Thursday, April 19, 2012

Road Trip

My husband and I like to explore the little towns around Lafayette, and I had just found out about a new-to-me quilt shop in one of them. We had a destination! We found the shop and it was wonderful. Rick sat in the car reading while I had the hard job of choosing  some fat quarters.

I had pretty good luck, didn't I? I love that bee fabric and the tiny roses are so sweet. And look at this pattern:

I can see fussy cutting it. Now I have to come up with the right project.
After the quilt store we had lunch at a small diner, then we walked the square in search of antique stores. Every little town has them and this one had several good ones. We don't always buy, but this time we found a few well priced finds.

A wire pie stand. (I added a couple of pie pans from Julian, CA.)

A wooden pull toy to add to my collection. It will be fun to see Tad playing with it.

And then there's this little planter. Not the kind of thing we would normally buy, but it was kind of cute and for only a dollar, why not?

Before going home we decided to take a side trip to a covered bridge and mill we had been to when the boys were little. After a couple of wrong turns, we found it and walked around the park and along the creek.

It was a beautiful day and a great road trip!


April said...

I love the quilting fabric! Thanks for sharing your finds and the road trip with us!!

Kerin said...

Gorgeous finds!!
Love the bridge too!!

Hope you have a great weekend :)

Kim K. said...

Fabulous finds. I'm completely smitten with your pie stand. I posted about pies today on my blog!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

My wonderful friend use to have a antique shop in downtown Lafayette. I miss going to see her, she passed away last year. There is a wonderful french bistro downtown too, we had champagne for lunch their one day.
Love the covered bridges around Parke Co.

RiverBend Farm said...

You can't beat those road trips that include quilt shops and antiques. I love the covered bridge and creek...looks very relaxing.

Nellie said...

It sounds like the perfect road trip! You found some very interesting things - love the fabric choices!

Helen Philipps said...

It was so interesting to see the pictures from your road trip! I loved the fabrics, and your vintage finds too.
Helen x

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh I love trips like that when you take time to look in shops you've never visited! I love your fabric and those pie tins are very neat! What a fun toy, too...I love everything of course! Enjoy your weekend!

Anonymous said...

Glad your day was fun! I love those days in small towns, especially the ones with quaint little shoppes. I haven't seen a pull toy in a long while. I hope sweet Tad enjoys it.
We have one covered bridge left in a hamlet not too far from here. They are so romantic looking.
Happy May Day
Hugs Rosemary...xo

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

We have a covered bridge in my town and some idiot tried to get a uhaul truck through even though it clearly states the height allowance and tore off part of the roof!

I love fabric stores! Those are great fabric choices!

Anonymous said...

Those are the exact same sweet fabrics I would have come home with. I love sweet little fabrics for my hand pcing and quilting. My machine pced quilts are not as sweet, and I don't have nearly as much of it. I found a new to me quilt shop this past weekend as well and I had to just tell myself to stop, but I am going past there again this weekend so cash in hand means it does not count if I find other treasure right?

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

You know how to take a good road trip! I love to do things like this! Cant wait to see what you create with that pretty material!