Oh....well day #1 of my vacation.
The day started great!
I went to my MIL's to meet up with my BIL and SIL who are here from Boerne, Texas
to go antiquing.
We no more had headed out and we saw this!
Adorable little house in the "Dogtown" area of St. Louis.
Neat as a pin. Sign says....ESTATE SALE.
It was the second day of the sale and the family was so nice, they said just make
an offer on the items.
My SIL and I wandered around picking up things, coming up with ideas
It was worth it to see the house! The front door was gorgeous, beautiful wood and round.
Hardwood floors, stained glass windows.
I adored the kitchen.
Love that black and green tile!
Great faucet and love the window sill.
I wonder what she watched out the window all those years, they had lived their since the 1950's.
Here is the load, table, tools, linens, lace yes some Pyrex that I talked my sil into, an great old add machine, vintage fans.
SIL and I headed to the car for BIL to do the haggling!
I spent a whopping $2.25
A vintage Easter basket for .25 cents and 2 old cookbooks.
One was the original Joy of Cooking, a present for MR.
who refers to it at his bible for cooking.
Then it was on to the Green Shag Antique Mall that was also having an estate sale.
This was not far from where I work and I had NO idea it was there.
Packed with quality stuff.
So BIL and SIL went to work.
My kind of stuff, linens, silver, kitchenware
Oh, Butterprint! My friends pattern, color was good but the bottom
is scratched and looks almost like pencil marks?
Mine are the same, can I get that off?
So I passed.
Time to load up the truck. Taking plenty back to their booth in Boerne.
I wish I would of spotted the enamelware bath tub 1st!!
Pink enamelware pan set, silver, a pedestal table, mirrors, mason jars,
BIL taking apart a great Formica fold out table with drawer.
I got a couple of things...one was very exciting.
Can you tell this was all the
Remember, my car is at my MIL's
We came back to this.......
It hailed while we were gone and this hail was about 20 minutes old
My new car has this.........
One huge dent from hail.........
It could of been worse.
Well time to go home, get Mr. and head
downtown St. Louis for a family dinner party my
BIL and SIL were throwing for his 65th birthday.
Mr., his sister, Mom and his other sister.
6 out of the 8 were there.
But oh no...........
The restaurant manager came in and wanted to know what kind of cars we were driving?
OK, a huge hail storm had just came through downtown St. Louis and some cars parked
in Valet had windows knocked out.
Wasn't us, thank goodness....right.
I can't show you, my 7 month old 535 BMW looks like Swiss Cheese and
my BIL truck had the rear view mirrors knocked out.
I was hoping my luck was going to change this vacation.
But my dear SIL who just finished chemo in January reminded us, it is a small thing
in life, to small to worry about.
Mary Lou you have it so right!
On to 1515 and more adventures in the morning.
Will be driving the Swiss Cheese on over!!