Monday, June 23, 2008

A Barrel of Fun!

We had a wonderful time during the Weber's visit. A trip to Georgia however, would not be complete unless you visit a peach orchard. So, we took the kids to Lane's Packing. We started our visit with a tour of the peach and pecan orchards. The kids loved the little trolley car.Lane's packing is a great little place with a gift shop, food store and an excellent cafe where we had lunch. We also enjoyed the homemade peach ice cream and peach cobbler.Our three little peaches:

We had some fun family days, but Lee and I did manage to find a little girl time together. We left in the morning and went to Milledgeville for some Antique shopping and some lunch.

We found quite a few great items and then had some lunch at Tara's Tea Thyme.
Tara's Tea Thyme is a lovely old home in Millidegeville that was converted into this quiet spot for tea goers. We had a fantastic lunch and some uniterrupted conversation.Here is my Buddy, "Leezy Beezy"! She is an amazing friend and fellow Junk Prom Queen!

Here are some pics of the loot I bought when we were out that day. As usual, I was the big spender.I have been looking for a second sewing table for my studio and I finally found this one. It needs some cleaning up, but is perfect for the the Singer machine that my Mother-In-Law has given me to use. It is not the original top, but the drawers and the pedal are terrific. The best part is they got the price wrong and I got it for a steal!A few old colored glass bottles and this metal cake stand which is not really good to use for cake, but will display something pretty.

This wonderful old ledger was a surprise find. It only has a few pages of writing, but it is in excellent shape.I just love this old millinery item. The netting on this is completely intact and the flowers and leaves sewn on this are so pretty. I could just see my own grandmother wearing this to keep her hair in place many years ago. I paid only 2 dollars for this piece of the past.

Another sweet find is this baby slip. The buttons are so tiny on this and the lacy edging is perfect.This great book was not a find that day, but I had ordered two; one for Lee and one for me. They arrived when she was here. The art and pictures are so lovely and they are all inlcuded on CD.

We did get to spend some time crafting together at night once the kids were in bed. We created Lee's new logo for her designs and creations. It is so perfect!Our last addition is our new collaborative Etsy store logo and banner. We have come up with some new ideas for our shop that we will share soon.

Thanks for coming along and sharing our visit. It was so great to have Lee and her family here. Until our next visit...

11 comments:

Sugar Bear said...

The orchard looks like such fun! You have some great finds.
Karla

MommaRu said...

It's so good to see you back on your blog even with your busy "bed and breakfast" guests. The pictures are fun to see and can't believe you found the sewing machine pedal cabinet. Great find! Love you.

Susie Harris said...

Thank you for your sweet comment. I needed to hear that about now. Thank you, Susie H

Linda said...

WOW! You got great stuff! Love the head scarf with the flowers and leaves...I remember those!

Cassie said...

Wow! Your peaches are ripe for picking already? Here in Ohio we have to wait until mid August! You looked like you had a lot of fun with your friend and what a cool cake stand, love it! Glad you had such a nice time and thanks for sharing your treasures!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Looks like you had such a great time! Thanks for taking us on your trip with you...those peaches look divine.:)
xo Lidy

Angela Harris said...

You found alot of great stuff.
My favorite is the French pages books you ordered. I think I need to go find that!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

You can't beat a juicy Georgia peach!!

I keep my "newer" sewing machine on top of a sewing machine cabinet just like you bought. Love it! Have a super great day. ~ Lynn

Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful treasures those bottles are fun to alter!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Nice to meet you! I would have fit right in on that junkin' day and I see you visited a tea room too :)

Tam said...

HI there Another GA blogger here to leave you a comment. Savannah GA in DA HOUSE! Anyway great post. My Grandmother passed away and left me her singer sewing machine and table...like in your picture. Expcept I have the original Sewing Machine and the Cabinet that covers it. It is in VA waiting for me to come and get. I love it so so very MUCH! I use to sit on the pedal when I was little! I wish I had pictures of it and the next time I go home I might get pics. It is at my parents house and well we have not brought it down yet because my family keeps loading my little kids up with so many gifts we never ever have room for my sewing machine and table! OK sorry it was so long! Great post....