Hmmm…since I posted my posts before my trip to PA to see my BFF Tracy and her cutie patootie hubby Steve, Typepad has changed a bit, so hopefully I don't mess this up. Note to self: save often!!!
Here they are, aren't they the cutest couple ever? Poor Steve, he got hurt at work, he tore the bicep muscle right off his arm so needed surgery to reattach it. I gave him a hard time and told him he could have done something a lot less drastic to get time off while I was there…ha!
So I'm gonna share a couple of our fun antique shopping and my Mountain Store shopping trip today with you. When I go to Tracy's we also search for antiques (boy I wished I lived there, I would have gotten so many things).
Here we are outside the Mountain Country Store, boy oh boy I would love to own a place like this, decorating it how you want and putting this together and that, such fun. Steve was our photographer, the poor guy with his bum arm and all. He did pretty good though.
What did I get you asked? Oh well since you asked here it is. This is all the goodies I came home with from our antique shopping and the Country store shopping too. I could have gotten more stuff, but had to pack it to get it home.
How did I get it home from PA? Well I packed a smaller suitcase inside my bigger one, so I had one going, and then I packed two to come home. How did I pack the stuff so it didn't break? Well you sure have lots of questions today…ha!
We used papers, tissues, bubble wrap and Steve had this handy shrink wrap stuff, and I packed it in the suitcases amongst my clothes and I prayed that everything would make it home while it traveled in the belly of the plane, and you know what? It all made it. I even had a connecting flight, so I think I was pretty lucky.
Let's show you stuff in more detail…are ya bored yet?
Well too funny, I picked up these white wooden eggs to stick in the girl's roosting boxes to "egg" em on, and then they ended up laying (well at least one of them any…still not sure which one) when I was away. I did stick them in there when I got home though. I got them white cause I am sure the girls will lay brown eggs. Too funny the day I put them out there Eric came home from work and checked for eggs, and he brought these in carrying them so careful and he was like "look!" and I was like "oh honey those are just wooden ones I bought". They do feel like real eggs though the way they are weighted. He was so cute how careful he carried them, I put them back in the roosting box.
I picked up another one of these, it's a mason jar with an electric candle in it. It has one of those silicone bulbs in it so it looks like a candle. I had one from my trip before and when the satellite company came to hook up our tv, they broke my other one. I was so mad.
These are battery operated burned mustard wax candles. The tall ones are actually timed so they will run the same 6 hours each day. The smaller ones run till the battery dies out. I love them, I need to get more candle holders though, I just got a few. I need to be checking out some local fall boutiques to see what I can find. I also picked up the gray bowl they are in, I think its an old enamel bowl. I love that kinda stuff. I always wonder what stories it would tell us if they could talk.
Here are a few small kitchen ornaments for my tree. I have a tree by the front door that Tracy gave me and I keep it decorated all year. I just keep the same ornaments on it all the time, and add to it when I see something new I like.
I love this, it reminds me of a church window. I bought a circle thing of cherries and then I stuck one of the battery operated candles in there. It sits on the kitchen island all flickery and pretty on top of one of Granny's doilies.
We picked these up at an antique store that Tracy had not gone to before, it was kind of a mixture of antiques and crafts, it was a consignment place. We used to have a place in AZ called Coomers and it reminded me of that. I will put some buttons or things in them.
So as we shop Steve usually will carry our baskets for us, and then when we got to the counter, I was getting all totaled up and he was saying I was bad cause I got so much. But its not like I do it every day, and I love what I got. So Carol the lady that owns the Mountain store was laughing and she pointed to this sign on the cash register…
I wanted to show you the size difference compared to the store ones we had.
They are getting a bit bigger though. Off to the right I have started an egg count, so you know how many we are getting. Today we got a shell-less egg, I guess when the girls have a shock or like bad weather it can happen. It was an egg, but it was like a hard balloon, so I tossed it. If I collect an egg that is not edible, I won't put it in my egg count thing.
Well this old girl is headed to bed, I am still on east coast time I think which is 3 hours later, and I had classes all day today, and have them in the morning too, so better say nightie night! I will share more pictures and stories with you in the next few days ok?
Have a blessed Sunday and thanks so much for stopping in!