My Weekend

I had hoped to get a lot of sewing done over the weekend but alas, it did not happen.  I’m actually okay with that as I got other things done.

Saturday I visited Kayla.  Awhile ago she had lamented that I don’t go and see her.  I told her she doesn’t invite me.  So she invited me, and I went.  We had a great time.  We had lunch out and visited a few antique shops and nurseries.

I did remember to snap pictures at the antique shop but other than that, I forgot.  Sorry.

This antique shop is right in Monticello, Iowa just a few blocks from Kayla’s house.

I loved this marble top desk…so pretty.


Here’s Kayla admiring the button book.


She was also admiring this little vanity table.


I  have a thing that I love old filing cabinets….I don’t know what it is, but I do.


The think I loved most though was this….tin sides, carver accents.  Oh my.


Kayla asked me to buy this cute vintage sewing box.  I didn’t but she said she’s been in the store twice and it’s tempted her both times.


This is something I really want and was VERY tempted to buy but I’m a little afraid of the childcare kiddos and what they would do to it.


This buffet was wonderful.  I snapped a picture of it with the intention of showing to Hubby.  Then I realized the top was veneered and knew I might as well give up.  He won’t buy anything veneered…but my oh my, it sure was beautiful.


Next we went upstairs.  That’s where they house all of the dressers and beds.  Check out this dresser.


I love this bedroom set.  WOW!


…and another bedroom set.


I liked the dresser but the lamps are a bit too much for me.


Kayla pointed out this print to me.  It’s adorable.  She said that Buck and her had visited and they were tempted to get it for me but didn’t know where I would but it.


I love all things wood…even this simple dresser.


This bed was awesome too.


That was at Whistle Tree Antiques in Monticello.  They have the nicest wooden antique furniture pieces.  There is very little knick knack and glassware.  Most everything is wood and furniture and that’s why I love stopping.

From there we went to Cascade.  It has a nice antique/gift shop in an old church.  I saw this fire truck.  When I got home, I showed him the picture of the truck and he was impressed.


From there Kayla showed me her school and classroom.  She’s close to the end of the school year feeling a little sad that some students are moving on and contemplating changes for the coming year and curriculum upgrades.  She’s a great teacher and works really hard to make the most of the time she has students.

Next up stops to thrift and stops to shop for fabric but I’ll tell you more about that later this week.

After that it was time to go back to her house and for me to continue on with my weekend….that included lots of garden and planting work on Sunday and cleaning and organizing on Monday.  I really needed the three day weekend.  I had wanted to sew but then decided it was time to clean the sewing room and do a few things that I need bigger chunks of time for.  All in all…a great weekend.

2 thoughts on “My Weekend”

  1. What a wonderful way to spend your week end, with a daughter and thrifting. I really like the simple dresser but then I love furniture that is shaker style, simple and functional. Glad you got to see Kayla classroom, teachers spend so much time making there rooms educational, safe, and colorful.
    The quilting will be there when you get home :)

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