June 19, 2014
SHOPPING FOR PRIMITIVES
It can be so fun to take an afternoon and stroll through downtown with
my shopping buddies!
I am a shopper....big time!
It is my favorite pastime with Miss M!
It can be a little challenging with an active five year old,
but we did manage to get through a few of the beautiful stores in the historic district!
It's always fun to take a peek inside!
I featured this store in a previous post around Christmas of last year.
It is probably my favorite place to begin with.
Gooseberry Patch used to feature catalogs full of primitives and
I usually ordered something from each seasonal catalog.
They no longer offer these and I really miss that,
especially during the fall and winter seasons.
At some point in time, I am going to buy this garden flag.
We all know who we are talking about...yes Mae Mo.....this means YOU!
It didn't take long for Jenn to find something she liked!
OK! Being a huge AGGIE fan, I normally shy away from anything that could possibly be related to UT, BUT....I do LOVE LONGHORNS (the real longhorns) and I LOVED THIS BENCH!!!! Turned out, I was the ONLY one who liked it! Miss M and Jenn did NOT!
It would go perfect in darling's office....which has a Texas theme going!
I'm keeping my eye on this one!
Oh gosh.....here's another item I may just have to have!
The rooster lamp.....yep...would love it for my kitchen since I collect roosters!
The punched tin luminaries? Yep, love those too!
The signs? Yep...adorable and most of them make me laugh!
Oh how fun and adorable! This was an area of patriotic items!
Do you notice that stunningly beautiful quilt hanging on the wall? Oh, be still my heart!
The small throw pillows were just beautiful!
A Confederate soldier standing beside a Union soldier? Hmmmmmm.......
They are beautifully crafted aren't they?
Now, probably many of you will fall in love with the pottery and
the handmade hot plate holders!
I know I could have bought one of everything! Just gorgeous aren't they?
BUT....here's what you need to know......
We got a very chilly reception upon entering two of these stores. WHY?
We assumed the "glaring glances" were due to shopping with a small child. I can fully understand the shop owners being wary of children misbehaving in their stores and possibly breaking something or touching everything, BUT we were keeping our five year old close and held his hand at all times. He was well behaved. Miss M did not linger long and waited outside for us to finish shopping. We decided to end our shopping trip a bit early after leaving a few stores with a very uncomfortable feeling. We have since read a few YELP reviews and others seemed to have similar experiences. So......I suppose the lesson to be learned is to be "nice and welcoming" to potential customers! Will we return and support the shops that were a bit "snooty" to us? I'll have to give that some thought!