Clark County Shops to Love

          Shorty’s Gift Store.

          Gnome 125 Clark County Shops to LoveAfter the snow and chilly temperatures around Clark County the past few days, it is hard to believe Spring is right around the corner. With the coming of spring, also comes the trips to the local nursery. But why wait for Spring, there are treasures to be had now. Thanks to Katlin Smith for being our guest here today.

          “Where is the most beautiful shop in Southwest Washington? Nope! Even if we knew, we wouldn’t say. One of the shops that would surely be on the list, however, would be Shorty’s Gift Store. The store is located in Shorty’s Garden and Home at 10006 Mill Plain Boulevard in Vancouver. (A second nursery is located at 705 NE 199th St north of the Clark County Fairgrounds on the east side of I-5.)

          Here are a few of the lovely objects (and one furry mammal) found in the shop, which is delightfully decorated by Ines Mahoney: Artful displays, “Welcome” plaques suggest umbrella free days, garden worthy gnomes gaze at shoppers, fairies watch over the shop, unique bunnies available for Easter, rain boots with stylish attitude, a plethora of plants with a guard keeping watch over the foliage, an elegant chandelier for the dining room, vibrant wool blossoms, colorful coin purses, birds for spring decor, beautiful floral cards, and Lily the cat keeping a watchful eye on the shop and the shoppers.

          The gift store is stocked year round. Pots of all sizes and statues are displayed outside around the nursery. And plants, shrubs and trees are arriving for spring planting at both stores. Bantam and Grouse is open for British-style food at the Mill Plain store. Check out Shorty’s Garden and Home for hours and special events. See you in the garden!”

          Katlin Smith writes for Southwest Washington Zest, and we thank her for sharing this with us!

          This post: “Clark County Shops to Love” was originally featured at Clark County Live!

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