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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sue, Sue & Kari's Big Adventure

I am a little late to post this day of fun but here goes! Last Thusday I had such a sweet time!
Our dear  friend Kari of Just Livin' Large was here for a few days. I wanted her to meet Sue S from Sullivan and Murphy and Sue to meet Kari! I picked up Sue, picked up Kari and away we went! Yes folks, they actually trusted me to drive! Silly girls...

We began our day at Fulton Farm near Tipp City, Ohio.

Sue S. showing off the delicious angel food cakes you can find here!

This was my purchase that morning at Fulton Farm!

Tippacanoe and Tyler Too is a wonderful store in an old hotel. Room after room
 filled with all manner of delights!

I loved the staircase in the old hotel.

Kari doing a little window shopping!

The very lovely Kari and Sue pointing out a *frightfully* pretty bride in the front window
of Feather Your Nest, just the greatest shop! We all found fun bits and bobs we could NOT live without!

They have the most wonderful vignettes!


Across the street we found Cognac...a very pretty shop filled with lots of treasures...

If you have longed to find a bust of Gandhi that you can put a plant into (and haven't we all?), well then, this
shop has what you are looking for!

We headed back into Dayton and showed Kari a little of the downtown area. Then we decided to pop into the 2nd Street Market. It is quiet on Thursday so we were able to quickly see it all and pick up some freshly baked bread and other goodies.

Then we hopped on down to Waynesville and had
lunch at The Hammel House Inn, perused a few shops and saw
 such great old houses like this...

And here you have the chubby thorn between 2 gorgeous roses! Sue S., me, Susie Q and Kari! Aren't they  beautiful ladies? Two wonderful, fun and very dear ladies too!

I had such a sweet time with both of them and know that the fabulous Sue S. and I will have many more adventures...she lives near by after all! And I bet I speak for Sue too when I say we hope Kari will get back to the midwest soon. VERY soon! I miss her akready! We love ya and loved being with you!
And do NOT let either of these girls fool you...they are both knockout pretty, smart and fun!

I hope that all of you are having a week filled with smiles!

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Love and Hugs,
Susie Q


Lou Cinda said...

This sounds like SUCH fun!! And great places to shop!! I am envious!

Glad ya'll had fun!

Lou Cinda :)

salmagundi said...

You're NO thorn!!! Just a pretty rose like those two. I want to go shopping with you - those look like wonderful places. Glad you had a super time. A blogging friend and her husband are coming to our house tomorrow - I'm so excited. Take care, Sally

Brenda Eason said...

Sue, that is great. Im so happy you got to meet Kari. I lost her on my page I guess a year ago when my blog went away. I hope we can recontact.
Im so jealous lol you have so many beautiful things to see =)

Lynilu said...

Is there anything better than a day with the girls? I love that kind of thing! Got one in the planning myself!

Terri and Bob said...

I am trying so hard to be HAPPY for you three and not JEALOUS!! I wish I could have been there!!

You are no thorn my sweet friend. I know no one more thoughtful and kind than you.

bj said...

O my goodness...what a wonderful shopping tour. I would love every one of those stores. I can see that ya'll had a blast...all three beautiful ladies.
O, and now I've gotta have a BOO banner...too cute.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh how fun! All 3 of you are pretty! What a wonderful day that must have been. I wanted to visit every one of those shops you showed us. I bet the giggling, chatting, and buying were at an all time high that day. laurie

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh!!! What fun you guys had!! I don't think Dayton is that far from Chicago!!! I could have taken a that would have been an adventure. Let me know the next get together!

Everything you did looked like such a good time. The market is fabulous as are the beautiful homes near where you had lunch.

I don't know Kari, but Sue and I go waaaaay!! She has my prized roosters!! And you are all sweet, pretty funny ladies!! Good for you, Susie, to have the opportunity for an adventure!! Love it! :-)


Mary said...

What a wonderful, fun-filled day! Ad you are definitely NOT a thorn but another sweet rose, Sue! :)

LydiaMancini said...

WOW how beautiful how nice everything dressed up for fall

Mumzie said...

My sweet Susie Q, What fabulous fun you girls had that day. I so would love to visit all of those wonderful shops and meet you guys in person some day. I love the fall colors and wonderful displays. The weather looked marvelous Autumn. You all are lovely Roses! Mumzie :)

Janet said...

What a fun day Sue; I would just love to visit all those shops and the Public Market. Public Markets are one of my favorite places to visit wherever I travel. Just ask me about the bargain corn in Rochester NY, lol.

Melanie said...

That store - "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" looks wonderful. That's the kind of place I can lose myself in! So glad you had such a great time with friends. Have a great weekend! ((Hugs))

Susan S. said...

What a great trip and get together! I would have fit right in....being a "Susan". There are always multiple in my bunch, b/c my best friend is named Susan.
It looks a little chilly on your trip and I'm envious. With a nip in the air it seems more like fall! Thanks for sharing your wonderful day with your blogging buddies. Happy Fall Ya'll from Houston. :)

sheila from life @ #17 said...

oh I guess I wasn't home when ya'll swung by Georgia to pick me up :)

those are some seriously gorgeous shops! jealous jealous jealous!

Sue said...

You ladies are having just too much fun....I have a lunch date and shopping with a fellow blogger next wednesday....Hope we go to great places like you do...the shops look terrific....loved the picture of the staircase in the hotel....very cool lady.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I wish I had a blogger friend that close! I do have one about two hours away and we chat on the phone a lot. I love that staircase! And the vignettes in the sweet shops. I saw three beautiful, smiling ladies in that photo. Having fun as friends out on the town.

Terri said...

Lots of fun and lots of photos!Looks like you had a nice time!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Susie!

I hope I get to come over from Cols for the Buckeye event! Looks like you girls sure had a great time!!

AND you are beautiful! My gosh the 3 of you could be on a magazine. What a gorgeous trio.

Big hugs, Sherry from "Cow Town"

Pamela said...

what a fun day -- makes me jealous.
(One of my dear friends from high school has the name of Kari.)
How do you know about all these places to visit?

Helen said...

Thorn? I don't think so, Ms. Pretty! I love stories of bloggers who are able to get together for wonderful adventures. Great photos.

Deb said...

What a fun adventure the 3 of you had! Looks like a fabulous day.

Mockingbird Hill said...

Okay...looks like you guys had almost too much fun!! Those shops are great...nothing like that here...and what a great Fresh Market. Not here, either! Hmmmph...looks like I need a trip to the Midwest!

So glad you girls had a chance to meet-n-eat...the world is much smaller than we think. :)


Kathleen Grace said...

How fun! meeting other bloggers and going shopping in such a charming town:>)

SmilingSally said...

I'd say three lovely roses.

PEA said...

I want to go visit you so that you can bring me to all those wonderful places!!!! Oh my, what a fun time you three had and I so enjoyed looking at all the pictures. It truly makes me smile when I think of the beautiful friendships that have been made through blogging. I especially love the picture of the 3 of you, all beautiful inside and out:-) xoxoxo

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