While I was over at the coast camping, I popped in a couple of antique shops and found a few little goodies...
Since switching to cloth napkins, I've kept an eye out for nice additions to our stash. Found four large high quality napkins for around $5 in perfect condition, too! Next was the flatware for 50 cents each. They were a bit tarnished, but cleaned up easily. I collect mismatched pieces for dining outdoors (and sometimes in doors!).
Here are the knives I've found so far. I've picked them up at flea markets and thrift stores as well.
Next, I picked up this butter bell for 1/3 of it's retail price. Not an antique, but very cute and something I needed.
I thought I was all done and headed to the check out when I spied this darling apron! In the antique store, no less! The fabric was darling and I loved the overalls on top, so, it came home with me at the last moment.
So much for being good. But... I did stick to my philosophy of only purchasing USEFUL items that were also beautiful! Hope that counts for something.
I spent some time this week going over ideas for a shed or mini barn for the new goats, but I'm having a hard time finding the right size barn for the footprint while still meeting all my requirements: stall space, an area for a small milking parlor, a bit of alfalfa storage, my husband's lawn mower (the riding size), and some gardening tools. I don't want building all over the property, so I'm trying to get it all in one. Whew! Not easy for my location unless I want to spend some major money and move a lot of dirt.
|The barn I would LIKE to have!|