Ragamuffin Gal

".. from my ragged heart to yours"

June 26, 2009

*~Unexpected * Pleasures~*

Dear Friends,
Last week I was close to downtown Commercial Street
and decided to visit it and see how the renovations
were coming along for this part of our city.
This is what I discovered...

The bridge my father walked over many times in his youth.

I stopped at this wonderful french country antique/flea Mkt.

store and spent awhile talking to the owners Tom and Gary.

Two of the nicest people on Commercial St.

Red Velvet Art had some funky

and whimsical music & art items.

The Pizza House, a nostalgic eatery, recently

moved here. The waitress gave me a Dr. Pepper

and would not let me pay full price because it

was too hot of a day.

I purposely did not share the insides of the
stores this time. Will save for a later post.


I had a wonderful package arrive in the mail...

It was my celebrate summer bracelet from Jodi
I won it on her give away and it is loaded with
pearls and shells and tiny charms.
I adore it.... there is only one problem....

Sophie saw it and now..
she wants one too!

Summer Blessings,


David said...

Looks like a charming place to take a stroll. I look forward to your future posts about the insides of the shops. Congrats to you and Sophie on the pretty bracelet.

Mrs. E said...

Love the bracelet! : ) Lucky you. I think those shops look like a lot of fun.

Patti said...

What a fun post! The town looks like it has some amazing treasures to explore. Your bracelet is GORGEOUS!!! I agree with Sophie!!!

Linda said...

THAT is a beautiful bracelet. Sophie is right!

Jodie LeJeune said...

Oh Katie, glad you received it and I hope you like it. The bracelet matches beautifully with Sophie's eyes...does it fit around her neck? Maybe she could use it as a collar...there are so many dangles, you would always hear where she is! haha
everything vintage

Janet said...

Thanks for the stroll around your town....it looks like an interesting area.

Love the bracelet but I think the kitty just about stole the show for me!

Anna said...

sophie is the smartest cat I know! She has great taste. What a beautiful bracklet and packaged so lovely. Lucky winner! Great photos, katie - Amazing bridge with important meaning to your family's history. Love YOU! anna

Pam Aries said...

Awww! I love the bracelet and kitty! Enjoyed the stroll down the street too!I a m jonesing to go nto the French shop!

common ground said...

Wow,Katie, didn't know that the little French Country Store was there. I'm gonna go! Love your black kitty girl, makes me miss mine.

Miss Sandy said...

Love the tour or your town! The bracelet is just awesome. I have added you to my blog roll and linked to your blog in my post today.

Nathalie Thompson said...

I guess I will have to come back to see the inside of the stores!

Wonderful bracelet and fabulous packaging!!! No wonder your kitty wanted one too! Shiny objects! Lucky you!

summersundays-jw said...

Haven't been to Commercial St. for a long time. Your pictures make me want to go. Maybe Pizza House would be a good place to meet for dinner sometime. Love your new bracelet. Jan

Relyn said...

You know, before we moved to Clever, our house was across that bridge and one block up. Looks like we need to visit Commercial again. IT sure didn't look like that when we left.