John and I took a day off last week to do some antiquing, and made an impulsive detour before we reached Greenwood, Missouri. We stopped at Cockrell, just off 50 Highway east of Lee's Summit. I had heard about Cockrell years ago and that it is a great place to get Fiesta dinnerware, but I had no idea there is a whole group of shops. Let me tell you about our visit.
We first entered the Cockrell Annex which has a few antiques and some garden accessories. All this time I have been looking all over for a large crock and here it is!
The Morton House is a cook's paradise. They have just about any bakeware you can think of. I will go back for some metal bakeware I found that is made in USA. Yay! This is a great place to get gifts for others or something for yourself.
Fiesta Cottage has the largest selection of Fiesta Dinnerware in the Midwest. I think they must carry every piece they make and it is open stock, not just in sets. I grew up with Fiesta which my mother began using in the 1940's. It is still made in America. I have never had a piece chip, and I know it is safe to eat off of. Occasionally I use Fiesta dishes in some of our displays in the shop.
Then we headed to Cockrell Cottage that has home decor items, candles, some clothing, unique gifts, soaps, and so forth. John walked in then walked right back out -- that smelly stuff gives him headaches. The cobblestone walks around the shops give the place an old-time feel.
Cockrell Mercantile Company is where we did most of our shopping. Gourmet foods, jellies, pickles, table linens, towels, aprons, cookware -- you will have to go there yourself. It must be one of Kansas City's best kept secrets.
On to Greenwood . . .
It has been a long time since I have done antiques shopping, and we enjoyed our time in Greenwood at the malls and shops. I snapped some pictures of the quilts we saw, but there is also a lot of furniture and other items for the home. I bought two tablecloths for my collection -- one of them has a Christmas pattern. We just missed lunch at the tea room.
The entire day was fun and refreshing -- we had a really good time with a late lunch out, and stopped to purchased a Christmas tree. I wanted to share with you what a gem of a town Cockrell is--John and I will certainly go back.
Here are the directions to Cockrell, Missouri: Travel East on Hwy. 50 through Lee's Summit. Go 3/4 mile past the 7 Hwy. exit. Turn right at the Cockrell sign and follow the road for 1/2 mile.