Writing 100 Things to Do in Lincoln Before You Die this winter put me in touch with a lot of great store owners. One of the aspects of the world shutting down that concerned me the most is the thought of many of theses business owners losing their livelihoods. While I must confess that we do still order some things online, I have been making a conscious effort to shop local as well. These are some stores that are perfect places to find original offerings for Mother’s Day. I will be highlighting those that originated in the Lincoln community.
Francie & Finch: Curbside pick-up, online ordering and some porch drop-offs
P.S. Look what I was able to pick up yesterday – Angela Garbacz of Goldenrod Pastries new cookbook, Simply Golden. If you are out of state, you can order the book from Francie & Finch or from Goldenrod Pastries directly.
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Yesterday afternoon I picked up a long-awaited local cookbook. "Simply Golden" by @angelagarbacz_ from @goldenrodpastries . In case you were wondering, the book is simply beautiful and filled with delicious sounding recipes that I can't wait to try! A big thank you to @francieandfinch for being open for #curbsidepickup #shoplocal #baking #glutenfreerecipes #dairyfreerecipes #vegan
Indigo Bridge Books and Cafe Online ordering and some curbside pick-up
A Novel Idea – Curbside service and some city-wide delivery.
Feya Candle: Buy a candle, feed a child. They no longer have a retail store, but you can make arrangements to pick the candles up at their Lincoln warehouse to save on shipping. I ordered two boxes and went to get them yesterday. They smell SO delightful that I am almost sad that I need to give them away!
Wax Buffalo – so many lovely scents are available as well as gift packages
Local Flowers to Order …
Many of these local floral shops have online ordering available, but you also may want to simply give them a call to check availability and scheduling. Also you may want to consider having flowers delivered early or later to avoid overworking these fine owners. For simplicity’s sake, all of the places are linked to Facebook. Many locations do have websites if you are not on social media. Click to find out more about open hours and ordering details.
Abloom (Note: they may not be taking any more orders due to demand, but I wanted to still mention them!)
Outdoor Flowers: Campbell’s Nursery is offering online shopping for curbside pick-up. If you are needing information or inspiration, they have all sorts of resources available online.
At Nebraska Nursery and Color Gardens, they are open limited hours for in-person shopping. Their selections are beautiful.
Oak Creek Plants and Flowers offers a hybrid of both plantings and floral arrangements. Their garden space is also open for viewing.
These shops have some wonderful offerings that Mom will be sure to appreciate. Some have open store hours, and some are only offering shopping online.
Cooper & Co. Home + Gift is offering curbside pick up and local delivery.
Good Things This week they are even having a porch sale
Paper Kite Shop Check out their online shop.
Plum Creek Gifts This shop is open. Check out their blessing bags as a way to pay it forward.
Local Clothing and Jewelry
3 Daughters Boutique is offering curbside service. You can pay via PayPal or over the phone. Every week they do a Facbook Live video to show many outfits that are available. This week’s outfits are ones chosen especially with moms and teachers in mind!
BeKa Boutique is open right now for customers to shop in person
Forever Faithful – free pick-up and delivery
KD Designs Jewelry offers online ordering
The Nines at Fallbrook is open for in-person and online ordering
Have other #shoplocal ideas on how we can support the Lincoln community right now? Please post suggestions below.