Sunday, March 29, 2009

Fun Shopping Weekend

Normand and I having lunch at Paul's photo credit Katy Larson
On this lovely spring weekend my sister Katy and I did quite a bit of flea/antique shopping. On Friday Katy and I went to an estate sale, Melanie LaFleurs Antique/Consignment shop, Crossroads Antiques in Opelousas, The Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall in Washington and Burkes Outlet in Lafayette. Whew what a day. We both found lots and lots of goodies. Check out Katy's goodies at her blog Melanie LaFleurs was having a fabulous 60% off everything sale and a special sale in one of the out building with 75 % off. She is at Round Top TX this week and will be bringing home new stuff next week. You should go if you can there are lots of lovely treasures. Her hours are Wed -Thurs 9-3.

Then on Saturday to celebrate Katy's 27th bd (wink, wink) she her husband David and Normand & I took a little road trip to Ponchatula, LA home of the Strawberry Festival for a little flea/antique shopping. We got to Ponchatoula just in time for lunch at Paul's on Pine Street. We had a lovely lunch of red beans and rice with sausage and lima's on the side (Katy), hamburger on french bread dressed with lettuce and thick slices of tomato (David) and fresh fried shrimp po-boys (Deb and Norm). After lunch we had lots of fun walking down Pine Street checking out and finding goodies. Katy and I both scored some sweet things and the guys joked around and laughed constantly. Honestly you just can't take them anywhere. After we closed the shops down we stopped at Sonic for Slushies and Cokes to have with some of Katy's homemade Chocolate Almond Biscotti. Yummy Yummy!!! We also each bought a flat of fresh picked juicy sweet smelling delicious strawberries.
Strawberry shaped gummy candy for the little kids. I bought the older kids pralines but they ate them before I could take pictures. The blue dish is one of the treasures I found.

After leaving Ponchatoula (with a few unintentional detours) we drove to Baton Rouge for shopping at TJMaxx, Marshalls, Tuesday Morning and Barnes and Noble. (We found a few goodies there too.)

Then onto Copelands/Cheesecake Bistro for a delish dinner and drinks. The meals we ate were fabulous. David had the grilled tuna, Katy had crawfish ravioli in a cream sauce, Norm had a shrimp pasta dish with crunchy bread, I had eggplant with oysters and shrimp with pasta. To start the me we had clam chowder, absolutely fabulous french onion soup and a house salad. You should go. Oh and I forgot Norm and I split a Bananas Foster cheesecake and Katy and David had a reg cheesecake with raspberry sauce. Divine

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