Saturday, January 7, 2012

Oh my thrifty finds!

I took the day off and since Dan was on vacation we decided to go on the first thrifting road trip of 2012.

So we packed some snacks and a Tim Horton's gift card and headed west to Ontario. I must admit thrifting was not the first reason to make this day trip. The real reason was to reach Gananoque and scraf some BBQ brisket at the Pig Iron.

 It's soooo good and comforting, so homey and everything is homemade. The bread, the meat, the tangy cole slaw, the creamy potato salad, the lemonade, the sweet tea....Truly finger licking good. The owner ever remembered that we had come in September of last year. Oh I forgot the the horseradish sauce that tops the brisket....every time I eat this sandwhich I cry little tears of joy!

On the far right is the Pig Iron BBQ restaurant and on the left you have the Socialist Pig coffee shop. It is situated on King street in historical Gananoque just feet away from a plaque commemorating the Raid on Gananoque during the war of 1812. The American soldiers sure did try very hard to invade the northern shores of the St-Lawrence seaway! You can see plaques in every village bordering the great river.

After a deliciously satsfying lunch we made our way to Brockville, Ontario (I won't bother you with the plaques, the war of 1812 or assorted battles).
King street has amazing historical buildings but at a certain point it becomes more down and out, crusty and sad (read thrifty). There is this really sad Salvation Army store that Dan hates....but I always insist on going....never found anything until yesterday!
Actually the well trained by moi eye of Dan spotted this....

Hum dirty! And fuzzy lol

Dam perfomed some charm magic and the nice lady said the price was .50 cents.

No I don't need a bag. RUN RUN RUN before she realised she made a mistake!

I also found this in a curiosity/antique store still on King Street

   I always long for vintage cheap tins but I always
find them crazy expensive. So since the price was right I brought it home with me!

There are no Goodwills in Quebec so I'm always excited to visit one especially on 50% off day!

I found this cutie hiding behind an ugly baking dish....

It is dainty and small and a really cute example of  english Pyrex!

Next thing we knew the sun was setting and it was time to go home!

That was a wonderfully fantastic day and really therapeutic too.
I hope to do that again real soon, Dan is the BEST thrifting companion.

With luck i'll be back tomorow to show the Pyrex I left.....



Mom Walds Place said...

Wow, that English Pyrex is bound to make everything in it taste better!

SixBalloons said...

Score!! Great finds and the place you describe sounds amazing.

Jill said...

Sounds like the best kind of day!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You found some wonderful Pyrex and I love the colors of that tin@!!

Maureen said...

Looks like a good day to me. Lunch sounded reallllly good.

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

LOL. We have a Goodwill here that my partner hates going to with me that's really sad. I always insist on going there too. I can only remember buying one thing there in recent times - a Fire King mug.

Infact, I was there the other day. They were selling an unopened bottle of Evian water from 2004 for $1.99.

It was this water:

Toronto Yardsaler said...

See what happens when you come over to the dark side (Ontario)? It ain't fair! I love everything. You seem to sneeze and good Pyrex appears in front of you.

You must come to Toronto some time and I can take you around and show you all the places I can't find Pyrex LOL.

Happy New Year!

De tout, de rien said...

Ok. I bought the exact same English Pyrex, but at an antique mall for $10, the pricer was a bit steep but I didn't mind because I really, really like it. If you got it cheap, that's a great score!

That restaurant sounds so good!!