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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

~Atchison Bound and A Few Tablescapes ~

A while back my BF asked if it would be possible to take a day trip with her and the girls to Atchison, she knows I gauge how Mr. P is doing before leaving for the day. We'd had a few good days in a row, I felt comfortable going off and leaving him for a few hours.


With all the flooding we've had in our area, instead of going the back way we had to take the flood route, a little longer, so worth the drive. The day was hot very hot, but gorgeous. This picture shows us crossing the bridge and how high the waters were.
The pictures were taken inside of a moving car window, I didn't get as many as I would like to have, I'm sure you get the picture. You could see floating logs along with a few other things. Our hearts go out to those who have lost their homes with all the flooding. We've arrived!
 Yes folks, Nell Hill's store in Atchison, Kansas.

Aren't her awnings cute? Perfect color for Spring and Summer, cool and refreshing on a hot summer day.

Dish lovers watch out, this store is perfect for you!
Ironstone pottery in beautiful colors were everywhere.







If you wear an apron while you cook, you could find a variety of the cutest ones here.

Loads of beautiful napkin rings, I'm not sure why I didn't pick any up, hummmmm goes on the list of things to pick up next trip. lol


Numbered items for your choosing could be found left and right.

Lots of plates to decorate with, on your table or wall, they work both ways.



Be still my heart, darling teapot. I'm happy to report I resisted. :-))




More napkin rings. Goblets in every size and color, again I was a very good girl and didn't bring any home.

They've already started preparing for Halloween.







A clock I wish I had gotten. Maybe in September if I go back for my birthday








I wanted to share a picture of the beautiful ceiling and chandelier. Aren't they gorgeous? I'm really wanting to hang Chandeliers in the shop. I'm searching for some, once they are found, watch out for that post..lol I don't have the articulate ceilings, I think the feeling of ambiance will be there just the same.








Court yard outside Nell Hill's shop. Even with the obsessive heat of the day it evoke a sense of serenity and peace.

Time to leave for home...   




Wished I'd gotten a better shot of the Penitentiary. Yes folks this is one of the "big houses."

Before we headed for home we stopped at the local Sonic for a cool refreshing drink. I looked out the window and saw the cutest building


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Thank you for stopping in to say hello. I hope you enjoyed your virtual shopping trip. Thank you to both Susan's for hosting each week.