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Friday, October 15, 2010



I’m traveling!  My sweetheart and I haven’t been on a vacation in almost 10 years!  Sadly, we’ve let our business take over our lives.  We are on a mini road trip, and we are having such a great time!  (Yep -- We took the redneck pool house out of the back yard!) (For those who didn’t read my post about our redneck pool house, that is how I refer to our RV, since it seldom leaves our back yard!)

I’m going to share a few of my favorite images from Lebanon, Tennessee.  The town square in Lebanon is filled with antique shops.  I know you aren’t surprised that my favorites are vintage things.  I haven’t bought a lot, because I am a bargain hunter, and we are in a tourist town, so these are not garage sale prices.  I will share what I did buy when I get home.

jack o lntrns


crown pyrex

chrstms booth

chrstms houses

shby chc booth

ferris wheel close

tea towl

turkey plates

roostr plate

lmp shades cmbnd

 As always, the prettiest sights anywhere are those created by God.


We will be heading home soon, and I am looking forward to catching up on my blog reading.  (I am soooo far behind on my blog reading, and I apologize for not visiting recently.  I’ll be by for a visit soon.)  Thank you for joining me on our road trip today.  Be sure to go visit all of the links shown below.  You’ll be so glad you did.  laurie


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Such neat pics Laurie!
Sounds like your having a blast!
Can't wait to hear all about it.
Big Hugs and enjoy the rest of your trip my dear!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Fun shopping. I am so glad you are getting away for a short trip. Just relax and enjoy. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

Wow, how fun, Laurie! Now, the big question is - what did you buy? :)
Glad you're having fun!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Glad you are having fun! A road trip is always a blast. I love to visit new places. Tenn should be so pretty right now! I would love to visit those shops but I know prices are high and I'm a thrifty gal like you. See you when you get home!!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Oh my, look at all the fun you are having! What did you buy? That little ferris wheel is sooo cute! ( Please say you brought that home with you and that you are going to use it as a table centerpiece for the next grandchild's birthday!) And I Love those sparkly little paper houses too. :-)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Would love to be in middle TN this weekend. I am way past due for a trip to Franklin. I know what you mean about the prices - the shops in Franklin really love their stuff also.:D
Have a safe trip home. Thanks for hosting again this week.

ellen b. said...

Good for you for getting away! Enjoy!!

Lynn said...

I was tickled by the table of Pyrex then scrolled down to the Christmas trees-oh boy! Have a great trip:@)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi sweet friend...

Laurie, I just let out the biggest ol' "whoop" of joy...when I read that you and your honey were on vacation!!! I'm tickled pink for you, Darlin'!!! You two definitely deserve a vacation...and it sounds like you're having sooo much fun! Yeeeehawwww!!! Enjoy!!!

Well, dear certainly have found some neat shops on your adventure! I loved looking at all of those pretties in your photos! Can't wait to see what goodies that you have bought! Thank you for sharing a bit of your trip with us much fun!!! Ohhh...I'm just elated that you've taken a vacation!!!

Thanks again for hosting this fun filled Saturday party! You certainly are the "hostess with the mostest" the party while you're on vacation! GIRL!!! Hehe!

Love ya,

Unknown said...

WOW!!! Sounds and looks like you are having a good time on your mini-road trip. You deserve it. Can't wait to see what you bought.

niartist said...

Happy travelling to you Laurie. I think Scott and I may be taking an impromptu vacation in the coming days ... stay tuned, because if it happens I'm sure to blog about it! :) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Love having you! :)

Savannah Granny said...

So glad you are getting some time off. It always seems to revive the soul. I hope you return home refreshed and rested. Hugs, Ginger

Olive said...

You certainly need a vacation! Have fun! I am confident you found bargains. ♥O

Kat said...

Laurie, this sounds like so much fun. Lebanon is such a pretty town, and I bet it's beautiful this time of year. Can't wait to see what you picked up. Enjoy your road trip! Kat

Christie said...

Laurie, I enjoyed 'shopping' with you! What fun things you found! I agree with the last photo statement! Safe travels! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

Anonymous said...

Looks like you are seeing some fun things! I didn't know Lebanon, TN had a lot of antique stores--I'll have to remember that if I'm traveling out that way!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Sounds like you are having a great time, Laurie! I love those metal pumpkins! Can't wait to see what you bought! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Sarah said...

Looks like the traveling pair are having a fun adventure. I'll be eager to see what treasures and bargains you bring back home. Those metal jack-o-lanterns are pretty cute. Hope one rolled into the RV. ;-)
Thanks for hosting. ~ Sarah

The Charm of Home said...

Wonderful sights in TN. Thanks for showing it to us.

xinex said...

How fun to be vacationing, Laurie. I am glad you and Danny took off, you really need that every now and then. Sorry I did not join you this week but my mom had a terrible accident and I have been busy caring for her. Enjoy your trip!...Christine

susan said...

Laurie-TEN YEARS!!! You deserved a trip! Hope you are having a great time. I enjoy just looking without buying sometimes---although I do see wonderful dishes in your photos!!! Check your email!

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Anonymous said...

Looks like the two of you are having a wonderful time!
The pictures are full of treasures...the vintage kitchen shot, the pumpkins, the shabby chic, the plates.
Looking forward to seeing what treasures you bring back.
Thanks for hosting one of the best parties of the week!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Laurie!

Oh, everyone of those pictures were "oohhh and Ahhhh-able"!!!
I hope you and the Hubs have a wonderful little getaway!!

Susie Walker said...

Hey, Eve..been missing you on '67
but so glad you and Atticus got away!
I loved your shopping pics..I was trying so hard to see the price tag on the vintage toy Ferris Wheel..I could use that for Circus-themed Gran Camp! Sha didn't get to come so I have just decorated all day and have enjoyed placing the special things you gave me for H'ween. Not only did undefeated Conway lose, but so did the UA Hogs..bad day for sports! Soos

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Looks like you are having a wonderful time. Great photos! Enjoy your time!


Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Sounds like you are enjoying your time away. I love that red and white table with all the vintage kitchen bowls, bread box, etc.
The blue and white tile in my kitchen isn't original. My carpenter installed it about 4 yrs ago. I love it, as houses of that period did have tile countertops :)

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie,

I have been away also, to attend my best friend's wedding in New Hope Pennsylvania. It was great getting away. Hope you have a wonderful time.


Anonymous said...

You need to bring that red-neck pool house over to our parts of the woods one of these days!! Gosh what a hoot it would be to spend time with you- It think I would have to buy some depends as you would have me.....well we won't go there!!

Have a fantastic time!!

bee blessed

The Tablescaper said...

Hi Laurie:

Sorry to be so late in liking up, these weekends are busy!

So funny that we both have a visiting post this weekend. I love wandering, but don't often have the time to do it. So happy to hear that you and your hubby took a well earned vacation!

I too am behind in my blog visiting. I'm next off to see your kitchen post. I was too busy to make that one.

Thanks so much for participating in Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

DogsMom said...

So happy you are getting a vacation! And sometimes it is nice to look at those touristy places then go back to your house on wheels and pat yourself on the back for finding your $50 platter for 50 cents where you do shop.
Or laugh at how something you grew up playing with (and maybe altered) is now prized in pristine condition, but you wouldn't give up those childhood memories at any price.

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie, Great photos. I sure wish i had that set of turkey dishes. I love them. Can't wait to see what you bought.I love being in your kitchen.All that gorgeous eye cany....Kathy

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie, My spelling is getting bad!!It's suppose to be eye candy. Sorry.


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I agree... the beautiful photos of the antique treasures are not as lovely as the white clouds in the blue sky! :)

Cindy Adkins said...

I hope you are having a wonderful time on your trip...and your favorite things are amazing!!! I love the Christmas items...they're simply magical!!!

Debbie said...

Hope you're having fun. Of course, you could be back by now! I was absent from blogland most of last week having fun with daughters home from college.

I'm trying to catch up too.
I LOVE the turkey dishes. I'm sure all the well versed folks know what they're called, but I'll just call them that. My mother would go hog wild in the Christmas store. Oh... yes!

Judi said...

Hi Laurie
I hope you are having the greatest grandest time! I love the goodies you have seen for sale and I look forward to seeing what you might be picking up ;o)

see you when you are back!

Ginger said...

Sadly I can't seem to load all the pictures from your post, but I saw a lot of them. Glad you are out and about.
We have one of those RV's that never leave the back yard too.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Oh sweetie, I hope your enjoyin' that well earned vacation to the max and then some! I can't wait to hear all about it! Your gonna have a blast!

Love the pics!!! :o)

Ya'll have a great time and a wonderfully blessed vacation!!!

Barbara said...

If you want some bargains, you should come to Bisbee, AZ. Many antique stores there with very good prices. This guy Mr. Nelson takes photographs of the things in the stores for his Flickr acct.
If you're ever out this way give me a holler!

Miss Janice said...

Don't you just love these kind of shops? I want the turkey dinnerware!!!