Found this funny sign at the checkout at one of my favorite places to go antiquing...
Those gals (two of my fave neighbors) and i decided on a last minute roadtrip to Exit 76 Antique Mall in Edinburgh, Indiana (about an hour from home). It's HUGE. Took us 5 hours to shop the entire building. Aisles and aisles of fun!
I've blogged about this awesome place before here.
The term "antique" is widely interpreted here. That's what i love about antiquing. We found some great stuff! When i spied this display, i knew immediately that i had found my friend, Jenny Elkin's booth...she's so clever and artsy fartsy.
She is a hoot and a very talented mixed media artist. I've blogged about her many times. She's my creative mentor.
Then i spied this purse...and considered buying it for purely sentimental reasons. Anyone who really knows me, knows that i have a soft spot for The Golden Girls. This is just like Sophia's beloved bag. I also loved the vintage gold gloves, but put them both back. Limited antiquing budget...'nuff said.
There is such awesome vintage signage everywhere. I saw this one, held back my gag reflex and sent a pic of it to my sister Kim for giggles...she knows about my general disdain for feet. Seriously...why would you want to own this sign? Ick.
the girls and I had fun looking through thousands of vintage postcards. I bought this one, which was special to me as i used to spend my childhood summers on the Cape. I LOVE the sweet poem at the bottom. It reads...
"I love to walk on the seashore, on the clean white sand so bare, I love to walk by the rippling waves, for i find refuge there. I love to walk by the seashore when a white fog's in the air; when a pallid mist o'shadows the beach and no breeze is stirring there. I love to walk by the seashore and watch the waves in motion. I love the sea in all it's moods for God made the mighty ocean."
By Theodore R. Rowley
The price tag said $24. I thought it was too good to be true because we had seen another identical tonka winnebago in a different booth for $125! I thought for sure that there was either something wrong with it, or that it was a typo. But, no! I brought it up to checkout and even got an additional 15% off for paying cash! I am in love with this sweet thing. The top opens to play inside...
When i was little, my family went to DisneyWorld with our cousins in a Winnebago. Oh, the memories! This guy is going to live on my fireplace hearth and currently will serve as a countdown to our summer vacay!
Hooray for last minute road trips with friends!
Happy weekend, friends!