For the long weekend I traveled to West TN (where the sweltering summer continues) to visit with one of my best friends and family. I took my dog Punchy (see him and his friend Lulu below) which made it all the more adventurous. While it was so nice to have him at my side, it did make the 6 hour drive a little less leisurely as I could not make some of my usual stops. As I stated in my blog post about Road Trip Thrifting here, I really wanted to document some points on my next trip to TN. But I will try again next time sans pup. :)
Now, one of my rituals when I visit my hometown is to stop into one of the many antique markets. One of my favorites, Merchants Outlet Mall was one of the few open in the area on Labor Day. Referred to as "MOM's" in the community, it's a massive indoor space with more than 200 booths. One of the lovely ladies, Peggy, helped my friend and I look for vintage rings. I found another marcasite/ sterling beauty that I never want to take off!
Have an excellent weekend everyone!