Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tablescape Thursday/ Nell Hill's

Welcome once again to Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Today all photo credits go to my good friend JoAnn who went to visit a wonderful shop called Nell Hill's near Kansas City. JoAnn thinks she had read about this wonderland at Naps on the Porch in a previous post. Anyway, she took these wonderful photos & I loved this tablescape. Just look at the silver platters that were used as the chargers for this place setting. Do all of you have a spare 4-12 silver platters for this purpose? Notice how they used a little garden urn with a little bird sitting in it. To see the details better click on any of the photos & they will open & enlarge. Follow this urn & garden theme...
Here is another view of the whole table at a distance. A little hard to see because of the light from the window.
This is the centerpiece. A bird bath with a hurricane that has another concrete urn inside of it.
Who would have thought!
And another shot of the table from a distance. In this photo you can see the walls painted this vivid green color. JoAnn said that this is one of the key or signature colors for Nell Hill's created by it's owner & sold through the store. I simply LOVED the little greenhouse built for display right in the middle of the store. The birdbath centerpiece is not looking quite so HUGE from this angle.
Here is an outside shop of this wonderland. It is HUGE! This whole building (both floors) is FULL of tons of goodies!
This view is from the parking lot (store corner to the left) overlooking a bluff with Kansas City in the background.
Here is another table in the store. It is not a true tablescape in the fact that it is not set for a dinner but to display many tableware items.
And another table. This time note the chargers are a bit mossy. And yet another urn theme goes on.
And for the last photo I wanted to share the book that JoAnn bought for my birthday present. Inside she had it personalized with an autograph from the owner Mary Carol. Thank you for sharing you photos with all of us & for my lovely gift. I hope all of you will join me in the next day or so to see more photos from this exciting store. Be sure & go see Susan & all the others. And Susan, thanks for being the hostess with the mostess! Happy Tablescaping !


marty39 said...

Oh my goodness, what a place. I have never seen anything quite like it. So much eye candy. Your gift is so thoughtful. Just lovely. Hugs, Marty

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Great pictures! Wouldn't we love to go through that big treasure filled building.

Have a wonderful Thursday~

PAT said...

I love this!! I've been to this store and met Mary Carol Garrity. Wonderful person!

Beautiful post!

Michelle said...

'Nell Hill' is a wonderful store, I love the new store in KC...have you been to Mary Carol's original store in Kansas?

The White Bench said...

WOW Charlene!! It is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Linda/"Mom" said...

* THANK YOU for such a special treat, full of special memories~~~ Nell Hill's (the Atchison, KS store) was my FAVE place to shop when we lived twenty minutes away while stationed at Ft. Leavenworth BOTH TIMES! So good to know the KC store has opened too!!!

Mary Carol (Garrity) is not only one of the BRIGHTEST, MOST TALENTED BUSINESSWOMEN EVER, but she's also a darling, and a friend to all~~~ SUCH a SWEETHEART in every imaginable way!!!

Sooooo, TERRIFFIC POST~~~ sincere thanks!

Linda in AZ *

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Charlene!!! Nell Hill's is absolutely beautiful! It does look like a wonderland ~ even the outside of the building is gorgeous!!! I hope you have a wonderful day ~
xxoo, Dawn

Coastal Sisters said...

These pictures were wonderful! I loved the centerpiece!

Happy Thursday sweets!

Mary said...

I have several of her books, and they are all filled with gorgeous photos! I would love to visit the store some day. :)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Charlene, so lovely. I have her books...she is so talented. Wonderful pictures.


Christi said...

What a beautiful place. Lots of wonderful ideas there!

Christi @ A Southern Life

Lisa said...

Wow! I really love all your pics! What a great place to visit!!
Hugs, Lisa

ellen b. said...

It would be so much fun to create a table in a shop like this with all those goodies at your fingertips!!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a wonderful shop, Charlene!! I too am in love with those silver chargers!! The topiaries and urns are fabulous too!

Such a huge shop and so pretty on the outside as well as the inside. I would love to visit (credit card in hand, of course!!).

How nice to have an autographed book!


Fifi Flowers said...

STUNNING items!!! May I live in the shop?

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

What a beautiful place! The tablescapes are gorgeous. I would love to visit there sometime.


Brenda said...

I have one of her books. And would love to have more!

Allie said...

What an absolutely gorgeous store!! I can only imagine what it might look like at Christmas. Thanks for sharing these inspiring photos :D

sinnlighet said...

Ohhhhh....Must tell your, I looove your blogg!!!

Agneta from Sweden

Kim said...

What a fabulous store! And that tablescape, I love it! Except I would be afraid to use such a big bird bath in a real setting. What if someone bumped the table & it fell over. It could crush someone. But it was beautiful in this setting.

Collected Treasures said...

Absolutely wonderful......if I didn't feel inadequate before, then I certainly do now..a gorgeous place.....xojana

Cynthia said...

Beautiful tablescapes. I would love to visit thatplace one day. I bet I could get into lots of trouble! Enjoy your weekend!

Barb said...

Thaose are some great pics, displays, and i love the way you took that first phot of hte fountain witht he flowrs behind it.
Very creative.

Thanks for coming by, and yes, I would love to win the little bear and pin cushion, and yes, I am enjoying my little fairy in the jar.

thanks so much,

barbara jean

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I love those silver platters as chargers! What a great idea. If only I had enough storage room to keep them!!!

I lover her books, I have a couple of them!

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