Sisters Garden and Bloom in Kalona, Iowa, are two wonderful shops in rural Iowa that always contain treasures for the avid hunter of old and new curiosities.
Driving up to these stores you know you are in for something different
A line of vintage bikes decorated with fairy lights
Of the two shops, Sisters Garden has more vintage and antique items than Bloom
Mirrors are a key element to the decorating of the shop, they add depth and wonder to the space
A wonderful old cabinet with many layers of peeling paint is reflected in another mirror
The stores themselves, are old, happily distressed, farm houses.
Sisters Garden uses many soft light sources to add a sense of drama and fantasy to each room
Never mind that man in the mirror, just my assistant, ignore him
The Bloom shop is very eclectic
Bloom is a brighter, more retro, version of Sisters Garden
I just love all the layers to look at in the shop; though, I seemed to have wondered into this shot
The upstairs of the shop is even more whimsical than the ground floor…
The upstairs is devoted to new and old children’s toys!
My husband may have squealed when he saw this Erector Set, don’t tell anyone
The view from the loft is great
My favorite part of Sisters Garden and Bloom is this greenhouse built from old windows and doors
Sisters Garden and Bloom are two great shops that are always changing.