Garage sales, thrift shops, flea markets, antique stores, occasional shops. These are a few of my favorite things. I consider it an adventure when I go on the hunt for treasures at any of these places. Hubby Gregg is a pretty good sport when it comes to accompanying me. The problem isn’t that he doesn’t like to go to these places...the problem is that we have different opinions on the amount of time we should spend at one. Gregg can go in, do a walk through, and be ready to go in the time it takes me to take my coat off and say hello to the shop owner (OK...I’m exaggerating a little). You’re probably asking, “why not just go with someone else?” Well, sometimes I do, and I love the time spent with people who share my love of the “hunt”. It’s just that Gregg is my favorite person in the world to spend my time with...he’s my best buddy. I like having him by my side as we stroll the aisles pointing out all of the fun treasures of our childhood as we share the memories that go along with them.
Anyway...once a year on my birthday, part of my gift is a treasure hunt with no time limitations. Gregg is not allowed to even look like he wants to leave until I’m ready...this makes me very happy. Well, I recently had a birthday :)
Here are a few of my finds...
A lovely set of candle holders in my favorite color.
Vintage watercolor paint sets to display in my studio. I’m starting to collect these…they aren’t easy to find.
Pretty silverware…I like when they’re tarnished.
This is one of the things that I like to do with my old silverware. I plan on doing a tutorial for this in the future.
A wonderful vintage tablecloth in my favorite colors.
Several yards of this fabric. I don’t think it’s that old, but I love it…Oh, and guess what color it is…my favorite! I might make a shower curtain out of it, or use it for picnics.
And last, but not least, some old sewing notions and buttons. You can never have too many buttons.
Until next time…
A wonderful quote from Nicole’s blog…
“The safest place to be is in God’s will.”
“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…” Romans 1:16