It's finally that time of year. When a middle aged woman's heart turns to thoughts of finding that elusive diamond in the rough...the weathered hutch that would make a perfect potting bench slash buffet server for backyard barbecues...the Gawd-awful old seventies artwork housed in an incredible ornate frame, just waiting to be re-invented.
This past Saturday I spent the entire day thrifting with four other gals, all in one mini-van. Each time we would stop we would all tumble out of the car at such break neck speed, one of my girlfriends commented that we surely looked like a carload of clowns in a circus show.
I think she was right.
I ended up with the treasures you see above... a Pampered Chef apple corer-peeler for three bucks (a major score!) and a chopping block with cute little bun feet. A mirror for my collection in the family room. Some vintage plastic deer (wait until you see what I do with them....)A cake pan,some holiday poppers and Christmas coasters, and six white heart shaped ramekins.
Oh! And some earings.
Some great treats, but by far, the best part of the day was spending time (it turned into an all day event..) with kindred spirits. Like minded souls that see life through the same rose colored glasses as I do....looking for the deal of the day, feeling the thrill of a discovering a buried treasure, unearthed in a driveway.
Good, good times.