I walked into SOS Vintage in Webster City on Saturday and fell in love. Seriously. I fell in love. As I chowed down on a lovely blueberry scone I spied it—-THE teapot.
Nestled amongst the vintage items I found the cutest teapot ever. Oh there were lots of teapots sprinkled around the store owned and managed by Denise Smith but it was this lovely green one that begged to come home with me. SOS Vintage was our first stop on our Webster City tour that was sponsored by the Webster City Chamber of Commerce. SOS Vintage was gracious enough to put a $10 gift certificate in our goodie bags so I was able to use that to help make this beautiful teapot my own.
It is one of the heaviest teapots in my collection—sturdy and substantial and in a lovely green color that my friend, Audrey, would love. The unique shaped lid makes it even more interesting. There are no markings on the bottom so I need to do some research to find out more about it but what I do know is that I love it.
SOS Vintage is a fabulous store and I definitely will be visiting again as we just got a brief look at all the wonderful things that were available. They provided some lovely scones and Kringla as we chatted and met Mayor Doug Getter. (Please feel free to click on any image to enlarge —I know you all want to look at those scones a little closer.)
Part of the wonderful thing about Webster City is the business owners who really love what they are doing. Denise Smith opened the SOS Vintage location only 6 months ago and from what I can tell it is going to be booming success. Not only are there unique and interesting items for sale–Denise is excited to share it all with her customers. The shop contains an eclectic mix of antique and salvage items that are amazing. One of my favorite things was the counter space that displayed hundreds of keys in such an artistic and unique way that I stopped to photograph it from several angles.
While we were there we enjoyed some time talking to Mayor Doug Getting and getting his thoughts about Webster City. Deb Brown, who organized our day, added some insights along with SOS Vintage owner, Denise Smith. We learned a lot about the vision of the community and how there is help available for small business owners who want to be a part of this growing community.
We also received some lovely gifts from some of the businesses. I especially loved being able to pick out a key fob made by Ti-De Creations who have a space in SOS Vintage. Their leather workmanship is amazing and Timothy Morgan is a craftsman. Other fun items included in our goodie bags were a lovely selection of bath items from Denise Mendenhall of Relax the Bath, Young Living Essential Oils provided by Denise Morgan as well as a lump of coal provided to give to a naughty girl or boy from SOS Vintage, I believe.
The day started off with such a wonderful stop at SOS Vintage ( you can find their Facebook page here) and we were thrilled to be welcomed to Webster City in such style. The perfect teapot fit perfectly in my Teapot Tuesday lineup, I think you will agree, and the fun thing is that there were a lot of teapots that I barely had time to look at so…..you know what that means. There will be another trip to Webster City after the holidays.
I will be sharing more posts with much more about Webster City—there is far too much to include in just a couple short posts so that will keep you coming back to see what the North Iowa Bloggers experienced.
Thanks for stopping by on Teapot Tuesday . I would love to hear what your favorite type of shop is. Vintage, resale, trendy and eclectic, clothing, bookstore? Leave me a comment! It all goes for Comments for a Cause this month which is Doctors Without Borders.