11.28.2008

"Out of the way from everywhere....."

So we just got back from a whirlwind trip to Ohio, normally a little under a 7 hour drive, but with children make it 9. We had a lovely Thanksgiving with B's family....more pics to come soon.

I've been wanting to stop at Mcmaster & Storm for 2 years now, but with their slogan of "Out of the way from everywhere...and on the way to nowhere" drilled in my head (and my husband who's doing the driving) it's been hard. Their shop is right on the Indiana/Ohio border, but a good 30 minutes from I-70, and that's what we were on.

Luckily, we got to stop there today,(thank your Bryan!!!) and Darcy, it's just darling! Kara and Darcy run this shop together, though Kara was with her family on the East Coast for Thanksgiving.

I got to peruse the shop, buying a few things (stapler out of stock!) and taking in some photo's. The shop was full of customers, and being a small retailer, it's wonderful to have that on Black Friday.

Thanks for the warm hospitality Darcy,missed you Kara, your shop is just lovely!! (and out of the way from everything......)



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14 comments:

Jeanneoli said...

So jealous!!! Darcy is such a sweet person. I am glad that you guys had the chance to stop, visit and see their beautiful store. Wish I could have been there...except for the 9 hour drive:-)

Cathy said...

I'm only a 2-hour drive and can't seem to make it, although getting their treasures in the mail (packaged for a queen!) is pure bliss.

Enjoy your blog and often leave it on for your great choice of music!

Jen r. said...

Thier shop looks lovely! It too bad they are so far away!

McMaster & Storm said...

Dearest K,
Soooo fun to see you again... this time no corn stalks flying at us and wrapping around our heads! BUT I so wish I would've had alot more time to chat and peer at those MOST darling offspring of yours... JUST WAY too sweet & that husband of yours, well I just say He must be an angel to drive you all over kingdom come to do the things you want to do!
P.S. thanks for the post and no pics of THE backroom!
You as always were just darling and full of your sweet charm... can't wait for the next outing...all us gals!
XOXO
Darcy

Leah C said...

Oh wow, it looks like such a lovely place to shop:) Just love those sparkly letters...and the gorgeous piece holding them!

Bethie - Chic Junque said...

You lucky duck! I'm jealous! I can only imagine how special Darcy and Kara's shop is. What a treat, for such a long drive! Great pictures of you two.

littlebyRD said...

This looks like a fabulous stop along your way! Cute pictures too!

jen with the famous kid said...

my kind of shop! enjoyed the photos and commentary:)

traci said...

how adorable that shop looks. road trip!! i love that "Be cheerful and pass it on" sign - just perfect for this time of year - anytime actually. great photos!!

Brenna LaPray said...

Such a darling shop! I'm glad you had a fun Thanksgiving. I know all about the long road trip. We were in the car for about 11 hours to get to our Thanksgiving dinner!!!

meg duerksen said...

you are the luckiest girl in the world! i hope your husband didn't sit outside and honk at you to hurry up. (i know someone in my home who might do that to me....but i won't name names)
that store is amazing and i am dying to see it in person! i know i would love it. you are so LUCKY!!!

Leanne said...

I'm out of the loop a bit... is that YOUR new store front in that photo?!! What a beautiful elevation (says the Archinerd).

Happy {post} Thanksgiving. It sounds like you had a nice trip to Ohio. What a cute little shop! I like your hat by the way.

S.HOPtalk said...

This shop is on my must list of things to do. You are so cute in your sweater and hat. Thanks for sharing some of the goodies with us!

Alyssa said...

I'm so jealous! I've been wanting to check their lovely shop out. Maybe this year as we're on our way to WV:)