Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tickling the Ivories in Corsicana!

This is probably the most distinctive building in downtown Corsicana, TX!

For residents in Texas, or those who have traveled through Corsicana, they will recognize this as the State National Bank building, built in 1926.

Although it is only 8 stories tall, its imposing elegance and dominance of the Corsicana skyline make it worthy of the name skyscaper. Viewed in the glow of the setting sun, the building sometimes looks like a wedding cake with a buttery icing.

Wedding cake is exactly what came to mind as Irene and I rounded the corner and the building came into view.

As we walked the downtown area in search of antique shops to explore,  we came across something really fun!


Pianos!  At least one on every block!


Marilyn Monroe on this one!


Just up from the cupcake store!  Mmmm!


A cactus themed piano in front of the Fiesta Grill!


Tickling the ivories with some chopstix!


The old city jail, 1908!

((This is where they put people who play really bad street piano music!))


We saw some of this!




So fun to wander!


Looks like they knew I was coming! Ha!


This one is for Willy Wonky --

It’s all double knits!  Stretchy, and heavy!

And someone put a lot of work into it.


Loved this one!


Close up!


It’s Texas!  There are boots, y’all!


Not a quilt, but I can’t imagine how many hours went into this lovely crocheted spread!

It was perfect in every way!  I just have nowhere to put it.


And sometimes there are just things that make me giggle and nod!


Sweet!!  I love quilts that are make-do and come from a limited scrap bag.

Do what you can with what you have!


Robbing Peter to Pay Paul!


Thanks for the visit, Corsicana

You were a sweet spot on our way to San Antonio!

I’ve had a busy computer day.  Not the kind of day I like to spend, but sometimes it is necessary!

All of the posts sharing the quilting studios of those who have sent in pictures have been written and set ahead to post while I’m at sea.  I have some fun stuff planned so be sure to keep coming back, you won’t want to miss it.

Chinese delivery is planned for dinner and we will spend the rest of the night sewing up a storm!

Tomorrow we sight see!

Have a great evening, everyone!

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Jackie said...

OMG I would not have been able to resist that crocheted spread! Looks like you are having a grand time - you deserve it!

PalmerGal said...

Love the crocheted spread. My mother and grandmother both made them. Wish I had one. I am so sorry I didn't get to go on the cruise, but I'm looking at Tuscany, so maybe... And I have a confirmed spot in the Homer, Alaska class, yippee!

nankc said...

I love the sign about stupidity. I saw one that said, "Stupidity should be painful!".

Kathi Kraftyzales said...

Corsicana, Home to the Fruitcake Bakery...

Farm Quilter said...

Bonnie, thanks for whatever you did - I can now get rid of the advertising at the top and see all of your beautiful pictures!!! Enjoy Texas!!!

Irene Onderweegs said...

Hey! A Dutch Antique Mall! Love that one! Hope you will really have a very nice time ahead, and will be able to survive the iPhone Cold Turkey..
Will be quite warm this weekend over here, expecting 17 C, thats about 80 F.
A few days of Indian summer =^}
Love from Witmarsum,

Mary said...

What a delightful town !! Someone very clever came up with the piano's on the street! I love it. (Me thinks they closed 100 saloons and that was what was left!) giggle. Love the signs in the antique shop. Thanks for sharing and glad you got some time to get out and enjoy the town inspite of the computer work!

crazy quilter said...

Oh my, a little late but if I had known you were passing thru Corsicana, I would have told you that the Corsicana quilt show is going on the entire month of October. It is in a building in Downtown, so sorry you missed it they have some very prolific quilters in the guild and you would have spied one that is familiar, my Blue Beauty is hanging in the show. No ribbon but still pretty to see. Sorry you missed that great show! Maybe next time if you are that way you will remember it is always the entire month of October.