Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Planted Earth Shop~ Orem, Utah

We found this delightfully unexpected inspiration along the road on our travels around the Southwest. Definitely off the beaten track. We obtained the local antiques advertising publication, took our chances, and struck gold!

Planted Earth has everything I love in a vintage shop under one roof. Garden antiques greet you on the front porch, with beautiful plantings flowering in the door yard beyond.

Here are a few samples of the garden wares. . . .

I came this close to hauling this gorgeous mailbox home.

More delights when you enter the pretty front door. . . .

My very first impression was of all the fabulous vintage lighting hanging all over the place.

Lovely shell boxes.

Cut glass lamps.

A bit of silver and ironstone.

This one came home with me. I wonder if I would have been able to resist it some other time of year?

Baskets galore!

Sweet vintage linen. . . .

Chippy white cupboards and shelves. . . .

Darling baby things. . . .

Check out this fabulous vintage lamp shade! (This is actually a hanging fixture.)

Gorgeous antique lace. . . .

and satin. . . .

Lots of glamour. . . .

And tons of bling!!!

So much fun! I practically floated out the door! 
I hope you're finding inspiration somewhere too. . . .

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hasta la vista!


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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Monument Valley For A Change of Scene

We left town at two p.m. and arrived by sunset (or moonrise, depending on how you look at it.) I had no idea that Monument Valley, Arizona was less than a days drive away from Albuquerque.

Might as well be on the other side of the moon it is so otherworldly. I haven't heard so many different accents since the last time I visited Disneyland. Seems this national park has more international visitors than U. S. patrons. 

But all superlatives are as useless as a cell phone in this landscape no matter what language you speak.

This famous hotel is called simply "The View" in some grand understatement. 

The hotel appropriately blends into the scenery itself.

Look familiar? Many films have been shot here. For now we're leaving that all behind. . . . 

Happy trails . . . .
I miss visiting with you!
Be back soon.