Friday, September 18, 2009

Fall fun in my neighborhood

Here are some photographs of fun fall displays at the neighbors. These are country neighbors, which means that they don't live right next door, just somewhere in the area. In the country, you are just so glad to have anyone near you that even folks living miles away count as neighbors.

Many years ago, long before we arrived on the prairie, our neighbors started selling fruits and vegetables retail to the public. Through the years their business has grown. They no longer have just a roadside stand. In fact, we refer to them as the "Disneyland of Agriculture." Any way you can think of for having fun on the farm is available there. Kids can pick apples, go on a hayride, wander through a cornmaze, feed farm animals, and even play on a playground. Meanwhile, adults can get an apple donut or fritter hot from the bakery or drink some cider so sweet that you will swear someone just stuck a straw in an apple. Best of all, for the ladies there is shopping, lots of it. They have a giant warehouse filled to the rafters with country style seasonal home decor. Anything you might need for fall decorating is available here. (Guess where all my extra pocket change gets spent this time of year.)

The designers here do a wonderful job displaying the merchandise and decorating the store. I just love browsing the building and looking for decorating ideas. They are so nice that they don't even mind if I bring my camera along, so I took a few photos recently. I am sorry that the photos aren't clearer. Unfortunately they don't capture the true beauty of this place either. It is packed with wonderful merchandise.

I admit that I go over there at least once (sometimes twice) a week to see what is new. You see, they even have a clearance area which often has wonderful items at a fraction of their retail cost. It is like getting things at thrift store prices, except all of it is new.

I wish all of you could visit there with me. We would have a fun day eating our way through the bakery and cafe, then shopping until our carts were overflowing. If I ever win the lottery, I will fly all of you in and we will have a grand day in my neighborhood. Blessings to you and enjoy the weekend.


  1. Oh, wow! I would love that place! I wish I could go shopping there with you. It sounds like so much fun!! As long as there is food and shopping, a gal doesn't need much else! ;)

    Hope you have a blessed weekend!


  2. That place looks amazing! I am holding you to the lottery offer! I would love to go there!


  3. What a wonderful shop!! Their displays are great!! I would love to go shopping with you there.
    Have a great weekend.

  4. You did a great job on those photos. It all looked wonderful. Just let me know what time to be at the airport!

    That kitty up there is awfully cute. Looks like something under those leaves is about to be pounced on!


  5. Oh my! I wish I lived near there! What a wonderful place! I'm sending you my address just in case you DO win that lottery! LOL! Thanks so much for sharing! ~~Annie

  6. What a wonderful place to be!
    I have found reading all the blogs from my friends that there are just so many wonderful, beautiful places in this place - our home the US....don't you think so too?
    Everyone shows what it's like in thier little spot on the map...I LOVE IT!!!!
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Oooh what a pretty place. Now I'm even more in the fall mood. I love your header photo!

  8. You can count me in, too! I'd love to visit the prairie and this store - it looks like just the kind of place I could spend hours in - especially when there's food on hand!
    Have a lovely weekend,

  9. When I was a little girl there was a place called The Pumpkin Patch in the nearby town of Wheatland. (Yes, judging by the name, we did live in a farming community. :)
    It was wonderful. I have taken both of my children there to visit since moving away and they loved it as much as I did. Thanks for the memories.

  10. Good Monday Morning! This place sounds wonderful! There are a couple of places that are very similar in my area, but I'm not so sure they sound as big as they place you describe.. I love going to these places on the weekend! I've been wanting to go apple picking, but Dear Daughter wants to wait till Red Delicious are ready for picking which may well be next weekend.. I'll have to call to check! Anyways, your photos of the place are beautiful, and are inspiring as I plan to get a little more decorating done today! Hope Monday starts your week off right for you! ~tina

  11. Hi,
    I love the photos of that place. Put me on your list...if you win the lottery.