This past weekend (and yesterday), I had the opportunity to do some treasure hunting, as my children call it! On my own, I explored a couple thrift stores locally, and came upon two things that made it home with me, a sweet apron for Madeleine and a vintage flower frog for me. :)
I was tempted by many other things (typewriters and the occasional painted chair taunted me throughout the day!) but I held my ground. For now.
When I saw the delicate lavender fabric, I immediately thought of my little lover of all things purple. And the double tiered scallops? They sealed the deal. And the ruffled heart pocket made Madeleine so excited! She loves pockets!
Then yesterday, all of us went antiquing, looking for a set of dining chairs for our kitchen. We found these at our first stop, and after exhausting our other possibilities, went back in the end and managed to squeeze all six in the back of the car.
We are 99% sure we will paint these to coordinate with our kitchen, but the old wood really is so lovely. (And I'll recover the seats too.)
Of course, I saw more typewriters, including a very small scale one that would be perfect for crafting, as well as one to-die-for dollhouse. As in, it fulfilled and exceeded every single dollhouse dream of my childhood. Wish I had taken a picture. Four stories, lighted, sunporch, definitely in need of some TLC and a couple little girls to play with (and maybe their mommy?!?) There was no price, and they will be calling me back when they get in touch with the dealer. I have no earthly idea where such an enormous dollhouse would live...but oh, the stories and imagination that would fill it.
But you know, I really don't have to go far to find treasures. All I have to do is look around me to find them right here at home.
This little girl would be the one responsible for writing and meticulously folding and stuffing into envelopes sweet little notes to all her family members, immediate and extended.
Example 2: this one is my favorite...and will probably remain in my jewelry box (where she placed it) for a very long time.