The weatherman is predicting 4-6 inches of snow on Sunday evening! It was sunny and 40's today so we decided to get out of Dodge and go where the wind blew us:) First stop, Frisch's in Heath for breakfast!
Next stop was a drop off at Finders Keepers Village in Heath. A phone call the night before told us to get there early to restock!! LOVE those kind of messages:)
Someone posted on Facebook a while ago that there's a new flea market, in the little strip mall beside Toys R US, in Heath. So we decided to have a look...fun place to find everything from guns to clothes.
Right beside the flea market is a new pre owned furniture store called Options. Great price on this dresser/sideboard/buffet. 52.00! Not sure it will last long at that price.
One of the vendors at Finders was having a tag sale on Saturday at a local warehouse. She called it, "Poor Girls with Great Junk Tag Sale":) Scored when I found this scrabble game...having a hard time finding the games to keep my Scrabble tiles in stock at Finders Keepers! We dropped new tiles off on Saturday and now I have another set to drop off this week:)
Someone mentioned this Antique and Flea Market off of Hudson Ave in Newark, so we popped in to have a look. Look at this Bassett Dresser one booth had for only 34.00!!! If we had room in our space at Finders I would have nabbed it. They are open 7 days a week from 10-5. Would made a great buffet or sideboard too. I have a vision of it painted white and distressed.
I've never saw a chair like this one we found at "Pass It On Ohio" thrift store in Utica. The tag said it was a fishing chair. I wondered if it was used as a picnic chair back in the day? Top folded down. Leather straps were adjustable and a little pocket under the seat to store a blanket or such. Adorable. I had to pass this one up but thinking $95.00 for this one of a kind chair was probably a great price.
While we were restocking our booth at Finders in the morning, I ran into a very nice lady who shared that her family owned the Ben Franklin in Utica. We talked about struggling small businesses and that at one time her family owned 6 of these stores around Ohio ran by her parents and siblings. The Utica store is the last one still in the family. As we were talking she picked up one of our vintage hankies and said, "we have these 2/.99 at the store!". So that's how we ended up in Utica. How fun to walk around this old store. So many items in one place. I bought a grease marking pen (haven't used one since I worked in a drug store 38 years ago), 2 children's hankies with farm animals (2/.99 just like she said:), a "For Sale" sign for our Astro Van, a Chalk Marker to use on the van windows and had to talk myself out of a package of Mallow Cups (a great gooey candy bar from my youth).
The "Ben Franklin" lady also told me about a cute shop she had just visited in Mount Vernon called "At the Primitive Cellar". Unfortunately, when we arrived they had already closed for the day so we only got to peek in the windows. Cute store that I'm putting on our "to visit" list. They have a FaceBook page if you want to take a virtual tour. Mount Vernon has a wonderful thriving downtown with a book store, restaurants, antique and gift stores...thinking it would be a great place to have a girls day out.
Last stop was Southside Diner for a dish of this Greek Banana Salad! It's one of those dishes that you think, "ewwww" the first time you taste it...but trust me, you'll be thinking about another taste a week later. Bananas, peanut butter and sweet sour like dressing served on a bed of lettuce. Sounds terrible doesn't it? You'll have to trust me on this one till you make it there for a taste of your own.