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!.


ImagiMeri said...

Hi Lynn,

Sounds like you had a wonderful day....so did I. I went shopping with my mom, my two sisters and Sandy my friend from 521Lakestreet blogging fame. Sandy and I purchased tons of stuff at one of the neatest stores around, and then we all went out to lunch, then did some more shopping. I'm completely worn out. Have fun, and take care.


Connie said...

Looks like ya had fun with your mum, sweetpea! I love the pix with you and the apron. Look kind of confused there, chick! LOL

Amy Kinser said...

Thanks for sharing your day with us. Sounds like you had a great time with your mom.

Hearts Turned said...

Looks like a fun day to me! Thanks for sharing pictures of your beautiful area--and that great cloud--that was spooky!

Hope you're having a wonderful night!

Unknown said...

Oh yes Lynn...I would love to pop over :)

Trotter said...

Hi Lynn! What a journey!! Furthermore with Santa and a gorgeous sunset to end the day... Great fun!!

Blogtrotter 2 is still in Jamaica. Enjoy and have a great weekend!!

trash talk said...

Sounds like a perfect day. Don't you just love those and wish you could tuck them into your pocket for safe keeping? Those last two shots are beautiful. That's the way the morning fog looks at Warrenton/Round Top. Add wildflowers and oh my goodness!

Unknown said...

wow what awesome photo's. luv them all. The cloud pic sure was interesting. How nice you had your camera to capture that pic. Oh the sunset is so beautiful. It's great to be outdoors..

Margaret Cloud said...

I enjoyed coming along with you and your mom. I can remember when I was first married, my mom gave me her aprons and I wore them and after she passed away I wore them in loving memory of her. Liked your pictures especially the one of your mom looking at the seeds, because that is what I like to do. Also the photo of the tree is very pretty, I like sunset pictures anyway. Have a nice weekend.

Nancy said...

Love the day! Aprons!!! Lucky you.

I came from Silver Sunday somehow, went to your shop, now I'm going back to the blog to listen to Enya. I played that so loud in my Florida home...a happy time...great memories.

Gretchen said...

Fun to go along with you on your day...
Loved the close of your blog post with the sunset and eiree cloud too. A nice ending to a fun post.
Thanks for visiting my blog and I'm so happy you're wearing and loving your purchase from me. ;-) Makes me happy...

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