Sunday, August 23, 2009

~ a delightfully enchanting place to shop ~

as promised
I want to
share my "secret" shopping spot
It's the delightful little store
which I try to visit at least twice a year
in the
sweet little town of
La Conner, Wa.

This tiny little shop is so enchantingly adorable
My heart is filled with so much joy every time we visit
It is filled to the brim with
"delightfully enduring gifts for wee ones"
{even though I don't have a wee one anymore I always come away with plenty of treasures for us big ones}
The owner Kris Kirkpatrick is an amazingly talented artist
bursting with creativity...
which she carries through to her shop's decor
and unique merchandise
Stepping inside her shop is like visiting
an enchanted "fairytale" world
filled with the sweetest bunnies...bears...frogs and puppies
with names like
Boa Boa Bear
Lily Mae
All too sweet for words
The icing on this "magical world" cake is the amazing artwork
that is everywhere
{If you are a detail person... like myself... you will be in Heaven}
the labels...the tags...the packaging..the ribbon..the cards....the books ...etc.
are all so beautifully infused with such charming artistic illustrations
.... in hues of sweet candy colors
You Must visit Krys's Heartfelt Blog
{hers was one of the first blogs I ever visited when I arrived in blog land and I was hooked}
the above image is of her soon to be studio...{which I can't wait for}
Bunnies By the Bay is right next door

" Lily Mea" the sweetest little frog
I took this image from the storybook box my little "Lily Mea" item was so
carefully packaged in
check miss frog out here

one of our favourite treats
Sunny Seed Drops
yummy sunflower seeds
covered in a pretty candy coating.... and in my colors!
the tags are so sweet...i had to show you the little ditty that was written on the back!
{multiple bags were purchased that day}

You can buy Tea!
So we bought a few packages of Earl Gray Vanilla
on the tag of each package these words are so wisely written....
"Oh please do remember
When you find a treasure
It's not about the money
But what gives you pleasure"
Now you know one of my favourite places to shop....
{not so much a secret anymore}
You too can shop on line here
or in person when in
La Conner, Wa. or New York City {at FAO Schwarz}
Thank you Krys and the Sweet ladies who helped us out!


krys kirkpatrick said...

Oh my gosh, thank-you for all your kind words. As you well know, creativity knows no bounds. It has been a great adventure and we keep reinventing ourselves. I love love love my live, I hope that comes across. I do nothing on my own for bunnies, it is all a collaboration so I just can't take credit for that. Thank you so much!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous shop!, thanks for sharing, I love the sunny seed drops, my colours too! x

Traci said...

What a absolute darling shop!! you must love to go there! I will have to check that out. Thank You for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. Traci

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

What an adorable place! Anywhere that sells tea is for me! I'm such a poet. Ah ha

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Anything with Bunnies and Bays would have to be as delightful as this! Thanks for the inspiration!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Koralee
What a lovely website, thank you for sharing it with everyone. It's always interesting and fun to discover new websites.
Isabelle x

Little Lovables said...

what a wonderful place! thanks for sharing, I just found your blog today :)

FrenchBlue said...

Oh Gosh Koralee~
What a perfectly fanciful place to visit! It seems like this could be a shop you would have and that I would shop. I am off to see it right now. Thanks for sharing~

debra@dustjacket said...

What a cool store, wow! Loving your pictures too, thanks for the links honey.

Debra Lynn Shelton said...

Once again, SCORE! I don't know how you continue to create such works of art, but I'm so glad you do. Love this store since I love tea and bunnies.;-) (My bunny's name is Butterscotch) And, of course, I love this blog!

Vintage Home said...

...ah ah ah!....such a nostalgic trip for me....many a day spent there with our girls ...we used to love snacking on the carrot jam!....a wonderful spot and of course a wonderful blog! said...

What a beautiful little shop. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Lucky you, what a cute shop that is.I love the sunny seed drops,look yummy with the coating.Earl Grey tea is to good!Thanks for sharing all the wonderful places!

Simply Colette said...

I love quaint little shops like that. That top photo is so cool! I love Earl Grey tea. Thanks for stopping by this week and all the kind words. :)

Little Lovables said...

this is so embarrassing to say, but I use about 5 different photo editing softwares and shuffle images back and forth to finish them.

I downloaded paintsop pro for free (but it isn't working on my computer) otherwise I could probably do everything there

so I have to erase backgrounds (save as png to make a clear background permanent)

then I use picnik (paid for the $25 year premium package) and then I also use photscape sometimes and every now and then photobucket too.


anyways.. here's my last blog posts about them:

good luck, you can do it!

Rheea said...

Your blog is so pretty and interesting to read! I'm your latest follower! :)


Samy said...

What a gorgeous shop, thanks for sharing!

Kellie Collis said...

What a fabulous little place!!! x

Chronicles of Dolliedaydream said...

Charming post and just what I needed on a wet Monday afternoon at work. I will be using this little poem as my personal mantra this week :-)

"Oh please do remember
When you find a treasure
It's not about the money
But what gives you pleasure"

Courtney said...

Such a dreamy little shop! If I am ever on the northwest coast, I am going to have to see it for myself.

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Koralee, so glad you like the cuffs thanks for popping by, you always brighten my day! Sxox

Faded Plains said...

Now that looks like a fun place to shop!

Winchester Manor said...

Hi Koralee,

What a charming little shop! I love finding great and interesting shops like this!

Sorry I've been MIA, had a terrible flu but I'm finally felling better. Hope your week is off to a fabulous start!


KnockKnocking said...

What a sweet, dreamy little store... I really enjoyed looking through the website as well. Thanks for sharing honey, as always a little lovely retreat from the humdrum.

xoxo Agnes

Drawn to The Sea said...

I'm so glad I wandered over today, what a nice shop. One of those places I'd be very surprised when I realized how long I'd been lingering.

Pleasant day :-)

Unknown said...

Hi Koralee
First, I'm impressed by your fantastic use of fonts! Thanks for visiting my site - I can now follow yours. Thank you also for reminding me of La Connor - I haven't been there in years. Your bio reminded me I have a bag on gingersnaps in my cupboard - time for tea, snaps and a reading of blogs.
Introduce yourself to me at the farm, I know all the faces, but not names.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet little store Koralee...the colors are amazing and the treats look even more amazing. What a treat to be able to visit twice a year, thanks for sharing~

paperbird said...

I am so glad you posted about Bunnies By the Bay. I met the girls years ago when I used to do art and antique shows in Washington. I have always wondered how their lives were going. I hope you get you bluebird art kit soon. Pretty blog you have!

Unknown said...

Oh it does look like a wonderful store!!!

:) T

Unknown said...

I haven't been there in years, but it so sweet. I actually have some wonderful fabric my mom bought for me there (forever ago) I should dig it up and make something for my daughter!