A Day Out with Me
Thought you all might like to accompany me on a day out treasure hunting and whatever I happen to run across that looks interesting and fun. At least once a week I have to get on the road and hunt. Yesterday I drove down and picked up my Mom. We headed out to Old Town, where there is an antique mall in one of the old historical buildings. You know.......the kind where there are lots of different vendors. I hit this place only about twice a year. The old town is just full of beautiful 19th century architecture but has been in despair for quite some time. But even with the economy the way it is, the town's people and leaders are trying to revitalize this quaint river town. There are lots of little fun places to find and visit. We also saw Santa Clause sitting in the back of a pick up truck waiting to unload some vintage goodies in a new "old" place getting ready to open up. Who knew Santa was into vintage??? :)
I was lucky to find some fantabulous vintage aprons........some full and half aprons and never even used. One still had the old store tag on it. Another looks like the vintage Wilendur table cloths with it's red roses. I decided to keep one because I loved the pink and green color and the ruffle on the bottom. I have finally wised up and wear aprons now when working in my studio and cooking and besides I think they look adorable with a pair of jeans.....even cute to go grocery shopping in. I had Bobby G. take a photo of my "new" vintage apron. I have no idea what I am doing in that photo (and my photographer is not the best.....sorry hon'). The others I put in the boutique which you can find here.
After that we went to Kimberly Ann's. This place is the most awesome consignment shop ever. She has the best flair for decorating. If you didn't know any better you would think you were in a very high end retail boutique. Here I found some gorgeous vintage cut work, white on white pillowcases. Oops, I forgot to take photos in this place but I will next time, I promise.
Next door we stopped in for lunch. The Dixie Grill has been in business since 1945 and has the best home cooking. The antique pressed tin ceiling is just beautiful. One side of the grill has the original soda fountain and swivel stools and the other side is lined with booths. Mom and I grabbed a booth. Our lunch was delish and we enjoyed every morsel. The owner and staff here is so warm and welcoming. Compliments of the house, the cook brought out slices of still warm, just baked rum cake....oh man....yummo! I only took one photo of this wonderful old place. Pink Saturday girls, you would have loved the ladies' room. It was pink and full of old ornate white frames.
Hopping back in the car we decided to go to the garden center and see what had come in for Spring planting. This is my Mom perusing the hundreds of seed packets. Mom will be 86 in June and still has her little garden out back.
She bought this type of kale I had never seen before called "Party". It has stems of all different colors. It will be fun to see it when it reaches maturity. I had already bought and planted spinach, mesclun and red kale in the deck planters last weekend so I only bought some flower seeds......Canterbury Bells.
But I did buy pansies. Don't you just love pansies and their sweet little faces? I had planted them last Fall thinking they would be so pretty this Spring but alas...our Virginia weather this past winter has been extra snowy and cold. Usually the pansies will winter over but not this time. I saw solid white pansies over at Kathleen's of Faded*Charm and thought they looked so pretty but I couldn't find those so I got the purple and white.
We had a fun day! After I dropped Mom off, I enjoyed my drive home listening to a new CD I picked up.......some good ol' Motown sounds. As I pulled into the Lane I saw a strange cloud laying low over the fields. I jumped out of the car and took photos. It was so quiet......kind of eerie like....... I felt kind of spooked. Later that night we decided that it was low lying clouds from brush burning up the road about a mile. Maybe.....but I have never seen anything like it here. woooooooooooo (insert ghost sound here)
And while I had the camera out I noticed the pretty sunset behind me. Testing some more of the settings on my new camera I snapped this shot. And that was my day. How was your's? I will see you again on Silver Sunday this week. Looking forward to it!.