3937 Legion Dr, Wells, BC
Meet Barbara Schmode
Barbara Schmode raised four children, so, for her, baking was as much a necessity as it was an art form. Once her children grew up and left home, she had fewer reasons to bake but never quit anyway. It may be one of the reasons that her son encouraged her to open up her own shop and sell her baking, along with her beautiful quilts and other hand-sewn items.
So in 2014, with her son’s help, Barbara began making plans to do just that. Part of the process involved moving the building that the shop would be located in to a better, more visible spot on the highway. After lots of preparation and work, Barbara was able to open just in time for the 2015 tourist season.
Barbara has lived in Wells for more than 25 years and loves the area. She knows most everyone in town and notes that it is easy to meet people here because everyone is so friendly and open. She enjoys serving the locals and also likes getting to know a little bit about the many tourists who stop into the shop, often on their way to Barkerville. Barbara’s favourite leisure activity is quilting, and many of her quilts and other projects, like quilted tote bags, end up for sale in her shop.
Homemade. Unique. Original.
When you’re craving cookies and pie like mom used to make, a visit to Cookie Cottage is worth the stop. Along with fresh home-baked sweet treats, visitors to this quaint and charming little shop will find a delightful array of gifts and other hand-made items for the home. Snuggle up with a warm hand-stitched quilt, made with care and love by local artisan Barbara Schmode, who also makes whimsical animal sleeping bags for children. Custom sewing and alterations are even available. Guests will also be captivated by Cookie Cottage’s beautiful and unique diamond willow furniture, including chairs, tables, bookcases, beds and more. Every piece is original and no two are exactly alike. Cookie Cottage is proud to showcase the work of local artisans and crafters.
Contact + Hours
- Open seasonally
- Monday to Wednesday
- 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Friday to Sunday
- 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
- 3937 Legion Dr
- Wells, BC
- V0K 2R0, Canada
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