Thursday, March 27, 2008

THE GREAT BACKROADS ADVENTURE, POST #7 - YOU CAN GET LOST AND STILL FIND GOOD STUFF!!

Joan, her friend, Kathi, and myself went over the border into Michigan to have some fun antiquing and we had such a fun day! Laughed until our stomach's hurt, ate great food, saw wonderful old buildings and found fabulous "stuff"!
These first several pictures are of U-ey worthy old buildings that I wanted to share with y'all. The first three are of a farm that had wonderful texture and lines - in other words.....peeling paint, rusty tin.....



You see a lot of old brick buildings up north and I love, love brick! Check out the lines on this one.This is a great old red barn in a field covered with snow. I liked the look.

So, like I said, we're in Michigan.
And we forgot the map.
We're lost.

We got really tickled at this intersection when Joan said, "When I asked Jimmy {her husband} if he wanted to go shopping with us today he laughingly said, 'Get lost!' and we have!!"

We laughed until we couldn't breathe *i'm sure you had to be there* and then I got out of the car to take these two pictures to show how lost we were in the middle of nowhere! Too funny!

Thank goodness we found lunch before we died of starvation - LOL.
You can see on the sign that this place *also in the middle of nowhere* got an award from USA Today for it's hamburgers - bring 'em on!
If you so desire you can have liquor with your burger.
Patrons enjoying their burgers and liquor.
I happened to have my camera in Ray's bathroom (it was in my coat pocket!!) and I couldn't resist taking a picture of this {ridiculous} sign.
Now feast your eyes on my junking finds - oh, I did so enjoy myself!
Square head nails, sweet "simple goodness" can, wee small locks, cufflinks, rhinestone something, lock plate, backing to a pocket watch, wierd lightbulb and cool bottle. All fun!
Cool turqouise frame and stop watch clock thingy which I plan on taking apart and using the parts elsewhere and the body as a frame for a piece of work. Oh, yeah, baby.
And, finally today we found some must have's in Indiana just down the highway! Vintage cabinet card frames, glass dome, doll parts, a boatload of rickrack and single bias tape *I was stinkin' excited about those!*, baby spoons, hankie, some paper things and vintage millinary flowers - woohoo!
That was a lot to read and to look at - I hope you had a good time! I sure had a good time taking the pictures of the cool buildings and finding the fabulous "junk"!

I have loved this trip so far and look forward to the next leg which starts tomorrow.

Tomorrow I will leave my sister, Joan's, and head to Grove City, Ohio, which is a suburb on the south end of Columbus, to visit my sister-in-law and brother.

Eileen is as close to me as a sister and I always look forward to seeing her! I enjoy my brother, Randy, too, but you know how it is with girls!

My niece and nephew, Meghan and Matthew, are a heck of a lot of fun so I'm looking forward to spending time with them.

There's some kind of scrapbooking thing in Columbus so we'll hit it - the vendor's part anyway!LOL

So, I'll see you in Ohio!

Thanks for taking this trip with me - you've been a lot of fun. hahaha



xoxo, Jan

3 comments:

Tina said...

Woohoo! your having more fun than the law will allow!! All those goodies be sure and write down all those ideas your getting!! you'll forget once you get back to Texas!!

taylorrenee said...

I am so excited for you, it sounds like you are having a BLAST! i can't wait to see you!
love and miss you.
taylor.

Sarah said...

fun vintage finds and love that striped barn.
Sarah

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