You may recall that a few weeks ago, Motor Man and I met my blogging friend, Georgette, and members of her family in Hanover Va, for lunch at Hanover Tavern.
That day, Motor Man also stopped me by Through The Garden Gate Antique Mall, located just a few miles from the Tavern.
I mentioned all this to another blogging friend, Pam, mom to Sammy, One Spoiled Cat. Since the distance to Hanover is about the same for Motor Man and me as it is for Pam and her hubby, Dave, we decided that it would be a good destination for a visit. And yesterday, we did just that.
We met in the parking lot of the antique mall, arriving a few minutes before they opened.
Pam and I meandered around together, while the guys (as guys will do) made quick work of the mall. Motor Man quickly returned to the area where Pam and I were browsing when he heard us “oohing” and “aahing” excitedly. He knew that I was responsible for most of the oohs and ahs. THIS was what I had found (this picture was taken in the parking lot after my purchase):
A vintage rubber stamp set, with LOTS of stamps…some images, some words, in a neat old wooden box. I can’t wait to try them with my ink pads. I bought a couple of other small items, which I’ll tell you about in a future post. Pam and Dave bought a picture that reminded them of their kitty, Sam.
We then traveled the few miles to Hanover Tavern, where we enjoyed a yummy lunch and had a very nice visit. Pam asked for a picture of us.
And I returned the favor by taking this one of her and hubby, Dave.
And, of course, we had to have one of the four of us together.
Pam has been a good friend for several years (ever since we “met” in this wonderful blogosphere). We don’t get to see each other in person too often, but when we do, it’s always a good time.
And then, we all went home to our respective kitties and answered to them for our whereabouts all day.
~These Days Of Mine~