It's a beautiful shop and the owner is very knowledgeable. She's also quite sweet. I don't know very many miniaturists other than online so it was so good to have someone "get me" right away. She asked if I had a dollhouse and as soon as I hesitated she knew that I had several, lol.The projects she has on display are so detailed and perfect that it was fun just to explore those...but, of course, I did a little shopping, too.
We talked a bit about brick and mortar stores vs. online ones. Her philosophy is that we miniaturists should support the online stores associated with brick and mortar ones. The online shops are what keep the brick and mortar buildings open. After visiting Jeepers, and Rau's Country Store this past winter, I am more than willing to do my part. There's nothing quite like actually touching and seeing the things you want to purchase. I don't live near either store but now that I've visited them, I want to have the opportunity to go back. I will be shopping their online stores when I can't visit in person.