Thursday, July 16, 2009

Provence on the Prairie

I bet you thought I was making up cool names for Kansas....THIS IS FOR REAL MAN!!!! Just when I think things can't get any better around here I lucked upon this store. Dan-the-Man and I were taking a leisurely country drive one day, and there was a detour that lead us directly on the street when we were heading back to civilization and I SAW THIS SIGN!!!!! My heart skipped a beat, I made him pull an illegal u-turn (law enforcement folks, pretend you didn't read that last statement) and I bolted out of the car up to the store front with raccoon eyes peering in.
First thing I noticed were my most favoritist candles in the whole wide world "Nouvelle" and immediately I knew I would be back to shop. (have you ever smelled Nouvelle's scent Tuscany Currant?.....heaven, simply heaven)
There was this adorable french table and chairs... perfect for have your French pressed coffee at on a dewy morning while watching the morning glories bloom. It doesn't know it yet, but it's coming home with me soon.
C'mon now.....how cute it that! Notice the little fleur-de-lis in cornflower blue? Melt.....heavy sigh.

Notice the cute little Provencal print cushion? Perfect spot for kitten to curl up and have a nap on! The shop owner had so many wrought-iron treasure in the front yard. I wanted them all!

The shop owner bought this little home and with the help of her handy -can -do custom -carpentry -on -the -side- contractor of a husband, put up bead board, built custom cabinets and all sorts to cute little finishing touches inside. Now I wasn't my usual obnoxious self, taking pictures of all the treasures inside like I should have...but the owner reassured me she is working on a WEBSITE, and you will all be the benefactors of me sharing that information....Let's just say the store is trouble with a capital "T"...dishes, lavender, clocks, furniture (custom made), candles, food treats, and all sorts of lovelies for the home.
Kansas Rocks Man!!!!!
You can come out and visit this gem of a store at: 141 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 Phone (913)441-6491.

7 comments:

Domestic Designer said...

I guess it is a good thing I don't live in Kansas. I am pretty sure I could do some damage to my finances in that store.

Martha said...

So, where is this little treasure? It can't be that far away -- looks like a shop with treasures that would fit into Linderhof. Are you gonna share?

Martha said...

Thought you were going to write about the Kansas lavender farms -- they're out by Topeka, I believe.

Cathy said...

I would be in BIG trouble here, and I mean capital B-I-G. Love little shops like this and all the unexpected treasures they hold. Have fun when you return.

Jeanneoli said...

That is SERIOUSLY the cutest shop name EVER!!!!

Martha said...

Ah, I see a trip to Bonner may be in my future . . .

Angie said...

I like the name of the shop, and the sign. Thanks for sharing.