Wow...I make a commitment to post everyday about the little goings~on of my lake vacation and then I come back 8 days later. Internet problems, I won't bore you with them but I will say it was quite an adjustment not to sit down with my coffee every morning and read blogs. Of course I got more done and we've had a great time hanging out here and taking short day trips. When we weren't, I spent a little more time inside because of the heat and actually read 3 books. The drugstore variety...beach reads if you will.
One day trip was just over the border in to Indiana to a town called Goshen. This is The Husband standing in front of an antique store where I was able to find a lot of cute things; some linen table runners, some silver platters and and a few more beachy things to clutter up my house with.
Isn't this old wagon darling...it made the shop so inviting...
...and the entrance, too.
This was a cute little place, I wish we had bought some scones to bring home.
A little kitty also made a welcoming appearance.
Another day we went to a town called White Pigeon where I had been once before and fell in love with an antique/flower shop. I had been meaning to get back for some time and I wasn't disappointed.
There was an outdoor sale going on and we loaded up the new truck with quite a few things. The Husband bought a small picnic table and I fell in love with several big plants that I'll show you later. One is a big old jade plant that looks to be 100 years old. A few stems broke off in the truck and I stuck them in a jar of water to re~root them...is that the right thing to do?
There were a lot of goodies outside...
...and inside. Funny how you look back at your pictures and see things in a clearer way. I flock to the pillows in this shop. There is a very talented little old lady that makes them and I have several already. I can't resist a pretty pillow.
More good stuff...
And I added to my blue jar collection. I like these, they have the old lids.
I bought the peach colored pillow as it goes so well with my sofa and...
this silk flower arrangement.
Other than a big downpour yesterday morning, it has only rained a little at night so we have been very lucky with the weather. It has finally cooled off and is 75 degrees right now. The days are flying by...I can't believe we've been here a week already. We had company this weekend and everyone had a great time out on the lake except during the big storm, but we made a huge breakfast and weathered it out.
We usually take a little 3 day trip when we are up here for the 2 weeks. This year we were going to wander into Ohio and check out some islands off Lake Erie but we just didn't plan soon enough. We do have a few more towns that we plan to visit to do a little more shopping and dining in, and I don't mind just kicking back here, there is so much commotion awaiting me at home. And I can't believe it is going to be Labor Day in a few short weeks. I wish summer was 6 months long!
So that's it for now. I hope you are enjoying the hazy, lazy days of summer. I'm going to catch up on visiting blogs, I hope you didn't forget me!! :-)