I wanted to be in bed by 11:00 tonight so I'm going to make this SHORT! So I'll just give a brief description of each picture to tell my story... :)
|I found my knew favorite store in Iowa. Trinkets and Togs in Waverly. I got a major HAUL there. Like these owls for example (which I've already painted white!).|
|And mugs in my favorite color for 50 cents each! Good bye to the hodge podge of #1 Dad mugs.|
|I also got some GREAT duds there, like this Iowa Hawkeye shirt! And a brand new looking pin stripe suit for my son, and some other stuff. No, I didn't even wash it before I wore it. I'm so disgusting!!!|
|This tall vase.... can't wait to paint it....|
|and these ornaments I bought for the collection of turquoise ones in there! Oooo la la!|
|Then a highlight of my trip - I got to spend a WHOLE afternoon with Laura from Our Prairie Home (check out her blog, she is an amazingly creative lady and has tons of beautiful ideas!!) and we had a blast hitting up junk stores in Waterloo! You can read about our adventures on her blog HERE. Just a few of my finds:|
|And then there's the MART. You see up there at the top of the picture? Piles, and piles, and piles of chairs. The sign says thousands of chairs, and they aren't kiddin'.|
|Here's a shot of the outside.|
|This is what greeted us when we opened the front door. This was the widest path in the building, except maybe the main one down the middle.|
|And there's cutie Laura, haggling away with the owner over some doors, and workin' her charm. He doesn't want to part with his things too badly... everything is a pretty penny!! Laura's got much more to say on that. :) (one minute till 11:00 - don't think I'm gonna make it!!)|
I walked out with only a stool, which I talked him down from $20 to $10.... which I still think was high since it's busted. But since I'm short, I shouldn't need to adjust it any taller, haha. I needed something on wheels!
Anyways, I got loads more, but that'll do for now. Hopefully you're still there, this has got to be a record long post for the Korner!!! Good night, ya'll! I'm only 9 minutes over my goal......