here he is examining a water meter. We have big hopes for him! So, the Hughes familia started out in downtown Cookeville... did I mention this was a surprise trip? There is nothing that Nana loves more than some baby hughes time and luckily it was her day off. We met Nana and the Margarita Sisters and Aunt Ashley at an antique store where baby hughes was happily passed around while me and Mr. Hughes shopped. I saw an idea that I have never come across before:
Can you tell what the shelves are made of? They are toilet tank lids on brackets. At first I was like "where in the world did they find these ironstone shelves and why haven't I seen them before?" Pretty cool, huh? I found alot of treasures there, I need to take some photos of my lovelies this week.
Then, we headed for Mexican at our favorite place. Strangely enough, no one had a margarita, not even the so called Margarita Sisters. Very odd. But, there was lots of laughing at the other end of the table... I felt left out. Next time, someone else is going to cut up the baby's quesadilla and make sure he doesn't jump out of the high chair so I can hear what is going on!! And, order momma a margarita!
After lunch, we went to a few more antique stores with Aunt Ashley and got some ice cream. Did I mention that she owns a Baskin Robbins? Well, not really, but that is what I told baby hughes. Can you even imagine who his favorite person is?
Then we went to the final store of the day. Mr. Hughes finds this gorgeous ironstone tureen and says, "I think you need this." Well, who am I to argue with that? So I ask how much... 58.99 with 15% off. That is more than I normally pay for my habit, but it was pretty and I wanted to put flowers in it. We started making a pile of a few things, each of us going back and forth. Well, I was paying while Mr. and baby hughes were outside and she gave me the total.... $165 something. WHAT? What had Mr. Hughes put up there? So I asked her to read it back to me. She started with the tureen... $148.99.... I went out and asked him... "did you really mean to get that.... um NO...." So sadly (very sadly) I went back and told her that he must not have seen the 1 and that we wouldn't be getting it. Oh I was sad. And, I think the lady was a little peeved. So, I loaded up the stuff we did get and I was on the way out when the gentleman that owned the store stopped me... would I still like it if if actually WAS 58.99 with 15% off... um, yeah! Mine all mine!
Turns out the dealer was in the store and he went up and asked her. She said that she definitely hadn't put the 1 there. She and the owner seemed to imply that a 95 year old woman who was also a dealer there was sabotaging the other dealers by marking up their prices. Can you imagine? Mr. Hughes thinks it was the cashier since he really did not notice the 1, but I like the idea of a 95 year old woman being a little sneaky like! I can't wait to find some plants for it. I love it!
In other Vintage Junky news, we are seriously putting the finishing touches on the laundry room. It really isn't my fault... I have been distracted 2 weekends in a row by my sister and Robert Pattinson (in very different ways though *wink*) Oh, and, here is my newest obsession:
Saw one in Cookeville and decided that I truly need a vintage Volvo. Okay, hope to have the laundry room and additional treasures photographed by the end of this week... rain go away!