Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Side Table?

I ventured out again today in search of a side table for the family room. I love the pictures Carol Spinski of Raised in Cotton posts on Facebook and it had been too long since I'd been to her fabulous shop in Raymore.

I love all things monochromatic so this is the place for me.

Soft holiday decor full of texture and minus the traditional red and green - perfect.

I wasn't sure I was going to find that side table and then I spied this fabulous cart.

It had been fitted with glass, so much more practical than baskets for what I wanted it for. And there you have it, a side table.

I also fell in love with this great lamp.

Bernardo likes them, too.

I hopped across the street to Woodson Place Antiques & Interiors. This shop was packed full of breath taking European antiques.

I picked up this cute flower basket.

And a neat vintage statue.

The next time you're in the market for some wonderful pieces, Raymore is the place to go!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I took a trip to Lexington, Missouri today, about an hour outside of KC. I would have loved to have driven around more because there was a lot to see. Check out this fantastic house.

The shops I visited were all on Main Street, a quaint strip with lots of red brick buildings.

I started out at Blackthorn Antiques. I didn't take any pics, but they had a terracotta late 1800's statue of a devil hunched over a sleeping, naked maiden that I would have loved to have bought for Jason. The owner, Nancy, was great, and told me they had checked into putting it in an auction at Sotheby's. Needless to say, it was out of my price range! I then visited the Velvet Pumpkin and picked up some cool things. These pics are from the Missouri River Antique Company. Another great shop with a great owner, Sue McGraw.

Sue made this birdbath - I love the doll head!

Here are some pics of what I brought home. This fabulous wreath came from the Velvet Pumpkin.

I hit the mosaic mother load at the Missouri River Antique Company!

I love these old tin pieces that were once part of drawer pulls and other hardware elements.

These flowers were some kind of chalkware and will adorn the top of a birdhouse - I can't wait to get started!

Hood ornament.

I can always use more old keys . . .

This won't go into a mosaic, just really liked it.

This is the only thing I really bought for resale. I think this will go over great at the River Market.

These silver toned vases look like Aspen branches. I love them as is and don't think I'll even put anything in them.

My awesome new plaster cherub piece from the Missouri River Antique Company looks right at home in the foyer. It was in the bathroom, so I'm glad I had to make a pit stop!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

New Additions to the Booth

I added a few new things to both antique mall spaces today. These pics are from Mission Road. This chippy creme side table is really great and came from the Curious Sofa years and years ago. That's what's fun about having antique mall booths; you can enjoy pieces in your home and then put them in the booth when it's time to find something else.

The polka dot bowl with pink interior is hand thrown.

I love old ceiling tin pieces.

Here are some pics of Dave Petty's booth on the first floor. He has the best stuff.

The holidays are right around the corner and things are picking up! Time for another shopping trip.

My Nephew

The weather in Kansas City has been beautiful and yesterday was a great day to hang with my nephew. We played outside for awhile and then we (I) watched the Lion King. Great way to spend the day!