One of the joys of innkeeping is sharing local finds with our guests. If you are the sort who enjoys hunting for treasures, do we ever have some fine tips for you! Get into the reuse groove and visit one of these antique, vintage or thrift stores. You’re sure to have a blast.
Open only on the weekend with the first Friday, (runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday) they hold a monthly sale event stocked with fresh inventory, displayed by over twenty hunter-gatherer-artists who have spent the month combing the entire urban area for wonderful finds. Go see for yourself why "New is Over-Rated," and be tempted by the great prices and wide selection of styles and decor, in a fun and friendly atmosphere. They provide the treasures and ideas to help you create a warm, one-of-a-kind home and garden, while saving you money and helping the environment. It's a winning combination: ethical AND fun shopping!
Offers a wide selection of antiques from fine to funky from over 100 dealers in a 4 story, 30,000 square foot building. Open 7 days a week. You’ll have to dig a little, but it is worth it to find that little treasure you have been hunting.
Blackwell's Thrift Store
- A few short miles away at 1316 E 63rd St. between Tracy Ave and The Paseo
Mrs. Blackwell is a treasure in and of herself. This teensy weensy place is chuck full of kitchen house wares. Her prices are incredibly reasonable and she has the place so organized it is unreal! Stacks of gently used pots & pans, shelves full of glassware and plates, oodles of utensils, and countless serving pieces.
Mission Road Antique Mall has the largest selection of quality antiques, vintage furnishings, and decorative accessories in the Midwest. The location offers 50,000 square feet of individual showrooms, creatively merchandised by 300+ of the area's finest resale vendors. In addition to furnishings from all eras, you'll find an enormous selection of jewelry, lamps and light fixtures, art, architectural elements, rugs, silver, glass, pottery, linens, quilts, books, and seasonal decorations.
Experience the award winning cuisine and friendly service of the Bloomsbury Bistro (located inside the Mall). Shop 'til you drop, then refuel yourself at the Bistro! Lunches, appetizers, and fantastic desserts are served Monday through Saturday from 11am to 3pm. PLUS, the Bistro is the run by a prior Innkeeper from Southmoreland, so it has to be good!
UPCOMING EVENTS IN KC
Too darn many to share this month, which is a good thing! So, allow us to offer up a few great websites to check-out for your visit to Southmoreland.
Call us if you need any assistance planning your visit. We’d be delighted to tout all our area has to offer.
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RECIPE – PIMENTO CHEESE SPREAD
Need a savory hors d’ oeuvre to bring to your next gathering? Try our tangy pimento cheese spread. Guests have been commenting on how much they enjoy this creamy taste treat. One of our guests said she never thought she liked pimento until she nibbled on this! She asked for the recipe, and we promised we’d provide it in our next Newsletter.
3 C Grated White Cheddar
1 C Mayonaisse
1 C Piquillo Peppers (drained and patted dry)
1/2 tsp Chipotle Powder (or to taste)
Combine in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Chill for at least two hours. Serve with crackers (Ritz if you are in the South) and/or celery. This recipe makes a great sandwich spread too!
A bit of foodie background: a pimento is sometimes called a cherry pepper. It is a variety of large, red, heart-shaped chili pepper with flesh that is more sweet, succulent and aromatic than that of red bell peppers. However, Mark has been utilizing a variety of chili pepper called piquillo. They are traditionlly grown in Northern Spain and its name is derived from the Spanish for "little beak". (They look like a big beak to us!)
Have you had the opportunity to meet Morgan? She is one of our newest evening innkeepers. She works nearly full time and is off to an excellent start! Morgan is originally from Topeka and spent the last few years in Lawrence, KS where she began her concentration in Health Administration at KU. She moved to Kansas City four months ago to continue her studies at Kansas University Medical Center. Morgan is kind, warm, extremely hospitable, and already a favorite among guests! We were tickled when she told us that her innkeeping position is her ”favorite and most fun job” to date! Welcome, Morgan.