By Kevin Williams
Holy moly, this place is huge! I think it has to be new, too. I don't remember seeing it during some of our other trips to Berlin. At first I was a little hesitant to stop because I tend to like the smaller stores, especially the Amish-run home-based businesses. But Berlin offers such a great mix of businesses and this store, which I learned is called Country Gatherings, looked so massive that it just beckoned. So Rachel, Aster, Bea, and I trekked inside and found to be a fun place to browse. Aster had a blast exploring and she especially loved the "fairy gardens." SIGH, I guess that is a trend I haven't been on top of. My wife explained to me that they are very popular right now. I'd just be happy to have a garden without weeds.
Country Gatherings has about any yard decor imaginable, plus primitive indoor furnishings.
So, if you find yourself in Berlin - and, no, this is not an endorsed or paid post - I think you'd find stopping in there worthwhile. Here are some more scenes to give you a flavor.