Monday, June 28, 2010

Lynne's Day Out

Remember me telling you a while back I was going to get a day out? Yes, a girlfriend and I took off one Saturday to Nell Hill's Tent Sale in Briarcliff. Come along and enjoy the day with us.
45 short minutes from home to this point, the turn off for Nell Hill's. I was so excited I could barely contain myself. You see, I don't get to enjoy outing's often so I was like a kid on Christmas morning opening up that "big" gift. You know the one that has the best present inside. :-))
The architecture of the building is astounding. Even the garage area where she parks her truck for deliveries is a virtual piece of art.
With all the traffic we had to park quite aways , which was fine by us. We both love to walk, and who wouldn't when you had a gorgeous view like this.

I'm not sure if this is a home or business. It is gorgeous. Notice, 4 fireplaces. Wow! The sky lights, the terrace, aaahhhhhh. I could get use to sitting out there and enjoying the view. :-))

We left fairly early, hoping to beat the crowd. No such luck, look at all those shoppers!
Beautiful! I was so anxious to get inside.
Notice Nell Hill's attention to details? Even the door handles reflect her name. :-)) The urns on either side of the door were beyond gorgeous!
I know, it's already time for us to leave. I was able to get any photos inside. It was far too crowded. You cannot imagine the people there wanting bargains.
I'm wandering if the gentlemen is asking the lady, "where on earth are you going to put all of this?" lol
You can see all the boxes of goodies being carried away.

With the lines so long we opted not to wait and go through the tent. I had over heard another lady saying all she heard was breaking glass. I hate that we didn't go through the tent to find a bargain or two, or possibly three :-)), but just being there was so much fun.
You can see the line goes on forever.
We walked around a few of the shops before departing from our adventure for the day, another beautiful fountain.
As we walk back to the truck I take more pictures and admire the beauty of the area.

If any of you in our area might know if this is a home or business at BriarCliff I would love for you to share it with me.
Until I come again..........

Although I didn't purchase anything the day we here here at Nell Hill's I had an absolute ball. I came out full of inspiration and ideas to implement in my own shop and home. I have to say the crowds of people were over whelming, the staff was wonderful. I'm looking forward to my next trip to Nell Hill's, hopefully in September for her annual event in Atchison. :-))
A bit of a postcript: 1. no purchase bought the day we were at Nell Hill's 2. fast forward 2 weeks I saw her post on facebook and couldn't resist 3. broke down and ordered a couple of things
4. no regrets 5. best purchase I've treated myself to in a very long time. LOL
So.... I hope you decide to come back tomorrow and I'll show you what I couldn't live
without! :-))
hugs ~lynne~


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning my Dear friend...Oh girl I'm so glad you show us this place WOW!! I could melt my plastic big time there ha ha!! I can't wait to see what you did get...just know its wonderful...Hope you have a GREAT day my sweet friend...Yes I'm drinking my morning coffee and thinking about our olden times together in the morning from RMS ha ha!! Love ya...Give Bill a big ole hug from me...Gl♥ria

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful location! I've never heard of Nell Hill so not sure what they sell. I am looking forward to seeing your goodies!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet friend...

Ohhh...I'm just so happy that you and your friend got out for the day! What a fabulous adventure, Lynne! I would love to see Nell Hill's shop, etc.! I bet you did get all kinds of great ideas! Ohhh my...and isn't Briarhill fabulous? I can't even imagine!!! Hehe!

Well sweet friend, just seen your post pop up and wanted to stop by to say hello and see how you were! Can't wait to see what you ordered!!!

Love ya sweet friend!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing your trip - never been there, but have heard/read a lot about Nell Hill's. Sounds like the kind of place I could do a lot of damage to my bank account. The home/business (what ever it is) is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing what you bought. :)
Have a great week.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

so glad that you got a special day out...looking forward to seeing your finds...

xinex said...

What a fun time you must have had and I am so happy for you, Lynne. I would have a ball in that store. The house you showed looks fabulous!...Christine

Dolores said...

It's so good to hear that you were able to get out and have a fun shopping trip. It looks like an overwhelming place to shop. I can't wait to see what you ordered.

I've never heard of Nell Hill's, but it sure looks like a popular place.

The house and grounds of the 'whatever' it is absolutely gorgeous!


OMG!! NOW I KNOW I'm glad I opted to go to The Strawberry Festival at the Vaile Mansion, instead, on that day!! I don't fight crowds very well. HOWEVER, I will say, I have shopped her store many times and always come home with fun buys!! She has such a knack of picking out stylish and pretty reasonably priced items! One of my friends did go to the tent sale, too, and bought several items..she said it was packed!

Can hardly wait to see your "just had to have" item!! :) dana

9405018--Pat said...

Hi Lynne, Looks like you had a great day. Mary Carol's sales are fabulous, just way to many shoppers. The huge home in Briarcliff. I've been told is the home of Charles & Patty Garney of Garney Const. Their home has been open several time for social function. Isn't it beautiful. Glad you were able to have a great outing...Pat

Carolyn said...

Hi Lynne,
I am glad you had a nice day out!Briarhill is beautiful whatever it is.
I enjoy Nell Hill's books but there are no shops anywhere near me.Looks like a popular spot.


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Lynne, whatever that building is, it is gorgeous! I'm so glad you shared photos of it. Oh my gosh! Those lines at the Tent Sale. Some of us will do almost anything to get a bargain! I'm so glad you got to have this day out. I know it's hard to fit a day out into your schedule. You certainly deserved it. laurie

Pinky said...

Oh Lynne, I am SOOOO happy that you got this day for yourself and had such a wonderful time! The area ios just GORGEOUS! That house/business is amazing! AND, that you got such wonderful treasures AFTER the sale is great too! XO, Pinky

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Somehow I missed this post! I just got an update from her blog and I see she is having another tour at her home. Are you going? I would love to go to her store and be a part of the sales she has but there are none near us. Probably just as good for my wallet!