Monday, March 28, 2011

A Treasure Hunting weekend

Mr.K gave me a few hours on both Saturday and Sunday for some me time. He told me should go see what I could find at my favorite Antique Mall and there was an Antique Show here for the weekend at the Expo Center so maybe i would like to hit it up too. I Had fun both days just looking around picking up a few things, pining for a few things, and later going back to add to my purchases. Day 1 I went to the Expo Center I tried to talk an old man out of this awesome display spinner but it was a no go I even went back to talk to his wife she also said nope. I only bought a few things and left only to return like 30minutes later lol. My Dad met me for said return that's when I purchased something that sent me over the moon but I can't share it on here just yet sorry you'll have to wait a bit for that and then I found a beautiful suitcase that I had to have. Day 2 I hit up my favorite antique mall it has 4 floors and is HUGE! yesterday I found another cozy corner I had never happened upon before that's how big it is! anywho I love the place and i found lots of goodies there. I had a few things that I have been looking for that I was able to find and then I had a couple things like that toy can that was like hello Mandy take me home so I did. I found a desk that I got talked down $125 off so I'm trying to talk Mr.K into an early birthday present (I can use that from now til April 18th on all purchase right?). I love paper goods and was able to find lots of them. I'm not sure if I'm going to keep the glass frog after I got home I thought ugh maybe it's going to find another home. That metal thing is another "take me home Mandy" items I saw it and thought it was so cool. It has a chain for a pen, a roll of paper, and the board is magnetic.Love it!
Here is a bit of what you see in the photo: Box with ric rak, wooden spools, stock yard receipt book and the toy can i love. A music book. 6Ft folding ruler stick. Colander(love)wooden spools, sewing pin tubes, tickets, photos, paper books, ticket books, business flyer cards, small paper bag for something i can't remember.the glass frog, Lotto game with game cards and tokens. Atlas with notes and other pieces in it. Important documents leather folder with envies and writing inside. The metal board thing, Chick leg band bags.another blank music sheet book(thought this would be cool for journaling) and more. in the pocket lots of work books, music books, and school books, paper tins.All inside one of my favorite purchase the pretty suitcase.

I also learned some neato local history on a few of the items i got this weekend which was cool!I always forget to take pics while I'm treasure hunting I think because I get so giddy and I'm to busy looking, touching, and imagining. Maybe next time I'll remember.

Have a great day! I'll have some layouts to share later this week.

10 comments:

JenniferSanborn said...

I need a suitcase full of vintage goodies like that! :)

Nicole said...

where in Michigan are you?! WE NEED TO JUNK TOGETHER!! :)

Lexi said...

I LOVE a good treasure hunting day! You must take some of these goodies and use them on the challenge I am hosting on the October Afternoon blog today!!

NormalToEatPB said...

Awww, I don't see the glass frog :[

ArlaMo said...

How fun is that?!! I wish we had something like this around here - and I wish I had been more into it when I lived in Michigan!

lisa truesdell said...

what a fun mix of goodies!

Kimber-Leigh said...

super fun finds!!!

Mindy Miller said...

That looks like so much fun! I love weekends like that!

Kelly Noel said...

whoa!! you got some great stuff! i've always wanted to find a great antique mall around here, but there aren't any. have fun with your goodies!

Curlywiggles said...

So many goodies! I'm off to a vintage market with my sister this weekend can't wait! Oh and The Host isn't as good as Twilight, so you might be disappointed.