We went on a little road trip this past weekend......just a much needed little getaway for the two of us, and of course, an opportunity to buy lots of inventory for the shop! Mickey and I have so much fun together looking for cool stuff and fun little places that are a little "off the beaten path"!
Our trip was supposed to be centered around a trip to Amish Country, however, it was sooooo busy, we just drove right on through and decided to cruise the back roads. You can do a lot of daydreaming while meandering down the country roads ........ dreams of farmhouses and a simpler way of life. This home below had me at hello.
No clue what kind of building it once was. It is made of old stones and has a clock out front as well as a sign that is now blank so we couldn't figure it out. But the people who live there now have outdone themselves with beautiful gardens and just look at this front door and how they've decorated for fall.....
I love the oversized twig balls covered in orange lights and placed atop the black urns!
On one of our stops, I came across my favorite fun find! This huge vintage sparkly deer just had to come home with us! I can't wait to center a Christmas display around her! You should have seen my poor husband's face as he carried that thing around the store......all the other men were just shaking their heads in disbelief and pity!
Here we are driving along. You can see the back of the SUV is starting to fill up!
We found this antique store somewhere along the way. I walked in and exclaimed that I was in chandelier heaven! It took my breath away. My photos truly don't do it justice. We learned that the owner is known as the town's "light guy".
We spent most of our time in the quaintest town - Medina, Ohio. Here, we spent the day perusing lots of great shops, gathering inspiration, and relaxing. This shop, called Perfectly Charming, had tons of cute Halloween displays. I liked their witch pumpkin urns out front....
And I'm always drawn to black and white displays! Lots of fun finds to be found here!
We came across an antique fair in Millersburg, Ohio where I snapped one photo of a cute idea that many of you crafters might love to replicate! They used a small pitchfork and stuck a styrofoam ball on top then added strips of white fabric and cheesecloth to create a ghost. They had a few left and they looked so cute blowing in the wind. I bet they would look quite spooky at night! I started searching for pitchforks soon thereafter but found none!
It was a fun little weekend away, and we could not fit anything else into our car! As a matter of fact, we were worried our suitcases wouldn't fit!! I will put together a post of our finds, most of which will be for resale at Motley Junket very soon!
~ keep dreaming ~