Our first stop was at
Nichols & Dimes Antiques
"A Country Gathering" Festival
held every June in Elizabethtown
There were vendors with antiques, birdhouses,
pottery, old dishes, jewelry, water plants, perennials & annuals,
planters made of rusty iron work, garden benches, and many more country treasures. If you are into gardening, antiques or primitive decorating,
it is a festival you won't want to miss.
Just a short drive to Brown County found us at
The Farmhouse Cafe
for a delicious lunch!
I had discovered this little lunch & tea room late last summer,
but it was Mary Ann's first trip there.
Who knew such a beautiful place existed down the curvy little road
just outside of Bean Blossom!
Not only is there a Tea Room & Cafe,
but beautifully displayed gardens
with plants galore for sale
along with all kinds of garden decorating ideas!
The Flower & Herb Barn
overflows with just about anything you might need
in a perennial garden.
Throughout the garden pathways
are little wooden signs with all kinds of garden quotes.
It was enough to make a couple of gardening guru's heads twirl
with creative ideas.
It is well worth the drive to discover this Barn full of flowers.
I don't know about Mary Ann...
but I'm pretty sure my vehicle might be heading back
that way soon.
One of those wooden benches has my name on it!