Thursday, January 7, 2016

"Sidetracked" and The Scrap Exchange

Dearest friends,

I simply must write a post, right this minute. The lost pictures have been found and are right here at Henny Penny Lane...as big as day.  This was one light bulb I was happy to see come on!

On the post about Lynn's shop I really wanted to show you the little caboose, "Sidetracked", but as you know, could not get the picture to move and open,  but look...



Is this not the cutest thing! It's those two little windows on top that lets the warm sun shine in and brightens the shop. However, looks like this was taken on a cloudy day. The little garden out front is new. Won't things look pretty come spring? 

Another unique place Lynn and I visited  was The Scrap Exchange in Durham...



and scraps it was! of everything!





Have you ever!



in your life! This store has barrels and bins of everything imaginable. You can buy old buttons by the ounce and paper stuff!. Pages from old magazines and books are weighed and sold. This is where Lynn buys some of her old post cards and pictures.


and oops! Yep, that's me going through bits and pieces of little doll heads and such. Lynn slipped this one in. The only decent pictures of me in this world are those taken without me knowing. I am definitely too self conscious to look into the lens of camera. Poppy will say, just look at the camera and smile...but no, I have to turn it into a freak show.

Poppy's asked, who is that girl beside you? Just another customer, I said. Well, she looks like she should be with you and Lynn since that's the way you both dress. :) We did compliment her on her bag and her dress.



and more stuff




Do you see Lynn here?



Should have taken pictures of the front of the store...when we first walked inside, it was neat.  There was lots more to see, but this is all my pictures. You're probably breathing a sigh of relief! 

Guess you can tell how special my day was with Lynn. Sometimes it does your heart good to change your routine and get away from the house. I appreciate my sweet daughters and love being with them both.

Should you want to, you can visit Lynn at sidetrackedlynn.blogspot.com  Hey, I'm getting mighty confident with this computer :)

Thank you for listening once again as I go on and on about things.  

As for today, I've got to buckle down and do housework and some yard work. Hope to be back soon.

Love,
Henny






41 comments:

  1. I would have gone hog wild in a shop like that.

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  2. Now that is my kind of shopping, what a great place.

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  3. That scrap exchange looks like a wonderful place to just wander around in and look at stuff. I could get lost in there for a week. The best part is that you can probably get the amount of whatever it is your looking for------ rather than having to buy 50 button eyes for stuffed animals when you really only need 2. Someone had a great idea and actually put it into practice.

    Oh don't stop sending pictures----I love them!

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    1. That's true. Just buy a couple of somethings. Thank you Vic.

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  4. Looks a fun day of being together. Went over to your daughter's blog to visit and enjoyed it. You make me guilty about the housework so guess I will get going too.

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    1. Thank you Sharon. I didn't get much housework done. :)

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  5. I love, love, love her caboose and that store . . . oh my, what fun!

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  6. I'd love to poke around in that scrap exchange place, and Lynn's shop too!

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  7. I really want to come and go to that scrap exchange with y'all, but then again I probably don't need more stuff. Oh well. Love you both!

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    1. Anytime you can come, we will get together and go there. I sure don't need to add any more junk here either. :)

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  8. Love the caboose! I think that scrap store looks dangerous! It would be far too easy to cart home lots of stuff that looks like a good idea that you then never get to, until you have enough for your own scrap store. BE careful! :-)

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    1. Linda, you are so right! I get mad at myself for bringing home more junk to fill up the drawers.

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  9. OH MY GOODNESS!!! I would have gone completely nuts in that store! Love the picture of you and just so you know, I also dress like that! LoL

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my floor!

    Grace & Peace

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    1. Thank you! I love skirts and dresses and have always loved how Lynn dresses. I wanted to buy all the clothes in her shop.

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  10. WOW! The Scrap Exchange = My Heaven. Goodness. I could get lost in there for hours. I didn't know places like that existed. Wishing there was one here. <3

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    1. I know! There needs to be more scrap exchange shops around.

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  11. I like that customer's dress and bag, too! What an amazing place!
    It's snowing here today, so no work REALLY needs to be done!
    Thanks for sharing, good Henny!

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    1. Snow falling affects me the exact same way. I don't get anything done when it snows!

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  12. Such fun! Lynn is so talented and so are you. =) Blessings, Valerie

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    1. Hey Valerie. Thank you. It is Lynn who has the talent!

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  13. Just found your blog by Woods Country Cove.....looks like we have much in common!! That little Red Caboose looks like a place I would shop at for sure!! Nice to meet you!!
    Bev
    Bee Haven Acres

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    1. Thank you Beverly! And, I looked at your blog and love it!

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  14. That caboose is darling! And the scrap store! Did you buy anything? I love the outfit you have on! Thanks for taking the time to share the pictures. Will have to visit Lynn's blog. Nancy

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    1. Hey Nancy. I only bought three small pieces of scrap fabric. I was good that day. :) I did buy a jacket and bag from Lynn's shop and had to argue with her to get her to take the money. Just because I am her mom she hated to charge me.

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  15. I'd love to rummage around in there now and then :-)

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  16. Didn't we have fun!!! I loved our day together! Love you!! Lynn

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    1. We did Lynn! I loved our day together too!

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  17. I would love to have a Scrap Exchange type of store near me. But then instead of having LESS stuff, I'd have MORE and that would never do! I love Lynn's caboose and I'm glad she got a picture of you, even if we can't see your face.
    PS I'm glad your photos came "back"; now if only mine would do that!

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    1. Hey Granny Marigold! Yes, that's the problem here too. I need to be hauling off junk instead of bringing more in. I think my biggest problem with the pictures was not knowing how to get them from email to my blog. I guess I'm learning. Hope your pictures turn up.

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  18. Fun...I would love to have a store like that around here. Fun, Fun.
    I liked the comment about the other customer. Cute. :-))

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    1. Hey Carla! Thank you. It was fun looking at everything.

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  19. That is a trip I would have loved!!! I'm always looking for pieces and parts to create something.

    Glad you had a fun time.

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    1. I must add all my early married photos were butt shots...Hubby just liked looking he said...Men!

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    2. That's right Gail. With all that you create you could use a store like the Scrap Exchange. That's funny about the pictures. Men! is right!

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  20. That looks like so much fun! It's a great idea, to keep all those good things from being thrown away. I bet you could spend hours looking.

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  21. Fun to see the Caboose! That Scrap place looks like great fun...I would look for old photos:)

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