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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Spring Fever

I had a bad case of "spring fever" yesterday!   I wanted to get in the car and place in mind.......look at all the a little a nice lunch.....visit the nurseries.....feel the sun on my face!

Our area has lots of small farming communities.......tons of dairies.......and charming little rural towns......

On of the towns we visited was Plainview Tx.    .
They have several antique stores to wander thru....
My favorite one is called Uniques & is a large three story  building on the town square.
It is filled with pinkness......
shabbiness...... favorite dishes......
and lots of unique ideas!
What did I buy????
 Vintage gloves...$2,   placemats and napkins....$5......3 craft plates, $1 each.....and a small rose plate  $2.
There are some beautiful old houses in Plainview.....
Unique restaurants......
Old fashioned cooking!

Here is the town square.....Charming old courthouse,  brick streets,  and a painted concrete Texas Long Horn to greet you!
I loved all the painted cows that I saw around town.....
They even had a Texas long horn perched on top of one of the roofs!
Here are so more that we saw around Plainview.

I love the painted horses that Amarillo Tx has around their town.....I will try to do a post on them sometime...and also on the painted cows around Clovis.
We saw some very unusual sights on our way to Plainview.....
Where did all those culverts (?) come from and how did they get those trucks on top of them?
This is a common sight around our area.     Lush green fields being watered with sprinklers we get very little rain.
Here is one of the towns that we went thru.    They grow lots of cotton in that area.   The first photo shows one of the old cotton gins,  of course,  they have more modern ones now.    Look at all that grain in the third photo,   we also have tall grain elevators in the area.
We drove 40 miles down the road from Plainview to my favorite nursery!
It is a huge nursery......
every plant you can imagine......
and near wholesale prices!
H was sitting in the car taking a nap while I shopped to my hearts content!
I bought some beautiful hanging baskets AND    I forgot to show you these hand painted plates that I bought at the antique store!   
I love the photo that I took on the way home of the gorgeous New Mexico sunset.......a beautiful ending to a wonderful day!


  1. Thanks for my visit to Texas - beautiful colors and lovely vintage items.

  2. Lovely! I love all the goodies you found. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Love the trip through a part of Texas I have not been through...and your treasures are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I have days like that, too-where I just want to get in the car and drive-somewhere-anywhere! Looks like you had a GREAT day and I love those two dishes at the end- xo Diana

  5. Penny,
    Fantastic!! Loved everything especially that Antique Store!! Loved the name of it too!!

    Been a bit under the weather IBS is acting up so i have not been out of the house for a few days. We had lots of Rain here...... Threats of Flooding here and there but we are high and dry!!

    Great hand painted platters. Thanks for the tour!! So interesting to see!!


  6. How pretty! I've never been to Plainview but you sure represented it well. We live in the Dallas area...there are so many fun little towns around Texas. I love the old courthouses.

  7. All sounds good to me!!! I would love to do the same thing....
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  8. What a fun day trip! And all those yummy shops and houses. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  9. I love the place mats and napkins! Those hand painted plates are so pretty. You sure find great deals

  10. Muchas gracias por este paseo fotográfico. Me han encantado los platos y las flores. Gracias! Bss

  11. Beatiful place Penny, thanks for share, encantada de coincidir en el Finde Frugal!

  12. My kind of day, soon I hope! Love the plates and the plants and just..everything! PLUS your pictures are clear as a THAT I am jealous of! :) Have a wonderful weekend, Penny.

  13. P.S. The colors of everything is exactly the shade many of your pinks are in your home. I will be SO happy to get back to playing house. Right now..I am ...not able to do much..but I still try. You sure did fine some great!
    I can't wait to get out there and look again!

  14. What a wonderful area to live! My kind of towns! I so enjoy pics of little travels that fellow bloggers show......the restaurants gave me a big smile.....casseroles to go, what a GREAT idea! I love days out like this and I'm due~~~thank you for taking us along, it looked like a FUN filled day. Oh, your plates are beautiful! Blessings~~~Roxie

  15. Love all your goodies and seeing the New Mexico area, the old buildings are majestic. Thanks for taking us along! Kay

  16. Penny, great photos! Seeing the garden center photos makes me think I need to go shopping soon! Thanks for taking us shopping with you! Come see my post ...might surprise you with my shopping! ;)

  17. Thanks for sharing this marvellous trip. The Antique store is gorgeous.

  18. Happy Pink Saturday, Penny. Thank you for sharing your day out with us. I do love all of those painted cows.♥

  19. What a fun day trip and I love the treasures you brought home! That nursery is so lush and green! I love all of the Longhorns you featured. It's so much fun when towns do that. One time when I was in Amsterdam they had elephants all over town. I actually did a post about them! When we were in Salt Lake City for the Winter Olympics in 2002 there were painted buffalo all over town. Can't wait to see the horses when you post them!
    Happy Pink Saturday,

  20. What a great way to spend the day!

  21. I love the pic with Grumpy's Grill. Our grandson's call my husband Grumpy. Haha!! I love all the PINK you have.

    Charlotte Moore

  22. What a fun trip! I love the antique store and your plates are so pretty!! Thank you for sharing this with us!

  23. What a lovely ride! So many sights to see. I love the painted cows. Congrats on your great buys, the rose plate is lovely.. A wonderful day, thanks for sharing.

  24. It looks like it was a gorgeous day. And that nursery…I could have gone into it and not been heard from for a very long time! :) Thanks for sharing. Makes me want to hit the road. :)

  25. Penny, I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. I spotted some Franciscan dishes in there - my favorite vintage dishes! Your sunset photo is gorgeous. Thanks for taking us along with you and for sharing this at my History & Home link party. -Dawn

  26. Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing.

  27. What a fun tour - love all the quirkiness of this special town - thanks for sharing !

  28. What a great day! I took a similar drive here in NC yesterday, love those relaxing afternoons!

  29. I love going to antique shops! It's been awhile...

  30. I love your pictures! It really gave me spring fever. Thanks again, for being part of our party! Lou Lou Girls

  31. I enjoyed the tour! Can't say I've ever seen a blue eyed bovine before -- but then I've never seen a gold one either! lol!

  32. What a fun, little jaunt! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  33. Wow! What an awesome trip you had - gorgeous scenery, a wonderful place to visit and beautiful bargains! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,

  34. Oh My Heart.....I didnt realize you lived in Texas, duh....I used to and if still did I would be venturing to Plainview. We used to take off every weekend to find all the little quaint towns. I loved it. Thanks for the Bloglovin Follow, I appreciate it, I am also following you now!

    Happy New year!!


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