Sunday, April 3, 2011

Ponchatoula + Shopping

Hello everyone! Please forgive my absence, I was out of town the past few days in Louisiana. I was able to visit a cute little town called Ponchatoula. It means "hair that hangs" (referring to the Spanish moss) in Choctaw. The town is also famous for it's delicious strawberries! There were cute strawberries everywhere!

A cute old train

They served strawberry margaritas here

There were also several antique stores that I was excited to explore, but they turned out to be very disappointing and I left empty handed. There was acute old sewing machine with a crank handle! I wasn't sure if it would work so I didn't gamble taking it home. How cute is it though??

How cute are they?

I did pick up a cute shirt (that I may need to take in a little if it doesn't shrink in the wash) and a cute scarf! I had an eye on a scarf like this for Valentines day but it was sold out when I went to get it :( Even better, there was a sale! I got the shirt for $7.50 and the scarf for $3 what a deal! It's a light scarf but I need to wear it soon 'cause it's getting so hot.

I love the edge lace

I love mori pom-poms!

We also visited family friends with an adorable old home. There were wildflowers and clovers everywhere.

A butterfly with a damaged wing

My current obsession - pansies!

She had a cute garden

We found a four-leaf clover, how lucky!

Her lovely 28 year old horse
Overall it was a long, sad trip (we attended a funeral) but I was able to escape with a few pretty memories.


  1. Sorry to hear about the cause for the trip, but at least you could enjoy some things during it. Ponchatoula looks like such a quaint, lovely town. Your pictures are charming.

    Also, the scarf you bought is so cute! I have one very similar to it and I wear it all the time. I've found that a scarf like that is a great final touch to pull outfits together. :)

  2. hmm, what an odd coincidence - the last time I was in Ponchatoula, I was there for a funeral as well. Sorry to hear your reason to visit.

  3. The funeral was actually in Laplace but it was a short drive so we decided to visit.