Saturday, July 20, 2013

Back To My Roots!!!

It's impossible for me to plan a trip back to St. Louis without including a trip to "Roots" on the agenda....just can't even FATHOM the idea!!  This is one of my favorite stores ever and this year, there was an extra good reason to visit: They have moved into their new shop!!

Awesome new space to house all of the goodies that they find when they haunt all of the great estate sales in St. Louis...and anyone who goes to them there knows they are the BEST sales!!  Here you will find just the most quirky cool items.  It's impossible for me to go out of there empty handed!!!   Roots is located in Maplewood, which is on the fast track to becoming one of the most trendy areas there. 

These glass balls just look good enough to eat and in the rustic box, it makes them even more delectable!!  I have no idea of what they are or where they came from, but I don't care!!

Now....if I JUST lived in  that cool industrial loft I dream about, I'm certain I would buy this cool rolling shelf unit that the gals have scored!  The bottom shelf is stocked with some neat wooden and metal boxes with numbers on them....I had to have the one that had lucky number 13 on it--just for fun!!

This normally takes up the majority of my time in Roots....picking through the neat little cards, puzzle pieces, buttons or anything else that strikes my mood!  Again...another interesting piece that I would want for my industrial loft to stash kitchen items or jewelry!!

Pool anyone??!!  Did the girls raid a pool hall going out of business to find this hardy stash or just over time??  No clue, but they are perfect for display!

Truly three of my favorite gals in all of St. trip in and you will instantly know what I mean!  Until next year, keep smiling and finding great stuff for me to drool over!!  Any trip through St. Louis is INCOMPLETE without a trip to Roots.  Skip the arch....besides, what fun things can you buy there??!! LOL!

Monday, July 15, 2013

For The Love Of Turquoise!

It is around this time each year that I make a pilgrimage back to my pick of cities: St. Louis...where I lived before moving to small town Kentucky.  Yes, I miss it...yes, I wish I still lived there!!  This time, I seemed to be seeing the most delicious turquoise items EVER.  They were popping up everywhere and, since I was seeing a pattern develop day after day (when I was hitting every antique mall and flea market I passed!), I started taking pictures!!  Here is the most delightful little garden chair I've ever laid eyes on....out side of a quaint little eatery in New Harmony, Indiana.  I love it, don't you?!!

These books really caught my eye....look at all of the wonderful hues of sky blue and turquoise in there!  It made me want to just buy them all!!

These took my breath away and almost brought me to my knees!!  Aren't these the most STUNNING pair of end tables you've ever seen??  Look at all of that carving and design work--not to mention that the color of paint chosen for them is just gorgeous!!  Check out the turquoise piece in the background....and the top and hat on the mannequin, too!!  She has been perched somewhere in this mall for as long as it's been open...I wish someone would buy her!!!

 Pretty little side table in the window of "The White Rabbit" (stay tuned for that post!!)
Finally, I thought this desk was another great example of how turquoise paint can just liven up a piece and elevate it to something of beauty.  I want to pull up to it and write a good old fashioned letter with pretty postcards stashed in the laptop, no printer, just fragments of nostalgia!!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

New Geeba Friends

I've gotta say that I'm having the time of my life making my Geeba Geeba monsters!  Once I stitch their smiles onto their sweater faces and embellish them with noses, fabric hearts, ears, silly hair and anything else I decide to sew onto them, I'm enchanted by them.  See the one on the far right??  Her flip flops were constructed from Levi's pockets--fun, huh??!!