Sunday, August 19, 2012


Good Sunday afternoon friends. This has been another hectic, but fun, week. Dick and I headed for Columbus early Thursday morning. We went to two great primitive markets and two warehouses all in one day. Got some new goodies for the shop - which we will put out for our open house on August 25 and 26. We were SO tired by the time we got to our hotel, that we both took a long nap. Felt so great to have some down time. When we got up on Friday morning, we decided to just "have a day" for our anniversary.
Our first stop was in Washington Courthouse, Ohio at the beautiful North Shore Primitives. We were so lucky, it was the first day of their open house. Just beautiful and it got me all geeked to get home to change up the shop.
The courthouse is spectacular in this little town.
Tried to do a drive-by picture of this house. The flowers were out of this world!
Next we drove on to Waynesville, my favorite little town. We visited with some other shop owners/friends and then headed back to Michigan. We made another stop in Findley so Dick could see the little "buildings" next to a shop there. I would love any of them in my backyard. This little barnboard shed with the porch is prim perfect!
This one had a bowed roof - so different.
Not sure what this little round building was, but sure would like to bring it home.
But, my favorite was the porch on the back of another building made with all kinds of found objects (screen doors, banisters, picket fence...). I could just see that just outside of our doorwall! PLEASE!!! So yesterday was back to the shop and I worked all day moving furniture, cleaning, taking down "summer" and getting ready for fall decorating. We went to visit our Gannon and then I came back to finish up until about 10:30 last night. I don't even remember going to bed! Now I can pull out the boxes and start having some fun! Can't wait to put out our new goodies for our fall open house - August 25 and 26. Hope you can make it, we'll be there waiting for you. This afternoon we are taking Gannon with us to the funeral home. Our hearts are so very sad. We lost our old Joe that was a regular at Zanie Janie's for the past three years. He touched so many hearts and souls in our village. Gannon and Joe became fast friends and they loved each other so much. Please send up some prayers for his wife Anne. So... until next time...


  1. Busy, busy week for you and your hubby! Are you glad you're retired...LOL! I have never been to Washington Courthouse, but have spent many weekends in Waynesville and Lebanon much fun!!

  2. Sounds like you had a fun busy week!! Not sure if I will get to Waynesville before the Sauerkraut Festival, but I've been wanting to go to the fabric store there.
    Sending up prayers for Anne and Gannon.

  3. Dawn, You are always on the go, I don't know how you do it! Looking forward to seeing your wonderful shop all decked out in it's Autumn finest. I am sorry for your loss, prayers being said. Have a great week...Hugs, Julie.

  4. Prayers for Anne. Also, a late Happy Anniversary wish to you and Dick!
    Love the pictures you took.
    Have fun displaying your new goodies.

  5. Sorry about your regular customer. Will send a prayer out for Anne. Cannot wait to see pics of all of your newest goodies! Take care, Janice

  6. Looks like an awesome trip! Can't wait to see pictures of your shop all decorated for fall!

  7. Hi Dawn.
    Sorry for your loss. You had a wonderful trip to Ohio. Love the pics.

  8. I feel your excitement Dawn...have a great open house - take lots of pictures...ours is not until the 6th of Sept. and I could use some good prim inspiration!!! XO, Judy