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July 25, 2007


Susan Ramey Cleveland

Wow! That was almost like going thifting. I found myself wanting to step into your pics to see what was around the corner. I love th eknitting needles.


What an awesome trip that must have been! What Fun & what wonderful shops - & so many of them! That's great that you got to spend time with your daughter ~ after reading that I think I need a summer escape!
Enjoy your day!

Esther Sunday

Wow! What wonderful shops! I drooled this morning over them!!! And, to have your daughter get into it with you - priceless!!
Thanks for the great pics! Love, Esther Sunday


Welcome back! I missed you but I'm so glad you were able to spend time with Shannon. And thrifting with her is even better. Thanks for the trip through the shops your visited - I found myself almost shopping while looking at the pictures. Glad you have a wonderful time and a safe trip.

Betty Jo

I'm thrilled you had such a wonderful trip and time with Shannon. What a special girl she is! We take day trips and a-few-hour trips every week if possible. Hubby and I both love, love, love exploring. These shops are incredible. Where did you say they are located? This could cause me to take a longer trip out of these mountains. Come and read about my new toy. I'm in love! xoxo


Wow! That certainly looks like my kind of town. I'm glad Shannon is doing well. It probably makes your heart rest a little better.


Welcome home, Kim! And what a fun time you had, by the looks of those pics. Wish I could have been right there with you! Those kinds of places are so much fun. And how neat that Shannon love thriftig too. Either people "get" it or they don't & it's hard to convince people of the joy of thrifting.


How wonderful! Simply delicious photos -- and LOTS that I would have brought home to Rosemary Cottage in a trice!

Jan x at Rosemary Cottage on a hot day


Welcome back Kim!!! Glad you all had such a wonderful time. Those shops look just fabulous so I can see why you had sooooo much fun!!! Thanks for sharing your pics and trip with us all :o)

tea time and roses


So so glad you had a wonderful time!! I am loving those red heart knitting needles! The photos are just great.. What a lovely way to spend time with a daughter....




Welcome back Kim! I have an idea, Xanti and Shannon would love to shop together! Xanti loves resale shops, thrifting and vintage clothing.

I love that little iron crib. My aunt had one of those, so cute! I see all sorts of treasures, I would love to bring home.


sandi @ the whistlestop cafe

Now how exactly did you accidently end up driving on the wrong side of the road? I bet that did set your heart to pitter~patter!
Great pictures!


Oh Kim, Iam so glad you had such a wonderful time! My girls hated thrifting when they were younger & now they beg to go. How times change. Glad Shannon enjoys going, I think it is in the blood. My dad got me started young.
I love those suitcases & the crib. I wish I had been there. Would have needed a big U-Haul!
Glad you are back, Donna


Welcome back Kim. I really missed you while you were gone. Thanks for letting us visit with you as you walked through each shop of goodies. I must try and get there next spring. Looks like it would be hard to choose but I know the price has a lot of to with it. LOL Isn't it amazing what this "old" stuff sells for now days? Years ago we were getting rid of it. LOL Thanks again for sharing your trip with us. I know all three of you had a great time. I remember taking such a trip with my sister in California - it was a special time for me.



Well, that was fun! And I didn't spend a dime! lol! I saw some great stuff! We missed you while you were away...glad your back home!


Ooh that was fun to look at your photos! And I love that green bed, the wooden one? Such a lovely colour!


I really love going on your adventures with you. Thanks for taking us along. I saw lots of treasures in the pictures. I wish I had more thrift shops where I live. We do have Goodwill.


OMG!!! I soooo wish I could've gone with you! I can only imagine all the wonderful thrifted goodies you ran across. How ever did you control yourself?!!


Yum! What a delightful thrifting adventure. Thank you for sharing those eye candy pictures :)

Flea Market Queen

What an adventure that was...thanks for letting me tag along! I loved all the Thrift Stores!


Ohhh, what fun! I'm so glad you all enjoyed yourselves immensely! I wish I had thrifting spots like those!


Who knew that town was a thrift heaven? (I seriously covet that turquoise melamine in one of your pictures!)

SO glad you had a great visit. My big girl comes home in 10 days - she's been gone all summer, and then promptly moves out for college. At least she'll be in town. But OUR town doesn't have great stores like that!


HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs (Kim)

Welcome Home Kim! Thank you for sharing the pictures of those great thrift stores with us...I'm glad you, your dd and your sister had a wonderful time!


Oh dear I think I'm actually turning green as I type. :-P The Other Side looks just darling!


Henriëtte KB

Welcome back!
So glad you had such a great time visiting Shannon. I love all the pictures and wish I could see these awesome shops myself irl.
I really, really like the little green iron crib, too bad you couldn't take it home with you!


So glad you are back, and had such a great time.
Wow, what fun thriftshops you found. Thanks for sharing with us.
It's so funny how our daughter's end up liking the same stuff we do. My daughter is turning into a garage sale addict.
(I wonder where she got that)??


Wow, College Town looks like a shopping mecca! I think you and Sis need to have your own dorm room there ;-) So glad you had a good time.


I would definiely be headed back to that Southern Chicks place with a big 'ol u-haul. That's so cool that her town has all these neat places for y'all to explore. Thanks for taking all those pic - loved them!


The Glitter Fairy

What a wonderful time you had! Great memories, great times & great pix!

Okay what town is this?????
Wonderful to see you safely back, and glad you had a great time!!


Wow, you sure had a lot of fun! And what a great way to spend time with your sweet daughter. I can just see you laughing and shopping. Little stores, especially thrift ones, are sooooo much nicer than crowded, noisy, impersonal malls!


Those shops look awesome!! I'm glad you had a good time!


I missed you so much! I'm so glad you're back and with goodies to show!! Boy do I wish that town was close! But I have a feeling it's on the other side of the US from me! Thank you for sharing - love it all! Even chose a few things for myself. One can dream, can't they?? heehee


Hi Kim! Glad you had a wonderful time! Looking at your wonderful treasures has put me in the mood to go "junquing" .

Betty @ She's Sew Pretty

Oh fun! thanks for sharing your trip with us! I don't know how you resisted the pretty curtains, the green suitcases and that adorable chair. All so sweet! I love having girl time but my hubby is fun to go thrifting with too!


So glad you had a wonderful time! I wish I could have visited all those wonderful thrifts with you!

The Decorated House

What fun places! I'll ask DD, but I think some of those are newer than when she was there.
I'm so happy to hear what a good time you had, but I knew you would. You made getting away sound like so much fun, if I didn't have a little trip planned already, I'd be doing so right now!
Good to have you home!
Hugs, Donna


It makes me very happy that you took all of us along with you! Thank you - I needed that little trip! I keep looking at the photos, and see another treasure I didn't see the last time I looked. Wonderful! I'm so glad you had a good time, I'm very pleased to hear your daughter is doing well, and I'm very glad you're back in the blog world again!!
xo, Nan and the Doxies


WhooHoo you're back! Wow,you had fun!



What wonderful thrift shops! Some of these seem to be run out of peoples backyards. What a great idea!


she'sssssssss backkkkkkkkkkkkkk.......

Boy, were you missed. I have gotten used to checking your page everyday and seeing what new things you were doing.
I am so glad your back and that you took your camera along to show us what you have been up to.
I am heading to California next week, I am going to take pictures of all my thrifting expeditions too.
Glad your back : ) Bren


I'm just coveting all the great stuff in those pictures. Can I come next time!
xo, suzy


Holy cow, looks like you had a great time! Great pics :)
God bless :)

Bethany Hissong

Kim, I'm so glad you had a great time and I love your photos!!! I could go on a buying spree there! Love those curtains too--looks similiar to Amy Butler fabrics, which I love. Sounds like Shannon is adjusting well and I'm sure she loved seeing Mom again!
We missed you!
(I tried 3 times to leave a comment yesterday but was having a problem with my computer!)

C. Stower

Hi Kim, My goodness,that looks like "thrift heaven" to me. We have nothing like tht around here in Vancouver, there are Sunday flea markets, but I have never been to one of those. I would love to go to even one of those that you went to! Everything looks so great....I can see how you gals can decorate your houses with such great stuff, there is so much available down there. Eating my heart out, Cindy


I'm glad you had such a wonderful time; I have missed your posts. I had to laugh while scrolling down the pics today, thinking about all the others who were probably doing just as I was -- saying "oohh, I want that!" a half-dozen times!
Welcome back,


Oh how fun was this trip a great diversion from the sadness I am feeling today. :(
I see many items that I could surely fit into my garden!! Thank you for posting hugs NG


May I ask what area you live in? And where this college town was where you visited all those fab thrift shops! Wow!


Get 'em started early


OOOhhh man, I love that Southern Chicks place-what great stuff to look at. I know it made the trip even more special, sharing it all with your sister and daughter.

black eyed susans kitchen (susan)

Love your blog and love that you took us on your road trip with you! Weird how just looking at the pictures from the shops gets my heart racing. I get that little, gee, I wonder what else they have in there.


Glad to hear you had a good time! What fun! Wish I had a sister! Great finds, too! Becky


I've just discovered your wonderful site! I am a passionate thrifter of Salvation Army, Goodwill, and small "The Other Side" shops...thanks for the great pictures...they are just like "I Spy" books!! Glad you're back safe and sound.

kim in Camas - ScrapToMyLu

WOW, you found some great places! I would love to go on a trip with my sis, just to shop.


Hi, I've just discovered your blog today and am really enjoying it. I'll come back later for another look. Those thrift shops look wonderful.

Chris& LAurie

OMG!! My mom would be lost for hours in these stores!! It sure sounds like a nice time.


Hi Kim,
What great stuff! Where did you go?
I am off to California for a week and will try to hit some of the "junk" shops (as if there is anything cheap in California!...)around Santa Monica and Venice Beach between work.
You have such great flair and sense of style. And you write like an angel!


Kimmmmmmmm, I want to know what you took home with you! So many great things, and you have such great taste. What did you actually pick? Kim.


I bet you will showing us some wonderful treasures that DID come home with you eh? : )
That green iron bed is just too cool...and I spied so many things that would have loved to jump into my van. I know you had a delightful time! 2 of your favorite people on Earth and thrifting goodies! It does not get much better than that.
What memories were made...



Thank you for a little of your retail theopy, the window shopping was wonderful.
We have a little township closeby that are having a festival on the weekend and I must go. I'm taking your advise and getting out.
Thanks Kim for your pics. The butterfly crossing in the garden is my fav.

Cherry Menlove

Oh Kim, well done! I am salivating just looking at all of those treasures.
What a wonderful time you girls had.

Cherry xx


Thrifting heaven indeed! So pleased to hear that you girls had such a wonderful time, you must feel so much better now you have spent time with your daughter in her temporary home, knowing she is safe and well and a great thrifter.


I can tell you completely enjoyed your little getaway. Thanks for taking us with you. It was a nice peak into your weekend.


Just came about your blog today and loved it. The thrift shops were too cool...makes me want to get some retail therapy soon.
Thanks for sharing.


I'm sorry I scared you honey bunch:) tehehhehe* you're cute ya know that? I've been trying to gather up my gals I hope someday they will find me again:) Love all of your treasures! Always WILL! and you are a lovely soul so I will not want to lose you:) How cool is that that your girl is now into historical preservation (aka antique/thrift shops)and cooler still that when you visit her, you can get your fix! xoxoxo

Southern Heart

What great places! I would have loved wandering through those. And, how nice to have had some girl-time, and special time with your daughter. I'm glad that you had such a wonderful visit!

Jenny Rebecca

Oh where oh where is her college town??? Is it in driving distance to Central Florida??? Those shops!!


Oh Kim, what a wonderful feast for our thrifty souls! Yummy yum yum photos of your thrifting wanderings. Fun, fun!!

Helle Greer

Right back at tha!!! love these visual field trips.
Love "the other side" store, how fun.


Ahhhhh.....I so need to be there!


Ok GIVE!!! What city has these great shops. Hope it isn't far from Virginia. I seem to be the millionth person wondering where these thrift places are. We don't have anything like that here. Fabulous pics too.

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