|Julie & Janis @ Claddagh Irish Pub|
We met at a big ole antique mall in Plainfield, Indiana. (Gilley's to you Hoosiers that care).
Oh how I love to wander down memory lane...especially with someone that I made so many memories with!
Julie and I enjoyed row after row of fun, old, and weird things.
We laughed, we chatted, it was just lovely.
Julie would find things she wanted, then changed her mind. I think she had 4 or 5 items through out hunt, but ended with just one. A divine red ceramic divide dish with a beautiful painting inside the bowls...yellow flowers I recall. It was a great find! I know she will use this and enjoy.
I found a real special heirloom that I had actually seen on another Bloggers page. I think it was one of my Utah friends and will go back to look. When she posted her find, I feel in love! Never had seen these and knew it was fabulous. My Blogger friend had much more detail. Mine is more simple.
Aren't they wonderful?Precious measuring spoons with the sweetest measurements. Can you read them?
A Pinch of Joy 1/4 teaspoon on back
A Dash of Tenderness 1/2 teaspoon on back
A Spoonful of Affection 1 teaspoon on back
A Heap of Love 1 tablespoon on back
I love them! And paid only $6.50 for them! So darn cute! And, yes, I will use them.
After all our searching we were hungry so we went over to Claddagh Irish Pub. Which I have always pronounced Claadack and Julie pronounced Clawdaw. We asked the waitress how to pronounce properly and she told us think of a Pina Colada... It's C'La dagh...Hmm Interesting. Julie was way closer. I like Claadack better & will probably continue to say it wrong. (I have been calling it this for twenty-some years!). I will try though.
Fabulous lunch! I had the Calm Chowder and Corned Beef Cabbage Rolls (oh yummy, yummy in my tummy!) topped with a white Zinfandel. Julie enjoyed the scrumptious Claddagh Catch sandwich and her first Martini ever! I suggested the Dirty Martini which she loved the olives but returned her Martini and settled for a fruity martini that was sweet instead of sour.
I love opportunities like this afternoon. We live an hour away from each other but try to get together more often. There was a time she lived three states west from Indiana, another when she was three states east of Indiana, and I missed her dearly. Once she lived withing a couple of miles when our kids were little and it was a joyful walk over for them to play & us to visit. We even lived side by side in a duplex as twenty-somethings.
I am very Blessed to have this Sister! Thanks Mom & Dad!