nfortunately, this was a partial sale. They don't tell you that on the website or in the newspaper ad. And the old gentleman was sitting in his blocked off living room reading the paper! I'm sure he generated the prices ... they were staggering. How's $1,500 for a pair of wall sconces? Or $400 for framed prints of wolves? W
ell, as you can imagine, we didn't buy much. We bought a few garage
items - a couple of shovels, a dart board, a wood clamp, and a crewel
pillow. I actually felt bad for the estate sale manager. It was a
long drive to get to this pretty home and you could just tell how
disappointed the other shoppers were. I felt worse for the barn, though. Just look at the size of that tree!I
t was too early for lunch, so we strolled through East Aurora and did a little shopping. A new cupcake shop opened recently. I love the sign.N
ext we shopped for olive oil and balsamic vinegar at Prima Oliva. I have to say, this was a wonderful experience. I've been to Italy and savored the real deal, but these products were out of this world! We couldn't believe it, to be honest. D
id you know balsamic vinegar lasts up to three years and olive oil for up to one year. I hope I have that right and not backwards. Now I'm second guessing my memory!I
bought the Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar for my dad's upcoming birthday. (I doubt he reads my blog!
) I was told it pairs beautifully with ice cream. And I'll combine the Basil Extra Virgin Olive Oil with the Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar for my own culinary pleasure. The sales clerk said the combination is excellent. I'll let you know how it is when I try it. T
oday, like most days, has flown by. I did some cleaning, organizing, and caught up on blog comments. And I enjoyed a gorgeous sunset out my office window. God's color palette of pink and orange was mesmerizing. I had to stop my work and just allow the majesty of the Creator's handiwork to speak to my thirsty heart. Surely He never disappoints. N
ow I'm looking forward to a simple supper, a glass of wine, and Downton Abbey at 9 p.m. Thanks for visiting Cottage and Creek. I appreciate each and every friend, old and new.