My Glen Innes Adventure Visiting Rhubarb & Rosie Fresh Flowers, Gifts and a Whole Lot More!!
Just last week I was in Glen Innes catching up with a dear friend of mine after meeting Janie and Leeanne at Rhubarb and Rosie. Rhubarb & Rosie are our new stockists in Glen Innes so I wanted to see the girls and lend a hand to set up. I was also curious about the shop. I had lived in Glen Innes and remember the retail space being huge and dull.
Upon entering the floristry shop I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful it looked. Janie has done a fantastic job . A large area with no character was now warm and cosy with loads of beautiful fresh flowers at The Flower Bar, gifts galore, plants and a gorgeous cup cake cabinet. Lots of special things, the perfect pick up on a cold winters day bursting with personality and style.
Located on the Northern Tablelands of NSW, Glen Innes is a true country town, surrounded by farmland and national parks. Since introducing tourism to its list of local industries, the town has benefitted from many new shops and services.
Flowers on offer include a variety of bouquets, arrangements, floral tributes, gifts and hampers, with delivers to businesses, hospitals, churches, nursing homes and funeral homes.
We were on a mission a foot to The Standing Stones for lunch, however on the way there I came across a couple of little gems including Sew Many Fabrics. Sandra from Sew Many Fabrics said she has been flat out making curtains for clients and helping customers. She has the most gorgeous crotchet rugs I've ever seen on display. (It almost made me feel like picking up my crotchet again Sandra, alas my skill level means that any pieces are rather slow and can take years rather than months.) To my surprise I found some tapestry material to cover an old nursing chair I'd brought at a local antique shop years ago. I have been looking for ages......
Glen Innes also has a framing shop not far from Smeatons Bakery. Quite incredible for a small town wouldn't you say? I think they'd just moved there as renovations were in progress so I can't recall the name. (If someone knows I'm happy to add this) Ms M had tapestry to frame, so we stopped there just in time to pick up for our next CWA Guyra Evening Branch meeting as a raffle prize.
Crofters Cottage has re-opened for lunch and our meal was hot and hearty with homemade chunky vegetable soup and toast. Truly delicious with a cup of tea on a cold winter's day.
Driving home I couldn't help but think what a wonderful town Glen Innes is and what a great time I had with Ms M.