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Saturday, June 4, 2011

A TINY STORE

TINY STORE

Take a ride in the country on a nice afternoon and you might get lost too. That is what I did last weekend. But getting lost is fun if you have enough gas in your car as I did that day. I made the wrong turn as I was headed home and ended up cruising the Daniel Boone Forest for a few hours. 


Not all was lost as I saw some great sites, had my son as company, and had my camera. At one point we discovered  this lovely quaint small town called Livingston and noticed a tiny store attached to a large commercial building. 


I thought -- now here is a really small business. Didn't stop to visit as it was getting to the point that I wondered if I would be roaming these mountains until dark.  Next time I'm in Livingston I will check it out.  


Getting lost can be OK under the right conditions as it was for us last week



35 comments:

  1. This is the cutest little store ever. I like how you have to step up to get through the front door.

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  2. That little window box is very charming. The table and chairs, I suppose move over a bit when the store is open and the door is in use.

    I remember a tiny store the size of a small walk in closet at the edge of a field used by trekkers for their tents at a monastery in Nepal -- at first I thought it might be an outhouse, it was almost that small. But a sign actually said "Store". It had trekker necessities, soda and candy bars mainly. Also, I think, band-aids and aspirin. Not much else. In the Himalayas trekkers try to carry everything they really need.

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  3. Not so much lost as diverted, maybe. That can be fun. Looks like a great spot for an ice cream shop.

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  4. What a cute little shop front. I'm curious to see what's inside if you ever get back there. Very charming.

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  5. Rose -- Perhaps I will find this place again. If I do I will let you know what is inside. Thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  6. Sheri -- The Daniel Boone National Forest is thick woodlands, narrow roads that wind up and down, hardly any sign-age, hardly any homes. Livingston was a surprise when we came upon it. At that point we were still lost but found some kind citizen to direct us. Thanks -- barbara

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  7. June -- what an interesting story about the trekker store in the Himalayas. It would be a fascinating post or two to hear about your travels.

    I remember a tiny store in Ill. that only sold popped popcorn. It was located on the main street of town and did a fine business. Thanks -- barbara

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  8. Tess -- this was a Mayberry type of town. Expected Barnie to step out of that raised door at any moment. Thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  9. this is so sweet..love the cute window box with tiny blooms :)

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  10. Getting lost is one of the finer parts of life. There's a hidden adventure behind every door.

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  11. Getting lost in the country on a nice day is fun! I find the coolest places! Looks like you do, too!

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  12. My stepmother had a tiny store on the roadway near her farm, but I have never seen a 'leanto' tiny store as well kept as this one. It pays to get lost from time to time, and even better if you have your camera. Watch out for them 'Bars' in the forest.

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  13. lines and blooms -- A miniature store right down to the flower box. Thanks for the nice comment -- barbara

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  14. Birdman -- I so agree with you -- part of the greatness of life -- barbara

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  15. Dianne Oh I hope your family has a photo of your stepmother's tiny store. It sounds so endearing. My camera and my purse are two items I try not to forget when I walk out the door. And I will watch out for the black bears as they do roam the countryside here. -- barbara

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  16. Kay -- couldn't we all write stories about getting lost and having a story and a half to tell when we got back. It can be fun or harrowing. Thanks -- barbara

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  17. What a cute little store, but they do need to move the table over a bit. We got lost one time while searching for an old family cemetery near the Virginia/Carolina border. It was fun riding along the ridges. At one point during our journey we ended up in Mt. Airy, NC and had to turn around and go back up the hill.

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  18. Janet -- good that you had enough gas in your car when you were lost. On the back country roads around here the gas stations are far and few between. Thanks -- barbara

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  19. Pretty darn adorable! (Love your header!)

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  20. glad getting lost turned out so well and that is one small store!! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

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  21. What a great find! Hubby hates not knowing where he is; but daughter and I love it. We know we'll eventually find our way again. I love finding those expected little treasures!

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  22. Well, I LOVE getting lost in Kentucky. I love the rolling hills, the kind people who take time to look you in the eye and really talk, I love the clear, sweet water...if my grands didn't live here I'd live in Kentucky. I just returned from Kentucky where I had the BEST time with the BEST folks.

    Thanks for this posting.

    All joys to you,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  23. Nice article, thanks for the information.

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  24. Sharon -- I am glad you stopped by. I am familiar with your wonderful garden book for children. I have seen it featured in so many magazines and seed catalogs. I used to teach adult gardening -- cottage style with a bit of wildness thrown in. Gardner's are such warm and interesting folks. Such nice words about Kentucky. You are right -- the people are kind and take time to look you in the eye when they talk with you.

    Thanks -- barbara

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  25. Mama-Bug -- I bet you are the kind that likes to get lost -- perhaps an excuse for new camera discoveries. Your posts are filled with all kinds of photographic treasures that I really enjoy -- barbara

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  26. daphnepurpus -- Small stores enchant me (as well as small houses). I always can envision somebody bustling around crafting and selling their product. Perhaps selling only one line of delicious pretzels or fudge. I have a vivid imagination I guess. Thanks for the comments -- barbara

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  27. Vicki -- thanks for the comment and the kudos on the Shaker header -- I appreciate it -- barbara

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  28. Hi FN, thanks for visiting me. I can't wait to spend some time with your blog. You seem to be my kind of human.

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  29. Hello Barbara,

    thank you so much for visiting Friko's Poetry and Pictures. I don't normally react to comments on the site, but I wanted to see whose blog has such an appealing title.

    Like you I tootle around meandering scenery, here in the tiny and winding lanes of the English/Welsh hill country. I too find little gems and write about them, but in Friko's World.

    I do hope you will go back to the little shop and find out what it is they sell inside; I look forward to reading about it.

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  30. What a totally cute little place that is!

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  31. Oh, I love that kind of getting lost! Those can be the best little adventures!

    The little shop is beguiling, I love the colors! I wonder if it's a wee cafe? You'll have to let us know when you get a chance to pop in!

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  32. LALOOFAH -- I will need a really good road map to find that spot again. Don't know if I'll ever pass that way again? If I do,I'll let you know -- barbara

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  33. Lisa, thanks for stopping by -- and also the nice comment on the little shop -- barbara

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  34. Friko -- Like you, I do enjoy travelling the country roads only mine are in Kentucky. Many of our roads are like yours -- narrow and curvy. Enjoy your blogs -- Thanks for visiting -- barbara

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  35. Marcia -- Thanks for the comment -- enjoyed your blog -- will be back -- barbara

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