Saturday, December 8, 2012

Day of Merriment

I've really enjoyed catching up on some of the merriment chain postings. I love seeing everyone's Christmas decorating and hope to get ours finished this week, but as you know, all that decorating can be very exhausting.
Today DH and I took a jaunt to southern Missouri to catch up with some dear friends who recently moved south from Iowa.
Our first stop was at Evening Shade Farms for their open house. The Farm is way out in the country off a scenic, winding road, but the trip was worth it, both for the wonderful soaps and lotions and the warm hospitality offered in the cozy cabin.
We spent the rest of the day exploring several antique malls around Osceola, Tightwad and Warsaw. This charming shop was packed full of intriguing things, including several unique trees such as the pink sock monkey one. Apparently the owner is known for her fanciful trees that are decorated for every season.
Thanks, Kathi & Mike for a fun and memorable day!
The Rusty Skillet Cafe


Lorrie Schultz said...

Your blog is warm and inviting. I have enjoyed wondering through the pictures. My daughter and I are beginners at primitives and purchase only from our hearts. We have been having such a wonderful time looking at pretty blogs such as yours.
Thank you,
Sampson and Lorrie

annie said...

Good for you!
Everything looked amazing!

earlene said...

Can't imagine living in a town called Tightwad!
But it sounds like a fun spending those kind of days.
Kitties sleeping on the white
lights is adorable.
Merry Christmas

jennifer768 said...

Sounds like a wonderful day!Pretty wreath and the kitties are adorable!Hugs,Jen

Prims By The Water said...

What an adorable pink sock monkey tree! Looks like you had a wonderful day! Cannot wait to see your decorations. Take care, janice

Raymond Homestead said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Kitty looks exhausted.... Poor thing!
Looks like quite the adventure.
Love the holly leaves in the wreath--and the pink monkey tree. That is awesome. I know some little girls who would think that is great!