You saw in this week’s What’s Blooming Wednesday #37 post the beautiful landscaping my high-school friends and I enjoyed while at Cane River Cottage.
While we do a lot of sitting around, talking, and eating, we also get out for a little movement along the way.
I didn’t take pictures of the surrounding farm land this year because you already saw that in last year’s WBW #26 post.
This time, I focused more on our trip into Natchitoches (pronounced Nack-i-ditch) that we took one day.
There was a street festival, and many stores had doors wide open to the beautiful, sunny weather, beckoning visitors to enter. Outdoor tables with sale trinkets led you inside for more goodies of the larger variety.
Immediately, one friend bought a trough made from barn wood. I failed to get a picture of it, even though we had to work to fit it into her car on the way home. There were four of us in her car. Plus all our stuff. Plus our coolers of food. Tight.
Ha! Anyway, this same friend also found this midnight blue pitcher in an antique shop. She sent us this picture after returning home. Isn’t it beautiful with the spiraea blooms?
At this same shop, another friend bought a small French table with double doors. Why didn’t I get a picture of that? It went to Texas!
I stepped out on the sidewalk and missed out on this beauty another friend purchased. With all the oohs and ahs about it on the way back, I asked her to bring it inside so I could have a look. Ooh…ahh….
She’s going to hang it in her girly closet she’s planning for their new home they’ll build next year. I can hardly wait! I’m so excited for her!
In another shop, I saw this item stuffed in a back room.
With so many cabinet doors HBD (Handy Builder Dad) supplies me with, I think I could replicate something like this. It would be great for any location – inside or out.
In the local mercantile, you could spend days looking around. Maybe I’ll paint this on one of my old cabinet doors soon. Ha!
From street level, you can descend steps beside this waterfall for a walk along the riverbank.
Festival booths lined the Cane River walkway.
In the previously discussed antique shop, I purchased a fun little rooster pitcher.
Eight bucks! I couldn’t resist.
So, now it’s filled with snowball blooms, accented with Harry Lauder’s branches, resting on the Drop Leaf Table in Mint Condition out on the porch.
This little corner is a rest from the sunflower yellow on the rest of the porch.
By the way, on our way home, we encountered this sign on a ladies room door. Hmm…
Doesn’t that make you wonder about the neighborhood?
What fun excursions are you planning for this weekend? Please share with everyone in the comments section below.