Saturday, November 20, 2010

Playing Hookie

We all know everyone needs a day out. My girlfriend and I had planned a day for weeks, with both of us self-employed, every day life sometimes gets in the way. Finally, we were able to set a day and run away for the afternoon. I'm sure you can tell by the handles on the door we headed to Briarcliff to Nell Hill's. My favorite place to shop for decorative accessories, besides my own little shop. LOL Don't you love the big urns that welcome you? I love all the textures and layering of Mother Nature's beauty.
And for fun a big silver ball.

Naturally, I would spot a darling rabbit lamp, it was just too darn cute. But I practiced self control and just admired it's cute beauty.

Can't believe I left this darling guy behind, but I did. Sometimes you have to rethink what you have and then realize you might have just a "few" too many of that item. :-((
I love this room it is so bright and airy. Lately I've been drawn back into my love of decorating with the deep shades of blue. I won't be changing any of my furniture anytime soon, but I can sure pull out more of my blue accessories. :-))
The sofa table vignette caught my eye. Do you see those darling dogs? Girls they were just too cute for words. My girlfriend and I had quite the laugh, you all know my love for bunnies. Well, today everything I picked up was dog related. Every picture I fell in love with was dog related. Do you see a trend happening here ?
Look at that face. Again, I practiced self control and left these for someone else to take home. But if Santa is looking at the blog and my name is still on the list...... I promise I've been a very good girl this year. ;-))) I'd sure be a happy little camper if I found them underneath the tree.
hint... hint.....hint......
I had to show you a shot of the gorgeous decorated chandelier.
You know I'm a bit of a dish lover. I couldn't resist showing you this tablescape. It's beauty was beyond words. Can't you see yourself sitting here and enjoying your Christmas meal?
The gorgeous cylinder with the candlestick in the center was breath taking. This week I head out to help my girlfriends to help redo a couple of things, we're going to incorporate this idea on her dining room table. I think her family will love it.
Gorgeous plate rack.
As we got ready to leave for the day I had to take one last shot of the beauty that awaits you when you shop at Nell Hill's in Briarcliff. The room is warm and welcoming with a timeless feel.
I came home with a couple of things I'll share in a later post. Until next time...
hugs ~lynne~




11 comments:

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

OMG, this place is amazing! The dogs are awesome - I'm checking for a website! Too cute bunny lamp but I know what you mean... Loved all the blue & white. It's a lovely color or January after all the decorations are put away. ☺♥☺

Shelia said...

Hi Lynne! OH, I'm so glad you got a time to go and play and have fun! I would love to go to NH! What a lovely place. Now you know I collect those doggies, don't you? I have some that look very similar. They have the funniest little faces that just make me smile.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh...the suspense of what you bought!! Never having been to Nell hills, I thoroughly enjoyed your pictures!! I would have bought the bunny lamp...but I see where you are coming from...it can be never ending. But the dogs!!!!

Shopping is SO difficult these days!!


XO,
Jane

salmagundi said...

I'm so envious. I have been to the KC Nell Hill store once. It must be really glorious at Christmas time. Have a great Thanksgiving week. Sally

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Ohhh...I'm sooo glad that you got to have a playday! It looks like ya'll had a fabulous time! I have never been to Nell Hills but would love to go sometime! Ohhh my goodness...those rooms were just fabulous!!! Ohhh yea...I could live there! Hehe! Thanks for sharing your Nells Hills and your day with us, my friend!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Kat said...

What a beautiful store! I bet you could spend all day there. Love those little dogs, hope Santa reads your blog :) So glad that you got to enjoy a day out, sounds like you had lots of fun and can't wait to see what you picked up. Kat

Dolores said...

You can't get much better than having a day of shopping with a good friend. This shop is awesome!!!!! Not sure I could have passed over the bunny lamp or the dogs......
Hope you have a wonderful/delicious Thanksgiving!

xinex said...

Oh Lynne,m I would have loved to join you.....Christine

Designs By Pinky said...

Well, I sure hope Santa is reading your blog, Lynne!!!! I'll cross my fingers for ya! I will never get there so thanks so much for sharing your wonderful trip! NH's looks so GREAT! Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr. XO, Pinky

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Hey Lynne!!! Im your newest follower! I AM DROOOOOOLING over here! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your blog! I wish I was with yall...that looks A-MAZ-ING!!! Aaahhhh! I found you at Kristens and SOOO Glad i did! I have an Interior Design business and blog...im doing 14 days of xmas trees and would be BEYOND HAPPY if you would visit...I would love you to follow if you like :) I have a giveaway to!

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xoxokara

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Lynne, I actually discovered the whole world of blogging because I was looking online for Nell Hill's paint stores, and I MUST someday go to this shop! Shall we plan a trip? :) I love blues and just repainted my living room. So happy to see it coming back into fashion! Thank you SOOOO much for the tour! I'm following you so I don't miss your future posts! Have a wonderful day. Linda