On Saturday there wasn't any plans for thrifting. We just went to Dan's daughther's place to measure windows and figure out what we needed to repair a wall and paint.
But I had to stop at Renaissance! Just so you know the weirdos from Thrusday night were all there on Saturday afternoon.
The employees are in the weirdo category as well...There's the lady that runs after you in the store to leave your bag at the cash (Heck the person that steels a $2 dollar shirt really needs it) and the cashiers that don't understand the cash register and the manager from France who knows everything and won't hesitate to correct your french. LOVELY!
I found the Butterfly Gold butterdish at Renaissance.
the Oxo mug I found somewhere else....
On our way back, Dan saw a giant sign advertizing a garage sale. This sale was amazing! It is the once a year unbelievable sale. It was in a hardware store that closed in the 80's judging by the merchandise.
Dead stock Androck utensils made in Canada.
A dead stock orange Thermos
and 2 lovely Federal bowls with green flowers.
And a tackylicious Mushroom trivet
I still don't know what will stay and what will go in the Etsy store
Of course I still think about stuff I left behind...
There was so much! I could've gone every day for a week and buy stuff everyday.
But it was late in the day and the place is far from home so I got stuff that grabbed me.
Thank you friends for all your good wishes and love.
It was very appreciated.
This morning we packed the car with boxes and bags of donations and headed west to Brockville, Ontario.
Why Brockville? To tell the truth Dan thinks that this Salvation Army store is more deserving than the one in our area and they did sell me a Turquoise Snowflake casserole with lid for .50 cents....so I had to give back!
This time I found a barely used, unstinky,unscratched Tupperware for .50 cents. It is the kind you use to store food in the pantry
We had some of Don's Fish and Chips for lunch
Promise of a tasty lunch
The fish is so meaty and cooked to perfection; next time we just might skip the french fries and get more fish!
Besides that no thrifty finds! But like the very wise Dan says...It might be a sign that we should purge the garden shed before we find more treasures....
Tomorrow we have a program of getting rid of some invasive plants, relocating echinaceas and floating in the pool.
Life IS sweet! Thank you God for all the riches!!!
On the winning side: The food trucks are back in Montreal after an absence of 66 years. The mayor who had them outlawed was Jean Drapeau and he found them tacky and unhygienic.
In late May 27 licenses were awarded and the trucks will rotate to 9 designated areas.
I have been very excited ever since their coming was advertised because I have been drooling over the Eat Street tv show.
I have been following their schedule because 2 of their stops are near my job....So last thrusday I chose
Camion Pied de Cochon (Pig's foot truck) which is an offspring of the very famous Pied de Cochon restaurant (Anthony Bourdain's favorite ever).
I arrived at 11:05 am just to be sure....
I had heard rumours of delays and long lines....
Oooh the windows are opened!
There is a savoury window and a sweet window.
The menu is small but decadent.
On the savoury side: The savoury donut; yes you read that right! Instead of a bun you have a donut , and it is split in 2 and stuffed with maple brine pork roast, ham and pig's tongue.
Add some ballpark mustard and onions and cheese (extra).
I never tasted the tongue....but the harmony of this was fantastic! It tasted a bit of smoked meat or corned beef.
I was wise to bring a green salad from home to complete this; otherwise I would have felt stuffed if had the porky lunch box: The savoury donut, a fois gras poutine,a sweet donut and a maple soda.
I will be back to taste some of their other fare...
Now to remove something from the bucket list....
I don't have a big bucket list...I'd like to take Dan to Paris and Italy, 2 places I was lucky enough to visit. But mostly I want to have enough money to pay the bills, renovate the house and put some aside.
There are something I've never eaten....Like a chili cheese dog
In Quebec those are called Michigans with cheese....
I had one last night....
Well like my mother used to say....
Nothing to write home about!
The sauce was too acidic, but bun should have been toasted and the dog too.
Like i told you before, I didn't find much on my long weekend in Maine...
I found this amazing purple jar that I'm using as a votive holder.
From the sign in the shop, I learned that it was originaly clear glass but a chemical turned it purple over time....Wow, I love the color!
I've been eyeing the Camp Snoopy glass collection for a while now but I always find them too expensive, so I was thrilled to find this one for a dollar.
My cousin Josee had expressed the desire to get some fridgies, so this one was a great thrifty buy. I also found a glasbake milk glass mug for .99 cents at the Scarborough Goodwill, but for the time being it is missing in action...»oh well!