Midwest Living Review
Though small in size, Blanche's on First Street is the quintessential German shop complete with cuckoo clocks, beer steins and other home decor. The shop has a warm and cozy feel, with forest green and maroon walls and an artificial fireplace in the corner. Items are neatly displayed on shelves and on small tables in the center of the store. Though not all the items on sale are authentic, many are imported directly from Germany, including the glass ornaments. (Christmas decor is a big seller here, even in summer.) You'll also find traditional German hats, German CDs, games and books. Plus, because this is the heart of Missouri wine country, the shop also stocks plenty of accessories for vino-drinkers.