WE WERE OFF!
OHIO, here we come!
Let me preface it to say, neither of us had been to Ohio before…
or even western Pennsylvania for that matter.
Sure, no time at all!
After a perusal of all the gourds in stock in the showroom, we knew we were in
There was only one problem…
ALL the gourds were clean and shiny!
Our dear friend, Connie had given us the contact information for this farm through one of her friends. Low and behold, this fellow was at the farm this very same morning AND
THEY WERE EXPECTING US!
He likes pretty shiny gourds… shyly, we asked,
“Do you have any uncleaned gourds?”
The sweet fellow behind the counter said, “you want dirty gourds?”
He took us outside to bins and bins of dirty gourds AND
more boxes and boxes of dirty gourds inside this HUGE barn!
GOURD HEAVEN… a couple of happy campers!
So, with smaller purses, we were off…
OHIO, HERE WE COME!
BUT, hours and hours later, we were very grateful for the sign
WELCOME TO OHIO!
We were supposed to visit a shop in Alliance, but as it got late and we got a little lost, we called and postponed our visit for the following morning.
Let me tell you, finding a hotel room without a credit card can be a little daunting!
It seems that CASH isn’t accepted at the Holiday Inn Express…
so, in search of a room, we drove 15 miles to a skanky place in Warren, Ohio…
one quick look and we kept on going!
We decided to go on to Alliance and see what we could find there, tired and hungry by this time!
Finally, a good night’s sleep at the Comfort Inn in Alliance!
Nothing prepared us for our stop at Bridgewater Primitives!
OPENED UP to
ONE OF THE MOST AWESOME PRIMITIVE SHOPS WE HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE TO SHOP!
We were given a tour of their workspace as well… it’s amazing the amount of merchandise they pump out each day! Talent, talent, talent… and nice people. They even stopped by to visit us at Simple Goods later in the week.
After picking out some new merchandise for the shop and saying our good-byes, we were off!
We were really looking forward to our first visit to Seville Antiques! So many people told us it was a MUST DO for any country antiques lover…
The girls told us the music playing was the gift cd included in the new issue of A Simple Life Magazine which had been delivered that very day! Of course, we had to buy one since we knew we wouldn’t be able to wait until we arrived home for our own issues.
Doreen bought this little treasure… sold it, too, at Simple Goods!
Loved the sweet painting on this cutting board, reminded me of my sweet Miss Chickie~
Missed her enough to talk to her on the phone… am I nuts??? Yep.
Our damages were tallied, and new cd in hand, we popped it in and with toe tapping, knee slapping Appalachian tunes to drive by, we headed on to Mount Vernon and Simple Goods!
To be continued…