Thursday, 20 August 2015

Trip To Port......







Last Saturday, we took a trip into Port Colborne...
We had a large bag of clothes to donate to our favorite Thrift Shop...
We were lucky enough to catch a tanker going thru the Welland Canal in town...Out to Lake Erie, on a trip somewhere... 
You can see the lift bridge is up, and the traffic has to stop...
Port Colborne is a funny little town...There are actually 2 downtowns...we prefer this one! Lovely lush flower baskets line the street...with plenty of cute shops and places to eat...
They had a few really nice things in their auction that day...
The doll house was already up to $150!!! And the childs tea set was $50...the beautiful blue set of dishes was $85...Sometimes I will put a bid in the book...but I have never won a bid yet!!
It is such a clean lovely store, and the people who volunteer there are so nice!
You can see they have quite a variety of items for sale...and always very reasonable...I stopped taking pics, as one of the customers "clucked" at me...Imagine that! hahaha!
 



 I should have bought this wee embroidered tablecloth...$2!!!
But...how many darn cute Christmas tablecloths can you have??
Am I right??





We headed down the street for a bite to eat...
I had greasy delicious pepperoni pizza...and my boyfriend...{mr sensible} had a turkey/tomato sandwich...
BORING!!!


 I'll take greasy Pizza whenever and wherever I can!




So...
Here is what we bought!
Boyfriend found this wooden box...
Perfect for CD's...$2 


I got these American Eagle suede shoes for $3!!
Love these...perfect for the cottage...either as slippers or for the sunporch...
 

And these 3 glasses...
Love the Disney one...and the Scottie dogs...50 cents each!
 


This darling glass...I bought a few months ago...25 cents...which I put in Miss V's birthday basket!!
 

 This is what the big freighters look like when they go past our cottage...far out in the middle of the Lake....heading for the Erie Canal...I took this later that afternoon...
I think it may be the same one we saw in Port!!
Had to zoom way in...so kinda blurry...what do you think??



Hope you are all having a great day...
We had a great rain this am...now breezy and sunny... 
A lot of the humidity is gone...thank goodness!

Planning on a wee filet mignon for dinner...on the BBQ...
Baked potato with the works...mushrooms,onions and peppers!
Perhaps we will dine El Fresco tonight!! 

Enjoy your evening...
Cheers!  :o)
linda

37 comments:

  1. what a beautiful place to visit!!
    Lots of treasures and what yu did buy is the shoes and the Scottie dogs, oh my,,,,
    ! I love pizza too and could eat it everyday, ( but don't ) lol,

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    1. This is one of the towns near the cottage...
      A very nice town!

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  2. I love, love, love Port Colborne and so wish I had been there with you. What a cute town! Sorry, but I would be more likely to eat what your boyfriend was eating. That sandwich sounded good! You got such cute things at the thrift shop. Shame on the woman who stopped you from taking pictures. I'm always shy about taking shots and here you are so brave and they tell you to stop.

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    1. It was a customer...just kind of clucked at me...not sure what she thought I was up to!

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  3. Nice! And fun Linda! I love winnieh the pooh glass :))

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    1. Oh...me too Gloria!
      A baby Pooh and a big Pooh....

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    1. Hi Eddie....
      Pretty darn exciting life, eh? Hahaha!

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  5. I love flower-lined streets with lots of trees. It's very pretty. I think every small town has it's uniqueness. I love taking day-trips, too and we've been trying to do just that to get to know our new area and find out what's around. I love the new header. :)

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    1. You mean the Daisies? Well..of course you do Deb!

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  6. Sounds like a fun day to me!

    Are you having beautiful weather? Today was one of those perfect days here!

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    1. Had a great weather weekend....just home from daughters!

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  7. love those pretty little daisies up there nestled in the raindrops!
    and the white morning glories in the last post look like they're literally glowing from within! amazing!
    i had to laugh... at your comment about the cute little santa table cloth... not turning into a minimalist are you? LOLOL
    that's something WE would say!
    but i like your purchases. you know i love winnie the pooh. and those scottie high balls... love those!
    i think i've ended every sentence here with an exclamation point. good grief.
    cheers!

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    1. Perfect comment from you Tammy....perhaps I am!

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  8. Wonderful photos ! We haven't been that way for ages . Supper sounds YUMMY ! Some one at Papa's work told us where we can get really good cod in a shop in ST Thomas and one that opened not long ago in Port Stanley so we will have to check them both our as we love both St Thomas and Port Stanley . Thanks for sharing , Have a good evening , PS it is nice and cool out this evening windows are wide open MMM all that fresh cool country air blowing in and the sound of crickets !

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    1. Hope you get some Cod...remember....bath in buttermilk...and then Panko crumbs!

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  9. Fun to have a day trip and you did fun things!
    I could have pizza every day - one of my favourite foods.
    Sweet glasses - Miss V will love them. I still have a glass from childhood that has Sabrina the witch vacuuming - ha!
    Cool Corona box!
    If a customer had clucked at me, I would have turned to her, with a smile, and said, "Oh, are there hens to photograph? Do show me where!" :-)

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    1. Oh...such a rebel Suzanne! Hahaha!

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  10. How dare that woman clucker! Cute shoes!

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  11. Put a bow on a flat shoe and my names on the bottom!
    Fun outing..how sweet to think of Miss V everywhere..don't we though?
    You were right about the tablecloth..but wrapping a Xmas gift in it?
    Go back lol.
    Have a wonderful weekend..
    Did I mention the shoes?;)

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    1. Good idea about wrapping a gift with the tablecloth! I will remember that!
      Yes....you mentioned the shoes! Hahaha!

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  12. I loved your trip to Port Colborne. Haven't been there in years and years, but I do recall a time when we were out with my inlaws that there was a tanker in the lock. Very cool and so much bigger than you can imagine!
    I am still chomping at the bit when it comes to crossing the border but so far have no absolute time to do such a thing. *sigh...
    Maybe one of these days off I'll just run away for a day.
    :0)

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    1. Yes, they sure are big!
      You have such a full plate lately...we'll get there!

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  13. What a lovely trip....and more cute shoes.... when I read you had a bag for the thrift shop...I was ready to email you my address...darn...it's already gone. I was sure anything you were getting rid of, I would love.
    Today I will have Pizza. It's Birthday Celebration at the Clubhouse for those with BD's in August. Pizza is the menu. Don't have to cook tonight. Got my Fall decorations up and put a new face on my blog...sorry... I just couldn't wait. Sending Hugs.

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    1. Oh Wanda...this was mostly cottage stuff...and mostly boyfriends!
      Finally convinced him to get rid of some junk!
      What a sweet thing to say....
      Not time for a Fall here yet...still hanging onto a Summer, with both hands!

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  14. Looks like a lovely place to visit for a day trip. I had a giggle when I read about the lady clucking at you. I can just imagine the expression on your face when it happened! Your new suede shoes are sweet, so are the glasses with Pooh Bear and Tigger. Enjoy the weekend, we'll probably walk around Pt. Credit. It's Busker Fest weekend, I never tire of "theatre in the street."

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    1. Only about 20 minutes from the cottage....
      You would be proud of me....I never even raised an eyebrow!
      You culture fiend you!

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  15. I always enjoy ships and harbours!

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  16. What a charming little town. I loved seeing the thrift store too., Cute shoes, and glasses! Love boyfriend's wood tote.
    I miss you my friend. I hope to get back to blogging soon.
    xo Kris

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    1. Yes....you are BAD!
      Get crackin' young lady!

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  17. What an awesome thrift store and you found some fabulous finds! Love the scotty dog glasses!

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    1. Oh...I knew you would like those!!

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  18. Hello, frozen yogurt! Is the drool apparent, Linda? ;))

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    1. HI Blue...
      No drooling for you...
      At my Zoo...
      No frozen yogurt for you!!
      Hahaha!
      Love to TRY and rhyme!

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  19. That looks like a fun day Linda. I love the pretty dishes at the thrift shop and the cute scottie glasses you bought. It's nice to get out on little day jaunts.

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