from local eateries. The Carpenter Ants, a gospel soul band that came all the way from West Virginia to perform, captured the spirit when they sang, “Oh, Lord, I’m not tired yet!” as the crowds kept surging to find the best bargains around.

All funds raised at the Fanciful Flea were donated to Neighbors In Need, a local nonprofit that has been helping local families for 30 years. Its fuel and heating assistance program has been the focus for the past three years, since federal funds continue to fall short of the increasing demand.

There is not enough space here to thank everyone individually, but let it be said that it took an entire community of generous, warm-hearted people to make the Fanciful Flea a success. The Madison Has Heart team couldn’t be more pleased with and proud of how many local people were involved – from start to finish – to help keep our neighbors warm.

For further information about Madison Has Heart and the Fanciful Flea, contact Pat Franklin at (828) 206-2332.


One Last Chance!

Pat Franklin will be back on the Island at Marshall High Studios today, 2/14 from 1pm – 4pm. If there is anything you wish you had gotten yesterday or if you didn’t get to come yesterday….we have lots of great stuff left and plenty of homes to heat. Come on down, or you can call Pat at 828.206.2332 and make an appointment to come by…..we will start moving out Monday and Tuesday.



It’s Finally Here! 2016 Fanciful Flea! Doors Are Open!

We’ll be waiting for you on the Island in Marshall today from 10-4. Come see what we have in store…bargains galore, music to lift your spirits on this cold, snowy morning, great food and lots of fun! Shop early for the best selection~

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Through your generosity, we can help heat some homes. See you today at Marshall High Studios on Blannahassett Island in Marshall!