So in the wonderful cold that we have been having in Upstate New York, people do come into town to visit.  Saturday, two friends from high school and I went on an antiquing trip.

We started in Endwell at Charlie Brown’s Antiques.  This is a consignment shop in the Endwell Plaza at the corner of North Street and Main Street.  I love looking around in here as it is huge and there is a variety of items available.  Both Kat and I walked out with items.

Since I inherited my grandmother’s pressed aluminum, I always have an eye out for more.  I particularly like platters and trays that I can use when entertaining or when taking items to parties.  This particular trip netted me not only pressed aluminum but two new rings.  Best part, I spent less than $25 on all of the items.

A spoon ring and a knot ring

An Ice Bucket for Wine Bottles

Pressed Aluminum Tray - Bamboo pictured on it

Pressed Aluminum Platter

Once we left Charlie Brown’s we headed east on Main Street to Julie’s Place.  Here we found a lot of furniture.  I would just love to come back here at some point in time to purchase a table or a chair.  I was not in the major furniture purchasing mood so just ogled many pieces.

Then, we headed to Clinton Street in Binghamton where we stopped at Mad Hatter Antiques and another antique store right there.  One was on one side of St Michael’s Greek Orthodox Church and the other on the other side.  I just cannot recall the other store’s name.  Both had some wonderful buys for furniture.  I saw plenty more pressed aluminum but was not spending any more money.

After that, we headed out to dinner.  We ate at The Ground Round in Johnson City.  This is a fairly new location, maybe having been open for less than a year so far.  I had a Chicken and Spinach Salad with grilled chicken and a raspberry vinaigrette that was delicious.  Neither Candy nor Kat had another bad to say about their food either and the service was great.

From this point, we headed to a liquor store to pick up some wine and go hand out at Candy’s home.

One of my new Favs

So what else can you do when the temps are cold and you are on a rest day for running?

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