…thoughts from my heart on my love for God, family and the care and decorating of our home

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Prim Perfect Day

Yesterday my sweet husband took me to the Fall Open House at Bittersweet Antiques in Brooksville.  I had been looking forward to it for several weeks and I was not disappointed.  They are only open for Seasonal Gatherings and by appointment – which is probably a good thing because I could spend way too much money there.

After a beautiful drive out in the country we found the shop, which is located in an adorable little cabin.
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We arrived early and walked around outside enjoying their Fall yard displays.
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While I was inside shopping my husband wondered around outside and found a pair of donkeys outback.  They were standing by a fence which just happened to be located by the old outhouse.
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Another fun twist to the outing was meeting up with my new friend from the Central Florida APJ Chapter – Mary of Starry Nites Farm.  Mary is the Director of the Orlando Chapter and I am the only other member, but we met some fun prim gals Saturday who seemed interested in joining.  Neither of us could meet on the 18th, so we decided to make this our outing for the month of September.  We had a fun time visiting and shopping.  My DH took a picture of us on the porch of the cabin.
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I bought an old basket and tabletop writing desk – both of these will be receiving a make-over.  I think I am just going to use a dark stain on the basket and the desk will probably get a coat of black paint and some distressing before staining.  I also got several types of gourds, a little prim fabric bird with a wire hanger, a couple of small battery operated candles wrapped with wire for hanging, and a Shoofly Cover that I have been wanting.  I also got a couple of things for a swap that I am participating in, but they are not pictured.
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An our way home we stopped at a couple of Antique Stores in a little town that we drove through and I found a few more goodies.  A crockery jug, a tiny crock, some Indian corn, an “S” hook that I wanted for hanging a basket from a cupboard door, and a Fall garden flag.
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A day spent with my DH and best friend, shopping and meeting new prim friends, and lots of goodies to bring home  - what more could a girl want?  Oh yea – good food!  We stopped at a little cafe for lunch and had pressed Cuban sandwiches and Greek potato salad – yum, yum!

I hope your weekend has been everything you desired it to be.

“Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart.”   Psalm 37:4

Autumn Blessings,


Primitives on Raspberry Lane said...

Hi Sue: Thanks for stopping by, becoming a follower and signing up for my giveaway. Good luck!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

What a fun day trip!
Your favorite Fall shop, being with your hubby, meeting up with Mary...what more could a girl want on a Fall Sunday!
Great purchases by the the writing desk.
Hugs, Karen

Dana~HomespunTreasures said...

What a great way to spend a day!!! I'm so gald you had such a good time. I LOVE all of your new Fall goodies!!


Robin said...

Sounds like THE perfect day. Your finds are very nice and that cabin is awesome. I can see where you would spend a lot of money there!! Have a blessed day...(millstonemercantile)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I love your fall decor..I am pulling mine out this week..can't wait..I love your blog and found you by way of busy bee..I am a new follower..;)

~The Boyd Homestead Farm~ said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful day and you found some great things!! I am a follower now and I enjoy reading your blog!! Have a wonderful week!

busybee said...

the shop is sooo cute & your goodies are fantastic! :) thanks for joining my blog! i am now a follower on your blog! hope we can become great prim friends!

colonialhomestead said...

Wonderful fall flag. Those 's' hooks are just great for so many things. A little hard to find at times to.

the black crow said...

Hi Sue!
Happy Birthday!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments! Appreciate it sooo much!

Wow! You had a great day and got lots of nice goodies! Your fall picture that bucket!!

I sooo want to get my decorating done everyone elses looks so warm and cozy and I am ready for that!!!

Hope you have a great birthday and it involves a prim or two!
Oh and don't forget cake!!!

Robyn said...

Your day sounds just divine!! That cabin looks like so much fun!
I love all your fall decorations too!
Have a great weekend!

mrssmith07 said...

Hi Sue...sounds like you had a great time on your outing!! And even better to meet up with a prim friend!! How exciting for the both of you!!

The cabin you visited looks awesome!!

LoVe all of your goodies you picked up along the way!!


The Country Primitive Shoppe said...

Sounds like it was the perfect day Sue! Hope to meet up with you and Mary for the Christmas Gathering at Bittersweet Antiques!!

Chris Noelle said...

Hi Sue! the blog looks great. Take me, take me to the shop in Brooksville??????perty please.
see you Tuesday!