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I have a fantastic friend who was up in Spokane (via California) for a short visit. But guess what she found time to do for us? Head over to the brand spanking new Farm Chicks store… take a look around… and take pictures. She even chatted with the FC Store Manager, Amanda. Yes I know, Amy is the greatest. Thank you so much Amy!
OK, here's Amy…
The shop is very cute and quite large! The friendly red and white striped awnings catch your eye blocks away. The bright blue exterior walls and words on the windows seem retro-chic and reminiscent of the fifties and sixties, a very bubbly and happy combinations of colors.
Parking is very easy with a lot in back and when I was there, a customer just wheeled in on her bike and parked it right in the shop—you’ll see a pic with the bike in it. I loved that local feel and welcoming spirit and of course, Amanda told her to wheel on in.
They have a gift for display—very Farm Chicks cool and clever with a tractor grill that held earrings and kernels of corn in jars that cradled lip gloss or held up pens. They had paper products such as polka dot paper chains, pennants and journals and small notebooks.
Perhaps my favorite thing were the clutches with fabric flowers—fabulous! They are absolutely adorable. I could see Carrie Bradshaw throwing on her Farm Chicks tractor tank and grabbing her floral clutch to meet her friends for brunch in NYC.
The eye catching display of cake plates and a variety of spoons and cooking utensils was adorned with the colorful banners that said “let them eat cake” which spoke to my heart.
How can you not love this store? There’s unique jewelry, individual silver letters and numbers…
Even a postal bin filled with old fair ribbons for sale. So different and so cool! They had many ribbons framed around the store.
Also framed were images of “Betty”…a true farm chick who looked out of the fifties as she’s riding a tractor or posing with a calf.
They have a variety of Farm Chicks wear—tractor hats, tank tops, t-shirts, coffee mugs, kid shirts and a tasty looking cookbook. I believe Amanda said they have another FC craft book coming out this fall.
Amy's Mini Interview with Amanda:
Can you describe the FC "style"?
Farm Girl meets Fifth Avenue is the Farm Chicks style. It’s cute and colorful.
How does it translate to the store?
You will find things that make you happy—things to make your housework happy and your home happy.
What have been the most popular items so far?
Everyone is loving the party supplies (such as the decorative tape dispensers), candles and cupcake holders; the polka dot vintage clothes pins; and the vintage jelly jars.
What can people find here that is unique?
Many items from Europe and Denmark such as numerous spoons in a variety of designs and colors found throughout the store. There are also colorful and playful cupcake liners in polka dot and floral patterns making any cupcake or muffin festive.
Thank you Amanda and thanks again Guest Reporter Amy!
Here's the store info:
The Farm Chicks Store
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 11-6
Located at 1601 W. Pacific in Spokane, Washington
Up Tomorrow… What happened when the banana split ran into the cake? (Sounds like the type of joke my 7-year old would tell)!