Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Neither rain, nor wind, nor hurricane will keep me from my shopping. Cat Daddy and I made a trip to Keller on Saturday. We loaded up Cat Doggie(our silver schnauzer), dropped him at my daughter's, who proceeded to jump in the truck with us and headed to Keller to visit with Amy of The Funky Monkey fame. This is a fun shop that combines new with old. It's a great mix with something for everybody or at least everybody I know. Her link is under my favorites for store details.
Amy is a darling charmer whose shop matches her personality. She's fun and quirky-it's fun and quirky. She is outgoing and the merchandise is outgoing-the door that is.
She believes in the utmost of discretion, so feel free to tell her all your secrets. She'll keep them all well hidden.
At this point, I think C.D. had taken the camera away from me and managed to capture my best side. Look at the amount of inventory she has. She moved into this location last October and I swear, between merchandise and shoppers, I think I saw the walls bulging out.
This was the pot at the end of the rainbow or maybe pot luck or pot calling kettle black or well, you know.
Amy hunts and gathers in color. Buy anything from this display and it's bound to bring out the huntress in you or maybe the cougar. Think Jungle Red! Grrr!
Sister Woman went crazy for this pendant. I'll probably have to go back and get it for her birthday. SSSH! Don't tell her. As you can see, the shop is well endowed indeed.
OK, everybody step away from the chandelier. This was one of my faves. Touch it and you die. When I go back to get the necklace, I may just have to pick this up as a Happy Birthday to me.
Now that's what I call a tattoo! On me it would read-H--o--l--l--y--w--o--o--d. I got a lot of skin to cover. In fact, it might say "H--to be continued on back".
This is a closeup of a really cute cupboard she had. All the merchandise is for sale, new and old.
This one is going to send everyone digging into their linen closets for tablecloths. What a cute idea.
Love, love, love this chair. The price was fantastic as well. Amy's prices are all really fantastic.
Now who is that hunka, hunka burning love peeking at me with his hands in his pockets protecting his money. Just to let you know, it didn't work-I had the checkbook.
Again, another great display mixing old with new. She uses every inch of space she has. You go, girl!
Candles, sprays, jewelry, handbags, something for everyone and every taste. Of course, there are those whose taste is all in their mouths.
I'm not kidding. The displays and the merchandise will have you swinging from the trees.
Handbags as far as the eye can see. And oh, btw, you'll be needing this little wheelbarrow to cart it all out with.
Now this shot I like to call my homage to the 2 Chippy's. Crackhead baby parts and martini glasses-could a girl ask for more. Well more is what I'm gonna give you.
I'm going to share with you my secret of looking and feeling gorgeous all the time. Don't diet-ACCESSORIZE!
Rin Tin Tin would have been proud. This is the perfect doggie. Sits, never needs to go outside, and guards the door. Now if I could get C.D. to behave half as well. Just kidding, darlin'.
This is just a pretty picture and demonstrates Amy's use of juxtaposition. Serene next to exhilarating.
Well girls-bottom up! I couldn't resist that pun. It was just too easy.
You just cannot imagine the choices to be made. It was maddening, maddening I tell you.
I have a real thing for old aquariums and stands, so I couldn't resist this shot. I dig the bottles with the pretty tops and the mercury glass. Check out the goldfish bowl.
Again, every inch of space is used. Nothing is left unadorned in Amy's hands. Her clothing is too die for, but I gotta say in my case-one size does not fit all.
Do I really need to say anything here? This shot just says it all. Girls rule.
This was my favorite vignette. The old umbrella is fantabulous and all the black was high drama. I stood in this one spot forever. It was hard to get shots without shoppers in them. The store was full-I mean standing room only. I wonder if I should of called ahead for reservations. It was that crowded.
Amy layers and layers it on. I almost(I said almost) hated to buy anything for fear of ruining a display, but I got over that quick. My only problem was deciding what to buy.
I dedicate this last shot to TheOtherTheresa. I thought about a recent post she did when I saw Amy's front window. I'll close this post by saying that this gives a whole new meaning to Flower Power.


Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Wow! Thank you for this heads up! I've heard stories, but the pics are even more enticing. ~Mindy

Taddie Tales said...

OMG - you are hill ar ious!!!!! That last shot was beautiful!

(big sigh) I wish we had cool places like this where I live - that or I could muster up the guts to open my own shop. Thank you SO much for sharing the shots of all the fab u things - makes me at least feel like I was there.


LuluRedstar/Lauri Evans said...

Can't stop laughing...I love this woman...all those mannequins and stuff. Last picture says it all...
ox lulu

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

OMG Deb, I have so been wanting to check out this shop ever since I saw her featured on Urban Prairie. Will just have to make a road trip, after Warrenton that is!!

patti said...

Hi Deb...thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Love your photos and commentary! Way too cool shop! Love it!!

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Joanna {sweet finds} said...

This store looks amazing. I need to put it on my to-do list & head over there. Thanks for sharing. xoxo, Joanna