We had a great time this last weekend going to Baker City, Oregon. It's about 2 1/2 hours from here, and an easy drive. We wanted to do a day trip somewhere we've never been. Baker is just off the hiway and we'd seen it but never been in town. We went to the Baker Heritage Museum and the purportedly haunted Geiser Grand Hotel. We also had lunch, hit a yard sale, and saw the sights. Great trip! It really was a extremely RICH mining town, a lot of $$$ there. Here's some photos of the sights-
From the Heritage Museum, examples of historical life-
old time store
I've never seen purple jars!!!
love the wafer tin box!
kitchen, love it
apron, how cute!
I've never seen an electric range this old
My Grandma had one of these :)
Love the blue stove
Looks like a Hoosier
I've never seen a piece like this- desk and cabinet
I LOVED this portrait, sadly no name of artist, large and stunning!
From The Geiser Grand Hotel, a $7,000,000 restoration-
Incredible stain glass ceiling, huge!
19 of these chandeliers from a palace in Venice, incredible!
all original mahogany restored, gorgeous
Austrian buffet with swans
All gold leaf
Photo from Allrecipes
Quick Italian Pasta Salad-
I found this recipe and made for the 4th of July dinner. Everybody loved it! I added celery and used 1/3 of the dry dressing mix. Yummy and cool and crisp!!! Quick Italian Pasta Salad recipe.
New thrifted table
I had been looking for a used dining table for several years. We found the one above yesterday! At a thrift store for $150.00 with 4 chairs, which were too big. The table has a leaf and was perfect with our existing chairs. After talking to the manager, and using a forgotten frequent buyer discount, it was $83.00! It even fit in our mazda hatch back, a match made in heaven :) Gorgeous heavy wood and fits perfect. I love the big legs.
Our old one, wobbly and cheap, now on Craigslist-
After taking a wrong turn (lucky for me) we found a storage facility with all kind of things for sale-
A Fossil Hanover organizer purse, expensive with pebbled leather, like new! $2.00, yes $2.00!!!
Not a knock off, the real deal :) A small town so maybe they don't know the brand, but I do...
Nice rusty metal bin, $3.00
Fun little wooden scoop, $3.00
Target 1/2 price summer sale, heavy outdoor thermometer, $10.00
$3.00 solar LED outdoor lights, I got 4
Anya enjoying the new sink :)