By Lori Kimbel
Step into Shangri-la Boutique and let your eyes wander as they take in this gem of a gift shop located in Milton Freewater. This holiday season is the perfect time to stop in and see just what owner, Jeanne Ehmer, has to offer.
Jeanne Ehmer, along with her husband George started restoring the former Carnegie Library, located at 815 South Main in 2005. Since then Jeanne has transformed it into a fabulous boutique filled to the rafters with unique and lovely gift items. With an ever changing mix of gifts and collectables you will have no trouble finding something for each and every person on your Christmas list.
The gift shop has a large collection of themed items including angels and fairies, chickens, coastal, country, garden, lodge, western, wine, jewelry, kitchen and bath, lighting and lamps and scarves.
“I just love it when new inventory comes in,” said Jeanne. “The ever changing inventory is exciting. I don’t get bored having to look at the same items. Every single day that freight comes in is like Christmas to me. I have to buy so far out, sometimes six months or more ahead, so by the time it comes in I have often forgotten what some of the items even looked like when I picked it out in the show rooms.”
Shangri-la has a great mix of coffee mugs, canisters and cookie jars. Also for the first time this season Annie B’s Caramels and Caramel Popcorn will be available.
“We are not monotone,” said Jeanne, “as far as carrying one style of something. We have several themes and there is a lot of items within each theme. It isn’t just one type of décor, we have something to suit everyone’s unique style.”
New for fall is the concealed weapon purses, Jeanne has more than 40 in stock. Also new for fall are place mats and table runners with almost thirty different styles.
Christmas has arrived at Shangri-la, trees are decorated to the hilt with more than 5,000 different ornaments for you too choose from, along with several nativity scenes.
Be sure to stop in during their 11th Annual Holdiay Open House on Saturday and Sunday, Novemeber 14th and 15th.
Also “Like” them on Facebook for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate.