On our recent road trip vacation - I spent some time roaming around
Kalona, IA with my cousin. What a treat! It's a very midwestern
looking town. Everybody knows everybody and is nice to each other
and oh my - I was ready to move in!
Our first stop was a Fall Festival. Not sure why I didn't take more pictures...
but I thought this vendor's signage with just perfect...
Then we hit the Pink Begonia which was a little downtown antique co-op.
Just love the name and the owner was so sweet. She had homemade
cookies at the check out and the antique cash register is the real deal.
It's what she uses to ring up a sale!
|Photo from Pink Begonia facebook page|
Next up was The Shop which had sort of a modern farmhouse feel.
They had great displays everywhere - including their sidewalk decor
But the best part?
The Shop was having a yard sale - about a mile from the store.
We boogied right over there and oh my... it was my highlight of our trip.
Take a peek at some of my stash...
I couldn't resist this party banner in black and ecru.
Shop price - $18. Yard sale price - $1!
They had lots of fabrics and linens and the prices were crazy good. But I restrained myself and picked up just a few of the extra special pretties.
They left a tag on the child's slip which of course made it feel like
a steal at - you guessed it - $1!
This dish caught my eye too so for $2 - in my pile it went...
And ticking... when I find the truly old stuff - I get it.
Etsy buyers are liking it!
Dear Kalona - I'd be happy to return.
You left a place in my heart for sure.
Why don't you hop on over to the Pink Begonia and The Shop
via facebook and send 'em some love! (links above)
And go take a road trip. They're wonderfully refreshing! ~Joyce
(Visit my Quilted Nest facebook page for a few extra trip pics.)