Saturday, August 22, 2009

A Great Weekend!

We debated about what to do for our anniversary. We seriously thought about going to Vegas. We love the Venetian. But it is hot there too! And I wanted some cooler we went back to our place of dreams....where we WISH we had a cabin or Pine.

It was sooooo beautiful. I went to garage sales and almost every antique store around.
This group of stores has a fence made like leaves...the flowers grow up around it.

This is one of the stores decorations....

Then it rained....I love when it rains up there. It really cools off and smells so good.

It took a few tries to get this sunflower....see the black bumble bee? But it was moving in the wind....
We stopped at a new antique store. It actually is the owners home also. Pine Station Antiques....
I think my cousin had one of these or similar to it when we were kids. Isn't it cute....and yellow - Katherine!!

Cute little treat stands made from teacups...

And a whole room of antique train items...

This was the arbor walking pretty. And she was so kind, she said bring Bentley in hubs got to look too!

On the way home today, we got more rain....

Ok, I chuckled with this picture...cuz I told my hubby that the women on the blog will laugh that I show rain drops....hey, we live in the desert....rain is a HOT TOPIC!

Oooh, this could be interesting!
But, no, it quit raining LONG before we got home.
What did I buy....well, nothing too exciting. I got some Polly Pockets for my granddaughter to play at our house, a Feb 1954(my birth) National Geographic with the greatest Coke ad on the back, and some adorable, and I do mean adorable napkin rings....I will show at a tablescape.
No antiques...not that I didn't see some I would have loved. There was an antique sewing machine....very rare...but, hmmmm, not in my sad budget. Lots of OLD milk glass....and some crockery....but, I enjoyed and left them behind.
Bentley was so cute...he loves going on trips with us. Of course, I don't know if it is the trip, or the goodies "Daddy" gives him. The vet asked my husband, you aren't giving him table scraps are you?? Hubby said, " noooo, we don't give him scraps, he gets fresh bought just like us!" Bentley has learned that food comes out of those talking sliding windows!!
Thank you for all the well wishes and sweet comments for our anniversary. My husband is always amazed that so many people that I have never met will leave congrats on our anniversary....but we bloggers KNOW how it is!


Heather said...

what a wonderful anniversary trip! love the photos. what a neat place to visit!

salmagundi said...

So glad you had a cool escape. We went to the Colorado mountains on Friday - so cool even though we don't get as hot in the foothills as you do on the desert. Have a great week. Sally

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a beautiful Anniversary trip you took. What beautiful memories to have for the next 36 years. Happy Happy Anniversary..
hugs ~lynne~

Gayla said...

This looks like a great weekend! I'm like you.. I would pick a day like this over most big vacations!!! And I love those cloud pictures. I am a cloud/sky junkie when the seasons permit. Bentley is such a baby cake!! Hugs... Glad you felt like doing this, sweetie! Happy Anniversary.

Connie said...

Isn't it fun to celebrate more anniversaries with your hubby? I love celebrating each and every one! Next June is our 49th and then the 50th which I want to do something reeeeally special—maybe a cruise.

Where is the place you went to get away, sugar? I'd love to go visit it next time we come down to Calif.

I'm still embarrassed that I forgot not visiting with you before.......


Connie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip! I'm glad you enjoyed it. It looks so inviting there.

We're enjoying a fall-like weather spell. Really seems odd the last part of August.

Well, Happy Anniversary. I'm afraid I didn't get a card out, I've been working and ignoring everything else around me. Gotta get the hang of doing both!

love ya,

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

All your pictures are so pretty. Looks like a wonderful place to spend an anniversary! I'm glad all three of you had fun!Ha

Shelia said...

Hi dear Ceekay. Glad you had a nice anniversary trip. What a great place with all the cute shops and the scenery is lovely. Nice to know little Bentley is doing so well. Take care and I'll be thinking and praying for you.
Be a sweetie,

shelia ;)

Ashley ~ said...

Congrats on the anniversary and a wonderful weekend*! I'm glad you were feeling up to and hopefully still feeling ok. Thinking about you and sending you Monday Hugs*!
((hugs)) _Ashley*

Chari said...

Hello Ceekay...

Happy (Belated) Anniversary to you and your honey of 36 years!!! So sorry that I'm late with my well wishes! My friend, it looks like you had a fabulous anniversary getaway!!! I'm so happy for ya'll and send my very best to many, many more happy and blessed years together!!!

Well...this looked like such a pretty place to visit! I love the little shops of your those cute little teacup and plate dessert dishes! That's a really cute idea!!!

Just wanted to thank you for coming by my "Celebration Giveaway" post and leaving me such a sweet note full of birthday and blog well wishes...that's so sweet! It means soooo much!!! Thank you, my friend!

Warmest wishes,
PS...wishing you the best with my book giveaway!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Ceekay, please don't let the amount of participants for the Rooster Party stop you. I would love to have you join us. I am using the sidebar linking system for this party which means the links will stay up for a week or longer and everyone will have plenty of time to visit.

Let me know if you change your mind. You are soooo very welcome!

Barb :-)

A Hint of Home said...


I'm so glad you had a great time. Looks like our kind of place to shop.
So glad you got to experience some rain. lol

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This looks like a great place, I love places like that! Yes, I love that yellow bed!

Those rain drops are too funny! Only in AZ!! LOL!

So glad you enjoyed your get-a-way, just what you need before your treatment.


Liz said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend. I'm glad you had a nice break. It only rained a little here in Phx. Lots of lighting and thunder though.

I will be looking for those napkin rings. :)


Kathy said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your anniversary trip. It looks like you guys had such a grat time together!

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