Lately Mr. Cottage and I have reminisced about childhood road trips we took across the country in summer. We remembered the family station wagon we both had in the days before seat belts and air conditioning and interstate highways. All good and worthy additions to road travel.
We remembered the joy of a motel swimming pool at the end of a long day's drive, and the excitement of seeing a new and different part of the country for the first time. The fun seemed to outweigh any of the small trials.
We have long wanted to just get in the car and take a long road trip to the southern states. So we finally seized the day and threw our bags in the car, and heeded the call of the south like the swallows in fall. We had actually planned a fall trip. I'm sure the south is just swell in September. But a summer road trip with no agenda has so much allure. And we actually want to feel the southern summer swelter for ourselves!
Our first random stop was Clinton, Oklahoma. And after a good night's sleep we stopped in a couple of vintage shops after coffee. I thought you might like to see what caught my eye at The Mulberry Bush, a small Antique and Vintage Market in downtown Clinton.
Rachel is loved everywhere! Not surprised to find her book here.
Look at this fab farm table!
I just love these chippy details too. . .
One of the very few pieces of ironstone in the whole place. (not the right price for me)
This cafe set was already taken...
luuurve this frenchy bed! (sold)
My shopping partner (of a sort) had already left the building when I spotted this ironstone jug and creamer in GREEN! Since I don't need a thing anyway I scurried back down the stairs without it.
But not before lingering over this alluring display at the front door! Right up my alley!
So fun for a linen junky! I think my heart belongs back in the thirties like this washing machine.
And so fun to see what's in the market so far afield!
I hope you have some summer fun planned for the weekend too!
Thanks so much for all the bon voyage wishes!