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332 W. 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64113     PH 816-361-2500

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Our on-line store is open 24 hours a day

"Where the creativity of human mind, spirit and experience is celebrated everyday."
"From Here to There and Everywhere"


On Finding Place: Migration. 

   Happy Tuesday to all! Starting today, we will have our Brookside store open from 10 am to 5 pm. Our Wednesday through Saturday hours also shift earlier to 10 am openings. Sunday hours will stay the same at 12 noon to 5 pm and we'll still be closed on Mondays to refresh and deep clean the store. 

   This is another small pivot as we "change and emerge" in new ways during these very unpredictable times. It's how we are gently and thoughtfully shifting our "celebration of the creativity of human mind, spirit and experience" as we "find our place" in this new reality.

Come along with us as we explore "migration"

Kei & Molly: Embracing Migration
"Migrate: to go from one country, region, or place to another." *

   What feels like a LONG time ago - way back on April 23 - we "traveled" to Albuquerque to visit Kei & Molly Textiles to
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learn about their unique vision of embracing migration. Kei Tsuzuki and Molly Luethie started their business in 2010 specifically to serve as an economic engine for their culturally diverse area, providing work, skills, and support for immigrants and refugees looking to build a better life for themselves and their families.  Through Kei & Molly Textiles, the women they hire  find a secure job
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paying good wages and opportunities for personal development and leadership. 
In late April they had just closed their business due to the pandemic but we promised we would "return" for a visit. 

   Kei & Molly have now re-opened their workshop and are again producing their incredibly soft flour
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sack dish towels printed with whimsical, folk-art-style designs. The two friends collaborate on their designs taken from everyday life - people cooking or gardening or hiking; or nature images of bees, flocks of birds or a tree of life. Often they include uplifting messages and sometimes gentle protest, drawing the buyers in through a sense of story-telling and personal connection.

   Click here to watch screen-printing in action:
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   The inspiring story of Kei & Molly textiles is best told in their own words.
Creative Bravos 2018 - Kei & Molly Textiles
Creative Bravos 2018 - Kei & Molly Textiles

   Being immigrants themselves, Kei and Molly have built a vibrant business around embracing those who have newly migrated from places around the world, celebrating their journeys and learning from each other. 

   Ready to shop? Take a look!

Shopping . . .
always so much to see and explore!

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To shop our current selection of Kei & Molly dish towels and sponge cloths, click here or on the picture above.

Butterflies: A Yearly Migration Begins
"Migrate: to pass periodically from one region or climate to another, as certain birds, fishes, and animals."*

   The festival begins in the glass-walled Martha Jane Phillips Starr Butterfly Conservatory, which will have more than a 1,000 butterflies and moths flying among tropical plants that are native to the natural habitats of these pollinators. Visitors can witness metamorphosis from chrysalis to butterfly and cocoon to moth as each takes flight for the first time.

   Their "Seed to Plate" greenhouse has been transformed into a facsimile of the Monarch butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Michoacan, Mexico, where approximately 200 million butterflies cover the trees, creating a captivating landscape of fluttering wings. See this amazing site in the video below:

Go Into the Heart of a Kaleidoscope of Butterflies | Nat Geo Wild
Go Into the Heart of a Kaleidoscope of Butterflies | National Geographic Wild

   For more information on the Powell Garden Festival of Butterflies, click here or on the picture below:

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"Ojo de Dios": A Migration of Healing, Protection and Blessing
"Migrate: to shift, as from one system, mode of operation, or enterprise to another."*
   Last week some colorful "Ojo de Dios"
or God's eyes showed up in the trees outside World's Window. Their "migration" into our trees is also a story of migration from disharmony to harmony.  Because I had seen Facebook posts tagged with #ojodedioskc, I already knew about this new effort to "migrate" the messages and challenges of our confusing, rapidly changing world right now. These women artist/friends are spreading visual messages of peace woven into colorful God's eyes.

   In their words: "We are diverse, women artists. We are Grandmothers, Mothers, Sisters, and Comadres. Inspired by the rich Huichol culture, we seek to protect, heal, and bless the community with Ojo de Dios that we've created and placed throughout KC."

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   You're invited to join in the efforts to spread protection, healing and blessings.  Make your own and then share them around. These women artists would love for you to add your pictures of Ojo de Dios to social media and tag them with #ojodedioskc

   Maria Vasquez Boyd shares how to make them - click here or on the picture below:

   Maria Vasquez Boyd shares how to make them - click here or on the picture above.


   Perhaps one positive outcome from this pandemic has been a time of earth healing and regeneration as we humans are not having as significant impact on our environment as in recent years. Perhaps also in the limitations of our own "migrations" due to physical distancing, we are a bit more in tune with the rhythms of natural world around us and how migration is a necessity for continued existence. May this new awareness bring "protection, healing and blessings." 

   Our store is open today as we start new shopping hours on Tuesdays, and we will be open Wednesday through Sunday for the hours listed below. We still invite you to try your own personal shopping time if that feels safer. (see details below) Add a friend if you'd like and come enjoy World's Window. Just give us a call to schedule your special time.
   For those of you who cannot or choose not to shop in our Brookside store right now, we thank you for your continued online shopping support. 

   Thanks for continuing on this new journey with us. We look forward to sharing fun stories with you, new products and diversions as we travel "from here to there and everywhere."
   And I can't say it enough times - YOU are an important part of what makes World's Window so special! THANK YOU!
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"Nobody can define you like you."

for our Brookside Store:
OPEN Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm

SHOP our on-line store 24 hours a day:

As always we are "sharing the world" through clothing, jewelry, folk art, textiles and hand-selected gifts - 
buying locally-owned is a gift to your community!
Personal Shopping Hours Still Available

   Would you like your own personal shopping time in our Brookside store? Della and Jan are still offering 1/2 hour private shopping times to be arranged when the store is closed. You get to shop in the quiet of an almost-empty store. You can browse, try on clothing and get helpful suggestions in the best of social/physical distancing.

   Yes, you are required to wear a face mask and we'll have ours on, but you'll be able to explore our store with the freedom of moving around at your leisure. We'll be available to assist or to let you wander and just be around to answer your questions.  Call Della at 816-361-2500 to schedule your own personal shopping time!

Are you an American Express shopper?

   Did you know you can get a rebate on your American Express card just by shopping at local and small businesses? And, yes, World's Window is one of the registered "places you love."
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   You can enroll any time through August 23, 2020, and receive rebates on purchases through September 20, 2020.

A gift card is always a perfect gift.
We have 2 options for World's Window gift cards.


       In-Store Gift Cards                                    
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In-store gift cards can also be purchased by calling 
us at 816-361-2500.

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