Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Woohoo! Roadtrip!

We left bright and early saturday morning. I was imagining tons of yard sales....after all it was Labor Day weekend! The weather semi sucked, some rain,wind and chilly temp. And there was not a lot of goodies by the side of the road...

I found those cuties at one of the first yard sales. It was full of gorgeous but heavy stuff: A wood burning stove,a carved bed, chairs etc...We have a small I only took the tins (they are still full!).
This adorable coffee set I found in Brockville. The insides of the coffee pot are missing so it's now a tea pot!
It was made in England in the 60's...SWEET!

We stayed at the Radisson and this is our view....

Not too shabby!

We took the last room (lucky) and at the restaurant we took the last table (weird). We are creatures of habit. I'm a firm believer in the phrase: If it's not broken don't fix it. We always eat at Café Amadeus a nice little quaint crack in the wall kind of restaurant. The food is austrian and delicious! The portions are huge and we always take the leftovers in a doggy bag. There's a fridge in the room and we ALWAYS travel with a cooler. When we go home the next day we have supper all ready! How thrifty and practical!
We walked and walked and froze. Frozen people on a stick! We left home with t-shirts and shorts (capris), but the temp kept falling; we had to buy fleece jackets to keep warm and I lost my voice....

I also found this...

a dark green eeg plate to go with the S&P hens I found the other day!

On the way back we stoped at a yard sale that just had boxes on the grass, some closed. I opened all the boxes and found some antique canning jars, I asked for the price and they were 25cents each! I took them all! As you can see, I already put them to good use!

2 small and 3 large Crown canning jars with the glass lid. In the pink one I have pickled red onions I made last night, delicious and so easy to make! I cut a red onion that I placed in the jar, I heated 1 cup of white vinegar in the microwave and zapped it for 2 mins, I added some agave syrup to taste and poured the solution on the onions. They were ready to eat in 30 mins. I stored them in the fridge after.
They are great on a salad!

I was inspired to make these after having lunch at the Keystorm pub in Brockville on Sunday. Their salad was delicious and had pickled red onions! I had my all time fave sandwich...A Reuben! Those are very hard to find in Québec! So whenever I see one on a menu, I have one! I just love the sauerkraut, cheese, meat combo...LOVE!

Come back tomorrow as I will blog about a fab flea market for Vintage Thingy Thursday!


Charlotte said...

At least you were able to find a few yard sales! I didn't even attempt to hunt for any this weekend. You got some good deals!

Douce France..... said...

That was good a nice little vacation! We did a lot a yard sales on Saturday. And some on Monday too. Can't wait to see your goodies tomorrow!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love Road Trips! So much fun and junking along the way... :) love the egg plate for your S&P...those jars are really sweet! Can't wait for more goodies. Glad you had a good time!!

Maureen said...

With the exception of the weather, it sounds like it was a perfect weekend.

I can't believe you found a pink canning jar. I've never seen one.