Sunday, August 15, 2010

16th annual.......

Me, Linda, Jann and Debbie at The Homestead Collection

Many, many thanks to Jann.....our driver this year and our organizer. She painstakingly planned each day's shopping ports.....our first stop, The Homestead Collection in Findlay, OH....only 2.5 hours from our starting point. Behind this beautiful store is Jeffery's Antiques.....the largest antique store I've ever seen chock full of treasures! We also shop at a wonderful store named Early American Home while in Findlay.

Next town was Tipp City, Ohio for some great antiquing. (sorry no photos)

Linda, Debbie and Jann in Waynesville, Ohio

Love this picture! Waynesville is home to many amazing primitive country stores and antique stores. Some of our faves are The Wooden Sunflower, Haberdashery & Days Gone By. The best place to eat in this adorable lil' village is The Hammel House. The food is so delicious and the coconut pie is out of this world!!

North Shore Primitives in Washington Court House, Ohio

North Shore Primitives tops our list of awesome primitive country stores. Two stories of the most incredible displays and vignettes of home decor and now we are wishing we brought a u-haul trailer!!

Saturday was our last day of shopping......we drove from Coshocton, Ohio to Berlin, Ohio. The most beautiful landscape was a delight to our eyes. Snippets of early Americana with barns, farm houses, rolling hills, and the Amish in their horse-drawn buggies. So quaint!

Berlin was really hoppin! I wish every town we went to had as many people out shopping as Berlin did. It was quite a sight! Even though it was 90 degrees and super humid, it didn't stop us crazy shoppers from walking the town in search of more treasures. Our slogan at this point was "it has to be small or buy nothing at all". We were packed to the gills. We filled every nook and cranny in Jann's vehicle. Ahhhh, good times.

Jann and Me :)


  1. I LOVE Berlin, Ohio! We have also been to The Homestead Collection and Jeffrey's - but I missed that coconut pie in Waynesville at The Hammel House. Dang...

  2. Oh my gosh! What fun! My girlfriends and I went to the Homestead Collection on our way to the Country Living Fair last year. You've given me some great new places to stop for our next road trip!''===

    You all look so cute and like you're having a ton of fun!!

  3.! You were far from home shopping in Findlay! When was that?

    Terri....would love to hear your opinion on the Country Living Fair. Us girls talked about going to that show this fall but I'm in a show that same weekend so I can't go. Was it as good as it looks?

  4. I love your Blog. Makes me smile when I see all the photos, especially of you with Kevin and the boys. My oh my! how they have grown.
    Glad you get away with your friends. All work and not play is no fun!!! Hugs. Linda Mc

  5. Thank you Linda! As you can see summer has been busy but I'm enjoying it while it lasts! Ryan starts school in 11 days....yikes!! (Kyle starts a week later than Ryan...."haha", says Kyle, "no fair", says Ryan) Hope you are enjoying your summer, too! Hugs back, Teresa