Our Story

Having followed my husband from Kansas City, where I grew up, to the little town of Fulton, Missouri, I fell in love with the town and the folks who live here and decided very spontaneously, one day, to open a gift shop. I knew very little about running a shop but was inspired by one of my mother's friends who had had one and I planned my shop with  hers in mind. I had learned to smock when my boys were babies and knew that I wanted to feature my smocking in my little shop hence the name, Smockingbird's. 

Hand smocked baby gown-Smockingbird’s Unique gifts

 Open in the heart of the Brick District of Fulton, MO since August of 2002, Smockingbird's carries a wide range of fun, affordable gifts. Some of our gift categories include jewelry, fashion accessories, gourmet foods, serving ware, bath & body luxuries, greeting cards, novelties and of course, owner-made, handsmocked children's clothes. Smockingbird's recently received 1st place in the Specialty Shop category of the Fulton Sun's Callaway's Best contest.  I would like to thank all of my loyal customers who voted for the shop.

Thank you for visiting our website!  Please visit us to shop our full selection of brands including these favorites:


Blue Q

Chronicle Books


Mud Pie

Nora Fleming

Periwinkle by Barlow

Primitives by Kathy

Sweet Shop USA

Two's Company

Wind & Willow

Willow Tree

Visit us to see why Smockingbird's is Fulton's Store to Explore!

~Virginia McCoskrie

Virginia McCoskrie, Owner-Smockingbird's