Tuesday, September 4, 2012

WHERE HAVE WE BEEN? ~ ~ ~

 For the last two weeks ~ we've been having so much fun, there was no time to blog!  Not entirely true ~ lots of work in between but here goes!!  The week before last, we met friends at Quarry Hill Winery (picture from their website) on a Friday afternoon!  So much fun on the veranda overlooking the vineyards laughing and carrying on, like only we can do!





Saturday morning, bright and early, off to the antique show at Lakeside!  A little smaller this year in terms of vendors and shoppers, but still lots of great stuff!!  Lots of wicker everywhere ~ perfect for the porches on those Victorian houses and cottages that line the streets of this charming little place.






Our one and only purchase was this folding metal chair!  Isn't it the cutest?  Very unusual and I thought a little hooked chair pad would look great on it!!!!!  I also found an old 'cubby' that was a great price and would be perfect for wool ~ but we had the car and couldn't even begin to think of squeezing it in there!  Too bad ~ I have dreams about it ~ wish I had bought it and figured out how to get it home later!!!!!!










As soon, as we got back to the condo from there, we took off for our annual Put-in-Bay day with our lake friends!! There's a new place called The Keys and this is a replica of the marker in Key West at the Southernmost Point of the USA ~ this is the Northernmost Point ~ so close to our home away from home!! 







This cute parrot is the mascot for our cab driver, Dan The Man!!
My friends say I took a picture of Stella last year when we rode in his cab!  How quickly we forget!!





Karen and I on the back of our friend's boat ~ he invited us for cocktails even though he wasn't there ~ so we made ourselves at home!
 This weekend we had breakfast at the new Tin Goose Diner at the airport outside Port Clinton.  It's at the Liberty Aviation Center, which is also new and a pretty interesting place!  The diner is an original brought from Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania and is really nice inside.  All stainless steel and red and white upholstered booths and seats ~ by the time, I thought to take a picture, it was full of people ~ which was a good thing!!

 Sunday, we had our annual Top Shelf Party ~ that's where we clean out the top shelf of our fridges and put it altogether for a little feast!  Wine nobody else will drink, wine coolers, pickles, snacks, and maybe we each fix a little something special!  It was fun ~ we sat outside in that heat and just gorged ourselves!! Four of our pals must have gone inside to get more  goodies!

We also got in some beach glass hunting but the pickings were slim ~ this is the results of a couple of different forays ~ kind of sad.  The end of summer and it seems as though the beach glass harvest is winding down, too! 

I'm getting ready for a show at Quailcrest Herb Farm this Saturday ~ there's a link on my sidebar under Coming Events.  I'm marbelizing, dying, tearing wool, bundling sari ribbons and yarns ~ whew!  Hope I'll be ready!!! 

I trust you all had a good Labor Day weekend and now we're ready to usher in Fall!!!  There are still tons of Sauder rugs to show you ~ life is like a merry-go-round here ~ I can hardly keep up!!  Talk to you soon!

Alice

6 comments:

Karen said...

Oh such fun....can I come next time...lol
I can imagine all the fun.
Karen

Julia said...

Luck you, you have been living it up and I'm glad for you. I hope that you tasted lots of fine wine. A great way to end the summer.

You're even having fun on the water, I'm so jealous...

I love that metal folding chair, what a great find, and easy to put in the car to take home. Sorry that you couldn't take the cubby home with you but I'm sure that if you keep looking, you'll find an even nicer one some day.

JB

Julia said...

I mean lucky. JB

weaverpat said...

Alice, you have the most fun life of anyone I know!
It's a joy o read about. Thank you for sharing your adventures!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Alice ~
Party girl as always...lol! I wish I had your energy.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Ann said...

You have been having fun! I had to go back to work :( School started last week. 173 days until summer vacation. ~Ann