My friend LaSandra Nickson, craftswoman extraordinaire and wife of Brad, who is president of the Oklahoma Route 66 Association, has been reminding me for about a year that I need to make a trip on the 2nd Saturday of any month to the art/crafts co-op to which she belongs. Ordinarily I'm at Afton Station on Saturdays, but today I was able to visit.
It is not far off Route 66 in Catoosa, OK., home of the Blue Whale. She and five other women, all active in Blue Whale restoration, have set up an absolutely GREAT 5-room shop where they sell some beautiful and lovingly-made handcrafted items, many of which are Route 66-inspired. There is jewelry, stationery, fabric works, embroidered works, and many other goodies, all displayed in some intriguingly decorated spaces. It's really a beautiful shop and the Route 66 items are all unique and one-of-a-kind.
So, if you happen to be passing through Catoosa's Route 66 on the second Saturday of the month, consider checking it out. It's just a few miles off 66. See more, including photos of the ladies and their crafts, on Facebook at "Martketplace". Don't forget that extra "t".