With the arrival of grocery store bakeries, the need for a store that only served up baked goods became obsolete, and so The Tri-State Bakery closed its doors. The charming building was all that remained until the townsfolk and countryfolk started to spy life there once again. Annie and her husband bought it and turned it into their home and then turned it into a turn-key business in our small town. Toady there's a new twist on The Bakery -- delicious fabrics!
A visit to The Bakery is always a yummy treat! And as always, today's visit was no exception. Pom Pom asked me a few days ago if I might take some pictures of The Bakery and I thought, yes, it would be a fun bloggy post to do. Only Daughter, and her daughter, Cupcake and I stopped in after we scored a sweet, old-timey chair at a garage sale. It just begged for a new seat cover. I had it in my mind that it should be a bright, cheery, laminated fabric, and I knew Annie at The Bakery would have just what I wanted. And she did. So come on in and see what's cookin'.
As you walk through the door, you'll see the display case where lots and lots of baked goodies once were shelved. Now you'll find delicious goodies-by-the-yard!
After you walk through the front part of the store, you'll come to the back where all the cutting and rolling-out and measuring of the ingredients takes place. Here's Paula (Annie's co-partner who runs the Bluestem Studios which joins The Bakery) They help each other, and these two creative ladies make a great team. Paula is cutting a laminated print for my new-old kitchen chair seat cover. Bright and cheery, just like I wanted!
One of the old ovens is baking up some goodies for Halloween!
Here's where the children like to play. There are some nice toys for them to play with or they can be mesmerized by the fishes swimming in the aquarium.
Way in the back by the ironing board, I spied an old, vintage quilt that I just love!
Here are all Bakery Trimmings where you can add some "sprinkles" to your sewing.
Now we move over to The Blue Stem Studio where Paula collects wonderful vintage pieces and antiques. She also has some fabrics that have spilled over to her side. Paula loves to sew handbags and aprons which she sells in her shop, and she also sells many locally-made goodies.
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