A continuation of our mini escape would not be complete without a picture from Beaver, Arkansas. There you have it.
Dear Ermilios, You were our favorite Eureka Springs restaurant. Oh how we swooned over your oven-roasted garlic and delicious pasta sauces. We told our friends about you. You had our heart. We planned a special visit with you in mind. You decided to take “a little R&R”. Heartless beast!!! We will never, ever darken your door again! (take-out may be an option, but we’ll do so only under the cloak of darkness). We expect an apology. And a coupon would be nice too.
On into town for a little shopping. Doesn’t this dress just whisper “Autumn” ? Unfortunately, it also whispers “small waist”. It is a rather mean-spirited dress. Pretty, but mean.
This shop is my new favorite for clothes. Probably a good thing it’s a three-hour drive away from me, or I would be mad at it too. Like the dress. Just the name of it drew me in “Love Me Two Times” – “Resale, Remade, Vintage Clothing” (Main Street). I browsed the $5 rack outside, then walked in to this…
Oh, so fun! Thanks to the kind shopkeeper, Janet, for allowing me to capture this great place. With a little saving on the clothing budget, I may just be back for a little vintage cashmere number.
While shoe-shopping I had the opportunity to meet this famed Eureka Springs artist. Someone quick, send me a comment with her name since I missed it!!! Don’t you just know she’s a creative spirit by the fabulous hat? And the eyes… something about the eyes.
And as if one incredible new shop weren’t enough, I happened onto this gem – “Antique Affaire” on Center Street (and yes, I did actually post a picture with myself in it… look for it…).The shopkeeper was so much fun. They have a whole bookshelf of items with a sign “What is it?”, which he talked me through. The one I totally missed? Antique bug zapper. Go figure. Sorry to ruin the surprise. And the shopkeeper? Probably wouldn’t have been nearly as nice if he’d known how hard I was going to bargain with him later.
Taken before he started to hate me.
This neat little turquoise metal stool came home with me (look for it as a prop in pictures soon!). NOT the cat & fish. Ever.
No more vacation for us. It’s back to the fall portrait rush… preschools and senior and families (Oh My!). More posts with REAL work soon.