Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Slatyfork

The owner of Sharp's Country Store kidded me that he'd never heard of Morgantown.  I replied I'd never heard of Slatyfork.  We passed very few businesses on our trip through southeastern West Virginia, so in passing by this store, we decided to turn around.  Are we glad we did!  

I'd taken a few photos outside when Bob said, "come look at this!"  Across the road there was a covered bridge with a sign that read "Sharp's Kissing Bridge".  The owner told us his Uncle who gave him the land collected pictures of covered bridges.  He told his nephew he always wanted a red covered bridge.  The bridge was built and the uncle now rests eternally in the family plot on the other side. 

Of course we had to mark the occasion with a kiss since "bridges don't talk"!.  August 2012





The Sharps needle advertisement was purchased in the store.




I was delighted to find these vintage buttons and purchased, along with the needle pack, for only $6.  I think the display cards are as sweet as the buttons!




Seems the owner was not as much into "making money" as he was meeting people and hearing their stories.  He showed us these vintage "scrapbook pages" a customer gave him and said a little girl had made them many years ago.  The furniture and people were fancy cut from magazines and glued to the paper.  He thought they were "too nice" to throw away.  I agreed!




12 comments:

KellyCreates said...

Those "vintage" scrapbook pages are similar to ones made when I was little...cutting out people and pics from catalogues and glueing them onto construction paper. Wonderful multi-pic page, Cindy! Love that romantic kissing bridge photo ;)

Tracey Sabella said...

Fabulous LO, Cindy and what amazing finds!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Shona said...

you always have the best stories :) so so adorable :)

Connie said...

I love those little mountain town stores - you never know what you'll find. Great layout showcasing it, especially love the kissing bridge.

Charlotte Brochu said...

What a wonderfully, quaint find you had there. I'm sure it was just a delightful visit with the shopkeeper and I love your layout to commemorate your day!

Amy said...

Great LO....love the Kissing Bridge....& the vintage goodies you found! What fun!!

Debbie said...

Enjoyed reading your post. Sounds like the stop was well worth it! Love how you captured it in your layout!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

This has to be one of your best posts ever! Love the kissing bridge page and the baby pearls packaging is to die for :)

misty said...

love the photo of you two in the bridge and that fold out is beautiful!

Heather McMahon said...

Ooohh, I love the layout and the story. I would never be able to drag myself away from a shop like that!

Rita Barakat said...

Great layouts! And what a sweet story! She did a fabulous job- what a find!

Micupoftea~ said...

What a fun visit I've had to your blog. Like the buttons, pics and story...but especially the kissing photo of you and hubby...how sweet~