Friday, February 27, 2009

Signs of Age

Beau says that I am really starting to show my age.

Examine the evidence for yourself.

Exhibit #1:
Seriously, I wanted to go here ... rows and rows of salt & pepper shakers, ya'll. What more could a girl (or old lady) ask for? (Told you I've been somewhere you haven't)

When Beau heard me saying, "Oh, how cute." He said, "You're really getting old."
Three of my favorites:


I bought my mom & dad a grizzly bear and beehive one. Cute as can be, for real. Don't even laugh.

Exhibit #2:
I don't care what anyone says ... the apple fritters and apple julep are to die for. But, I did notice that we are usually the only people under the age of 60 there.
Exhibit #3: The places I frequent while here -


The things I suddenly have a desire to buy:


I'm just sayin'. Who doesn't want a nice quilt? Or pottery? Or homemade jams and jellies?

However, today I will be at the outlet all day, shopping for more up-to-date items. If I get some good stuff, I'll show you.

Random vacation observation: Why are there a significant amount of fudge shops in vacation spots? Do we all suddenly crave fudge in 24 flavors only while we're on vacation? It's just weird. There are about four fudge shops on the street near us. Just an observation. And I don't like fudge. (However, Beau bought four bars of it because it's buy three, get one free ... whether anyone else likes it or not, it's a good deal.)

26 Comments:

RR Mama said...

I love the quilt and pottery to! Can't wait to see what you buy at the outlet.

The Hat Chick said...

Since you have now introduced me to the Salt and Pepper shaker Museum, it's going on my Kitsch Bucket List. I HAVE to go there!

BTW, did you get the sushi shakers?

Aspiemom said...

Wow, that looks like a fun place to spend the day!!! I love that courtyard with the fountain!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Salt and Pepper shakers...*not laughing*...not laughing at all ;)

Rachel said...

I have to agree with Beau on the fudge. Too good a deal to pass up. :)

Lois Lane II said...

Ooooh -- Superman would LOVE the sushi salt and pepper shakers! And I am a fudge freak on vacations, and I've noticed what you said! I mean, I don't eat fudge at my house, but send me to a different place, and I'll load up!

thedomesticfringe said...

Sometimes Blogger turns me into a basket-case with it's comment trouble. Ugh!

Anyway, I would've definitely purchased a few of those salt & pepper shakers if I were there. Seems like a cute place, even if you need your AARP card to get in.

-FringeGirl

Tracy said...

Oh my!! It looks like you went to The Incredible Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge! Love it! I hope that you said hi to Santa. You know, they have a blog too...for reals.

Windy said...

And have you noticed how ALL of the fudge shops are always FULL?!
I have been to the salt and pepper shaker place before, but only once and I never have to do that again. The Apple Barn rocks!
Are you going to Dollywood? If you go in after 3pm, you get the whole next day free!

Donnetta said...

So not signs of age. All those salt & pepper shakers are just stinkin' CUTE!!!!

Huse Yo Mama said...

Girl, I don't think it has anything to do with age. I think it's nostalgia. I mean, a lot of us secretly yearn for life to be like it was "back in the day."

Salt and Pepper shakers...yeah, I'm not sure about that one, though.

jennifer said...

Honestly, I want to go the the Salt and Pepper shaker Museum SO bad. That place looks right up my alley! I don't have a collection exactly but I love vintage S/P shakers from the 40s, 50s and 60s. You are a lucky lucky woman.

And YUM on the Apple Barn!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

The fudge observation totally cracks me up. I never thought of it before.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

The fudge observation totally cracks me up. I never thought of it before.

Jeanette said...

Reminds me of grandma's house - not that your old but in a comforting way you know?! I enjoy that kinda thing too!

Fudge, gotta have me some fudge!!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Guess I'm old too, because I would've been right on your heels going into that store. I love that kind of stuff. And who cares if you were the only one under 60 there? ;) It's fun!

I never thought about the fudge phenomenon, but you are so right. I never even think about fudge unless I am on vacation at a place like that.

TCKK said...

I've never seen the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum. I'll have to check that out next time. But we always go to the Apple Barn. Love that place.

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness at the fried yummies! And what is an apple julep?? Never heard of that.

Where's Beau's spirit of adventure...you just don't see a Salt and Pepper museum every day.

Don't forget to wave as you go past Tuscaloosa...if that's the way you go. :-)

Aspiemom said...

Revisited this and have to say I would never have a desire to set foot in that S&P Shaker Museum. And I'm a lot older than you, so there goes Beau's theory! HA!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

As someone with salt shakers in my header design, this made me giggle.

And I don't really like fudge, either.

The Wixom Zoo said...

Ooooh! I really love the little crafty home decor store! That's my kind of shop, for sure!

Lindsay said...

Those apple fritters made my mouth water ...

The salt & pepper shakers make me laugh ...

The vacation you're on seems to be fabulous and FULL of GREAT things ... especially the fudge! :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog ... hope you visit again :)

p.s. nice to meet you too.

{Jodie} said...

Tell Beau if he can't quite polish off that fudge to just bring it back home. WordGirl will be happy to oblige. :)

I think I'm starting to show my age too b/c lately, I too, have been wanting a quilt. I've never really been a quilt person before now.

And I would've oohed and aahed all over that s&p museum... declaring them all to be "soooo cuuuute!" And clearly, Beau's face in front of the museum says it all.

Lily said...

I must be an old lady too... not b/c of the salt and pepper shakers, but because I love old quilts and pottery and things that last. Life is too disposable these days, and I find myself longing to surround myself with things that are handcrafted with love.

Anonymous said...

The Apple Barn is a MUST, MUST, MUST everytime I'm in that area. And, I don't care if I'm the only one under 60 in the restaurant -- the food is awesome!! And, Alewine Pottery is a great place, high quality products. I'm heading that way in three weeks, now I'm even more ready to go!

~ Straight Shooter ~ said...

The best vacations are filled with fluff.
Like salt & pepper shaker museums.
I just tell my fam to get over...and on with it.
We're going. We're going to have fun. Dang it!