Thursday, May 31, 2012
I saw the Dalmatians at the Woodstock Shop over a year ago. The yawning one is one of the two I need to finish my set and I can't believe it was still there! We got that red fridgie for a dollar! Ah! I found an Illinois state cup at an estate sale a little while ago, and now I kind of want to find one from each state! I don't know if I will, I definitely don't need 50 more cups.
I thought the poodles were salt and pepper shakers when I bought them, they have holes in the bottom, but they don't have holes in the top. Weird! The pregnant granny salt shaker is something I've been looking for! The text on her belly says "You and your one more for old times sake." Hahaha, look at how mad she is! I love it. I already had the sleeping puppy, but I didn't want to leave him behind.
I am obsessed with this thing! Hot dog plate!!!! I haven't stopped talking about it since we found it. It's hard to see but his ears say "relish" and "mustard". I hope I can find more, What a fun collection they would be! I also need to go to Dutch Village!
Another poodle bottle cover! This one has a hilarious pom pom nose. One more and it's officially a collection!
Here are two more pages from the scrapbook in the background. Some more Pekinese, and some sheep on the front lawn. This is actually the first page in the book. I told Travis, "Oh man, I wish these pictures were separate, I bet the whole book won't be good."
I'm really excited about this metal Tums sign! Usually I buy tons of tiny knick knack stuff, and I've been challenging myself to find bigger pieces that I can use. I want to hang this guy somewhere (maybe the living room or dining room) and hang vintage photos/ephemera on it. LIke a rotating display. I love the colors. You can kind of see in the first picture how big it is.
I couldn't resist this card holder. I actually picked it up and then put it back twice before deciding to get it. The clincher was the bonnet.
Also! At the last flea market I saw this set of glasses and loved it! But couldn't justify the 150 dollar price tag. Then we found these at the Woodstock shop for just 10 bucks! i was so thrilled!
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
We were able to squeeze in one more vintage shop. The prices are so good in Louisville! Is there just not as much demand for vintage? I don't know, but I always find the best stuff.
This awesome giant chalkware owl was only 20 bucks! I really liked him, but I don't have anywhere to put it. He would look cute next to a fireplace I think.
After the Woodstock Shop we had to stop by the Dairy Kastle. It is literally a block from Travis' brothers' apartment, and I love it! We hadn't gone the first night we were in town because it was closed when we got back from dinner. But I wasn't going to miss it!
By the time I was at the end I had ice cream all over me. Worth it. They don't have a bathroom so I had to wash my hands with the tiniest free water cup. Haha.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Travis also go a bag of Funions, SICK! I hate everything about them, the package is the ugliest colors, and they smell so bad! Haha, just had to let you guys know.
Ughhhh, I love it so much. They have tons of cute stuff made by local designers and artists. I got this shirt, and Travis got this one. They have tons of great prints (someday I'll buy this one) and Big Lebowski stuff (they have a Lebowskifest every year). I wish every town had a shop like this with such great souvenirs.
Then we were on our way to Cincinnati! We had never been there, and it was less than two hours away from Lousiville so we had high hopes. We saw this cute water tower on the way.
Once we got to town, everything kind of fell apart. The restaurants I had researched turned out to be in the worst part of town and we didn't' feel that great about stopping. We drove around forever and finally found a place called Melt that was vegetarian friendly. It was great! I got a three cheese grilled sandwich that was pretty amazing! It had cheddar, gouda, and blue cheese. It came with some vegan chili that was great. The people at the restaurant tried giving us suggestions for stuff to do in town, but nothing really worked out for us the rest of the day.
We stopped at a random antique mall that had tons of crazy taxidermy. Look at that lion!
Anyone need a polar bear? I didn't even notice the turkeys until I was getting closer to the bear and one of those claws touched my back! It freaked me out!
There was a big case of vintage Halloween that was fun to look at, though there was nothing in my price range, but how I wish i could have afforded this cat flower frog! It was marked down to 190. How cute!
We stopped by a thrift store that had lots of great reviews. But I think this picture kind of sums the whole place up. It was just not good.
I did like this lamb planter, but everything was priced with markers!!! i hate that! and in the 30 minutes we were there, they announced 3 times that if something was missing the price you couldn't buy it, it would be taken to the back. It was just not a good experience. Blech.
By this time I was really bummed because nothing I had planned had worked out. I was being a total party pooper and kept saying we should just go home. Travis suggested just going back to Louisville because there was so much more to do that. So we did. On the way out of town we tried one more place I had looked up, and thankfully it worked out. Aglamesis Bro's is an ice cream shop that is over 100 years old!
Look at the cute dishes! Travis got a banana split of course, and I got a raspberry hot fudge sundae. It was so good! I'm glad we stopped here, because it but me in a much better mood.
When we got back to Louisville we used our GPS to find a theater. This is the first one it took us too. As in, an old sigh with no theater near it, and their probably hadn't been for 10 years! what the heck garmin, get it together!