Kind of an oxymoron huh? Busy and relaxing? We had both on our anniversary weekend at the cottage. No kids. Just us. No disasters. Everything as we left it. Bliss.
We both agreed that it would be a project free weekend and we stuck to our plan. Our only job was to pay two guys to put our dock in. We watched from inside the cottage next to the fire! Worth every penny!
We managed to stay busy as well.
After traveling this same route for 6 years, I demanded we stop at some small towns along the way. Actually, I was driving so I just pulled over when I saw the sign.
One of our stops was to Van Wert Ohio. I found this store on the main drag, ReHab Fab.
I love the buildings – so much character.
Beautiful big display windows.
Once inside, there were so many colors and wonderful furniture items to see.
They have great pieces at affordable prices. I spoke with the owners and they said their best selling color is…
They also finish most of their furniture in a glossy finish.
Across the street was a traditional antique mall.
It is a quaint area and well worth the stop if you are ever close by.
On Saturday we hit three auctions. Yes, we braved the hail and hit all three! I hate to report that I got nuthin’, nada, zip.
The second auction took place at this home. It was spectacular! The acres, the pool, the barns and of course this home were unbelievable.
The house was not for sale, but I snuck in and had a little look around.
It did not disappoint. Sorry no photos, thought that would be pushing it!
The prices were a bit high and despite having three rings, was taking a long time.
Had I stayed, I know I would have overpaid, just to have something to show for my time. Anyone else do that?
Overall, it was a quick trip with good activity, lots of relaxation and excellent food. A perfect way to celebrate 17 years of marriage.
Just a heads up…a very busy week ahead. Getting ready for the Anniversary Sale at Heritage Square Antique Mall on Friday evening from 6:00-10:00.
And, I did not learn my lesson…I am participating in a garage sale on Saturday.
Lots to do.
Have a great start to your week!