Of course that is if you haven't already! It's honestly like being on a treasure hunt. I think the best part is watching my daughter as she enters this new world of treasure hunting. The trick to finding neat things is to go every week..make it an outing..
I turned and snapped these pictures of Mary admiring her finds..
A like new grater and a white wicker magazine rack.
You see, we put our finds in the trunk of the car. Not Mary..
She has to hold them..look them over..she is such a hoot.
Taken from the car as we drove. Riverside is situated in a valley. In one direction are the mountains you see in the distance...and the other way is the beach. The best of both worlds...
Here we go tracking the signs. I bought an old trunk, the silverware I showed you in the previous post and two books. Would you believe "Dr. Zhavago" and "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn?" Yep...and I am already knee deep in "A Tree..." which sold for a quarter. Originally sold for $5.00.
So far I am loving this book. Fiction or no..it's wonderful. I know those times happened..but it's like being there. How did I miss reading it??
After breakfast we stopped by an interesting shop that was situatied in an alley. Yes..an ally, not a street. Things just spilling out of it...daughter was back in the car almost immediately saying..she was just spoiled for this kind of shopping!
However, my eagle eye spotted a few things and the on Monday when PH took a long walk I took a short drive right back to that little shop in the alley. :)
and I found...
a couple of Victorian Valentines for my colletction.
An old wicker basket..
A little candy dish, a crystal that I tied to the top with a red polka dot ribbon..and filled with glass hearts of pink and red.
A little Victorian cream pitcher for my collection..
and this sweet little cherub....
I do love shopping alone somethings.
A sparkly cupcake tag that I tied to my other candy dish..
...a page of Victorian stickers that I stuck to my red lace hearts and added to my shelves..
Pink and red glass hearts to just play with..
Little glass hearts with sparkly red cherries on them...so sweet..
This old crocheted lace topper for just $4.00.
I admit to going on a binge. I admit to loving to shop alone and I admit to blowing my little allowance but it was fun. The most expensive thing I bought was the little wicker basket..at $9.95, but the work that went into it...so much work.
Mary makes our week and we laugh from morning 'til noon! :)
Do you enjoy shopping alone or would you rather have someone with you?
It's bedtime and I am off to wrap up in my warmed towels. That's what I heat the bed with..unroll them and then crawl under them...and..we don't even have snow!