Thursday, May 29, 2008

more photos from kc

There's a lot of interesting architecture in Kansas City. It is typical of other large cities settled in the midwest in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, such as Indianapolis, Indiana and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
This is a turreted corner of an old building in downtown KC. The building has been restored and seems to be in use as an office building on the main level and apartments on the upper floors.

Country Club Plaza was built in the style of Spain and shows a lot of Spanish/Moorish influence, such as this light sconce.

This is a ribbon display at Paper Source, a wonderful paper supply store on the plaza.

Despite my mouth watering, I purchased none of the above. In fact, I only got three rubber stamps at the whole store. You'll see why in a moment.

These fellows seemed to be acquainted with Lesley for some reason. Hmm.

The reason I was able to exercise such restraint at the Paper Source is because I'd already blown enough cash at All About Scrapbooking. But what a lot of lovely things! I did get grungeboard and will try to give a review of it for those of you interested parties. I also got the package of Basic Grey ribbons at half price, and a discount on one of the stamp pads. Check out the cute K & Company brads. The package at the bottom that didn't come out well is a set of transparencies from 7Gypsies.
I am feeling quite a bit better today although still dealing with a very sensitive stomach and a general aversion to food and food smells. Should be good for my diet!
Have a great Thursday, everyone.


Viv's Visuals said...

Love the really interested in Victorian buildings here..often get detracted from the ancestry to swoon about an austere building!
Paper source looks a WOW shop...have to speak to my Sister in Law in dallas and see if she has one near her! I doubt I'd be able to execise such willpower re purchases though!

Genie said...

Hi Sue, Glad your feeling better. spending money always helps LOL
Your photos of Kansas are lovely as i dont suppose i will get to your side of the world its great to see your photos.

CG said...

What interesting buildings. Glad you enjoyed your retail therapy and that you're feeling better!

Robin Mac said...

I also love the architecture, and I think you were very restrained with your shopping! Glad you are nearly better, hope you can keep the weight off when you have recovered completely.

Lesley said...

Wow - I truly admire your restraint in the face of such lovely ribbony temptation!! I'm glad to see you did succumb to some goodies though!

The little alien guys are so cute. Better not show Sausage Monster as he'll take over the sewing machine again!