We now have Alice’s Cottage

All Alice's Cottage textiles are hand crafted in the hills of Western Maryland.

We’ve gone out of our way and over budget to get brand new stuff into the shop in time for the holiday shopping season. Besides stocking up on more locally made all natural soaps and lotions; more of Whimsy’s Signature Line of soy candles, with even some new scents for fall and winter; more country […]

Cheery Checkerboard at Whimsy Fest

Cheery Checkerboard's Beer Pretzels are a big hit, especially with the Onion Dip and washed down with a tasty White Peach Sangria.

We’ve talked about Cheery Checkerboard before, and we’ve been happy to carry these delicious take-em-home and do-it-yourself gourmet foods since we first opened. It is only fitting that as we approach the end of our second year in business and direct our second Whimsy County Frog Festival and Show of Classic Conveyances, that Deborah Worthey […]

Bud’s Birdhouses

Bud’s birdhouses make great decorations in the house, but don’t be dismayed, they are built to use outside as well to attract your transient avian population.

We are less than two weeks out from the Whimsy County Frog Festival and Show of Classic Conveyances, and though we are still looking for more vendors and classic vehicles for the event to benefit Black Forest Fire victims, we want to let folks know what they are guaranteed to expect. For certain, we will […]

Colorado Made Furniture

This bed is built right here in Colorado from Colorado Rocky Mountain Aspen by a true Colorado craftsman. You can order one just like it, or have one built to your taste at Frog on a limb Primitives.

When we bought our house on the south east corner of Black Forest two years ago, we needed a bedroom stat. But trying to find what we wanted, something Rocky Mountain, at a price we could afford, meant we spent about six months sleeping on a king-size mattress on the floor. Then we stumbled on […]

Spurtles; not for porridge anymore


Is it a utensil or a work of art? We say both, but you be the judge. According to various sources, the spurtle, or spurdle, is a Scottish wooden stirring stick dating back to the 15th century used to stir porridge. That’s oatmeal for us American folk… maybe even grits for those of us of […]

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