Good afternoon sweet friends.
Oh my, it was an eventful day yesterday.
My mom and I started at 8:00 am on our quest for goodies.
It was the annual Antique Yard Sale Trail.
This trail starts at our house and goes all around
the Thumb of Michigan.
Although my mom is not fond of antiques....
she likes to go with me.
Its our mom and daughter time.
I must say it was the hottest one in the 14 years
we have been doing this.
This is an early Maryland crock.
A 4 gallon blue slip beauty.
So soon after I found this crock,
I started feeling really weird.
It was 1:00 pm and I had heat exhaustion.
Temps were almost 90 at that time.
Most of the time, I made my mom stay
in the air conditioned car and I went scouring
Going in and out of the air for hours got to me.
I had to stop and get water...fast.
We were close to my mom's house by this time,
so we stopped at one of the local restaurants.
We drank a pitcher and a half of cold cool water,
and each had a sandwich.
It was what I needed.
After lunch, we were at it again.
Found a bunch of stone fruit grapes and a fig.
Two nice pieces to add to my collection.
Grapes set on top.
This piggin caught my eye.
For those not familiar with what a piggin is;
farmers used these small handled pails
to slop pigs or feed their chickens.
It was easy to hold the handle and scoop the feed.
Then I could not pass up this handled pie peel
or breadboard as some folks call it.
It was really worn down at the bottom,
and two old metal staples were placed
to keep the board from cracking any more.
I just love it!
Finally, I could not resist this oyster colored firkin
or sugar bucket as some call it.
We ended back at my moms around 5:00 pm
and we went to dinner at a different restaurant in town.
Then the rain started...all evening and this morning.
All in all, I was able to find goodies
for our upcoming show in Holly,
for the store..and of course myself!
Since it was still raining,
after my mom and I
had breakfast at the local diner
I decided to just drive home and not shop anymore.
The trail is Friday ~ Saturday ~and Sunday.
Bob said we had 2.5 inches of rain here yesterday.
Much needed...but not all at once, so there was some
ponding and trees down around here.
I also bought a few more things.
Will show those in another post.
Well I must get back to finishing up the last of my
Stay cool my friends!
Antique Trail Blessings To All!