Friday, October 31, 2014

Shopping While I Can!

The count down is on...only a few more days til I'm stuck at home recovering, so I thought I'd take every opportunity to see what I could see, because it could be a couple of weeks (or more) until I can get back out hunting for treasures.

One of my favorite shops just happens to be one mile from my Dr's office, so after my appointment the other day, I stopped for a quick stroll through the aisles to see what I could see. I saw a lot of fun things, but only two things couldn't be left behind.

I took some pics of some fun things and my favorite booths.

Last night I had an email from a very sweet, kind and caring blog friend. She read about my unfortunate jumping fork, and the next day while at an estate sale,found one, bought it and offered it to me for what she paid for it plus shipping!!! How awesome is that!?!? I've been smiling ever since I opened the email she sent that was titled "Hello and Fork!"

Not many people would do what she did, especially for someone she's never met before! I am so grateful and thankful that she did, and after a couple of emails back and forth, it feels like we've been friends for a long time!

This morning, I took off on another adventure and went to 5 more antique shops and malls. I started at the Swan Creek Candle store in Perry. Their whole upstairs is an antique shop. It may be small, but what it lacks in space, it more than makes up with character! I've only visited this shop 3 times (because I only recently found it), but it has quickly become one of my favorites.

Great day for wandering around antique shops-not such a great day to be out and about. 

My next stop was a resale shop in the same town. Ive visited it each time I went to Swan Creek, and each time is is more and more packed with stuff. I couldn't imagine it holding much more.

My next stop was Memories in Swartz Creek. I've been visiting this place for many years, and I've found some great treasures on many occasions -the staff there is wonderful!! I think it makes a big difference when staff is friendly-don't you??

I spent the majority of my time in the first room off of the check-out area. It was LOADED with linens-quilts, chenille bedspreads, blankets, aprons, tablecloths-I felt like a little girl in a playhouse-it was so awesome!!

After that, I visited Genevieve's in Burton-another somewhat new to me shop, it was only my third visit. I didn't find anything that had to come home with me, but I did enjoy my stroll through all the booths!

After that, I visited Collette's. I can't even count the number of times I've been to Collette's-I LOVE this mall! When I first started visiting  there was hardly any cars in the parking lot and a lot of empty booth spaces. Now, every time I go there are more and more cars in the parking lot, more and more shoppers and they are bursting at the seams with dealers!

 Look at the screen with the hooks and the stencils-what a great idea!!

 A bubble glass shot for a friend from work who is collecting this for a present.

 I always LOVE these kind of windows! One day I'm going to find just the right glue and be patient enough to let it totally dry!! 

 This pic is for another friend, who collects round, covered butter dishes...

 Their sign at the back entrance to the parking lot. 

 My last stop of the day was at Fratz. I'm sure you've read about my visits to this consignment shop before-I try to go pretty regularly-at least as often as I go to Collette's. 

 This is what I brought home. A quilted throw blanket from the first booth at Memories, some glass drawer pulls and a brass skeleton key from Memories, some bubble saucers from the resale/thrift store (for my friend) and a Harlequin pitcher from Collette's. 

Shh! Don't tell anyone...I also bought this for my youngest. He plans to get chickens again once he is done with school and has more time.I think he's gonna love it!!! He's wanted one for a while now, and this one was the cheapest I've ever seen it-another great buy from Memories!!

A fun day, topped off with a haircut and too much talking with my stylist-now I have very short hair (almost not enough for a ponytail) -but we got caught up and she shared her happy news that she's expecting!! Congrats Stephanie-you're gonna be an amazing mama!!

Tomorrow's another day, maybe another adventure...maybe a good day to stay at home since we're now in the thirties and there's snow mixed with the rain. If I do go anywhere, you know I'll take you along! If I don' wishes for a great weekend!!!

This might be an option for something to do tomorrow...we'll see!

Happy Halloween!!


  1. Those shops looks great! They looked just packed full of alot of goodies!

  2. It looks like a fun day of shopping! You're really making the most of the 'countdown'...