We road-tripped to St. Louis last week for my great uncle's 80th birthday. We met my parents there, and their two very cute and hilarious dogs.
On Saturday I wore one of my favorite dresses, this black and white 1940s dress. I'm all squinty here from the sun.
We didn't get to do much thrifting--we were only there two days--but I have to say, the stops we made were fabulous! Great prices compared to our stores, and I found some fun stuff. We came very close to bringing home this Danish modern-y coffee table.
My cousin Sally was the lucky recipient of this cool bureau/shelving unit for her new apartment.
Our St. Louis thrift booty! That box on the left is an old photographer's lighting set.
I did not buy this squirrel nutcracker, though I really liked his looks.
I did buy this 1954 Lane & Co. duck TV lamp.
We took a trip over to Cherokee Street, near where my mom said her mother used to take her shopping as a child, and where my grandmother also would go dancing at a local ballroom. There were some beautiful buildings and the remains of old stores and businesses along the street.
My very talented cousin Peggy made these adorable and delicious cookies. We had to lock them up before Andy devoured them all.
I also got to have one of my St. Louis favorites, toasted ravioli, while we were there. But I did not get to have any Ted Drewes frozen custard. So I hope we'll be headed back again soon--to see the family, eat Ted Drewes, visit Onesto, the restaurant where my cousin Sally works, and hit some more of the St. Louis thrifts!