Field Trip Find: A Charming Accessory Store Brimming With Personality


Another wonderful find that my friend, Becky, and I stumbled onto on our last field trip was a charming little accessory store, Ballard and Blakely right across the street from Armoire’s and More  on Lovers Lane in Dallas.  How fun is that?  You can buy your furniture at one store and then move across the street for the doo-dads!  Love that!  This quaint little shop is owned and operated by a sweet, lovely lady named, Abby Ballard.  We were so impressed with her and her cozy, little shop we immediately advised her she needed to get her own blog!  You’ll see why below.

Cute Entrance

Love The Warm, Welcoming Entrance


This little shop is filled with a variety of unusual pieces that would make any space more interesting.   Though, at first glance, it appears to be only traditional or shabby chic-ish, there are jewels here that could fit in almost any space.  Don’t be afraid to mix and match and incorporate unusual pieces into your space for fun, interest or pizzazz!  That’s what makes a space fun and not “stuffy”. Abby has merchandised it in a way that leads the eye gently around the store as you absorb every fascinating detail.   Take a look:


Cool Stuff!

I Took This Through The Glass Out Front


Iron and Burlap 

Love All These Textures!



Cool Corbels and Wooden "Stuff"

How About These Amazing Corbels?



Burlap Table Topper

Check Out This Burlap Table Topper!


Distressed Corner Cabinet

Is There Anything Cooler Than A Distressed Piece Like This?

Love All The Plates In The Blues And Soft Browns



Lot's Of Fun Stuff 

The Distressed Table, The Iron, The Dishes….Love It All!!!



Fun Textures

More Texture, More Interest, More Fun!



Conversation Pieces

Fun Conversation Pieces – Love The Poochy 



Iron and Wood

Wouldn’t You Love To Take These Home?



Mesh Containers

More Interesting, Unusual Table Pieces




I Want All These Amazing Bottles!







How Would You Like To See These Cool Pieces Hanging In Your Home?


Best of all her prices are very reasonable!   You won’t break the bank shopping here, but what you will do is have fun, get great ideas and create a more interesting space in your own home.    Pay her a visit!  


Becky and I are always on the hunt.  We will be sure to share our finds with you…….

Till Next Field Trip…….

3 comments for “Field Trip Find: A Charming Accessory Store Brimming With Personality

  1. Becky H
    August 12, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    makes me want to go back and see whats new. last time I was in they were unpacking Halloween stuff. cant wait to see how its decorated.

  2. August 12, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Well, we will just have to make another field trip and go eat those yummy fish taco’s again! I think I could handle that!

  3. kathy h
    August 13, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    I want to check this place out! Very Cute!!! We have a couple of places we use at market that look like alot of her things!!!

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