Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Bittersweet Sisters Day 2

I'm back with Day 2 :)
First stop was The Flower Gallery right on Main Street in Osage.
This is not your ordinary floral shop, this shop is beautiful inside and out!

In addition to flowers, this shop was chockful of wonderful unique art and home decor items.
You had to just stand still and take it all in.
Be sure to look up! You might miss something special!
You can reach The Flower Gallery by clicking here.
And here is my purchase from The Flower Gallery:

(o.k. ignore my sons' room on the right - I should have closed the door!)
This incredible "Autumn Harvest" pine board was painted by artist Carol Herman.
The Flower Gallery carries a wonderful array of Carol's work from painted wine bottles to incredible painted antique doors. I wish that I would have purchased much more!
In the afternoon, we had a wonderful opportunity to tour a 150 year old home.
Although a lovely home, this grey house wasn't the right one.
But eventually we sorted things out and found the right house ;)
(Imagine peeking through your curtains and finding a gaggle of women on your doorstep taking photos - I would have run and hidden for sure lol)
Now here is the right house:
 Isn't this side entrance so warm and inviting?
Unfortunately somehow I forgot to take a photo of the front.
This wonderful home is on the National Register of Historic Places.
And here is a portrait of Mr. Deering:
Annette Ashbach, the homeowner, was ever so gracious inviting us in, sharing the history, allowing us to wander throughout her family's home.
 Isn't this piece gorgeous? I was so struck by it and Annette shared that she found it at a garage sale for $150! What a steal!
The details throughout the home were wonderful. You certainly don't see radiators with this level of detail anymore.
Annette is also a longarm quilter extraordinaire!
Longarm quilting is Annette's business and the quilt above is one of her own. I don't recall the design or designer, but the tiny piecework was absolutely amazing. This quilt is Sylvia's Bridal Sampler consisting of 140 - 6.5 inch blocks - WOW!
 This little quilt really caught my eye as well.
Being such a lovely hostess, Annette even invited us into her sewing room.
Where we saw these lovely projects in process.
Then after our tour was done, Annette even served us homemade scones and tea! Yum!
What a lovely way to spend an autumn afternoon!
Thank you Annette for your wonderful hospitality!
And there is still more to come...
Blessings, Patti


Sherry said...

Oh wow! I could have stayed there! What did I like best? All of it! The decorating, the quilting, the history! What a great day.

annie said...

I just love that painted board! And how great for the lady to open her home to you, just so gracious and welcoming! Good for you all!

Friendship Crossing said...

I am still so excited to see my best friend's home town of Osage! I can't wait to visit there someday and am so thankful that you don't mind sharing w/us!


csbowlin said...

I love where you hung your pumpkin board- it's the perfect spot!

Anonymous said...

Hello~I'm the gal that painted your pumpkin board and just wanted to thank you for all the nice things you said its so nice to hear!!!!! Carol