~Exploring Possibilities~


One of those Pier One bunny topiaries has found it’s way into this arrangement!


Our day of exploring began, early Wednesday morning, when we stopped at Evergreen Mfg, in Osage Beach, for the grand reopening of the store, for this season. The store closes December 31st, each year and reopens April 1.

Evergreen is beautifully “redecorated”. This year, an ancient aluminum canoe has been added to the mix. If you happen by Evergreen, be sure to look toward the center of the store, as you enter the door. The canoe, filled with silk flowers and plants, animals and other items, is suspended from the ceiling. I’ll take my camera, next time and try to get a photo.

The silk flower selections are better than ever. I purchased several stems for an arrangement on the “window”, here at the condo.

After visiting Evergreen, we drove to Marshfield, Missouri. Antique Mercantile is housed in a large building. Individual booths offer beautiful vintage items. We both enjoy browsing this fabulous establishment. We spent just about 2 hours at the shop. I purchased a luncheon cloth and napkins; more tablescape goodies.

We had a late lunch in Springfield, before returning to the lake. It was a beautiful day!





Silk stems, from Evergreen.



I was asked about dish storage, at the condo. This cabinet holds several pieces. There are over the counter cabinets that hold more table setting essentials.



A photograph of Mackinac Bridge (Michigan), by photographer Nancy May.



Napkins and tablecloth from Antique Mercantile.


Another possibility we explored, this week; new flooring for the front room and kitchen area of the condo. We researched and examined samples from vinyl to wood. In the end we chose a Congoleum product, Duraceramic. The area was measured, Thursday morning. We should have the bid, early next week. More on this project, as it evolves. The pattern is Sierra Slate, in Blue Slate.


A new vignette on the deck. I’m trying to figure out how to hang the Eat, Sleep, Fish sign, over the chest. I found the lantern candle holder, sitting on the minnow bucket, at Evergreen.


This post is my contribution for The Inspired Room A Beautiful Life series. Please visit Melissa, each Friday, for beautiful life inspirational posts, around the blog world.

Marie Callender’s Razzleberry Pie, served with ice cream, is a great way to celebrate a beautiful week in the Ozarks or anywhere.