Today we decided to go to Ormond Beach Farmers Market. It is by the bridge beachside opposite The Casements which is a nice old house where Rockerfella would spend his holidays.
There weren't many stalls but we bought some fresh limes and some honey. We then nipped down to Beach Street in Daytona where Andy spent his time in Atlantic Sounds to smell vinyl;-) he had a big list with him too. The people that work there look so pale. They really need to get out for some Vitamin D;-)
I went to an Antique shop called 'Arlequinn which is owned by a French lady and her daughter. There are many treasures in there. None of your old tat and rubbish in here. There is a Dali print in there for $3400 as well as a Roy Lictenstein for $6000. The owners that are getting the lady to sell it paid $10k for it when they bought it. It is a good one too.
She had some really beautiful antique jewellery and I couldn't resist a lovely emerald and diamond ring which was a perfect fit which I managed to get for two thirds of the marked price. Also so a lovely art deco ring in platinum and diamonds with the gemmology papers for two thirds of the marked price. I love it and it also fit like a glove. Feel a bit guilty that I am spending money that should really go to get my an arm lift but there you go. My flabby arms will have beautifully decorated fingers. ;-)
Had a look round the other Antique Malls and saw a fifties jukebox for $995. Andy told me it wouldn't fit in the house but I thought we could just sell something else;-). We left it there. There was also a peacock chair for $48 but a couple of the straw bits were perishing so we passed on that too.
Went back home to have a cup of tea and a respite from the sun. It is so hot here. Luckily there is always a bit of a breeze. Sat in the back garden and made my yard sale placards.
Yes we are doing a yard sale on Saturday. I have put my post in Craigslist and have had some interest in the pool we bought. Am quite excited about the yard sale. I am sure I will get asked about the Royal Wedding on a few occasions.
In the evening we settled down to a couple of episodes of Simpsons and then got ready to go out for our first evening meal if you don't count Bahama Breeze.
We went to a place called Julian's Dining Room and Lounge.
Oh my goodness it was like going back in time. Real Formica tables but bad seats that wiggled. A tiki bar and big murals of Hawaian scenes. The service was a bit slow but the food was really really good.
I had the baby back ribs with Jasmine rice and Andy had the prime rib medium rare. Really nice food. But the venue itself really needs an update. If they want to look old school that is fine but it needs a lick of paint at least. Looked more like a school canteen than a dinner place.
The couple behind us had problem after problem with wrong drinks wrong sides side running out etc but when I asked them if they enjoyed it they said the food was so good that they just went with the flow with the other stuff.
Took most of my ribs home as I was a bit full.
It is about 8am here now and today we are going to see our property managers to say hello, give them our Royal Weddding stuff we saved for them as well as pick some yard sale tables up from them.
Then the beach I think.
Have a great day everyone