Monday, July 14, 2008

Lunch with the girls!

Last Thursday a group of my friends and I drove to Livingston, Alabama for lunch. They are the best group of friends ever! I am keeping Cooper full time for awhile since his baby sitter had a baby, and they didn't hesitate one bit for him to tag along! After eating at Diamond Jim's, we went to a Farmer's Market and bought a watermelon and tomatoes. On the way back to Meridian, we stopped at the Cotton Patch Studio in York, Alabama.

Below is a mosaic mural on the side of the store that the owners have been working on. Charlie, one of the owners, told us that it is really beautiful at night when the lights from the cars shine on it! This picture doesn't do it justice at all. Here are all of us in a photo that Charlie took. Notice that Cooper is really taking in the mosaic art behind him! I have such a WONDERFUL group of friends!

Here's their a sign inside the store. We didn't spend much time inside because the kiln had been on and it was hotter inside than outside if you can believe it. They have some beautiful items that I would love to have photographed. Notice the cute little mosaic birdhouse...one of the items they make there.
I had to take a picture of these planters in downtown York. They were absolutely beautiful! So green, lush, and healthy. It was obvious that someone in this small sleepy town had taken such great care of them. And other planter with a trellis along a store front.... It was so hot that day, but we enjoyed our ride over there and the detour on the way home to see the mosaic wall. Be sure to click on the link and check out the studio. Visiting this tiny Alabama town was fun! Small towns have a lot to offer...if you know where to look!

14 comments:

PAT said...

Hi Diane

It's been wonderful catching up with you, this morning. I really must put Alabama on our list of places to visit. This looks like a wonderful shop. We love exploring small towns!

Have a great week.
Pat

Jeanne said...

Good morning Diane, That wall is truly amazing. I want to go there now. Unfortunately, Babette needs to be groomed. She looks like a massive fur ball. She is overdue because I am so busy being a wedding planner.:) You and your friends are so lucky to be together for such a fun day. Thanks for your comment last night. I forgot to hit the post date for today.

Have a wonderful day, Jeanne

Dawn said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time with your freinds. I think it's great that you brought Cooper along.

That mosaic is reall neat. I've never seen anything like that before!

take care,
Dawn

Cathy said...

Hi Diane...I've been reading your blog, and I'm new at this also! I found you at Picket's Place, so I thought I would come over and meet you. I love that wall! Now wouldn't that be a great project! Come on over...I'm Catnabarn, and check out my place! I think we have a lot in common!

Mya said...

Hi Diane,
Girl friends are great. There is nothing like laughing it up with the girls. The mosaic wall was great. What a fun day.
-Mya

Pat said...

Hi Diane!

This looks like such a fun day! I love a day out with the girls and the Cotton Patch Studio looks fabulous! I checked out their web site. What pretty things they make! I love that mosaic wall, too.

Hugs, Pat

Barb said...

Hi Diane,

That is a beautiful wall. Cooper did look like he was appreciating it.
It looks like you all had a marvelous time.

Thanks for stopping by. I am adding you to my list.

hugs,
Barb

The Cottage Market said...

How beautiful that wall is. Ya'll look like your having so much fun. Did you get to stop at any thrift store or antique places? Have a great week, Rose Marie

Kelli said...

I love visiting little towns, too. I'm glad you had a fun visit with your friends!
~Kelli

Artistic Chicas said...

Hi Diane....
What a great surprise to find a new friend in the Blog world...your site is so informative and the locations a definite listing on my "To Do List" when I travel. Thanks for stopping by always like to make new acquaintances even if it's cyber.
Denise

Beverly said...

Life without girlfriends just wouldn't be as much fun.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Diane, What a wonderful group of ladies! Glad you all had a great time! I'll keep the dear family you posted in the previous post in my prayers! What a very sad situation!

Hugs, Rhonda :)

Cottage Rose said...

What a amazing wall. Love it. My Diane you do have such lovely friends. Glad you and Cooper had a wonderful trip, and thanks for sharing.
Hugs;
Alaura

Katherinellen said...

Diane,
You are so blessed to have sweet friends. Where is York,AL...is that off Hwy 20/59 like you going to Birmingham. Maybe my sister and I could stop there when we go visit my sister to Chapel Hill,TN (south of Nashville) That's art is beautiful...I would love to see their birdhouse. You have a blessful day today. Stay cool....It been so Hot here in Laurel.