Sunday, March 21, 2010


Hi Prim Friends! What a great weekend we just had! It was hard to come home, but home we came. Dick and I left Thursday afternoon for Columbus to the trade shows and had a ball.
But first, let me show you the little log cabin that I took him to see between shows. We took a ride Friday afternoon and ended up in Waynesville (one of my favorite towns) and I couldn't wait to show him my favorite little house. It has been vacant for a couple years and I always have to go take a look when I'm in town. Would this be the cutest shop or what?

I could just see the porches filled with prim goodies.
And of course the garage would be filled to the brim too.
We got up early Friday morning and went to the Heritage show and found so many great things for the shop. I was worried we wouldn't have room for shopping the next day, but we sure did!
I was so excited to meet Karen and Doug from My Colonial Home blog, I would have loved to spent more time together, but I think we were all on a mission. She was just as nice as I knew she would be! Yup, time to try to plan another gathering!
We went to Raghu's warehouse and then went to North Shore Primitives, a beautiful primitive shop in Washington Courthouse, Ohio. I was hoping to run into Karen again, but we missed each other. Then we drove on to Waynesville. It was just a beautiful day and it was fun to just spend some quality time together.
Saturday morning we got up and headed for the Offinger show and ended up repacking the car to get everything in!
We did manage to fit everything in and had a LITTLE room to spare!
By the time we had finished we were POOPED and it was time to head back to Michigan.
We got lots of new ideas for some changes for the shop, we brainstormed a lot while we were riding and (if it all works out) you won't believe what we have planned next!!! Be sure and stay tuned.
Today we worked at the shop all day making some big changes. I hope to have everything back in order by the time we open on Wednesday and all the new goodies out for all of you shoppers.
The weekend has now wound down, but I'm looking forward to taking my new shopping buddy with me next time we go to the shows!
Hope to see you all soon!
Until next time...


  1. Hi Dawn,
    Sounds like you had a great trip to Ohio. Since I used to live in Waynesville...I know exactly where that log cabin is, but I didn't realized that it was vacant. I love the stars that you got...I have one just like it outside on our chimney. I missed the open house at North Shore Primitives as we had family in from Tenn., but I sure do love that shop.
    Can't wait to see the goodies that you got and what changes you are making at your shop!!

  2. Sounds like you had a great time!!

  3. Sounds like so much fun! I am so ready for a road trip! Will be waiting to see what you have planned!

  4. sounds like a totally fun weekend!


  5. New surprises at the store...can't wait to see. I need some of your energy. Always fun to shop and shop and shop. My one visit to Waynesville still gives me great memories. Prims and More was open then and that was my very favorite store! Have a great time "redoing" again!!! XO, Judy

  6. Sounds like a great weeekend away. So nice you got to meet Karen too!

    Now we all will be ancious to see your new ideas come to life!! Have a wonderful week!

  7. Dawn,

    Sounds like you had a great time here in Ohio. Wish we could have met up at North Shore Primitives. I was lucky enough to meet Karen as well. Isn't she just so sweet?!? Hopefully we can meet the next time you are in Ohio.

    Have a great week!!


  8. Sounds like you had a perfect weekend! Looks like next time you go to market you may need to take a truck..a big truck! I can't wait to see all the new things and what you are planning for your Shop. Have a wonderful week at your Shop.

  9. What a FUN weekend!!! How nice that you were able to meet Karen & Doug too!! :)

  10. Oh, Dawn...........I would have loved to have met you and Karen but my plans had changed and while you were driving south I was was going north to Cleveland. Sounds like you had a great time.

  11. Seems like it was a "dream" weekend Holly, I love the log cabin so well kept.
    So nice to see pictures of both of you too:)


  12. Hi Dawn!
    What a great time had in Ohio! And meeting you was such a are just as sweet as your posts and that says alot....we were also happy to meet Dick as well and wished we could have connected again BECAUSE NOW AFTER HEARING YOU WENT TO WAYNESVILLE I'm sad! lol I've wanted to go there since you told me about it but forgot the name of the town - didn't realize it was in the area.
    We got to North Shore around 2, maybe a bit before...ASK LISA...she and her poor mom WAITED for us! Bless their hearts.

    Doug and I brainstormed on our way home as well...but in the opposite direction. We talked about since going to this show it just reinforced or decission to stop our home shows. Too much inventory just SITTING for months on end waiting for the show. Doesn't make much business sense.

    Hope we can meet again one of these times!
    Hugs, Karen

  13. Can't wait to see what your up to!! I bet it will be fantastic.