Saturday, December 16, 2017

Quick Treasure Hunting Trip!

Last weekend I was busy helping a sweet friend and a few others, to decorate a banquet hall for her daughter's wedding and reception. I was so blessed and happy to be able to help! It looked amazing when we were done!

I didn't do any treasure hunting that weekend, because I was busy decorating for Christmas and baking cookies-after helping decorate for the wedding.

Here are some pics of the reception decorations;

Today, Mr and I were up and out early. I had a few things that I needed to return, then we had the whole day before us! We decided to take a quick trip to the antique and collectibles mall where I used to have my booth. I think it's been close to a year since I've visited.

So many of my favorite dealers have moved out!! Even the girl who took over my booth when I left is gone! While I did find a couple of vintage Fiesta mixing bowls, I was very sad to see how little mid century goodness is available there. It used to be THE place to go, for the best selection of vintage goodies at excellent prices-no so much now.

Now, the place is filled with booth after booth of more of an industrial-type inventory. Much of it doesn't even look old, just made to look old. Since my treasure hunting adventures are getting fewer and farther between, I am going to be very selective on where I spend my time and money. I am going to try to visit places where I can get the most bang for my buck...meaning, where I can see the most variety, of the things I like to look at and buy. It very well may be that I don't visit this particular place for another year.

Here are some pics of the fun things that we saw:

I bought a #3 and a #4 vintage Fiesta mixing bowl, as well as a vintage tablecloth...Mr actually paid for them for me for presents-so I can't show them-they got whisked away to be opened later!

We've spent the rest of the day being lazy, watching Christmas movies, and eating carryout Chinese food-a much needed quiet day!!

1 comment:

  1. I know! Thrifting is pretty hard to do here too...A lot of new things made to look old....Merry xmas!