I needed a break from all the house-related stress so Mr. Painted Quilt and I took to the roads again on Friday to check out a ‘new-to-me’ country/prim shop. Some people buy a new hat or go to the beauty shop to relieve stress but what works for me is a good old shopping spree. My friend Pat told me about Gunns Country Corner (no website) located near Watertown, NY, telephone number (315)658-2828.
What a shop!
I’m sorry that I never thought to bring my camera because for any of you who are into this type of decorating and are within a reasonable distance, it’s worth the drive. The shop is located in the ‘middle of nowhere’ but only 9 miles from Watertown. If you intend on making the trip, I would call the shop for directions and to check on their hours because they are currently on a winter schedule.
I spent about 45 minutes browsing through the shop while Mr. PQ took Mac for a walk. I could have bought one of everything but here’s what I took home with me.
A woolen Easter table runner, marked down at 25% off.
A closer look…
An antique reproduction hanging scale, something I’ve wanted for eons.
A closer look…
A new shower curtain…
And a closer look at the pieced blocks along the bottom edge…
I just ♥ the way it ties in with everything else in our bathroom.
After my mini shopping spree, we decided to drive the 9 miles to Watertown and do some grocery shopping at the Walmart Super Center. I specifically wanted to pick up some King Arthur flour after reading about a recipe for soda bread on Candace’s blog. A few days ago she wrote about a recipe for Irish American soda bread that she found on the King Arthur website and it looked so good that I knew I just had to make some.
So, while watching/listening to the Montreal vs Toronto hockey game last night, I decided to give it a whirl.
The aroma that wafted through the house while it was baking was devine.
Much to his chagrin, I told Mr. PQ that we’d have to wait until morning for it to cool and set before we could do the taste test.
And this morning…
Toasted…with butter and a cup of tea…heaven!