We had assigned seating times and I waited inside the shop with an old friend!! He was rather quiet and as you can see, he was guarding his drum! One of the girls in the shop thought we made quite a pair and wanted to snap this picture ~ we invited Sonny to join us, but no dice!! Curry's shop was so beautifully decorated and if you pick up a copy of Simple Life magazine, you'll see photos of their home, decorated in the same way with lots of pine and lights ~ just gorgeous!
Finally, it was our turn to go stand in line outside to board the wagon drawn by teams of Belgian horses, for the ride to the gristmill. I heard someone say that had just returned that it was not real warm down there and when the ladies in front of us heard me repeat that, they dropped out of line and said bye bye!! I felt bad that they took my word for it and missed the fun!! Actually, the ride was pretty darn breezy and it was chilly in the mill ~ kind of a hard building to heat! This lady was one of the servers ~ we had stew, a cheese plate, a roll with herb butter and pound cake with lemon curd topping. The mill was decorated inside and I have to say, if we hadn't gone, I would have always felt like I had missed something ~ it was an experience and despite the cold and windy and snowy conditions, I enjoyed the evening. Ginny's shop is beautiful ~ in a rebuilt log cabin ~ with wonderful primitive antiques and lots of charm. She and her husband, Bill, have several open houses a year and you really should put it on your list of places to visit!
Before we got to Curry's, we made a stop at Miller House Antiques in Carroll. This is inside their shop ~ another great place for primitives! There were also Christmas decorating accessories ~ Santas and snowmen ~ and a nice platter of cookies and mulled cider for their customers!!