Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Victorian Excursion

Friday was a very pleasant experience for me. I got to spend most of the day with a dear friend of mine who loves the same Victorian touches that I do. We first visited a lovely restaurant that served tea, sandwiches, crepes and more. I don't usually have hot tea, but my French Vanilla with honey was delicious. My Caesar wrap was better than the usual. They includes lots of dressing. We saw from the window that there was an antiques store across the way so of course when we were done we had to visit. It was mostly furniture, but I was intrigued by a bowl of fancy door knobs. Some day, I will have to go back and get some. We both purchased a door hanger. This is a tool that hangs over the door and has a hook for you to hang a wreath, clothes on a hanger, or you could put a picture on it as the store did. These aren't the plain kind you get in the discount stores. This one has twisted wire and fancy loops. I now have a great object to display my kimono.

We then went to another nearby town and visited a large antiques store. It took us several hours to get through it. We ended up getting various articles. She had a hard time deciding on whether to get a picture and I had trouble wondering if I wanted to start an orange juice glass collection. I decided to go for it since there seem to be so many cute ones.

We were almost done but went to a place called Frontier Town. Here was a great store and the first thing that happened when I walked in was that a golden retriever came up to me and tried to give me his Elmo doll. Later on, as I was browsing I felt a funny bump on my hand. There was my doggy friend greeting me again. I usually don't have this effect on animal, leastwise dogs. I loved the attention. I purchased the prettiest clear turquoise bowl which I had seen when I came in.

The best part of the day was the fact that I was able to connect with my friend that I don't get to see as often as I would like. We shared all of our news, good and bad. It's so great to have someone you have known for quite some time and be able to just pick up where you left off. She is just a wonderful person to know, one of my very few good friends, and she writes letters. You can't say that about just anybody.

Do you have lots of friends or just a few? Hope you get some time with them soon.


  1. I love when a store like that has a dog to greet the customers. It gives such a nice atmosphere to have a gentle creature such as that roaming around being friendly! I love golden retrievers as well so that would be even better! :)

  2. My husband and his mom love to browse the antique malls and swap meets.. I think is there special time to connect...
    Love to you
    I've Become My Mother

  3. What fun! My favorite sport is eating out.

    I have several very close friends with whom I can share anything. It's so nourishing to the soul.


  4. I miss that real connection with my friends and most live so far from me. You enjoy some wonderful outings:)

  5. I have lots of friends but just a few that I would consider close ones.


  6. I love having special days like that with close friends. It doesn't happen very often but when they do I treasure them!

  7. Hi Nancy -

    What a fun day - the kind I love! If we ever meet up, that's what I'd like to do. :)

    Susan :)