A Short Much Needed Trip

6.25.2018

It hasn't been a good year with lots of hospital and rehab visits and sitting this year with my aging mother so it was nice to get away for this short much needed trip. This was a business conference that had been set for many months and we weren't sure we would be able to go, but thank goodness we could. We traveled to Fairhope, Alabama and stayed at the Grand Marriott Resort and Spa on Mobile Bay. We checked in last Wednesday and the receptionist told us the room had an interior view and asked if that was okay? I questioned what that was and she said a view of the garden area. I don't know about y'all, but if I stay in a place on the water I want a water view. So she found us another room. Only thing is there was a issue with the "view".

 Not sure I call that a view of the water. I was in a tree house and I kept waiting for a critter to show up and to jump on me from those branches. 😀 Thank goodness that never happened.


While in Fairhope I had to check out the shops and I was not disappointed. This is Green Gates Home and Garden shop and it was full of eye candy.

When I walked in this shop I didn't even notice the "no photography please" sign on the door and asked the young gentlemen at the counter if I could take pictures and he said I could. So now I get to share them with you. 

I loved that ruffled linen duvet, but it was more than I was willing to pay.

Funny thing is I was needing to use the restroom and didn't even notice it when I was taking this picture. I did find it later. 



I really wish I had bought this pillow, but it was the first store I shopped in and I knew there were antique shops coming up. I knew I could return to this store if needed.



Loved this bench which is sitting in front of a headboard. At first I thought it was one piece. This may have been an Aidan Gray piece as they carried that line.

This is an Aidan Gray sconce.



Of course I loved these buffalo check chairs.

I bought something in this shop. Can you guess what?
I'll share soon.

Next up will be a fabulous antique shop.

Have a great week!

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful shop! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Fairhope is such a neat little town! I'm printing off the pic of the sconce. I may have my hubby copy this for me but in a smaller (shorter) size. That pillow is betwixt fabric; I bet you could find one on an etsy shop.

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    1. I have pillows madd out of betwixt fabric and that’s not what this is.

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    2. sorry - very similar!

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  3. I think I see field trip in my future!...Gorgeous items! Glad you had a good break!!!

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  4. I'm guessing either the lamp with the flowers or the sconce. Everything is beautiful. Glad you had fun. Sorry about your view at the Marriott.

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  5. Oh boy I could get in a lot of trouble in that shop! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Kim, I love Fairhope and Green Gates! I am sorry you didn’t have a pretty view. I know the getaway was much needed especially shopping therapy😊

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  7. What a great shop. You deserved a little get-away!

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  8. I am so glad you were able to get away for a bit. Some water view! LOL....they do that in real estate, too....say something has a water view---yeah- it does if you are standing on the roof!!!!

    What a great shop and beautiful things. xo Diana

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  9. Lovely things in the shop! I'm glad you were able to get away for a bit and enjoy yourself. I hope your mother will recoup rapidly and return to full health.

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  10. Hi, Kim! I live near Fairhope and love to stroll through Green Gates. I'm looking forward to your upcoming posts on other places you visited in Fairhope, as well as what you purchased at Green Gates.

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  11. We love Fairhope and lucky for us my son lives in Spanish Fort which is a hop and skip to get there. Spanish Fort, Daphne, Fairhope, all lovely places. We had our wedding pics made at The Grand years ago. My granddaughter's Cotillion was there last February. It's a beautiful place.

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  12. Love those photos! Thanks for sharing them with us...so beautiful.

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  13. Like just about everyone who's ever been there, we like Fairhope A LOT. While we were house hunting for our current home in the Florida Panhandle, we briefly toyed with the idea of buying in Fairhope. After a tour with a real estate agent, we realized: (A) A lot of other people want to live in Fairhope; and (B) They all have quite a bit more money than we do. By the time we found something we liked and could afford, we were halfway back to the Florida line so we abandoned that mad notion.

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    1. Yes, we figured homes were pretty expensive there. My husband could tell by all the financial institutions in the area. :)

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  14. I grew up In Point Clear and Fairhope. It is very crowded and expensive now - not when I was growing up on the Bay. So glad you got to visit my beautiful part of the world. Greengate is a really fun place to shop.

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  15. Just read the first paragraph of your article. i actually grew up 12 houses down from the Marriott. It was The Grand Hotel back then and it was my playground along with the beach and bay. Heaven on earth to me! Hope you had a good time there.

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