Thursday, July 22, 2010

Horton's of Tipton


Today I'd like to share with you some of the photos I took of Horton's, when I was in Tipton, Indiana a few weeks ago.  I went there to photograph the French Flea Market event they were sponsoring , but was so pleasantly surprised to find this amazing store as well!!!  Horton's is a small town hardware store where you can buy paint and tools and all of the usual hardware stuff, but the delight of it is, that they also have a candy counter in the middle of the store where they make the most delicious homemade fudge every day as well...




...they also have a beautiful greenhouse on the back of the store...



...and then part of the store is sectioned off using old doors and clever creativity to allow for the most incredible home decor store...

I was blown away by all of the unique and gorgeous displays Donna had put together throughout the store...

This bed was my favorite {although it was hard to pick a favorite}...



She used an old mantle as the headboard and tree branches as the posts around the bed...so cool...and then hung all sorts of fun things from the branches, making the look totally breathtaking!  The pictures don't do it justice, but I had to show them to you anyway...




















I just thought the whole store was brilliant!  You can go there with your husband and both of you can shop for what you want!! :) :)

If you live anywhere near Tipton, Indiana, I highly suggest you go and check out this wonderful store for yourself!  Their supply of vintage doors and windows alone make it worth the trip!


Have a great weekend!!!


Tracey

91 comments:

cityfarmer said...

I want to DIVE right into that bed



so fun having you for lunch on Tuesday!

Kelly Ballard said...

Hi Tracey,
What a fabulous shop! Those displays are just breathtaking. Thanks or taking us along.

Kelly
Second Hand Chicks

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

I love that the store has such a mixture of items - tools, flowers, fudge (yum) and that home store looks like such a creative space. Looks like a dream!

FILIGREE MOON said...

What a treat! Thank you for sharing this lovely store...your photos are fabulous. ~ Angela

1 Funky Woman said...

Wow so many wonderful things! I love the branches used as bed posts, how creative! So, what goodies did you walk away with?

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Oh my! I would be in that store all the time if I lived anywhere near Indiana! Donna surely is a talented and creative lady! Thanks for taking us along on your trip! Great photos!
:)

Georgia Gibbons said...

beautiful photos...if it wasn't for your article in Somerset Life, I wouldn't know about the event or any of this. It looks like an awesome place to visit...thanks again.

Gaia said...

LOVE that bed! Decorating and fudge? Sounds like heaven!

mary beth said...

oh my goodness gracious! I want to jump in the car and go right now to this wonderful place! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures with the rest of us....delicious!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What a wonderful place to shop and spend the day!!! I could not have picked any area of the store that I liked the most. Each one had so many things that intriqued me. I could just pack up and move in. Thanks for sharing with us thru your camera lens. You did a wonderful job.

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, girleyfriend! I would be in heavenly ecstasy in that shop! squeak and squeal! It looks and sounds like one of those places that is worth diamonds! Thank you for sharing!

Love, katy Noelle

Robin said...

Absolutely beautiful !!! thanks for sharing!

paige said...

wow!!!!
i love the details on the bed too!!
gorgeous...now back to look again
xo

Country Dreaming said...

Wow! A one stop shop.
Interesting and cool cocept. Nifty things they have there.
Love the "welcome platter(s).
Fun, fun, fun.

Melinda

sweetpea said...

what a great store and isn't donna just uber talented? that old sink is beyond fabulous! thanks for the tour.

hugs,

shelley

Dyche Designs said...

Wow, what an amazing store. Love all the displays, they're gorgeous.

manon 21 said...

Merci pour l'inspiration Tracey.

Bonne journée

Manon

Jennifer Rizzo said...

You and me sissy, we are so going next year...

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

It all looks gorgeous! why can't they do something like that near me?! (boo hoo! :) ) And I left a little love for you on today's post, if you have a chance to peek over.

Annie Louise said...

What a great store, wish I lived in Tipton, Indiana. Thanks for sharing the wonderful, inspirational pictures. Have a great day!
Jeanette

Vintage Junky said...

oh my! I love it all ... that sink! and that mantle headboard... I was just thinking about how to fake that weathered grey wood look! SO great!!

Gracie's Cottage said...

That's beautiful! I think less small town stores would go out of business if they displayed the creativity of these folks.

Jan

the wild raspberry said...

that is definitely the prettiest hardware store i've ever seen in my whole entire life.
if only home depot could look like this. :p

chas

BB said...

That place is amazing and full of inspiration! I've never been to Indiana, but this shop makes me want to plan a trip!
Brenda

Lorrie said...

What a perfect set up - something for him and something for her. I'd love to visit this place. The tree branches are gorgeous.

Morning T said...

A slice of heaven! Great pics too.
Hugs~
T

Mary Ann said...

this is my kinda place to visit. thanks for sharing! verbena cottage

seabold vintage market said...

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful Blog!!! I love your posting style - extremely inspirational!! . . . liz

cardinalkay said...

I not only wish to visit this store, but -- as a former retailer, myself -- I long to open one of a similar nature! I'm presently attempting to print this post and send to my gal pal, in hopes that she might gas up the car and head over there with me! TY for the post!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Tracey, that is a most amazing and incredible store. What a brilliant idea. A store where a husband and wife can be equally happy browsing and shopping!

Building a House and Home said...

I love the small suprises you find along the road. This store is such a fabulous treat. It just proves you never know what you're going to find!

Amy said...

This is why I long for my shop to be in the midwest! Something so simple turned into something so extraordinary!
WOW, it is just beautiful what a talented mind to come up with such great designs!
Thanks for sharing
Amy

Urban Farmgirl said...

Oooh...a new roadtrip spot for me! Thanks for sharing!

Did you see my White Flower Farmhouse giveaway?? Pop over and get your name in! ;o)

~mary~

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi Tracey... What a wonderful walk through this store... I saw several wonderful things that roused my fancy....I am so trying to be good however I do miss some treats now and then but just much more selective.... I am hoping for next weeks forecast to have cooler temps in it.... It has been a very hot summer so far.... Always so look forward to your posts....

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, now that is one awesome hardware store! I'd never want to leave! Thanks for sharing those great photographs of everything I really like!

Nancy

Simply Me Art said...

Pure Yummy Eye Candy! Love each photo more than the other...Have a Great Weekend, XO Jamie

La said...

Wow! That welcome sign is wonderful. I am so taken with the use of the window frames inside. I am definitely incorporating that in my home somehow.

I may have to take a day trip to Tipton.

Tattered Goods said...

Everything is so YUMMY! love it all. Have a lovely rest of your week Donna!

Smiles and Blessings,
Sheila

Anne Marie said...

great picts - and wonderful inspiration for the october sale -

thank you for sharing Tracey - you did more than awesome job for them -

Villa König said...

What a wonderful place!!! Your photos are so adorable like always! Hugs Yvonne

Jeni said...

What a beautiful store. Thanks for sharing it. If I'm ever in Indiana I will stop by.

p.s. Your photos are amazing!

It's me said...

Wowwwww....i saw it today also by Donna...........but i thought it was a flemarket but is it a shop???......happy sunny weekend..............hugs and love Ria...

Lolo said...

I wish I lived even a state closer!!! That old sink has me weak in the knees....Im actually contemplating hopping in the car and heading to Indiana right now! Thanks for the lovely photos. What an amazing store :D

Tierlantijn said...

The photo with the couch and the black / white awning ... what a wonderful atmosphere!

Jeannine said...

I haven't decided if I want to move in and live IN your blog or IN the Tipton shop. They are both so inviting!

Cindy said...

That was a HARDWARE STORE??? I have never had the pleasure to find a harware store like that, it is downright amazing. Thanks for a look.
Hugs, Cindy S

sara said...

i love that bed! and i love(!) your blog and your photo taking are amazing! so inspirational! i hope you don't mind but i put some of your photos as an inspiration for my house on my blog (with credits to your blog of course) do tell me if you want it removed though. but yeah, trying a hand at redecorating and i'm using yours as my guide. can't wait to start the process.

Kelly said...

Loving this hardware store...and its only a few hours drive...will be stopping on my next trip to indy...great pictures...love the bed..

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Those Tiptonites sure are lucky to have Donna and her talents all over that store.
I'm sure in person it's just magical but your photography really brings it out!
Great job!
xxx
Carole

Debra@Common Ground said...

Your photos are just amazing and Donna is one of THE most talented women. I always love seeing what she does at her home and with the displays at the store. Just beautiful!!
xo,
Debra

Olive Cooper said...

Strictly hardware stores tire me out but this is immensely interesting and not boring at all.
Lovely images Tracey. olive♥

RamblingTart said...

SO beautiful, Tracey! I love all the little bits and bobs tucked here and there so creatively. :-) The mantle headboard is wonderful and I'm smitten by the branches. :-)

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Oh my goodness, Tracey! That store is pure Heaven!! Tipton, Indiana seems to be the place to go for all things beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous place with us.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs ~ Jo :)

Sandy said...

I could hang around that shop for hours, they would have to ask me to leave at closing time...
Nice post!

Kim Klassen said...

oh my i want that bed!! and pretty much every morsel of that beautiful shop. amazing captures tracey!!

LOVE

My Yellow House said...

How beautiful! I think I could move right in ... I see so many ideas and things I would love to have. We will be in IN in several weeks...just may have to veer off the route for an afternoon! She really has mastered the art of display.
I wanted to tell you again how absolutely lovely the gifts in your giveaway are. You are incredibly generous and thoughtful ~ I posted this evening on what I did with them all. Honestly, though, I keep playing with them and moving them around! :)
The pitcher is more lovely than I imagined. Thank you again ~
Sarah

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

So creative, just gorgeous!!
alicia

Anji Johnston said...

Field trip anyone?!

Rebecca said...

Wonderful Photo's Tracey!
You did good girl...
Blessings
Rebecca

Cathy said...

WOW!!! That is my kind of hardware store.....Love it all, but the bed is my favorite!! Thanks for sharing! Cathy aka girls gone junkin

Lara said...

What an incredible store!! Next time I'm in Indiana I'm stopping there!! Lovely pictures~ as always. I especially like the tree branches around the bed with the little nests hanging from them - darling!!
Hugs~
Lara

Cindy Rand said...

Well now I think I need to go to Indiana! You were right, what a wonderful store!!
Thanks much for the camera advise.
Hugs, Cindy

Stormy said...

Wow ~ amazing photos!

I think it's time to hop in the truck and take that drive we've been talking about since last summer!

Rozmeen said...

Love that bed...actually all the stuff...ooo sooo beautiful!

Loev your post!

Hugs and have a great weekend.
Rozmeen

Barbara said...

What a find, Tracey! It goes to show that in every corner of America there is extraordinary talent. I wish we could find them all...but will count on you to clue us in whenever you find these gems.
A hardware store yet.

hometown girl said...

oh my gosh, what a wonderful surprise! one wouldn't expect that at a hardware store! i LOVE that bed what a great idea! super pictures as always :) hugs, susan

traci said...

ok, you are right. that place is amazing. i think we need to take a roadtrip someday, before next year. i don't think i can wait that long. i love the old sink i spotted.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Now that is a store I'd like to shop at! Thanks for sharing it. I have family in that state I will pass it along.
marcie

Vårt liv i norr said...

I wanna go there too !!!

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

OMG, want to go there and burn rubber on my husbands credit card ;)

Casual Cottage Chic said...

What a fabulous store! Wish I was closer to shop...I see sooo many items I just MUST HAVE...lol! Can we shop online? Do the ship??

P.S. Wonderful feature about you/your blog in the summer issue of Somerset Life.

xo,Cheryl

Elyse said...

you are absolutely correct: breathtaking!

thank you for sharing!

xo
elyse

songskatesang said...

Oh my heavens! That bed is amazing!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tracey,

Oh I wished I could shop here at Tipton, such a fabulous looking shop.
So much inspiration and thank you for sharing your wonderful photos.
Love the tree branches and the welcome sign, the fudge and everything!
I hope that you are having a lovely weekend

Hugs
Carolyn

Looking Glass said...

This store is simply amazing! So inspiring. Talk about eye candy...
~ Clare x

Anonymous said...

Tracey,
Great Store! I love the different ways they use burlap! What kind of camera are you using to take the pictures?
Pat

Robyn said...

A hardware store like that is GENIOUS!!! As much as I LOVE Home Depot (and I truly do HEART that place) I'd rather shop somewhere like that! THANKS for sharing

Beach House Living said...

Great store. The bed and sink are wonderful.

koralee said...

Wow.... brilliant is right...what a creative soul.

Thank you for sharing the delights of this lovely store. I have taken away some ideas I may just need to add to my home!

Hugs. xoxo

time-worn interiors said...

WOW! What a great shop! I may have to visit there some day!
Theresa

Leah C said...

Oh so yummy! I'm drooling over all the pretty goodies in your lovely photos:)

Between You and Me said...

love everything...there's one pic with a white sheep in the left corner...LOVE sheep!

The Little Red Shop said...

How wonderful, Tracey!

: )

Julie M.

Jo said...

I want to come shopping ... how long is the drive from Connecticut to Indiana ... hmmm road trip!

Jo

Martha said...

It looks amazing....oh how I would love to shop there...and your pictures are gorgeous Tracey!!!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

It's beautiful, Tracey. Thanks for sharing, I love the idea of a greenhouse right there too, I could some real damage between interior design shopping and beautiful plants all at the same time!

Reinspire said...

WOW! I SOOOO WANT TO GO Shop there! What an amazing talent she has! Truly inspiring! I absolutely LOVE your blog! I look forward to visiting again and again and again!!
Lisa

Vintage Simple said...

The bed is totally dreamy... I hope your summer has been going well, dear. I've been horribly out of the loop, trying to stay cool. I miss the fall and long walks around the neighborhood... Soon enough, I guess.

xoox,
-maria

Anonymous said...

I live in Indianapolis and the pictures taken are sooo accurate. It is a great store and the French Flea Market was so nice. she also has a booth at Logans village Mall in Noblesville---equally beautiful

Anonymous said...

I actually live in Tipton and Hortons is such a pleasure to visit and shop...Hope you all can come and experience this treasure for yourselves.

Bohemian said...

OMG... that Bed... and I'm drooling all over my keyboard at the lovelies displayed all over that delightful Store and showcased so brilliantly... thank you for sharing!

Dawn... The Bohemian
bohemianvalhalla.blogspot.com