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photo Gridley Graves for Country Living

Trip to Tot's

Each time Rebecca gets into her SUV...
 I truly believe that Willie Nelson is crooning out "On the road again" somewhere in the background.

I am normally NOT part of her road trip crew but when she suggested we go to Kentucky to see our dear friend Theresa and her new store...I even volunteered to drive!

Theresa aka TOT lives about 3 and half hours from my home and so we headed south and like Thelma and Louise...of course there was a bit of road drama!
But Oh baby we had fun!
Theresa and her husband Craig just opened a brand new brick and mortar store in the cutest little town ever!
The little 2 block section of town is literally lined with shops!

But Theresa's  shop took my breathe away!

Isn't this adorable?

Here we all are...did ya notice I chopped my hair off? And look at Theresa!! I am loving her gorgeous long hair!

Once inside...I barely took pictures because I was so engrossed with every little detail! I am so into display...It was like being a kid in a candy store!

Serious Eye Candy!

Everywhere you looked amazing treasures!

Fabulous textures and her color palette...knocked my socks off!

Always the salesperson Rebecca was trying to sell me this alabaster lamp base...I loved it but have been afraid to buy anything small until we are a bit closer on the house! ( I have plastic bins full of things I haven't even seen in years!)

Besides...this will give me an excuse to go back! :)

After our shopping and sight seeing... we met up with one of Theresa's daughter's and her children for dinner at their favorite Mexican food restaurant.
All I can say is "Oh baby"
It was fabulous!
But not as fabulous as Theresa and Craig's home!!!
As most of you know who follow her blog...Theresa has been busy making some serious changes to their home and I couldn't wait to see them for my self!

This is where Theresa shines! She is a master at display!

I am so in love with her new color palette...It had me thinking...

Day dreaming...

Wondering if I should darken the walls in my own living room!

Rebecca caught me in Lala land! HAH!

Isn't this fabulous?

Every single thing spoke to me!

If you ever get a chance... ask Theresa about this head's mind blowing!

Her television is even white! Oh my goodness this is so cool!

Rebecca and I were trying to figure out how we could get a few things stuffed into my little car :)
I so love these old windows!
(Rebecca had her eyes on some chairs in Tot's bedroom!)
Rebecca did her first post on our trip and will do a second soon so go by and see what I was too busy gawking to take pictures of!

We had a wonderful time and are so grateful to Theresa and Craig for allowing us to be their house guests!

If you ever get a chance to visit Kentucky...ya'll really need to stop by and see this adorable little store! It's so worth the visit!

Time Worn Interiors 
211 East Main St. 
Glendale, KY 


  1. Great photos, Donna, I would have gone nuts in there!! You mean you didn't strap those fab windows on top of your car? I might have tried! xoxo

  2. Donna, I am a Kentuckian born and raised there. My daughter still lives in Lexington. What town is your friends shop located?

  3. Oh,wow! I live south of you so would be that much closer. Will have to check this out for sure!

  4. Donna, your road trip sounds like a great time. I would love to meet Theresa and visit her lovely shop. Thank you for sharing the photos of all the wonderful things and you girls all are beautiful! Great photo of the three of you. hugs, sandi

  5. Looks like a fun trip Donna!! Love Tots store!!
    You look cute in your new haircut...wish I was brave enough to do that. :)

  6. That looks like a road trip I would have enjoyed! What a beautiful shop!! Of course I noticed you cut your hair!! It looks so chic! Isn't it nice when you are in the shower how quickly you can wash it when you cut it, and then style it? I am thinking of a hair cut too...glad to see you posted! Can't wait to see the progress on your projects.

  7. oh baby... you are in trouble with those goofy pictures you posted. Ha, you know what they say about payback.
    We did have fun, didn't we. Let's see, hmmm where next? I think Texas has to be in there.

  8. How fun to have a girlfriend road trip. Theresa's store is breathtaking and if I were closer to Kentucky I would definitely be going there. Her home is also lovely and very architectural with the pediments and window frames on the walls. You girls are a force of decor drama of the very best kind! Thank you for sharing these photos...

  9. Now Thelma and Louise sums you two up perfectly!
    Oh I loved TOT's home before her reno, but this is so beautiful ~sigh~

  10. Hi. Looks like a very fun trip! I just checked out Rebecca's blog and she showed us some lovely photos of your house too:) I was wondering if you could share with me how you got the corners of your zinc topped island to look so wonderful?! I have a countertop I want to cover with zinc and my husband wants to know how to finish the corners. Since yours looks so great and I am not finding any info online to help me out I thought maybe you could give me some tips.

  11. OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS! Those huge window frames, and the urns on the mantel, and that old chair, and the vignettes... are beyond wonderful. Plus, you look pretty darn cute, with your haircut sitting in that one photo...


  12. certainly opened Pandora's box! I was hopping all over the place! First your fabulous post, then Rebecca's, then on to Tot's.

    Tot's store! Where does she find all of the amazing pieces of architecture? UNBELIEVABLE!
    ...and the elephant on the globe!

    Your place is looking amazing! Rebecca had some lovely photos of your "to die for" zinc and old front porch island! I can't wait to see more!

    I took our tree down today. It was still fresh! Everything is down and packed with the exception of the dining room. I'll finish tomorrow.

    I'm feeling the need for a D'Reyne candle. (hint...hint...LOL) You know that I will be raiding your Etsy shop once it's open again!

    Happy New, Year...dear Donna!
    I am so glad that you are back!

  13. I just want to move into that store!!!! Everything is so Beautiful!!!! Those windows are to die for !!

  14. Sounds like such a fun trip. Wish you girls all lived closer to me:-) I'd have died to see inside Tot's house with my own two eyes. I've been in love with her styl ever since she was featured in Country Living. Her shop looks amazing as well.

    I saw some of your home photos from Rebecca's post and everything is coming along fabulously!!! CAn't wait to see more.


  15. Love this post...and aren't girls road trips the best!! What a fabulous store, she has such a great it all. I wish her much success, she clearly has the formula down, lucky townspeople!!

  16. Oh que j'aime cette boutique : c'est tout ce que j'adore et Paris est à l'honneur sur les coussins , alors....

  17. How cute and fun! That's my dream... opening a shop. Her's is adorable. Sounds like ya'll had a blast. Nothing like a gals roadtrip and shopping. Have a great day.

  18. what a great road trip, and that shop looks wonderful, and really love your hair..too cute....


  19. There is nothing more fun than having the girls together to explore and play. The store is a perfect mix of not over done.

    I agree with you about the charcoal walls and creamy white trim - it is on my 'next up' list.

  20. that is a sweet shop . I know where Paducah kentucky is and go there so will look up Glendale

    I love road trips with girlfriends

  21. OMGoodness Donna! Why didn't someone tell me I had a double chin! I'm going on a diet!! Hahahahahaha!

    Your pictures turned out so good!

    I seen you house over on Rebecca blog!

    I wanna tell you, you are welcome at my house anytime! I had such great fun! I love both of you! My candle smells so gooooood!


  22. Donna- I feel like I was actually there with you-walking right by your side.

    I love TOT's blog and I am so tickled she was able to open a REAL shop. What fun that you could visit it.

    Now...tell me...were YOU Thelma or Louise?;>) xo Diana

  23. Seriously I'd need a U-Haul... a very large one at that... to haul away all of the fabulousness I'd want to possess from that Shop! And the Home is beyond-amazing!!! Seeing everyone's Road Trips for the start of a New Year is making the Open Road beccon to me... is that Willie I hear crooning in my ears??? *Winks*

    Blessings and a Happy New Year from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  24. Girl...I'm doing my darndest here to be nice...but it's a stretch. Why you ask? 'Cause...a. you all look gorgeous. b. I'd love to see Tot's new shop. c. I'm not there. d. I'd love to see Tot's home. e. Did I mention I'm not there?
    Seriously, it's all gorgeous and I adore the photo of you daydreaming.

  25. Wow...that looked like a great time - Tot's shop is awesome. Now I'm worried though that with the new shop she won't be showing at Brimfield.... :(

  26. I truly wish that I could go there. Everything is so gorgeous!!! Serious eye candy and I'll be dreaming of it all.


  27. I loved reading your post and LOVED all the eye candy! I'm sitting here hoping and wishing some of that talent would rub off on me. Thank you so much for sharing!

  28. I want to pin every picture here! Love this blog!! I'm following...


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