The first thing I noticed when I walked in was this amazing
wall, covered in Nina Campbell paper.
Kaci Lyford told me it was a dream of she and her husband, Robert, to work together. So she with her design background, and he being a chef, opened the space in a 120 year-old building along with Kaci's mom, Luann Van Winckel. I had Robert's Tinga Tacos for lunch, which were amazing, and later the complimentary blueberry & white chocolate chip cookie.
I sat next to Joe & Sue, tweeting away..
And then I roamed around the market and bought a jar of local Jalapeno Pepper Jelly, something I've never cared for but was sold once I sampled it there on top of bread with a slice of white cheddar...
The back of the store has wonderful antiques and finds...
Do you see those tiny boxes of chalk on the middle shelf?
I bought those to put on top of children's presents..
Even la toilette is in character...
Oh, wait...did I mention the flowers?
From there, I headed to Smitten where my mom buys her French velvet ribbon. Owner, Karen Dawkins also has an amazing selection of German glass glitter and seam binding,
which I love to use to wrap small gifts or attach tags. Here are some pictures from her shop. I'll need to go back once Stella gets her big girls bed because they have cute bedding, too!
There are other wonderful shops around the square, such as Homepieces, and various antique shops and places to eat. But I do recommend going around Christmas time when you can stroll around with HOT coffee in hand.