I love exploring the cities and areas around our home and finding wonderful new nooks and crannies that turn into gems. Michael and I found ourselves in Chattanooga the other night to run some necessary errands close to the city. Since we had come all the way down, it seemed like a waste to just head home when our errand were done around 4:30pm, so we just turned it in to a date night. (Any excuse is a good excuse for a date night!) We parked downtown and decided to just wander before going to dinner; we love walking and talking together.
During our wandering we passed by a store window that had all sorts of colorful yarn in it. This immediately grabbed my attention and I started to snap a picture - that was when I realized that the colorful yarn was in the window of a bookstore. Michael and I both love bookstores and found ourselves drawn inside.
I think what intrigued me the most was how messy parts of the store were. There were papers on the floor, boxes in the back corner, and a whole section of the store that I was worried about entering.
It was so hard, but I managed to narrow my fabric loves down to only two of the prints she had. I am simply delighted with them and cannot wait to make something for our home! The graphics are just so stunning and make me smile every time I look at them! I would vote our bookstore date night a complete success. Michael and I both had a wonderful time together and the woman who ran the bookstore was so interesting and quirky - she almost locked us in because we disappeared into the back for a minute and she was ready to close. Now that would have been an even more interesting adventure! (But I am very glad it's not my adventure to tell.)
After we left the bookstore we went to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants - Genghis Grill. It was all together a marvelous and relaxing date night and quite the adventure, too. What areas in or around your hometown have you happened across unexpectedly?
Here's hoping we all have wonderful weekend adventures!
Stacia, the Homey Owl