Also, they claim to have reasonable prices, but that probably depends on your perspective. If you're from DC, you'll probably think their prices are ok, maybe even cheap on some things. If you're from pretty much anywhere else, you'll probably think it's expensive. (I found an industrial metal cabinet with drawers that I liked, but not enough to buy, for $500, a mid-century dresser that was ok-looking for $600, a dining table that did not look vintage for $645.) Anyway, it's definitely worth a look if you're nearby, but I would recommend educating yourself about how to identify authentic vintage pieces and what they should cost (or know what you're willing to pay for them) before you buy.
We also went to Home Rule, which is a tiny one-room shop stocked with super cute and colorful kitchen and bath things. If we had more cabinet space and money to burn, I'd buy half the things they sell here. I will definitely be back.
We stopped at Silver Diner for dinner on the way home (I had a jack cheese omelet and hashbrowns, and Peter had huevos rancheros something-or-other for those who are curious), then we went home to play with our Roku. We got a Roku streaming stick about a month ago, and we're still adding channels and figuring out how it all works. We actually got a Roku back when they first came out (maybe 2008?) and it was terrible; the picture quality was blurry, like watching TV without my glasses on, and it would buffer constantly, so we sent it back. I was wary of trying Roku again, but everyone kept raving about it, and Peter really wanted to try it--he wants to dump cable when our contract is up--so we did. So far, it's much improved from the first version. But one drawback to Roku I have noticed is that sometimes the audio and video do not match up, which is annoying. Also, it's not great if you want to watch live events like a baseball game, for example. I'm sure no one reading this post is a sports fan, haha, but your only option is to pay for a subscription channel like MLB.com, and then you have to wait a day to watch your home team play (some nonsense about in-market blackouts and giving priority to local broadcasters). It is nice to watch Netflix movies on our TV though, and if they could improve the sound/video lag that sometimes happens, it would be perfect. (It's not our internet connection because it doesn't happen on the computer or other devices, only Roku).
Anyway, all in all, it was a good Saturday filled with a few treasures, some nice people, and a healthy dose of the unexpected. Oh and did I mention a corgi? :)
By the way, has anyone else got Roku? Any channels you can recommend?