Monday, March 5, 2012

Small Town Saturday Joy...

This is our small town of approximately 3000 population.  The entire town is on the National Historic Registry.  We are located in the Gold Country and have a wonderful rich history.  Saturday with snow covering our home and yard we decided to "go to town" which is merely a mile and a half from home.
 We enjoyed comfort food for breakfast in one of our little favorite restaurants.  The hand painted mural on the wall is actually of the town.  If you watched Hallmark's movie "The Christmas Card" this was the featured diner.
 After breakfast and a stroll to the post office we walked up the street to the local library where they have a book sale the first Saturday of each month.  I love to go to this and support the library.  Mr. C (seen here in blue jacket) even enjoys this for a very short time.  He buys his favorite hard bound books for $1 each, reads them and then donates them back to a future sale.  I am not so generous about donating my purchases back.  I like to keep them as I usually buy books for crafting.
 Here you can see they have quite a selection of every type.  Sometimes the rooms are very crowded with people and you have to wait to get to the book shelves.
 The prices are super fair.  Some books are even free.  How can I not support my local library?!
 Here are three of my latest finds.  Tassels was just 25 cents.  Dressed by the Best was a whole $1 and has lovely wearable art pieces in it. The Art Nouveau Dover book with CD was my find of the month.  Brand new and still complete.  Only 50 cents!  I know!  How lucky am I?  Can you believe Mr. C said to me, "What are you going to do with that?"  I don't think he will ever really understand creative types and I can understand we are a world of difference from his type...Engineer twice over and a Type A personality.  What was I thinking when I found him?  Oh right!  Love does not think.  Besides I had never formally known an engineer.  My entire family is artistic of some sort.
Here we are back to the car across the street from this super old historic hotel and restaurant.  Lots of stories these walls could tell.  Famous and infamous people have stayed here over the years.
We enjoyed a lovely morning in our little town.  Home to shovel snow and wash the car...surrounded by snow.   Our weather is very much Springlike and the daffodils are beginning to bloom.  There are hundreds planted along the highway and it is quite a sight to enjoy.  I walked outside this afternoon and I can already hear and feel another storm coming in.
I am still praying for those who have suffered so much loss with the extreme weather and tornadoes.
Thank you wonderful bloggers who visit and leave me a comment.  I read each and every one and always learn something.  Now I am going to enjoy visiting your blogs and commenting...


  1. Ah! I want to visit your beautiful, old community! Love it! I am mesmerized. My kinda town... I would have TOTALLY arm wrestled you for that clip art CD and book! Hahaha. I think I need to go to a book sale at my library. Have a lovely evening, my friend! Hugs, kath

  2. Good Evening Sweetie...
    Thanks for taking me to town this evening. I so enjoyed myself. What a beautiful quaint place to call home. I love seeing the murial in the resturaunt, that is breathtaking. I can see myself having a burger and home made fries on one of those spinning counter stools. What fun.

    A library sale? I haven't been to one of those in forever. How fun that would be. Looks like you both had a wonderful time.

    I bet that tassel book is a wonderful book.

    Have a glorious evening dear one. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  3. What a quaint little town! You are so blessed. You had me at the title to this post....have a great week!

  4. Oh this was a treat. Your town is so special. I really love small towns and what history they offer. Hope your snow is gone now. They say we might get some tonight. Everything has melted and I am ready for warm sunny weather. Have a delightful week.

  5. Oh I feel so bad for those hit by the horrible storms! The CD SCORE! See this is why we like to blog,,,,,WE GET IT! What a darling little town!


  6. I've enjoyed your walk around town so much! Love libraries - retired librarian that I am!!! I try to stay away from the book sales because I'm working on clearing out my house + my parents' house, but I really do like Mr. C's idea of buying the books to support the library sale & then giving them back to re-sell. Please tell him one of your followers thinks he's brilliant! Of course, I'd probably pick out books that I want to KEEP!
    Snow + daffodils - lovely combo!
    xoxo Jane

  7. Oh, I would love that library, love that clip art book with frames,too... I'm always looking for those older clip art books and they are HARD to find now! It really sounds like a wonderful place to live :)

  8. What a delightful town! Oh and those books- what treasures!!AND the PRICE!!!Don't you just LOVE books!!
    Glad you had a delightful morning, and I hope the storm passed you by.We have been hearing the terrible news of all the tornadoes over your way.
    Over here, on the eastern side of Australia, and north of us...floods, floods, and more floods. Poor people. My heart goes out to them.

  9. What a great town. So pretty and peaceful, unlike the rest of the world.
    Mr. C is a little like my husband. He always ask when I buy something what is that for. He even teases me on what floor of the scraproom is it going into? He is such a smarty pants. Now I tell him the 3rd one once it is done. LOL.
    Enjoy your books and can't wait to see what you are working on next.
    Be safe in the cold weather. And we are all praying for the families that have lost loved ones and their homes.

  10. A lovely town. The only problem with public libraries is that you have to give the books back. But my own shelves are too full. oh, dear!

  11. Your town looks like a lovely spot, and what a great find at the library! I look forward to seeing what you create with your find.
    I'm picturing daffodils along the highway, and it makes me smile, especially on this cold (-22C!) grey and snowy morning.

  12. 50 cents for the Dover book/w cd! what a find for sure!! I love small towns...we live in a small town (Village) and love it! I ride my bike to the post office and coffee shop!! Thanks for sharing your little jewel with us!!

  13. Thank you for the view of your town - it's so charming! And it's hard to imagine 1 1/2 miles away you have snow... nothing will be blooming at my house for a long while, but down the hill, in our town, the snow is gone and it won't be long before all the spring bulbs burst forth - I do love Spring!
    Yesterday I received a parcel and in it was a jewelery kit - I opened it while my husband watched and he asked what I was going to do with all THAT? I wasn't thinking of taking up JEWELRY was I? All the while shaking his head....
    And then I watched a program on Leonardo da Vinci and he painted and drew and created all kinds of machines and all kinds of weapons - I'd say we're in very good company!
    Enjoy your treasured finds - they look fabulous!

  14. Hi dear Sherry, we have that here,too-
    unfortunately I missed it this year--yes only once a year....
    Great you had a lovely day in town.

  15. Hello Sherry,

    Have not seen you in a while!
    Your town looks quite pleasant!

    Stop by my blog sometime, my 'screen' door is always open!

    I am your newest follower, too!

    Ciao Bella!

    Bella Bliss

  16. Your town sound like the kind of town my husband and I enjoy visiting. I work for the library here and I love to hear about people who support their local libraries. As always I enjoy visiting with you.

  17. A lovely post with lovely pictures. We have a very large book sale coming up in April that lasts a week in support of our symphony. I always find a few treasures and books that need a good home.

  18. What a charming town and a delightful morning. I've been to book sales at the library near my aunt's home in Michigan and always find great craft books at low prices. My husband and I are polar opposites most of the time -- love is blind as I sure didn't think so 20 years ago. Ha! Hope your week is great. Tammy

  19. I love the small town feel and browsing around the small shops. I enjoy that much more than ever going to a large shopping Mall.
    You have found some wonderful books.
    I have to say I am lucky enough to have a husband who loves to browse through flea markets and little shops off the beaten path.

    Wishing you a wonderful day,


  20. Sounds like the perfect weekend in a darling town. Love the mural on the wall in the diner. What a great score with the books. Like you, I love creative books. We artistic types totally get it. Although I have to say, my hubby has got the treasure hunt bug and enjoys going with me.
    The pic of the hotel is gorgeous.

    Have a wonderful evening and happy creating.
    XO CMD

  21. LOVE this little peek into your world. Thanks for sharing. keeleyxx

  22. Love your post...and I love visiting little towns like this in the Gold Country...have I been there, I'm wondering? Laurel


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