This is the entrance to the Magnolia shop. The store, offices, and manufacturing facility are spread across the entire first floor of the building. It's pretty large so I didn't get a photo of the entire building. It actually goes further left and makes a turn into an L shape. The morning of the re-opening, there was a line of people waiting for the shop to open. I was told that someone arrived super early and slept in her car so she could be one of the first 50 people and get the special gift bag. I never did find out what was in that gift bag!
Here's a closeup of the front door, just to make you all drool a bit.
This is what I first saw when I came through the front door and entered the shop.
Here is the infamous suitcase by the entry way. Each unmounted stamp in this case sells for 10kr, which is about $1.50 USD.
More of the store...
This table of unmounted stamps is the main event in the store. It houses bins of unmounted stamps from many collections. You can also see that there are cards and projects by DT members on display all over this table. There are many more throughout the store.
Here you can see just how long this display is. I was a kid in a candy shop! I had to keep wiping my chin so I wouldn't get any drool on the stamps!
This is a little cafe that is in the new home decor section of the store. They offer sandwiches, salads, fabulous desserts and drinks. I recommend the rhubarb pie with creme sauce. It contained about 1000 calories, but it was worth it!
Here's the magnificent Diana Crick at her Scor-Pal demo table. Doesn't she look great in black?
This is Camilla's demo table. I think I took this photo before the shop actually opened to the public. See the pretty Chrismas tree in the background? I purchased a few of their gorgeous glass ornaments for our tree. I'll be thinking of Sweden when hanging them on our tree each year.
Here are some photos of the stunning new home decor products. They are all so beautiful and wish I could have shipped a few boxes of product home. As it was, I had to purchase another suitcase for all of the stamps, embellies, papers, clothes, etc., that I purchased.
Do you see the snowman card??? Commit it to memory, for you may see it again somewhere. Notice the little clock on the shelf? I bought one and it's so pretty. I also fell in love with the tin house on the top shelf. It reminds me of Edwin's town.
And here we are! From left to right...Lillemor, Camilla and Me. This photo was taken at the end of the day after we'd been doing our demos all day, so I'm not looking that great :-( The sweatshirts are courtesy of the lovely owners of Magnolia. It was the most wonderful surprise when they presented me with it when I arrived at the store that morning. I will cherish it always.
Well, that's all I have for today. I would like to thank John and Barbro for their kindness and generosity during our visit to Sweden. I have yet to meet anyone nicer. They welcomed us into their country and their hearts.
In the next couple of days, I will have some photos of our visit to Stockholm that you will not want to miss.