We decided to take a trip this past weekend. My hubby’s parents were camping and they were going to the Sauerkraut Festival and I thought since we didn’t really have any extra money that we could go and walk around and even stop by some of the shops in Waynesville. Well, I was so glad that we went, but was upset because I didn’t win the lottery before I went (lol). I must say that Waynesville, Ohio is such a quaint little town. It is very clean and is full of specialty shops. There is definitely something there for everyone. We were on our way there and we drove past this old barn. I glimpsed out of the corner of my eye only to notice tobacco hanging from the barn. I was in awe and if my hubby wasn’t in such a hurry I would have asked him to turn around so I could get a picture. It was so neat to see the tobacco hanging up and drying. Just something I don’t see alot of. Wonder if they were selling it? Oh well….. don’t know why I am wondering when I didn’t have any money (lol). Oh well, I at least got me some pictures of Waynesville and now I can share them with you.
The first shop that I wanted to go into was the Wooden Sunflower. This is an old St Augustine Church established in 1877. It is 5900 sq ft. of Farmhouse Primitives, American Folk Art, Early Lighting, Gourmet Foods, Potpourri and Candles. They also specialize in custom made early kitchens, period wall, painted floors and custom furniture. This place was amazing!! I asked if it would be ok if I took a few pictures….. she didn’t seem crazy about the idea and reluctantly said “yes”. So, I just snapped a few inside and took the rest outside. Here are the pics that I took. Enjoy!!
I myself loved the cement pumpkins. They came in various sizes and of course various prices. Don’t forget that you can click on the picture to make them larger. It allows for easier viewing.
I wanted so badly to take a picture of the area right inside the front door. It was amazing. I can totally see why they named it the Wooden Sunflower. Right inside the front door is this amazing cathedral ceiling. Hanging from the sides of railing are tons of sunflowers that they have cut from the base of the flower and dried. They are long and they looked so prim perfect. I thought it looked very neat. Every single time I tried taking a picture….. there was someone checking out so that didn’t work to my advantage. Here is the area off to the right as you walk in the door.
Here are more cement pumpkins, but these appeared to be dusted with spices of some sort.
Look at this amazing kitchen area. It gives you an idea as to how wonderful it is, but you really should plan a trip.
I also found this other shop called Days Gone By. It was a pretty nice shop as well, but it didn’t have as much.
My other favorite shop in Waynesville has to be Olde Glory Antiques. I didn’t notice it until I was across the street. I stopped to look around to see what other shops were close by and noticed this one right across the street. I saw all of the cement pumpkins and then I saw the gourd garland in the window. Yep, I started across the street waving good-bye to my family as they sat on some rocking chairs. Talk about MAJOR drool factor. If you like primitive, I mean real primitive then you would love this shop. I loved everything about it except the prices. There was no way I could afford anything, but it was fun to look at and dream. Here are a few pictures.
I pulled these pictures from their website. Yep, their website is equally as wonderful as walking through the shop. You can check it out here, but if you can make a trip then I am sure you would enjoy it even more.
Hope you enjoyed the tour around Waynesville as much as I did. I definitely think it is worth another trip just so you can really take your time and look around. Maybe even make a few purchases. Christmas is right around the corner….. can you imagine these shops decorated for Christmas?!? Yep, I think I would need a bib if I went for another visit around that time (lol).
Thought I would leave you with these other pictures. The past couple days have been “perfect” weather for sweatshirts, jeans, grilled cheese and tomato soup. So, here is a picture of my grilled cheese/tomato soup buddy. I am so glad he enjoys it as much as me. Don’t you think he is enjoying it by the look on his face?!?
It was funny because he said he wanted to “slobber his soup”, but he meant to say “slurp his soup”. I thought that was too cute!! Goodness, I love that little man to pieces!! Here are some other pictures of Cameron.
He was reluctantly smiling because I came around the corner in the kitchen only to find him on top of the counter. Yep, he climbed up on top of the counter to eat the very last pumpkin cinnamon muffin. Luckily, I already had mine for the day, but that muffin was suppose to be left for Daddy. Uh Oh….. good thing he is cute because he got away with it.
Last, but not least I leave you with my new cut and color that I had done last week. I thought the new color would be perfect for Fall/Winter. It is close to my natural color, but with a few red highlights. So, do you like it?
Well, I hope you enjoyed my post. Hope you all have a blessed week.
Until Next Time ~ Blessings Always!!