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Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday in Lebanon

What perfect Fall weather we enjoyed this weekend! Sunday was children's Sabbath at church and the service is always so special on this day. After church we headed down to one of my favorite Ohio towns.

Just 20 minutes from our home lies Lebanon, Ohio.

Shopping has become an art form here in Lebanon, boasting over 80 specialty shops offering one-of-a-kind antiques, furniture, fine art, jewelry, collectables, distinctive clothing and much more. There are several nice restaurants and a wonderful town museum here in this small, old, oh so beautiful town.

Two movies were shot here in Lebanon. In 1979, Harper Valley PTA, starring Barbara Eden,was filmed here and, in 1994, Milk Money with Melanie Griffith and Ed Harris used this charming town as it's backdrop.

The Golden Lamb Inn is located in Lebanon. It is recognized as Ohio's oldest inn and was established in 1803. This inn has been visited by 12 presidents and notables like authors Mark Twain and Charles Dickens. You can still stay at the inn today. The rooms are plain, quaint but filled with charm and rich with history. The restaurant serves a wonderful lunch and dinner and has a wonderful Sunday family style turkey dinner with all the trimmings. It was here that Bill, Grace, Mom and I dined today. The servers are friendly and the food so good. I had a cup of creamy chicken and rice soup as an appetizer and oooh. So good! Just perfect for a cool Fall day.

This is one of my favorites shops here in Lebanon. The William and Mary is such a delightful place to spend a little time and pick up a treat or two...or five. *smile*
Isn't this witch as cute as she can be? Mom and I both fell in love with her. She looked so happy there in her spot by the front window watching the cars roll by.

And oh the antiquing you will find in Lebanon...shop after shop all filled with old treasures.
Today we spent an hour walking up and down the aisles of the Broadway Antique Mall.
I hope your week will bring you lots to smile about. Enjoy every moment of this glorious season...
May the beauty that is Autumn bring color and joy into your life. Many blessings!
Love and Hugs,
Susie Q

19 comments:

nikkicrumpet said...

OHHH the photography was masterful. It really brought us the flavor of the town. Makes me want to visit there!

Sharon Kay said...

Oh it looks like a wonderful town to visit. I live in Ohio and have been to southern Ohio......is it any where in that area?

Carolyn said...

Great Pics. Lebanon is a lovely little town isn't it!?!?

I didn't know that about Milk Money.

Smilingsal said...

Oh, you could have done a Blue Monday with this post! It looks like you had a fantastic time. Thanks for sharing.

salmagundi said...

Oh, you brought a smile to my face with your great pictures of Lebanon! I'm so glad you keep adventuring out and bringing back your pictures for all to see. Thanks. Sally

Cheryl Wray said...

That Inn and restaurant look absolutely wonderful!! And I love that cute witch!

I always love seeing your gorgeous photographs!!!

Gretchen said...

The town of Lebanon should hire you for the chamber of commerce! You do your state more than proud. Awesome photos, Sue. Sounds like a blast was had by all.

Terri and Bob said...

It is going to be my goal in life to go on a shopping/travel trip with you. Girl, you don't miss anything! I have been missing you, though, school life has been crazy!

Cottage Rose said...

OHHHHHHHH MY GOSH!!! I love how your photos turned out. you did a wonderful job to taking them. Love the Miss Lady Witch she is so cute.I could use her on my porch. lol I also love all the History that went along with the photos, you are very informative. Thanks for the tour.

Hugs;
Alaura

Charli and me said...

I really like your new blog design. Thank you for the trip to a wonderful small town. I love to go to them. Don't you just find the most interesting things? Great post!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Lebanon is certainly a wonderful town!! I ate at the Golden Lamb with my parents many many years ago, and hope to go back someday. We are trying to get the boys (band) booked for a Christmas event in Lebanon; that would be fun!!
:)

Neabear said...

Good photos! Made me wish I was there. Thanks for sharing your day with us.

Pat said...

What a pretty town! I'd be browsing those shops for hours and hours!

Thanks for the best wishes on our anniversary!

Jewelgirl said...

What a beautiful place to live!
the photos were stunning!

Janet said...

Oh what a beautiful town, I want to go there and wander those streets and shops. Turkey dinner...yummy!

Great photography Sue. I can't wait until we can somehow, sometime get the bloggin' gals together.

xox,
Janet

*Jilly* said...

Your Lebanon, Ohio reminds me of our Lebanon, Tennessee..about 30 minutes from me. It has a town square and is historical. I love your pictures!!!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Thanks for taking me along shopping. Your pictures are gorgeous.
Take care, DebraK

Rue said...

First the house tour and then this? Oh Sue... it's wonderful there! I'll have to visit you soon :)

(((hugs)))
rue

Sara G said...

Wonderful post on Lebanon. And your pictures are amazing!!
The owners of the William and Mary are customers of ours! They are the sweetest people and their shop is amazing.
Take care