Thursday, December 21, 2017

I Like #68

 Welcome to this week's list of likes...(ooops hit publish then pulled the post back off til Thur)
This is a shot  of the candy store in the happiest little village in Illinois.
Casey, town of BIG THINGS.

 We stopped here going out the first time, and I had to stop again on this trip.Here is baby Milo resting while Daddy gets some truffles for us to share.

They were all special, but I chose one Wedding cake, so pretty with crystaline sugar on top, tasted just like wedding cake, one amaretto, and two white russians.

They also had ornaments, and tea cups and BIG WOODEN SHOES

Milo checks them out but he knows there is just no more room in the car for them! Or for the big chair...
Dressed up for Christmas.
There is so much to tell you about the trip. I'll have to do that later since there are so many stories... but for now a few pics of things along the way.
 A four day trip after an absolutely exhausting moving week. So many stories.

This is my favorite shop in Casey, antiques and fun stuff... 

A view out of the window
I liked this ultra mod pram from the Netherlands I think... from the 1920's if I remember right...

The owner said it's pretty rare, and cost a pretty penny. No room in the car for it...
or this one..
I had a similar one for baby LeeAnna. I also had a little doll pram like this large one.

I liked this flute trio on a quilt covered chair. I remember playing the recorder in first grade with all the other kids. Soon after that I started piano lessons at home.
I liked this sign, heh heh

I like this old Victorian Swing in town...
Back in Indianapolis I visited with the fabric designer Heater Givens at her shop Crimson Tate
What fun to meet her, charming, and get a few items in her fabric line...
Milo made himself at home and was petted by all...
She decorates with antique collectible cases

and I spied one I sent to my new home by the movers.

Heather said skates came in it. I used mine for barbie stuff. Still do. Poor dragged out barbies played with by me and my friends, hair messed up, one lost shoe, but I kept them. I loved Barbies.
Wish I could find an old card catalogue chest, and I liked that she had the video of fire playing in the store.

Milo says he is happy to mostly be out of the car now.
In our new rental home...

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linking to some of these
Our World Tuesday

http://sky watch Fridays
Thankful Thursdays pet parade
willy nilly Friday (random images)
habbyartboutique fridays


  1. Best wishes for you and yours in your new home! I look forward to seeing how you personalize it.

  2. So glad you have arrived safe and sound! Especially, with all the storms in the area. I would love to live in Casey-how fun. I can't wait to hear your trip adventures. This certainly was a great post. I need the "dancing" sign-hysterical. Thanks for including me in the "likes" today. Have a great holiday. mary

  3. Hi LeeAnna,
    I am so glad to see you made it safely! The rental house looks inviting, especially with Milo standing there wagging. Oh how I love my Barbies! I would play with them for hours. And that card catalogue - oh boy, I would love to have one myself. Thanks for hosting us and Merry Christmas to you and your peeps. I hope you get some down time from unboxing everything to enjoy your new digs. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Welcome to Colorado! You're here just in time for a blast of cold and snow! Enjoy the holidays in your new place!

  5. Casey? Really? I grew up and my folks still live in Mattoon. I've never checked out Casey. My only memory of Casey is dad listening to WKZI, the country gentleman's channel, as they billed themselves back then. Maybe I'll have time on one of my visits home to check it out.

  6. So many great pictures and likes. The Christmas tree is gorgeous, the fun things in the antique store. But my most favorite is your new rental home. The sign made me laugh. I too have a yearning for a card catalog. LOL

  7. Hurrah for you making it to your new place! So glad you are gathering likes along the way.
    The shoes! What do they do with them the rest of the year? Wow!
    The Victorian swing is a lovely thing to discover. Kind of worried about you looking at prams. We would call that being broody over here. ;-)

    I hope you settle in well and have a lovely Christmas.

  8. I hope you didn't encounter any winter weather on the drive west. Love the pictures from the shops in Illinois. They look so cheerful.

  9. Welcome home! I can't wait to hear all about it once you're settled.

  10. Great photos and your new place looks very nice! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  11. I'm envying Milo getting to visit those great shops with endlessly gorgeous things to look at (and eat!).
    Good luck with settling in!

  12. So many photos! The dance plaque made me laugh. And the chocolates look delicious. What a trip! I hope you are settling in well.

  13. Yeh you are in your rental home! The photos are swell and Milo is adorable! I just read the post about him walking, can't believe what he has done to his lead! Yikes! Well hope your holiday is happy!

  14. So many wonderful things to show us, every image a memory or a delight or both. Hopes you have a wonderful time in your new home and enjoy the festive season...
    Toodle pips

  15. Fun list! I loved playing the piano as a kid. I'm sure I complained about required practice, but overall it was great. And although I'm no great shakes at it now, I'm still good enough to play carols and stuff during family sing-alongs which is super fun.

  16. Glad to hear you arrived safely in CO. Looking forward to the tales of the trip. Home for Christmas. Have a very merry one.

  17. Glad to hear/see you are in your new home. I enjoyed the shopping photos. Antiques are my favorite!

  18. You must be exhausted after the packing and the long car ride. I hope your Christmas will be much more peaceful. I loved seeing the vintage goods - especially the old prams.

  19. Hi LeeAnna,
    Love your stories! The Christmas season and moving!
    Great photo's today!
    Good to see there is light in your new home!

  20. Wow, what a cool giant chair! Never seen anything like it.

  21. Hello, Cute photos of Milo. I hope you are very happy in your new home. I enjoyed window shopping with you, my shopping is done. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I appreciate your visits and comments too. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Enjoy your day and weekend!

  22. Love the doggie and beautiful Xmas photos ~

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  23. Congratulations on making it to your new home! Just in time for a happy Christmas in your new place. All the best to you and Milo and Drew. Peace and joy and best wishes for 2018!

  24. I gained 5 lbs. just looking at those yummy looking treats!