Posted By drsao on July 28, 2012
Catherine and I had a RUN AWAY FROM HOME FOR A DAY EVENT yesterday. We went to Warrenton, VA and I cannot BELIEVE how much we packed into a few hours. But first, before I share our day, I have to show you my new license plate – Grandma SAO – that is me….Shirley Albertson Owens. My Mother’s favorite bird was the Cardinal and my favorite color is red. Mother’s 91st birthday would have been July 30 – so this license plate is in her honor.
But enough about my license plate – we headed out for Warrenton BRIGHT AND EARLY – full of chatter and bacon, egg, and cheese croissants!
We HAD to stop off at the BAKERY first to order some FRESH HOT BREAD. Oh, the sights and aromas were so wonderful. I wanted EVERYTHING I saw….but I resisted! I did have some wonderful 9 grain bread – their SAMPLES are giant slices from the freshly baked loaf….in fact we were so FULL from the bread sample that we weren’t even hungry for lunch!
Then we enjoyed the artistry – the colorful creative works from artists from impoverished parts of the world. This was definitely a place to enjoy EYE CANDY! It was kind of fun too because if you LIKED LATTITUDES on Facebook you got a discount on your purchase!
One of the reasons for this trip to Warrenton was to get some of Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint…….I can’t wait to try it. Here I am ready to enter THE EMPTY NEST for another exciting adventure.
My eyes went right to EMPORER’S SILK (red) and I am looking forward to painting SOMETHING red. Red is my favorite color!
The thing that intrigues me about this paint is that there is NO PREP needed – no priming – no sanding – just paint something UGLY and it becomes BEAUTIFUL!
Next we went to Kelly Ann’s Quilting. I was looking forward to meeting her because I FELT LIKE I already knew her from FACEBOOK. She was on vacation but I have to say that her shop was in Good Hands. I LOVE THIS QUILT STORE. It was so much fun to explore. I love how it was decorated too!
I got the new Swirly Girls CIRCLE RULER – and I can’t wait to try it.
It was REALLY FUN to see all of the SWIRLY GIRLS PATTERNS on display – Susan and Chris have been BUSY!
Isn’t this cute – the yarn shop with a little knitted COZY on the pole outside!
I got some beautiful sock yarn for the RAVELLENICS (I am on TEAM LOOPY 2012 – - and we are knitting for the duration of the Olympics!) OK – so YES, I am going to try to knit socks. Since I have a TEAM counting on me, I just HAVE to succeed!
And we could NOT leave town without visiting the thrift shop. Catherine found oodles of treasures including this antique pet carrier! I don’t know what she will do with it – but you can bet that it will be WONDERFUL. Look at her smile – she has BIG IDEAS!!!!
As we were heading back to Richmond, I couldn’t resist taking a picture of this SHIRLEY TRUCK! Too funny.
I love Warrenton – and I can guarantee that this won’t be my last visit!