Mom and I went up to Daniel Boone Antique Mall after breakfast to dig around and hunt for some new house items. She likes to find old toys and tins, and I was looking for wooden boxes. I just love the look of old wood in a modern house.
You really have to dig and keep your eyes wide open to find good stuff!
I was actually shocked to find how high the prices were for some of it. Old boxes in the $200-300 range!! I guess because it’s vintage, but I just don’t think I could ever swallow that much money.
These cute vintage peanut butter tins were $45 a piece!! It does make me appreciate even more the items my grandmother has passed down to me. I’m sure it’s all more valuable than I realize.
I also loved the galvanized tins. The one on the right was an olive press.
I left with two boxes – both were under $30.
This one was for “Breakfast Cocoa” – hot chocolate with breakfast!? Will be cute for holding linens n things.
My second one is an old milk crate that will be perfect to hold some of Matt’s specialty beers!
When we returned, we walked downtown for lunch with my Dad
We went to Gulf Rim, formerly the Flying Fish and for years the best bagel shop ever, Lu-e-g’s. And before that, The James Pharmacy. It’s been through a number of names in the 28 years I’ve lived in Hillsborough.
I ordered an awesome crabcake salad!! All the food here has been so good. The size of this crabcake was perfect!
We walked home and opened this little bag of chocolate cookie from Miette – a bakery in the Ferry Building that was in my goodie bag at Foodbuzz.
Boy were these good! Crunchy and chocolately like a chocolate chip cookie.
I’m about to hit the road. Thankfully the drive from Hillsborough to Cville is one scenic route!