Monday, June 10, 2019

Scrap Till You Drop!

Or was is it shop till you drop?  Hello Blog visitors!   I just got back from a great 4 day scrap retreat, where I scrapped, walked, shopped, and visited with other scrappers.  It was kind of like a giant slumber party!  I got lots of pages done, among them some heritage pages of my husband's family. I will show them another time.

  It also was fun to have a new place to walk. We had the retreat in an old Victorian house and there are several old restored homes in the neighborhood. I took lots of photos to share of my walk.  I finally remembred to take my camera the last day!

These two houses were my favorites.

 Love the screened in porch on the side.

And the large wrap around porch!

And the upstairs, that round window upstairs front!

This next house had spectacular landscaping.

Notice the shaped bushes between the sidewalk and street.

 Great potted plants on that porch!

Great iron fence and posts.

Fountains and water treatments.

I just had to photograph this bottle tree next to the porch on another house!

Then I went to the city park:

 I wanted to go through the arbor path, but there was always someone sitting in there or sleeping in there!  So, I was  a little anxious about walking through it.

Below you can see the courthouse in the background.

I hope you enjoyed the walk.  I got 15000 steps that day! 

Above is the house of our retreat.  I enjoy coming out on the porch in the mornings for alone time.

 I just walk across the street to church on Sunday mornings.  Although the church building is a hundred years old, and magnificent on the inside the church that calls it home now is only 8 years old.

And for the T Gang and for Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover where she is celebrating T Stands for Tuesday here is my submission.  Here is a photo of a  tea card from my archives. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a great Tuesday!


Halle said...

What a quaint little town you stayed in. Love the old houses and mature trees.
Lovely card too!
Happy T day!

My name is Erika. said...

Those are really pretty homes. It is fun to see photos from your blog and also from Elizabeth's to see what Wichita is like. And scrap till you drop sounds fun too. But I hope you didn't drop. Happy T day Sharon. Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Where was this, Sharon? I know it wasn't Wichita. At least I am pretty sure I know where all the grain elevators are in town.

Since you weren't here last week for T, do you want to create an ATC to send to another T Tuesday player? One ATC is all you need to make, and I would love for you to join us in a Pay It Forward type swap.

Lovely town photos and homes to die for. Of course, the tea card is out of this world, too. Thanks for sharing this with us for T this almost Tuesday, dear friend.

Valerie-Jael said...

That's a wonderful place you stayed at. The homes there are so pretty, love the style. And I'm sure you enjoyed scrapping and being in company. Have fun with the new goodies you bought. Happy T Day, Valerie

Meggymay said...

It sounds like a real fun crafting retreat. The photos of those houses looked lovely the gardens looked so well kept.
The park also looked beautiful as well.
Your teapot card is fantastic.
Happy T day wishes.
Yvonne xx

johanna said...

the headline says it all... scrap until you drop - a great time, really! and the photos are sooo beautiful!! have a great t-day♥

Let's Art Journal said...

What a lovely neighborhood and the houses are amazing! I love the wrap around porch and the wrought iron fencing with those spectacular plants 😁. It sounds like you had a wonderful time at your scrap retreat, I so enjoyed walking with you and seeing the sights. Wishing you a very happy T Day! Jo x

Divers and Sundry said...

Y'all found the perfect place for your retreat. I'd love to spend 4 days there, wandering those neighborhoods and checking out the history. Cool! You got great photos :)

Happy T Tuesday!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

What a beautiful place you got to visit for your retreat. Those Victorian houses are lovely. And that town park looked like a great place to walk around. Your tea card looks great. Happy T-Day!

Aracelli Merla said...

You take some beautiful pictures. You captured the true essence of the community. Your card is lovely. TFS!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

I love your tea card, Sharon! Your getaway in such a charming place sounds wonderful. Love your photos too. I hope you'll tell us more ;-)

Happy T-day! Eileen xx

Caty said...

Woowww these houses are wonderful Sharon!! What a so beautiful place for this scrap retrait, the nature is fabulous.
I love the so gorgeous card you have created, the colours are stunning and the tea pot is fantastic. Happy belated T-day.
I wish you a very nice Thursday,
Big hugs, Caty