This is a tale of Linda (from A La Carte), a delicious lunch, and loads of junk love.
Linda drove down for a day of hunting and sold me four chairs.
Just needed a bit of tightening and polishing.
She also gave me a few gifts.
A tole tissue holder, old culottes pattern, and a Nancy Drew.
Included was this Marriage Manual from the 1930's.
Chucks and I have been rolling in the floor reading the "professional" advice.
It seems we have been doing it wrong all this time!
At Market Place Antiques on Broad Street in Augusta my eyes went straight to the old dolls in the glass hurricane.
Lucky for me the dealer was working that day and sold me the display.
This little guy is my favorite.
A group photo.
Now I have to try and get them artfully arranged back into the glass hurricane for the mantel.
Yes, some think they are creepy, but I love doll parts.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's post.
Four large tin tiles with pink and green patina plus.
A frosty blue "Z" - I think it was part of an ice cream sign.
Linda and I hit three thrift stores after the antique store.
One red plaid Thermos.
One red plaid Aladdin picnic set.
A brass trio of Chinese boys ready to hold a pot or bowl.
A French textbook.
A French Berlitz.
A French dictionary.
Love the black and white illustrations in the French dictionary.
Two translation dictionaries.
One Danish to English.
One English to Italian.
One Speak Hebrew translation dictionary.
As you see it is already quite at home with my other translation dictionaries so it has found its forever home.
A tiny bookshelf made for the tiny Potter books.
I have a set of the books, but I may not be ready to part with them.
A large lovely green basket filled with fourteen Hardy Boys books from 1961 to 1963 in great condition.
Another shopper asked me if I knew I was buying old books.
I bought Michael a small rosary to wear since he now lives inside the house.
After the thrift stores, Linda and I returned to Riverfront Antique Mall to shop. We covered just about the whole place before the doors were locked for the night.
Linda found some great treasures - she will be sharing them soon.
As for lunch?
We ate at Boll Weevil Cafe - delicious sandwiches. (Facebook page)
We celebrated the removal of her gall bladder and her birthday with a sinful coffee toffee dark chocolate cake with whipped cream and raspberry drizzle.
Such a huge piece the two of us could not finish it - Linda took the remains home with her.
Too embarrassed to take a photo of that piece of cake.
Such a wonderfully fun day.