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Friday, August 9, 2013

Scope for the Imagination

I love getting inspiration. Sometimes it's through a magazine or lately, through a blog. But there are a couple places that I love to go to which give, as Anne of Green Gables would say, "Lots of scope for the imagination."

One place I like to stop in when I can is fairly close to home.  Take a look and you'll see why I like it.


Boats Furniture
Pella, IA
I love the exposed brick walls!







Boats Furniture
Pella, IA


I get so much inspiration just walking around and looking at how things are arranged.

Another place that I really like is Nell Hills in Kansas City. I've only been there a couple of times, but it is over the top beautiful! On a side note, my husband once drove me all the way to Atchison, Kansas where the owner was having an open house at her home for the holidays. That is one of my best memories of a trip we have taken together because he took the time off to drive me all the way down there, just because he knew I would love it.

The following photos are from her home tour in Atchison. She has a store there also and one in Kansas City.

Courtesy Nell Hills


Courtesy Nell Hills



Love her navy blue walls in the dining room



Courtesy Nell Hills








Courtesy Nell Hills








Courtesy Nell Hills

See what I mean?

What places give you inspiration?

Linking up to:  savvysouthernstyle.net  frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com
bystephanielynn.com  homestoriesatoz.com  impartinggrace.com

For information for Nell Hills nellhills.com
 boatshomefurnishings.com

9 comments:

  1. Oh wow! How beautiful! I love going to Pella too. I go to Brass Armadillo or even Hancock Fabric store for local inspiration. However, with the kids home for the summer, I mainly go to Pinterest for inspiration. These photos are just gorgeous Kathy.

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    1. Fabric stores are great for inspiration! I need to get to Brass Armadillo and take a look around. Thanks, Angela!

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  2. Love your blog. Great pictures. I love the way you have your blog set up. You are a hospitable Lady.

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    1. Thank you, Gloria! You are always an encouragement to me:)

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  3. Hey, I just stumbled across your blog from the link up at frenchcountrycottage, the name of your blog caught my eye since I blog over at ourgracefilledlife.com :). I love your inspirational pics, the Pella store is gorgeous! Oh, and I'm from IA too {live in NE now}.

    Pinterest is my main source of inspiration these days but I LOVE to shop small decor & furnishings stores, they have so much charm.

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    1. I agree! Isn't that funny that our blog names are so similar?! I'm so glad that you wrote. Have a wonderful day, Amanda!

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  4. I just found your blog via Richella's and so happy I did! These photos are wonderful. I get the feeling that you really enjoy your home and family...all good! :) I'm a new follower and look forward to getting to know you.

    Pat

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    1. Pat, it's so nice to meet you! Thank you so much for writing, and yes, I do enjoy home stuff and esp. my family. I look forward to getting to know you, too :)

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  5. Wow...I can't believe it Autumn is almost here !! Looking at this post make me happy !! All those beautiful color and the cool breeze air just cant wait:) I really love the Nell Hills place especially the front door decorations !

    Have a blessings weekend !!

    Marlin

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