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.