I finally met another Ohio blogger on Thursday! I drove to the Columbus area to meet Sherry of Edie Marie’s Attic where we enjoyed a long day of fun, food, shopping, and silliness. I immediately felt a kinship with Sherry ~ she is so sweet and likable.
We have had plans to meet since the spring, but schedules and hectic lives being what they are kept us from doing it until now. She made good on her promise to take me antique/thrift shopping at the Olde Shoe Factory in Lancaster and to the Urban Farmhouse in Thornville.
Lisa, the proprietress of the Urban Farmhouse, graciously took this picture of us in her shop. We both found many goodies in her delightful store, after much oohing and aahing at her merchandise. I will be returning for another visit soon with Mr. Sullivan in tow.
I was in love with these new, but vintage looking runners.
How about these candles in the shape of rocks or the lily pad and frog?
While in Thornville, Sherry drove by an old house she has admired for several years. It is now on the market again. Do I see a move in the near future, Sherry? Just look at the windows, the fretwork, and the porch. So cute…
The house is in need of some repair and loving care, but just look at that cute gazebo and its cupola.
The front yard is enclosed with this wrought iron fencing. The picture below shows the gate ornamentation depicting the fence manufacturer, the Springfield Architectural Ironworks Co.
I liked the house directly across the street with its peaked roofline and elaborate woodwork on the porch.
This part of the house features the coolest screen doors I’ve seen in a long time. Don’t you just love the detail work? I want to replace my modern storm doors on the kitchen and sun room French doors with old fashioned screen doors. I wonder if these are stock doors or custom made? Either way, this is exactly the detailing I want!
We drove on to Lancaster for lunch and shopping. I had the choice of a tea room for a frou-frou lunch or a good old fashioned burger at a small cafe. I chose the bacon cheeseburger at Trader’s Cafe and topped it off with battered onion rings. I dug into my food way too fast to take pictures, but suffice it to say, it was YUMMY! You don’t get this kind of food in a fast food joint.
The Olde Shoe Factory Antique Mall is housed in an old manufacturing building. We did a lot of looking and some buying. We mostly laughed and poked fun at a lot of things like the things in the picture below. I wanted a shot of an old Radio Flyer tricycle, but after I realized what else I had taken a picture of, I just cracked up. Why would those two things ever be featured together?!
Last Tuesday, I spent the entire day doing multiple loads of laundry using my automatic washer and dryer. What would I have done using this contraption? And how many days would it have taken to do it? I know that at one time this wringer washer was the height of technology. All I can say is that I’m glad I live in the era that I do now.
I found an entire wall shelf stocked with old drug store health and beauty finds. If we straight-haired girls had wanted curls back in the old days, I guess we would have used a permanent hair wave product like the one pictured above. Guaranteed to give natural curls…. I don’t know about that. I was the beneficiary of many a hair permanent as a young girl and I always ended up looking as if I had stuck my finger in a light socket!
There were mosquito bite lotions, hair dye, hemorrhoid creams, pumices, and much more.
After our shopping adventure we went back to Sherry’s house where I met her husband, Wes. We visited for a while and I tried to show her how to download Window’s Live Writer to help make her blogging easier. Before we knew it, the clock said it was almost 8 PM!! I still had an hour and a half drive back home, so as much as I hated leaving my new found friend, I had to high tail it home. We want to make plans for her to visit Dayton and to perhaps meet other local bloggers. We can’t wait. Thank you, Sherry, for a fantastic day. And thanks for letting me eat that whole piece of turtle cheesecake all by myself!