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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Stop on By and Take a Look!!!

A big old country Howdy to all my prim friends this evening.  Hoping you are all well.  Me,,, well just got in last evening from yet another road trip.   I know,, my Daddy always said GO was my middle name.  But this trip was a little different from some that we did recently.  Why  you might ask?  Well get comfy while I show you a shop I visited on the way to my desination and then I'll share with you about where we ended up.

On our way we did a little detour and visited Historic Bell Buckle, TN.  It is home to the annual "Moon Pie Festival" that is held there every year in June.  We have also been there for the festival once, and let me tell you folks come from everywhere for the festivities. There are many antique malls, specialty shops, cafe, ice cream parlor and home to the famous Phillips General Store and Antiques.  But my favorite shop to visit was formally The Doodlebug, now with is new name " Froggie Went A Shoppin".  Don't ya just love that name?
I had a wonderful time in there and stayed forever.  So much to look at.  And don't ask the Mister how much I spent. I think he is still in shock.  Hey, he was the driver and took me there.  TeeHee,,, when will men learn?  If ya don't want a woman to spend money,,, then don't take her to a wonderful prim shop.  Anyway Sandy was so nice and helpful.  I really enjoy visiting with her as well as shopping. Don't ya just love going in a shop where the shop keeper is nice and friendly?  Well, if you are ever in the area you just have to drop by.  She was also kind enough to let me take photos to share with all my friends on the blog.  So here you go.  Come drool with me.

Don't ya just love those sweater pillows and that furniture,, well it begged to go home with me.  But the mister wouldn't hear of it. 

I so loved this display.  Yes, there was tidbits of Spring and Easter beginning to show up in the shop.  I think with the warm weather everyone is ready to do some spring decorating.  I just couldn't help myself and purchased a few Spring decorations.  Now,,,, came home to snowmen still waiting on a few flakes of snow.  Now you see why I loved shopping at the "Froggie Went A Shoppin" . 

Okay,,, we were actually on our way to visit with my long time friend.  Dimple and I were introduced years ago by a wonderful lady whom we both loved very much. It wasn't until after this lady passed away that we became close friends.  Our kids started kindergarten together and we were always together as families several weekend during the month. Her son and Holly grew up much like brother and sister.  And then....... they moved back to TN. because of her hubby's job and to be close to their families.  That was back in junior high for our kids.  They are both close to 30 years old now. Since then we have reamained friends and tried to visit several times a year.  But,,, last year with mother's illness and just life in general we did not get to visit often.  They were here a year ago this month.  So it liked a few weeks being a year since we had seen each other.  Those of you who are fortunate to have a faraway friend know how much fun it is to visit
and catch up and do some prim shopping together.  And that is what we did.  Dimple was kind enough to let me take pictures of some of her prim goodies.  Yes, as you will see it is like visiting another prim shop.  Hope you enjoy seeing all her goodies.  Just sit back and take a look.  These were taken in the kitchen

Laundry Room

Are you enjoying the tour?  She has a big house and I have lots more eye candy for you but will show you more on the next post.  Got to get supper on the table for the mister.  I had a fun day at home tweaking a few things and hunting a new home for some of my goodies.  Hope you have all had a good Monday.  Take care until we visit next time.  


  1. Hello My Dear Traveling Sis!
    Wow you sure do get around.lol
    WHat a fun trip and a awesome store.
    Nothing like a good friend. What treasures your Dimple has.
    You've been missed.
    Hugs to you

  2. Sounds like you had a good time, Angela. Love that store. It's so cute. Your friends house does look like a store itself!!!!
    Have a great week,

  3. Wow Angela! You took some great pictures of a great shop...you sure did have a blast.
    I hope we get to see what you did with it all.
    Your friends house is adorable too.
    how long were you gone?
    It is so much fun tweaking and finding new places.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Angela, What a great time you had. I love visiting long time friends (notice I didn't say old). I could have spent a lot of time in that store. Your friends home is great. It looks like a store. Glad you had a good tome.

  5. Looks like you had a wonderful time. I Love the photos. Your friend has a beautiful home. Can't wait to see more. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I have GOT to get to Bell Buckle. Glad you had fun and loved the shop pictures. Can't wait to see more. Your friend has lots of goodies too!

  7. Hi Angela,
    Sounds and looks like you had a great time.Can wait to see more pictures.
    Your post makes me miss my dear friend...we have been friends since we were 10 years old. She visits me everytime they come home for a visit and we have traveled over the years to Texas and Colorado to visit them. Her hubby's job has recently moved them to Flordia and we are planning a trip to go see them.
    Hmmmm...wonder how many prim shops are between here and there?

  8. I can see why you spent so much time and funds in that Froggie Shop, what fun!! Not a better way to send those February Blah's on their way, visiting dear friends is the best. Did you shop at your friends house as well?

  9. Welcome home, Angela...! What awesome treasures in your found store and your dear friend's home. They both look as thought you could spend hours in each and never tire. I loved the spring/summer display! That bench with the white fence behind it, I love the look! Enjoy your time back home....Hugs

  10. Oh you big tease! Can't wait to see what you brought home with you. I was in Phillips General Store once, but would love to go back to that sweet little town. Don't you just love the "quilt" street? My best friend moved to TN too and we only get to see each other about once a year. Spring is sneaking into our shop too - I'm more than ready! Have a great week, Dawn

  11. Love the shop & love what I've seen thus far of your friend's home! What a wonderful road trip! Bell Buckle is indeed a great town. John LOVES Tennessee & would move back there in a heartbeat. I must agree that the nicest people live in Tennessee but alas, not much in the way of snow. However, sometimes I think I ought to give John a treat & move back there. Something to think about : ) Blessings, Shirlee

  12. The shop looks AMAZING!!!!!
    I can see you had a wonderful road trip!
    We go to Tennessee every summer and we are moving there in the mountains when my husband retires in 7 yrs.
    We can't wait to move there and live a simple life!!!!
    Tennessee is breath taking!
    Thanks for sharing great pictures.

  13. What a Wonderful tour Angela wow she has some amazing displays, prim perfect

    thank you for sharing


  14. Hi Angela, Love the prim shop you found, lots of great stuff, would love to visit there. The house tour was fantastic, lots of great prims, really nicely displayed, thanks for sharing, Hugs Vicky

  15. Hi... What wonderful prims.. I would have loved to take the trip.. smile..
    Looking forward to more...
    Until next time..

  16. Looks like fun, fun, times! Wow - for not having much in the way of prims in your area, you sure manage to get your prim fixes one way or another!! That shop looks positively dangerous! ;o) And love Dimple's dwelling....Looks like my kinda gal!! Looking forward to part 2! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  17. Angela,
    absolutely love,love, love Bell Buckle Tennessee. We lived in Chattanooga for 18 years and have made many trips to Bell Buckle and to Lynchburg (home of Jack Daniels Distillery). The big crafts festival in October is just incredible!! We have been there for the Moon Pie Festival too, so much fun.
    Warm Wishes,

  18. Can I fit into your suitcase next time Angela? Purty Please?? What eye candy! Take care, Janice