Sunday, September 13, 2009
And What Might This Be??
This weekend, Cory went to Maryland to help some friends move into their new house. Conveniently, my aunt's house is on the way to where he was going! So he dropped me off on his way through! I think it was the first time she and I actually got to spend time together... just US. My cousin was there some of the time, but she was running around with friends and also had to work. So, Saturday... we went to different shops in her little town. CUTE! I saw many things I wanted to buy, but I didn't. I brought some money with me, but I wanted to hold onto it until I saw something that I really wanted (if I happened across it). We went to some HUGE antique malls... it was so fun and I got a lot of ideas for things I want to put in my home or art studio... but WOW... it was exhausting! Your eyes get tired because there is so much to look at! It was fun though and nice to spend time together.
So, what's in that box at the top of this post?? Can you guess? I wrote about it in an earlier post... but this one FAR out-weighs the one I was hoping to get back in July... CHECK IT OUT!!!
SO awesome!!!! My aunt even got me 10% off by asking the guy in the shop if he could do better. It is sooooo great! Honestly, it hardly looks used! Everything is in awesome condition... and I love that it comes in a case to protect it! I have to get a new ribbon (which we looked up online before I bought it to make sure we could even get one)... but it is just SO cool!!! I know, you're probably thinking I'm weird... but I can't believe the price for being in such great condition. It's estimated to be from 1911-1924. :) I'm excited! That was probably the hi-light of my trip... other than seeing Cory after a day and a half of being apart!!! (And of course, spending time with my aunt & cousin). WOO HOO!!
A few glimpses of some other things...
These are some YUMMY cookies I made for Cory's lunches. I really need to stop baking. I am not going to be able to fit in my clothes by the time thanksgiving comes around! ARGH! The cookies are really good though!
I wrote about these next few things in an earlier post. Check out the doors and window I plan to spruce up!! (Don't mind my basement... we are getting ready to get it organized... right now it's a mess!)
Here are the kitties I'm working on!
And... Here is the weird wooden thing we found at the flea market to use as a card display... I think it works well, don't you!?
Have you found any great flea market or antique shop buys?
I hope you've had a great weekend!!