Part 2 of our Anniversary Junking Adventure included our arrival the shores of Lake Michigan!
(in 93 degree heat w/heat index of 105)
South Haven - where charming shoppes line the streets and sell everything from ice cream to nautical decor...
...and, yup ---- wine.
(Hmmm....wonder if they've ever heard of Fat Cat*Happy Dog...?
It was time for lunch (hon, your stomach doeth protesteth too much), so we popped in to our favorite place to eat, The Idler...
which is a docked ferry boat turned restaurant.
After a leisurely lunch of artichoke/crab dip and some type of exotic icy blueberry concoction complete with umbrella...
(you know, I get the goofiest looks from people when they see me taking pics of my food)
we headed toward the beach
after drooling over all the sailboats on the way.
Now, I don't know what your idea of a day at the beach is...
but this is NOT where I would want to spend my afternoon.
You can't really tell from this photo, but there were people lined up like cord wood along the shoreline.
Nope. Uh uh. Not for me.
I need peace, quiet, and some privacy for my perfect day at the beach.
But there were some spectacular vintage homes along the way that I would'ave given my eye teeth for - all within walking distance of the beach.
We turned the car onto Blue Star Highway and headed towards Saugatuck, a wonderful little town along the Kalamazoo River that's even more quaint and quirky than South Haven,
and chock full of more shoppes.
But wait! There's the other antique shoppe we always love to wander through!
Some would say, "It's just junk!" But to us gals with a re-purposing eye, it was pure heaven.
There was everything under the (hot) sun to be found here.
Treasures from the beach.
(Yeah, I know what your mind's eye is doing right now. Imagining these wonderful things in your own home in one way or another, yes?)
I just nabbed one of these precious vintage scales on eBay for $7!
(Humph....sure wish I had HER figure...)
Can you just imagine the homes or hotels that these pieces were salvaged from?
I soooo wanted this adorable hamper, but the owner was firm on his pricey price.
Hubby sooo wanted this gal, but I was firm on my definitive answer.
chariot stagecoach awaits!
Onward to Saugatuck....
...in Part 3 of our Anniversary Junking Adventure!
'Til next time!