Pink Elephants, Giants and the City Museum

What do you do when you are in Peoria and need to make your way to Louisville, you are by yourself and you have a couple of days to waste?  If you are me you drive to St. Louis because you have been possessed by the idea of going to the City Museum. Ever since my friend Matthew Naftzger of Works of Man fame told me about his adventures at the City Museum, I have wanted to go.

After doing a show in Peoria last weekend, it didn’t make sense to drive all the way back to the east coast only to turn around and drive back to Louisville for the next weekend.  I left Peoria headed to St. Louis not knowing what I would find en route.  Driving along I see an enormous pink elephant…it was impossible not to stop.

Pink Elephant

Impossible not to stop

A girl loves a big junk shop.  You know what I do for a living right?  It’s unbelievable the amount of stuff that is for sale out there in the world.  Here’s a choice example:

Scary Babies

"Stop biting my arm!"

After a trip to Germany we decided that all their dolls were in fact the scariest dolls to be found anywhere in the world.  Today I learned that apparently there are also scary dolls in Missouri.

If you need help selecting stuff, just follow the advice on the signs.

Be Martha Stewart

What would Martha buy?

Back on the road, I was lured into another antique mall by a giant and his tiny elephant.

Giant

A giant and his tiny elephant

Finally, exhausted from stopping and shopping in all the antique malls, I made my way to St. Louis where the view from my hotel room was the nation’s tallest monument – the Gateway Arch.

Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MO

Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MO

Fun Fact: The Gateway Arch is 630 feet high and the span of the legs at ground level is 630 feet across.

Tomorrow it’s on to Louisville to set up for the St. James Court Art Show.  If you are in Louisville this weekend, stop by Booth #813 on Third Street and say hi.

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