Saturday, July 30, 2011

Throwing Caution to the Wind!

We've had over 10 inches of rain this month...most of that this week.  Storm after storm, and temperatures in the 90's with high humidity.  This was supposed to be our vacation week.  No big plans just day trips...but even those were put aside.  Thursday, we threw caution to the wind.  With even more rain and storms predicted we ventured north, and I'm so glad we did. 
 Lake Michigan was covered in clouds
and a misty veil. 

 With my best guy, a perfect place for lunch and a quiet moment.

I jotted down the names of a couple of shops in Plymouth, Wisconsin, and my husband is always game for a long ride.  And long it was...about 45 miles from our spot at the Lake.

The town is filled with cool vintage looking murals, and many antique stores.
We went to the two I read about...
 Fibber McGee's and The Red Rooster

This was Fibber McGee's. I bought one vintage table runner, and was happy with my little purchase.  At the Red Rooster, it was filled with vintage textiles, enamel wear, tables made from treadle sewing machine bases, buttons, toys... I bought a pinned bundle of fabric lovelies.  I guess I need a show and tell post.  We also stopped at the St. Vincent de Paul Shop in town. It was worth the trip.  Next time we'll stay in the area and visit Cedarburg too.

Yes, my husband is a keeper, and a trooper, and I think he is getting the junking bug a little himself.  We took another ride on Friday to Galena...but that's another post.  Get out there and explore and enjoy this beautiful day.

1 comment:

Lynne said...

I know some of the areas you visited. I was born in Wisconsin, moved to Iowa when I was in seventh grade. Back to college in Wisconsin, taught scool and lived differentplaces for several years.

The shops in Plymouth look interesting and fun. Cedarburg is delightful! Many shops to visit. The Old Mill shop has
plenty to catch the eye.

Sometimes it is fun to get off the beaten track and stop in a little berg and by happenstance you find a treasure or two.
Like an Ironstone Garden pattern from England, huh?

Enjoy your travels and your anniversary.