You want the whole story, don't you??
Well, while we were on our jaunt on Friday, we had to stop for some lunch.
We decided on a little 'fine dining'.
This was the view from our table.
The food was divine. Vermont cheddar soup. Spinach salad with roasted beets, blue cheese and pecans.
Tiny bite size scones and little slices of home made bread.
The salvage store is in White River Junction, Vt, for those of you who asked.
The restaurant is in Quechee.
It is Simon Pierce.
They had a potter and a glass blower on the lower level, but it was still under renovations since Irene hit last summer.
Simon Pierce makes lovely glassware, and dishes, and LAMPS.
Their shop is just lovely.
Again, I wanted one of each, but my treat for the day was yarn, even though I already have tons of yarn already. It is part of my addiction.
The wooden bowl would look awesome with a big, green salad in it, but $375 was a tad more than I could bear to spend for it.
So it does look like we were just on a fun filled jaunt, doesn't it?
We did have a lovely day.
We talk the miles away. Isn't that what good friends are supposed to do?
We solve world problems. Or at least some of them.
We have impeccable taste when we shop.
This is the upper level of Simon Pierce, it used to house a weaver, but now it is pretty empty.
They have private dinner parties here.
It was a lovely ride home.
Country roads. Farm houses, old barns.
As we were careening down this particular road.......and no, I wasn't driving, I tried to get this picture.
I would rather ride, so I can keep my camera at hand, which my BFF says is attached to me.
All of a sudden, my friend let out a squeal!!!
She is a shepherdess, you see.
And there were not just sheep out in this meadow, but there were so many lambs, we couldn't count them.
Look closely.......near every large sheep you will see two or three little ones.
And now for the truth.
I have a confession to make.
This was not just a mindless wanderlust into Vermont, although there is nothing wrong with that.
I really had something in mind, and had a plan.
Yes, I confess......I went to pick up another loom........what? #17?
And this is no ordinary loom.....oh, no.
It is the exact same loom I have in the old kitchen....a Reed Ideal.......minus the production wheel.
My Ideal has 750 yards of black warp on it. Wouldn't it be nice to have one with 750 yards of WHITE on it?
You know where this is going, don't you??
Sorry for the long post, I didn't realize the 'truth' would take so long to tell. :)