One of my dear friends from Atlanta, Judy, decided she needed a little girl-time getaway this weekend and came over for a vist. I told her Friday night that we had a couple of yardsales to hit first thing Saturday a.m., so she was game (of course she wasn’t surprised, she knows me well). We went to 4 that were nearby and Judy found a cute little garden plaque and I found only a couple of things…totally opposite end of the spectrum things, but I’m thrilled with them both.
This cute Harold’s skirt was $5.00 & I couldn’t pass it up (I get SO excited when I find bargains like this…let someone else pay retail & I get it for a pittance at their yardsale…she even let me try it on & it fits perfect!). And, on the garden tool side, I found a Black & Decker lawn edger for $6.00 right in my neighborhood at a sale. This was one little item that was on our list of must-buys one of these days, so I was tickled to find a used one so cheap. It appears to work too! I was just as excited about the lawn edger as I was the skirt. My hubby will put that edger to good use!
Next on the agenda, we headed down to the Pepper Place market, which is in an older part of town and used to be a Dr. Pepper plant. The old buildings now house some really nice antiques stores, with wonderful architectural items & we enjoyed browsing through the above store with all it’s salvaged doors & fragments. Pricey, but much fun to look at!
An old weathered bench planted all around beckoned for sitting…well, if you could get around the plants, that is.
Judy and me enjoying the sunshine. Oh, we got rain, glorious rain on Friday and we all did the Happy Dance! We need lots more, but will take what we can get. Judy lived in Texas for awhile and still has a big heart for that state.
Fresh hydrangea blooms were for sale. Those big mopheads are so pretty.
The main attraction on Saturday a.m.’s during the summer months is the Pepper Place farmer’s market. The local farmers bring in their fresh produce and sell right from the back of their trucks. Get a load of these fresh veggies! Doesn’t get any fresher than this!
Alabama is known for growing peaches in Chilton County and these are fresh-picked straight from the trees to market.
Check out all these multi-colored plums…I love plums and bought a few plums and peaches.
This little guy enjoyed being strolled around by his mom and was eating a fresh peach. Isn’t he a cutie?
Fresh sunflowers available for buying.
Simply Me Art says
Wow, Those Hydrangea,Sunflowers and fruit looked amazing. Looks like you gals had a great time. A little Girl time sure does the body and mind good.
Your photos are always so gorgeous!
Looks and sounds like a wonderful time with your friend.
What a nice weekend adventure with your friend. I agree~we all need those treats from time to time. I especially enjoyed seeing the mosaic garden girl. It looks like she had been working hard in the garden 😉
I think I need to move to Birmingham! You have so many neat things there.
You have been busy since I last had a chance to drop by! What a great way to spend your weekend and you found some great bargains too.
What a wonderful weekend you had. Thanks for the pictures. The fruit and vegetables looked delicious!
Leigh Gray says
wow – what a great site. I found it through Nicki’s blog. You ahve such incredible taste!!!
I would love for you to “do” my home!!! what a dream.
thanks for sharing your thoughts and deals!!
[email protected] Could Ask for Anything More says
Hydrangeas, peaches and a little sweet boy in a wagon… what more do you need??? Great photos!
Leah in Iowa says
Hi Rhoda ~
Found you through Jill’s place tonight.
Do you really grow blue hydrangeas down there? I have never seen them in that color before, but they are beautiful! Wonder if you have to have a certain something in the soil? Hmmmm…
I’ll be back to visit often!
Southern Heart says
Rhoda, what a fun time you two must have had! Pepper Place is a place I would love—your photos looked like a Southern Living spread! You and your friend looked beautiful in your photo, too! I’m so glad that you all had a fun girls’ weekend!!
Susie Q says
What a wonderful way to spend a day! Looks like my sort of place to be sure!
Sharing it with a good friend make it all the more special!
Love the skirt…those hydrangeas…the sunflowers! Rows of fresh Summer fruit are so pretty…nothing more pretty than that!
We saw Waitress 2 weekends ago.
It is different but we liked it.
A very *indie* film for sure!
La Tea Dah says
Wonderful week-end, adorable skirt! I would love to hear more, more, more about the lovely sounding tea room you had lunch at. Any photos? I’m always game for tea room pictures!
Oh I could feel the excitement jumping off of your blog on your ever so cute find with that skirt!! I get the same way whenever I find something at a yard sale that is just amazing!! I’ll also be checking out your store……looks like a great thing!!
sandi @ the whistlestop cafe says
I haven’t stopped in for a few days~ you have been busy!
I love to wander around Pepper Place. We have sold WhistleStop stuff there several times. I much prefer to see things than to sell things. (maybe this is why we don’t go back very often!)
I hope you took some of those hydrangias home!
Daisy Cottage says
What a wonderful time you two must have had! Loved seeing what all you did – what an awesome market! Adorable skirt too!