Have you been to Atchison Kansas? Not only is Atchison the birthplace of Amelia Earhart, it is also where Mary Carol Garrity resides. On Saturday, my MIL and I got up super early, jumped in the car and drove three and a half hours to Mary Carol's Home Tour and Fall Open House. Was it worth it? In a word: Yes! She lives in a lovely Greek Revival home nestle in a neighborhood not very far from her stores. Get ready for some inspiration! This is the entrance:
I really liked the metal orbs on the urns
The tour only included the down stairs, but that is ok, there was plenty of beauty to absorb on the first floor. This is the sitting room. Plenty of places to sit, talk and relax....you know, if I lived there.
This table and plant acted as a divider for the two conversation areas in this long narrow room.
Sideboard behind one of the sofas
In the next seating group, this large painting commanded your attention above the sofa. And on the sofa, love the Greek key pillows
The ottoman that I can only assume is covered in an antique rug, probably turkish, really added a lot of character to the area.
The fireplace at the end of the room. Another fantastic painting.
The whole room. Gorg.
The next room you enter is the dining room. The walls are painted a deep navy, but because of the wainscoting, it's not too dark at all.
This vignette on a marble top sideboard was simple and beautiful, and of course with this large floral which I couldn't help but love.
Another buffet in the back of the room, in this picture, you can really appreciate the color of the wall, along with another beautiful vignette.
In the breakfast room, beautiful built-ins full of silver, dishware and glassware
Into the kitchen, which was not very large at all, but functional all the same.
Outside in the back yard, a tablescape with a large urn and floral
Side view of the portico
Mary Carol was nice enough to stand with me for a photo...which of course is now my Facebook profile picture. :) Please! Don't judge how bad I look! I've never been photogenic.
Well, I was certainly inspired, how about you? We shopped for the rest of the day at Nell Hill's and Garrity's so plan to get even more inspiration! I'll be showing you those pictures soon!
P.S. The winner of the candle from Goose Creek Candle Co. is:
Cassandra! Email me!
Cassandra! Email me!