It was a cold icy Saturday but we headed into town anyway. We didn't get far though before we got stuck--on our own driveway. We were talking and Larry was just dawdling up the hill when we realized the car was spinning and we were not moving forward anymore. Oops. The ice was a thin slick layer and we thought it was melted off. Not exactly. It took only a few minutes to got moving again, though. We kicked the ice to rough it up, tore up a small cardboard box I had in the car and put pieces under the tires and off we went. All-wheel-drive is great, but not perfect.
We had a few errands to do before we went to the junk shops, and we had lunch at our favorite mom-and-pop restaurant, the Downtowner. The folks who run it are avid square dancers and he is a caller too, and at almost 80 years old he is still going stron. Larry had his favorite--brown beans and cornbread and I tried the grilled chicken club sandwich. I will definitely have that again; it was delicious. As we watch our dollars more carefully now we've found that eating out for lunch can be cheaper than breakfast. That was a surprising discovery.
So what did we find when we finally got to the shops?
This plate lives up to its name! It's the Happy pattern by Mikasa and it's a huge serving plate. I have noticed many people collecting these 70's-vintage patterns, so I picked this one up to list on eBay.
(Sold already on eBay!)
That's a few of the finds. Many will be listed on eBay, and a few will find homes in nooks and crannies at my house.
Did you make any great finds this weekend?
I'm linking to Her Library Adventures, Boogie Board Cottage's Masterpiece Monday and Apron Thrift Girl this week. Be sure to visit them to see other neat stuff people uncovered over the weekend!