In keeping with our New Year’s Day tradition, Erin, from Just Grand, and I kick off the year with an antique road trip to one of our favorite antique malls. It also just happens to be the only mall open in the state of Illinois on New Year’s Day. On my shopping list? Vintage quilts for our summer cottage. I found a very happy yellow Bear Claw quilt which was my buy of the day. The red Wedding Ring quilt, I picked up from eBay in December. Obviously, I like color. To see Erin’s treasures, click here. Why would anyone stay home and watch football all day? I just don’t get it. I love starting the year off spending time with a good friend and reflecting on the past year putting everything in perspective in the grand plan. Refreshing.