My first purchase was at the yuppie thrift store - the divided golden acorn piece complete with lid for $5! The Forest Fancies casserole came from another thrift store for $2. It is in amazing shape. This is my first Forest Fancies piece, and probably my last. I'm not a huge fan of the pattern, but it was in such good shape I couldn't pass it up. Plus, I try to have at least one piece from each pattern in my collection. I picked up the two Butterprint fridgies at a grungy outdoor flea market that is always hit and miss. But, I was there at the end of the day and got a deal on the pair! The larger one was priced at $3, but the small one didn't have a price. When I inquired about it to the lady running the booth, she told me she didn't want to have to pack them up and take them home, so I could have both of them for $3 - sold! (She could have asked $3 for the little one as well and I would have taken it, but she didn't need to know that...). My most expensive piece was the yellow New Dots bowl. This is my first New Dots piece and hopefully I will eventually run across all of the pieces without resorting to buying online. The postage increase from USPS has curbed my online buying quite a bit. I can't justify the price as much now so I don't buy unless it is something really special. Anyway, the yellow New Dots was $10.
I also picked up this amazing vintage outdoor metal rocker in the basket weave design that I have been seeking for a long time. I finally found one for a decent price - $24.50 at an antique store. Very soon it will be red with a white basket weave, which is the original paint scheme on it.
We stopped and ate at a little hole-in-the-wall truck stop on the way to my house from Joplin, enjoying chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes and gravy. This was followed by a quick visit to the Cul-De-Sac Shack and we then headed to the drive-in theater to watch Hunger Games.
We slept in Sunday morning and then Mick got a chance to dig through my storage unit for any goodies that he would like. After
All in all, it was a great weekend!