Last night my favorite boutique opened its doors after hours for a Holiday Open House. I couldn’t wait to stop in to see what brilliance owners Todd Smith and Charlie Groppetti had on display. I was not disappointed! I snapped a few (OK, a few hundred) photos to drool over and inspire.
You know I’m also a sucker for whimsy – like being greeted by a pair of rusted horse heads dressed for the season as you walk into the store. Did I mention this store is actually in a historic home on the main drag in North Little Rock? That adds to the charm of the store and helps you visualize the wares in your own home.
This is the view as you turn to the right. I’m going to do a follow-up post to showcase the trees and wreaths throughout the store. I could stand in one spot, look for an hour and still not see all the fun ideas in one area. For example, how cute is that ladder hanging in the window in the far back?
And this is the view to the left. There are lot of things going on in this store, but the vignettes still give the feeling of simple, rustic charm. Your eye never rests but there is an ease to being in the store.
You have to be vigilant because you never know what treasure you may miss. If you are in the market for a one-of-a-kind gift, this is the place to shop. Be sure to inspect every nook and cranny or you might miss the sweet journals, wood disks…
Soaps, candles, a large spool of jute twine, a sweet little iron bird and so much more! I almost forgot why I snapped this picture – isn’t that hanging light shade divine? It’s perfect to bring a touch of old country whimsy to any breakfast nook.
I’ll hush now and let you browse around a bit more on the bottom floor…
Isn’t it all so lovely? I’ll be back on Monday with part deux featuring all the trees and wreaths throughout the store. I hope this post has inspired you as you begin to decorate for Christmas.
If you are in Central Arkansas, be sure to stop into Park Hill Home to experience the magic for yourself. Please let them know Southern Fried Gal sent you so I can continue to snap pictures and share on this blog!
What is your favorite piece of eye candy in these photos?
~Southern Fried Gal
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