Featured photo by Photo by Charisse Kenion on Unsplash. I love secondhand shops. There’s no telling what you will find and there is most often a bargain to be had. Finding such places, especially in rural northeast Ohio, can be a challenge. Unlike big corporate retailers, secondhand shops and thrift stores rarely advertise. They are… Continue reading Day trips from northeast Ohio: thrift stores, junk shops, flea markets, and antique malls
Appliance Breakdown: Replacing the Refrigerator
When my 4 year old refrigerator stopped working, and the repairman made it clear that it would cost more to fix it than it was worth, I went on a mission to find a new one. I was determined to buy the perfect refrigerator. A refrigerator that I would fall in love with. I had… Continue reading Appliance Breakdown: Replacing the Refrigerator
Weekend in Columbus: Let the Holidays Begin!
I like to Christmas shop early in the season. I wait for the Christmas decorations to go up but like to be finished with my shopping list before the post Thanksgiving frenzy begins. It’s not that I don’t shop in December. But I find shopping in December to be a lot more fun if I… Continue reading Weekend in Columbus: Let the Holidays Begin!
The White Elephant in the Room is Under the Christmas Tree
Christmas commercialism getting you down? Once again, stores are filled with all manner of things that I don't need or have any interest in buying. There comes a point in life where acquiring "more stuff" just isn't important anymore.
Antiques Extravaganza: The Goodwill Hunt
It hadn't rained on us, but we had failed to see the sun shine on Thursday. Friday was starting out cool and overcast as well. April weather in Pennsylvania was unpredictable. The next time, I would wait for the summer Extravanza that takes place in June. Good or bad though, the weather wouldn't be an issue… Continue reading Antiques Extravaganza: The Goodwill Hunt
“Tis the Season” for Christmas Shops
Holmes County is the heart of Ohio's Amish country. You can easily spend a day here, or a week, touring all of its many shops and sites. One Friday morning in mid-November my daughter and I made our way to Millersburg, Ohio with a single destination in mind. "Tis the Season" lays claim to being Ohio's… Continue reading “Tis the Season” for Christmas Shops
The Saturday Hunt
It was a cool Saturday. One of those first days of fall that are damp and cold and so unexpected after a summer of warm days that the chill cuts right to the bone. My daughter, Amy, came around about 10:00 to pick me up. We were making one of our regular "gadding" trips, this… Continue reading The Saturday Hunt