Well, it wasn't really hooky...but I did take the
day off work, a rare occurrence for me, but, when
it's birthday time, I do! We always go to tea for
each of our birthdays...and throw in a little
shopping too! The big fat bummer was that
none of our tea shops seem to be open on
But we toughed it out, and spent the afternoon
touring all the shop in the Orange Circle.
I thought I might get to sleep in...but these two
made that impossible (This is the view from my
chin down, it's a good thing I'm not a petite, actually
I could fit 5 or 6 more cats...not like lions or tigers
though, just or standard house cats!)
Our first stop was this cut little shop called, Heavenly
Hostess. I wanted to take pictures, but I was too
chicken to ask...are people generally pretty nice about
Anyway, Bee & I(Kae has more restraint!) bought
these completely unnecessary, completely darling
tiny PINK scissors! Our knees just go weak at the
sight of pink!
We hit a couple more shops, then ended up at our old favorite
Country Roads, it's one those antique mall kind of places,
with stalls from lots of different vendors. We were lamenting
the fact that everyone always seems to find the BEST things
for so cheap...just not us...when I spied this....
It was $40 and it's not even plastic! Really heavy. The
sisters think I should leave it gold...hmmmmmm.....
Then, the next thing I knew, I saw this frame for $10!
It does have a chunk out of it...but after it's all nice and
white and hanging on the wall I envision an "artfully"
displayed piece of lace trailing over the edge to mask that
Then I found this picture...marked down from thirty-something...
to $5!!!!!!! Yeeehhhawww!
And then I found this...
I remember seeing something like this in one of the "cottage"
magazines that we get, and wondering where anyone would
ever find something like that? Hee Hee! It was $45 and I LOVE
Sorry, I didn't get pictures of what anyone else bought, since
I didn't think of doing this until after they had already gone.
And even though we didn't get our traditional birthday tea,
it was a fun day! For that B-day girl, Kae and us too!!