John was going to go out of town Saturday, but I talked him out of it because of the coming weather, so we spent the day shopping instead LOL! It was where I was planning on going anyway if he was gone, but it was nice having him tag along. Usually I can bribe him with lunch or coffee to go with me. We had a groupon and went to lunch at Comfort Kitchen.
I know I have posted pictures of their butternut squash mac and cheese before, but it is so good. Seriously – if you ever get to Saratoga Springs, put this on your list. It’s 2 meals worth, too.
After fueling up, we went to Albany and stopped at Silver Fox Salvage. Stuff was a little pricey for me, but such neat stuff.
They had some trunks there as well, which were really nice, but priced too high for me to buy, fix and resell (at least around here).
I need to get into the market where the restored trunks go for $600+ dollars to do these.
I also found the shop kitties.
Of course. This little guy was a feral kitty and now has a home in the shop. 🙂
Empty handed, we stopped for some coffee. John ordered a large Americano and it came in a bucket!
He couldn’t even finish it. From here, we stopped at Habitat Restore. This is the big warehouse resale shop for Habitat for Humanity. They take donations of all kinds of household stuff from furniture to lighting to paint and shingles. It is very cool and they had a lot of great stuff …and some not so great stuff.
I was totally excited to see these doors from a really old house.
We need to replace 6 doors in our house and we want real wood doors. So, we need to now measure and see if these will work – and if so, grab them. They are $50 per door and come with old knobs, too. That’s a score if they work. Getting them home will be a puzzle, though.
John also spotted a chair that he thought I would like – and he was right!
This is very similar to my other chair and it was marked down to $30. It needs glueing, which is probably why no one bought it. With glue and upholstery, I will have a really nice chair here.
Pixie has already staked her claim. Slowly, but surely, we are getting this house finished and furnished on a tight budget. I’ll just tack this chair onto my huge list of projects that never seems to get any smaller.
That snow that I didn’t want John driving in started while we were in Albany earlier than expected and it took us 2 hours to get home, which was double the normal time. Ugh! It was worth it, though.
We did get into the low 30s today!! We haven’t been above freezing in a month, so it felt like being in the tropics today. Okay, not really, but dang it was nice to be outside and not being completely miserable while shoveling the 6 inches or so of snow that fell 😀
Short lived and tomorrow we will be back in single digits again, but spring will come.