When we headed out camping and fishing last weekend, I had no plans for shopping. When we went to Eureka Springs, I had still no plans for real shopping. But things popped up!
A nice bag of tractors for our grands for a song…a closed dollie for covering the summer pitchers of tea against flies and such on the deck…and then I saw Fiesta ware bowls. These are newer colors but pretty, and the price was reasonable. I have one covered casserole left from my Gran’s original Fiesta Ware. It was the late 1950’s and eating a meal at her house was such fun because each plate was a different shade of some primary color.
In Eureka Springs the next day, we parked in front of a store that was full of “stuff”. I never go in there as it is crowded with old pieces of glass or porcelain. The narrow store is so crowded you can hardly get down the aisles which means something can crash and break on your dime! But this day, there sat a Blue Willow egg cup in the front window. The lady talked a mile a minute about its worth, but she reduced to price a chunk to move it.
While many stores had gone out of business or changes products, there was a new hat store! An assortment of nice Panamas, straws, felts, and even silks. What caught my eye was an anti-cancer hat that I was familiar with. I have a couple and gave my mom one. They are soft, foldable, and are made in Canada with a fabric that repels harmful sun rays. This store had a whole new design I had never seen. Well, you know, I could not leave it there!