Hello sunflower family, and welcome to another edition of the Market Blog. When I started this blog I said once a week! I would update once a week! So I owe you all an apology as I have failed on that goal. However; in my defense I had a good reason for the delay. The Sunflower Market Girls hit the road last weekend! We did a little road trippin' to Eureka Springs and Branson.
Some of you may not know that we are a vendor in a store in Eureka Springs, Eureka & Co. This quaint store sits right in the heart of historic Eureka Springs and is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Steve and Teresa, owners of Eureka & Co. do a great job of presenting our Legends Line.
While in Eureka we did lots of walking, exploring, and shopping of course. The variety of shops, local eateries, and historic explorations are endless. Eureka to me feels like a little time capsule. Around every corner, down every alley way, and up every hill there are pieces of history. History that has been preserved in this small valley town as if it were still 1886.
The crown jewel of Eureka Springs is the Crescent Moon Hotel. Perched atop a hill overlooking the town. The crescent's monumental structure offers travelers an amazing sight to behold, and walls that hold many years of history and stories. As legend has it the crescent's history may not be history at all. It is very much alive and in the present.
I had to know more about the crescent and its intriguing past. We decided to do the night time ghost tour. The tour started with an excellent overview of the town's history, struggles, and of course the history of the hotel. The tour was led by a guide dressed in period clothing and it made the experience all the more real. As we turned down hallways, traversed the spiraling stairways, and ventured to the basement morgue the tales began to come alive. I pictured myself as an elitist in the early 1900's on holiday at this exclusive resort hotel in the Missouri Hills. I envisioned the thousands of guests that have passed through every doorway each with their own story to tell. While I did not see any of the hotel's permanent guests, I certainly felt them and their history.
Our trip was filled with lots of walking, eating, and laughs. It was a much needed break before the busy holiday season. Speaking of the holiday season, lets talk about our next event! October 23-24, we will be at Vintage Market Days presents "Spruced" at the Merriam Town Center, in Merriam, KS.