Oh....my.....goodness!!! What a day! Monday's are my hunt and gather days. Where I take the entire day and just get lost and find little places with goodies that I want to use as displays in the store or my now not-so-secret finds!
Today was an adventure to say the least. I went out with my brother who's here from Chicago and LOVES American Picker on the History Channel. I thought I'd show him what a great little picker I am as well!! Off we were with a cooler of cold drinks in the car, armed with a map and a credit card (or two). Three stores later and only $75 in purchases I was beginning to get depressed. However, don't despair!! The last store was the charm, but boy did we work for it.
Little did I know that this store that we've shopped at before has an attic. Hmmm, it's Florida, it's summer and it's an attic. It was as bad as you could imagine, perhaps even worse. There wasn't a breath of air to be had. Just walking up the steps brought sweat to the brow and trickling down those places that make you really uncomfortable.
Apparently, this was the place things were sent that just weren't perfect enough. To whom? I don't know because I found some pretty darn perfect stuff. Two of the coolest Radio Flyer snow sleds for $15 each!! Just gorgeous and perfect for our Christmas displays. Old, broken, paint-chipped windows, a gorgeous old radio cabinet, a set of Christmas porcelain for our Christmas table-scape and too many little things to mention.
By the time we carried them down the three flights of stairs we were soaked, exhausted but elated with visions of holiday displays and projects for our Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Who says that imperfect isn't perfect?!