Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Pause that Refreshes


Yesterday morning (Saturday) Rachel, Suzi, and Gail met at my house at 7:00 a.m. to take off for a trip to Moscow to visit Mary Jane Butters' Retail store, the Farmers' Market, and the Cowgirl Chocolates Store. We went other places and out to lunch at a wonderful Thai place too.

Here are the four of us appropriately dressed for the trip. The first person we met was an aproned salesgirl in MJB's establishement.
She called me The Apron Lady from Grangeville.
The store is tiny and filled with countless treats.
The decor is vividly colorful, and the salesgal was unendingly helpful.


I loved what they did with these spoons to hang aprons and such. I'm now looking for about 8 silver spoons or forks to attach to a long and pretty board to hang my aprons on in the kitchen.



How about this old jello mold turned into a pincushion?
It almost looks good enough to eat!


The outside was as festive as the inside.


Here is Rachel coming out with her purchases.


The guests of the Farmers' Market danced to some music provided by accomplished musians play flutes, panpipes and stringed instruments. The song playing for this lady and child was somewhat Celtic.
Rachel ran into some old friends of hers and we stopped at a booth in which a young friend was selling sweet baby things she'd sewed.


The Cowgirl Chocolates store was killer too!


This delightful salesgirl let us sample from the little tins in front of her. We especially enjoyed the 'hot' truffles. I say they were hot because they had an aftertaste of chili.


Here you see some of the displays.




We shopped at the Goodwill-like store, dropped off a meal at the hospital where our dear friend is clinging to life, visited an antique mall and a home decor store. We were filled to the brim with satisfaction upon arriving home.
The exhaustion left quickly because the day was so full of blessings.

I wish you'd been with us!











7 comments:

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

How far away is that from Grangeville? Jackie and I want to go with you sometime! What if we saved up and spent the night in Mary Jane's tent bread and breakfast? Wouldn't that be divine? Maybe next year?

Connie said...

Sounds like a wonderful ladies day out!

I wish you could tour MJB's farm...I don't know if they still give tours there? I loved the "camping cabins" decorated with all manner of vintage furnishings.

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

What fun!!! I think I would have lost it in the chocolate store. LOL
Blessings,
Bren

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

That looks like great fun! Those stores look right up my alley :)

Aminta said...

Lovely day!

Margaret said...

Oh, Catz..that sounds better than you described it on the phone. Oh, I do hope your travels are good. WE are back from fair and resting. David is so close to being done with harvest, only the mustard is left. I wonder where you are these days and look forward to a chat some week when you slow down. love and hugs

Margaret said...

Oh, Catz..that sounds better than you described it on the phone. Oh, I do hope your travels are good. WE are back from fair and resting. David is so close to being done with harvest, only the mustard is left. I wonder where you are these days and look forward to a chat some week when you slow down. love and hugs