So what's a rural area that relied on Detroit to do?
Get creative! Set up shop! And oh how imaginative entrepeneurs are grabbing on to the possibilities and making them work...
Our first stop was at a holiday shop in West Unity. You'll hear more about that shop in a later post, so let's travel down the road to Stryker, Ohio and...
The Green Awning
Yep, I've given you a bit of insight into the Green Awning in a previous post,but let me tell you...Kathy & Tom Short do it up right for the holidays. Everything was bright, cheerful, and beautiful from antiques & old stuff in the window...
to the clove-studded oranges beneath an old stove...
After catching up with old friends and laughing at Kathy's Christmas hat, with a wave we were on way to Bryan and the...
East Mulberry Gift Cottage
What vintage love is found within the whimsical vignettes of Sharon & Gary Gyurnek's shop. Birds in purses, perched on iron farm implement seats and everywhere creates a natural ambiance that pulls browsers and buyers into Sharon's world. Look up....
to find teacups hanging from twiggy branches on soft, silken ribbons.
and there it is... a vintage suitcase just waiting to come home with me and be filled with dreams of far away places and crazy adventures.
Across the square sits Special Ocassions,one of my favorite stores in the area. I'm saving this little gem for another post, so let's hurry out of town and to...
Fox Farms Christmas in the Barn
A clutch of hens and roosters greeted us as we walked toward the big barn. Just outside the barn, a whimsical arrangement bid welcome and enter
Within the barn everlastings hung in huge bundles, ready to be crafted into wreaths, swags, garlands, and more.
A loft circled with tiny white lights held more drieds
Karin Fox takes the everlastings and fashions one- of-a-kind-wreaths-and-designs. The Barn is open every Saturday through December 10th.
The Green Awning Gallery
Tom & Kathy Short
106 Defiance Street
Stryker, Ohio 43557
E. Mulberry Gift Cottage
Sharon & Gary Gyurnek
847 E Mulberry Street
Bryan, Ohio 43506
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10-6 Saturday 10-4
Jerry & Karin Fox
09 319 Rd 750
Edon, Ohio 43518
Open every Saturday through December 10th 10-4
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I'm not quite finished. Don't forget about the Holiday Planner under the Gift for You page. You're welcome to download, copy it, print it, and share it anyway and anywhere you like.
Have a delightful December Day!