saturday afternoon, after the salvage yard, with my car full of chippy wood and windows, beth and i decided to head over to north beach to fill our tummies with some food. it really is one of the best places in the city for eats.
but before we ate, while we were trolling the back streets for a parking place i drove past this little shop, tucked a few blocks off columbus. i didn’t see much of it while driving by. just those huge marquee letters. that was enough, so i told beth we’d have to make a pit stop on the way to food. my instincts were on fire. food could wait. ;)
i think i might have swooned a little bit when we walked in. this was my kinda store people. the goods were amazing. if my pocketbook had held enough cash (and i had known the hubs wouldn’t kill me when i got home sunday night from rescuing more old things) i think almost all of it would have come home with me. i’m still kinda upset i didn’t buy (let alone take a pic of) the huge tulip educational picture that was sitting on the far wall out of the pic above. it. was. amazing.
this table though made up for it. everything on it was $1. i spent $24. i should have spent $100. i’m still kicking myself that i didn’t pile more into my hands of the 1800s parchments. they. are. amazing!
my loot. i bought pictures, parchments, antique french bill of sales checks. and i’m really smitten with my girl who looks like a pilgrim.
old papers make thee happy.
i’m a sucker for old pictures too. especially old houses and women.
i might have gasped really loudly when i found this beauty. *note. she was $1. she’s parisian. she’s 127 years old. she’d beautiful.
i’m still kinda swoony. it’s a word people.
today i’m working on some new things to share next week, including a really belated shadowbox i owe someone who’s been very, very, very patient with me while my mojo kerfluped. i’m making things made with things i found last weekend. i’m making things with stencils that a very talented friend sent me.
and i have to note. i’ve been really enjoying the time i’ve been taking to just make whatever my heart desires, even when i’m all over the place with where that is taking me. i’m experimenting. i’m exploring. it’s making me happier than i thought it would.