Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Some Redos and a Roadtrip

Yesterday I was off the entire day. I know before you say it I was going to post yesterday, but I had nothing exciting to post until last night. LOL. In the morning I crafted which I will get there in a moment. In the afternoon, I dropped my daughter off at a Bible study in the next town over and did some shopping. Then last evening Steve wanted to try a new restaurant so we went and then walked around the town and I took a few pictures for you to enjoy.

Alright lets start off with my redos. First, one is a new sign I made for over my gameboards. I took this pic outside thinking it would give more of the true color, but I guess not. It is black, red, and mustard.

Next, if you'll remember this was an old cutting board that had a flower painted on the front. Now...

Then with some help from my friend Ronda I have been wanting to make a pincushion to go with my boxes. So here you go.

I hate taking pics in the day time because of the glare from the sun.

Steve built me my peg racks for the dining room on Sunday, but they aren't done yet because he developed a kidney stone and was miserable. So I'll show you those when they are done.

Yesterday I visited two stores in Smithville, which is in Wayne County Ohio. There was a prim shop I was dying to go to, but just haven't. It is called Mimi's Memories. It was an amazing shop. I think I died and went to heaven. I bought a few treasures that I'll show you in another post because I didn't take pictures of that yet. It was prim perfect. No I didn't take pictures of the shop because the owner was not there for me to ask. Everything from amazing smelling candles, to treenware, dried herbs and garlands, to bonnets and aprons, you name it she had it. Then I went to an antique store that opened May 1st just down the street. I didn't want to look like a tourist taking pics so I was undercover in my car taking these pics with my phone. LOL

This shop too was so awesome. She had some really great treasures at very reasonable prices. There was stuff in every nook and cranny of that store and her hubby and son were bringing in more when I was there. I also bought some items at her store. I bought 3 bowls for display. One was wood, the other two were the kind that are kinda cheapy. Like the ones I have painted over before. So I have two new painting projects waiting for me. There was also a really neat picture I almost bought for the dining room, but I couldn't bring myself to spend the money for it. It was a hand painted colonial looking horse pulling a buggy with a colonial looking guy in the buggy. I may have to check if it's still there Saturday.

Then like I said Steve wanted to try a new BBQ place in downtown Wooster. Once again in Wayne County and is our county seat. It is such a neat downtown area. Lots of old buildings and architecture galore. I know it's hard to see but this was inside the restaurant. Big tall Victorian looking windows. The one wall was brick. I think it would be awesome to live somewhere that has an exposed brick wall. The food was excellent. I got pulled pork with sweet potato casserole and baked beans. They made it while you waited. Then for dessert if you weren't full you could order cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. Needless to say I was full and didn't get dessert.

After dinner we needed to walk off our food so we walked around the downtown area. So as to not look like a tourist again a snapped only a few pictures with my phone. LOL. Most of the places were closed so I did a little window shopping.

I just loved these tiles that were on the front of one of the buildings.

Pottery need I say more.

Another antique store that I will need to go to when it's open.

Lastly, this antique store I remember the name. Antiques in the Vault/ Art in the Vault. Let me just say WOWZERS!!!!! This shop in the front is basically an art gallery where local artisans sell the items. It was fantastic!!! Anywhere from pottery to jewelry to handblown glass and even rug hooking. It actually was open so of course we went in. I know where I'm sending Steve for Christmas for me.

In the back was the antique part. They had some decently priced items. No one was back there so I took pics of my favorites.

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basketsnprims said...

Love your pincushion and your tombstone candle keep is awesome. What a fun night out you had. There are some awesome shops near you. I have got to get down there one of these days. Have a great week and happy 4th. Hope Steve is feeling better.

ohiofarmgirl said...

Wooster...wonder how far that is from me...I might have to check it out. Dianntha

Sheila said...

What a great time you must have had! I really like the way your breadboard turned candle keep turned out too. I think I better start saving my pennies so I can plan a trip to Ohio since you folks have some of the best shops around ;-)
Have a happy and safe 4th!
Seasons of Thy Heart

Anonymous said...

Great job on the pinkeep, what a wonderful day of shopping, I wish we had someplace like this to go..I went to some thrift shops this morning. You'll have to put some pins in your pinkeep,,,I love them. Thanks for the mention of my name in your post. Have a great day..

Barb said...

Oh be still my heart...I so love all that you are showing us! And those shops, well I am drooling with envy...I want them near let's say I need them near me! Oh maybe not, because I would be blowing money like crazy! Have a great 4th of July, and for Steve, no fun those kidney stones, feel better soon!

Farm Field Primitives said...

I love the candlekeep. I will have to try that. Looks like you had a great day. Thanks for sharing.

Leslie said...

Your home is really coming together nicely! You have made you and your children such a nice home :) I'm happy for you. Life is so much better than it was for you a year ago :)

Thanks for the compliments. I haven't touched anything Prim in months. I want to, but this pile of clothes I want to make over keeps calling to It's been a lot of fun :)


Anonymous said...

I just love our downtown I think it
is so pretty and soooo clean.

And the new big library is beautiful!
Hubby and I just ate at the Greek
Resturant in Wooster. Its been there with the same owner for
more that 30 years.

Did you eat at Bobs Barbeque?
We also looki in the Gift Cornor
windows as the store was closed.

We ate downtown because I told
my hubby next time we ate out
it would not be in the north end
by Wal-mart we were going downtown.
I believe in supporting the down town also.

Now I am gonna have hubby take me
to Smithville.

Wooster OH

colonialhomestead said...

Thanks for sharing your fun night out with all of us. I have a pattern for that pincushion but I have not made it yet. On my to do list. I may have to move it up a bit after seeing how nice yours looks.

Tina said...

Awesome! Happy 4th of July weekend.