Sunday, March 6, 2011

Persimmon Hollow

Some friends from make:Tulsa and I met yesterday out at Persimmon Hollow, this little treasure of a place in Broken Arrow, OK.  We explored shops  and booths of antiques, handmades, local jams & spices and more.  I can't believe I hadn't been to this place sooner.  My mother tells me it was around when I was really little and she was surprised to hear it is still around.  
Apparently it re-opened a few years ago.  Shop owners are still fixing things up, repainting and repairing, but its a beautiful work in progress.
As we wandered around yesterday we saw people painting and cleaning and generally working on the whole area.  We noticed a lot of the "vacant" shops had "Open Next Weekend" signs on them, which is very exciting.  It looks like it could be a full and bustling place this spring and summer. 

Currently they are open saturday 9-5 and sunday 12-5.
There is exciting talk of a farmers market and live music to come.

I think most of us walked away with some little purchase or another.  The shop owners were all very friendly and we lingered to chat with many of them.

If you are an Oklahoma native, perhaps you remember the Peach House?  It used to be a restaurant.  They now have a little shop in Persimmon Hollow with peach iced tea and gifts.  That should be reason enough to visit.

It is free to come wander through the shade of the trees and explore all the trinkets.  And don't think the men are left out.  The woodworker's shop is incredible and there is a shop full of model trains and another of old car parts, if I remember correctly.  

In fact, we are so in love with this place that a few of us make:Tulsans will have a booth in one of the big buildings the weekend of March 26 & 27th.  If you are in the greater Tulsa area, come out and see us.  I will post a list of who exactly will be displaying their wares when it gets a little closer, but know that it will be a decent variety of items.  We are very excited about this venture!  Who knows, it could become a reoccurring thing.  Keep your fingers crossed for nice weather for us!

All of the above photos in this post are courtesy of HollyRocks.  The grass on the ground and leafy trees look better than the few I snapped yesterday.  :-)  You can read her original post about Persimmon Hollow here.

This picture I stole from Denise's facebook.  We were trying so hard to keep our eyes open, but I couldn't do it, the sun was so bright!!  And the wind was blowing straight through my sweater so I was hugging myself.  It was only cold when the wind blew, otherwise it was a lovely day to be out and about.

I hope you get a chance to go explore this hidden treasure!


Kayla said...

I love places like that. Exciting finds and finding great people; is there much better?

Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

nekkidknitter said...

My step-cousin used to run the Coke memorabilia store there. Glad they're getting it going again!

Lista said...

I've never even heard of that place, but now I really want to go check it out! Thanks for posting this! Maybe we need to do this one Saturday before K1D2!