Our quiet day at home yesterday got a little more interesting in the afternoon when hubby and I went to the Troutdale Antique Mall to look for a little vintage surprise for someone. I found the surprise and also some new little treasures for myself. I got another green jadeite mug to so now I have a pair. I found a little milk glass covered chicken dish to go with my turquoise one and a nut grater for hubby! One thing I was looking for was a mommy bunny with baby bunnies that I'd seen there before -- I didn't find one so when I got home I was surfing eBay and found this little treasure. A Beatrix Potter mommy bunny made by Royal Doulton. And she's KNITTING! Isn't she cute? She'll arrive one day soon.If you love vintage kitchen things you'd love this place. Look at the old mixer with the jadeite green mixing bowl!
I was bowled over (oh I made a funny) by these Fire King Tulip nesting bowls. But they were way too much and where would I put them?
They were in this display cabinet with a LOT of wonderful colored Pyrex refrigerator sets and bowls.. don't you just want them all?
At each holiday the owner puts a display of their own collectibles in the sales counter display cabinet.
This cabinet is right as you come in, on the left and it is always stuffed to the brim with seasonal items to match the nearest holiday. This time it was crammed with great Easter things.
This is the section just to the right when you come in the door.
After hubby paid for our new finds we headed to Tad's Chick'n 'n Dumpins to have dinner with our son Shawn, his wife Beth and their boys Michael and Gabriel. Here is the original dining room with rock fireplace.
They have this great old juke box in the lobby.
We were the very first people in the door as it opened at 5 pm. So, I asked for the "best table in the house" in the old dining room and this was our view. :-) That is the Sandy River. Tad's is only 8 minutes away from our house.
I was happy to be able to give Gabe's Teddy Bear to him that I made. He named it "Mr. Mint". I also gave him "care and feeding" instructions. No hitting his brother with it, no throwing him. I asked him to take good care of it. :-)
Here is Tad's sign - notice that the sign is only lit partially? That is how it got it's nickname as Tad's "Chic Dump". That's what all the locals and those in the "know" call it. :-)
I realize that you might have liked to see our yummy dinner - but I forgot to take a photo of it and before long it was gone. Beth had the original chicken and dumplings and Shawn, Dayle and I had their crispy fried chicken cooked in a big cast iron frying pan. :-)Last but not least, my daughter posted this photo of Paige, our granddaughter in Ohio. This is what she wanted to wear when they went grocery shopping last week. Our older granddaughter wondered why everyone was staring at them. LOL!
What are you doing on the weekend? We are going to Bonneville Dam tomorrow for a volunteer training workshop for the Friends of Multnomah Falls. I'm sure I will take some photos. And Sunday we're invited for cake and ice cream at our youngest son's house to celebrate our youngest grandson's birthday - Caleb will turn 3! His brother will turn 4 in 5 days - for those 5 days each year they're the same age. Have fun and thanks for visiting!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)