From the Austin, Texas area, we headed north on our 10-day, 3000 mile road trip. Trust me - it is a long way across eastern Texas, eastern Oklahoma, then eastern Kansas through small towns on 2-lane roads. Have you ever heard of Greasy, Oklahoma or Arma, Kansas? Plus, I had no idea that Eastern Oklahoma had mountains. They call them mountains; but I'm from Colorado, we call them foothills. Nevertheless, they were very pretty! We finally arrived in Kansas City to visit friends.
While there, we went to Blackwell's Thrift Store, 1316 E. 63rd St., Kansas City, Mo. This was the cleanest, best organized thrift store I've ever seen.
This is the place to go if you are into vintage Pyrex, enamelware, or any type of kitchen stuff.
See that carpet - I actually had that in our family room back in the 1970s.
We then headed north to Nell Hill's Briarcliff store. I've always enjoyed visiting the Nell Hill's stores in north-eastern Kansas. They contain inspirational vignettes, lots of decorating ideas, nice furniture and accessories - all at fairly reasonable prices. My favorite part are all of the details on the fabric items that they fabricate.
It looks like lanterns will be big this Christmas season.
And, one of my favorite things -- plaid!
Square wreaths and plaid book covers.
The only thing I bought at Nell Hill's was a roll of wide red, plaid ribbon that is acrylic, but looks like wool - my Christmas inspiration!!
From there, we headed back south to one of our favorite antique malls, The Mission Road Antique Mall, 4101 W. 83rd St., Prairie Village, Ks.
There, I found another piece of brown transferware. I've been trying to accumulate enough large soup bowls in brown transferware to mix & match. I now have 7 - almost there.
We had wonderful food, and enjoyed the hospitality of our friends. But, it was time to head for home - a long ride across Kansas.
Next week, I'm joining in the following parties. Please check them out; and thank all of these ladies for hosting such fun, inspirational parties.
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Very Merry Vintage Style for Share the Love Wednesday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
2805 for Potpourri Friday