Tuesday, August 7, 2012

More Weekend Adventures

In addition to our house hunting adventure in Ipswich this weekend we made some fun pit stops along the way. I must have the best hubs ever (or he is so sleep deprived that he has completely lost his mind) because not only did he find the Crane Estate, he also mapped out some great antique shops on the drive up.

The first shop was Howard's Flying Dragon Antique Shop in Essex.

When Joey was searching for some stores he came across this review by Tess H. on Yelp...

"Filled to the brim with everything from ship wheels to Victorian boots and everything in between, it's not as cheap as a flea market but it's certainly the kind of place you could leave comfortably with a few new treasures to make your day. Plus, there are kitties everywhere! A+"


I regret not getting this sign- it is 100% my truth...

Need a buoy? I think they had a few...

Next stop was the White Elephant Antique Shop.

Notice this sign for "pickers wanted"- I think I have finally figured out what I want to do with my life:)

Brass filigree and crystal chandy- total GLAM.

 This was a bike from the late 1800's. I will be the first one to admit that I can BARELY ride a regular bike, so one that would puts you 5 feet off the ground is a no-go for this girl.

Driving along we came across the Russell Orchard. We will definitely make another trip up there in the fall because the fields were beautiful and you can pick your own berries and apples.

We could not resist getting some goodies which included two fresh apple cider donuts, fresh peaches, squash, and organic cilantro and lime vinaigrette. YUM!

Our final stop of the day was for a late lunch at the Clam Box in Ipswich. The line was a little long, but it was hands-down worth the wait.

After that lunch we had to literally roll home. Uggh...no dinner for me that night!

Such a fun weekend, and I am so happy that I have the best husband ever that takes me to all of these new and special places even when he is exhausted from working his butt off every day!

XOXO Katie
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  1. Looks like a really fun afternoon! :)

  2. That lunch ... THAT LUNCH ... amazing! Honestly, if I had a place like that at my disposal each weekend, it would spell t-r-o-u-b-l-e for me! Next time, invite me! :)

  3. My mother grew up in Ipswich, and I've been to the clam shack and Crane's beach more times than I can count! This post made me nostalgic!