Just a glimpse of my home

I've been asked by many customers, "where do you live"? I go on to explain that I have a historic home in Boonville, Mo. in that was built @ 1840. What a gem! The home was owned by the family who owned The Stein House in Boonville on Main Street for many years. Just 2 bedrooms..... and they raised 5 children in the home! My back yard is full of perenialls and it truly has a rustic/cottage feel.

I've attached a picture of one of my sitting rooms- I love the use of cream, yellow and the clean addition of green- truly the "new" neutral.

Notice the use of an area rug over the wood floors. Area rugs are such a great way to "anchor" a room. Truly, the floor level of color in our rooms is often the forgotten level of color.

Decorating Tip: Be sure to anchor your rooms with color. Area rugs create a wonderful focal point to finish off a room.

Feature Article in Inside Columbia

Well, God is good! Thanks to the "grace" of Sandy Selby.... the awesome Editor in Chief of Inside Columbia Magazine.... I was featured in an article titled "The Transformers" in their January edition.
Here's a link I wanted to share with you all in order for you to view the article!
Many thanks to Sandy for the exposure as we try to build awareness of our new shop.

This link will take you to the Inside Columbia January Edition, our actual feature is on page 110 and 111.

Grace Products available on new online store!

We're excited to share that we've established an online store with Etsy.com and have listed our link for you to access it easily. The Etsy.com website specializes in antiques, creative art pieces and we felt gave our customers an excellent way to preview some of my favorite offerings and purchase via online.
Be sure to visit it! http://www.etsy.com/shop/krw062

New Beginnings in 2010!

Well, the 2009 Holiday Season is officially over and with that.... comes a new year which promises to bring beautiful things to Grace "A Place of Restoration".
After opening the second week in October, I have been welcomed so warmly by my fellow merchants in Rocheport, Missouri and have definitely planted my "roots" in this beautiful town.

The store is full of such fantastic finds! I travel, hunting high and low for just the right pieces to bring to you in order to put your personal "stamp" on your rooms. Currently, my favorite pieces include a white wood carved victorian easel, an antique sandstone horse statue, beautiful 6 feet tall stained glass windows and more doors than you could ever begin to open!

We'll be hosting our first "Event" Weekend January 8-10th starting at 9am. Come early for the best selection- all merchandise is first come, first served. I'll be hosting an Event Weekend the second weekend of every month. Shopping is friday and saturday 9am -6pm and Sunday 10-5pm.
Saturday, January 9th, will include an opportunity to take part in a decorating workshop in which I'll discuss color, design and using accessories to enhance your interiors. Reservations are required and tickets are prepaid, non-refundable. Space is limited, so be sure to visit our website http://www.graceplace.biz/ to obtain information about workshop reservations and payment.
Inside Columbia's January Issue features an article entitled "The Transformers". How fortunate I am that my business is featured in this article!
May your 2010 bring abundance in your life- love, beauty and thankfulness.
Karla Winchester
Grace "A Place of Restoration"