Today is an amazing day in our home for 2 reasons! 17 years ago today my baby girl Shelby came into the world. Happy Birthday Shelby! We're having a family party today and next weekend she's having one with her friends. I hope to have a ton of photos to post soon!
And 22 years ago today I had a brain aneurysm which the doctors said I wouldn't survive. They were wrong! God had different plans and I'm sure glad He did! You can read my story here if you'd like to.
Here are a few more photos of the road trip we took a while back.
We drove to Heidelberg, which is just a few miles out in the country past St. Jacobs. The countryside is full of Mennonite farms and the little town is very quaint with old stone buildings filled with history.
This building was built in 1860 and was one a stage coach stop. It's now a restaurant, tavern and motel. The restaurant specializes in Pennsylvania Dutch and Canadian cuisine.
Here's another brick home that sits beside the local variety store. It's very typical of the homes in that area. I love the old porch on the front!
Here are a few photos of churches that I found beautiful. They're all over the towns and countryside in Southern Ontario.
We found this shop while driving through St. Jacobs and I fell in love! This place was huge and had every kind of antique or collectible you could ask for! Deco art, dishes, signs, furniture and so much more. Sadly there weren't too many primitive booths. I swear that most of Canada has either skipped the whole primitive decor or it just hasn't caught on yet. The prim shops are hard to find and I even know a few that have closed up due to lack of sales.
I would love nothing better than to take a great big truck and head to Ohio and fill it up! Anyway, here are a few shots of the inside - I was too busy looking for treasures to take more photos. I always like to have Shelby with me when we go to places like this because she always points out the things I like that I sometimes overlook. She's got a great eye for cool and unique things as well.
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This is the view walking through the front door. It's much bigger on the inside than it looks - there are about 4 or 5 rows like this!
I have a love for old washboards but I'm very thankful I don't have to use one!
Love these 2 photos and the old phone below.
Beautiful antique carriage and spinning wheel.
I wanted to buy everything in this booth but the prices were out of this world!