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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Guess Where I am Going?

That's right. To the happiest place on earth, Country General Store, in downtown Covina.
 I have two gift cards I am itching to spend and after I drop Q at preschool, I am taking myself on over to my favorite store in the world.


These are all photos from their spring displays. Click on their website for loads of pics.


Last night hubby took me to dinner. I laughed all through dinner as my husband told me about his day. He was asked to star in a film about a new piece of safety equipment. It was big time. A director and film crew and make up. He was very stressed I could tell but I kept teasing him he was a star now.


Oh spring delights. I can't wait to cruise through this place and pick some lovelies.


I think I see my favorite section. This is so cute. Farmhouse seems all the rage right now.

If you ever get a chance to go to this little store, please do. They do the best job of display and you are nothing but happy in there. Support small independent businesses. They will go away if you don't. I buy lots of gifts in here too so I spend my money locally. Sometimes it may cost a bit more but the measure of joy I feel shopping around in here is worth something and I truly do believe we have to support small businesses.

26 comments:

Mary Redo said...

Happy birthday, dear Elaine! Have fun at your favorite store, can't wait to see the things you choose.

Mary

Nicole @ Mendez Manor said...

Oooh! I don't live very far from Covina and this store looks like it's right up my alley! Thanks for sharing I will definitely check it out sometime.

www.mendezmanor.com

Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Happy Birthday! I was planning on heading over there after bible study today. Want to meet for lunch?

Robyn said...

Happy Birthday!!.. My goodness this store is delicious! How on earth will you only be able to pick just a few things. I think I'd be afraid to go in there LOL.. I love it!

deb said...

I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE that store.....many many many years ago when I lived in Covina I worked right up the street from there....I loved that little downtown area....I need to come visit that store....funny..the places I used to worek are all gone but that store is still there lolol

Sarah said...

Elaine, I too like to support our local stores. It's getting more and more difficult for them to compete. Thanks for sharing the photos.

NanaDiana said...

What fun and a very Happy Birthday to you! xo Diana

Sam I Am...... said...

Lovely shop! Let us know what you get! I like the embroidery piece about laundry in the background on one of your pics. How fun!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Happy Birthday to you Elaine!
Have a great time at your favorite store and I look forward to seeing what you buy!!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

How fun! Looks like a really neat place to visit. Love that your hubby is now a star :) Makeup and everything?! Wow!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a fun place to shop!! Love all the amazing displays. Happy Birthday and have a wonderful day!
hugs, Linda

Ginger Zuck said...

Have fun, looks like a wonderful day to escape for a while. Happy Birthday! Enjoy!!

20 North Ora said...

Happy Birthday to you!!

Judy

Linda said...

Happy Birthday!! have fun!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend! This is a fabulous store and I would have a dollie on my arm walking through the store! I love that old truck, too! Enjoy your afternoon! Sweet hugs!

Cozy Little House said...

I agree about supporting small businesses. Wish Walmart would just go away. Did you know a strip of Route 66 is just blocks from me?
Brenda

Chenille Cottage said...

I can't think of anything more fun than spending time and your gift cards at your favorite country store. I would be in heaven, too. Just look at all the cute farmhouse touches.
I have a little bit of time to stroll on over to their website...Sounds like fun!
Happy Birthday, Elaine!
Smiles,
Carolynn xo

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Happy Birthday and congrats to your hubby for being a big star. lol I love these pics and I am sure I would love this shop. Can't wait to see what you get. Hugs, Marty

Cindy said...

That looks like a very fun store, I wish there was one her in Winnipeg.

Cranberry Morning said...

I love those pigs and chicks! How adorable. Lucky you.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday! :D You have been a fan of Country General Store for a long time, and I would love to shop there one day. Everything you've shared from there has been so cute!

I would love to see Mr. Sunny's film. ;P Did you put out the red carpet for him?

xo,
RJ

Simply Shelley said...

Bet you will have lots of fun shopping there...love the displays. I think I will take a look see at their website...thanks for sharing.....blessings friend

nancy said...

Ah downtown Covina, that's where they filmed Roswell :)

Kris said...

Oh my gosh Elaine...is today your birthday???? Happy, Happy Day to you!!!! It sounds like you had a great day!!!!
That is such a neat store!!!
Love,
Kris

Monique Elisabeth said...

That looks so wonderful. I love these kinds of shops. luckily we have that kind of shops in The Netherlands too ; )
Have a great day.

Jeanne said...

Love this little shop and also very much like supporting local businesses like this! Great post and sounds as if you had a lovely day!