I am back from Tipton, IN and the Horton's Christmas Open House was inspirational. Everyone there did such a fabulous job of transforming a hardware store into a magical Christmas wonderland.
As you walk from room to room all the senses are delighted... First as you enter the room the happy feeling of the sparkle and glitter hit you, then the smell of the hand poured candles drift past your nose and you breathe deep and close your eyes so the smell can take over, when you open your eyes you stand spellbound just looking...looking...looking... and finally the urge to touch takes over and the textures call to be felt and held, from the soft downy pillows to the patina-ed wooden backdrops.
Donna the design coordinator (Everyday Elegance) has worked her magic to achieve such an experience and has it perfected to an art form. She has been doing her magic for years in one capacity or another, from the corporate level to her own shop to Horton's and she is the best at what she does.
I will stop now and let you just look... but if you have sensory issues I will warn you this may be too much for you.
I realize this post is getting long and I am doing a 2 part post on Horton's but I wanted to include in the first post what the best part of being at Horton's this weekend was..
Spending time with...
Theresa (at TimeWorn Interiors) and her very patient husband
They drove up from Kentucky and I am so grateful they did because I was so blessed to get to know them better. Please check out her post on Horton's she has wonderful pictures of the event.
Tracey from French Larkspur and Jen from Jennifer Rizzo came from my neck of the woods. Tracey is taking pictures of the event and will be posting some amazing photographs as only she can with her wonderful eye.
Theresa aka TOT and her longtime admirer :)
I met Teresa last year at Round Top, she and her husband are so talented. They are known for their wonderful antiques and display work at the shows they do. She looks so beautiful in her Magnolia Pearl!!!
And of course my dear friend the talented
Don't you love the pink tutu she made, but then she could wear burlap and look fantastic.
(I stole this picture from TOT)
I will be hooking up with Kathleen at Faded Charm on White Wednesday and showing you my space at Horton's... please come back so I can show you more of my weekend in Tipton.