Sunday, October 18, 2009

" Chill'n On The Bayou "

Before I tell you about our whirlwind trip to Cajun Country..............


I want to tell that Interstate 12 from Slidell Louisiana to Lafayette Louisiana is an obstacle course!! Those Crazy Cajun drivers will RUN OVER YOUR ARSE!! I felt like I was at a NASCAR RACE! They dart in and out of traffic, pull in front of you like you aren't even there !! We saw


cars come up the right shoulder, pull in front of the person in the right lane then dart over to the left lane, more than once my friends! SHEESH Louise! Let the driver beware!!


This is approaching the Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge !





















Bumper to Bumper at 2:00 PM..............




This bridge is so high it's like being on a mountain top!







Crossing the Mighty Mississippi River.............







Angie and Kat...I was waving at you girls !







We made it alive to Lafayette! I was so glad to get to our hotel ! We rested awhile then went out driving and had Red Beans and Rice for dinner! We got up at 5:30, it was still dark when we headed out to the 7 mile yard sale. 50 degrees and after 80 degree days, it felt like it was 30!


People were already out in droves but we couldn't see what was on the tables so we drove to the far end and started there! I didn't take many pictures, it was just so cold! We did stop at some sales held under a bunch of Live Oaks in Grand Coteau that I snapped...........









The lady whose daughter lives in the house here told us this tree is 300 years old! It was just majestic!!









It branches swept downward like a ballerina's arms in dance...........











This is a shot of the lady's yard sale table under this tree...........













This shot is further back from the tree!












Hubby found an American made torch set that was like new, he said; retails for around $ 300.00


that he got for $25.00! He was tripping over that find! This dressing table and stool was my favorite find for $ 10.00 ! I also got the 2 baskets sitting on the floor next to it for 50 cents a piece. Under the baskets is a case of new wide mouth quart canning jars I picked up for $ 1.00!














I found this aluminum cake platter and cover for $ 3.00! My Grandmother had one exactly like it I remember well!















I picked up this new shoe rack for $ 5.00. I looked at one of these in Walmart the other day and I think it was $ 32.00...............


















I though this was cute for $ 1.00. I'm going to find a place for this to hang on the screen porch.















I have and use my mother's sugar bowl but don't have the matching creamer. I do now, for 25 cents!



















This is another shoe rack for $2.00. I'm not going to use it as a shoe rack though, I'll show you later what I got this for.


















After we left the yard sales, we went to a flea market in Lafayette. I bought this little hat.

We got 2 beautiful Fig Trees(they're in the greenhouse) that are the small brown canning figs.

We also got 2 bags of Louisiana Satsumas.




















After leaving the flea market we drove a short distance to Breaux Bridge, La.


HAVE A WONDERFUL SUNDAY EVERYONE!




















24 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Honey Chile, I 'member that TRAFFIC in Louisiana. I always tell everyone that I truly learned to drive once I lived in Louisiana and Texas. ha ha

Looks like you got some great bargains. My Mama used to have a creamer/sugar bowl like those.

We're heading home today--but then I leave again on Tuesday for my Girls' Week with childhood friends. We're going to Maggie Valley. It will be fun---but I'm 'tarred' of all of this traveling... ha

They also say that we may have gotten frost at home last night. Hope the Roses/flowers are okay... Gads!!!!

Stay warm... Enjoy that good Cajun food at Breaux Bridge. I love that place.. We used to go to Mulottas there.
Hugs,
Betsy

lakeviewer said...

Oh my, what a great party there!

Stone Bridge Farm said...

YAY! Great finds.

Journaling Woman said...

I love that old tree. That tree just confirms my belief that we are all (including all nature)perfect in our natural state, unaltered...free to grow...if that makes sense.

You always find the best things.

Beth Niquette said...

I've been across that bridge!!! It IS like being on top of a mountain! Lovely blog--wonderful finds. I enjoyed reading your blog this afternoon.

Beth Niquette said...

And those oak trees are incredibly beautiful. I can see faces in their gnarly bark...

KB said...

Whoa, I'm glad that I wasn't in that traffic. But, it sounds like you had a heck of a fun time once you arrived!

crochet lady said...

Ick I hate traffic.

Those trees are just so amazing. All those twists and turns and hanging moss.

Renie Burghardt said...

I would hate that traffic as well. Not used to it.

Love the oaks. I have a couple of ancient ones in my woods. There is one with such a massive trunk it takes two granddaughters and I, holding hands, to encircle it.

You found some great stuff, and aren't even done shopping yet. Enjoy!

xox

RNSANE said...

Having lived in the San Francisco area for over thirty years ( I'm a GA girl originally and I am a Charity RN ), it does my heart good to see the wonderful oaks and Spanish moss. I am not sure how I chanced on your blog but it is such a welcome sight. Almost like a visit with my good old Charity classmates!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

I've enjoyed your visit to Lafayette, LA and I'm making a list of places I want to visit the next time I go to New Iberia, LA -- Lafayette isn't too far away! Last time we were there we drove around and looked at the big beautiful homes along with the big beautiful trees...

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Traffic seems to be the same way in Houston. My husband's folks lived there and I always dreaded the traffic when we went to visit. Your trip sounds like so much fun. I just love that old tree! Blessings,Kathleen

Marguerite said...

Omg, Carol, I can so relate to the crazy Cajun drivers. It is challenging to drive here, even when you live here. Sounds like you had a blast and I just love all of your finds at the yard sale. Next time, I'll join you! Hope you enjoy chowing down in Breaux Bridge. I know you will!

Debra said...

Just love those pictures of the trees...so beautiful. My husband and I stayed at a lovely Bed & Breakfast deep in Cajun Country a while back. This post makes me want to go back! Blessings

Mountain Woman of Red Pine Mountain said...

What lovely finds and great bargains too.
The traffic looked terrible and I'm glad you are safe and sound.
Really enjoyed all the pictures and the old tree was just grand.

Arkansas Patti said...

Thank you so much, That is one state I can cross off my list. I am too spoiled by my sweet Ozark drivers.
You do find the best buys and I love those Live Oaks in full beard.

Vicki Lane said...

Oh, my! MY grandmother had that exact aluminum cake cover and there was almost always pound cake under it!

Gaston Studio said...

What a great little dressing table! Can't wait to see what you have planned for the wooden shoe rack... at first I thought you must have tons of shoes to buy so many shoe racks; repurposing is right up my alley!

Miss those majestic live oaks with draping moss!

Laura said...

Carol,
Do they only have this sale once a year?

Laura

willow said...

Love that aluminum cake keeper. I would have grabbed it up in a heartbeat!

And that majestic old tree is fabulous.

steviewren said...

You took home quite a haul! I love the live oaks down LA way. There are no other trees to match them in beauty in my opinion.

Deb Shucka said...

I'm so envious of the bargains you find. The pictures of those trees are so amazing!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

What finds!

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I need to go flea market shopping with you! I never find good stuff like you do.

Gorgeous trees!

Be careful if you ever drive through Charlotte, NC, too! Crazy people here.

Elizabeth
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