Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Shop Across America

Homestead Collection, Findlay Ohio

Spent last week with three of my favorite gals on our 19th annual "Shop Across America" (which is only Ohio! lol) For the past 19 years we have taken 4-6 days out of the years to spend stopping at every antique and country gift shoppe we can find.....thanks to the Country Register, antique brochures and kind shop keepers that guide our trip.

Jeffrey's....our favorite antique store, Findlay Ohio

Here's a run down of our trip (as I remember it)....Findlay Ohio for Homestead Collection, Jeffrey's Antiques & Early American Home, Tipp City for antiquing, Waynesville to shop the entire village and eat lunch at the Hammel House (their coconut creme pie is amazing!), Washington Court House for North Shore Primitives, Newark for the Old Crow (was closed to prepare for their open house) and Longaberger, Berlin to shop the entire village, Seville for antiquing and Ohio Wholesale then back to Findlay for Mason's Merchantile and a few other new stops....I know there's more, but I can't remember it all!

Early American Home, Findlay Ohio

Jann, Linda, Debbie and I made lots of great memories as we always do, had some good wine and watched some funny movies. Next year for our 20th, we are contemplating Pennsylvania! A whole new adventure!

The Wooden Sunflower, Waynesville Ohio (Manya makes the most amazing candles)
Slipped in a little work (if you want to call it that) while on our trip. Had store interviews with Michelle at The Homestead Collection and Barb at Early American Home for the Gather Dream Create Inner Circle.

Trips like this are good medicine...and the break I needed. I am blessed to have these gals in my life and blessed to be able to enjoy a trip like this every year.

Til next time,

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a nice way to relax and spend time with friends. We have a lot of shops in our area and surrounding states, nothing is too far.