Thursday, March 11, 2010

Kansas City Shopping Trip -Part 1

My sister turned 40 this week, so my mom and my son and I went to Missouri for her birthday.

I enjoy going to Kansas City to visit my sister. There are some GREAT stores in Kansas City- but we have six kids between the two of us, so we never quite get to as many stores as we would like.


But I ALWAYS make time to visit Nell Hill's.


On Day 1 - We stopped at the Briarcliff Village Nell Hill's (located in north Kansas City).


All photos courtesy of my ten-year-old helper. (He'll do anything to hurry me along!)






This yellow damask settee is gorgeous..........


( I do not know that lady - I'll bet she was surprised when my son took her picture.)



Birds are still popular.........




(That is half of my mom -over to the right).



I adore this mirror..........

Hey, calling my seamstress buddies, I'll bet you could make this cute pillow..........

Isn't this a great headboard?.....


Here are a couple of things I picked up. Alas - no furniture. I was trying to limit my purchases -both financially and by size - (so my objects could fit into my carry-on for my flight home).

We also ran into one of my favorite antique stores -River Market Antiques,

(this is the antique store where I got those cute Sunday School posters , a few years ago.)




(love that Lewis and Clark mural on their building).


I really wanted this Mount Vernon doll house.......


(too big for my suitcase).

And here is the birthday girl and family.........




Looks like a fun day, doesn't it?


This post is linked to Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Designs and Furniture Feature Friday.and The Inspired Room





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12 comments:

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

How wonderful that your family could get together for her birthday like that!

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

You're right about that mirror, I love it too. So many beautiful pieces of furniture!

Terry said...

Happy birthday to your sis. Y'all have a big time out there but get back to Georgia safe and sound.

Beachbrights said...

I so want to go shopping with you!!

~XOXO~

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

How fun!! I live in KC and have never been to Nell Hill's but my hubby and I are going this weekend. I'm super excited! It looks like a cute shop.

xinex said...

What a fun get together! The shopping was good too, love the bottle you bought and I would have enjoyed browsing through that store too...Christine

janet said...

I'm broke just cyber shopping with you...you are a bad influence ;-)

Aprons and More said...

Love KC. My brother's wife is from St Joe which is north of KC. There are lots of cool shops around there...even went to a litle town that is inbetween the two. The whole main street were little antique/gift shops! It's a shame they don't live there anymore...it's a long way from Georgia! Happy Birthday to your sister and many more!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Definitely a fun day. Happy birthday to your sis! I loved that mirror too:)

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Ok, I am soooo jealous. I LOVE that store and have been longing to return..all the way from Oklahoma City. Really I thinks it's worth the drive alone! Forget going to the Plazza.

Thanks for sharing!

Magic Brush said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm so glad you enjoy KC.... I was just in Nell Hills last week. Haven't been to River Market Antiques in a lonnnnnnng time. Now I want to go again after seeing your pics!!!!! Blessings, Jennifer at The Magic Brush

Miss Mustard Seed said...

They probably have to mop the drool up in that store on the hour. What a feast for the eyes! I love how rich and interesting everything is. It looks warm, sophisticated...just lovely. Some of those pieces are amazing. Thanks for taking us with you!

 
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