The intent was to drive to Augusta to pick up a few things at Target. Somehow the one hour drive turned into several hours. Why? Simple answer: I was by myself and could stop anywhere that caught my eye!
Driving Highway 17 to Augusta, there are a number of small, really small, towns: Hope, Union, Jefferson, Washington, Windsor, Somerville. There’s not a whole lot in any of these places, but here and there is a place that merits a look, and I made a point of seeing them all.
First stop: Porter’s Antiques
As the sign advertises, it is full of treasures.
How could I not think of you who like French Country decor when I saw these chairs? Your know who you are, and I’m imagining busy hands at work changing the finish to a distressed white. With the season coming to an end, the ten could probably be bought for less than $500.
Know what this is? I didn’t, but I thought it would be a very cool planter. It’s actually a sitz bath, a very uncomfortable looking one!
So many things to like, but this was my only purchase. No reason, I just liked it. With a little rewiring, it could actually work so it is a project for the hubby.
The next stop was a real trip.
I’ve never seem so much stuff crammed into a space, and the owner knew exactly what she had and where it was.
I had to do a lot of looking to come up with these martini shakers, one an Art Deco piece. We don’t shake a lot of drinks, but the shakers are a very fun thing to collect.
Next stop: Elmer’s,
a place where there is so much to see, it’s best not to be in a hurry!
By now, I’m getting a little hungry, and it was impossible to pass this place by without stopping.
Maine is full of similar roadside places, throwbacks to another era, serving simple, tasty food. They are also great places to visit with real Mainers!
After enjoying a pulled pork sandwich, my thought was to go on to Augusta without any more stops. I almost made it, but on the outskirts was a irresistible shop, Saltbox Primitives.
If farmhouse style is your thing, this is the place.
No sooner had I stepped on the porch than this cute thing caught my eye. This is an idea for any DIYer.
So, with all these stops, including ones to take in the beauty of freshly mown fields and fall color, did I make it to Target?
Yep, and I was so excited to be there I came out with far more than was on my list. The challenge is going to be where to put the dishes and flatware that jumped into my cart!
It’s been fun having you along…..hope you enjoyed the day.
i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind
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