I just have to take a second to thank you all for your sweet comments and emails about my post on Friday. I know that I may not know each and everyone you, but you are my people and I knew you would totally understand why I was feeling a bit blue and lift my spirits! Kisses and hugs to all of you, because you really helped me out. :)
Now on to what I do best my weekend recaps!
After I spent Friday in the steamy NY city heat helping my sister move out we left for our girls weekend trip early Saturday morning!
Our eyes were set for Newport, RI, but when I saw a sign for Mohegan Sun I knew we needed to do a little detour.
We ran into the casino like kids in a candy store. Who doesn’t love playing penny slots! We stayed for one hour and my $20 disappeared rather quickly.
My sisters on other hand by came home a little richer:
After our detour we continued to Newport where we ate lunch at Bowen’s Wharf’s:
So pretty. Me and Jon talk about retiring to Rhode Island all the time. With views like this I think you can understand why. Who doesn’t love the water, beach and old charms of Newport.
Thames street is the main street in Newport and we made sure to hit all of my favorite shops.
If you ever visit the area you must stop at Armory Antiques.
Take a peek at what I saw:
Lots of vintage furniture:
Treasures, treasures and more treasures…
A ginger jar that was practically as tall as me!
I fell in love with these ginger jars, but for $325 they weren’t coming home with me.
They had a whole blue & white set up.
Loved this pierced lamp!
Vintage prints you had your pick of maps, postcards, advertisements, flower plates, etc.
When I was little purple was always my go-to favorite color so of course I loved all of these old bottles! Anyone know anything about purple glass?
I know I had only been gone a couple of hours at the point, but I missed my husband so when I saw all these vintage fishing lures I thought of Jon immediately.
For the beach house owner there was lots of nautical finds. Ximena was more than happy to model for me.
Hee hee I art directed this shot and it makes me chuckle! All kidding aside I loved those Japanese Fishing floats. They were huge and ranged from $30-$37 a piece.
This place was truly chinoiserie heaven. Look at all of these finds that I’m regretting leaving behind:
After shopping in town and a drive along the coast to check out the mansions we headed to Narragansett. It is only 30 mins away from Newport and I good place to go if you can’t find hotel accommodations in Newport.
Here is a picture of the historical towers. People can actual hold their wedding receptions in there.
We were tired when we arrived so heading to the movies to relax. We went and saw Grown-ups. It was enjoyed by all!
Next morning we woke up nice and early and headed to the beach.
Then I had to take them to eat at my favorite place, Crazy Burger. Yum.
Afterwards we also hit an art fair that is held every weekend in the center of town.
We then hit the road back home. Of course we stopped at the casino again on the way home. What can I say it’s very addictive. No pictures on the return trip since we didn’t do so hot!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend. It was nice to get away and go to one of my favorite places.
Have any of you traveled to R.I? Any other places I should hit next time?