I am especially perky as I sit here this morning tapping away, drinking my 1st cup of coffee. I don't know what it is, the weather has been unusually June gloomy here in the desert, so I am not amped up on Vitamin D (unless you count the tanning bad- I know, bad girl). It must be that I love coming here and meeting new ladies with such creative minds.
Di Raimondo's Italian Market & Cheese Shop in Paso Robles
The very helpful & knowledgeable "cheese lady". She offered FREE samples..see it was thrifty!!
This is Pont-l'Evêque = Pont l'Eveque Pronunciation: POHN-luh-VEK she said this is an ancient and well-regarded French cheese isn't as stinky as other washed rind cheeses. I said - "Oh my! that is great cheese - so creamy and sweet & nutty - let's buy some (not so thrifty)!"
There were soo many to choose from they have over 100 cheeses - the aroma was to die for (did I mention I LOVE CHEESE?)!!
You can't have cheese without cured meats, salamis, breads & wine - they have it all!
But we only bought the cheese and a few crackers and it was delish!
Not one stitch of furniture in this room cost over $200.00. It was all bought at yard sales & thrift stores. I need more book shelves, but I have plenty of floor space. The table is Momma's - isn't is just beautiful? we use it to read at, drink coffee and play games.
Even our games are thrifty- I love old board games, so I pick them up at yard sales all the time- look at that Yahtzee!
The majority of books I own have been purchased at yard sales, the library and thrift stores. Our library does a sale at the end of the month - hard covers for .50 each and the SA does $1 each if you buy 5 or more (cha-ching). The majority of the decor in this room is yard sale & thrift store purchases. The typewriter was scooped up for $3.00 18 years ago, the camera was free (yard sale at the end of the day), little knick-knacks amounnt to pennies, the desk $100.00 about 10 years ago.
And finally this week's buy - I started collecting "C"'s in January and now I have 4! Eventually these will go on the wall in a nice pattern, but I want to wait until I have a little larger collection. It's fun hunting for them, and I scooped both up for under $5 total! Metal is especially fun for me since welding is PC's first love.
Well that does it for me, I need to go o dishes or something. Remember to join me tomorrow for Flashback Friday - this week's theme - Fun in the Sun! TaTa for now!