Monday, July 29, 2013
Working Our Way to IOWA...
Early Friday Morning Frog Husband and I found ourselves - *BACK-ON-THE-ROAD* working our way toward Iowa... We took our time.... Stopped... Shopped... & Ate in many a small town, taking-in the sights ~ enjoying S*U*M*M*E*R...
FIRST STOP (after Starbucks)
The Small Town of ROCKTON, ILLINOIS
Unfortunately we were way toooo early for any Antique Shops to
be open, but enjoyed the Window Eye-Candy!!!
I'm almost certain I would have snagged a couple shabbies in this town...
Many of these small towns
have quaint old buildings...
I LoVe the "blink-of-the-eye" tour, which usually
extends only a couple of blocks...
Surprise... Surprise... Surprise...
I discovered the "workshop" of
Dealer Friends, Erica & Lenni of
**Apron Strings Mom & Me**
This Mother & Daughter Team Sell FaB SHaBBies & Have
Inviting Displays in their Booth AT The ELKHORN FLEA,
located in one of the animal buildings...
Some towns later, I spotted this open
gated area next to an Antique Shop...
JuSt AwEsoMe SHaBBies amongst a Pile of Junk!!!
I vamped-over those PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy Fluted Metal Shutters!!!
Along with the Small ViNtaGe White Iron Bench...
Upon inquiring inside the Antique Shop
*** N-F-S ***
We FINALLY arrived in Galena, IL
It's been quite a few years since we've been there...
The Architecture is just Amazing!!! I could have snapped
a zillion pics of interesting doorways... trim... ~ but chose to enjoy
the moment instead... In my opinion, the town has had
a real come back... Many new shops, restaurants - and it was BUSY!!!
The cool sunny day made it so pleasant to wander up and down
the picturesque hilly main street...
Is This ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! or what!*!*!
Just Darling Boutique located on Galena's Main Street
** Ethyl's, a place for chicks **
Definitely had the vibe of a little Anthropologie!*!*!
I snapped this pic of their Dressing Room Doors!!!
I'm sure you've heard the saying
**Saved The BeSt For Last**
Well THIS IS TRULY IT!*!*!
Do Check Back about Mid-Week
to **SEE** what's Down This Road!!!