Antiquin' and Barn-Spottin'

Thursday, December 1, 2011


First :: Thanks for all of the comments yesterday.
I do love you guys and I do appreciate every comment and email and text and
every word of encouragement, truly I do.
I should have clarified; at the end of yesterday's post I was talking about Parenthood the tv show ; )
I do love parenthood the job as well and love these kids to pieces but Parenthood the show is
awesome and I have just recently started watching it. There, now I feel better.

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So yesterday morning when I dropped Charlotte off at preschool she said;
"I feel like going antiquing today!" That girl makes a mama proud.
I had actually been thinking about going sometime this week anyway, so antiquing we went.
We wen to an antique mall about a half hour away and just made a a day of it.
Antiquing, lunch and a drive through the country while the SUN was shining = perfect day.




Look who accidentally parked here, looked up and saw the sign and had to move.
Ooops.
I don't normally take my big camera in antique shops with me but today I did and I 
was glad because I saw so much cute stuff.
And the yellow flowered 1950's tray? Kinda mad I didn't get that. Super cute.
Ummmm....Santa?

















Just a few of the many things we spotted.
Lunch was at this cute little All-American Diner, Ted's Garage.
Good food, super yummy milkshakes along with real cars and old-school gas pumps inside.
Oh and check out the lights above the tables, I am in love with those.
Wyatt would have loved it too, so we will have to go back.









We had to hop off of the interstate and make a bit of a detour through the country because
we had time to kill and it was such a pretty day.
A little cold but sunny and I don't think the sun has really shown it's face for nearly a week.
Or that's what it feels like anyway.








Charlotte is my little barn-spotter.
I have a thing for old barns and will happily go out of my way to take pictures of them so she is
always on the look-out for me.
My grandma and grandpa had a neat old barn like this when I was little, which started my
love of barns a long time ago...maybe one day I will have my own.
One of my dreams is to publish a book of old barns in the Midwest before they are all gone.
I might just do it one day...or I might just take a whole bunch of pictures of them and
not make them into a book.


Happy, happy day to you.
Hope the sun is shining where you are!

11 comments:

  1. Like mother like daughter, so super cool :D looks like you had a great day antiquing and some great photos too x x x x

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  2. What a fun day! I'm not craving a hand-made milkshake.

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  3. What a fun day! I would have been all over those Golden Books.I collect them for my little Stella but I need to admit that they are probably more for me than her ;)

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  4. Now I feel like going antiquing today! Make the book!

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  5. I love barns too! but I am so not good at taking pictures of things, only people! trying to improve on that. I think you SHOULD publish them! and come here we have LOTS of barns in Plainfield! LOL!
    tara

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  6. Love every little tidbit in this post. Coming home soon...where were you antiquing? I'm dying here. Where's the good junk?

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  7. Ooo, looks like a great shop! And, rats....you're right...you should have gotten that yellow tray! :)
    What a fun day!

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  8. ted's garage. . . are we neighbors??? yes, now after looking at your about me page, you live in central illinois too. fun!!! now i need to explore your blog in my free time. :)

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  9. becks is right. the antiquing here is um....expensive. very. it stinks. take advantage of the junk, sista...and way to train them up right :)

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  10. A sone of the commentors of parenthood, that is too funny! Definitely keep taking those pictures of barns...it would make a lovely book of things that will be lost one day.

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