Last week while I was traveling with my hubby . . .
~ ~ I had the great opportunity to go antique shopping with Mary Alice.
It is always an adventure . . . do we shop local? . . . . Oh no, it is much more fun to travel.
~ ~ This time . . . we traveled to Hagerstown, Maryland one day . . and Carlisle, Penn. the next.
We need to start naming our adventures. . . . “Antiques Will Travel” . . .
~ ~ or, sing, “Ain’t no antique shop far enough to keep us from getting to you – – ooo”
My hubby and I always love to take “the road less traveled” . .
~ ~ avoiding the interstates and taking in the beauty of the backroads. . .
~ ~ ~ and there are usually great “places” to stop!….
We took a bit of a different route this time and came across new places to “stop and browse.”
I was careful not to yell stop this time or gasp when we passed this shop . . .
~ ~ just calmly stated that we passed a place that I would like to explore . . . he made a “U-turn.”
As I approached the antique shop (which was quite large) this cutie was on the front porch . . .
I loved this rusty, crusty bike with a basket.
The previous owner turned this bike into stationary bike . . .
~ ~ which was great as we had a built in stand of sorts.
I was very happy that it still had a bit of paint on it . . . and the blue was perfect . . .
~ ~ as I have blue accents on the back porch.
We walked the back yard to see what the best location for the bike would be . . .
~ ~ and decided this was the best place . . . for now!
My hubby is in the process of replanting the beds and placing some borders to contain the mulch.
So some more flowers may find its way around the bike.
Maybe one day, I will have a beautiful garden shed to park the bike on its porch . . .
~ ~ one day.
In the meantime, will enjoy it in this space . . .
~ ~ and my guests will also have a view of this from their room.
I have more treasures to share from Shirley’s and Mary Alice’s Adventures soon.
I will be enjoying our fabulous lower temps today . . .
And shuffling more things around the back yard.
Have a most wonderful day!!!
I am joining:
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Treasures