I'm double posting this from Dwell Well because I know there are some local readers out there and because I enjoy making people wish they lived here in Spokane (bwah ha ha).
Here's the scoop on the Farm Chicks' new store:
It opens tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10 a.m.
is the same street that The Elk is on, but the shop is on the east end
of the street, as you head back toward downtown. It's kiddy corner
across Maple from Spokane Fire Station No. 4 (you know, the pretty one)
in a building you've probably passed a million times but never noticed.
You will now.
I got a sneak peek at the new shop tonight and it. is. adorable.
cute and colorful, like you'd expect, but also has a rustic farm feel
to it, thanks in part to raw wooden boards Thompson added to the store's
ceiling and the use of corn kernels as a decorative element. How does
she come up with this stuff?
The products are delicious. The store carries kitchen gadgets, aprons, enamelware, jewelry, baker's twine, mugs, plates, cake stands, small gifts for kids and party supplies (such as cupcake liners that are way cuter than anything you'd ever find in a grocery store and striped birthday candles that would be the only thing require to make a plain white-frosted cake look special).
They carry Emerson Made fabric flowers (a personal obsession of mine--what a treat to see them in person instead of only online) and clutches.
And then, of course, there are vintage treasures for sale, too. Wouldn't be the Farm Chicks without that now, would it?
Thompson said she has dreamed of opening a retail shop for the Farm Chicks for a long time, but logging retail hours is difficult when you have young children at home. She said she finally realized she could hire someone to manage the store, and that someone ended up being a creative 19 year old named Amanda.
The Farm Chicks store will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Enjoy!
And now here's what you really want: the pictures.
1. A building I've driven by a million times and never really noticed. Until Serena gave it her magic touch, of course:
2. Emerson Made flowers! In the flesh!
3. Too lovely for words:
4. Necklaces, etc.:
5. The party supply department:
6. I have no idea what you use these for, but I want to hug and kiss them anyway:
7. She has a ton of these ribbons for sale. Many were from contests held long-ago at the Northwest Washington Fair, which is the county fair I grew up attending. Might need to go back and buy one of these treasures for ol' times sake (not that I ever won a ribbon at the county fair, but I think I kissed a middle school boyfriend in one of the RV displays. Do you see a ribbon for that?!):
8. Farm charm:
13. These were tiny little notepads on popsicle sticks. She carries boy ones, too.
19. Serena and her store manager Amanda:
21. Tonight's spread: