Despite the cold day here this past Saturday, the sun was shining and I was on my way to meet up with my mom and aunt for a day of treasure hunting and going out to lunch. Who cares about the cold on a fun day like that, right? As I was rounding the corner by my house, there were two sandhill cranes in the field. One good thing about living far away from the city is seeing creatures like this close to your house. Sorry for the poor photo quality - I rolled down the window of my car and zoomed in with my phone camera to get a photo. It was only when I rolled up my window and looked in my rearview mirror, that I noticed there was a van sitting behind me. I am so glad the driver was patient with me and didn't honk their horn. I gave the driver a friendly wave as I went on my way.
The first shop we went to was one I had heard about and always wanted to check out: Lucky Junk. To be honest, we were expecting more of an antique shop where we could hunt for our little treasures, so we were disappointed. Yes, there are antiques in this store, but it's mostly repurposed vintage finds and they're quite pricey. The one thing I did really like in this store was how they made a chandelier out of branches and little clear lights. The owner was friendly and welcoming and I had a short chat with her about how I was familiar with her store due to reading about it on some local blogs.
Our second stop was Vintage Deja Vu.This was more our type of store...lots of vintage things stacked all over the place, so everywhere you looked there was something to discover. We looked through the same areas several times over because we'd find things we missed the first go-around.
I loved this retro pink kitchen! And yes, that's a real kichen from a house that was demolished.
My eyes were drawn to that red, blue and yellow metal recipe box in the stack in back. The colors were perfect for my kitchen. The price was a little high, so I was debating whether to buy it or not. Then I heard another customer asking the owner of the shop if her prices were firm. She said no, that they were negotiable. (Hooray!) I asked her what was the best she could do on the price of the recipe box and she knocked $5 off. Sold!
The recipe box is now in my china cabinet on top of a stack of cookbooks. Loving these colors!
Well, here it is Monday and what a difference a day makes. It's 57 degrees with the sun popping in and out. I opened the living room window to let in some fresh air and as you can see, Clementine and Monkey were enjoying their bird and squirrel stalking.
Here's hoping that you had a wonderful weekend and that today is the start of a new week of dreams and possibilities.