Yesterday was shopping day. I needed to go to Ash Flat, which is about 30 minutes away, where the hardware store is, Walmart and the Thrift Store. I stopped at the thrift and saw a few items but they raised their prices! I saw 2 mugs that were colorful but they wanted $4.00 each which is about 3 times as much as I was willing to pay! LOL! They had some pretty dishes too but again, $4.00 each. I know, I'm a real cheapy but these are used and also we don't live in a highly populated area plus the economy and people down here don't have a lot for the most part. I think they must have gotten someone new in there that's pricing but for the first time in years, I walked out with NOTHING!
Then it was on to the hardware store where I needed some BIG "S" hooks (another project I will post about when done...if it works else you'll never see it here..Ha! Ha!)and Johnson's had just what I needed as they always do! It is a family owned "Ace" hardware store that's been in this area for several generations and as I like to say..."If Johnson's doesn't have it....you don't need it"! LOL! And that's the truth! They know exactly where everything is and take you right to it and they are so knowledgeable about all of it! So, "sure nuff", they had my "S" hooks and then I wandered over to their "decorating" section where they have a little bit of everything; antiques, new, some furniture and decorative items for the home and even rocks! They're really not just rocks though, they're crystals and various gems in rock formation. Arkansas has LOTS of those if you know where to look. I digress, but you get the picture and they were having a 50% off sale on some of their items....BINGO! I found my treasures there! After that it was on to Wally World to get supplies and my long awaited and researched Keurig Gourmet Single Cup Special Edition Home Brewing System but that's another post! I'm still setting up my "coffee bar" which you'll see tomorrow. So, enough said....here are my pretties from yesterday.