Sunday, April 29, 2007

Just a Drive.....................




Treadmills
It was so beautiful here today (86 degrees and sunny) so after a little work around the house we decided to take a drive! BUT WHERE!
We jumped into the car and just headed West on the highway........with no real destination in mind. We got to the little town of Washington, Mo. and decided to see if there were any antique shops open. After a brief stop here and there we headed to a homestead where we were told there were some wonderful antiques. About 4 miles outside of Washington on the way to Union, Mo. there is this wonderful antique barn and outbuilding called Willow Creek! The owner, Joyce Reynolds, met us as we drove in. She was taking the day easy sitting on the front porch working on a rag rug. What a sweet lady. She has had this shop going for 27 years and it is chocked FULL of beautiful furniture and small items. There are so many floors that I got lost several times. I picked up some old ledgers and record books filled with vintage handwriting and some jewelry to remake......I also found this lovely portrait of two girls that I thought was enchanting! It was a great find....this antique haven that is! There is another building full as well, but we ran out of time......next time we will hit that one first:)

14 comments:

dawn said...

Sounds like a wonderful day - I can't think of many things better than getting "lost"! Love all of your finds...

Susan Tuttle said...

Oh Linda--you had to have been in heaven at that antique shop--it sounds incredible!!!

I love your finds--I know you will make some amazing art with them!!!

Thank you for the kind comments on my studio. I doubt it will stay that clean for very long.

Hugs,
Susan

Jill said...

What great finds! Don't you just love drives on warm days??? Especially when you find a treasure like that!
Enjoy!
School is almost out!!!

FrostingsNSparkles said...

That is just the best, the unexpected!! Love all your goodies!

tongue in cheek said...

What a lucky day, wonderful surprises and happiness at each corner, and a treasure chest full of beauty with which to create!

david santos said...

I love your work, is very nice, thank you

PAT said...

We love visiting Washington. It's along our shortcut to hwy44.

I'd love to visit that antique shop. That would be a great day trip! Will make a note of it.

We went to the Butterfly House, Saturday. That's always a treat!

Pat
Back Porch Musings

Lori said...

Sounds wonderful, good for you!! I love that picture.

One Crabapple said...

O MAN ! I wanna GO

Such great finds. Nice drive too I can see !

Those ledger booooks ! wow.

Neat neat finds !!! Just waiting for YOU.


All those years the books were kept, stored and tucked away...just waiting to get to YOU. Interesting , huh ?

The Decorated House said...

Oh my goodness, your very, very lucky day! It's so tough to find things like that here, so it is just amazing to see what you found. Donna

Roxy with the Moxy said...

I'm having an awful time leaving comments, again !! It refuses to recognize me or my password- so frustrating.!
Love the ledger, so cool.
Maybe Diane can do a good job, find a buyer and help both of you guys..... Grace is so much fun.....

(less than 30 days left!) tee hee luv, sissy

nimbleknot said...

Oooh, I love places like that! Now I am getting the itch to stop ay my local antique shop.

angelica torrez said...

WOW!!!!! I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU... WISH I WAS ON THAT TRIP WITH YOU.....I WILL NEED TO POST MY FLEA MARKET FINDS. I FOUND THIS OLD VINTAGE TYPREWRITER FOR $10.00... THAT WAS A TREASURE FIND. PLUS A BAG FULL OF SEAM BINDING THE RAYON KIND FOR $1.00. GOSH DON'T YOU JUST LOVE IT WHEN YOU FIND THESE GREAT THINGS!

LOVE, ANGELICA

One Crabapple said...

oh WOWWW.

These are good un'z!

You always find the good stuff !

Those journals !!! aaaa !!!