Named after my grandmother, Millie McKeever, you'll love the cozy atmosphere of the boutique style historic 1875 bank building with 16' ceilings in Walnut. We've creatively staged specially selected vintage mixed with new home decor items for your home in a relaxaing space for your heart. The warmth of our space will inspire you with ideas for your own home. You'll also find women's tee's, accessories, recycled military tent canvas purses, and our own pure soy candles...The 5th Street Candle Collection, created from our family recipes, like Millie's Warm Apple Cobbler, and Esther Mae's Southern Sweet Peach Tea...all made in America products. My grandma would be so pleased with the unique store that carries her name. Shelly Thompson, Grandaughter & Owner
Our Walnut location features our coffee shop 201 Coffee and small batch baked goods each week. You'll love our coverted 1875 bank vault, Esther's Tea Room, named after my mom.
We also offer unique places to meet for coffee our Gathering Room and 1875 Upstairs Boarding Room Kitchen. Visit our website for more information.
*The Notebook Cafe is our sister organization offering women's groups tours, Bible Study time, cafe lunch, and a tour of our historical building.
In the oldest standing building built in 1875, you'll find a historic bank building. The amazing lobby with 16' ceilings and 148-year-old original hardwood floors, holds a small coffee shop, 201 Coffee, You'll also find awesome items at our shop Millie McKeever's Vintage & Home Decor. Our building also offers unique spaces to meet. Women use The Gathering Room for a casual meet up over coffee, special lunches, Bible Study groups, Birthday parties, and meetings. We also offer our 1875 Upstairs Boarding Room Kitchen for small groups, and we have Esther's Tea Room in our restored 1875 bank vault...perfect for tea-for-2. Our building offer's fun experiences you'll remember for a long time. Check out our website and click on the link The Gathering Room for all the information, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.View More
Welcome! If you've purchased a candle from the 5th Street Candle Collection, I personally, hope you are enjoying it. Welcome to something different 'The 5th Street Candle Collection' from our family to yours...tied with apron strings...faith in God’s plan...and love. These candles were created from the book 'Heart of a Warrior - A Legacy of Faith', now in it's 6th printing. 'Heart of a Warrior - A Legacy of Faith' was written after the passing of my mother. It's about my years growing up on 5th Street, a quaint little neighborhood tucked in Highland Park in Des Moines, Iowa. Our neighborhood was like the fictional Mayberry. There's so much of my history, my roots, on the big hill of 5th Street. It's where my story begins. If you can, visualize the tidy well manicured lawns of 5th Street, with small cozy homes lining the big hill...porches where you were always welcome and the neighbors visited over coffee and sweet tea as flags waved in the breeze...you're in the right spot, welcome to my childhood neighborhood. The 5th Street Candle Collection was created to share the stories of the women of 5th Street from the book ‘Heart of a Warrior’ - A Legacy of Faith. These one-of-a-kind unique candles bring the devotions in 'Heart of a Warrior' to life. The simple brown tag on the candles have their favorite recipe (often the very scent the candle was created from) and part of their encouraging story. These candles light the flame of hope and encouragement, passed down from the 5th Street Warriors to you. A flame of love and devotion to God that will not be snuffed out from generation to generation. The candles are made locally in Walnut, Iowa by a candlemaker. They are hand poured one at a time with pure soy and exceptionally high quality ingredients made only in the USA. These special candles tell a story. They're different. Just like the neighborhood on 5th Street, when you light the flame, you'll remember...a place where your memories and 5th Street intersect and your home is filled with the scent of cherished memories, laughter, and happiness in simpler times. These candles are special...because they've been created to honor real people, real lives, and real women who had a story to tell. Welcome to 5th Street, relax sweet friend, you've found a place that is warm, welcoming, and filled with hope.View More
'Heart of a Warrior' A Forty-day Devotional sharing a Legacy of Faith By Shelly Thompson ? 'Heart of a Warrior' is now in it's 6th printing and has received wonderful reviews. The pages of this book written by Shelly Thompson, Publisher of The Notebook Cafe are real life devotions God wrote on her heart as a young girl growing up on 5th Street in an old neighborhood known as Highland Park...a miniature Mayberry...surrounded by her parents, grandparents, and a tribe of faithful widowed women (different shapes and sizes of Aunt Bee). Readers are enchanted with this wonderful neighborhood as they journey up the hill to ‘God’s rock’, remember breathing in the smell of amazing stacks of books during Story Hour in the old library, discover the afternoon the neighbor 'Grace' received real Jesus grace, relive summer afternoons on the back porch with sweet tea and stories y'all, finding ‘buried treasure’ in the back alley that God used to demonstrate His restoration, walk through painful steps of saying a temporary farewell to the faith Warriors in this life as they pass the torch of faith to the next generation to carry forward...creating the ‘Heart of a Warrior’...for a time such as this. This book is a forty-day legacy devotional with encouraging warrior journal notes, battle strategies, and real life devotions...for all seasons in life. Your heart will be touched, changed, revived, restored...and prepared to leave a legacy of faith for the next generation. Return with author Shelly Thompson for forty days to where her journey began...the old house on 5th Street at the bottom of the hill. A special place where God touched a little girl’s heart for a lifetime. Karen Abercrombie, Miss Clara in the movie War Room, has this to say...‘Heart of A Warrior’ is beautifully written by Shelly Thompson, a true wordsmith, who is on fire for God! With a deep warmth, sincerity and transparency, Shelly welcomes the reader in and she teaches, encourages and inspires through her own personal experiences. Because Shelly is such a gifted writer, you get to experience a forty-day journey that is masterfully painted with beautiful and rich imagery that honors the word of God as it stirs up the Warrior's heart! - Karen Abercrombie
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