6.03.2011

Pink Saturday ~ Hodge Podge

We traveled the scenic byway yesterday. This was the road, that back in the day, was a major East coast travel route before the interstate. (quote by Mrs. A.B. White:"a big fine highway going all through the South".unquote) I love this road. Yesterday was Mom's 87th birthday and I took her for a drive. We went down this road just to see what we could see. Had a great lunch of Southern comfort foods, stopped at a roadside stand and bought the sweetest cantaloupe, some tomatoes and fresh fat green beans and then found this charming place. At one time this was a motor lodge, consisting of tiny little brick cottages, long ago closed.  But now Suzanne has taken several of these sweet abodes and transformed them into a fabulous little antiques place she calls 'Hodge Podge'. Suzanne was as charming as her place and a girl after my own heart. She was working the shop barefoot. LOL...love it! That's her with my Mom out front just chit chatting away. I do hope you will stop in and say Hi! if you are ever on Route 1 also known as Jefferson-Davis Highway.(fondly known as Jeff-Davis) :) 
Hodge-Podge at The Shops at Ivey, Colonial Heights, Va.

 Where is the pink today you might be asking?  Well....as we were leaving this delightful shop,  I noticed some birds perched on the top of the door lentil.  I looked and looked at them trying to decide if they were real or not.  Mom said they were fake birds in a nest.  For the longest time they did not move and then one opened and closed its little beak.  Yep, there were three little birds just about ready to take leave of the nest.  Suzanne had left some Christmas decorations over the door and Momma bird had decided it would make a fine home for her family.  See the pink limbs in the nest?  Is this not the sweetest scene?  I just bet those little birds tested their wings and have flown off by now to make their own way.  HAPPY PINK SATURDAY and thanks to Ms. Beverly of How Sweet the Sound  for making Pink Saturdays the most fun day of the week.  Now I am off treasure hunting today and will see you asap. xoxo




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35 comments :

Honey at 2805 said...

What a cute picture! Happy Pink Saturday!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

This is the sweetest post!
Love those baby birds...they almost fooled you...huh? Smarties...:o)


~ Gabriela ~

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I travel US 1, Jeff Davis Hwy a lot. Wonder if I could take it waaay up Nawth ... will have to see.
There was a dove nesting in a similar fashion at the cottage and when it saw you it would be still as a statue too.
Sounds like ya'll had a grand time.
(())

Grace said...

Happy Hodge Podge Pink Saturday!! lol I want to come shop there. I bet they have the cutest thing. Have a wonderful weekend. Grace xoox

LV said...

Wold really enjoy touring that area. You did very well on capturing so much of the interesting things. Just a peek of pink will do.

Holly said...

Those little birds are precious - what a great picture! I love the "Hodgepodge" - my kind of place. It sounds like a special day with your mom too!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Char said...

Hi Lynn, I look forward to Saturdays because it's the time when I can catch up with you and what you are up too. I still miss seeing you in SLS!!
It seems you had a wonderful day out with your mother, making memories and enjoying each others company in a special way.
I don't like to travel the freeways just because of this, you miss it all. All the great shops and little cafes.
This was a wonderful idea and I love the name Hodge Podge.
Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Tami said...

Those little birds are the sweetest, Lynn. How lucky you were to stumble upon such a cute place.
Enjoy your weekend! Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Sweet! You described a wonderful day out with your Mom. Lovely!

Genie said...

Hey, gal, you have a pink Tshirt in there, too. Love the post. It is so nice. HPS

Tete said...

What a great day trip and a special time for you and your mom. I'll bet she was tickled pink!
Hugs- Tete

Lynn said...

Best. Pink. Ever.

Shirley said...

Oh Lynn, I love those little birds. What a great sight to see..

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

A beautiful post and I just love those sweet little birds,
HPS
Michelle

mercedes scott said...

Lynn, this is such a perfect P.S. post! I love that you discovered this little treasure... we sometimes miss some of nature's most amazing things because we're always in a rush to get somewhere. You've also created a special memory with your mom.
Happy weekend :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

SWEET LYNN!!! Oh dear, those birds are so sweet! And yes dearest, COME OVER ANY TIME and come wherever I am going...right now it is PRovence. I will continue to travel through France and take in all the lavender I can muster up!!! Don't you just love to dream? Enjoy your weekend and thank you for coming over! Anita

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It sounds like you and Mom and a great day, My Mom turns 80 this coming Thursday. That is something we do, just drive to see where it leads us. Happy pink Saturday and Happy Birthday Lynn's Mom!

Carol

Light and Voices said...

Those birds are adorable. See you next week. HPS!
Joyce M

Our Back Porch said...

How sweet, indeed! Sounds like you and your Mom had a nice day! Happy Birthday to her! Happy Pink Saturday!

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

Maison Mutt said...

What a fun trip. I love found treasures on roadtrips. The owner picked such a cute name to call her company as well. Happy PS!
Wags, Niki

Claudia said...

Transforming those cottages into shops is such a neat idea. Happy Belated Birthday to your Mom!

I've just said goodbye to some little birds who have fledged. I love the way the Mama created that sweet nest - and the babies are adorable.

xo
Claudia

Linda said...

What a find! Glad to hear you and your Mom are enjoying each other.
Birdie Love...Blessings, L

Marydon said...

Love those birdies. Would've fooled me! What a lovely outing for you. Not sure if we've been down this road yet ... hmmmm!

Have a beautiful PS week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Pat said...

Terrific luck finding the birds in their next. Sounds like you and your mom are having a great road trip!

Only Cute Things said...

What a fun trip,Just beautiful. I'd love visit this antiques home, I love it!
Happy pink saturday!

xoxo

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Aunt Snow said...

Sounds like a wonderful road trip. I'd love to do that someday - just drive along with no destination but fun.

The little shops look like a great place to explore.

And the birds! Amazing. The shop's owner is a wise woman!

Happy Pink Saturday!

jeanne said...

Love this little birthday trip for your mom. It looks like she is loving it too. What a cute idea for selling antiques. I want to go there and meet the barefoot owner. Smile. The baby birds are adorable. Their mother like pink too. HA!
Hugs, Jeanne

Cat & Cricket said...

Happy PS!
Would have loved that road trip!
Have fun!
Smiles~
C

Tiff said...

I would love to visit those shops! Those little birds are so cute! X

Nancy said...

Charming! And, a wonderful day with your mom. Happy Pink Saturday!

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Hodge Podge birdies, I would love to take that route right to the front door.

Stay in the pink

LL

Annesphamily said...

What a sweet post! HB to your precious mom! I love the antique store. It is so sweet. Those birds are adorable! I love the Spring time. Hugs Anne

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Lynn, the flowers do look like peonies, I never thought of that. Mom is in Minnesota and I am in Orlando, so there won't be a road trip this week, she hates that she is turning 80, so she wants nothing to do with any BD celebrations...I guess I understand!

Carol

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Lynn.

You girls must have had a wonderful time. I do remember those little motor courts, and what a fun idea to use them as shops. I would love doing that.

Your photo of these sweet little birdies is fantastic. It gave me a big smile.

Margaret Cloud said...

What a wonderful daughter o take your mom out and about. Sounds like a fun day. The Hodgepodge looks interesting

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