I have been to Matfield Green, Kansas once before, back when Dave and I were just dating and still attending Bethel College. Dave's parents wanted to show us the area, so they booked one of the little guest houses in the area for his whole family to go to for a weekend. It was the most adorable little house filled with antiques and beautiful rugs-the whole house was likely covered in my drool by the end of the visit. We hung out as a family (me as a prospective member at the time) for the weekend primarily in that house and though it was a wonderful time I have always longed to go back and explore a little!
This past weekend we spent the whole day on Sunday in Matfield Green yet again and I got my chance! I'm guessing Dave's parents were pretty surprised at how quickly I hopped onto the idea of going, but my "Kansas explorer" attitude is in full swing these days (especially after our trip to Elderslie Farm!). Dave and I packed up Emmet in the back seat and drove on the backroads through beautiful farms full of shades of green, Dave (and Emmet) putting up with my knowledge of every single song on the radio the entire drive, for which I do not apologize.
Our first stop was this beautiful little art gallery called "The Bank." It was the cutest little vintage building with a bright red bench and yellow door that popped right out at me when we first drove up! Inside there were pale blue floors, antique furniture filled with little handmade and adorable trinkets, and the walls were filled with artwork by Luke Ball and a few other artists. We walked around inside and admired the display for quite awhile, the whole time Emmet in his Papa's arms getting a special tour, it was my very favorite thing to watch!