I've been meaning to a photo an hour post for quite a while, but working from home, in my pj's by the TV isn't the most ideal for finding pretty things to see and do that are worthy of being noted. So I tagged along for the first time with Jane's #PhotoAnHour challenge (which you can follow along or join in month under it's hashtag and see who else joined in). Being a Saturday we were busy and out driving around estate sales, so at least I get to share some of the places and things we find, plus some extras.
9AM - Using the first of our buy one get one coupons from Biggby Coffee, the day began with a Mocha Cameral Latte, rather tasty. Joe had a Neapolitan Latte which apparently wasn't all that good, sad times. Estate sales tend to either start at 9 or 10am, so we headed to our first and got warmed up on this icy Saturday morning.
10AM - Catching a quick photograph of Detroit along I-75 has we drove from one sale to another. At this point my phone was being pissy because i'd been in a couple of basements and it likes to have a hissy fit and need restarting, wah.
11AM - Driving back along Lake St Clair between sales in Grosse Point and St Clair the lakes even more icy than it was the last time, chilly times indeed. I have a lot more photographs of the lake so there'll probably be another post on it soon, just because.
12PM - Picnic in the car (first week in a long time that it's actually been warm enough to do that) up in Clinton Township of a tuna sarnie with dortios, every sandwich always tastes extra yummy when you stick crisps inside right?!
1PM - Leaving the 7th estate sale of the day up still in Clinton Township, yeap 7. We actually visited 8 this weekend, which although seems a lot, in the summer months it can be double that. Integrity are one of our favourite companies that run such sales, mainly because of their last day $5 bag deals which means I get to stock up on craft stuff, cookbooks and vinyl's. At this sale we bagged three bags of cookbooks. Score.
2PM - Pit stop at Target for windscreen washer fluid for the car, drooling over notebooks that I don't need but find pretty. I was also drooling over an aqua colour Kitchen Aid mixture.
3PM - By now we were home, I'd tried to have a nap but that wasn't working out so a well deserved cup of Earl Grey and a couple of limited edition marshmallow Oreo's - okay but not as tasty as the cookie dough ones.
4PM - Hour spent sorting out our purchases for the day, including this pretty square vintage hand embroidered tablecloth with teacups and teapots in each corner. Can't wait to have a proper dinning space to have it on the table (currently it's home to the toaster, microwave, paper, oil lamp, random rubbish that I haven't got around to putting away/finding a home.
5PM - Sitting down to have a read through another find of the day, a copy of the Senior Prom magazine from 1950, it has some great articles on "the meaning of sex" and blind dates, there's probably a post coming about it in due course once I can get it flattened out enough.
6PM - Teatime of the leftovers from Friday night's shrimp Gang Pa curry from our favorite Thai Curry place. Twas yummy, but not one of my favorites from them (I'm actually working through their menu every other week).
7PM - Playing with the Grimlock Transformers toy Joe brought me earlier in the day, his mouth and eyes light up, yeah you can get corrupted into wanting Transformers yourself when you live with a collector.
So that was pretty much my Saturday, the rest of the night was spent catching up on blogs, writing some out, messing with photographs while watching TV. I thoroughly enjoyed joining in and I'll certainly be making a point to remember future #PhotoAnHour days in the future, so watch this space.
How did you spend your Saturday?
How did you spend your Saturday?