Planning a Road Trip to Ballard

Yesterday, I practically squealed with excitement when pictures from a new Ballard Designs STORE came across my Instagram!  That was the very first time I discovered this exciting news!  The new store is opening at the King of Prussia Mall in Pennsylvania TODAY!  I am sure it will be a mob scene so I won’t even attempt the trip today but I am definitely planning one!!!

The mall is Northwest of Philadelphia and probably about 1 1/2 to 2 hours from my house.  I could do that drive no problem!  The mall also has some other amazing stores including Lilly Pulitzer, so the trip down there would totally be worth it!  But I would make the trip even if Ballard was the only store there!

Here are a few of their pieces in my home…

The Alexander Martinot clock and the Newport Demilune with shelf.  See more details here – A Ballard Vignette.

Here is my Sonoma Bookcase decorated for Christmas a few years ago.  See more at Decorating the New Shelves.

And my dining room with the Waldorf Chandelier.

I can’t wait to head down to the store to see and touch everything in person.  I have been looking for counter stools for my kitchen but was hesitant to order them without seeing them in person.  Now I can!  Hooray!!

If you want to see a preview of what the new King of Prussia Ballard Store looks like, head over to Home Stories A to Z.  Beth attended a pre-opening event recently and posted a bunch of beautiful pictures.  After reading her post, you will want to make a road trip with me.

I am hoping Ballard starts opening up more retail stores.  I see a few listed already but they need to come to New Jersey!!

Do you have a Ballard near you?

Who would like to join me in a road trip?


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  1. I think an actual Ballard store would definitely be worth a road trip too! I hope you take lots of pictures so I can pretend I am with you 🙂

  2. I love being able to see their products first hand here in Atlanta, and the outlet is fun too. Definitely worth the trip.

  3. I haven't been to Ballard in year, but they certainly do have nice stuff! I don't think the one around here is still open. I'll have to research that. lol! Have a fun day, touching everything! hee-hee! I have to touch too! Thanks for sharing with SYC.hugs,Jann

  4. I just love Ballard Designs! I used to get their catalog and would be so tempted to buy all of their gorgeous stuff. Lots of good decorating ideas in there too. How about a new store in Upstate NY?!

  5. Oh my goodness! I have never been to a Ballard store. I would love to spend a few hours in one. Sadly, the MS Gulf Coast does not have one. I don't think the big city of New Orleans does either. I bet you are ready for a little shopping! Stopping by from Share Your Cup. Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

  6. Shelley,I, like you, only heard of this on IG about a week ago! So, SO jealous that it is near you. I am in So Cal, so obviously, I won't be going anytime soon. It is definitely one of my favorite places to shop. I still enjoy getting the catalog and dog ear pages left and right. They are a great source for inexpensive pieces that fit in here and there! I hope you do a post after you go – I'd love to see!

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