Homes + Gardens + Beekmen

(Is Beekmen the plural for Beekman Boys?)

Johnson County Home & Garden Show
Overland Park, Kansas Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd.
January 22-24, 2016

It’s January. It’s cold. It’s Kansas City. There’s no football that matters left. So it’s the perfect time to spend a day indoors at the beautiful Overland Park Convention Center, filled with home and garden vendors, design inspiration, and lots of free pens and candy.

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MORE West Bottoms!

West Bottoms Antique District
Kansas City, Missouri

I came away junk-drunk from my first First Friday in the West Bottoms, and Day Two was equally intoxicating. The vendors there are creative, clever, and passionate. It’s a big party where you get to buy really cool old stuff. If you like architecture, history, antiques, or food trucks…you’ll like the West Bottoms — it’s just plain fun! My Day Two finds…

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I’m junk-drunk!

First Friday/Saturday of each month
West Bottoms antique district
Kansas City, Missouri
Lots of free parking, plus closer VIP parking for $10

All the funky junk in the West Bottoms antique district has me light-headed, and dreaming of moving to a new house just to decorate it! On the first Friday/Saturday of each month, this historic Kansas City warehouse district wakes up and comes alive, and shoppers flock to the area from states all across the Midwest. The hundreds (not kidding) of vendors are decorated for the holidays this month, so you can visit to gawk (at the amazing old buildings), shop, or find inspiration (which abounds). If you ever wonder where the creative folks in KC go for fun…this is it. This unique area is one-of-a-kind — historic buildings filled with history for sale (at really good prices!).

The shops are all open on First Friday Weekends, but some of them are open every weekend, and some of them have special holiday sale dates.

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