First Fridays in West Bottoms

www.saranobledesigns.com Volitare antique bar

It was a fun weekend!  I hit the West Bottoms not once but twice!  I dragged Vince there on Saturday before we went to UMKC for Drew's basketball game.  It's amazing how quickly time goes in the West Bottoms.  It's like I'm in a time warp.  I blink and I've been there for 3 hours.  I have lots of accessory shopping to do for clients and I made a small dent.  I love going there to look for treasures but I'm a little gun shy which is not like me at all.  So the big issue is that I can't return stuff, so if my client doesn't like it, I just got more inventory which I'm not really looking to store :)  So anything over $20 takes a long thought on my part.  Sometimes a quick text to see if I can get a commitment right there but I'm discovering I'm getting better at going with a list and coming out with a few treasures that will work.

So then on Sunday we took Vince's mom, Marcia, to brunch at Volitare to celebrate her birthday.  And then you can't be out there without having a quick look.  This trip led me to 2 new shops that I fell in love with.  Top Hat and Bella Patina.  Both will be on the top of my list for the next visit.  

But let's start with my first love, food.  Volitare is new treasure down there.  Across from Golden Ox it's easy to get to and there has been plenty of parking.  I do recommend reservations.  My mistake this time as we had to do bar seating.  My french toast was the perfect meal for this sweet tooth. http://www.voltairekc.com.  I also love the mix of antiques with their bar, it has a fresh yet old school cool vibe.  Really cool.

The next set of pictures were pieces I was considering but didn't pull the trigger.  I went on Sunday so there's a chance they will still be there for the next sale.

Voltaire brunch.  www.saranobledesigns.com

Voltaire brunch.  www.saranobledesigns.com

These candle sconces would have been perfect for baby Hernandez if there were more space on each side of the dresser.  This find was at Good JuJu.

These candle sconces would have been perfect for baby Hernandez if there were more space on each side of the dresser.  This find was at Good JuJu.

This locker is to show Molly and Ryan as an idea for the basement bathroom where I want to do a locker room feel.  Hello Sailor had this gem.  www.saranobledesigns.com

This locker is to show Molly and Ryan as an idea for the basement bathroom where I want to do a locker room feel.  Hello Sailor had this gem.  www.saranobledesigns.com

This light was dramatic.  My pictures doesn't do it justice.  Again at Hello Sailor.  www.saranobledesigns.com

This light was dramatic.  My pictures doesn't do it justice.  Again at Hello Sailor.  www.saranobledesigns.com

I loved the idea of this bookshelf for a little girl's room.  Found at Hello Sailor.  www.saranobledesigns.com

I loved the idea of this bookshelf for a little girl's room.  Found at Hello Sailor.  www.saranobledesigns.com

This mirror at Bella Patina was really cool.  I'm sure someone needs it.  www.saranobledesigns.com

This mirror at Bella Patina was really cool.  I'm sure someone needs it.  www.saranobledesigns.com