This week Patty and I decided we needed a little get-a-way, so Stella (my house guest from England) and I picked her up and headed for Greenwood, Missouri! Greenwood has several antique shops and a great tea room. It has long been one of our favorite places to visit.
Our starting point was The Greenwood Antique Mall and the tea room--we're always hungry! Stella also knew I was on "the hunt" for some PINKS to share on Pink Saturday and she was so excited to help me out!
As we were walking toward the mall, I heard someone say "Ya gonna fill up that van today?" I looked in the direction of the voice and saw Vicky, the owner of Old Glory (her area is located inside the mall). She had brought some items into her booth areas and her dog Woody had come along for the ride.
What a face---what a friendly and gentle dog. I guess we could say that sweet nose of his has a touch of Pinkness!
Vicky told us how Woody had recently misbehaved! She was away from the house and when she returned she realized that this cutie had consumed an entire package of her favorite Girl Scout cookies--along with several other "off limits" food items!!!
How can you look at that face and say "Bad Dog!"
Patty and I always have lunch in the Greenwood Country Tea Room which is located inside the antique mall. We were the first customers to arrive that day, so I quickly took a picture of Stella in this room- - -
and then in this sweet room!
Stella pointed out the PINK in the table cloths! Oh, that Stella does love the Hunt for Pink! :)
Shari Groh is the owner of this wonderful tea room. Stella was honored to meet the woman who consistently serves the most delicious lunches around.
Do you see the books beneath the lamp? They are copies of Shari's cookbook entitled "The Tea Room Cooks". Of course, I have one of them in my cabinet at home!
Patty and I each ordered half a sandwich and a cup of soup! The sandwich was a Portabella Mushroom Paninni and the soup was a wonderful corn chowder! Those fries to the left of the plate are made from sweet potatoes! We always split a yummy order of them whenever we visit Shari's tea room!
Stella was smitten with the chowder---I had to make certain she didn't dribble any on the front of her fine outfit!
Pat (left) and her friend Gail also paid a visit to the tea room that day! I've known Pat for a LONG time. She is a great paper mache' artist---I have several of her Santas and Easter bunnies! She also does a wonderful job creating wool applique projects such as pillows and runners.
We headed for Vicky's area first, where Stella loved looking at some of her Easter items.
Vicky specializes in colonial/Americana furniture and accessories. Stella said she would love to have this piece of furniture shipped back to her home in England. Vicky said she could make that happen!! :)
Stella found some more Eastery items. She pointed out the little touches of Pink on the ruffle and egg on the first ducky! That Stella has a great Pink Eye (it's the GOOD kind--not the contagious type!)
Stella LOVED these guys!!
Stella thought this was a mighty fine print of our first president and his wife!
Another booth I like to visit belongs to my friend--Claudia. Stella is posing with some great vintage canisters in her booth!
Across the street form the Greenwood Antique Mall is the Greenwood Mercantile! It is a great shop with loads of great vintage finds!
One of the booths sells wool---all ready to be worked into hooked rugs or wonderful applique projects.
Stella tried really hard to find some Pink, but wasn't really having much luck. She did, however, love the color on this vintage pie safe!
She spied this basket of vintage clothes pins before I did. She was so impressed with Beverly's Pink Saturday post where she showed how she wrapped her ribbons around clothes pins and stored them in jars!
We came home after spending a great day eating, antiquing and searching for Pink in Greenwood. Stella said she really enjoyed that part of her visit with us.
Sadly, the time was here to say Good-Bye to Stella and let her visit the next family that is anxiously awaiting her arrival!
Izzie gave her a little So Long Sniff!
Frankie said his Good-Byes!!!
Twiggy gave Stella a little smooch----
and Stella gave THE STONE RABBIT a big old hug!
Then it was time for Stella to climb in her envelope and begin the next phase - - -
of her journey!
When I returned home from the post office, THE STONE RABBIT, was dabbing tears from his face. He told me he missed Stella so much!!
I told him I had a little idea that might make him feel better.
I reached in the cabinet and pulled out my copy of Shari's cook book and turned to the recipe for Corn Chowder.
He remembered Stella loved Shari's corn chowder so much! Yes, he thought having a little corn chowder would make him feel lots better!
Oh, and there's my PINK---right on Shari's book! Whew, just in the nick of Pink Saturday Time, too! :)
Did I tell you that Shari donates part of the proceeds from the sales of her books to the local chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation?
Please visit Beverly at HOW SWEET THE SOUND for links to other bloggers who have PINKS to share!
Thank you Beverly for your continued organization of this fun Saturday Pink Extravaganza!!!