Saturday, September 27, 2014

Let's Go Shopping!

Autumn!  It's here!  Do you know what I like best about autumn? If you guessed the cooler temperatures, the crispness in the air, the changing leaves, the frost on the pumpkin, well, you're close. Yes, I do love all of these things, but what I really like is the shopping.  Not to confuse shopping with actually buying (although I did pick up an item or two), I just love seeing how the shops are transformed into fall both inside and out. Today I visited a number of my favorite places: Oma's Barn, The White Hare, and Pier One. 

I found something inviting at each place. Photography was a bit of a challenge considering how dark and atmospheric some of the rooms were, but I did my best to get a usable shot or two.  So, come along and join me.

First stop, Oma’s Barn.
Isn’t this a lovely display?  There are a number of ways in which to turn upon entering Oma’s; this is what you see if you head to the left.
Pumpkins and holiday d├ęcor were both inside and out. This whimsical little guy really got to me.  Too cute!
I saw this Western-style, half Christmas tree hanging on the wall as soon as I walked in the door.  It has little spurs and saddles, and sheriff stars all over it.  I’m not a western person, per se, but I am still smarting from the cancellation of Longmire, and thought it might be fun to have a Longmire tree this year.

Next stop, Pier One.

I thought it was time to put the wreath of white dogwood flowers away, so bought this one.  I wasn’t sure how it would look against the brown paint, but it has lots of sparkle and I really like it.
This chest of drawers that looks like a stack of suitcases really blew me away.  You know my penchant for suitcases, right?  And you know the trouble I have been having working on the coastal guest room.  The chest in that room would lend itself quite nicely to this type of treatment, and the whole suitcase thing would be fitting for a guest room.  Now to decide what colors to use considering the room is in sea tones. 
Here’s a close-up view of the hardware.

Last stop, The White Hare. 
Lots of darling Halloween displays, and some beautifully decorated rooms, some I could move right into.
 See the curved key napkin rings in this picture?  I fell in love with them and bought a set to go with some pumpkin colored napkins from Pier One.  I think I’ll be able to use these in a lot of table settings.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen as many beautiful lamps in one place as I have here.
I love the old world map look.
Speaking of which, I have no idea what these are, but I love them.  I can only imagine what Mr. O-P would say if I came home with this set and mounted them on the wall. 

Aside from the wreath, I ended up with these placemats and napkin rings from White Hare, and the napkins from Pier One.  Can’t wait to show you how I use them.  Happy shopping!

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Marigene said...

Autumn store displays are always gorgeous, more so than any other season. The deep rich colors really speak to me; after a summer of bright colors I need something more grounding! Great new wreath. Can't wait to see those skeleton key napkin rings on a table!
Have a great weekend, Pattie.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Really neat stores. Lots of pretty things to purchase. Love the napkins.
I can't believe they cancelled Longmeyer - I love that show. Go figure... and they keep other crap.
Looking forward to see how you decorate with your new treasures.

Donna said...

Oh you do visit the most fun spots to shop...what fun.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I love it when someone invites me to go shopping! Lots to look at and choose from. Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

eileeninmd said...

They all look like fun stores for shopping. The Fall and Halloween decor is wonderful. I like your pretty new wreath and the napkin rings..Thanks for sharing, have a happy new week!

Snap said...

I love to go "eye" shopping! It keeps me out of trouble. Ha! Loved all the Autumn - Halloween things you shared. I really do like this time of year!