Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


New Chippewa Falls Shop Focuses on Unique Homegoods

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

SEE WHAT’S IN STORE. November Grace in Chippewa Falls offers home furnishings in a historic environment.
SEE WHAT’S IN STORE. November Grace in Chippewa Falls offers home furnishings in a historic environment.

November Grace, a design store, launched in Chippewa Falls in June. The store, 45 E. Elm St. (next to the Garage Salon), offers a variety of unique home furnishing and personal items, both new and vintage.

Owner Jill Widiker said Chippewa Falls is a city full of history, and her store fits right in. She chose to open a store in Chippewa Falls because of the people who live and work there and the strong sense of community, noting both the people and local store owners are friendly and leave one with a sense of feeling welcome. She wanted to do the same. The location is in a historic building from the 1920s, which was beautifully restored to include exposed brick walls, steel support beams, and concrete floors. Widiker says she hopes that when people enter the shop they get a chance to leave stress behind, be inspired by their surroundings, and feel at home.

November Grace offers design concepts and one-of-a-kind goods that are unique to the store and not available elsewhere in the Chippewa Valley.

“We’ve sourced lines of quality home furnishings including special-order furniture, lamps, mirrors, accessories, and linens in neutral tones that foster a relaxed, lived-in sophistication,” Widiker said. November Grace also hosts many local artists who offer vintage furnishings, papergoods, clothing, heirloom-quality furniture crafted from reclaimed wood, jewelry, watercolor art, handmade textiles, goat milk soap, handmade signs, and a variety of unique gifts. The store has a team of antique seekers who collect unique pieces from sources such as flea markets and estate sales, curating them to fit the aesthetic quality of the shop. Widiker reported that some of the vintage goods are left in their original condition and others are restored and refreshed. In addition to vintage offerings, the store has new, high-quality lines of items from as far away as Europe.

In addition to selling furnishings, November Grace offers customers in-home design consultations and design boards. 

Widiker said she hopes her family-run business can call Chippewa Falls home for many years to come, and she aims to expand to e-commerce and shipping through the store’s website in the future. 

November Grace is open Tuesdays from 10am-5pm, Thursdays from 10am-7pm, and every second Thursday-Saturday of the month. Find them at www.facebook.com/NovemberGraceHome.

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.