Tennessee Treasures

Our guys–plus Maggy, the beer maiden
Star quilt and checked tablecloth
Newest addition to tin litho toy collection

We are up in the beautiful mountains of Tennessee this weekend, staying at friend Jinxie’s cottage at Sewanee. Jinx’s husband Mike, and daughter Katie, are alums of The University of the South, better known as Sewanee, and ten years ago they bought the sweetest cottage and guest house. Posse member Susie’s daughter Maggy will be a senior at Sewanee this fall. This weekend the guys are playing in an alum golf tournament (Mr. Mary Kay is a ringer, but it’s OK). In fact, they are defending champions! Yesterday the guys golfed and the girls shopped. First stop was at a sweet little shop called The Curley Willow, which is near Cowan, I think. I bought an adorable little tin litho toy watering can to add to my collection. Most of my tin litho watering cans and sand pails and shovels are Ohio Art, but I found this great little Chein watering can. It’s in really nice condition, and the nicest part was the price–$19.95. These toys have gotten to be hot collectibles, and I rarely find them these days for under $50–a price I refuse to pay, so buying this one as a souvenir of a fun weekend was a no brainer. We next travelled to Tullahoma and Shelbyville. In a shop called Memories I found this great blue and white star-pattern quilt, and the aqua checked tablecloth, which seemed to scream–“Take me to Tybee!” Well, what could I do? The quilt was only $40, and the tablecloth was $7, so I scooped them up. Don’t know where today’s excursion will take me, but I will report in soon. In the meantime, happy Saturday.

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