Sunday, April 26, 2009

Bishopville, SC

Oh my gosh, did we have a fun trip. This trip started out as one to see the Pearl Fryer Topiary Gardens in Bishopville, SC . As we traveled, we found out though that this tiny little southern town had other sites to see - and see them we did. I will show a few pictures today, but want to show more of a few of the places we visited on blogs over the next few days.

Our trip started Friday night, getting out of town for just an evening of relaxation before starting the Bishopville tour on Saturday. Bishopville is only an hour and 45 minute drive from my house, but you know how it is, sometimes you just have to get away. We spent the night in Hartsville, as the only motel in Bishopville looked not quite so desirable. Saturday morning, bright and early, we headed out - our first stop being an antique and used furniture store - which also houses a barber shop. Here is what greeted us as we entered the door.


I thought - O Boy! My kind of store!!! The owner turns out to be Grady Brown, a SC House of Representative Member. He was busily cutting customers' hair (now why did I not get a picture of that??) and after an exchange of opinions about Gov. Sanford's position on Federal Stimulus funding, I purchased these three quilt racks from him. The back two (dark wood) are fairly new, but I just love them. The white one is very old and in need of a good refinish, but still very sturdy. I plan to put baby quilts on it in the nursery.


From there we traveled on to see the Button King Museum (pictures to follow in another blog) which was way out in the farming area and we finally had to dig out the GPS to find. Then on to the Cotton Museum, right downtown (once again - another blog), then to the Pearl Fryer Topiary Garden (bunches of pictures in a future blog), then to a Revolutionary War Park in Camden SC (stayed tuned) and finally to lunch at the Garden of Eat'n in Kershaw, SC. We had a plate of delicious Carolina style BBQ - YUM. It's always fun to check out the local resturants, especially when in small town South Carolina there aren't many (translate any) major chain resturants. This place was great, friendly home town greeting when you walk in the door and some of the best iced tea ever. Hey Darlene, I bet you have eaten there, huh, considering this is your home town.

And we couldn't get this close to Waxhaw, without a vist to a new quilt shop I had not been to yet called the Quilt Nook. My camera battery fizzled out on me back at the Cotton Museum, so I was relying on my hubby for pictures at this point, and did not get a picture of the shop. But, I did take some pictures of my purchases when I got home. The stencil is a new kind that you use with the Pounce chalk marker. I plan to use this in my French Braid quilt. The shop has a great selection of Batiks and patterns. Well worth a trip to Waxhaw.

So that was my Saturday excursion. I will be showing pictures of the sites we saw in future blogs, just too much to show on one. Hope you all had as fun a day as I did!

8 comments:

Belvie said...

What wonderful quilt racks you found on that trip. Sometimes there are so many fun things near where we live that we never go visit. DH and I talked about that this weekend. I'm glad you had fun and I'm looking forward to those future posts!

Lilly said...

Sound like you had a wonderful week-end. I enjoyed all the pictures. Looking forward to the next batch.

Gnomemade said...

Sounds like a fun trip! Looking forward to seeing the photos.

Salem Stitcher said...

What a great trip! Sometimes the excursions close to home are the best. We are surrounded by all sorts of interesting places and people.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Fantastic trip, exciting purchases, all the ingredients for the perfect weekend!

bluebird-lyn said...

Dear Teresa, wow you really packed your excursions in...look forward to seeing more pics...Warm Regards Lyn

KC Quilter said...

Just a great outing, sounds like! My favorite kinds of places to visit.

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