May 31, 2012

Sweet Honey In The Antique Shop

Over Memorial Day weekend we packed up and headed out to the glorious Bear Lake Valley to visit my in-laws and family.  There is one antique shop right there in town that only opens for a short season.   Her opening day was on Memorial day.  Her prices were very extravagant and I didn't find anything that really clung onto my hear strings.  
We visited another right near the lake called "Jail House Antiques".  I was looking for a metal milk can to put on my front patio and she had a few right out front.  So, we stopped in to see.  
My Sweetheart of a DH had worked a lot of overtime on his last on call shift and bought me this awesome hanging scale.  I have wanted one for years!!!  Oh, it's so beautiful.  I can't wait to hang it up and build around it.

Then my sweetheart bought me these really neat wools spools.  The store owner got them from the mill in the town over the mountain.

 And last, but not least, my honey bought me this beautiful yellow crock.  It's absolutely perfect.  No cracks or chips of any kind.  Thank you dear husband who loves me and understands my love for "old" things as my kids call them.  I was giddy the whole way home dreaming of where to put these precious gifts. 

Do you remember these?
In one of the small towns in the valley, there is an old park that no one visits much anymore. 
I remember riding these horses as a small child.   

It was sooo much fun to watch my children discover how to make them move, to ride high, have horse races, and to name their new favorite "pets".  I actually got on one too and rode and rode with my kids. It was really a great time.

Laughing and playing with the roosters and hens.  They also got to pet a baby calf and ride a horse.

We stopped on a rocky beach to throw rocks. "Middle" found this one and we all thought it reminded us of something.  Can you guess what it reminds us of?

On Sunday it just rained and rained so we took a drive to the bird refuge.  We saw so many kinds of birds.  These are just my favorites.

The end of our little drive through the refuge took us to the North side of Bear Lake.  It is famous for it's beautiful blue waters and nice sandy beaches.  This is on a cloudy day,  you should see it glistening in the full sun.  The color can be absolutely mesmerizing.

Thanks for joining me on our Memorial Day Weekend memories!!  It was a fun time to get away. I hope you all had a lovely Holiday too.


Carmen and the Primcats said...

Love all your new treasures! Especially that scale! BE-U-tiful!!!

Can't figure out what you all think the rock looks like. Hmmmmmm...

Carmen and the Primcats

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Love everything you found. The scale is awesome and the crock is beautiful.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Oh what a wonderful trip! Yes I remember riding the playground horses and a frog too.Wonderful goodies,can't wait to see them displayed.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hmmmm....the rock reminds me of the eclipse! LOVE the scale!! Seems like EVERYONE loves it!! Your new crock is really nice too--one more and you have an official collection! Pretty pics of the lake and birds and those very pretty daughters !smiles--Jan

Angela said...

Hi Steph, Thanks for sharing your wonderful weekend trip with us. I so enjoyed the photos. There is nothing more precious than family time together. Bet those little kiddies had a great time too. What a thoughtful hubby you have. Love all your goodies. What ya gonna put in your scale? I have one my Dad gave me many years ago. Had it hanging and a while back took it down. Seeing yours makes me want to hang it up again. You will love it. Love that crock and spools also. Have a great evening.

Trace4J said...

Hey Steph
What a wonderful weekend you had.
I just love all your new treasures.
And wow those horse swings bring back memories.

Raymond Homestead said...

Love that old hanging scale, that's really neat!

Christine said...

How could you not love the old scales AND all your other treasures! You did GOOD!
Wonderful pics too!
Best wishes

Firecracker Kid said...

Oh my goodness your sweet honey knows what you like. Awesome finds, I'm loving that crock! Excellent photos and I'm so happy you let your little ones experience a part of the past. Yes, I remember those swinging critters :) Thanks for sharing.

Cindi said...

Oh Steph what a neat post, just filled with love and beauty. Thanks for sharing.I too love the scale and the crock and well everything.
Have a great Friday!
Be blessed!

alltheseboys said...

Yea Stephs hubby! I love your goodies. I have a hanging scale inmy kitchen too! It's not antique...I think I bought it from country house! I am giggling at the horses. We still have a park with them too. I was driving...somewhere the other day..don't remember where..and there on top of thos very high, flag pole type pole..was one of those horses. All I could think was why? Lol..why would someone ever put one of those horses up on a huge high pole, lol!

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Hillcresthome Prims said...

I love your kitchen scale, it is AWESOME!!!
I also loved seeing the kiddo's on the swing horses. We ever had those for our kiddo's, but when I was a kid 40 something years ago we did.

Love the picture of the Mother duck with ALL her babies.Just a beautiful picture and put a smile on my face.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.
June Blessings,
Tricia XO

TheCrankyCrow said...

What a sweet bit o' honey your honey is!! I absolutely adore your scale and crock!! I have an old scale hanging between my kitchen and living room (very open arrangement here) - It's a favorite piece of mine. I've tried to photograph it many times, but with the windows on every side, the photos have never turned out. Love, love, love the color on the crock. Great find! Sounds like a wonderful holiday for the family.....Hmmmmm....that rock reminds me of a fried egg.... ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Pendleton Primitives said...

I do remember those! Oh my gosh, a flood of memories came back when I saw that photo of the old horse swings. I wish they made them like that still. Your kids are adorable and they looked like they were having a good time with the animals! I'm glad you found my blog and I look forward to reading more of yours and future posts. Have a great day!

A Primitive Homestead said...

No idea about the rock. Still wondering. I have two scales I love. One I played with as a child at Grams. Years later she gave it to me for my birthday. I have always liked the hanging scale. Your is perfectly prim. Got to see where you put it. Yellow says happy & your crock is pretty. Thanks for sharing your bird photos. Even us Moms have to play a little. The girls will giggle from memories of you riding the horses with them. Blessings!

Cailey said...

Is the rock angry birds?!! haha thats what it looks like to me when I look at it really close. And awesome scale!!!!