Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Road Trip!

The past two weeks have been crazy for the RicRac gals. Seems that nearly everyone in the family has a birthday within the same week, and two weekends ago we had the BIG bash. Lotsa food, lotsa prezzies, and lotsa visiting.

This past weekend Dena & I had to go to TN to pick up the munchkin from her grandma's house, where she had gone for a week visit. The day before that big road trip, we took a smaller trip to nearby Greenville, OH, birthplace of the one and only Annie Oakley!

It's also the home of the shop Mcmaster & Storm. We first heard about M&S in Country Living magazine, and when we realized that we were only about 40 minutes away, we knew we had to go! The shop itself is billed as a mini department store--and it's full of fun stuff, all displayed on and in the most beautiful furniture. Housewares (beautiful soaps, linens, and tableware), craft goods (they have the best pink crepe paper edging, beautiful millingery flowers, and on our visit there were LOADS of clearanced ribbons!), and other fun things are to be found in drawers, cabinets, and even a tiny back closet.

My take? A bunch of ribbons, this fab paper frame, and a bunch of velvet millinery leaves. Don't miss McMaster & Storm's blog and web site, where you can order these goods and so many more.

Across the street we found the cutest flower shop called Ivy League, full of fabulous antiques and decorative touches--and the sweetest proprietress! If you're ever in the area, don't hesitate to stop by.

I bought some great stickers...

...and look how she wrapped them!

The following day we spent 8 hours in the car, driving along some of the emptiest highway--not a lot of stops, but we still found antique stores in Princeton, KY, and I bought this fab vintage sugar shaker for a whopping $5! Whee!

All in all, some rather productive windshield time :)


Tracy M. said...

What a fun road trip. My Mother is from Ohio and I hope to take her back this Fall, we will have to stop some of these places if we can.
Have a great day!

The Rose Cottage said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun :) That Flower Shop is adorable from what I can see and how nice of her to wrap your beautiful stickers like that, you found some neat things. I just can't imagine driving 8 hours anywhere though, I hate car rides like that.

Catnip Studio said...

Oh, those velvet leaves look like lemonade cotton candy, yum! What a nice place to visit :-) Kathy

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

We were just in Greenville this past weekend, driving the Ohio part of the 127 Yard Sale. We went through the little town and I told hubby we must come back so I could visit McMaster & Storm.

Shabby Addict said...

How fun! You just got me in the mood for a road trip!! You bought some great items! Those stickers are so cute!

Sherry said...

I remember reading about McMaster and Storm in "Country Living"...so envious that you got to go!