Sunday, March 6, 2011


What a fun day Dick and I had today! We went up to our Little House last night and decided to take a little adventure today. We drove over to Houghton Lake (in northern Michigan) and found Morning Glory Mercantile - and what a find!!! Shopkeeper Sandy greeted us at the front door (and she is so sweet). She graciously allowed me to take pictures of the shop for the blog - but my darn battery died on the camera just when I was getting started.
If you are ever in this area, this shop is a delight. It is chock full of the most darling handmades, antiques and more.

I am CRAZY for this window with the old wool picture - now I'm sorry I didn't buy it while I was there. Oh well, maybe the next trip.

These windows were also beautiful, filled with old doilys, buttons, music, fabric and more.
As a shopkeeper, it is always so much fun to find such a great shop. I always come away with my mind spinning and wanting to get back to work to create, create, create! Sometimes our minds get in freeze mode and visiting other unique country shops gets our juices flowing again.
The next three weeks are going to be so busy! I've got so much sewing, painting and stitching to do. The markets in Ohio are next week - oh boy - can't wait to get there. Loads of new antiques will be arriving and the whole shop is up for a redo for spring. But, I promise, it will all be ready by March 26 for our Spring Hoe Down Open House.
I'd like to thank Sandy for letting us visit and giving me just the inspiration I needed! Can't wait to go back SOON!
Until next time...


  1. Love the windows! I love coming home full of inspiration after being somewhere and seeing neat and creative ideas!

  2. I am so happy you got up to your getaway house. You have so much on your plate girl...glad you had fun and found a fun new place.

    Good luck with the next busy weeks - make sure to make time for YOU my friend!! sending warm hugs from the east coast!!

  3. Sounds like you had a fun day. Can't wait to get back to your supple!

  4. Looks like a great shop. Glad you had a good visit. Wish some of your priim stores would move South so I could shopm {ha}

  5. Hi Dawn~~ you shoulda bought that window cause it is darn cute!!! Glad ya had fun...yep we will talk this week...I hope.. love ya

  6. What a great find....I love visiting other stores but can never find the time....where does time go??? I lose it all the time!!
    I need a visit to your store.....I really really really do!!!