And, it’s Saturday! We made it up earlier today, because we had planned 2 days worth of activity into this one! Had breakfast at the motel, and set the GPS toward the community of Crabapple. This is where our favorite primitives store is located…as well as the arts festival we plan to attend.
Since I got this new phone, I have been able to put all sorts of things on it. Now all of you are probably way more knowledgeable about these things than I…but, I’m getting there. Anyway, one of the apps is a daily Bible verse, as well as devotional. I checked the one for today to share with the girls, and this is it: “For wherever two or three are gathered in My name, there am I among them.” Matthew 18:20 We felt that was just a little ‘wink’ from God. One of the things that makes our friendship so special is the bond we have in Christ. We love the Lord and love doing things in His name. His love forms a bond between us that nothing else can. We always spend part of our time together discussing things we have studied or read. And, often one or the other of us can add to or help clarify something for the other. Each morning we thanked God for his rest, and our friendship, and for the beautiful world He created for us to delight in.
We found the little crossroads where the festival was being held. Right there was the store that we all love to peruse. These are the only 2 girls I know who can appreciate this type of decor. Very simple, very primitive, no frills. ( This is not the old time country of lace and geese and mauve and country blue. ) The lady who owns it is well known for her knowledge of this kind of decor, as well. We knew this would be a fine show if her name was associated with it.
Here are a few shots in and around her store.
We made our way on through the show. Many antiques, quilts, collectibles, and such.
We finished seeing all we could see, and then headed to Roswell. We had passed a funky looking store as we went by this morning and we wanted to return to check it out. We spent some time there and it was a full of treasures. The owner pointed out a little outdoor bakery and cafe and we went over to have a bite to eat. Tina left to go and get the car, so I would not have to walk so far, and as she was gone…I remembered that I had bought a gift at the show and had failed to pick it up before we left. Sooooooo, we went back to Crabapple, and Shirl went and retrieved my purchase. Back again to Roswell, and some shopping in the restored old town. There, groups and individuals had made all types of scarecrows and each lamppost was holding a different one. This was my favorite.
The scarecrow is on the LEFT…in case you weren’t sure! All along the sidewalks were several cafes with outdoor seating. And, that is where we wanted to eat…outside…enjoying the air, and the people, and the animals! There were so many dogs! And, so we put our name down and sat down to wait.
Along with the scarecrows on the lampposts, there were whiskey barrels all along the street, as well. They had been planted with a variety of plants and greenery…and for the season, each had 3 white pumpkins added to the center. So festive.
Finally, after about an hour of waiting, we were seated at a table outside. We enjoyed our meal immensely, and hated to have to get up and leave.
Back to our motel, and the wreath makers set about their work. My feet were as big as boats after being on them all day, so, I headed off to bed. They finished their work, then came in the bedroom and proceeded to watch The Blind Side…and discuss it…right where I was sleeping!!! It’s not like there wasn’t another TV in the sitting room!!! 🙂 Here is a one of the Christmas wreaths…beautiful! This pic does not do it justice.
We had brought all our packages from the car, and repacked them to try to save some room. So, Shirl and Tina began the task of loading the car.
They made this trip 3 times to get it all loaded! Then they woke me up, I gathered my little bag, and we all headed to the car.
They had packed the car, all right! This is a picture from the front seat looking to the back. Yikes!
You’re right. You can’t even see out the back window! As long as I did not breathe too hard, I was fine. Good thing I didn’t want to cross my legs!!! I kid! One more stop on the way home at Target…and we pulled into Dothan in time for Tina to get to her church picnic. And, Shirl left today to go home to Moultrie.
And, that’s the end of Fall Fling 2010. A time of renewal for us all. A time to be together with friends who know all about me and love me anyway. A time to share things of the heart with each other, that only we would understand. A time to be ourselves, as we can only with each other. We shared as much as we could, solved as many world problems as we could, and laughed as much as we could. And, as you well know: “A cheerful heart is a good medicine…” Proverbs 17:22. We are well.
Wonderful—any Joy shared with friends is exponentially multiplied. You three times three times seven times all the ones of us who enjoyed it with you, first star on the right and straight on til morning.
Thank you for taking us along. And are you SURE that was YOUR car? Looks just like ours, and I haven't even been shopping.
FABULOUS is the perfect way to describe your weekend! Looks like y'all had sooo much fun! How special to have traditions with your friends and get away just for a little girl time! Love those fall wreaths, but the Christmas one is my favorite. I can't wait until Hobby Lobby opens here!
OH, what fun! Where is Crabapple? I just remembered I have white pumpkins when I saw those in your picture!
Wow! That looked like a great weekend! So glad you had fun. 🙂 I am enjoying my mantle a bunch!
It looks like you had a great time. Aren't girlfriends the best? I would love to have that wreath on my front door.
Thank you for sharing not only your wonderful trip with us, Tonja, but also the beautiful bond and sweet friendship between you and Shirl and Tina. You all are truly blessed to share such a closeness.
Looks like a great time. That show you went to looks like it was full of beautiful items. I can't believe the car!!! The winter wreath is beautiful. I can only imagine what a good time you all had.
What fun! And I love the depths of your friendship.