Monday, January 23, 2012

Waiting in the Truck


It just dawned on me that I have found

some of my greatest treasures

while my husband sat in the truck reading the paper.

This set of 8 linen napkins,

pinned together with a safety pin,

is just such an example.


Navasota, Texas.

He sat patiently in the truck while

my daughter and I went in store after store,

all along streets






and then he was


And when he’s done-




Glad I found these early in the trip.


Karen said...

I know all of the towns you are writing about. They're wonderful! Wish I could hit those places at the right time.
Love the napkin but why is it pinned?
Have a great Tuesday!
Ladybug Creek

Elizabethd said...

What a pretty napkin, a great find!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

There is only so much newspaper they can read. I prefer the waiting in the truck to my husband coming in with me. I usually can purchase more alone. Your napkins are lovely, great find.

trash talk said...

I'm the truck-waiter in this family, but for much different reasons...I'm too lazy to get out every time.
I know that "I'm done" face very well. I think all makes and models of men come equipped with one!

Jojo said...

I always thought that husbands were wired to be patient and wait for their wives' shopping stops but my husband made me re-think that. He has no patience and he's given me the background on why he will not wait for me (bad childhood memory). So it's been lonely on the shopping trail. Consider yourself lucky.

Judy said...

I know what you mean by "DONE" husband is pretty good about waiting and people watching and sometimes even joins me in the hunt but I always feel rushed and don't get to leisurely browse like I do by myself.
But when he's done he's done too!


Patty said...

Laura, I LOVE Navasota ! Didn't realize there were shops there. We used to stay there when we went to the renaissance festival. Hubby would never go around thrifting with me. It's hard enough to get him to take me to the flea market here. I like to look at every tiny thing, digging for treasures and taking my time so I don't miss anything. I'll look up and he'll be at the end of the row, hands on hips with that look in his eye: Okay. Enough already! Beautiful napkins ! I would have gotten them, too !

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

I think we can all relate -
'when he's done, he's done.'

I either come away empty handed or unsure of my hasty purchase.
Never time to 'mull it over'


Rebecca Nelson said...

Oh I sooo know when my guy is done! I don't even need to stick a fork in him to find out!!!



Lorilee said...

I' ve only been to Cuero, since it is about 30 minutes from my house! I like Gram's Attic, the big antique store on the corner and the kitchen shop!

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Bonnie said...

I know "exactly" what you mean when you say, when he's done-he's done.

Love the napkins.

Theresa said...

Beautiful! My Husband is pretty patient with my shopping too:) I know when to stop and take him home! Have a blessed day dear Laura, HUGS!

Nancy's Notes said...

Husbands that will do that, are the best, right? What gorgeous napkins!



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