Sunday, June 28, 2009

My trip to Maryland and two Prim shops

My mother and I went to Maryland last week to see my Grandfather and help with things around the house that he doesn't always get to. Cleaning and washing windows...While we were there he thought that he needed a change in the living room. As you can see he has dark brown paneling. So we took him to dinner and then to Lowes to pick out his "New" living room color. He lives in an old farm house and heats with wood heat, so we had to scrub the walls down first.
My mother hard at work.
We got the primer tinted to make coverage easier.And the final product. He was quite pleased with it, although it doesn't exactly match his John Deere green throw.And of coarse the dogs had to get in on the fun. There is Wags with his blue streak. There were 3 dogs there and they all 3 had blue paint on them by the end.
After two long days of work, we took a little trip to two of my favorite Primitive shops in the area. First on the trip was "The Barn" in Ridgeley, WV. The owners Shari, Lisa, Lori and Terry are such lovely ladies. They treated us as if we were life long friends. Thank you ladies for allowing me to photograph your beautiful shop. The ladies of "The Barn" have a Christmas open house every year, and it is coming up soon. So if you live in the area and you would like more information go to

The front porch.
Looking down the front porch. So much to take in...
An old washing machine made into a fountian. I just love this idea of recycling.

And our next stop was at "Dillons" in Romney, Wv.
It was a home, converted into a shop.
I got a large Star here. It free stands in the ground and holds a hanging flower. I will take a picture of it this week and post it. I need to get a flower for it first.
They have so much going on on the front porch, and southern mountian folk music playing. Very homey.

This is the back porch.

More of the front porch. My mother loved this multi-bird house. But we drove a Honda Accord and somehow I don't think we would have got it in the car. HaHa. At least not with my star holder that I got. It's about 3foot tall by 3 foot wide, or bigger...

All in all we had a great time. I took one day and went to visit with two highschool girlfriends, to catch up with what is going on in their lives. To often we don't take the time to do it. And their friendship means alot to me and I cherished the time we spent together. Thank you my sweet friends.
I hope and pray that we are all blessed with a great week. Till next time.