Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What a Beautiful Day!

What could be better than an extra day to spend time with old friends, new friends, do and a little antique shopping and enjoy 65 degree weather in Febuary.
I needed a day like today.

We drove from St. Louis to Clarksville, Missouri along the Mississippi river.
Not a cloud in the sky and it was in the high 60's.

We went to visit Richard from My Old Historic Home.

First we went to his wonderful shop.
And yes we all bought something!

Not only did I get to meet Sissy, but I got a welcome kiss.
And I got to see the famous doll house.

I would of loved to of had bought these chick paintings.

Sissy girl said goodbye as we walked down to
Richard's house.

The yard looked like it is beautiful when things are blooming.
The house overlooks the river.

Now I sure hope he did not get tired of hearing us say,
"oh my gosh" "wow" "that is amazing"
We all were drooling.

Here we are looking at his amazing cream collection.
I love his cozy kitchen

Even the laundry room is gorgeous!

An entire copper basket with vintage easter eggs!

Oh, the dining room closet

The chandeliers just dripped with elegance and beauty.

Loved the wallpaper in the room.

Richard needlepointed this himself!

Beautiful view.
Richard was such an excellent host.
How wonderful it was to meet one of my blogging friends in person.
Is home is just beyond words gorgeous, and admire him for all his hard work in restoring this home, and American treasure!

Then it was on to lunch at a spot across from his shop

Cool Beans
The food was wonderful

Then down to more shopping we were all on a Pyrex alert
Found primary color pyrex bowl set in orginal box never used, but as we know $125 is not in my budget right now.

But look at this Pyrex set Jan got...I have never seen
these before and they were in perfect shape.
Rhonda got a blue stripped bowl and Jan also got a black snowflake divided dish and I found a perfect red refrigerator dish....all Pyrex.

Rebecca, this one is for you! A pink enamel tea kettle.

I got several treasures I will try to show you on Friday.
It was such a wonderful day, and boy did I need it.
I don't think this will be my last trip to see Richard!


Tete said...

So love that you got to go. Richard is amazing. Love all your photos.

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Wow - what an amazing house! Looks like you had a great time.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Rebecca said...

Looks like a great trip-wow!!! Did you buy the teakettle-I'd love to have it if you did!

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Wow, this sounds like such a fun day! It is always so much fun to meet other bloggers, too.

Richard Cottrell said...

Ms. Ann, how exciting to get to meet you and your friends. It is such a small world we live in today. One friend grew up in Louisiana, 9 miles away and the other knows my cousin, Carla. I feel like I have know you for ever, after all I have been through everything with you on the blog, including decorating your beautiful Christmas Tree. Tanks for the wonderful shout out for our dear little town. I hope more people will try and come. I am so glad you had a good time, and found some treasures on your tip. The colored bowl st is wonderful. Where was that shop you posted, I am not sure I have ever been there and I am feeling left out. Thanks again, it was fun and Sissy sends a jump and a kiss.Richard from My Old Historic House.

C'est moi Claudette said...

I've heard and have seen Richards house with another blogger friend, but I don't remember who.
That chandy is TDF, WOW what a house.
It's snowing here, hard, and it's blowing like crazy. Glad I don't have to go in this mess. OMG.
Glad you had a great day Ann.
Jan scored with those Pyrex bowls. WOW
Have a great day gf.

ann said...

A perfect day: Antiquing with good friends. Looking forward to seeing what you found.

Susan Freeman said...

I am swooning! Thank you for the wonderful tour of Richard's house.

Susan and Bentley

Claudia said...

What a gorgeous home and shop. I have my eye on those chick paintings - I guess it's a good thing I don't live nearby!