While on our trip up North, I was able to hit the antique malls in places we stayed. The first one, in Stillwater, my husband came in with me and enjoyed looking for particular items such as old record albums, and toys from when he was little. But the next day after driving through horrible thunderstorms, he kindly declined, so I said, just drop me off for a few hours. He was happy and I was happy. I was limited of course on what I could bring back, having only carry-on luggage. But I did manage to find oodles of vintage, buttons, a truckload of vintage crocheted lace and of course another small white pitcher for my collection. I found this beautiful white mug also for my studio shelf and some lovely old ephemera, and some vintage Christmas decorations. My suitcase was almost bursting!
* For anyone interested, my celebration giveaway is still opened until the 25th of July. It is on my sidebar! Also, my Where bloggers Create III tour of my studio is the next post down!
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 27 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 38 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I have become addicted to quilting, and dream about quilt blocks now. I am still working on getting better at this art form. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!