Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My Sweet Mom & Our Trip to Amish Country

I may have been sick all weekend long, but I still had a great time with my Mom & Dad. There is nothing better then spending time with your parents - that is for sure. Unfortunately, my sinus infection is still lingering and I am still feeling quite yucky, but hopefully I will be feeling better soon so I can start working on something else (lol). Anyway, here is a picture of my sweet Mom (Sandy). She is truly the best Mom that you could ask for and the best friend a girl could ask for. I was truly blessed when God had it all planned out for us. My Mom has a heart of gold. She is such a compassionate person, she is fun to be around, caring, sweet as pie and full of so much love. She is indeed one of the best people you will ever meet. If you haven't checked out the slideshow of her home on the side of my blog then be sure to check it out. She is definitely a great prim decorator and has a true knack of knowing where to place things. Yep, my Mom and I are so much alike.....not just in our decorating, but in our personalities. We would literally give you the shirt off our backs in order to help someone or just to make them happy. That is just how we are. Sometimes we are just not sure that is a good thing or a bad thing (lol). Anyway, let's get started on some of my pictures that I have here......shall we? Here is my Mom, my best friend and I love her with all my heart and soul. Thank you for everything Mom : )

Here is Rebecca's Bistro. This is where we eat every single time we go to Amish Country. This little restaurant has great food. I normally get a quiche with ham and swiss along with a side salad and Rebecca's homemade herb dressing. My Mom always ends up getting a chicken salad sandwich with soup and my DH ends up getting a Cuban sandwich. You definitely won't go wrong eating here. You definitely want to make reservations!! They are normally ALWAYS packed full on Saturdays.
This is my all time favorite antique mall to go into. They have a little bit of everything and that is why I like it so much. I could spend hours in here and spend plenty o money too!! Definitely a MUST SEE if you are in Walnut Creek and in walking distance from Rebecca's.

Here is our favorite store (COUNTRY GATHERINGS). They have all sorts of great furniture in this shop. Tons of rugs, shower curtains, light, candles, bedding, window treatments and prim pretties to name a few. Definitely worth stopping by this place. It is located in Berlin, Ohio and they have TONS of great stuff for the garden too if you stop by during the summer. It is normally a very busy place, but a must see!!
This little tin lamp is something that my Mom gave to me. Of course when she offered it, I grabbed it up so fast!! I love it and well who wouldn't love it - right? Yep, I am one lucky gal.
This is an old primitive apple butter stirrer that I found at my favorite antique mall. I love it and can't wait to find the perfect home for it.
Here is another item that I picked up this past weekend. I love it and thought it would cute with some dried flowers hanging from it. What do you all think? Can you see the little pegs on it?
Yep, do you know what this is for ladies? Yep, I found this old prim strainer at my favorite antique mall and I have BIG plans for it. Yep, I am going to make a fly cover for my pantry cake. The good thing is that it is already old and prim looking so I just need to take that handle off and the 2 little legs and add a knob. Stay Tuned for that craft project to be complete.
Hope you enjoyed your quick trip to Amish Country here in Ohio. Did you hear about the get together that Karen over at My Colonial Home is planning? She is planning a great trip to Lancaster, PA and I think that my Mom and I might try to go. It will be Aug 5-8 and it sounds like it will be fun. I just need to check the distance because we would probably end up driving. It would be great meeting alot of my prim bloggy friends!! Check out her site now for more details! Until next time....... thank you to all that commented on my big bathroom makeover. It was alot of work, but well worth it in the end. I am very pleased with it. If you haven't checked it out yet, then please do so. It is the post previous to this one and remember that you can click on the pictures to get a larger view! Definitely my favorite bathroom yet!


UPON A HILL said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time & what a wonderful mother you have! Many years ago, I traveled to those very same places that you were. So many goodies to get. What are you gonna do with the apple stirer? I have one that at one time, held baskets for me, I had it hung from the ceiling.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

That's exactly like the flyscreen Donna gave me:) you will love it!

Let me know what you do with the apple stirrer...I have one too and right now it's leaning against the drysink, love them just don't know what to do with them:)

What a beautiful mom you have and so lucky to have her, my mom and I used to love to shop together too.

Have a great day,

kathy said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend, I would love doing that! What fun to spend time in Amish country with your parents. Your Mom is beautiful!
Looks like you found more goodies...I am hoping to find one of those strainers myself. Can't wait to see your fly screen all finished!
blessings, kathy

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

What a nice way to honor your Mom. Yes, I have seen her house pics on your blog. They are awesome! It is wonderful that you both love the same things. I love that punched tin lamp!

I just read about the get-together, but since I live in Alabama, there's no way for me to attend. but I hope it goes well for the ones that can.

Have a happy week!

In His service, Anne said...

Seeing pics of Berlin makes me want to be there even more. We always stay at the Carisle in Sugar Creek, but also stayed at Walnutcreek too. How lucky your so close!

Susan said...

The antique mall and Country Gatherings look like great places to go. Wish I lived closer!

Backwoodsprim said...

Hi Lisa!
Looks like you all had a wondeful time!
Your mom is such a lovely lady!
What a blessing to have such a special bond like that with your moma....
Your bathroom turned out great!
Thank you for sharing it with us!

Have a good evening,

Denise said...

What a fun shopping trip you and your mom had! You sure got lots of goodies.

Have a great day, Denise

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,
Thanks for sharing those places...We have not been to Amish Country in several years and want to plan a trip here soon to go. Aren't moms just the greatest mothers/friends...my mom is taking me shopping for my birthday on Thursday and making me dinner on Friday. We have alot of fun together and spend alot of time together also.
hugs, Cindy

~Sarah~All Roads Lead Home~ said...

Lisa...what a sweet Mom you have and it looks like you had a wonderful time! And you found some great goodies! And I love that lamp! Love visiting your blog...it's wonderful! Take care. ~Sarah~

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Hi Lisa,

How sweet you and your mome share the same loves. I used to take my mom on day trips but now her memory is going so it isn't the same.

Love the lamp and other goodies!!

I am hoping to go to PA with my hubby. Depends on his next consulting job!!

Benita said...

Hi Lisa ~
You are so lucky to have such a sweet mom and friend to enjoy your days with ! I luv her black dolls and would like to know where she gets them ~ I collect black dolls too! Looking forward to more of your blog ~ thanks so much !
~ Miss Benita ~

C. C. said...


It is so nice to meet you! I think my dream trip would be to go to Amish country in Ohio! I imagine how neat it would be often! How nice you and your mom are such good friends! I hope my daughter and I will always be close.

C. C.

Karen said...

Afternoon Lisa, hope by now you are over your sinus infection - but you know what it sounds like it didn't interfer with the wonderful time you had with parents! And what a beautiful mom! You are very lucky Lisa....I don't know what it's like to say Mom anymore....I'm going to be 65 in July and haven't had my mother since I was 24...a very long time....SO CHERISH EVERY MOMENT and I see that you really do.

Hugs, Karen

Kath said...

hey girl-I am so far behind on my visits...
I love that lamp and all your other goodies too!
Your mom is a beauty (inside and out)!


country cottage said...

Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us. I'm from Central Ohio and we love to go to Amish Country. There is so much to see and I just love it when others share what they like to go and see. So much to try and get in on a one day trip!!!