Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Visit to The White Hare

It’s been a while since I last shared a tablescape with you, and this post isn’t quite that either, but I hope that I can at least share some ideas with you that I discovered when visiting a fabulous local, home decor shop called The White Hare.

One of the great things about moving to a new city (even if it is only about 15 miles from the old) is the discovery of new and wonderful places.  Other than seeing a small ad for this shop I really knew nothing about it, so decided, friends in tow, to take a look this past week.  What a place!  The four of us had a marvelous time getting lost in all of the rooms, each of us coming away with a lengthy list of what we'd like to buy.  I wanted absolutely EVERYTHING!
The exterior is very plain, giving no hint as to what lies just beyond the floral bedecked double doors.  Let me tell you, though, that when I walked into this shop, I felt as if I was stepping into Oz.  It is that wonderful.  The pictures can’t begin to do it justice plus, even though they gave me permission to take photographs, I still felt a bit inhibited and didn’t get nearly as many as I would have liked, nor from the most advantageous angles.  Nonetheless, here they are, I hope that you enjoy them.
 Not that I need any more dishes, accessories, or linens, but I wanted everything on this table.  I loved the little crates that sat beneath the plates.  How clever and how wonderfully rustic.
 I am not much of a wine drinker, unless I’m eating Italian food, but I fell in love with these plates.
 Aren’t these gorgeous?!
 And look at this display! Is it any wonder that I needed oxygen before I left the place? 
 I loved the idea of resting plates on old books.  Think of the opportunities you’d have to employ this idea.  Perfect for book club or a great idea for Halloween using old books of horror stories, and then letting the guests take them home.
 I love travel themes.  This was certainly eye catching.
 Who doesn’t have an old pair of binoculars lying around?  Did you ever think about using them in a table setting?  Neither did I.
 I am crazy about these owl plates.  I want them
 I want them, I want them!
  I also want those leafy napkin rings.
 I love this rusty looking candelabra.
 If you are ever in the St. Louis area, cross the bridge that spans the Missouri River into the fabulous county of Saint Charles and visit this shop.  Chances are, whenever you come, I’ll be there.  You can find it here:

The White Hare Home Decor
6119 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. 
 St Peters, MO 63304
(636) 441-1111

 You can find more amazing photos here, and they teach classes on mantle decorating and tablescaping!  Read about the classes here.


Unknown said...

I love this shop. I've found some nifty things there. I like the way they have the different rooms set up. Lots of inspiration.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Wow what a great store. I can see why you loved it. Such great items they have. I wished that I lived close to it, but maybe it's good that I don't because I would be spending lots of money in there.
Have a great weekend.

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Morning Pattie, This is certainly a wonderful shop to visit. I love how they have displayed everything so beautifully. At first when I glanced at the colourful dishes with Vino and Merlot written on them, I thought they were round boxes, but on closer inspection I could see they were plates.
I know that we are told that food looks nicer served on white plates... and yes that is true, but I love colourful plates and have quite a few which I mix and match.
I thoroughly enjoyed looking around this shop. I will never have the opportunity to visit, but because you have taken photographs I can enjoy the essence of the place.
Best Wishes to you

Martha said...

Wow what a great store! A gem of a store. It would be so much fun shopping there!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Wow, tons of eye candy and inspiration. Thanks for the tour and your pics are fabulous. Thanks also for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Diann said...

Oh that would be such a difficult shop to walk away and not spend your entire bank account! LOL Lots of fun and gorgeous inspiration!! said...

wow, thanks for taking me shopping Pattie, what a dreamy store. I am glad {I think!} that it's no where near me or I would be there far too often! The wine plates were my favorite, how much were they?

Debbie said...

Would love to visit this place in person. So much inspiration and eye candy. I love it!

Pat said...

Oh, dear one, this reminds me so of the small 1400 sq.ft. Antique, Gift, Home Decor Shop where I had the privledge of employment for three years!!! When someone ask, "What is your 'dream job'???". . .that was mine!!! I loved doing displays, tablescapes, windows. . .the holidays and Christmas were always abuzz with activity!!! One of my favorite times were our Open Houses!!!
Thank you for sharing this outing with us!!!
P.S. Visiting from Susan'sTT!!!

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Wow, I could go crazy in that store....and I love love love those owl plates too, how cute!!!

creativeandcompletelycrazy said...

Thanks for covering us! Cute blog you have here. Come back anytime! Hope to see you soon!
-The White Hare

Got My Reservations said...

This is indeed a special shop. Thanks for sharing it with us -- maybe someday I'll have the chance to visit!

Jojo said...

Beautiful plates.

ornate splendor said...

Wow! You're right - I want everything too! Lovely store, wish I lived closer for those tablescape classes. Thanks for the tour! Catherine (newest follower of your blogging adventures!)

Mary said...

Oh I would be in SO much trouble there! Lend me your oxygen mask! Love the crates and books serving as chargers!

Tea in Texas said...

Love the many great ideas for this coming fall season. It was wonderful seeing the beautiful vignettes of this lovely store. thanks for sharing the photos.