Gentle Friends the weekend was just lovely here by the Bay. Great weather - bright and sunny with a brisk little breeze and just a touch of fog in the evenings!! Perfect in my opinion and what keeps me here.... or one of the reasons I stay!!
With only two little days it seems that I got quite a bit done - on Saturday we did our usual early morning grocery shopping, starting off with a cup of coffee and scones at Starbucks. Then it was on to the Thrift Shops and Estate Sales..... I knew I had an appointment with an art restorer in the afternoon so I had to be brisk with my thrifting.
Even with a short amount of time I found a few treasures....
From the back..... I found this great little platter at an Estate Sale, by Johnson Brothers in the "Vintage" pattern I just love those big leaves, sitting on the platter is a great little sterling tea diffuser, after I've had a go at it with the silver polish, it started of coal black!! The two books are from a set of three done in 1940 and have some super illustrations, and the little contemporary St Nicholas Icon was only a couple of dollars and I just had to have him.
I made it to the art conservators with my painting, it is one from the group of paintings I got from my mom's Estate, it was in desperate need of a good cleaning - I'll show you some before and after snaps once I get it back in a month or so. he did some test spots and the clean spots were like night and day difference.
Late in the day I made some pastry for some rugelach - these are one of my top 10 favorite cookies. I have only ever bought them and never tried to make them. Well, home made are a 1000 times better than anything I have ever bought. I made two kinds, strawberry and apricot/walnut. Here's a snap...
I'll talk a little more about them tomorrow and show an update on Elizabeth - it's a busy Monday morning here so I'll sign off for today. Thanks for stopping by - do stop again!!!!