Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Shopping In Mayberry

Who's going to start collecting metal toy telephones now?

I would put one of these parasols in a gigantic tropical drink.

How clever to hang old dresser drawers for shelving and display!

Chenille bedspreads galore!

Princess and the Pea

You can imagine that I started feeling a little faint in this very spot!!!

So that's what I should do with my stained vintage tablecloths.

Richmond, IL is our little Mayberry

I piled the kids in the car and headed to the little town of Richmond, Illinois this weekend. There are loads of antique and junk shops in this old fashioned town that sits on the border of Wisconsin. One of my favorite shops is Embellish on Broadway. They don't have a web site yet, so you will have to visit their charming shop in person. My head was spinning with all of the inspiration I was getting from this creative spot. I love the curvy dresser drawers painted with stripes and hung on the wall, and clearly I have no choice but to collect little toy phones now!

5603 Broadway St.
Richmond, IL 60071

I will return tomorrow with pictures from one of the most amazing shops I have ever been to!


Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

You said it was cute. it sure is!

Attic Rat said...

You find the coolest items!


Jennifer Conway said...

I can see why that's one of your favourite stores - it's just SO you!! I guess we'll soon be seeing little metal telephones in your home! Wish I lived a smidgeon closer - I'd love to visit that store!

elma said...

Love those stores!! The drawers are so cool as is the toy phones. O.K. you need to buy all these cute things and sell them on your blog for us poor souls who don't live by any neat stores:) Have a great night. Thanks for sharing:)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Ooh! It looks like heaven!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

This is good to know:)
That is a cool way to display old drawers!

Kelly said...

Oh fun... I love little towns like this!
Have a good Wednesday!

Cha Cha said...

Oh my GAWD! Such inspiration! Thank you for sharing ... I'm going to have to revisit this post again - I don't know that I can take it all in at once!

kana said...


Thanks for sharing this cute shop with us! I love the old toy phones and wondering if you bought one? Love the drawers!!

Ronnie said...

This woman has visited your head.
Thanks for sharing!!!! I've never seen such crazy stuff stuck to a wall in a good way!

Lani Robertson said...

WOW...i have never wanted to load up the car and take a road trip as bad as i want to now. i would LOVE to visit that shop...amazing!