Yesterday I enjoyed a fun outing in order to prepare for our upcoming Ladies’ Retreat this September. We do a “retreat” every two or three years at Boones Creek Bible Church. It’s not a retreat in the sense that we stay overnight somewhere, but in the sense that we retreat together for spiritual refreshment. We meet on Friday night then reconvene Saturday morning through lunchtime. Our theme for this year’s ladies’ ministry is, “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good.” This is also the theme for the retreat.
Several ladies that have volunteered to help agreed to go with me to a place one of them had told us about in Fancy Gap, Virginia (don’t you love that name? I do). The store was called, Fancy Gap Pottery and Fabric Outlet, a couple hours from here. You can buy flowers and all kinds of crafty and decorating things for a much reduced price. I had never been, but had heard it was wonderful. So yesterday, we piled into my car and made a day of shopping and purchasing things for the retreat. Yes, it was rough, but we sacrificed for the sake of ministry and went. (Just kidding, of course! We had a ball!) The savings were incredible! Take a look at one small section of the store…
Small quilted runners were $5, pillows under $7. There was greenery, painted signs, pottery, fabrics, ribbon, flags, wreaths, scrapbooking items, and on and on it went.
I got a few small items. Want to see?
|My quilted runner for $5!|
|Fifty-nine cent tassel!|
|A little closer look. Something as simple as a tassel can just add a special touch.|
|A pretty accent to my desk lamp.
There’s a little glass prism hanging at the bottom of the heart.
The ride over was beautiful. If you have a day with nothing to do, you must go.
Have you been to a special place recently? Tell us about it (even if you’re not from East Tennessee!).
From the Fancy Gap,
P.S. Oh, and if you’d like to help in any way with the retreat, I still need lots of volunteers!