When we visited the St. Louis Botanical Gardens this week we made a stop at Gringo Jones. This is a uniquely, interesting shop on the corner, only about a block or two from the gardens. A true experience. It's one of those shops you walk in and think it's quaint and small, but you soon realize it keeps going on and on and on. I love those shops. Some rooms are outside and that's where I took these photos. There was so much to see in one little area, that we just had to stand in the middle and slowly spin around, trying to take it all in. Check out the cello in this picture. It's new use is a wine rack.
We've happily accepted the fact that this place has now been added as a must-stop shop on our way to the gardens.
This sundial was my fun purchase and new addition to my garden. There was another one with a broken tip that had the perfect amount of aging and "experience" that came along with it. It had been sitting in one of the outside rooms. I went with the new one, dial intact. After all, what fun would a sundial be for the kids if they can't really see it work? Besides, after a couple of rainy seasons and snow coverings I figure this new one will have the perfect amount of oldness to it. AND it will work.