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

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Since it is Spring Break for our grands, and we had a few days free from baby sitting, Adolph and I were able to get away for a couple of days.  We decided to go antiquing. There are several antique shops within two to three hours of home that we like to visit. 

On Thursday we met friends for lunch (who moved a couple of hours north of us) and visited their new home. We also had time to briefly visit a great antique mall before finding our hotel, eating dinner and getting some rest.

On Friday we got an early start, and after breakfast, we headed to a new primitive shop that recently opened in Mount Dora.  It is called When Pigs Fly and it is awesome.  Check out their blog.  Next, we went back to the antique mall, where I found a couple of goodies.  We spent the rest of the day going from shop to shop, doing a lot of looking.  We didn’t find as much this time to bring home, but it was fun to look and hubby and I enjoyed the time we spent together.

I have been looking for cotton grain/feed sacks for several months and on Friday I found my first one.  I have been able to find some made of burlap, but not the ones made out of cotton fabric.  I plan to make a throw pillow for the guest room.   We also found a bread board, a cutting board, and a small basket.

We have also been looking for a nine pane window for over two years – we found one of those on Friday.  I will share what I do with it in a future post.

It is always fun to get away, but then we have to come home and get back to life as usual.  I plan to clean up my new window and get started on my project this weekend.  Then on Sunday we will celebrate a special birthday.

I hope you all have a blessed weekend,


Civil Folks said...

Great finds. I use grain sacks as pillow cases on all of the guest beds. Very homey and comforting. Planning to make a petticoat from some of them for reenacting!


jennifer768 said...

Great finds Sue! Glad that you and your hubby had an enjoyable trip.It is always fun to walk and look .Hugs,Jen

~Sara said...

Great finds. Sounds like a fun weekend. Blessings ~Sara

~The Boyd Homestead Farm~ said...

Wonderful finds Sue!! It's always nice to get away for a trip and find goodies! Can't wait to see what you do with the window :D
have a great weekend!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I got lucky last summer and got a stack of feed sacks at an auction. I want a goose and a teddy bear made out of them so I sent them to Lil Raggedy Angie. She is talented and has made the bears before, but it will be her first goose-LOL. A pillow sounds like something I can do! You show us yours and I'll show you mine! ;)

bettyj said...

I am so happy you found your window. Now you can complete your project and I can't wait to see it. It sounds like you had fun and got some goodies. Isn't it nice to get away for just a while. If you are like me then you are always happy to go home.

Patty Sumner said...

Sounds like my kind of trip. I love it when you find those little hidden treasures. I can't wait to see what you do with your window. Blessings!

Holly said...

Sounds like a fun trip. Great finds! Can't wait to see what you do with the window.

Kristy said...

your blog looks great! hope you are doing well. Love the Spring displays and all your new goodies you found. Hugs, Kristy