Kristine at The Painted Hive.
First stop: Second Hand Rose in Poplar Grove.
Our friend, Nancy and her talented group of ladies have put together a charming shop full of vintage garden decor, primitives, home accessories and even milk paint for those of us who'd rather DIY. I found a cute wood shelf, a great barn wood tray, another rolling pin for my collection and a huge ironstone bowl that came home with me!
At this point, my camera battery died so I have no photos from our stops at a couple of local antique malls in the area or our visit with Gwen at Meyer's Canine Colony. Meyers has a dog groomer, pet food and supplies but ALSO has an adorable gift shop for "humans" that features hand made bath salt balls, lovely soaps and lotions, candles, accessories, purses, and darling, insulated, reusable lunch bags!
The only "sad" part of the day was that it got dark too soon and we didn't make it to see the gals at Rags to Vintage, Bungle Bee Primitives or Judy at The Empty Attic but I'm hoping to be back in the area within the next few weeks and I'm certain to get there next time!
Here's what we netted for the day. Except as noted...after all, hauling some of this stuff into her kitchen to take a photo just wasn't feasible...not to mention the fact that her husband already thinks we're nuts!
My "loot" from the day: (not shown, a 5 1/2 foot piece of vintage fretwork, (5) 1940s' Tell City Chairs that Judy found for me at Goodwill for $5 each and my two "Louis" chairs that Ann found for me on Craig's List!
Ann's Loot for the day: (not shown, a 6 foot, 1950's metal glider with cushions, a huge galvanized funnel and some other cool, odd, black metal bthing (that she'll probably make into a planter or something).
Happy rainy Monday...I'm still unloading the car!