Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Meet Me At the Corner....
of Main & Maple

Grandma J has post blogfest syndrome, and she has to find out if there is a treatment for it and if it's covered by her insurance. Yeah, she can do that tomorrow....maybe. Maybe tomorrow she'll get out of her pajamas too....

But for now.....here is a sampling of what's at the corner of Main & Maple.




This is Sibley's General Store. And, if you happened to be driving past the intersection of Main & Maple last Friday afternoon, you may have wondered what 16+ crazies where doing jaywalking and wandering about the roadway.

After a wonderful lunch at Chef Todd's the Blogfest herd peeps paid a visit to
Sibley's General Store. Everything in this place is crafted by locals. Sibley's is also the official Mathews County Visitor & Information Center.


The ladies working in Sibley's were delighted and friendly as they helped the bloggers spend, spend, spend select trinkets and souvenirs to take back home. Grandma J did a bit of shopping for a taste of Mathews to take back to Texas with her.




This is a numbered and signed (twice) laser print of a painting by a local artist, Anne Smith. I can't wait to have it framed.



Grandma J's Christmas tree is full of ornaments from far away places....and oh, do the memories come rushing back every year when the tree is decorated. This glass ornament doesn't have the artist's name on it.




The mugs made by Jane Witmer are all uniquely different, with her name etched on the bottom.

Mathews County VA has zapped Grandma J of her blogging desires...and she thinks a nap might get her to snap out of it. ::::sigh::::



19 comments:

Kelly said...

I love the crabs! Especially the painting/print!! Good luck getting a handle on your case of post blogfest syndrome!!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I just love that print too! I also have the bloggers **sigh**
Miss you

Busy Bee Suz said...

It is hard coming back after a fun filled vacation. Take your time.
Love all your treasures!!

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

LUV the print! I have the perfect place for it here!! :)

Big Hair Envy said...

Those ladies WERE accomodating. Of course, once they found out I was from a neighboring county (and NOT Texas, California, or New York), they never even made eye contact with me again!!! Bwahahahaha!! BTW - LOVE the ornament!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

You picked out some great stuff--now you can honestly say you have crabs.

I love going in that place - we have some very talented local artists.

PJB left his swimming trunks here. Guess you'll have to come back to retrieve them.

mdvelazquez said...

Nice blogfest follow-up, Grandma J. I especially liked seeing your trinkets.

The Incredible Woody said...

Sibley's looks like my kind of place!!!

Jen said...

I love the trinkets you picked out-hand crafted are the best!

Living on the Spit said...

Geez...now I have to go back becuase I missed the shopping trip...and you know I have a thing for hand crafted!!

Love the finds you got...they are so wonderful.

Daryl said...

Oh you got some good goodies ... love the ornament ... and werent those ladies at the Visitors place nice?

Pat Jenkins said...

ahh the days of the town's people gathering at the general store to shoot the sh**!.. va is known for crab? who knew!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Maybe you should come to our house next. We would give you so much blogging fodder your head would swim. How about a fist fight in the grocery store today? Would that be a good blog topic? Love that little store. So pretty. I would like to take a picture of it : )

Mental P Mama said...

That place was wonderful....wish I were there right now. No. I wish i were at CBW's right now. Or maybe Gwynn's Island. Or on the boat....

HalfAsstic.com said...

OHMIGOSH! I wonder if it's catching? Cause I didn't even get to go to Blogfest and I need a nap, too! ;-)
I love the things you got and that's the very best kind of shopping!

Audrey at Barking Mad said...

I didn't get a chance to go into Sibley's and now I am really regretting it. Oh well, I guess another road trip is in the works!

You came home with some really nice stuff. That print is gorgeous!

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

Welcome Home Grandma J!!

Karen said...

Grandma J, you came back with the crabs. LOL

foolery said...

Coming home with crabs is no sin, as long as you didn't give anyone AT HOME the crabs. ; )

Miss you Grandma J!