Missy Barrett's Adventures

The amazing adventures of a fictional child

A Tennessee Island

Today’s blog entry is about all the official stamp and sticker locations at the Island in Pigeon Forge and boy oh boy! are there ever a lot of official stamp and sticker locations at the Island in Pigeon Forge.

Arcade City
Big Rock Candy Kitchen
The Bake Sale
Byrd’s Famous Cookies
Kapop! Gourmet Popcorn
Puzzled Etc.

I know the Official Stamp and Sticker List booklet says everyone is open until 8:00 PM but The Island in Pigeon Forge website says that today everyone — restaurants and retail — are open until 10:00 PM so that’s like way lots of time to go to the Island in Pigeon Forge and collect 7 more stamps and stickers in your copy of “The Case of the Thoughtful Thief.”

If you still don’t have a copy of the book, you can make a quick drive to Lanier General Store on Wears Valley Road in Pigeon Forge (they’re open until 4:00 PM today), buy a copy, collect a stamp at Lanier General Store, then go to the Island in Pigeon Forge and collect 7 more stamps.

So have fun on the final day of the Missy Barrett Stamp and Sticker Search, and see you on Tuesday for the wind-up party at the Sevierville Visitor Center on Winfield Dunn Parkway in Kodak!

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Petals and Puzzles

Gatlinburg is a nice place that has a arts and crafts loop and plus a place called Ober Gatlinburg that’s a lot like what I think a Swiss village probably looks like. When I get to go to Gatlinburg, for me it’s always a chance to do way lots of make-believe.

One of the official stamp and sticker locations is a cute store in the loop that’s called Cupid’s Petals and that’s where Ms. Mara does her magic with flowers and foliage. How do I know that? Because I’ve seen some of the beautiful flower arrangements made by Ms. Mara that were delivered to people in our area and I fell in love with them!

Flower arrangement by Ms. Mara at Cupid’s Petals in Gatlinburg.
This photo is from one of the reviews Cupid’s Petals got from a customer.

Also, Ms. Mara makes fruit baskets and gift baskets, too. And everybody that gave Cupid’s Petals a review said that Ms. Mara was excellent and superly friendly and made beautiful arrangements and baskets.

Then if you go to Ober Gatlinburg, that’s where you find Mr. Jucker’s Gatlinburg stores: Family Crests and Puzzled of Gatlinburg. They’re inside the ice skating rink mall so that makes it way easy to find I think.

Family Crests has, of course, family crests and coats-of-arms and other related things that have to do with crests and families. I especially love the laser coat-of-arms they can make for people. This is what one of the laser cut crests looks like (I got this picture from their Facebook page).

Laser cut family crest from Family Crests at Ober Gatlinburg.

If puzzles are your thing, then you have to visit Mr. Jucker’s Puzzled Etc. because that’s where you’re going to find so many puzzles it’s going to maybe be hard for you to decide which puzzle to take back home with you. I like the puzzles with 1,000 pieces because then I have to get someone to help me put it together and usually that’s my Grandpa Barrett and that always means we get to share cookies and milk while we’re working on the puzzle.

Ravensburger puzzle from Puzzled Etc. at Ober Gatlinburg.
This photo is from their Facebook page.

Anyway you can probably understand how come I love putting together the Missy Barrett Stamp and Sticker Search and that’s because everybody collecting stamps and stickers gets to meet a lot of really nice people and visit their businesses and those businesses are some of my most favorite places to go.

And plus, this year, one dollar from every paperback copy of “The Case of the Thoughtful Thief” that gets sold until the end of May is getting donated to the Sevier Animal Care Center on Dolly Parton Parkway to help them take care of lost and stray animals. Just this week, they took in a bunch of puppy dogs and kitty cats from hoarder houses and ever since then, they’ve been making sure they get veterinary care and everything important they need to have.

See you at the Missy Barrett Stamp and Sticker Wind-Up Party on Tuesday, May 17 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. A stamp or sticker you collect could hold the key to winning one of the nine amazing draw prizes donated by local businesses.

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