I’m loving this antique toothbrush holder that I upcycled to a soap dish. I was going to hang it on the wall, but the holes are way too small for today’s toothbrushes. So I put felt on the bottom to protect the marble countertop and it’s a soap dish! Bought it at an antiques barn for $6.
I love this beautiful vignette from Prize Antiques in Bottoms Up (first weekends, West Bottoms, Kansas City, Missouri). It makes me want to pack my suitcase and hit the road! Hmmm…who’s up for a road trip???
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…
I love this sad little guy! I’m not sure he knows what he’s waiting for, but he seems to still have hope. And his hair is stylin’!
When art inspires stories, that’s when you take it home. There’s nothing more inspiring to me than original folkart. I found this wonderful assemblage art piece by former Hallmark artist Chari Peak Roberts at Prize Antiques in the Bottoms Up Antique Market. West Bottoms in Kansas City, Missouri. That’s a working seed spreader on his belly!
Now that he lives in my home, I’ve renamed him Lefty McBrush-Head.
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.
I HAVE THE EXACT SAME TO-DO LIST THIS WEEK!!!