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 […]

Vintage Soup Spoons and Two Favorite Soup Recipes

Several years ago I pinned a picture of some vintage soup spoons, the kind with round bowls (I think these are sometimes called gumbo spoons), on Pinterest. I loved the round shape of them…a shape you don’t see much of anymore. I made a mental note to look for some of these spoons in my antique booth […]

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 […]

Sunday Afternoon Art

This empty nest stuff isn’t all bad. With nobody else’s schedules to work around, Tom and I find ourselves doing pretty much whatever we want in the evenings and on the weekends. Last Saturday we left a birthday pool party for a friend and – on a whim – drove to Lawrence to surprise our tailgating friends at […]

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 […]

Wheat Grass for Spring

So I’ve been growing grass. Not that kind of grass, although Colorado is right next door. No, I’ve been growing wheat grass. I picked up the seeds at Dutch Flowers at Kansas City’s City Market. They had it growing there and it looked like something fun to do for Spring and Easter. I took a quick […]

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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