I have to say that I have not met any of you in person until Sunday, but consider all of you my friends. This weekend Steve said that we could go anywhere I wanted. Well, I happen to notice that Linda of The Keeping Room had Sunday hours. I absolutely LOVE her home and if you were not aware she was just featured in Country Sampler Home Tour Edition. Anyway, I am an avid follower of her blog. I told Steve we were going to make a road trip so that I could meet Linda. We got out the GPS plugged in her address and away we went. The temperature was just above 40 and sunny. What a great day for a drive. It only took us about 45-50 minutes to get to her shop and home.
I did not take my camera as I would feel funny snapping pictures of her shop when she has them on her website. Plus I know I hate having my picture taken and I don't like asking others to have theirs taken either. Let me just say her shop is just AWESOME!!!!! She has tons of primitive stuff. I had a hard time deciding what I wanted first. We walked into the shop and Linda happened to be in the house. Steve and I walked around and savored everything. As soon as Linda walked in I recognized her from her picture in Country Sampler. LOL. I have to tell you that she is so nice and we instantly hit it off and just talked about everything. I felt like I had known her forever. I shopped and talked and Steve just shopped. LOL. He was in awe and prim heaven too. I think he has been converted. LOL.
Wanna see what wonderful treasures I found????
The awesome lamp, which didn't work at first but we figured it out. So disregard my email Linda. LOL
Some yummy scented wax corn (which I have been wanting) and mug rugs. The mug rugs Steve picked out.
The new Jill Peterson magazine... There are some great pictures and articles in this one.
Some sugar molds that I also wanted and was going to make, but these were well worth not making for the price.
The gourds were just awesome. I think every prim home should have some. LOL. I'm just mad I didn't see the ones on her porch til I was leaving. I wished I would have bought more.
The corn dryer that I have been wanting forever. I used an existing nail already in my wall. I will be moving it. LOL.
Now on to the stuff Steve had to have. He asked me if I wanted it of course.
First, he really loved this saying. Last night he hung it in my bedroom and kept saying isn't this so "cute". Of course I had to take the opportunity and make fun of him for using the word cute. LOL.
A clothes drying rack. We are discussing where it should go.
And finally the slaw cutter??? I know that's what it was used for but not sure if that's the correct name. I know where this baby is going, but we need something strong to hold it on the wall. So for now it is not hung. There is a funny story about why I got this. Steve saw one being used as a shelf in a home he was working in and instantly thought I needed one so he has been looking high and low for one. So he takes a picture with his cell phone so I could see it along with a few other pictures of the way she decorated. The home owner had no idea he took the picture and I'm sure she'd be a bit upset if she knew. LOL.
Not bad for only about an hour or so huh? I just love her shop so for those who live near Waynesburg Ohio make sure you stop in to see Linda. Thanks again Linda for being so nice.
On the way home we also stopped at the flea/market antique shop, which I bought nothing. And I had to go to Menard's (a home improvement store) with Steve since we went where I wanted to go. I looked a lot of stuff, but went to the lumber section and dreamed about all the stuff I could make with it. LOL. The one thing I didn't know was how expensive cedar wood is. I was thinking about making some outdoor flower boxes with it, but HOLY COW!!! I would have to go into debt for it. So back to the drawing board for what I want to do.