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 […]

Christmas at Our House

I finally got around to taking some pictures of our house at Christmas this year on this, the gloomiest of days. If you were a reader of the blog last year at this time, these pictures will look very familiar as I decorated much the same. But I promise they are all new pictures. One […]

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 […]

Saint Louis University’s Cupples House

Last weekend Tom and I took Grant on a college visit to Saint Louis University. A very pleasant surprise was the visit the school planned for the parents to the Samuel Cupples House, which sits in the middle of campus. I’d walked by the house a number of times before on previous visits, but had […]

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Christmas Home Tour

Nester is hosting an It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to be Beautiful Christmas Tour of Homes and I’ve decided to play along. But first let me ask: Have you ever felt like you needed to plan a party at your house so it would motivate you to clean and straighten and finish a lot of […]

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

You know how when you live somewhere, you hardly ever do the things that are right in your back yard? Well earlier this month I did something that I’ve been wanting to do forever: tour Mary Carol Garrity’s home. Mary Carol Garrity is the owner of the home decor store, Nell Hill’s. (I mentioned Nell Hill’s […]

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An Oregon Garden in Pictures

My Aunt Janice is an amazing woman. She’s a talented artist, inspired decorator, an incredible gardener as you’ll soon see. She’a graciously allowed me to share her pictures of her Oregon garden here. As the summer heat has turned everything here in the midwest brown, I am loving looking at these lush pictures.