The White Barn Boutique includes plenty of antiques, collectibles and vintage, enough to hold the interest of anyone who appreciates treasures of yesteryear.
Even before you open the barn door adorned with a simple, seasonal wheat wreath, you feel welcomed, interested, impressed. An array of tables, chairs, flowers and other items outside hint at what’s inside.
Most boutique owners, like Susie Morrison and her sisters, are the talent behind The White Barn Boutique. They are not only business savvy but creative. You will be able to observe that inside and out in the artful display of merchandise, the vignettes, the purposeful groupings… When creatively staged, it’s easy to imagine a piece of furniture, an accessory, glassware, textiles, even a vintage phone or a collection of Hardy Boys books in your home.
Merchandise packs this barn on two levels. You get to meander through the cozy areas crafted in a once open space.
In some ways, shopping at The White Barn Boutique is about memories, about nostalgia, about reclaiming the past. It’s like walking into Grandma’s house or into a scene from the 1970s…the remembering, the imagining, the desire to bring this all home.
Shopping here is an experience, an unexpected one at that. If not for that roadside sign diverting us from emerging fall colors to a white barn along a rural road.
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''Discovering the White Barn Boutique'' Written by Audrey Kletscher Helbling, MN Prairie Roots (September 2022)