July 25, 2010


Yesterday morning, after working all week, my husband decided that we were not going to stay in the house on a Saturday..especially when they had been calling for severe weather on and off all day. We figured we couldn't work in the yard, which we are both sick of anyway..so he asked if I would like to go to Medina Ohio for the day...WHAT????? Are you kidding???? We hadn't been on one of our little day trips in a long time (not counting our trip to the UP of course!). So off we went..it is about a 2 1/2 hour drive from my house.

Our first stop, was Liberty Station Antiques located off of Rt. 18, near the Root Candle shop...which is huge..not the antique shop, but the candle shop. I bought a couple of little goodies there, including the garden bench pictured below ($6!)then I bought a really cute little wall box for only $5. After that, we went to 3 Brother's Antique Mall..there are two shops next to each other and they have gorgeous primitives.

Then...the best of the best...Seville Antiques...located also on Rt. 3 about 15 miles out of Medina. This shop has the best primitives I think I have ever seen! Another one out of my price range..but I always manage to find a little something. This time I found an early breadboard and purchased Judy Condon's latest book. The lady that own the shop is so sweet. If you go to: http://www.picturetrail.com/theprimitivestitcher, the beautiful picturetrail of Linda Babb's, you can see this antique shop..she took tons of pictures when she was there on vacation. A feast for the eyes!

Lastly...we went to the Medina Antique Mall, right off of I-71. This mall is super huge and has a mix of all periods and styles of antiques. I bought a couple of pieces of linen for stitching, but my biggest find, were my glass jars. The man who has the booth sells mostly antique, primitive jars, glasses, and advertising memorabilia. He gave me a nice price on both of them. Then my husband bought the little rocking chair, for the grandkids. We now have three of them in the living room, but this one is by far, my favorite.

The darker bread board, standing up against the backsplash, is the one I purchased in Seville. The two wider jars on the end, I have had for many years, and now the two taller ones compliment them.

The little rocker in my living room, looking quite comfy with "Lydia" and my Sampler pincushion...both hand made by Lori Rippey of Homespun Prims by Lori.


Rugs and Pugs said...

Bobbie ~
What a fun trip. I live only an hour from Medina, but it has been ages since I have been there. I love the Root Candle Store. I never go in the main store ~ I only shop in the outlet store in back.
I love the jars you got and the rocker is too sweet. What a deal on the little garden bench!
You've inspired me to take a trip down there soon. I've not been to Seville Antiques, but the last time I was at Brothers, they had some really good stuff!
Pug hugs :)

Deb said...

I love going to Medina but I haven't been there in a few years. I'm going to have to get my sister up early and head down there. I used to go to a show they held down there years ago (and maybe they still do) called the Yankee Peddler Show. I used to come back with my car loaded. I think sis and I are definitely going to have to take a trip. I love those jars you picked up and everything else too. Sounds like it was a wonderful day.

Lori said...

Ooh lucky you Bobbie! What a fun day you two had. I love all of your finds. I've wanted some of the jars for years but still have not collected any. I'm off to check out Linda's PT!

moosecraft said...

What a great day out! Love that bench!

Jacque said...

What a fun time.. wish I had been there.

I am doing the Minick Santa rug right now.. love how yours turned out. I am intermixing fleece with my wool.. Looks good, just not sure what will happen when I steam/block it. time will tell.

Linda said...

What a perfect day with great finds too. Love the jars and that is the sweetest rocker..hugs, Linda

Kaye said...

Glad you had such a fun time and great buys. The tea room is a nice place to eat next time you go to Root candle, really close to there. I was in Medina a couple of wks. ago, love Seville Ant. shop and go to the others sometimes. Next time you are in my neck of the woods give a yell, I am about 45 mins. from there.

Casa Pearl said...

Oh this makes me homesick! I used to live in Hinckley so am very familiar with all those areas you visited. I think Root Candles are the best and thank goodness you can order them online now. Looks like you had a really great day.