Monday, March 23, 2009

Sunday Drive Part Two

Is that a distrustful bobcat or what! The goods in the windows reminded me of the Needfull Things story,,by Steven King. I have to go back. I wonder if the 100 dollar bill is real? Or maybe it disappears as soon as you walk in.
I wonder what is beyond the door at the bottom of the stairs. In the basement...
A vintage clothing store below looks very kewl. I want to go in there too.

Old things, and new things, in the shop windows.

It's getting time for lunch, or dinner, as they say in the south.

Now you know where we were on Sunday. Well, for a short time anyhow.
The South has many small towns with Historic Town Squares. In the center is the City Hall, and small shops surround it. Sunday is the best time to photograph there, as nothing is open, usually. The photo of City Hall did not show up as I probably reached my limit of space for this post. You can see it above, in the reflection . The buildings are like this all around the square. You are in Shelbyville TN.

It is a nice place to visit. We saved some $ going on a Sunday. Husband is happy.

They have potted plants on the sidewalks to welcome you.

On the way we stopped at a little store for something to drink. My husband went in, and, as I waited for him , I looked down and saw what I thought looked like a little house. Enlarge the picture below, just about dead center, to see what it really is.

Lovely day for a duck dance. Put your right foot in, put your right foot out, & swing it all about....
The goats were happy too.

There were lots of Tennessee Walking Horse ranches. This was on the way back,,,note to self,,,"In the future, when asking my Southern Gentleman to stop every mile or so to take pictures,,,do it in the "beginning" of the day."

Or do the driving "myself"...on the way home.
But it was the end of an 8 hour day, so, I do understand, he just wanted to get back. And..he doesn't blog...doesn't know the plan in my head. I mean, it's just too hard to explain. We went other places and it "was" one very fine day,,,, and I have more to show,,,, but I need to get to the chores, as it is noon already. Have a great Monday.


kay Mace said...

What a wonderful blog, thank you for the free images! Kay

Amy'svintagecottage said...

Hi Marcie,thanks for your clever idea on how to fix my sink leg.It's been off now for about 2 months and I've gotten so use to a 1 legged sink I might just leave it. I should take a pic and see what everyone else thinks?Thank you so much for visiting my little cottage and putting me on your blog list! I hope your liking the south, I am a born and raised northwesterner,but would love to visit down south someday.
p.s. love Dream in Cream,just found her about 2weeks ago.

Candy said...

What a beautiful day for a trip. Oh but I do wonder what is in all those shops. Tell hubby thanks for indulging his southern lady.
Blessings, Candy

Coleen said...

ya gotta go back on a weeksday...those shops look like they may have some goodies for you! Love the duck picture and what you wrote....perfect!

Annabelle said...

Hi Marcie,

First of all I would like to thank you for referring Deborah to my work…very much appreciated.
I was intrigued with your map and that little house had me fooled until I looked at it in larger version…how neat…would have never thought of it other than a fairy’s home…ha just goes to show everything one sees is not always what it seems! Now I know where Poe got the idea for his poem I adore so much.

Enjoyed the pictures of your trip…Thanks for sharing.
Hugs Annabelle

Linda said...

Looks like a fun trip and some neat old shops to look in. I like days like that!