So yesterday while driving my daughter to Target so that she could spend her birthday money, I notice my engine light was on. Weird, I thought. We just took my car in for a lot of work barely a month ago. Total bill, over $1000, ouch! It's an older minivan, paid off, great for haulin stuff. So I thought, okay, at least it's running good now, but then the engine light comes on. So called my hubby who called the fix-it place and they said to bring it in in the morning (today). I get there thinking they will just look at it real quick like, maybe flip a switch to make the little light go off, right? Wrong. What number can we call you at? Uh, I guess my cell phone. Will it take long? I guess I could walk over to Fred Meyer and do a little shopping. So, that is what I do. I have talked about Fred Meyer in my blog before. It is truly one of my favorite stores on the planet because you can get just about anything there. From groceries to paint, to underwear to furniture, light fixtures, you name it. Even plants. So, I took my time wandering around. Found some shirts for me, my daughter and my son. Found some basketball shoes for my daughter, on sale, yeah! The fix-it place called me and said it would be $400 to fix the problem! I told them to call my husband to see if he wanted to go for it. Since I was stranded for awhile longer I decided to do some more shopping. Found the cutest sweater for me and headed over to the food stuff to find some cookie fixins for these cookies I want to make to take to Joy's tomorrow. I finished up with my shopping and still didn't hear back from the fixit place so I decided to walk right next door to get my hair cut. I'm not too picky about my hair. I don't have a regular person that cuts it or anything. I figure, if I don't like it, it will grow back. So, I get my hair cut and head back to the fixit place where I have to wait about 20 minutes before my car is done. Fun stuff right? On my way home I decided to drop by my old antique mall.
Didn't find much to buy, but my friend Mitzi's booth is just adorable. I snapped some pictures to show you which doesn't begin to do her space justice. Right now she has the cutest jars full of ornaments.
She also makes the most gorgeous mosaic pieces. Last spring Isabel and I did a sale with Mitzi at her house which was really fun. She is the sweetest person too. She did a broken china mosaic backspash in her kitchen that is to die for. She has great style too. The wall going up her stairs has all these cool old white window frames and her powder room is done in black and white with cool old mirrors, cabinets, etc. I really need to convince her to start a blog or let me take some pics of her house to show you.
Her presentation is just so sweet. I love all the vintage ornaments in bags.
Look how sweet her birdhouses are. And the mirrors she makes are just lovely!
Anyway, I bought a few things out of her booth that you can see here. The little jars are so sweet with vintage buttons and a little tree inside. I felt kind of bad about buying her little wood divider box thingy as it was holding a lot of her buttons. Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet or with the bag of vintage santas. The little silver baby cup with the duck was too cute to pass up.
I did go thrifting on Monday, but didn't really find anything too great. Sorry about the long, boring car story. Hope you are all having a great week. I need to get busy and finish up some projects that I have started so I can show you. It's raining today and I just feel like taking a nap when it's like this. Maybe I'll shut my eyes for a few minutes...zzz!
Oh wow, I feel so much better! Going to Joy's Open House tomorrow night and I get to sleep over and help her on Friday. I am embarrassed to say that I have nothing ready to take over with me. If I have time, maybe I will head over to Monticello to pick up a few items to take to Joy's. If you are in the Silverton area this weekend, we would love to see you! Seeing Joy's house decorated for the holidays is something you don't want to miss. I will try to snap some pictures to share with those of you who are too far away to visit.