A Bit of Vintage and Some Weekend Fun: Oyster Bake

Oh, Happy Monday! Right? And Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! My favorite MLK quote:

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

Over the weekend, Jason and I were invited to an oyster bake.  What a fun and delicious time!  It was actually a little get-together to celebrate the life of Pouncy, the beloved neighborhood cat who recently had to be put down.   The neighborhood is full of cat and dog lovers.  As fate would have it, the owners of Pouncy were traveling during Pouncy’s acute flare which led to him being put down.  Several neighbors had been watching out for Pouncy during the owners’ time away, and they all came together to get Pouncy to the vet and take care of a sad situation.  That was the main reason for the celebration: so many had loved and cared for Pouncy.

I love the way this photo captures the darkness beyond the firelight and people shucking oysters by the light of an iPhone.  They were so good!  Shuck one, pour the contents into your mouth, repeat.  I am not a big oyster fan, generally speaking, but these were amazing.  You could taste the salt water!  And I guess just being outside and taking them right out of the coals.  Just awesome.

I also found some very nice vintage items over the weekend. One is an old tablecloth. Even though it had a couple of stains, I washed it and placed it folded across a tall storage cabinet. The bright flowers are staring at me when I look up from my desk.

I also found four amazing lamps! A couple of them need cleaning and harps, and they all need shades. A couple will probably go into the shop, but a couple will come home with me!

Well, Mars has a new album.
Amelia and Mars cozy up.
Gravel-punctured tire. Really?

I went into the weekend pretty tired but it all ended up being okay. After all the snow and ice finally melted, I went out to run some errands and had a flat tire. What are the chances of running over a piece of gravel that perfectly wedges in the tread and punctures the tire? And, wouldn’t you know? I had just purchased four new Dunlop tires for the Element five weeks ago. I had to drive on a spare for a day while they ordered a new one, and I got a good discount since it was so new. I had originally refused the roadside hazard warranty at 20 dollars a tire!  Maybe I should get it next time?

Enjoy this day!


10 thoughts on “A Bit of Vintage and Some Weekend Fun: Oyster Bake”

    1. Mamasmercantile, I could not imagine that I would like them so much. Have tried them before at the beach, but those really were not nearly as good as these. After eating one, I was game for more. 🙂 xo Lynn

  1. Sorry about the flat tire. Our Pilot tires that come on it had 4 punctures in one tire and 2 were on the side. They said it was a cheap tire. Glad you got a discount to get a new one. We had our patched until we got a new set.
    Love you!

    1. Hey Vicki! I sure wanted to patch this, but it was too close to the wall. I had been on the same tires that were on the Element when I bought it, so bought the standard tire the Element comes with. I am glad for that discount too! Love you too!

  2. I’m so sorry about your flat tire. The craziest things can happen when we own vehicles.
    I love it that your neighborhood watched out for Pouncy while his owners were gone…and even more so that everyone pitched in to get Pouncy relieved from his condition. That is a special neighborhood!

    1. Dianna, thank you! Yes, a great neighborhood! Needless to say, with all the cats, the “Meowfia” is pretty powerful in the neighborhood. 😉

  3. What a wonderful way to celebrate a much loved cat! Glad you had a good time.
    We always buy the flat tire protection! It never seems to fail that you get a flat if you don’t buy it?

    1. Hi, Robin! Thanks for stopping in and for your comment! You know, I keep thinking that I should have gotten it. It would have added 80 dollars to overall price, but I spent nearly that much with this mess with just the one tire. :/

  4. That tablecloth is lovely. So sorry about your flat tire. The oyster bake sounds amazing…anything to do with the beach sounds lovely about now. Happy Monday. xoxo Val

    1. Hi, Valerie! Yes indeed, love the beach! I loved reading about your grandmother who lived near the beach. I had never known about that, I guess, until reading your story about it.
      Love and hugs!

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