Recently, I took a "Daycation", with a couple of my pals. We headed to historic Leavenworth, Kansas, which is about an hour away from our town of Independence, Missouri
You've probably heard about a couple of places in that town already.....like Ft. LEAVENWORTH, which is the oldest active Army post West of the Mississippi and LEAVENWORTH FEDERAL PENITENTIARY, which is the largest maximum security institution in the United States, currently housing 2,000 inmates.
We did drive by those places. . . but our mission on that day was on the lighter side. We were in that area for entertainment, exploration and fun. . . in other words for some serious shopping, antiquing, and dining!!
The downtown historic district is composed of several blocks of gorgeous old buildings that are the homes to many fine businesses.
We were in the downtown area from 9:30 a.m. until about 5:00 p.m. . . almost going at a break neck speed just to be sure we covered as much of the area as we could.
This was a great antique mall. . . and if I had my van that day I would have done a major impulse buy on a great old dining room table and chairs. I did take pictures of it and re-looked at them many times, eventually talking myself out of a trip back to buy them. Anyway....this place had tons of terrific items!
This was a very fine quilt shop.
While we hit several other antique shops, specialty stores and ate at a delightful spot called THE PEACOCK CAFE', our MAIN reason for heading to Leavenworth was to visit this wonderful shop!!
An antique vendor friend of ours highly recommended this store, so we decided to make a day trip out of it. . . .and we are so glad we did!
You can just tell by the amazing exterior of the store that it would be filled with spectacular and fun items!!! Heck....that PINK awning was worth the trip from KC!!! :)
We were promptly greeted by Stacy, the sweet owner, and given a quick overview of some the items she offers for sale. . . many of which are hand made by local artists!
There are so many darling displays and punches of PINKNESS in this shop. . . I have to say I was nearly drooling on myself! I'm really wanting to find a chalkboard/easel and paint it PINK like Stacy did. . . isn't it the best?
Here we are for our "group shot". L to R Me (Dana), Bonnie, Marian and ?!!! I'm so sorry I have forgotten this lovely lady's name!!
Stacy didn't want to be in the photo, so she had her sales lady step in while she took the picture. I don't recall her name, but I do remember she was as sweet and helpful as she could be!!
You can visit Stacy's shop via Face book simply by going to this link! CANDLE QUEEN CANDLES. You'll see lots of great store pictures and you can also shop on line!!
After sniffing every scent she had to offer. . . I came home with this one and I LOVE IT!!! It's the perfect smell for this time of year.
THE STONE RABBIT is in agreement with me about how wonderful my new candle smells and how beautifully it burns!
Stacy has a few scents with some pretty shocking and catchy names. You can see in this picture just how shocked Bonnie was when she saw that label!!!
(Bonnie is so good about following my orders: "look shocked", "look happy", "look sad". She's a real blogger's asset !! :)
Bet that would make the perfect gift for someone in your life, huh?