Grand Re-Opening

“Recollections” is now “Bald Eagle Mercantile”

The store you know and love is growing and changing! We feel that it is time to have our name reflect our changes while giving a nod to Lecompton’s history.

“Recollections” is now (drumroll, please) “Bald Eagle Mercantile!”

The name “Bald Eagle Mercantile” better reflects our store!

Please join us October 18, 19, and 20, Friday from 10-7pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10-3pm for our Grand Re-Opening! Enjoy specials throughout the store! Celebrate our new name with us!

Why “Bald Eagle Mercantile?” Because, being so close to the beautiful Kansas River, we love the experience of seeing bald eagles overhead. Plus, before our town was named “Lecompton,” it briefly had the name “Bald Eagle.” The name is part of our history!

See our history page for more information: https://baldeaglemercantile.com/history/.

Bald Eagle Mercantile is at 336 Elmore Street in Lecompton, Kansas.

Just minutes from Topeka and Lawrence!

Fabric Sale! October 4-6, 10-3pm

Recollections has a fabulous selection of fabric! Time to stock-up on projects!

Hundreds of yards of good cotton fabric will be on sale for $2 to $5 a yard. Fat quarters will be 12 for $10. Plus other specials in the store during the sale!

October 4-6 (Friday through Sunday) from 10-3pm. Recollections is located at 336 Elmore Street in Lecompton, Kansas.

Estate Sale of George and Arloene Simmons

2088 E. 1 Road, Lecompton, Kansas
May 17 from 9-5; half-price on May 18 9-4

100 year accumulation estate sale! Wood and primitives, barn and shop items, antiques, farming and gardening, many canning jars and supplies, tools, 1/2 cut railroad tie type wood, walnut boards and many other pieces of wood, metal, tire changing machine. Trunks, cabinets, fishing gear, hardware and supplies, and balance of household items.

This is the final sale of the George and Arloene Simmons Estate, 2088 E. 1 Road, Lecompton (also known as 2088 SE Woodring Road). May 17 and 18, 2019, 9-5 Friday, half price on Saturday 9-4. It is one mile north of Hwy 40. Look for signs: “Recollections Estate Sale.”

Only 2 days! Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Easter Pop-Up Shop

April 19th from 4-7pm

-Special hours on Friday, April 19th-

-Come visit from 4-7pm to see a special pop-up shop in Recollections-

-Featuring the amazing local artist Monteserena Arts: Jessica Ratzlaff-

Bud vase buddies.

Recollections is hosting a special Easter pop-up shop in the evening of April 19th from 4-7pm. Come see all of the beautiful Easter eggs and Spring decorations hand-created by Jessica Ratzlaff. Jessica has been selling her creations on the website Etsy to people all over the world since 2012. It is a rare treat for us to be able to see and purchase her items in person. You don’t want to miss this opportunity!

And the very popular babies:  
Bigger Tiny Baby (3.5"), Tiny Baby or Tiny Baby Mermaid (1.75") alone or in a Walnut cradle, and the Teeny Tiny Baby (.5"), alone or in an acorn cap cradle.  
Jessica will have different colors and skin tones available.

Some of the items that Jessica will be bringing are hand-dyed Easter eggs, bud vase buddies, and the very popular babies: Bigger Tiny Baby (3.5″), Tiny Baby or Tiny Baby Mermaid (1.75″) alone or in a Walnut cradle, and the Teeny Tiny Baby (.5″), alone or in an acorn cap cradle.
Jessica will have babies in different colors and skin tones available. 

Shop at Recollections on Friday evening on the 19th and eat dinner at Aunt Netters Cafe!

Book signing by local teen author

March 31st, 1-2pm

Come to Recollections on Sunday, March 31st from 1pm-2pm to support and congratulate Lecompton native, Teralyn Meyer. This talented teen is the author of a newly published book Squeak the Wannabee Squirrel. Tera will sign copies of her book and speak to the public. A limited amount of copies of her book will be available for purchase during the signing. Stop by to say “hello!”

Update: the book signing was great! Thanks so much to Tera and her mom, Karla, for coming!

Girl Scout cookies March 9th

Support Troop 4184

Support our girls! Come to Recollections Saturday, March 9th for a great opportunity to score some Girl Scout cookies and support our local girls! From 11am-1pm, on March 9th come in and buy cookies directly from Girl Scout Troop 4184. They will have a table right inside the store!

Recollections is in Lecompton at 336 Elmore Street and is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday every weekend from 10am-3pm.

Help support Girl Scout Troop 4184!

Photo credit: Jamie Bachman-Newman (thanks, Jamie!).

Recollections Updates!!!

Big changes at Recollections! We are now open Friday’s, and our hours are changing to 10-3!  Departments have changed and new areas added;

Bob Dylon still plays, and conversation still flows.  Lots of new consignirs this year have created new types of merchandise to check out!  More local artists are bringing in custom works, and handy home made items are always available.


Lay away available, Christmas is coming!

Come by for an ice cold pop and look around! happy Holidays!