Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Meeting Annie Sloan Road Trip
(part two)

Not the best picture...had to use my phone since I forgot my camera!

As I mentioned in PART ONE, my friend Kim Crisp won two tickets to the Nashville stop of the Annie Sloan Unfolded tour
 and she invited ME to go with her!!! 

Anytime we go somewhere together it turns into a buying trip. We GOOGLE the area for:

 * Antique Stores
* Thrift Stores
*Flea Markets 


Here's how we started out ..."we'll leave Sunday afternoon, spend the night, go to the workshop the next day then drive home that night".

Yea right!

Here's how it really went down:
Left Pelham Sunday morning


Crossed the Tennessee line

 Are you hungry

yes but don't want to waste time stopping to eat

See a SONIC sign

Got off at Exit 1 Ardmore, TN

Cross back into Alabama

Found the Sonic
In awe at how thoughtful someone was to leave us a toothbrush

Cross back into Tennessee

See DOG DAYS Flea Market sign


OK... now according to Mr. EA, who was tracking us on his iPad using Find My Phone,
we were in Junkyard, TN even though the sign said Ardmore, TN
...he might have been making that up! ;-)

Kim buys several wooden window mullions

Elizabeth buys an ironstone pitcher

~Oh, but the sights we saw~
cribbed from Kim's facebook

Elizabeth gets a text from Mr. EA...WHERE ARE Y'ALL?

Elizabeth calls him...

a truck loaded with crowing roosters goes by as he answers the phone

he starts cracking up

Mr. EA pleas with us to get back on the road

Back on I-65

Mr. EA text

"Glad you have my NEW CAR out of deliverance country"
(so much for thinking he was concerned about our safety!) 

Kim text back "come to think of it we did hear some banjo music"

(I have to interject right here...Kim and I never felt unsafe while we were there.
Actually the people couldn't have been nicer!)

Driving and Talking

Driving and Talking

~We have about Three Hours before places start closing~
----The Horror!!!!----

Kim, the navigator, plotted our course

Our first stop

Elizabeth bought this for herself

Then we headed to
Kim bought this cutie

(cribbed from Kim's Pinterest)
Of course this is after Kim added her magic touch using ASCP Antoinette and Coco.  It's now waiting for a new owner at This Little Piggy Went to Market in
Encore Resales.

Elizabeth bought
The great architectural column standing behind the plant. 
The ironstone pitcher on the buffet is the one I bought at the flea market. 

Antique stores close

Find hotel and check in

Eat dinner

Get settled in our room

Have trouble falling asleep too excited about tomorrow!


Met Annie Sloan
Go here to read about how wonderful that was!!

Changed to a different hotel in Brentwood, TN

Ate dinner

Back to room

Back out to Cold Stone Creamery

Back to room

Made a plan for tomorrow

I'll finish up about the ROAD TRIP on my next post.
Yes we did do some "picking"...here's a sneak peek.

(cribbed from Kim's facebook)
 Have I told you I FORGOT my camera?! 
So....most of the pictures were taken by Kim. 
Mine have Elizabeth Ann's on them or I told you where I stole borrowed them.

~Until Next Time~

Elizabeth Ann


  1. Oh what a fun trip! Love all the stops!!
    And so glad to see you back! I've missed you!

  2. Hello my sweet friend!

    So glad I got to see you Saturday, it was good to reconnect. Man, your trip sounds fantastic, wish I had been along for the ride.

    Next time I'm coming to your booth without the "man" because I can look longer and buy more (of course I didn't but anything from you Saturday)

    Next time I'm coming to Encore I'll let you know...maybe we can get together for lunch?


  3. Dear Elizabeth Ann,

    thank you so much for stopping by. It's so great to see, what happens in Tennessee. At the end of May I'll go for a short trip to New Mexico and my son will be next week in Florida.

    Take care and enjoy this week

  4. What a fun filled journey. We have a chalk paint rep that sells the paint in our store. Anne came by when she did her book signing in the store. Lots of fun. So happy to see what treasures you both found.


  5. Thanks for visiting my blog! Hope you come back soon. I want to go on a road trip with the two of you! It sounds like the best time.