Thursday, July 23, 2009

Vacation Yard Sale'in

What's a vacation with the occasional yard sale, thrift store or Farmer's Market. So here are some of my finds last week .... minus all the pastries and chocolates already digested!

My first stop was at the Annapolis Royal Farmer's Market.
I bought these 2 lovely bottles of wine from a local winery - rhubarb and pear. I sampled about 4 different wines, although the rhubarb wasn't one of them; but having sampled rhubarb wine before, I took a gamble. And knowing that I'd be driving on twisty country roads, I made sure to sample the wines at the beginning of my market wanderings. Wine at 9:30 AM??? Why not! It's fruit after all!
I'll let you know the verdict on taste etc when I open these lovely fellows.

I also bought this pretty bracelet there for $4. I love blue!
And this book supported the Friends of Annapolis Royal for $2. (I seem to remember this author's name from somewhere?)

During my week at Ashram, I always visit the Coldbrook Frenchies because it's one of the largest, cleanest and brightest thrift stores in Nova Scotia. Too bad they don't have more change rooms! The blouse and sweaters go for $3.85 each.

This cute little tray (about 10" x 4") was $1 and I loved the garden theme.


And here are the remains of some emergency chocolate. My favorites are the dark chocolate pastilles, but these milk chocolate are purty darned tasty!

8 comments:

ami said...

Barbara Kingsolver - Poisonwood Bible?

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Oh yeah! Like that book sitting on my shelf waiting to be read!! DUH!

Thanks Ami!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What great finds you had. I've never had any fruity wines like that but they do sound good. I love finding a bargain like the clothes you got too. I do that on my lunch hours sometimes. You just never know what you might find.

Chuck Dilmore said...

awesome discoveries!
great to see you!
C

Anita said...

Looks like you got some great finds on your vacation. Mmmmm pear wine...never had it, but it sounds good. I like apple wine...so who knows! I think blue would have to be a great color on you...at least it looks that way in your profile pic. Glad you had fun!

Connie said...

Sandy, you are the Yard sale queen! Nice duds.

Wanda said...

Prodigal Summer is one of my most favorite books.

Teena in Toronto said...

Looks like you got some deals!

Lemme know how the wine is.