Since Feather Your Nest Antiques recently moved out of the building space next to Bloomers Country Nursery the floral and gift shop has been using the area for storage. Darci McKay, her sister Denae Bauer and mother Tami Simms, owners of Bloomers, plan on expanding the gift shop area into the extra space, according to McKay.
McKay expected the new area to be ready by the Christmas Opening event on Friday, Nov. 29. The store may also showcase more refurbished antiques and hand-made furniture by Bob and Kathy Nyquist.
The Nyquists, operating under the business name of ‘Woodquest’, added their line of furniture and woodcrafts to the store the second or third year after Bloomers was open, said McKay. “They do hand-carved Santas, too,” said McKay, “They go well together with everything else we carry.”
With the expansion of the gift shop area, the store owners hope to add some different retail lines, though they don’t have concrete plans for what those might be. After the Christmas open house day, the store will be open through Christmas Eve, closing for a couple months and reopening next spring.
In the spring, McKay says they have plans to expand their outdoor courtyard, with a Rose Garden, tables and chairs for people to sit and enjoy during breaks or lunchtime.