Friends, Kitties And Treasures

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.

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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):

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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.

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 And, of course, we had to have one of the four of us together.

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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~

19 responses to “Friends, Kitties And Treasures

  1. I am SO excited about your stamp set and your other treasures…..David’s still agonizing about where to put the picture he bought which somehow reminds him of Sammy (tee hee). We had a blast with you and JR and I’m VERY proud to have been the one to capture JR’s smile……!

    Hugs, Pam

  2. What a great day! We love Sammy and Pam too 🙂 You did have a great find!
    Marty and Mom

  3. Good work, Pam. Dianna, you’ll have to show us a card or two using your new inking materials. I’m curious…some images were included? Treasures for sure. Did you take the tour of the Tavern this time, the one we never squeezed in? If not, that can be for still another visit. 🙂

  4. What a fun outing you had! There’s nothing like good friends – old or new. And just the other night I looked out the back window and saw something furry running, playing and tumbling along the back fence – yes – Kitties! A Momma and two tykes – all wild. Frankie would have tolerated them and I like to think they felt safe breaking into his yard 🙂 Have a great day! MJ

  5. What a wonderful day!!! I love meeting bloggy friends face to face!!! It looks like it was a winning day at the antique mall also. Amazing find!!!!

  6. Good find. Can’t wait to see what you do with the stamps.

  7. One of my dearest friends had a booth in TTGG for quite some time! I have not made the trip up there but really should make a point of it one of these days. Thanks for sharing your fun day with us.

  8. What a great day the four of you had! And what a treat to find a vintage stamping set. I’m sure it’s been patiently waiting for the right person to discover it and yesterday was THE day!

  9. You all look GREAT together! How fun!!! And congrats Pam on capturing that elusive smile.. 😀 And you all found treasures too!!! And FOOD!

  10. Cool stamp set!! Sounded like a great day.

  11. It sounds like a perfect day. The stamp set is an awesome find. I wonder who originally owned it. I’m thinking that it might be the sort of thing that a teacher might have had.

  12. What an extra special day with friends and your stamp find is incredible. 🙂

  13. My Mommy is a tad green with envy…she would has loved to goes with yous, but alas, we’s almost a continent away….
    Yous guyd looks marvelous!!

  14. Looks like another great day! – & a great find !!

  15. Friends & Kitties are true treasures.
    Sounds like a peach of a day. You all look happy and having a funfilled time.
    Congratulations on the great find of them stamps. Cool!

  16. Always nice to spend time with friends and finding the perfect treasure is a plus!

  17. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a good day with wonderful friends and great treasures! To find a ink stamp set like that is a very unique find.

  18. What a treasure! I’m surprised I didn’t hear the ooh-ing and aah-ing from here! So glad you got to see Pam again.

  19. Don’t you love it? Treasures just waiting to become your find – friends and vintage. The BEST!!!

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