~A Designer's Home & Antiques Shop Anticipation~

~On the Road Again~
This week, Rhoda, of Southern Hospitality* posted a wonderful review of Carolyne Roehm's book, Presentations: A Passion for Gift Wrapping.
One of my favorite online sites is, New York Social Diary. An aspect of the "diary" is an ongoing series of interviews with decorators/designers and others. These articles also include photographs of the subject's home. The home of Missouri born and raised Carolyne Roehm, is one that was featured this year. If you would like to see photographs and read her interview, the link is: Click on Archives at the top of the page for other homes and interviews.
I need to add a caveat here, concerning some of the language of the interview. There is a bit of strong language, but the interview in itself is quite interesting and the photos beautiful.
Road Trip Weekend
Tomorrow morning, we will be on the road again. We have a day trip to southwest Missouri planned. Carol at Raised in Cotton* and Theresa at Garden Antiques *, posted about two shops, we hope to visit. If all goes according to plan, I will have lots of news, Tuesday. Thanks so much Carol and Theresa!
Our weekend begins at the lake, tomorrow. Early Saturday morning we will travel to Springfield, where we plan to have breakfast at Hemingway's, located inside Bass Pro. Afterward, J will shop for Hula Poppers. Apparently these little beauties have Bass practically begging to be hooked.
We'll drive to Ozark Missouri, later in the morning, where we will find Gatehouse Antiques and Seed Box Antiques. We hope to see other shops, as well.
Have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for visiting the back porch!
The photos were taken as we passed through St Louis on our way home from a 2005 vacation in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.