Saturday, January 10, 2009

Southern Hospitality

Don't let the blog title fool you....there is store in Plant City, FL by that name and that's what this blog is about (mostly).

My husband has been feeling crafty lately and his new thing is wagons. He is going to try building some small wagons. We were on a mission to find some small wagon wheels. Years ago, we used to go to a place called Southern Hospitality for craft supplies. I knew the store was still there but wasn't sure if they still had craft supplies. So we drove to Plant City today to check it out. The store is really HUGE now but only a small section has limited craft supplies. We did find his wagon wheels there though. Now hopefully he will build some wagons.

The store itself has change immensely over the years. I wish I had taken some photos. 1/2 of the store is furniture and we didn't bother to look there. But the section we were in has all kinds of florals, baskets, signs....all kinds of decor. Plus I noticed they had a framing section and a kitchen section. The prices were fantastic too. And Coke and John Deere collectors, they have a great selection for you guys there. It was so much fun to look up and down all the aisle. And Hut got some ideas for some more fountains (if he ever finishes the one he started).

After that we ate at Fred's, which is one of our favorite places to eat. They have 3 locations close to us, Lakeland, Bartow and Plant City. We have eaten in Lakeland & Bartow quite a few times. Plant City is the home of the original, which opened in 1998. If you enjoy good ole southern cooking then you need to eat at Fred's. It's buffet style and everything is served in old cooking pots and pans. Or they have a menu if you aren't into all that good ole southern food. If you are ever in this area, I recommend Fred's.

Getting out today hopefully got me out of my slump. I was just feeling out of sorts after all the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Seemed to hit me kind of hard this year, probably because of everything we did. I have been keeping up with all your blogs, though. I read you guys everyday from work. Have a great weekend.


Andi said...

I love Southern Hospitality too Bonnie but haven't been there in years. Oh I wish you would have taken your camera. You'll have to post wagon pictures when Hut gets one made up.

Freds is always good...I've only been to the Lakeland and Bartow ones but love that they have fried green tomatos...a favorite of mine.

Hope your feeling much better and in the spirit of the new year. I need to start working on my scrapbooks again and haven't gotten it done yet.

Granny Annie said...

Get out of that slump right now Miss Bonnie! Glad you have fun at the Southern Hospitality store.

Anonymous said...

Have never heard of either,but both sound like my kind of place.
hope you are better soon.

Missy's Blog said...

Oh Bonnie ... you *know* how much I love Southern Hospitality! Oh gosh ... I wish we could have gone with you and Jerome there!

I did a search on Google and I found this link for SoHo:

I've never been to Fred's before. When we come home in the spring we'll have to find our way there. It's like Buddy Freddy's, right?

I'm glad this helped you out of your slump. The let down after the holidays can be hard sometimes.

Love ya!

Cecile said...

Hey Girl,
I hope you feel better real soon.I hate when I feel down and can't seem to get out of a slump.The food in your post made me hungry I have been dieting this week and everything sounds good to me even if I didn't like the food before I started dieting???I am here for you if ya wanna talk and I hope this week is a better week for you!!
Love and Hugs!!!