: a number or collection of different things
: the quality or state of having or including many different things
King's Variety Store is closing. It's our local Five-and-Dime, at one time with two locations, and I can't think of another anywhere nearby. It's where we'd go for shelf paper -- the kind that had the lacy paper edging. I bought the majority of my Peaches & Creme yarn collection there. Parochial school & Scouting uniforms & doodads, socks, underwear, hats, mittens, household goods, craft & sewing supplies, yarn, fabric, felt, dowels, party goods & balloons, giftware, corks, dishes, glassware, toys & games, coloring books, artificial flowers, lawn ornaments, greeting cards, school supplies, seasonal decor, candy. Oh, the candy!!
The previously closed larger location devoted the lower level entirely to toys and the kids loved going there. They also had 50-cent grab bags and... well, just like me, I guess, the girls always loved the mystery and surprise!!
I stopped in the other day and this little plaster face grabbed my attention and wouldn't let go. Isn't he adorable? I bought some thread and a leather thimble... and some training pants for Junah.
Because! That's how it works!! You wander the aisles, never knowing what you'll find, or what you didn't know you needed!
Oh, I'm going to miss that store.