I feel like a reporter today, y’all.
“On location, Curtain Queen will now bring us the exciting details of the quaint shops at Gardner Village in Salt Lake City, Utah.”
Sorry, I can’t do it – camera shy, y’all. I can write to you all day long. But, put me in front of people, and shyness sets in. Why is that?
Do you get bashful? Nervous about what you’re saying? Does your brain go into shut-down-mode when people are looking at you, expecting inspiring nuggets to flow from your mouth?
Let’s just talk about it here, OK? Here, where we’re comfortable with each other. It’s like you’re sitting in my kitchen, and we’re sipping lemonade, just talking… laughing… enjoying being women. The only problem is that you’re not here, and I can’t get the full report of what’s going on with you lately. I’ll tell you my story about Gardner Village, and you can maybe comment…but it’s still not as good as if you were here. I’d enjoy that soooo much more!
I’m sure you remember the various rambling on about these shops. Since my visit over Spring Break, I’ve not given Gardner Village the proper attention it deserves. Yes, I posted this…and that (which you will want to visit because those examples aren’t included in this post)…but never the full spectrum all at one time.
Who could pass up such cuteness – the “walking streets”, the little house-like shops, the old-town feel?
And, what’s inside – wait ’til you see!
Pine Needles fabric and quilt shop is the first shop you see as you enter from the parking lot. PAM and I spent about two hours in that one place before heading out the door for more exploring. (Still don’t regret it!)
They had quilts and crafty ideas galore!
The women working at Pine Needles never complained about my photo-shoot (only a few pics, 😉 right?). Can you imagine? They are such nice women, and fun! PAM and I were sooo inspired! We had to force ourselves leave that place, ’cause we had a full village to cover, and it was almost noon already.
Next stop, the former “Cottage Whites”. I say former, ’cause it’s no longer there – my favorite of all favorites, the one store I long for all throughout the year. The disappointment. The stamp your foot fit time. The put on your big girl you-know-whats and deal with it!
Surprise! The new shop had wonderful things, as well. Antique stuff, and some soft white stuff like the Cottage Whites had. So, it turned out to be an inspiring shop, as well. I just wish I could remember the name of it…I’m so bad with names. But, if you visit, you’ll find it. It’s there, right across the little stream, over the foot bridge, the one with the long porch.
PAM and I were in that store a long while! Looking…touching…dreaming…and the major stomach growls were happening. ‘Cause it was way after noon.
And you know what that means…time to eat…at The Mill.
It’s something we look forward to. The food is always very tasty. And the shopping afterward (three levels of shops!) is amazing. And took almost the entire afternoon to see it all.
PAM is very patient. She is a real shopper. Most people would have been begging to leave. My children and HH would have been sooo ready to leave. But PAM is a trooper – for just a little more of the Gardner Village shops.
You wouldn’t believe the beads in The Bead Farm…must be millions!
If I were a jewelry designer, I’d spend the entire day in there.
But, I’m not. Onward.
Here’s a wrap-up of the remaining shops’ fun finds, since I could go on forever if I didn’t force myself to end this post. I don’t want to be rude, y’all, and keep you too long. I know you have a busy day ahead!
Awesome, HUGE, Tweety-Bird Cage! Loads of scarves…fun fashions…decor items…antique stuff…you’d love it.
I’ve enjoyed our time together, pretending. Fun times imagining us sipping lemonade at my kitchen table. I pray you have a blessed weekend, y’all!
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