It has been close to a year and a half since the last time I went to my favorite antique mall. My favorite bloggers have been thrifting and junking and flea marketing and antiquing while I oohed and aahed and drooled over their fabulous finds. I was thrilled when they scored magnificent treasures, but I longed to go and score my own booty too.
While visiting my daughter a couple of weeks ago, my knee was feeling pretty good, so we decided to hit the antique mall. It was wonderful and awful at the same time! Wonderful to be among the beautiful old things again and awful because I just couldn't walk and stand very long. With a lot of stopping and sitting and resting, I made it through about two thirds of the first floor. It was wonderful because I could do that much and awful because I couldn't do it all.
I did score my own treasure in just two thirds of one floor though! Those little pink bows all around the teacup and saucer just endeared themselves to me. I couldn't leave it on the shelf. Maybe I'll give it to Shylee when she is older. And then there was the lace. A big bag full of beautiful cotton, crocheted, and assorted laces and trims. Even three adorable garden glove appliques. Wouldn't they be perfect on a gardening apron? The last find was a bag of vintage embroidery transfers. I was so very excited to find these because they are the first ones I've found. If my knee had cooperated, I would have done a happy dance right there in the booth.
It was wonderful to be in the antique mall and find wonderful treasures again. It was awful because I know there was more to find, lol. However, it was very good for the soul!
What have you experienced lately that was wonderful? Or awful?
xo Annette xo