Anyway here is part 2....few highlights of the places we visited last week! Everyone was so nice, Hubby and I had a blasting talking and visiting with everyone....
First stop was in Sparta, IL to Homestead Primitives owner is Renate. Thanks to Mary Harris giving us the info we needed to make a visit... I left a few pennies there! Renate is so lucky to have the space right on her property to have shop! That is a commute we all could love!
Few pictures inside her shop. I wasn't able to take pictures in all the shops. Some prefer you don't, so I respected their wishes.
Here's hubby being a great sport while I look around. Though he loved talking with Renate, she a spitfire, love her!
So here is Renate, got her to take a picture, though she really didn't want to... They do all of their own primitive woodwork too!
After we left there off we went to Lebanon, IL. Now we had been there years ago. I knew the primitives shops were still there along with a fabric/quilt shop. So many primitive fabric's oh my!
So it was a raining day on Wednesday.... Just love the look of Lebanon, brick streets....
Simple Country Treasures, another fun shop! Now, I have another story....HEHE.... It's a raining, gloomy day. So pretty much where ever we went, we were the only ones in the shop.... So as I am paying for my few treasures from this shop, I am looking at the gal waiting on us... I say to her " you look familiar." Do you have blog? She looks a bit surprised, but says "yes.".... I then realize, you are" the patriot homeplace!" So yes, Kimberlee Johnson that also writes for A Primitive Place waited on me! Small World!
Really we went into the Calico Moon first... I was in there a VERY long time! YIKES! The fabric! So much great primitive fabric, I was in heaven! You just can't find lots of this fabric and to have it all in one place! Let just say, I left A LOT of money in this shop!!! LOL! If I wasn't so busy buying up all the fabric, the primitive handmades, OH MY!!!! I also took a leap and got a rug hooking frame! Now I can give hooking, rug hooking that is, the right effort! I am so excited!
Then I have mentioned before and Tammy already posted about us being able to met up! What a treat! We got to walk around a great primitive shop in Mt. Vernon... They are getting ready to expand next month and will be 4xs their size in their new space, I can't image! No pictures inside, but a great shop!!!!
Hubby was our photographer for 2 gals that SO DON'T like having their pictures taken! LOL! I always say that is why I am behind the camera! LOL... BUT, I do think we took a great picture! Thanks again Tammy for taking the time to come to where we were for the visit!
So yesterday Hubby hung my new shelf..... No picture yet of that...HEHE... I am so mean, aren't I? Can you guess where I might of gotten it from? You might see a picture of it in the background on her blog..... Ok, I will tell ya.... for my next update will be all about Gatherings in Iowa! Wanda was a doll and let me take lots of pictures, and I did just that! So I thought I would do just a post about that and a Item or 2 that might of followed us home.... Now sadly, or maybe not... I have been shopping here and there all week... So funds where a bit low by the time we got to her....SIGH... At first I thought, we should of come here FIRST...BUT, no that would of been bad! I would of been broke on day one and we would of needed to turn around and go back home... OH the primitives....YIKES! I need a bigger house! LOL! So stay tuned... more to come! Have a great day! OLM