Wednesday, August 11, 2010

White Wednesday at Smitten

Since today is another one of Kathleen's White Wednesday's, I wanted to feature a shop in McKinney that I've featured before.  You can always find white things at Smitten.  As you walk up to Smitten, one of the first things that catches your eye are their huge display windows.  I always think it's so great when a shop has display windows that are a good size, but the best thing is when their displays are just so appealing.  There are many shops I've seen that don't use the display windows to their full advantage.  They don't try to decorate them to draw customers in, they just stuff them full of stuff, that's never appealing.  If displays windows are appealing, to me as a customer, I'll be more inclined to visit a shop.  Then, there are the shops that are just your kind of place that you want to spend time at just going over every detail so as not to miss anything, well that's how Smitten is.

I'll show their windows in just a bit, but first I wanted to show you the display that caught my eye enough to put it as my header photo:



This booth belongs to Elizabeth Duval of Studio Number 35.  What I didn't realize is that she is also a published author and super talented too.  You can check out her website here.

I think we like the same things:
Smitten

Just look at all these things that some how make such an interesting display.

Smitten

This is the front part of her booth:

Smitten

More great things:

Smitten

Let's move on to Angie's booth.  Some of you may have remembered seeing her house featured on Patina Green's blog and just how beautiful it was.  If you didn't get the chance to see, you have to go here to check out the post.   Here was her beautiful booth:

Smitten

This garden statue had just the right patina:

Smitten

Here was another great one:

Smitten

And I just adored this vintage men's suit advertisement:

Smitten

It was really large and could have considered a great piece of art and history.

This front booth was so beautiful:

Smitten

Of course as I said, their windows were just so appealing:

pretty

Smitten
Sorry about the glare.

You can click on any of the above pictures to see more of Smitten.  I hope the next time you are in McKinney you'll stop by and visit Karen's shop.  She is also opening a new store really soon, "The Flea", that will be located a few doors down from The Antique Company Mall.  I can't wait to visit her new place.  Happy Wednesday to you all and be sure and visit Kathleen's blog for all the White Wednesday participants.

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful displays. Much eye candy. ~~Sherry~~

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  2. I'd like to drop some bucks in there! Those peace symbols are killin' me!

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  3. oh my, the displays- I was agasp-
    you take the most incredible photos=
    thank you for sharing...

    Karen

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  4. I wanted to let everyone that I "follow"; don't forget to come over and enter my giveaway! Today's the last day :D

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  5. I've just got to make a trip to Mckinny soon! Everything looks so pretty! I just love your new header! hugs~~~ Daphne

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  6. there is just so much to comment on that i can't even choose.
    I would get lost in that shop within all of the beauty it holds.
    What fun to have store like this to shop in
    Amy

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  7. Great photos! I love all the pics of McKinney, particularly the ones of your new space - wonderful things as usual! Great to be back! Angie

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  8. Absoultely AWESOME photos and displays. I LOVE the iron peace signs. Okay, I need to go stare once more at the pixs before I take off to work!

    Take care, Sue

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  9. What a Beautiful Post ~ I wish I was able to stop by Smitten.... Your Photos are Fabulous, I Love Your Header!

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  10. What a Beautiful Post ~ I wish I was able to stop by Smitten.... Your Photos are Fabulous, I Love Your Header!

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  11. Oh my, I am "smitten" with Smitten.
    Beautiful photos and wonderful treasures!!
    Have a great day.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  12. Ohhhhh...I.....love.....this.....WHY did I have to click on this post today???? Makes me want to go rip up a window and start shoving things around again.... :-)

    Thanks for sharing! I want to invite you to check out my Shop Talk blog - I am having an August Window/Booth/Store Display show off month - go read - people would LOVE to see what you do!

    Love
    Elizabeth

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  13. Smitten is one of my very favorite shops! I used to shop there when it was owned by my friend's mother and was a clothing store called McKinney Dry Goods ~ that was back in the late 60's, early to mid 70's. Never then did I dream what it would become today and how much I would love it! Their normal window displays are outstanding, but their holiday ones (esp. Halloween and Christmas) are always 2die4 !!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  14. If this Indiana girl ever makes it to Texas, I want to go shopping with you. You always take the best pictures, that keep me inspired.
    ~G~
    hugs

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  15. Jeepers! this is all so gorgeous it hurts my feelings--but in a good way! You know I'm sure I didn't get there when I was in McKinney. How on earth did I miss it? JQ

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  16. Beautiful photos of gorgeous displays!! Sorry I am late, but Happy WW anyways!
    Blessings~

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