Road Trip: Cross Plains

Hello, hello!  Hope you guys had a great weekend!  We had an eventful week last week.  The little hyena fell off a bench last week (chasing a bubble) and several x-rays and a couple of doctors later, we still can't find a break or a reason for the limping.  If the limping doesn't stop, we are getting a cast.  I say we, because baby hughes won't be the only one suffering if he is sofa bound for awhile.  So, keep your fingers crossed the limping is better by Wednesday.

With all that drama, we still managed to fit in a little road trip last Thursday.  We got up early and headed out without a real plan..... sometimes you find the best places that way.  We came across a little town called Cross Plains.

Cross Plains is a tiny town, but what we found there was great!  We stopped at the Historic Corner House.  This sweet store is owned by Teresa and Perry Story.  They specialize in reclaimed barn wood pieces amongst their incredible vintage finds.

Like this trike... I wanted to ride it away!  So awesome!

Their store is located in a historic home and it has all those period details that I love... like chandeliers... there were quite a few... swoon...

They have made this room a Gourmet General Store... they sell all kinds of goodies including coffee.  Many of their products are locally made.

They also have a fun bath product room.  They have their own line of bath products (sorry.. no photo!) called Farm Chic*k.  

I loved the candles... they are in milk bottles!  And Teresa designed this display and the her Mr. built it fr her out of reclaimed materials.

another chandelier... be still my heart!!

They had lots of really unique finds like this scale.

It was so fun meeting them and their sweet pup Pete.  This shoppe had such a homey, welcoming feel to it.  I managed to leave with an English Ironstone bowl, but there are quite a few other things that I really wanted.  If you want to find out more or visit, you can find out more about them via their Facebook page.

Right next door was a little diner and it was lunch time, so we decided to get a bite there.  Incredible place!  It was and still is an operating drug store.  It had everything you imagine old drug stores to have.... a counter with stools... milk shakes.... really cool cabinets.  I decided to try a Salty Lemonade and let me say... I am going to try perfecting it at home.  I wish I had one right now!!  The Mr. tried to steal mine and he ended up ordering one to go.  YUM!  I don't know if I can ever go back to regular fresh squeezed again.

I love fun little road trips like this and finding new spots and meeting new people.  It was a great short trip.  I hope to take quite a few of these this summer.

Okay, I have a lot of new pieces to finish this week for the shoppe... photos of those soon.  A

bye for now!


  1. Hmmmm....if I was allowed into the state of Tennessee, this would be a great place to stop. Alas, I have been banned from TN forever. Now I am bummed.

  2. What a cute place! And I {LOVE} little diners like that! I see another place on my list for my next trip! ;o)


  3. I am so jealous. The only place I ventured to this weekend was the dreaded grocery store. :/ What a splendid little shop stocked with some real gems. The town I used to live by featured an old ice cream parlour that was there since the late 1800s. It had the old penny candy counter and a player piano. Glad lil boy Hughes is feeling better.

    Your Friend,

  4. What a fun little trip,love doing those.
    Thanks for sharing your's.
    My Dad was a druggist and had an old style soda fountain I worked at for years. Hard to find many anymore.

  5. I so love these off the beaten path little places! Thanks for sharing!! You are inspiring me to share some of the fun places I have been in the past... or inspiring me to get myself on the road with no plan! I love it. Right up my alley!

  6. LOOVVE these types of reads!! Our own little adventure one brings us when we aren't there! Makes me feel good! Can't wait to get on the road myself sooon! From one sweetie to another....Roxie

  7. Great store! Love the bath and candle products!!!! They look adorable and packaging is great.

  8. What a cute place!! There are some beautiful vintage pieces! Love the drug store, too! It makes me happy that there are still places like this around to enjoy! I hope your little one gets better soon! Have a blessed week! xo Heather

  9. Hope your babe is better real soon! Kids are very resilient.
    What a great shop you discovered! I love those days when you just hop in the truck and head out with a pocket full of cash and no destination....need one of those days soon!

  10. Looks like a fun place to visit!

  11. what a cute little shop, sounds like a fuuuun trip!

  12. What a neat place. I love coming up on places like that when I am out and about with my camera, just riding. Thanks for sharing.

  13. ooh what an interesting looking shop. Very inspiring!


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