Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Our Outing in the Country

Hello Everyone!

Joe, Zinny and I headed out early this morning to take a quilt (The House on Edgewood Lane) and patterns up to Bearly Quilting in Sonora. Bearly Quilting is a delightful quilt shop filled with a wonderful fabric selection, books, gifts and sewing machines. I'm going to teach a class there this summer, so I took the quilt up for display. Stop on by if you are in the area and meet Nancy, Ruth and Cheryl.

Now you know, quilts and antiques go hand in hand. Our car has an "Antique Shop Homing Device" built right in to the GPS system. When it sees an antique sign, it automatically turns and finds the nearest parking place.

What a wonderful treat we had today on our way home as we drove through the little community of Escalon. We stopped at The Green Pea. Located at 1802 Main Street in Escalon. Sandi, the shop's owner greeted us warmly. You can just tell how proud she is of her shop! The building was built in 1906. It has been a Mercantile, Livery Stable, Post Office and a Hardware Store. Sandi is the 4th owner of the building.

You'll find little peas in pods throughout the store. Gifts from family and friends.

I loved this. It's a crib with screening to keep the bugs out. ( I think it's to keep the little buggers in!)

This picture doesn't do the store justice. I'm lusting after the table in the foreground. It would be perfect at the cabin. It came out of the kitchen from an old hospital in town.

New and old is beautifully displayed.

Hey! I learned how to type out of this book! Does that make me an antique?

I have this book too.

This window came out of a church.

The displays are charming, well organized and just as neat as a pin.

I'd like to know who does all the dusting Sandi?

Love the walls too.

All the modern conveniences of home.

Love this too!

From the old Post Office. Wouldn't this be great filled with Fat Quarters!!!

The use of old doors throughout the shop is just so clever. This is my kind of decorating....I just need more room. What is behind door #2?

Here is part of the Livery Stable. Sandi's husband made the doors.
The store is welcoming, and cozy. Plan on spending a fair bit of time wandering around while you travel back in time to a slower way of life.

Check out Sandi's blog for more information about this must-see shop. http://thegreenpeaboutique.blogspot.com/ I hope I got all of my facts straight Sandi. Thank you so much for letting me share your shop with my blogging friends.

I'm an antique lover....that's why I keep Joe around! It's a good thing he doesn't read my blog.

As always,
P.S. The big quilt reveal will be next week. I want to finish quilting it.

1 comment:

  1. I am going to have to check out this store. I drive through Escalon at least monthly and had not seen it before!