We're really fortunate to have so many wonderful antique shops, flea markets, boutiques, and tea rooms, here in Springfield, and the surrounding area. You can spend several days and you still couldn't see all that they offer. Delicious food, great antiques, fun vintage treasures to find...and most of all we have some fabulous local talent.
I just wish my photos could do it all justice. I take lot's of photos while I'm out and about, but since I don't carry my Canon around anymore, I have to rely on my older I-Phone, and that often times means a photo of a fabulous vignette turns out crummy. So I gathered a few ho-hum pics together in one post, and I'll just point out what caught my eye.
Spring Creek Tea Room in Ozark, Missouri is legendary for their wonderful chicken salad sandwiches, savory soups, and amazing homemade Poppy Seed Dressing, oh...and I don't want to forget their Snickers Bar Cake! I'll go there any time I get the chance. Another great thing besides the food and shopping, is the amazing talent of the owners, and their family. The decor and accessories change seasonally, and of course Fall is one of my fave times to go and check out what's going on.
Please disregard all the happy lunch crowd and take a look at that wonderful Chalk Board Paint wall. There's a tree drawn in chalk with vintage frames and cutout paper leaves. And the mirrored shelf, the pottery, pumpkins and architectural pieces...more from the opposite wall in the reflection of the mirror, too. I just wanted to share that with you. a.maz.ing... this needs to be in a magazine.
These next two are from a shop also in Ozark, Harrison House Market. I'm a fan of being wowed when you first walk in the door and they never disappoint. There's a large "gazebo/porch" center stage, that's always decked for whatever season it might be. Take note of the big bucket with dried hydrangeas.
I took this shot and noticed later the great vintage toy truck filled with gourds. so cute. Are you a devotee of the 70's? this macrame monstrosity is just for you.
Back to Springfield now and a trip to Commercial Street. It's north of the square where the restored storefronts are now housing fun shops, antiques, restaurants, coffee shops and vintage fare of all kinds.
Robin's Vintage Suitcase and Tea Room have recently relocated to this wonderful old venue; filled with all the many wonderful goods that made her west side location a destination shop.
Tea Room and Bakery
This is a wonderful centerpiece; large antique dough bowl filled with Fall Faux flowers and pumpkins with a taxidermy Canadian Goose on top. It's huge. sorry the pic is crummy.
Be sure and take time to visit the upstairs gallery,
filled with antiques and assorted objects de art.
This is the opposite side of the table and centerpiece.
Last but certainly not least is Aesthetics Home. Totally different, with "rooms" of great furniture and some fabulous decor ideas. Debbie Walker is the owner and talent behind this refreshing store, filled with custom pieces, antiques, and timeworn classic Vintage.
Loved this great galvanized container with a Fall floral with Pumpkins.
Also the lamp made from an old wine jug.
These lamps and ruffled lampshades are super glam, reminds me of racy lingerie.
And just so you won't think I'm fibbing about our camping trips,
here are a few pics from South Eastern Missouri, Alley Spring and Mill.
we found a few of these guys...kinda fuzzy.
Cute poster for the weekend Fall Festivities
These are all unedited from my hubby's Blackberry.
I can't even compare my phone camera to his!
Hope you're having a great weekend,
joining in on these parties:
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Show and Share at Coastal Charm
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style