Craft and Decor Galore
I travel for food, my wife Maggie travels for little treasures she can implement into our decor back home that will remind her of our adventures throughout our daily lives. Needless to say, she could have gotten carried away with all of the tastefully curated shops around St. Joseph. Nesting Goods and Bee and Thistle pulled her in, and threatened to never let her go. She was in heaven with all of the locally made pieces, jewelry, textiles and home decor elements she found at both spaces.
Along with home decor, Maggie loves buying house plants, so we were fortunate to be in St. Jo on a Saturday when The Unique Unicorn plant shop was open. Their plants looked happy and well taken care of compared to the rows of beaten and battered offerings at big box store gardening centers.
While our drawers are filled with blank Thank You and general Happy Birthday cards from Trader Joe’s in case we need a last-minute card, we always love finding beautifully designed cards for specific occasions we know we’ll want to mark with something special. Manic Snail had unique greeting cards and so much more. You could, and we did, get lost looking through their journals, fun oddities, books and paper goods.
Note to self…bring a larger bag the next time we travel to St. Joseph.