Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Shopping with Laura

Friday afternoon I went shopping in Dalton, Georgia with niece, Laura.

Our first stop was Corner Boutique where we found these cute beach bags or totes.

One of these will be Amelia's Mother's Day gifts from Kendall and Landon. I really like the pink one with the palm leaves. I resisted that one but I did purchase two shirts here.

Then a stop for a cupcake.

This new bakery had delicious treats.

We did most of our browsing at The Mill. Once a cotton mill, now it is a venue for the Dalton area.

Crown Mills was a big employer in Dalton at one time. .  If you ever owned a vintage Chenille Bedspread, most likely it came from Crown Cotton Mills. Once the cotton mills played out Dalton welcomed the carpet industry and most of the world's carpet comes from Dalton, Georgia.  Dalton is known as the Carpet Capital of the World and is located about 30 minutes from Grimmwood.

We got soft drinks from Mexico...they are made with pure cane sugar. Next time we will check out this venue's Tacos!

The main area has lots of seats for eating, visiting or just taking a load off. A young man was playing a guitar and singing while we were there.

One of the pop up shops had clothing and jewelry.

This was my favorite shop. Three bars of soap for $15.

I am going to try this as summer means more leg shaving.:)

They had lots of products for the men as well.

I really enjoyed spending the afternoon with Laura. We had fun, talking, shopping and eating. The best kind of afternoon.

Yesterday I put the Hands on Design chart , Summer Night, from the Saturday Stitching Giveaway in the mail to Barbara at Sweet Tea and Sandals. If you have not visited Barbara's blog, hop on over and see her pretty new retirement home in Florida. Happy Stitching Barbara!!  And just one more follower and I will be at ninety and time for a giveaway here at Nanaland.  I am going to do a big giveaway when I reach 100 followers. Its the little things folks.


Sandy said...

I am so glad you got to spend the day with Laura. You can just tell she is a sweetie. I think of my great grandparents and grandparents when I think of those chenille bedspreads. Both had them on their beds. Brings back a memory. The factories of the south were so important to the welfare of the people. That may have been one of the worst things that happened to people in the south was to lose where they worked. God created us to work and many of the rural people have nothing to do these days.

Mary said...

Such a fun day, great shopping and it's so nice that you spent the day with Laura. Oh, I remember those chenille bedspreads well! My sister has been on a hunt for years for one in great condition at antique stores/thrift shops and hasn't found one. It's a shame how all those mills are now in China. I still have pillowcases from the 1970's that were made down south. I doubt anything today would hold up that long.

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

What a fun day shopping with Laura and I love that Dalton has reinvented the old carpet bldgs. Looks like there is a little bit of anything and everything.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a neat place to shop! SO much to see and a great place. I love finding things out of the ordinary. We all get tired of the big stores with the same ole...same ole stuff! Enjoy your day!

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, it sounded like you had a marvelous outing with Laura. There were chenille bedspreads on all the beds at my grandparents' house. They lasted forever. Have a good day!

Preppy Empty Nester said...

That sounds like the perfect day, Arlene. Enjoy your week!!

Annsterw said...

That is awesome that yo spent the day with your niece! What lovely time together!

Mari said...

This looks like a fun, fun day! I love the shops you visited.

Barbara said...

Wonderful day of shopping! Such a fun ambience about the places you visited. Thanks for the history lesson, too, about how industry has evolved in Dalton, Georgia. We have driven through there en route to Illinois and noted the many signs about carpet.

Thanks, too, for mentioning my blog. You're very sweet. Guess I should start writing a new post!!

Terri D said...

What a fun day you two had! Chenille bedspreads are still the best! When I think of one, I also picture one of those crocheted dolls sitting in the middle of the bed.

Carol said...

Such a fun day with your niece, Arlene! The banners are so pretty in the Mexican market--I remember seeing similar ones in our trip to Tijuana last year. I bet the tacos are really tasty, too.

Angela S. said...

They are pricey, but Vermont Country Store has brand new old- fashioned chenille bedspreads. Your sister can check them out online:)