Visiting Sister's Garden
Right down the road from our farm is a little gem of a store called Sister's Garden and Bloom. I can remember the first time I came here was while visiting family in Kalona back in high school. The charm is still the same now as the first day we walked through the two old farmhouses on the property stuffed to the brim with treasures. What I did not know that was by making frequent visits to this addicting junk store was that I would find my lifelong friend working inside... Cara of Wild Farm Soap, who also provides meat for our CSA! Who would have thought, right?!
Cara is the niece of Barb, who owns Sister's and is the coolest lady ever. Does she have an eye or what?! I just can never get enough of their displays! If you are in the neighborhood anytime soon, make sure you stop in and stay for a while.
Sister's Garden and Bloom is located on a small farm and consists of two old farmhouses converted into the more adorable stores. The main house is filled with gorgeous antiques, handmade soaps and bath items, and has a covered porch filled with garden finds. I love the Bloom house, the second location to hunt through, for its Italy papers and gorgeous calendars, mossy garden vibes, and the children's section upstairs where I always find something adorable and unique to grab for Tad.
I have found so much of our home decor from Sister's, and I love that! There's nothing better than supporting a local business you love over ordering from an online commercial store. It's a fun collection of used and new there, and I always find something to go home with. We found a few of the windows for our greenhouse back at the Little Homestead here, too!
Yesterday, Jill and I made our first floral delivery! I was not sure that we would be able to provide any local shops with flowers this year, but so far the zinnias are telling me that this is just the beginning. We have so many to share! Jill created these gorgeous fresh cut bouquets, and we drove them down the street to Sister's Garden and Bloom! They are available at the store right now, and we hope to have them available most Fridays and Saturdays this summer, supplies available of course.
Have you ever been to Sister's? If not, you should stop by!