Oh my god, I sound like an old person. Well, that's all right - I think the older you get, the more you appreciate simple things done well!
So we were delighted when the Two Thrifty Girls cafe and boutique/gift shop opened here in Punta Gorda, Florida. Yep - you read that right, it's a cafe AND a boutique - I can't think of a better combination than that!
The two thrifty girls are Betty and Natalie, Punta Gorda locals who don't just want to run a cafe and shop; they want to make a positive difference in the community. So they are involved in providing meals and supplies to homeless kids and have lots of other great ideas for community involvement once they've got the business more well-established. Here's what they've got going on or have planned for their unique place:
Cafe & Boutique
Art & Cooking Classes
Betty and Natalie have created the most charming and delightful place! The decor is what I'd call "Diner Chic." There's a retro diner feeling to it, but everything is colorful, light and bright and very classy.
Let's begin with outside:
When you step inside, you find yourself in this room, where you place your order. You can see the retro stools and charming, colorful decor. That's one of the "girls" behind the counter, and Dick (RVPainter) trying not to ogle the goodies in the bakery display.
Same room, looking in the other direction:
Barry Gibbs of the Bee Gees.
Here's a closer look:
And moving further into the shop:
Same room, another view:
And there's more...
This is what I bought "almost new" in the boutique- the striped top was only $4.99!!!!