Saturday, January 1, 2011

Hello 2011!

New Year Greetings!
I hope you had a safe and Happy New Year's Eve. I finished up my duties at work yesterday and left a little early to stop by my favorite antique shops in Greenwood, MO, where most vendors were offering year end discounts.
Inspirations
The shops looked festive and were packed with tempting treasures. All the vendors do a great job in finding spectacular primitives and take great care with their displays. I came away with just a few little things--wool from Anita White's booth, a hog scraper to use in future projects and two books packed with ideas for new creations and holiday decorating using natural materials (you can tell my little brain is already working by all the pages I've marked in Judy Condon's book.)
Apothecary from The Curious Sofa
Tomorrow I will run down to Prairie Village for one last stop at The Curious Sofa before they close their doors. Debbie Dusenberry has poured her heart and soul into this shop and it shows. However, as she so clearly explains in her blog, the passion that drove her to create the store and maintain it at that level took her away from the kind of life she set out to design.
Artful Lamp
The Curious Sofa will continue with an online store, so Debbie's talent and wonderful finds will still be available, but I'll miss the over-the-top sensory delight that was the bricks and mortar store.

2 comments:

Ronda said...

Isn't an afternoon perusing Antique shops so therapeutic, I could spend hours. I've been to Overland Park before, I worked for a company whose corporate offices were in KCMO, I used to travel there and also Concordia, MO..very lovely country. I love visiting the Plaza in KC. I love your blog...have a great day!

PEA said...

I wish we would have had shoppes like this around here. That furniture is so beautiful. What a lovely place. Sad it is closing but I bet you have many a treasure from there.
Blessings,Pea