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.
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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