I love this time of year--ooooh, the warm weather, the blooming flowers, THE SPRING OPEN HOUSES! Many of the wonderful shops are still having terrific open houses to showcase their fabulous seasonal decor, but our Kansas City weather just hasn't been cooperating! However, being the persistent and seasoned shopper I am, a little drizzle and cold air doesn't stand in the way of a long-awaited trip to my favorite places.
One such shop belongs to my dear friend (and another mentor on my "mentor list") Peggy. She is the owner of GATHERINGS, located in Greenwood, MO. Her shop is in a 1920's home and is filled to the brim with spectacular items she has collected or created to decorate our homes and gardens. Let me introduce you to her! Here she is on the back porch of her sweet shop.
This charming sign greeted her shoppers as they entered the store from the front porch. She carries a large array of vintage and repurposed items. There's not much Peggy can't do---she's also a wonderful floral designer--check out the cute yellow boots sporting their Spring arrangement.
A view from the back. The parking is in the rear and this is what it looked like as we approached her shop. She had charming arrangements of furniture and other wares scattered on the lawn surrounding the shop----a real "Garden Show" experience.
A view of the front porch.
The hostess served up a delicious treat---she knows we get hungry when we shop!
Our group posed in front of Peggy's sign. From L to R you see: Patty, Peggy, Regan(a treasure hunter in training), Julie, me (Dana) and Bonnie. We were freezing, but we had a great time. Peggy pulled out all of the stops to make her Garden Show a wonderful experience.
If you find yourself in the Kansas City, MO area, I hope you will visit Peggy at Gatherings in the town of Greenwood. You will love her shop.
I took a treat home to THE STONE RABBIT. Peggy had made darling cupcakes---out of plaster. (I told you she could do it all--another example of her many talents.) My bunny loved it as much as I did and it's calorie free. He just won't give it back. Dana
(An apology for the weird spaces and "flying" articles (the A by a photo). I'm struggling with this----but I am making progress. Be patient with me!)