Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Poking Around Front Porch Bakery in Caddo Valley.

While traveling our epic Spring Break on 7, Hunter and I ducked in for a few minutes to check out Front Porch Bakery - a house, a flea market, a consignment shop, a bakery all rolled into one.

While the sign out front had noted cinnamon rolls, it was windchimes that first greeted us on getting out of the car.

And what drew my attention were these gorgeous little fried pies, complete with fork-tine pressed edges.

The Front Porch is a 1950s era home along Scenic Arkansas Highway Seven just north of Interstate 40. The front room is full of light, furniture and all sorts of items for sale.

Hunter found a great deal of Razorback-themed items in one booth.

I was tempted by this old cabinet stereo, which included a reel-to-reel recorder. But there was no room for it in the car.

The furniture for sale is eclectic, as is the art on the walls.

There was quite a large amount of glass, including amber glass and Depression era glass, throughout the facility.

There was also a lot of Christmas around, which seemed a little odd for March, but okay.

The house's main room is open to its rafters, with railings around three sides of the open second story.

An alco is full of T-shirts with custom initials - mostly for parents and grandparents.

Front Porch carries a nice array of Stutzman's Pantry jams, jellies and preserves. I picked up some sugar-sweetened pear preserves for later.

Nice philosophy!

We had to get on our way, but not before Hunter nudged the windchimes out front for a little road music.

Front Porch Bakery offers a number of baked items, including said fried pies and cinnamon rolls and snickerdoodles (we took some of those with us, too). For more information, stop by 190 Valley Road (across from Cracker Barrel), or call (870) 245-7029.

UPDATE: The house and antique shop is now called Violet Fields Gifts. Here's the Facebook page.

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