Yesterday Connie and I went to Minneapolis to Junk Bonanza held at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, just next door really to where Prince died. There was only 30% chance of rain but every time we stepped outside, that 30% happened to be raining! Ick! Oh, what a great selection of junk, antiques, re-purposed home decor you’ve ever seen! Oh, I was so wet by the time we got into the building.
This sign was the first thing I saw that I wanted to buy but it was really big and I don’t have many walls to hang it on that aren’t already filled with quilts or pictures so I had to pass it up. I loved it tho’, don’t you?
This is what we had for lunch – a Bloody Mary with all these appetizers and a beer chaser included. Yum! Everybody was walking around with these drinks – after all, women with a buzz will buy just about anything, right?
After we left Junk Bonanza we went to the Crafty Planet in NE Minneapolis and shopped for fabric. I’ll show you that tomorrow. After fabric shopping we went to Bachmans greenhouse and nursery where we had quiche and cheesecake for lunch. They weren’t really geared up yet for spring planting but we still managed to find something to buy.
On the road again we stopped at Urban Finds in Medford where we shopped some more. Then it was on home where Faye was waiting with Michele and Bentley and Telly. She was so upset that she wouldn’t even go to the barn with Michele. I had such a fun day but this is why I don’t leave her. I got her to eat a little bit later on but it was not a good day for my sweet Faye.
It was a GREAT day for Ben though – his test results came back wonderful and he is in remission. He will continue to get chemo but the steroids are finished, he is no longer so hungry and he has started to play again which makes his parents so happy. Connie is at Ben’s house today so I’ll know more when she gets home.
Here is what I bought.
Two pieces of cupboard that match in color but not in size or together. I’m going to use them side by side.
And this very unusual pitcher plant that actually “absorbs” bugs in the pitchers similar to a Venus flytrap. I hope I can keep it alive. Connie says they’re hard to find so I’m going to give it a try.
Tomorrow the painter is coming to paint the little upstairs bedroom and then I can finally put everything back in place after the new floor was laid. Seems like it’s been dragging on awhile now, doesn’t I?
Tomorrow I’ll have time to play with my new fabric.