This is definately on the "always stop" list when we go to Ohio from now on. Melissa's shop is just as cute and prim as can be! Connie and I both agreed that Melissa is what really makes the shop though. She is so warm and friendly and welcoming. It was so much fun to actually meet after e-mailing and reading her blog. We each found some great goodies here. I just love the things her mom makes, they are just the best! My "crow in the can" will always be a reminder of our first of many visits to Jailhouse Primitives!
Melissa and I on the front steps of the shop. I hated to leave, but we had so many places to see. We tried to talk her into going with us! I hope she can make it to Michigan sometime soon!
From Germantown we went to West Alexandria to Lizzie's Cabin. We were SO disappointed! Lizzie was in Richmond setting up for the Olde Homestead Show and wasn't open. This is on our "next time" list of places to visit.
Another highlight was going into Dayton to meet Alice that owns Kindred Spirits. Connie and I have used her patterns for years and it was so much fun to meet her and see her shop. She was also so friendly and helpful. She showed us both how to needle felt and, of course, we had to buy the supplies!
When we got back to Waynesville, we just drove through town for a few minutes (since everything was closed) and got excited about our day there. This LITTLE log cabin was for sale or rent, so I had to take a picture. Wish I could move it to Michigan!
Friday morning we got up and headed to Columbus to the Heritage Show. What a blast!!! We carried so many packages back to our "shop and drop" table and then had to carry them all out to load them up when we left. We found some great prim goodies to put in the shop (and a few to keep too). One of my favorite vendors is Too Far Gone, she really has great prims.
From Columbus we got in the car and headed to Richmond, IN to the Olde Homestead Show. We finally got to meet Lizzie and see her wares - which were so great!
Saturday we got up and "did" Waynesville! We headed straight to the Wooden Sunflower. We hadn't been here since it changed hands (it used to be Primitives and More). What a nice surprise! More prim goodies! This shopkeeper was also a sweetheart and very helpful. Got my little sweet annie wreath for my bathroom here.
You can't go to Waynesville without visiting Olde Glory! What a beautiful, beautiful store! We had so much fun talking to Bea (the owner). We spent quite a bit of time here and can't wait to come back.
Back to the motel we went and got out our needle felting supplies. Connie was working on a project here and we had so much fun learning how to do this. Can't wait to use it on some of my dolls and lots of other things. It is so much fun to do - which was really a surprise!
This trip was just the greatest. I learned so many things, found so many great things to bring back, but, most of all, had the best time ever with my bestest prim pal! We both agreed that the highlight of the trip was meeting Melissa from Jailhouse Primitives.
And then it was over. We hit McDonald's on the way out of town to get a Diet Coke. Had to take one last picture of Connie in line behind me. Hopefully we'll be able to meet here again in the fall. I was then off to Michigan and Connie off to Tennessee.
All the way home my head was just reeling with ideas of things to make and things to redo at the shop (and home too). Can't wait to start sewing! It was just the best trip ever!
When I got back to Holly, my husband (Dick) and grandson (Gannon) were "manning" the shop. It was so adorable, Gannon wore his shirt and tie to work for me! We have 8 grandchildren with another one on the way, but Gan was our first. I always tell him he is "my first best boy". Can't believe he is 11 already! How could anybody resist buying with this handsome boy waiting on them??? He is just wonderful.
THEN I had to spend some time with my Abbey girl. She came over for awhile in the evening and had dinner with us. We talked every day on the phone and missed each other so much. She is truly a dolly!
Well, today Debbie is on her way with another load of antiques. Can't wait to see what is in this load - I know there is an old prim dry sink! The shop is closed today, so we are just going to go play for the afternoon and put things out and redo. Another fun day in Holly!
Did I mention that I'm really tired??? But what a good tired!
Have a great day and we'll talk again soon...