11.16.2010

A very fun weekend...

Saturday was our one year anniversary.  (big smile) 

We started our day with a trip to Starbucks (not for me...) but I did get the reduced fat raspberry coffee cake.  Yum.  I love anything with a crumbly topping.

We then went to this awesome estate sale (he told me I could do anything I wanted... and to estate sales we went!)  We walked in and immediately spotted an entire set of these really neat books.
At the time, we didn't know what they were, but we knew that an entire set of anything, for a small amount of money, is a deal.  We also knew that they would look awesome in our library.  So, Stephen stood watch (fending off other estate sale dealers) and I went and got a sign that said SOLD - BAKER.

75 books later, and one trip to the ATM (they only take cash), we were in the car and on our way.  Stephen started searching the name of the set of books, and low and behold, we had a find.  We had first editions, from 1909.  In his best Antiques Road Show voice, he quoted the price he found online.  "The given value of these very rare books, when in a complete set, including the subsequent editions (which we had), can range anywhere from.... (he also made the ding sound they do on Antiques Roadshow)... $1000- $5000"  Yay! 

I don't know if you can see it, but just below the title, there is a space that says No. 492.  Well, each book is HAND numbered.  Can you believe that?  So cool.  Find us on the next Roadshow.

We then went to a few more antique shops, and estate sales.  We had the best time.  I bought some fun little things.  We celebrated our good finds over sushi, at our favorite spot in town, Sushi Gen.

I then met Paula and Kat at the Sue Peyton's (bridal store).  I had found my dress but I needed at least one person's opinion!  I had so much fun trying it on for them and being able to buy my dress and veil and have it ready to take home for Thanksgiving!


Sue Peyton's - Shreveport
Anywho, after my very successful day, I went back home to Stephen's and got ready for our night out.  We had tickets to opening night at the Symphony!

We walked in and we might have been one of maybe 10 couples that were under 60.  It was really fun to see all the minks, bowties, and cute old couples attending the symphony in their very best.  We had a wonderful time, and even attended a private reception after, with the musicians and other supporters of the symphony.  It was so fun talking to the conductor, as well as other new faces.

All in all, it was a very fun weekend.  I'm looking forward to Saturday, as we're hoping to have a big garage sale!  All money goes toward our honeymoon.  Which, by the way, we need a destination.  Any ideas?


Love,
S

2 comments:

Mrs. H. said...

Yet another A-MAZING story in the lives of an A-MAZING couple!!! Love you guys!!!!!

threepinkdots said...

Jamaica! ;)

With or without luggage.