This week, Hannah and I took a break from wedding preparations to meet up with some friends of ours and enjoy a day out together. It was a gorgeous autumn day as we drove around the valley!
We started out at Fabric Warehouse, a building we've driven by but never checked out before. They had some large rolls of burlap that we may be returning for in the near future - we may need some for wedding decorations.
Next, we spent a long time browsing through the various stores in the Shenandoah Heritage Market. They have many interesting shops, including another fabric store. Look at all that colorful fabric!
One place that I always love to browse is Kitchen Kupboard. They have every cooking and kitchen gadget imaginable! As we were looking around, we ran across several super-sized items and decided to pose with them.
One store in the market sells Amish-made furniture as well as nice pictures. I've been wanting to pick out something from there to decorate my future home, so I had Hannah and our friends help me by lending their opinions. Here's what I decided on, isn't it pretty?
The last stop in the market was at the antique store - we were able to find Granny two more potato mashers to add to her stash for baskets. And would you look at this wall?! Now there's some cast iron! There was just about every size and shape imaginable:
After finishing up at the market, we decided to drive over to Rocky Cedars, which is...a fabric store. Our third of the day! :) They had expanded into a larger building since the last time I was there, and there were lots of choices of dress fabrics. I ended up buying a few yards to make a skirt at some point.
By the time we left Rocky Cedars, it was time for lunch. We headed to a new place for me and Hannah, but it was an old favorite of our friends.
I've never had Thai food before - it was quite good! They served us huge portions, and we all passed around our plates and sampled the different dishes. Yum!
We sat around the table and ate and talked for almost 3 hours. It was delightful to catch up with these girls one last time before I move to Georgia.
Reluctantly, we said our goodbyes and headed home after a very enjoyable day. Thanks, girls, for the fellowship and conversation!