Sunday, May 17, 2009
Hungry for Sandwich!
Today was so yummy! Beautiful sunny, 60 degree weather greeted me and my trusty little shopping cart this morning. The day was so nice it caused a few of my shopping pals to join in on my adventrue to the wonderful Sandwich Antiques Market.
When we arrived, the day got even tastier.
Instead of lots of words tonight...I give you lots of pictures instead.
Should have bought it...but didn't
I am going to install a water fountain on either on my back patio or in the garage. That way all the kids can have a drink outside and stop running through my house.
I met someone new today...Diane Passi, she is from Wheaton (or Glen Ellyn...yikes I forgot). We talked for a little and I was fortunate enough to get her card. The next few pics are from her booth, which I found to be so much fun. You can tell she is so full of creativity.
My next stop was at my favorite spot in all of the market...Michelle Jackson and her mother own Willows and together they have the most wonderfully creative displays. They come in every month from Dubuque, Iowa and much to my delight remake their displays to coordinate with the present season.Just keep looking because everytime you think you have seen it all...you find something new. Today's theme was mushrooms!
See those wicker bottles..they are now mine. I just need the right spot....
The merchandising is just outstanding and makes you just want to take it all home. Now you know The Accountant would die if I did that.
But there are times when you just can't help yourself!
I only wish I had a bigger budget.
OK just one more...
Now these are the deals I came home with and can I say good deals....
A new comfy chair that has found a home in my bedroom or master bath..not sure have to play around with that after I steam clean it...
Couldn't resist getting a feed sack....I have seen so many of you get creative with making them into pillows and seat covers, I decided I couldn't help myself and started my collection, which made it's home on the front porch. Definately need some more to complete the look.I already put a pillow in the one I purchased and The Accountant has started putting it to good use as he drinks his glass of wine and greets the neighborhood.I love floral frogs...these came from Diane Passi's spot.
I picked up this sweet picnic basket...it is in great shape. I hope to assemble a colorful summer party basket with plates, glasses and all things that will help someone create the perfect setting. Work in progress.
This little bucket can hang from the wall and the spiget on the front is in working order. I think I am going to use it outside for hand washing. That way before the kids come in from catching frogs and toads they can clean up just a little bit :) Another item for the plumber to help me with.
I picked up a few more items, but forgot to photgraph them...a nice tiny silver box that reminds me of my friend Nanci and some colored aluminum glasses to start filling my party basket.
Hope you enjoyed my trip...I certainly did. I found that there were a lot fewer vendors this year, but those that were there really wanted to be there. They understand times are tough for all of us, but they realize that we still have a need for our stuff! They were very fair in their pricing and as always so full of helpful information. Thanks for making it a great day...especially to Michelle and her mother who spent a lot of time talking with me. It was fun.