It's hotter than a firecracker in Alton---but shopping at Country Meadows can be a cool experience. Lots of changes---new merchandise----something for everyone. We will be celebrating our 30th year in business at the end of August. Stay tuned----we are making plans for the celebration. More information coming!
Chairs stacked up high!
Lots of quilts for you to pick from.
We've had a run on selling our country items so will be replenishing soon.
Don't forget Fireworks on the Mississippi, Sunday July 3rd.
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I promised some pictures of the shop--the redo and look of fresh paint and carpet after the fire. We are constantly changing displays but here is how some of it looked yesterday! Over 5,000 square feet of needful things! Take a look.....
This gives you an idea of our shop. I have more pictures, I'll add later. Check
It was a year ago that we were called to the shop in the early morning of Mother's Day. Someone had broken in, robbed us and then set fire. I hope you never get a call like that. I'm posting some pictures of the inside of the shop to give you an idea of what smoldering smoke will do. We are still cleaning up items----it's been overwhelming. But we're down to 93 uhaul boxes! We were closed all last summer and reopened October 3rd. It's so great to be back--but the anger is still there. Yes, it's time to move on---but until we are done spending our time cleaning up stuff instead of being creative, I can't seem to move on. On the upside---the shop now looks fantastic, and business is good. I'll show pictures of the "redo" in another post.
Miss Haylee works at the shop on a lot of Sunday's. No matter what we are doing she wants to help. She grunts and groans and tries to move mountains. What ever I have Gary doing, she is right there. Some day, she can take over the shop for us!
She has her own office and yes the desk is full of junk. She knows if anything is missing! She loves to help redo the Windows and I must say--her legs move better than mine!
Come see her work! Open every day--
Until next time,
If you are about ready to make plans for summer vacation, make sure Alton, Illinois is on your radar. We have so much to offer here! Our shop is constantly changing merchandise and there is something for everyone. Keep updated on the AltonAntiqueDistrict.com website, and ...finally I have my blog working again. Keep checking in!
Where has this year gone? It certainly was eventful for us. And needless to say, we are ready to start a new year. The shop reopened on October 3rd after being closed all summer. A fire will do that to you! We are still reorganizing and rebuilding but it is most exciting to realize that our customers are loyal and missed us! The shop would be nothing without them. So, with that said--Merry Christmas to all!!!
Until Next time,