Friday, November 12, 2010

Horton's Part 3


Hi!  Well, today concludes my series of photos from Horton's Christmas open house!  Thank you to everyone for stopping by and viewing all of my pictures, it's been a lot of fun to show you this neat little store tucked away in Tipton, Indiana.  I am officially in the Christmas mood!!









that chippy little vintage step ladder came home with me :)


not only does Donna use many vintage items woven into her beautiful displays, but she enlists the help of artists to make handmade items that fit her theme...it's touches like that that really add interest to this wonderful store!





I love Donna's use of regular hardware store house numbers to decorate with, I might just have to try that one...







Thank you to the Horton family for letting me be a part of this fabulous event...and thank you also for the very best peppermint fudge I have EVER had!!!  {yes they make their own fudge in this hardware store}


Have a wonderful weekend my friends!  My oldest daughter turns 9 on Monday so we are having her "kids" party and her family party this weekend, so it'll be a busy weekend for me!!



Tracey

61 comments:

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Tracey, Thanks for sharing this fabulous shop with us. I could spend hours in there. I love how she mixes in the vintage items. Love the wire baskets and the rolling laundry basket.
Hugs, Sherry

Ludid said...

so many stunning ideas from these rooms.

traci said...

i spotted that ladder right away. it's lovely. and i love all the pillows on the bed.

Urban Farmgirl said...

Fabulous! I see so many ideas tucked into each photot. I think today is going to be a "create" kind of day! ;o)

~mary~

g.suzie said...

That is amazing that a Hardware store goes to so much work for the
holidays!
So many great ideas, very clever and unique!
What a fun place to visit!
Sue

Polly said...

Wow! Looks like an awful lot of stuff that would want to come home with me! I need to go there!!

Jane said...

I have enjoyed all of the pictures you have posted. So many great ideas!
Jane

Sheila said...

Thanks so much for posting the lovely pictures! I live about 2 hours away & wasn't able to attend the Open House. I was at the store once & it definitely was worth the trip!

Robynne's Nest said...

As much as I loved the red theme yesterday, my favourite would be these tones...linen/burlap/old timber-colours, lots of black accents...just gorgeous. If I'm ever in Indiana at christmas.....
Robx

trash talk said...

This has been so much fun visiting the store through your lens. Let's make a date to do it again next year...'kay?
Debbie
P.S. Remember...kids can smell fear...never let them know!

Jean said...

It's easy to see why you are in the holiday spirit. Wonderful place. Lovely share.

Anne Marie said...

these are my favorite ones...this area of the store looks more my 'style'....i know you have been looking for a stool! glad you found it!!

erin said...

what an incredible store display! the attention to detail is amazing.......

Sweet Old Vintage said...

HI Tracey... As I am finished with most decorating I found a couple little pieces of inspiration to create with some existing objects in my home... One of them being the little shaker with the glitter with the tag saying " The Sparkle Of Christmas"... I have a shaker sitting in my kitchen window that soon will have some glitter and a tag... Thankss for sharing these lovely pics.....

koralee said...

I would not know where to begin to shop....I see so many lovely things I want to bring home.

Oh how I wish I could just wiggle my nose and magically appear in that shop...HEAVEN! xoxoxo

Blue Creek Home said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed shopping at Hortons via your beautiful posts!
I would surely have hyperventilated if I had actually been there!!!

Leah C said...

And now I'm officially "in love" with Horton's! So many pretty, pretty things...I'd break the bank in that store;) Happy busy weekend to you:)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I have beautiful thing overload! I could not decide what to look at next. So any wonderful ideas. I love the neutral colors. This has given me inspiration... I'm thinking of decorating a little more subdued this year.
What a great and creative post!
Yvonne

The French Bear said...

Now I really have been to Heaven....what beauty and so much inspiration!!!!! Thank you again for sharing this wonderful part of the world!!!!!
Gorgeous, gorgeous!!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

chickie said...

I can appreciate all the work they put into this.Creativity speaks out in every corner.It really is amazing!!
Have a wonderful and warm weekend.May your daughter's birthday be memorable.The years do go fast...Chickie

Bohemian said...

Each room and color palette has a distinct ambiance... all are so masterfully done that each is magnificent in it's own way. Thanks so much for taking us on this delightful tour, I've enjoyed it and been inspired for the Holidays...

Dawn... The Bohemian

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Beautiful!! Love the salt shakers with the Christmas Snow!!

Much inspiration here!!

Lou Cinda :)

Sandi said...

Just a beautiful place. I am going to have to just make it a priority to get there soon! My son lives about an hour away so if I go and visit him maybe I can sneak this trip in too. :)
Love those glitter shakers and your little ladder. They are too cute!
Blessings~
PS I just hung white lights out on my back porch gutter! Yay...hubby always does it and I decided to give it a try. Easy peasy! lol

Lolo said...

I still cant get over that they are a Hardware store!! If we had one here I would never leave :) Thanks for all your lovely photos Tracey - Im diggin all the cool new ideas that Donna has decorated with! This series was my favorite...love the hints of industrial - I likey the masculinity :)
XOX
Lo

Amy said...

This is just beautiful omg, I just can't even believe things like this exist
I would have to be pinched if I was there.
Amy

Simply Bungalow said...

There are so many things to look at I could browse for hours. What a wonderful shop.
~Heidi

Amy in CA said...

I have enjoyed this series of pics! So many great ideas! Using the house numbers for decorating is a great idea -- loving numbers like I do, I'll have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

Amy (:

Texana said...

Several things come to mind...sensory overload, more eye candy than I've ever seen in one place, and $250,000 underfunded to go there.

Wow, Thanks for sharing!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I want to climb inside and grab at least an arm full to bring home & start decorating here. Your photos are beautiful, Tracey. Peppermint fudge sounds so good!
xo~Tracie

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wow, just so many pretty things! I can't stop looking at the pictures. Thanks for the inspiration!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~*Wow everyday the images just get even better!! LOVE your new Ladder Tracey!! What are you going to do with it?~*Hugs,Rachel~*~

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Tracey, you did such a beautiful job photographing this event! You really captured the spirit ot it all, and I would have grabbed that sweet little ladder, too.

Happy Weekend!
Anne

La said...

Oh my. That It's a Wonderful Life pillow is amazing. Thank you so so much for sharing your trip. La

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Tracey, these are my favorite of all the Horton pictures!! I LOVE this booth and the mix of different shades of white, grey, black, and beige colors... just gorgeous! I love the idea of the hardware store bought house numbers, too... great idea! LOVE that stool... you lucky girl!!
Happy B-day to your daughter! My youngest is 9 y/o, too. :) Have fun celebrating this weekend!
xoxo,
Jo :)

Pudel-design said...

That looks so so pretty;)
Thank you for sharing.
Lovely greetings...

hometown girl said...

it all looks so beautiful! i love the little step stool you got! have a fun weekend, birthdays are so fun! we have two coming up! take care, susan

Debra@Common Ground said...

I've loved and enlarged every single photo of your 3 great posts. Thanks so much for the great inspiration!
xo
Debra

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi tracey......;thanks for showing us all the pictures..they were gorgeous..

have a wonderful party this weekend..(hope you show us some photos of your decorating for this event)??

xx andrea

The Summer Porch said...

Hey Tracey~
This lady is one creative soul! So much to take in I probably would have needed to stay overnight :) Such beauty in all that was created here!
Have a great weekend.
Rosemary...

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tracey,

Many thanks for sharing all these fabulous photos with us.
Yes, I really feel like Christmas is sneaking up on us quicker than I would have hoped.
Happy Birthday to your daughter and I hope that you all have a lovely weekend.

Hugs
Carolyn

Mari said...

Wow...I was so excited to see today that this place is in Indiana...and not too far from where we will be moving, so I hope to get there next year. Thanks for the headsup...the pics and ideas were AWESOME!

julie said...

thanks tracy for sharing all the yummy photos! i would love to be able to go in person! i know you had a blast! happy birthday to your little girl!

Fearless Nester said...

Now I'm completely in the holiday mood! That place is awesome, thanks so much for the tour Tracey! xo ~Lili

songskatesang said...

Thank you so very much for sharing your trip with us! These pictures are lovely!

Allison said...

I just looked at all 3 sets of your wonderful photos. I would have spent a bundle in there. Evrything is so beautifully decorated, gorgeous and magical! What a treat for us to view your photos. I'm in the mood to decorate now! Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Heaven's Walk - said...

You got out of there with just that adorable little step ladder??? You did a whole lot better than I would'ave, Tracey! lol! I do believe that that store is soooo worthy of a nice drive from southern Michigan. I'm going to have to Google it and find out how long of a drive it is for me, grab some friends, and plan a road trip!! :) Awesome photography, too, girl! Just beautiful!

xoxo laurie

countrycharisma said...

That shop is just amazing. What a study of wonderful gems. How nice of you to share it with us. There are so many things I liked.

A Cottage Muse said...

Just fabulous!

*Ulrike* said...

This hardware store is fantastic! I think more hardware stores should do this. Thanks for sharing, but I'm sure you enjoyed the trip!

CoopDeVilla said...

I enjoyed every, I mean every photo. It's the kind of store where you must circle, and circle again and again to see and appreciate it all. Ahh holiday decorating mood- I feel it all over now. Thank you so much.

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Tracey! I've so
enjoyed your gorgeous
pics of the Horton's
Christmas sale. When
we used to live in
LaGrange, IL, there
was a fabulous Hardware/
Home store there called
Horton's. I wonder if
it is the same family?
My beautiful pine hall
tree was purchased there,
and I used to troll the
aisles and dream!
xx Suzanne

Dear Lillie said...

This is incredible! Thank you so much for sharing all of these fabulous spaces as Horton's with us!

Martha said...

Oh my goodness...how much inspiration in those photos is amaaaazing! I bet you are definitely in the Christmas mood...
xo

Nancy Thomas said...

OMG - I want to move in! Do you think they would notice if I did? Thanks for sharing - so much inspiration!

Barbara said...

I have been so enjoying your photos, Tracey. Why oh why don't we have something as wonderful as this in our area????

LuLu said...

okay i was comptelely jealous before and now i'm down right crying.... oh my word i want it ALL i know how greed is that! wow it's all lovely and i have to make the sprinkle of christmas cheer!!!!
xo,
LuLu

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

I guess you had fun! What a beautiful hardware store ~ your friend is a fabulous stylist. Thanks for sharing all of these ideas with us!

By the way, congratulations on the inclusion in Fifi's book. Can't wait to see it.

Ciao,
Suzanne

Holiday Sparkle - Cyndi LaChance said...

One word......WOW!!!!!

Erin*Sparkle&Hay said...

an amazing wonderland!!! lovely!!

freckled laundry said...

Thank you so much for taking pictures of all of this inspiration at Hortons, Tracey! I appreciate the other posts/rooms, too Donna is AMAZING, isn't she?

Hugs,
Jami

Summerland Cottage Studio said...

This store is amazingly creative and beautifully done.
Thank you for sharing and all your lovely posts also.
I feel a bit like Alice falling down a hole,
I may be happily lost perusing your blog for some time.
Thank you to Melissa Phillips for sending me your way !