Yesterday, as I mentioned, I hit a few thrift stores on my way to Monticello to pick up our November check. This is what I found at Value Village and Goodwill.
Cute vintage end table/magazine rack, half jar of white glitter, old Wolverine toy stove, two floral tins, floral print in shabby frame, two vintage brass/mother of pearl frames, wire watering can, Victorian style box, little wood box to hang, vintage perfume atomizer, asst. vintage Christmas wrapping paper, pink floral fabric cosmetic bag, green planter, silver dish with handles, package of small gold balls, and finally, another tin can rocking chair with matching footstool. My picture is a little on the dark side, but if you click on it you can see better detail.
I got to Monticello and checked out our booth to find that nothing big was missing and cleaned up a bit. And since I can't go there without looking around, I just happened to find a few Christmas items to bring home with me.
Everything was very inexpensive. I got blocks spelling "Merry Christmas", garland of silver stars, two tin cones, three bottle brush trees, Metal "Joy" thingy, some vintage linens for projects and a cute little vintage baby shoe embellished with balls and greenery. Again, I apologize for the dark picture. I was in a hurry to take it and didn't do a good job of making everything look pretty.
So back to my day with Isabel. We started out by heading to The Original Pancake House. Alicia has blogged about this fine establishment before. I had been there several years ago with my husband, but Isabel had never been. They were a lot busier than I thought they would be at 9:30am on a Friday morning, but we were seated very quickly and enjoyed some wonderful potato pancakes. We snapped a couple pics while we were waiting.
The waitress finally came over and asked if we wanted her to take a picture. Much better, but I still can't hide that chin. Did I mention that would like to lose some weight? I'm sure the potato pancakes were low fat. Yeah, right! ha ha
After the yummy breakfast, we headed to downtown Portland to go see "Atonement" which was just opening today. It was a pretty good movie, but somewhat dark and certainly not something I would recommend if you are looking for something entertaining or amusing.
We also managed to squeeze a quick trip in to the Goodwill in Portland which was just a block away from the theater. This apparently is a "boutique" store and prices were very high. Isabel got a couple things, I for once, didn't buy anything.
After the movie, we headed toward home with a stop in Multnomah Village to visit a couple antique shops and Grand Central Baking where I got a yummy chocolate croissant and some cookies for the kids.
We then decided we should head for home. The kids were coming home from school and I promised to take my daughter to Target to spend some more of the gift cards she got for her birthday.
Tomorrow will be a basketball game for my daughter and hopefully getting and decorating the Christmas tree. I can't wait! I think I'm finally getting into the Christmas spirit. It's about time!
Have a lovely weekend!
I finally figured out how to put words on my pictures, so I was able to fix my header. I'm looking forward to playing with this a bit. Boy, do I feel smart!