A journal of sorts about family, hobbies and travels, mostly day trips Steve and I enjoy taking especially in my State of Virginia.
I love to especially explore and snoop in places off the beaten path.

photos on blog are taken by me unless noted otherwise. Please ask before using.
Thank You - bsh



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Monday, September 22, 2014

Onancock Virginia

In 1608 - John Smith discovered this site now called Onancock , Virginia on the eastern shore of Virginia.
Very nice little town.  A place to launch a boat easily,  nice places to eat and beautiful Victorian homes.

old barn we passed on our way to Onancock

once in the town,  we saw many beautiful old Victorian homes and old farm houses

A simple  large homemade wreath on the front of this house -  I like that a lot




Fancy scroll work or gingerbread trim,  I guess that is what it is called anyway

next stop is lunch a few minutes down the road here in town

All we needed to see is the lit lunch sign in the window

a side view

I like the color red on the frames of  mirrors along the wall with the checked table cloths. 
The reflections in the mirrors,   one that will never tire of because it's ever changing.

old fashioned cabinet like my grandmother used to have with the flour mill on the left that flour is sifted from into a bowl
Steve's  roast beef and hearty
Every thing is prepared here , so good .
 
my favorite sandwich was corned beef on rye,  sauerkraut, thousand island dressing
delicious!!!


Out to walk off  lunch
more old homes





The waterfront and boat launch
Yes,  another place I would love to live
Peaceful and pleasant

across the street from the wharf is this place


entrance -  we got info about the area here and also a great dinner place.

stepping inside

a long staircase

 
 
memorabilia on the counter inside


thread drawers from the olden days
back to the middle of town is some shops
theatre in use.  built in 1950, above the door it says "Best people on earth walk through these doors - our customers".
The other door says "If when you pass, you cannot stop .  Smile as you go by".

church in town
Onancock is designated "historic" by the state.
The bayside village founded in 1680 as Fort Scarburgh.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Gnomeville

Caught them playing when we drove up.  Love these whimisical creatures.  SIL Wanda has these lil guys in the arch of the walkway to front steps of home.  

A nice pause on the way in .


Gnome Home


Can't see it to well ,  but there is water running into the bucket of this little fountain

Sunday, September 7, 2014

shopping

Fall open house at a store called "Classic Touches" in Amelia county courthouse -  Va..
Lots of sandwiches,  shrimp,  fruit,  cheeses,  crackers ,  dip and many desserts.   A large spread of food for shoppers as they looked through so many nice items in the store.   This pumpkin man in tub in front of store.

Love the outhouse as the guest cottage
A few of the pictures here were taken about 10 days ago before the open house shopping day.





I love these stuffed figures and seemed like everyone I liked had a sold sign on it,  very popular.
I am liking primitive decor now more than I used too
 




Nice flower arrangement everywhere






I like these wooden snowmen



nice bench made from a headboard of a bed

In the bathroom is this out house used for a nightlite

other ornaments in the bathroom
man cave room with t.v.

We purchased potpouri ,  pumpkins for the table and and some other trinkets.