Sunday, June 24, 2012

Great road trip.....

Linda, Judy, Jean and I just got back from a road trip to Iowa.  We came home thoroughly and completely exhausted but with lots of treasures.  It was cool most mornings but by noon it was hot, hot, hot.  We stayed the 3 nights in Bonaparte because we love the Bonaparte Inn but probably next time, we'll stay closer to where we like to shop.  First and foremost, we love Simply Iowa, Barb Conner's shop and known by most as the rabbit hole.  This is her blog and I've loved following her for years.  She's just an amazing talent and after you see the following pictures, I'm sure you'll agree.

Barb, watering some of her many plants.  Behind her is her truck that she drives all over finding great "stuff" and delivering what she sells.  She works harder then any person I know.  Some days I just have to take a nap from reading her blog.


Now we're going to enter the Rabbit Hole.....


This is what she's done over the entryway door.....





Sorry this one is so fuzzy because it's the most amazing mirror you've ever seen.  Sorry....it's already sold.





We bought several things from her but my very favorite is a painted early, early chest that I have wanted since first visiting her shop (several years ago).  Every time I go I tell Barb how much I love it.  It's like it's waited for me.  Well, this time she gave me a deal I couldn't refuse and we had enough room so it came home with me.  Didn't have the energy to get a picture this morning but will post it one day soon.  So happy!

We actually got to set down with Barb and visit for awhile.  She's one of those that I would never have known if it weren't for blogging.  So grateful for the opportunity.  Thanks for a great visit, Barb.  Now it's your turn to come visit us.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

So glad that you are back home! I can just imagine you four girls in The Rabbit Hole. Happy that you found some treasures!

simplyiowa said...

Jan...it was Lovely...seeing You Girls! {the picture of me...NOT SO MUCH!!! }
I hope...to get down your way...this Fall... I know...Leola's...must be Amazing... and Soulful... Just as you Girls...are...
Love..to Ya!
Barb C.

Danavee said...

Can't wait to see your new piece! This kinda trip is right up my alley!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

such an amazing place, looks like an old greenhouse? Glad you guys had such a great trip!!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

That does look like a great place to visit. How wonderful that you were able to meet her all because of blogging. Have a great week. Tammy