Unfortunately I must say I was underwhelmed by my day spent in Waynesville. There didn't seem to be as many antique shops and many of the shops were filled with imported items. I also found some shopkeepers to be nothing short of rude. One shopkeeper spent all her time talking loudly on the phone (I was the only one in the shop) and hardly acknowledged my presence. At another antique store, the gentleman (I'll be kind) behind the counter was too busy with his computer to even have the courtesy to say hello! Needless to say, very little of my cash was left in town.
I thought these items made from license plates were really neat.
Saturday Wink and I headed to a large prim shop in a town not far from her. There were some wonderful primitive items, but once again many imports. There were some hooked rugs at the shop that were very poorly made and screamed "import" from a block away, but then there were some very nicely made ones that I was sure were American made. Boy was I ever fooled! There was one rug, a geometric, 3' x 5' that was priced $449. I thought that was a great price for an American made rug. Guess what? Made in India!!!
I did come home with this great pumpkin on a bed spring. Wink bought it for me. Thank you, dear friend :)
After the prim shop and a yummy lunch, we decided to stop at one antique shop before I headed north. I'm so glad we stopped because I got a FANTASTIC deal on three clusters of vintage stone fruit grapes. I was so excited. I got all three for much less than one bunch normally costs! I also found some silverplate spoons to make necklaces. They were more than I wanted to pay, but I figured it was better to buy them than to run out of them. Then as luck would have it, I found a number of spoons at the local Goodwill for a great price! I guess I'd better get busy and make some necklaces!
Last evening Katie from Kidl'-de-Divey Woolens had her first hook-in at the Chairmaker and Friends, a shop that recently moved to Vermilion, Ohio. What a wonderful shop that is. I could do some serious damage to the pocketbook there. There were just a couple of us there and Katie was so sweet and gave us some bits of wool. If you are anywhere near Vermilion, be sure to join in the fun! I was working on my horse mat (almost done ~ woo hoo!) and Katie was kind enough to draw me a flag pattern that I am going to hook in monochromatic colors.
As (bad) luck would have it, tonight I broke a tooth that had been repaired years ago. GGGRRRRR!!!! I sure hope I can get in to the dentist tomorrow because about every ten seconds, my tongue gravitates to that spot and it is so annoying.
Thanks so much for stopping by and please come again soon.
Pug hugs :)