Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fall Day & Thrifty Finds

Yesterday was a beautiful Fall day here in Virginia.  

 My day started very early as our neighborhood was having their annual garage sale this weekend.  Can you believe I didn't buy a thing?

I was home by 8:00 AM and Steve and I took an hour and a half drive to Appomattox, Va. to visit the village where Lee surrendered his army to General Grant and the surrounding battlefields.  The meeting between the Generals at the Wilmer McLean house is where the surrender was written which ended the civil war.  Most of the original buildings are still there and have been beautifully restored. 

 The weather was perfect and the trees were just beginning to change colors. 
 It was a wonderful day to outside.

Above is the home where the surrender was written. 

The battle took place right up to the doorsteps of this village.

From there we headed  to the Historic town of Appomattox for their Fall festival.  It was here that Grant's army captured the the train with supplies that were headed to Lee's Calvary .  With his men starving and no supplies,  Lee realized there was no choice but to surrender.

They close off the streets for the festival and as you can see it is a very popular event.

Some people even brought their pets!

Of course we couldn't leave this cute area without stopping at a couple of  antique shops.

Ill be back later to show you my thrifty finds for the week. 
 I hope you had a wonderful weekend too!



Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Looks like a wonderful time, Sherry! Looking forward to seeing what you found.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

The snake pic I could have done without! Ewww. I can't believe they would let them there with that. Looks like a fun day and I can't wait to see your goods.

T.@WhatWeKeep said...

Wish I could have joined you! Looks like so much fun...I love Virginia. Hope to go back soon. : )
xo, Tina

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

What a beautiful fall day you had Sherry! I love the history lesson too. It looks like it's quite the popular event.

I had to laugh about the snake picture. What are people thinking when they take a snake to a public event??

I'm eager to see what you bought.

Have a great week!

Toni said...

Looks like a fun Saturday - except for the snake! Can't wait to see what you brought home.

Sandra said...

What a beautiful place! I would love to visit there.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That looks like fun and you're right, such a beautiful day!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I have always wanted to go to Virginia! I bet it is just beautiful. We took a week-end camping trip, and junked all week-end. It was wonderful! Can't wait to see what you found, but could have done without the snake pic!

Miss Kitty said...

Thank you so much for sharing those fabulous pictures of your day trip. I think Virginia is just one of the MOST beautiful states I have ever visited...and SO much history!

Salmagundi said...

I've never been to Virginia, but would love to. Thanks for sharing your weekend. Sally

Kelly said...

My husband and boys would enjoy going there. My husband is a huge history buff especially having to do with war. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

NanaDiana said...

Hmmmm...and you didn't buy a THING? It looks like you had a wonderful day! xo Diana

Pat said...

I really enjoy seeing tours of other parts of the country. You had some beautiful scenery and weather.

sissie said...

Hi Sherry,
Looks as though you had a really nice road trip. Nothing like history to help us appreciate being an American.


Gina said...

Pretty pictures....thanks for sharing. Looks like fun!

Honey at 2805 said...

Looks like a great Saturday outing! I'll be watching for your finds!

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

What is it about Fall that just cries out festivals and antique shopping? We had two in our area this weekend. The village looks so lovely, it's hard to imagine a battle being fought in that spot.

Blue Creek Home said...

We spent some time there when we lived in Richmond. It was a really great experience.

That's not even funny that someone carries a snake around!! I would be searching for the nearest hoe! Sorry, but I really hate snakes.

The enchanted home said...

Sherry this to me looks like a dream day, what fun, perfect weather, absolutely gorgeous place, VA is so beautiful......though the snake I could live with out:)

Lisa said...

Wow alot of scrolling down to have to find the comment section! Anyway found you through Tina at enchanted home, very nice interview, and looks like you have a great blog too. I always enjoy finding new ones to explore, and look forward to poking around here.

Luciane at said...


I just saw your interview at Tina's blog and it was so nice to see you there!

You're so lovely and inspiring, my friend!

Wishing you a very blessed week!


Luciane a

Kathysue said...

Hi Sherry, I just read your interview over at Tina's blog. It is always so fun to learn about bloggers that we admire!! Great interview!! Happy Monday, xo Kathysue

Carol said...

Ahhh, there's nothing better than learning history of your land under a beautiful blue sky.
The festival looked great, but I think the pet snake was a little out of its' element there.
Oh boy, did you pass up those beautiful dinnerware? LOL.

Babs said...

It was so nice to see photos of Appomattox. I visited there when we went to Virginia to visit my Gr. grandparents old home place in Prince Edward County. Thanks and I'll be looking forward to seeing your latest finds.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a gorgeous day in Virginia, Sherry! I know you had a blast. Do leash laws apply to snakes? :/

The French Hutch said...

Hi Sherry, looks like we had the same idea. Beautiful October days are wonderful for taking advantage of tours. Your day was beautiful and I love the photos. Great pics of such a historical place. I enjoyed my tour, would love to have gone antiquing with you.
Enjoy your Fall Season.

The French Hutch

Sarah said...

What gorgeous photos. Looks like a really nice day.