Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lunch in Chattanooga, TN

My sweet husband, decided that he was taking me to lunch on Monday to Chattanooga, TN. He was feeling a bit guilty I think, for having spent the past 5 weekends helping our next door neighbor help ready his rental property in Athens, GA.

The Carolina Jessamine was in full bloom, climbing the brick wall beside the restaurant. 
Stickey Fingers is a favorite barbecue place of Jim's. The smoked brisket was succulent and delicious, but the best part was after lunch.

We took a walk around town. That is Jim.

Home of the Moon Pie.

Look at this "penny" candy, now 10 cents each.

More of same.

Assortment of old fashioned soda pop
Now for some dessert!

Oh, the choices!

Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Icing

All gone!    

On the way back to the car, we came upon a store aptly named "All books". It had books all right but more.

Polly Henry spinning wool into yarn.

 Polly is a delightful woman in her nineties who says that "spinning makes you happy".
She has a business agreement with a shepherd who brings her all kinds of wool.

She tried to sell me a spinning wheel. I like to knit but I am not ready for spinning yet.

If anyone is interested, here is her info: Tennessee Valley Fibers, 410 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Phone (423) 266-3084
          (423) 266-0501

On the way home we stopped to look at outdoor umbrellas and furniture.

Love these colors!

Pretty Tiled Mosaic Table

Never saw an umbrella made of "grass".

Another stop before home: Pikes Nursery: Some pretty bloom shots for your viewing.

 I just love anemones, don't you!

A dog angel for the garden.

Aren't these orchids gorgeous! I am going to buy one someday just to see if I can keep it alive. :o)

Thanks for visiting today my friend. May the peace and happiness of our Lord, Jesus be with you!



hootnonny said...

Don't you just love a spur of the moment excursion! What fun it must have been! Now I want BBQ and a cupcake!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

What a wonderful day you had Charlotte!! Chattanooga is such a fun place! Believe I would have spent the rest of the day with your spinning lady!! Such an art to be able to take that wool and make it consistantly the same size yarn. She must have a great set of legs!! And the orchids - have never seen them in blue!! Too much fun :-}}

Happyone said...

Wow, you had quite a day. : ) How lovely!!
Spinning is a lot harder than it looks. Years ago a friend of mine gave me one lesson. She then said maybe I should try something else!!
Beautiful flowers!!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Looks like I have missed a few of your post. Mercy you look like you had a full day and what a great way to spend it with hubby. Your pictures are outstanding of the flowers and of the cupcake, sure got my taste buds active.

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Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Can't imagine a more PERFECT day! Love that "young" gal and her spinning -- obviously SOMETHING is keeping her young so it must be that!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

What a nice treat to go to lunch with your husband, Charlotte. It looks like you two had a wonderful afternoon. The spinster is something--a business arrangement for wool!

Tricia said...

That looks like a great day filled with lots of food and flowers. How surprising to see someone spinning wool in the middle of a bookstore. I love out of the ordinary things like that :)