UNIQUE is the best word to describe Everything Nice Shop. It has been opened for over a decade as a family business in Kimmswick.
As you can see in the photograph, it is a two story home that dates from 1867. There are four rooms downstairs and three up. The shop offers "an endless array of creativity and is filled with gifts for any decor...inside or out."
It is organized by Theme:
c. Boyd Bears
There are several areas to explore:
The Backyard Area with more shops
a. Teacher's Pet
b. Sewing Room
c. Granny's Kitchen
d. Open-Air Market
e. Upside Down Trees
(There are two trees with the roots at the top that serve as flower containers.)
What to buy: You may purchase baskets, bird houses, dolls, candles, furniture, lamps and shades, pictures, seasonal items, books, calendar, paper, stack boxes, gifts for teachers, cookie cutters, rolling pin holders, jars, tins, sewing items, and food items.
What to pay: Depending on the item: from less than $1.00 to over $100.00.
Chris Ferbet is the artist, and she creates hand-thrown pieces. Some of her pieces are made from the native RED CLAY which Chris digs up herself! Some days you can observe her at work in her studio there at the shop.
This is, indeed a unique store that is open:
Tuesday - Friday 10am-4pm
You cannot tell from this black and white photograph, but the Kimmswick Pottery House is RED in color.
What to buy: You may purchase salt-glazed stoneware, Ruku Pottery handmade within the studio, Jewelry, Baskets, Windchimes, Garden Accessories, and many other small items.
Regardless of what you select to purchase, you will know that it is unique.
What to pay: The prices vary from a few dollars up to hundreds.
I had read that a shop in Kimmswick, Missouri, carried authentic Zoppini Italian Charm bracelets and watches. Zoppini is made in Florence and originated the famous Italian modular bracelets; thus, Jill and I had to visit this clever place.
As you are able to see from Jill's COLORED PHOTOGRAPH, it's a "zany" place!
I collect the charms for the Italian Charm braclet , and since I was looking for as many country flags as the places that I have visited, I was delighted to find one that I needed, Great Britain.
What to buy: The shop has all kinds of unique, fun gifts to purchase. Some of them are "way out"; however, they also carry such nice jewelry as Zoppini (interchageable solid 18KT gold and stainless steel modular charms to create your own bracelets).
What to pay: The Zoppini charms start at $18.00.
This small, old tin-roofed house on Market Street fascinated Jill and I so we went inside to investigate. we found that it is a historic site in Kimmswick called The Vaughn-Nies House. It has been restored to its original look.
Today it is a shop for small items mostly.
Again, I wanted to look at the Italian charms.
What to buy: Tiny Treasures specialize in Doll House Miniatures. But, they also sell Quilts, Colonial At Home Candles, Miniatures, Crafts, Collectibles, Food, and Link Bracelets and Charms.
What to pay: Prices range from $2.00 to hundreds of dollars for something such as a quilt.