Saturday, July 6, 2013

A Day of Dilly-Dallying

After spending Thursday recovering from our vacation and getting the house and gardens back in order, M. and I spent Friday dilly-dallying.  Our first stop was a yard sale in a big, beautiful barn.  Besides the typical yard sale items, there were piles of books, stained glass windows and other antiques, besides lots of architectural warehouse-type stuff to browse through.  With three floors to go through, we had quite the yard sale experience.  I picked up a watercolor set of lovely birds put out by Red Farm Studios - thought Eli and I would enjoy painting together.

After leaving there, we followed several meandering roads to an estate sale.  Lots of lovely old vintage items, especially linens - all kinds of bed linens, comforters, tablecloths, cloth napkins and the like.  Our next stop was a new-to-us Amish bulk foods and grocery store.  Just a tiny little place where M. found big bottles of soy and Worcestershire sauces for his next jerky-making session, and I oohed and aahed over the gorgeous homegrown flower bouquets for sale.  I had M. plug the location into our GPS for a future visit - we labeled it "Soy Sauce" to trigger our memories!  Since we were in the area, we also stopped at our favorite Amish dent and discount store and found plenty of bargains, as usual.  I love going there - you just never know what treasure you'll unearth.  (Last time I scored two cans of Ghiradelli's White Mocha hot drink mix for a special treat on winter afternoons.)

We drove home then to unload the car and grab a quick lunch before M.'s parents came over.  They asked us go to a favorite Farmer's Market with them which is about 40 minutes from the farm.  We stopped at a nursery on the way and saw the thousands of small pots of mums being prepared for the autumn.  M. said we should go back in the fall when they're in bloom - how gorgeous a sight that will be.  We spent a couple hours at the Farmer's Market enjoying homemade lemonade, soft pretzels and various odds and ends of goodies.  I found an old cake pan with a metal lid which I've been searching for for awhile and M.'s parents bought 15+ pounds of sausage grillers for the family picnic on Sunday.

A sweet day, for sure . . .

1 comment:

Brianna said...

Mmmm! those peaches look yummy! :D