1. It takes time to get everything cleaned up and put away and displayed just right. Can't just put stuff away in any old place! : )
2. Driving for four days is exhausting and I was pooped! So really, The Mom drove most of the way, but sitting makes my bum sore!
3. And finally I just had so much fun that I wanted to draw the experience out as long as I could!
And now without further lollygagging and dithering, here are my fabulous new goods from our trip to Minneaplois.
Happy Earth Day(,a week too late...) I came back with four globes, three of them from The Bonanza and one from a thrift. My favorite is this one with the astrological signs on the base. Everyone has given me a good bit of crap for my new collection, but I don't care because I love them! I will NEVER be lost again! : )
The The Little Dude turned 1 in January and we asked party guests to bring him a letter for his playroom wall. We had a few missing so it became my mission to find them, which I thought would be difficult. Yeah, not so much. Letters were everywhere so I had plenty of choices. I brought home the L, M, Q, and Y. What do you guys think?
Like I said, letters were everywhere so this giant "B" came home with me too. It's huuuge!
|Sneak peak at our new bathroom.|
A few pennants to go with my little collection. I love how they add so much color to my entry way for such little money!
This fabulous bracelet was my only jewelry purchase. There were a lot of really great jewelry artists and they were all different from each other. The Mom bought a great necklace made with a flattened spoon from one vendor and a pendant with a map of Boston from another. I could have spent so much on jewelry, but I refrained. The Little Dude makes it hard to wear much anymore, what with the pulling, the tugging and the yanking...
And last but not certainly not least... Look, LOOK LOOOOOK at what I found! Can you tell I'm excited?! I don't know if you remember, but in this post I talked about these biology charts that I really wanted a few of one day. Well now I have one and that's a good start!
So that's pretty much it. I got a few small things like buttons for jewelry making and a cool giant safety pin, but that was it for small items. I could have lost the farm there for sure, but I was trying to behave. Everything was marked too high for me to resell, so what I bought I'm keeping and I'm trying really hard not to have too much. It's a struggle for sure, but I think I'm succeeding. I know it doesn't seem like I came back with much, and you might be wondering if it was worth the 13 hour drive and expense. HELL YES it was! It was awesome and I'm beyond excited to go next year! You should come too! : )
I'm joining the parties at Apron Thrift Girl, Sir Thrift A Lot, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Remnant, The Thrifty Groove and A Living Space.