Well it came, and it was cold, rainy and windy as hell all weekend. Until the last day of course. So, instead we decided to do something indoors, and headed to a large flea market here in the city. Uncharacteristically for us both, we left there without any purchases though. We went for "lunch" at the Cheesecake Cafe by our house and had good strong coffee and a "Rustic Apple Tart", YUM. After that sustenance, we then hit up 3 thrift shops nearby for a browse around the household sections. I found this pretty chrome folding dessert tray for $2.00, and brass cone incense holder for $1.00. Oh and I also got a bag full of used paperbacks for my nightly reading material.
Not a bad day's browsing for a Toonie and a Loonie huh? We both really enjoy this kind of shopping, and most of all we LOVE browsing around in Antique Shops. The furniture, the old kitchen gadgets..... love it!
Unfortunately all 3 of the Antique Shops here in our end of the city have closed down over the last several years, they were our favourite haunts. There are still many here in our city but they are waaaaaay hell and gone on the South side and too far to make the trek most days. Still, maybe one of these days we'll head to that area and make an entire day of it.
As for the thrift shops we visited here, one was small but two of them some of you may have in your areas too: Goodwill and Value Village. Their kitchen and household areas are quite extensive and fun to browse through. And we often find something for a dollar or two that we can certainly use and will grab it up.
I burn a lot of candles and incense, but for years I've been using the stick incense. Way back in the early 70's in my hippie chick days I burned cone incense in a little brass holder much like this one. Now I'll have to get myself some cone incense too! :-)
For my American buddies, I hope you all have a great Memorial Day long weekend coming up!