afternoon off. "We're outta here!" So, after lunch we jumped in the
old Land Rover and headed off for one of our favorite haunts.
Here's a view heading west on I-70. We were lucky enough to enjoy
some dramatic N.C. Wyeth skies. As you can see, our neck of the
woods, here in central Ohio, is flat as a pancake.
It's a 40 minute drive to the Heart of Ohio Antique Center. It's one
of the largest in the mid-west with 116,000 square feet of vintage
stuff from over 650 vendors. If you like antiques, this place is
I especially like browsing the book vendors and keep my eye out
for interesting vintage glass bottles. But today, this adorable framed
hand tinted photo (11 x 13) of a little guy in a wool beret caught my
eye. There was a haunting quality that drew me to him.
somewhere along the way. Actually, he looks like he could be WT at
this age. It was a bargain at $10. WT enjoyed digging through his
favorite tool vendor's ware and found a lovely vintage wrench.
Thankfully, we missed the heavy rains that passed through while we
were inside. In fact, we've had so much rain this summer, the
cornfields are gloriously lush.
buildings in the main square. What is this one now? It's actually a
Donato's pizza shop, which I think is totally ridiculous.
Okay, we're back to the manor, safe and sound. It was an extra fun
day. Thanks for tagging along with us. Oh, and in case you're
wondering, the f-word I happen to use is FUN.
Here's the little guy in his new home.