I've never really been on a girls' weekend, but catching up with old friends over dinner led to a revelation of our shared love of all things made by Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. Someone suggested a trip and plans were tentatively made. Often someone will cancel at the last minute, but this time everything worked out and after a wonderful night of girl talk, Mexican food, an amazing bottle of Villa Jolanda coconut moscato, we were on our way to a town I never thought to visit--Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
Even though we arrived at the cafe at 8:15 a.m., we spent an hour waiting in line. Breakfast was a wonderful, rich southern meal with biscuits, bacon, eggs, and gravy on the side. So, good! Then we spent some time browsing The Mercantile and buying a few pastries from the bakery upstairs. While I wish there had been a little more to do on the way, it was a wonderful scenic drive with hardly another car in site for several hours of the trip, and best of all it was the perfect day with friends.
I picked up souvenirs for everyone I'd left at home for the weekend, and for myself I grabbed a strand of these lovely turquoise beads that all the ladies in the shop were wearing. They are well made, and I have already worn them with several outfits and I am planning a second trip this summer with other friends who heard about my trip and were a little angry that they'd been left out. I know it's only spring, but my summer is shaping up nicely already.
Since I'm in an old mercantile kind of mood, I decided to visit the one nearest my home. It's full of flea markets and antique stores now, but they've remained favorites and are one of the first places I visited when I got back to the States. If it were possible for me to buy one of these old buildings I'd restore it and make it into a working mercantile too.
Shop the Look:
Turquoise Necklace from The Mercantile
Darling Lace Dolly Dress from Chicwish
Turquoise Ring available in my etsy shop BlueSunEmporium.etsy.com
Fervour Cardi From ModCloth
My Stroll Mate Flats by Rocket Dog from ModCloth