9.29.2008

Come Ride With Me

"Won't you take a ride with me?" It's Saturday and I decided to head into town which is probably a mistake because of the Saturday traffic but some things just have to be done. And you know we will just have to stop at some little antiquey type place along the way. Bring your umbrella because the skies are looking mighty ominous. Just one more red light and then we'll be at Hudgin's Garden Center.




We had torrential down pours the night before and the garden center walking paths were all mud and for some idiotic reason I had worn my black Italian loafers. Can you say "what a mess?" I was searching for pink spireas and of course, don't you know, they were in the "way back there" greenhouse. But the good news was they were on sale.......three for $45.00 and I wanted three. Yippee!! Will you help me carry them to the car? I also got some pink mums.....yep....that's what I said...PINK mums.




On the road again. " Turn here honey. I see something new. It's called the MarketPlace." "Oh boy" Bobby G. says. "I can't wait." "Bring the umbrellas......the sky is black."



Okie Dokie......just what you need Bobby G., an Elvis lamp for your man cave....NOT! And look at this fabulous chair with the gold gilt.....I love it! NOT! Hmmm....it is kind of growing on me the longer I look at it. Oh wait.....here's one that's more my style. But a bit pricey though. We'll think about that. Now here we go....something for theVintageNest. Isn't this just the sweetest? A just barely pink mid-century dresser set. And look at the charming etching in the lids. Too too sweet. Okay...it's hot in here. Let's go.






On the road again......still stormy skies. We're heading into my old neighborhood now back in the 'burbs. What we're doing is kind of going in a circle. Up one highway into town, making a left and then back down a different highway back to home.....but first!!


Stop Bobby G.!!! A yardsale at the middle school.....it's a big one....stop the car. Shoot...nothing here but clothes and toys.....no fun old stuff. But we did get a cold drink 'cause I gotta tell you....it's hot and humid today. He!He! Got your best..I mean back side Bobby G.


Okay now this section of the highway is where they are working on a humongous new shopping center. Once it's built I will probably never have to go into the city again for anything. It's a shame though because where it is being built, used to be a huge nursery on hundreds of acres of land. It' where I used to shop 33 yrs. ago for any plantings I needed. The nursery was considered to be way out in the country at the time and now it's going to be a big shopping/commercial center. The folks that owned that land are some kind of rich now. Life moves on I suppose. We're seeing a lot more motorcycles on the road these days. Gee....I wonder why?





Sorry, but I have to make a quick stop at the grocery store. It's not snowing but I do need bread and milk. :) Okay..Okay....couldn't resist a gourd or two or three..........or four.



Back on the road again and I promise just one more stop. It's this little dive of a flea market but wait until you see what I found there. The most shabbiest but chic chic urn vase I have ever seen. It's tall....about 18" and was once silver but now it has all this glorious weather worn patina. It's full of curves, lion heads, lady heads, pastoral scenes, bead detail, acanthus and fleur de lis detail.....can you tell I am excited? The lady that I bought it from couldn't believe I told her she could keep the dusty fake leaves that were in it. :) I am only going to show you a sneak peek because I haven't put it in the boutique yet.


Okay, you can see by the traffic or non traffic I should say, that we are back in the country again. The corn field is just before you come to our lane and here we are at the lane and almost home. I really enjoyed your company and hope you'll go with me again. Next time I promise to take you to some wonderful little place for lunch instead of the market deli but weren't they the best homemade chicken strips?





I have a very busy week this week ..... lots of things to do. Hopefully I'll see you before Saturday at Beverly's Pink Saturday. I have the most scrumptious pink thing to show you. Have a great week y'all!!!

40 comments :

Nana Net said...

When reading this I felt as if I was right in the car riding along with you! The pictures are beautiful! Looked like some of our roads here in North Carolina.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful day with us. I look forward to reading more and seeing the chic urn when you get finished with it. Have a blessed week.

http://wwwawbfam.blogspot.com/

Nana Net said...

The bridge in the pic is the one from Pea Island over to Nags Head. We just went at the beginning of September for the first time. Talk about beautiful! Definelty on my to do again list! Plus I will be blogging about it soon. LOL Take care.

Annette

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Oh Lynn that was a lot of fun ! Thanks for taking me with you...I love all the stops and all the looking and oohing and aahhhing.

...and you know I love pink :)

Still trying to catch up on everything...leave home for a few days and the stuff piles up! But I needed the little break you gave me.

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mrsjones6 said...

I loved this adventure! I felt as if I were riding along with you. And what fun treasures you discovered. I know that was a relaxing afternoon for you with out a doubt!
Have a great week,
Jen

beth at aunties said...

First, thanks for the message you left concerning Michael. His mom wants to read all the comments people leave and I know they will be a comfort to her also.

Thanks for the wonderful ride!
I too felt like I was riding along with you in the car and enjoying all the beautiful trees and shopping even at the Food Lion..(a store we do not have.)
The area looks familiar and maybe we will drive through those places this week...while we visit beautiful VA.
Thanks again, Beth

Back Through Time said...

What a fun trip you took us on!! sounds like you had a wonderful time! Love those pink mums, I didn't even buy any this year.
Antique business slowed down a bit this past week, gee I wonder why with all the wall street stuff. I am positive it will shake loose and all be OK!
How is your boutique doing? It really is lovely.
Michelle

The Brenda Blog said...

I stayed home all day. Love days like that when I don't have to venture into all the traffic and cell phones ringing and noise around town!
Brenda

Tamara Jansen said...

oh, that was a fun trip! Let's go again next weekend :)

Sandy said...

Lynn, your posts are so fun! wish I was on the ride w/ya!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Hi Lynn..oh thanks your header is darling too..glad you came over..(:)
I am looking forward to the train trip ..always fun..
hugs, Patty

Amber said...

WHat a fun, fun ride, Lynn! And your lane is the prettiest stretch of them all!

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Lynn...what a fun trip. I love the plants that you got and oh what fun at the market....Looks like you found a treasure! The scenery is so pretty in your area...everything's so green. Hope you have a great week!
xoxo,
Queenie

Les Cotrions said...

Waw! What a busy and interesting week you had! Lucky you! I'm busy too...I've to move from my home to my mother's one...many packs and boxes!
Have a nice day!
Hugs
Vale

KarenHarveyCox said...

Lynn,
You crack me up, I have to say I have been on virtual shopping sprees and visited a number of farms in Blogland, but never, never have a actually looked out the window along the way. I LOVE THIS!!! You are so clever, and I just love all of your images. Karen

Sugar Bear said...

Why thank you for the lovely day trip! It was fun to see a bit of where your turf.
Karla

countrygirl3031 said...

Oh Lynn that was so much fun. I like going on trips to stores!!! Have a great week!

Hugz,
Michele

Couture de Papier said...

nice pics like I was on the trip..you live in most perfect place..I have always wanted to visit Nagshead!

Ballerina Girl said...

How fun traveling with you Lynn! I look forward to our next trip!
Hope you have a great week, too!
BG

raccoonlover1963 said...

Hi Lynn. Great post. I love the second chair and the dresser set. I didn't think Fook Lion was still in business. The ones in Orlando pulled out a few years ago. I never had a good experience there, unfortunately. Love rummage sales, but never have themoney to go to any. I might see something I can't live without! LOL
Stop by my blog when you get a chance. I have an award waiting there for you.
Lisa

bj said...

what an absolute fabulous post...i loved every single minute of it.
thanks, girl, for taking me along with you and that cute guy who's backside looks mighty fine! heh heh
love, bj

pat@backporchmusings said...

Sounds like our kind of day, Lynn.

We have Osage Orange here, it's called Hedge, also. J has used the tree for fence posts and corner posts...very hard wood. The orange is also called hedge apple. I've used them for fall decorating,too. Several years ago, I sliced the "fruit" and baked/dried them in a slow oven. I then sealed them with clear acrylic spray and ran a wire through the center. Very pretty in dried arrangements.

Judy said...

Thanks for the fun day!! It was such fun and you found some fun places to stop and browse and shop.

Dawnie said...

great pictures, I enjoyed the ride! I love the one of the display in the store...such pretty colors.

Sandi McBride said...

WHAT a TRIP! How much fun did we have? I had a ball...wish I had that market place by me...they had great stuff...ah, a Food Lion...we have Food Lion...did you happen to pick up any tea bags whilst inside? I could go for a cuppa and a scone!
Great fun, thanks Lynn
Sandi

antigoni said...

Thank you for sharing your day with us. Your photos are beautiful. I love your blog.

CatHerder said...

Its been raining here constantly, its so depressing i cant motivate to do anything...and its not a nice summer rain either, its just gloomy.
Thanks for the ride..dont worry i buckled my seatbelt!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

What a great Road trip....hubby looks a little bored at the school sale LOL

I really like that urn....you should keep it~for awhile anyway.

I have had some good sales this month at the antique store....finally:)

Rue said...

Hi Lynn :)

I think my comment was deleted...

I just wanted to tell you that I loved going shopping with you ;)

Hugs,
rue

80sMom said...

its fun to see your whole ride! I have never seen pink mums down here where we live.

nice blog, thanks a lot!

Donna said...

Oh, I so enjoyed travelling along with you Lynn! What a fun day. Love that little vase.

Hugs,
Donna

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Such a lovely road trip! We'll have to do it again!!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Lola Enchanted said...

Wow, what a trip! Thanks for taking me along!!!!

I'm tired now!!!!heehee,

Enjoy your weekend

Linda said...

Wow! I had the best time shopping with you all. I'm glad I had on comfy shoes and I'm glad Bobby was driving so we could talk all we wanted to and look at everything...had a ball...hugs, Linda

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

You are too fun!

M ^..^

M.Kate said...

absolutely beautiful pictures, wished i could just pop over and sit at the back of your car..happy weekend, hugs always :D

My Artful Heart said...

What a lovely little road excursion...love the flea market...oh what fun :)

My Artful Heart said...

What a lovely little road excursion...love the flea market...oh what fun :)

g said...

Thanks for taking us along withyou! Can I jst say? Love. The. Elvis. Lamp. Muy tacky, but wonderful!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

OMG, That was just way too much traffic for this rural girl. I felt like I was riding in the same car. The shopping was fun!! Just hav'ta have that Elvis lamp. lol
I was glad to see the serene area when you got closer to home.

Louise said...

What a fun, fun day! I used to have days like that with my mom. LOVED it! But my favorite is the road at the end. Looks like "home."

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