We completed the last of the once-a-week vacation days that my daughter and I have enjoyed this month. I’ve had medical problems the past year that have been manageable as far as going out for lunch or dinner, but have not allowed me to stand and walk long enough to browse through antique shops. Since I’m better, this is what I chose for our annual fall vacation. Fortunately, my daughter also loves antique shops and has patiently been the driver and dining companion. For the last day, I chose a location that is about an hour from our home – Waynesville, Ohio. The village was founded in 1797 and was an important Quaker settlement. There are still over 200 historic homes, most of them in the shopping area of several blocks and side streets. We stopped for lunch at the Hammel House Inn which was built in 1799. The original brick walls are still visible and the fireplace is homey and charming.
My daughter ordered a Reuben sandwich and the cheerful and efficient waitress took our picture.
In just a two-block area, we visited three antique stores. The Olde Curiosity Shoppe is one of our favorites.
I found three items to add to my collection – a baking dish and pitcher with the poppy motif that I love and a Roseville bud vase in the freesia pattern which was reduced in price because of a chip that I didn’t mind at all.
There’s also a great quilt shop, Fabric Shack, which is familiar to a lot of my quilting friends around the country because of their excellent online service.
I’m glad that my daughter and I were able to share these days and enjoy so many beautiful things that southwest Ohio has to offer.
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