Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Down the Rabbit Hole - A Visit to Simply Iowa

I left early on Saturday for Cedar Rapids so that I could make a stop at Barb's place, (Simply Iowa).  Barb's shop, known as "The Rabbit Hole" did not disappoint.  Barb has a heart that is bigger than the vast acres of Iowa cornfields.  She feels the history of each old piece that comes to her, and finds a place for each one.  The cozy shop is packed tightly from floor to ceiling, with little trails leading from section to section.
There are honest old survivors at every turn. I was awed by the soulful collections, and in looking at the photos now I'm noticing things that I don't even recall seeing!  Enjoy the tour, and don't forget to click on the pics to enlarge them!  
A big thanks to Barb for taking the time to visit with me on a busy day.  (Barb's dear friend Peg is struggling with some health issues right now and many are praying for Peg. Watch Barb's blog for updates.)


  1. I love shopping there! Haven't been for a few months now, but I can't wait to visit again!

  2. Oh Jan...
    You brought tears to my eyes...this morning...
    I so enjoyed our visit...tho... a brief one... I'm thankful you took the time, heading to the show, to stop by...{I know how my mind races... when I get close to a show....and set up...oh dear...} I never got it together... maybe... it just isn't meant to be...'together' friend, Ed says... "It Is...What It Is..." Peg, said that, when I shared my concerns...about getting it done...
    Thanks, for accepting it 'is'... The 'Soulful' Folks...always... get it...
    I loved the images of the show, and your Gnarly Treasures... I hope it was a Great Show, for you!
    Thank You...for your Prayers, for Peg...Thank You...Thank You...
    Love to You...
    Barb C.

  3. I love reading Barb's blog. I feel like I know her though we've never met. Someday we will. Until then I'll just have to settle for visits by others. Thanks for sharing. Prayers for Peg.

  4. The crazy quilt caught my eye. You get mentioned and linked up in my blog tonite.

  5. Be still my whiskers!!! What a way with words you have and the pictures of this fabulous place.....oh dear, my whiskers are quivering!!!! On my list of places to go.....


    Romeo and "her"

  6. Good shop name :-} this is the kind of place you want to dig through for a long time!



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