Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Side Trip to the Country

My mom and I drove out to the country in south Johnson County, Kansas to find a place called Eclectics recently and discovered a beautiful vintage farm home and several unique outbuildings sitting on a few acres that were filled with a beautiful collection of unique architectural elements, and some of the most unusual antiques!  We could not believe the selection of goodies all in one place...

The shed, the barn, a guesthouse, the stables and a chicken coop were filled with all kinds of treasures... 

The grounds were absolutely breathtaking when you first pulled into the driveway of the property.  It took Mom and I awhile to take it all in...the flower gardens, the pergola, the curving brick pathways, the unique garden art, the entire layout of the property...before we even set foot into the outbuildings where the inventory of antique and architectural treasures were hidden that we could purchase...

I love the color of this gate into the old stables!  The owner's cat enjoyed showing us around the property.  Needless to say, Mom and I walked away with a few of the found treasures that we now can call our own!


  1. I've dreamed of owning a place like this. So beautiful. Wish I had been with you, but my pocket book would have been in trouble!!!! Thanx for sharing.

  2. Hi Laurie! I took one of your paper bird classes -- loved it! I'm up in Liberty with the pilot hubby and our daughter from China! I hope to make it down to your open house this weekend - your place looks adorable! How fun it must be having your mom around to play with everyday now! Tell me more specifics about the place posted above in southern JC ... I'd love to make the road trip, so where exactly is it located? Great pics! Hope to see you soon!
    Pam Newton

  3. Hey there Pam! Of course, I remember you! I think of you and I have not made it to Liberty...has your friend opened The Bee's Knee's yet? This wonderful place is called Eclectic's...I will email you the exact location.