Tonight was Guys and Dolls Night, Hubby Tony's and my monthly(ish) get together with a group of friends. The Guys play poker, and the Dolls go out to dinner, then to someone's house for dessert and socializing. This time was extra special for the women; we got to hang out at Baubles, Bites & Boots, a store in the Historic Main Street section of St. Charles, Missouri.
The store is owned by Sally (one of the Dolls) and her husband Dave (a Guy). It opened about a month ago, and has the tagline “Something neat; Something sweet; Something to put upon your feet.”. Sally and Dave have a fun selection of jewelry and hats, women's scarves and clothing, baby clothes, household accessories, sweet and savory edibles, and rubber boots for men, women, and children.
The store was still open for business when we got there, but when the last customer left Sally locked the door and put up a sign that said there was a private party going on. We ordered dinner from a nearby restaurant. When it was ready someone went to pick it up. Everyone found a place to sit, either in the store or in the back room to eat.
Afterwards some of us sat on the floor and put price tags on a box full of jewelry that had just come into the store. It was like a big treasure hunt. The jewelry packaging had a code on it. You had to find the price tag with the same code, remove the jewelry from the package, and attach the tag. When we were done the floor around us was covered with jewelry ready to be put out for sale.
Sally paid us for our work with individual jars of fudge, which came with a small spoon to scoop out the fudge. It was a 'sweet' payment!
Five years ago today: Totally Random