Garden Tour Part 2

Yesterday I shared some pictures from a garden tour that Tom and I took over the weekend. Today I want to show you the pictures from my favorite stop on the tour, a tudor home in the Sunset Hill area of KC. This planted urn on a pedestal and antique fountain are two of the first things […]

Kansas City Garden Tour

Tom and I have discovered garden tours. Well, I have discovered them and he’s happy to go along. We went on our first tour a couple of weeks ago, and it was interesting and the gardens were impressive, but not quite our taste. Yesterday, however, we went on the Wornall/Majors Kansas City Garden Tour and had the best […]

A Romantic House and Garden Tour

Last fall I ran across a garden in Kansas City Spaces magazine that had me poring over the pictures. So many details to take in. That’s a mirror in the above picture, by the way. And note the chandelier hanging from a branch over the table. The gardens are amazing, as you can see, and I […]

A Nell Hills Visit and Entryway Artwork

Over the weekend I made a visit to the Nell Hills Briarcliff store and I texted my mom to tell her I was there. She lives in Florida full-time now so she asked me to take some pictures so she could get her Nell Hills fix. Taking pictures of a store might seem odd, but Nell Hills […]

4 Things I Learned About Creating a Life in 2014

It’s a gift to have my family under one roof. I know these days will be fewer and fewer and, honestly, the almost empty nest has its advantages too, but for this year, Christmas 2014, all four of us have been under one roof for two full weeks, with two weeks still to go, and […]

Christmas at Kansas City’s Union Station

Grant took the train home from St. Louis for Thanksgiving and he said it was so neat to walk from the train and through Union Station all decorated for Christmas. Actually I’m sure he didn’t use the word neat. He probably used sweet or sick to describe it. If you have a teenage boy, you know what […]

Mary Carol Garrity’s New Lake House

Last September I posted my photos of Mary Carol Garrity’s historic home in Atchison, Kansas (see part one here and part two here). Mary Carol is the owner of Nell Hills and I took the photos during her Fall Open House. Shortly after that I began to hear noises that last year’s Christmas Open House would be […]

Postcards from Kansas City

Two weekends ago, Tom and I took a staycation here in Kansas City to celebrate our anniversary. I took my camera along like I would on a regular vacation, and since I love showing off KC any chance I get, I wanted to share some of the pics here. We stayed at the historic Hotel […]

Estate Sale Finds: Procrastination Edition

It’s already a month into the new year and my to-do list is as long as my arm: do our taxes, shampoo the carpets, clean out my office, and on it goes… So of course I’ve been estate sale shopping instead. And rather than just bring my little finds home and get down to work, I’ve […]

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Nell Hill’s Day Trip: Mary Carol Garrity’s Atchison, KS Home Part 2

If you missed part one of this tour, you can find it here. When I left off on part one, we were headed to the kitchen and I teased you with this shot of the breakfast nook. Here’s another look at it. I love the framed map! This is an older home, so the kitchen […]

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