My weekend getaway passed all too quickly. It's always good to get away, but also good to get home.
This is Tallmadge Road Mercantile in Clayton, Ohio, a great primitive shop of 24 dealers. Just as we were leaving a storm was rolling in.
My only purchase beside an old spool of white string (which I will use) is this little addition to my flock. There were a few other items I considered and now am sorry I did not buy them. I guess that will be my excuse to head back down there sooner rather than later.
On the right is my dear friend Wink. Can you believe we actually met in Spain MANY summers ago? I was an undergrad student taking classes in Madrid and she was in the master's program. That's Melinda of Merry Wind Farm on the left. We've only met twice but it seems like I've know her forever, too :) She lives in the most wonderful home, the earliest part built in 1804, I believe.
Melinda is an incredible cross stitcher, rug hooker, seamstress, gardener. Her work is perfection and I was gifted this absolutely wonderful pin keep. Lucky me!!! It is beautiful.
Many years ago as a joke, I started Wink a salt and pepper collection. The criteria for purchasing a pair was that they had to be cheap and tacky. You can read about it here. In retaliation, she started me a shot glass collection. Not just any old shot glass, but ones that were souvenirs of states. This time I was gifted with Montana and Colorado.
She also gave me a little porcelain pot to add to my small collection. I believe they are mostly English, and tooth powder, cold cream and the likes came in them.
Two of Wink's grandbabies came to visit before I headed home on Sunday. Savanah and Clayton are just a couple of cuties who are lucky to have such a sweet grandma!
Thanks so much for stopping by. In my next post, I will share Wink's incredible coverlet collection.
Pug hugs :)