It was a cool and rainy day today- just like I like em'.:) Katie participated in her first art show and it was such fun seeing her picture displayed for the public! Hers is the one on the right- "Beautiful Bird House."
The darling shop that hosted the event is quite old with many vintage details. It was like stepping back in time when you saw the ceiling, doors, fixtures, etc. Other local artisans had items for sale. Mandy has one of the kaleidoscopes featured below and they are truly lovely...
This is the front of the shop. It appears that this used to be a soda fountain. I imagine that years ago this used to be an establishment similar to the the one that Jimmy Stewart worked in (when he was a boy) in the movie "It's a Wonderful Life." A malt shop! That's it!
After looking at the art, we went next door to the most wonderful quilt shop. Oh my goodness, we were in there for the longest time!
We walked down the old, rickety stairs to the basement (where all their clearance items are held) and found an old safe where they kept oodles of new fabrics. Katie was pretending that we were stuck in the basement and that we had to find a secret passageway through the vault. It's all those Nancy Drew mysteries, I tell you. LOVE it.
There were quilts everywhere! One could not help but be inspired by all the colors, fabrics, textures and books.
I applied for a frequent shoppers card. Guess I better learn how to sew.