Monday, November 26, 2012

Folkart Gatherings

If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you know that one of my "must" stops when heading to Seattle is Folkart Gatherings.  (check out past posts under "labels). We used to stop in Centralia, WA, right off Interstate 5 because they had a second shop there, but, unfortunately, it closed last year.   I was so bummed.  Sooooo, when we were going to be in Seattle for an extended stay watching Emma and Mason while Mommy and Daddy went to The Big Apple, I told Mr CnW that I wanted to head to Sumner, WA to the main shop which is still in business and doing really well.  (Wow, I just re-read what I wrote and I would definitely call that a run on sentence.   Sorry to all you English teachers out there....)

We quickly headed down to Sumner after taking Emma to school, knowing we had to be back in time to pick her up.   I had forgotten all the dropping off and picking up young parents do when they have kids in school, day care, after school activities, etc.   

Mason didn't have pre-school today, so he got to go with us.  He was so excited!  (yeah, right!  Aren't all 3 year olds excited to go to a Country Store?)

Can you see the excitement in his eyes?   Oh, sorry, that's just the refection of the Leapster which kept him quite occupied!

 Here's Louann on the right, the owner of the shop.   She's so sweet and made me feel right at home.   She feels like a "friend" since I've been shopping there for so long now.   Her trusty sidekick (sorry, I forgot her name) was as sweet as she could be too.  

They had just had their Christmas Open House over the weekend, and told me the shop was quite picked over and messy but I never saw anything out of place and it looked like it was just waiting for me to get there!

So, I'll cut with the words and just let you enjoy the wonderful eye candy!

 All these boxes and cabinets would have looked so good in my house.   Unfortunately, we are flying home, so once again, I am limited with my purchases.   :(

Oh, wouldn't it be nice to have unlimited funds?

Check out the giant candy cane in the tree!

Look at this wonderful shelf.   Oh, if I only had more room in my suitcase.  Sigh!

 Mr CnW really bonded with this little snowman guy, so he's coming home with us.

If you see anything you like, just give Louann a call.  She is having 1/2 price on shipping for Cyber Monday and I know she'd love to mail you a package (or two).

And, if you're ever in the Seattle area, be sure and plan a trip to Sumner.  It's a darling little town with fun gift and antique shops.   It's only about 30 miles southeast of Seattle.  

Hugs, Anne


Anna said...

I am definitely going to stop there on my way to Seattle...whenever than is! I say ship it!!! Going to miss you at Woolie's tomorrow...

Carol said...

What an amazing shop! Oh unlimited money in there would be incredible!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a great tour!! I love this shop. So much inspiration.

Sue said...

Oh goodness! That looks like a wonderful shop. I really must get out to the west coast one of these days. You all have some wonderful goodies out there!

Leeanne said...

Teehee....Love the look of excitement in his wee eyes!! More like oh no, this is what my whole life is going to be like....waiting for women in shops!
What a lovely shop, when you find the unlimited funds I'm sure you will share them around!

Karen said...

WOW looky you - blogging the same day you went lol - I wish I could do that :). What a great shop and I saw several things I would love - what a delightful stop that would be - thanks for taking me along through your camera.

Hugs - Karen

paulette said...

Oh WOW!! LOVED this shop!! Right up my alley! Thanks for taking us along with you and that Sweet Patooty (your grandson...not the Mr.CnW ...although I'm sure he's Sweet too!!) I better go...:o}}

Kindred Quilts said...

Looks like a fun place to shop. Love all the snowmen and bottle brush trees!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Looks like fun Anne! I guess I didn't miss anything on our trip to Seattle since it was 11pm when we drove by. I did get to Country Village, found a fun snowman plate. Enjoy your visit with the kids, Wow, Mason is getting so big!!2

moosecraft said...

OMG... and to think that's AFTER an open house... I pretty much want it all! lol! So many irresistible goodies! Mason is such a good sport smiling nice for the camera! ;-)

Lori said...

I wish I would have known about this one when I was in the Seattle area. I'll have to keep it in mind when I return.

Candace said...

What fun, Anne! I've been there many times and always enjoyed it! Look at how Mason has grown, too! Hope you can get to the quilt shop in Ballard while you're there!

little acorns said...

I could have spent hours in there. . . easily! (. . . & I love that it was "MrCW" that "bonded" with the cute little snowman. . .) *giggles*
xo, Bren

Florida Farm Girl said...

UPS or FedEx, girl!! They live for that kind of stuff!

Looks like a great shop and glad you had some quality time with the little ones.

Kathie said...

OMG I see quite a few snowman I would love to add to my collection! just too cute, so many great things to see
love that red house
must have been so hard to chose what to buy!

Mollylivebearer said...

I live in Sumner, WA. I live about 1/2 mile from that store and have never even been in there. Isn't that a shame? I think I need to visit!