Hello my friends! How are you doing? Thanks for stopping in to visit! I had such a good day! I met my sisters Roberta and Denise and friend Shirley for lunch at "Gramma's Corner" in Milwaukie, OR, near my sister Roberta's house. Everything is home-cooked and delicious. We enjoyed our meal and chatted away and shared photos and generally had a good lunch together. Roberta said there were two good antique shops right next door, so that was the next stop. The first one was amazing with lots of great things and good prices and also lots of discounts! I found this vintage enameled strainer at a fair price and had to have it as I've wanted one for years and this color is the one I love. AND it's very useable!
Another vintage item that I needed is this juicer or reamer made of "Vaseline" glass which glows.
Another find was this framed print that was $10 and I got it for $7.00! I'd been looking for one like this for years. My Grandma had one and it hung on my Aunt Eva's wall after Grandma passed away. I totally coveted it. So, finally I found one with bright colors and a reasonable price and it's now hanging next to my antique oak china cabinet. ::happy sigh::
My friend Shirley found a butter dish that she'd been looking for for years, and it was a good price AND it was 50% off! She was over the moon! She also got the sugar, creamer and salt & pepper. They were for her husband's anniversary gift.. ahem.. :-)
I got a kick out of these little Cupie Dolls.
This crocheted doily caught my eye.. just $5!
We then crossed the street to this other antique mall and in the back is an old soda fountain.. I remember these so well from my childhood in McMinnville, Oregon.
Of course I had to sit on this stool.. once occupied by my favorite US President - John F. Kennedy.
And look at those four cute "vintage" ladies.
I told the "soda jerk" lady that I was going to put a photo of my chocolate coke soda on my blog so she made it just so.. but by the time I got my iPhone ready for a photo some foam was sliding down the side. It was good!
After the two antique shops we were getting tired out and then.. I spied... a shop across the street... and it said.. "CHOCOLATIER'.. so I peeked in the window and said.. We HAVE to go in there! What a fun place!
There was every kind of candy imaginable!
I got 2 bags of popcorn for the family and then I asked the salesgirl which chocolates she recommended and she said.. "salted caramel and mint meltaway".. of which I ordered one (or two) of each. For research! To see if it's any good! Don't judge! :-)
Near the entrance, a nice big shop!
I want to take the boys here!
I think I need a tall glass jar full of pretty candy.
The popcorn I brought home for the family.. Dayle loves popcorn!
These are mine.. don't tell Dayle or the kids.. :-)
Dayle filled the goldfinch feeder.... here is a cute little guy having lunch.
My waterproof camera is ready to go to Waldo Lake. We leave in 2 weeks. :-)
So.. tomorrow our older son and his family are coming over to ride some quads here and we're going to celebrate Gabe's birthday and BBQ some hot dogs and I'm going to make a macaroni salad and baked beans.. more summer food. I'm not tired of it yet! :-)
What is your favorite summer food? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)