Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Lexington, MO

While rambling home from Arrow Rock I took the backroads and made a stop in Lexington, Missouri. Having missed lunch, my first stop was the River Reader where I enjoyed an excellent latte and homemade blueberry crumb cake. 

It was a sleepy afternoon on Main Street. 
Greeter at The Velvet Pumpkin

 
A shop with the unusual name of The Purple Turnip caught my eye.
As I looked at the display in the window I thought it looked like the work of Maggie Bononomi and wondered if she had a booth there, only to find that it is her new shop and studio space!
 
After a nice chat I left with an original Maggie carrot and the hope of returning to take one of her upcoming classes.
Here is my other find of the day. After recently whining lamenting I can no longer find vintage Army blankets, I actually found one in Lexington for $3!
The label identifies it as having been made in 1942!

8 comments:

Julie Zakrzewski said...

What a fun ramble for you! Not only do you stumble onto Maggie's new spot, but you now own one of her hand made pieces, find a real steal, and can look forward to an upcoming class!! I would call that an A++++ Day!! Would sure love to "ramble" with you!
Warm Blessings ~
Julie

Raymond Homestead said...

Thanks for sharing these photos. I want to go here someday. I didn't know Maggie has a shop there. Would love to see that! That army blanket was an awesome find!!

Raggedy Creations said...

pretty carrot and nice find on the blanket.

Felicia

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! Would love to go to Maggie's shop, love her work!

Three Sheep Studio said...

This looks like the perfect day !
Loving that army blanket.
Rose

Patti said...

Oh Rhonda! I am so terribly jealous! The Purple Turnip is on my bucket list and I really want to go soon! Love your treasures :)

Blessings, Patti

C. M. Designs said...

Hi Roberta, I so wish that we had such interesting little towns close to my home.. There is one but it is be minimized by large shopping centers.
What an enjoyable day it would be to be able to visit so many cute shops.. That would be something that I would love to do.
The carrot is a real treasure..
Who knew that Army blankets would be sought after to use in craft making. My Dad had one but I don't know what happened to it.
Have a wonderful weekend and thank you again and again for picking my name to win your gorgeous Strawberry Mat.
Hugs and blessings,
Charlotte
Hugs, Charlotte

Ronnie said...

Lucky you to have found the Purple Turnip, I would love to go there. Great buy on the army blanket! Love the green penny rug you made!