What a fun packed time I had on my birthday!! Two of my friends and I headed to a small town about an hour and a half north of Kansas City. . .Jamesport!!
It's hard to survive as a small business these days. . .and even more so in "out of the way" locations such as Jamesport. However, this community has done that for a long time now. . . keeping many of those old buildings alive with antique stores, speciality shops, restaurants and several other businesses.
We enjoyed browsing in a few of the antique shops. . .
and we loved checking out some of their specialty stores. This building houses a candle, gift and home decor shop....The Jamesport Candle Co.
It was so awesome to watch the owner "pour" a batch of peach scented candles. While he was filling the containers, his wife gave a great presentation about the process of candle making!
Just down the block from the candle store is this yummy frozen custard shop called WHOLLY COW!
The owner is the daughter of the candle store owners!!
In this photo she had just made a fresh batch of frozen custard and was creating my chocolate malt!
I ate every single bit of it, too!! DELISH!!
And speaking of eating. . . they also have a great bakery in Jamesport. Actually, I believe there are other places that sell baked goods. This bakery is attached to the place where we ate our lunch!!
I bought these cinnamon rolls to bring home and. . .
I caved and purchased FRIED PIES!!
After all.......it was my birthday!!
A big part of the charm of this town are the Amish in their buggies. The clomping of the horses hooves is truly amazing. . .something we don't hear very often in the Big City.
Besides food. . .I bought two candles at the candle shop and I bought some great gray wool at SUE'S SOFT STUFF. . .a sweet shop that features yarn and wonderful handcreated items. I will use the wool for witches hair once I start working on my fall sales!
THE STONE RABBIT said he'd model some of the wool for me. . .just to make sure it will work on the witches.
I think it's a definite YES!!
I hope you have a great PINK SATURDAY!! I know you will if you visit Beverly's blog HOW SWEET THE SOUND! She will have a large group of others who are ready to share with you this weekend!!