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Random Five Friday

Happy Friday! Time for randomness:

1.) The other evening on our way to dinner, Marshall spotted a sun dog in the western sky. (Just one more thing my son has taught me….)


2.) I do believe that I have my first photo entry for the 2019 Corolla Wild Horse Calendar contest.


3.) On a recent trip to Clarksville, VA, Motor Man and I discovered yet another LOVE sign.  Virginia’s state motto is “Virginia Is For Lovers”, so signs spelling out the word LOVE are scattered over the state.  Clarksville has many recreational activities related to its lakes, and the land was once home to the Occoneechee Indians (thus the dream catcher) . We thought this was a very original sign.


4.) Another busy weekend ahead: antiquing and “live” wreath-shopping with a friend tomorrow. We aren’t tackling the horse-head wreaths again this year. We had a fun time making them last Christmas, but it was a LOT of work.

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5.) Santa is scheduled to be at Bacon’s Castle tomorrow.  I may just have to stop by to take photos.  (Any excuse to visit the Castle… )


Enjoy your weekend!

~These Days Of Mine~

Treasure Hunting – In Blue

Motor Man and I seem to pack a lot into a weekend. Not only did we go to a race last weekend, AND visit Mt. Airy, we also stopped at some antique shops along the way.  Well, Motor Man stopped: I sHopped.

One of my favorite shops is Grandfather’s Country Creations in Clarksville.  They sell primitive country decor, as well as wreaths, silk flowers, floral arrangements, AND antiques. I found this beautiful old blue enamel pitcher.  It was reasonably priced “as is”, because there’s a hole in the bottom. Shhh, don’t tell anyone, and they’ll never know. I think it looks right at home in our half bath, just waiting for a few sprigs of country berries to dress it up a little.

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Another favorite shop is Toots Creek Antiques in South Boston. I don’t get there often, since it’s over three hours from home, but I don’t recall ever leaving empty-handed.  Among the goodies I found this time was this rustic old bench, still wearing a little blue paint. It will be perfect in a flower bed, sporting a plant potted in an old tea kettle or enamel pan.

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Isn’t it obvious from last week’s found treasures that I’m drawn to all old things blue?

Friday’s Fences – Clarksville

Last week, during our trip to Clarksville, Motor Man and I took a “let’s-see-what’s-down-this-little-road” detour. And he spotted this fence.

At first, we thought the posts were made of cypress trees, but soon realized other types of wood were used, too.

It reminded me of the old saying: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”.

(Dental update: although not the most pleasant two hours I’ve ever spent, everything went well. Thanks for all your thoughts and encouragement. And to Sundae for her help with the blog.)

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Friday’s Fences – Old Blue

My photo for this week’s Friday’s Fences was taken near Clarksville, Virginia.

Since there’s also a wire fence there, I’m not sure what the purpose of the wooden fence is, but I love the old faded blue paint.

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