Friday, April 24, 2009

Virginia to Me Is....

Spending time with our favorite Virginia folk.

My Grandaddy's collection of matchbox cars lined up along the windowsill.

My Granny's greenthumb. She always has a little plant growing in a beautiful non-traditional vase on her kitchen windowsill.


Going to the historic part of town to antique and admire the architecture.


Enjoying hot chocolate and coffee at a hip coffee shop while Robin does some work on her computer. Granny and Grandaddy only have dial-up.......


Relaxing in the sunroom. Seriously now, doesn't Fauna look like a little fairy in this photo?


Climbing the favoirite Japanese Maple in Granny and Grandaddy's yard.


Treasure hunting in some of the best antique shops I've ever been in. I found a lovely owl planter, a Whitman's chocolate tin, little china critters, a butterfly box full of vintage cake decorations, and 7 embroidered owl panels.

We had such a lovely trip and will be back down in the summer. I love you Granny and Grandaddy, thank you so much for making our trip great! View some more Virginia photos at Fauna's blog.

12 comments:

mrsb said...

Just found your blog and I love, love, love it!

I can't wait to wade hip deep into all the creativity!

Erin said...

Coffee shops and antique stores, now that is my kind of day!

Dawn said...

Fauna does look like a little fairy! :) Thank you for sharing all your beautiful photos of what looks like a fantastic trip.

Joy said...

It looks like you had an amazing time. Finn would have been in heaven with all those matchbox cars. Fauna definitely looks like a little fairy. :)

I'm thinking you might not have been too far from me (at some point anyway). I live not far south of the VA border west of 77. We spend quite a bit of time up there ourselves since we have 2 sets of great friends in the DC area. :)

Joy said...

sorry, i meant to say EAST of 77 :)

Artistmama said...

Looks like fun!

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dongdong said...

I agree with Erin, coffee shops and unique shops, antique or not. :)

sunnymama said...

What a wonderful trip you had! I love the pictures of the matchbox cars, and the bridge (it's beautiful), and all the treasures you found in the antique shops.

Jane said...

Fauna does look like a fairy-how cute! Sounds like a wonderful visit.

Amber said...

Oh that is gorgeous. How nice, what special people they look like. Don't you love these wise poeple who we originally inherited some of our ways from...xxx

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

I love this collection of pictures!! And what beautiful girls!!!! It's the pigtails that got me =)

Leanne said...

How wonderful to spend such precious time with family in such a beautiful looking place...full of gorgeous treasures and all!