As mentioned in my post last week, we are excited to feature our holiday home tour again this year! You may recognize some of my decorations from last year. My focus for this year was to add some new items into the more traditional decor that I already had. I was going to put up a real tree, but decided I would go to the after Christmas sales to get good deals on all the lights and ornaments I would need for a big tree. For now, I just bought a candle that smells like a real tree. Other items I added from my inspiration this year are gold candle holders from Hobby Lobby and small boxwood trees from Nell Hill's. I also spotted the teal lantern at Hobby Lobby to use for my table top, with pine garland I already had and the red berries. I hope you enjoy my home!
Monday, December 10, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Can we call Mary Carol Garrity the Martha Stewart of the midwest? I think so! I mean she has her own paint now. I remember when she only had one store in Atchinson, KS. It was a treat to drive there with my mother to go shopping. We usually had lunch at the cafe on the opposite corner - which had the best chicken salad sandwiches. We would then walk over to Nell Hill's, watching the ladies pull up their SUV's to the back door to load up all their loot. Then I would walk in the store, feeling like a kid in a candy store.
When I finally got my own place, Nell Hill's was the first place on my list to grab some essential items. And those items have stayed with me along my many moves to new apartments. At that time, I was able to work with Mary Carol herself, explaining I had a turquoise sofa and needed the right coffee table accessories to go with it. She offered to pull a few things from around the store and actually show me how they would look together in a display. I ended up leaving with some cute candy apply green jars and a few other knick knacks. And they looked great with my sofa!
She hands down has some of the best selection of glassware; ranging from vases, votives, apothecary jars, etc. Then when she added fabric and furniture, I was in heaven. And now she has a store only 5 minutes from my work. Yes, I have gone over my lunch break many times. Even if its just to get a break from the daily grind. Walking around her store is like being in a virtual magazine. The displays and set up offer customers many ideas of how they can incorporate the old with the new and possibly what they might have at home.
But the best part...the price points are within reason. I am not saying she doesn't have some expensive items, but you can also find something really nice for only $10-15. What is your best find from Nell Hill's? Pictured below are a few of mine.
P.S. Mary Carol is having her Spring Home Tour this friday, May 11 from 10 am - 4 pm. She has an open house at her house in Atchinson! For more details visit her web site. And she will have a HUGE tent sale on June 2 at the Briarcliff location. I plan on making at least one event, if not both.
|Ornate Metal Wall Hanging - $26|
|Metal Antiqued Bird - $6|
|Candy Apple Green Vases - $12-15|
|Green Antique glass platter and robin eggs basket - $7 & $5|
|Lemons & Limes - $1.50 ea|