Today I’m sharing a few more of my favorite purchases on our mini road trip. I really didn’t JUST shop on this trip, but I did cram a LOT of shopping into a three day trip!
Y’all are not going to believe how excited I get about seeing hills! The area of Arkansas where I live is COMPLETELY flat. You can see for miles without any obstruction. Sometimes (like when the sun is rising or setting), that is nice, but I am always in awe of hills and mountains when I see them.
The views from our redneck pool house (the RV) made me feel like I was looking out at Cindy’s (Applestone Cottage) view from her pretty home. The views also made me think of Pat (Back Porch Musings) and Coty (Styling By Coty Farquhar), because I was wishing I could take beautiful photographs like these two bloggers.
Just look at this beautiful stemware! I bought a set of five – (I’ve told you before that a bargain hunter does not find sets of even numbered tablescaping items, but I look at it as a blessing. An odd number is always priced a little lower then an even number, and I might break one, and then I would have a set of 4.) As I was bargaining with the dealer to buy this set of five, I was thinking of Bill (Affordable Accoutrements) and Cherry Kay (Entertaining Women), and all of you other bloggers who have gorgeous stemware.
All of the way home, I was thinking of my vintage Paris hat box. I was imagining that I was returning from a trip to Paris, and it reminded me of Sarah (Hyacinth for the Soul), Debbie (Confessions of a Plate Addict), Maggie (Normandy Life) and all of the other lovely bloggers from the Quimper Club International blog.
When I saw this candle holder in a gift store, I knew I had to have it, because I had admired several of them on Sue’s blog (Sullivan and Murphy). I think I’m going to have to do a better job of arranging something in the bottom of the glass holder.
Of course, when I see wonderful pieces of china, I am reminded of all of you bloggers, but transferware especially makes me think of Nancy (Nancy’s Daily Dish). I bought this platter, because I love that it was fall colors, but it doesn’t have a turkey on it (I already have a couple of turkey platters). I don’t feel like I need to reserve using this platter for Thanksgiving or other turkey holidays. (No, I’m not just serving duck on this platter). The platter has no markings on the back.
The bargains that I brought home, which I already showed you on a previous post, remind me of some amazing bargain hunters in Blogville, including Linda (A La Carte) and Diann (The Thrifty Groove). My tour of the Jack Daniels Brewery reminded me of Marty (A Stroll Thru Life) and Kim (Savvy Southern Style)! Sorry Marty and Kim, your secret is out now! [No they do not drink excessively, but Marty does love cloches, and Kim does love demijohns. So do I, but these weren’t for sale.]
You may have noticed that I love china that has village scenes on it, and since this $9 plate was marked half price, it jumped into my hands before I made it to the checkout. Village scenes remind me of the “village” that is our corner of Blogville. We have the most wonderful citizens in our Blogville village. My recent post “Do Odd Things Happen to Odd People” did not really invite kind and loving comments, but somehow, my fabulous blog readers were able to come up with kind, generous and lovely comments to leave on that post.
Being a part of this wonderful corner of Blogville is definitely one of those amazingly wonderful (and a little odd) events that have occurred in my life. Thank you so much for being such a special a part of my life. Please go visit the other Favorite Things posts shown below. laurie