Tuesday, February 14, 2012

V-Day 2012

Valentine's Day started out at my house with heart pancakes.  Pancakes are pretty basic, but I added a squirt of raspberry agave nectar in for flavoring, and some raspberry puree for color in 1/3 of the batter to pipe the hearts.

The boys were excited to start their day right.

CG and I exchanged cards.  Along with getting me the first season of Downton Abbey(an obsession of mine) on DVD,

CG gifted me with a morning of antiquing.  I love to wander around antique shops.  I love victorian furniture and this grouping cought my eye.

Tea carts are all the rage right now dressed up as dry bars.  This bamboo tea cart was in great shape.

Along with your more typical furniture offerings, you can find some pretty unique items when you go antiquing.  I have no idea why anyone would want a vintage doctor's examining table, but I found one.

I love vintage tools, and this booth was full of them.  I've never seen a block plane as large as the 28" one here.

My nerdy husband(I say that with the utmost affection,) was so excited to find this basket of Atari games.  There were exclamations of, "I remember this one," and "this one was so much fun!"

This is what I ended up coming home with.  A serving platter with a silverplate base for $8.

A set of random dishes for $5.

And a couple of bone dishes, perfect for an intimate table setting for 2 for $1 each.

Heading off to school for SB's Valentine's party.  Thanks for popping in and checking out my Valentine's Day.
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  1. I love that silver platter! I bought several silver serving chafers and platters last week!

  2. Great finds! I would love for you to stop by and link up at my Linky party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful

  3. So glad you stopped by and liked my kitchen (and followed me)! Happy to have found you too! Love Downton Abbey too and antiquing (that bamboo bar cart should be mine)! Lucky that your hubs doesn't mind tagging along - not my hubs thing at all! New follower.

  4. Love the heart shaped pancakes...they look cute and sound yummy (I ♥ anything raspberry...MMMMM!)

    How fun to go antique shopping....what a great day! I love your finds. :)

    Happy Valentine's Day to you!

  5. What a sweet thing to make for breakfast on Valentines day.Love the didhed too!~Ames

  6. What a fun day! I love the thrift treasures you bought! Thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful week!


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