The week’s best weather day

tap-phongYesterday (Monday) was the only sunny day in our short term forecast, so it seemed like an ideal time to head over for some shopping at the Tap Phong Trading Company. I’d been by many times, but not inside. A search for a new wicker basket to carry fireplace logs sent me there.

Bill Byres usually likes to haunt such places so I called him up and we met for lunch at the Free Times Café on College. Bill declared the Mediterranean Omlette good, but added that his own omlettes were better. Probably. Bill is a very good cook.

As it happened, Tap Phong Trading was a fantastic place for cookware. Bill picked out a couple of very nice plates, but he could have chosen a giant wooden pizza paddle, gorgeous pottery bowls, stainless steel cookware or handsome porcelain vases. The place is huge inside and jam-packed with wonderful things at affordable prices.

My basket quest goes on, because although there was a rich collection of wickerwork boxes, baskets, bowls and steamers, I couldn’t find one with just the right size and handle configuration. Next time … and there WILL be a next time because Danica wants to go soon.

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