I think I’ve said before how I never really was one to go “antique-ing” until my patient, long-suffering husband accompanied me to LauraPalooza in Mankato, Minnesota last July (he even attended some of the sessions). I would do the same for him, for sure! I told him that, on the way home, he could choose whatever it was that he wanted to stop and do along the way.
One of the things that he chose was stopping at antique stores that we happened upon.
It quickly turned into one of my favorite things to do! I mean…I’ve loved antiques and have been doing ebay for some years, but the browsing, the searching, the finding little treasures. I loved it. And Jim was pretty happy because it has given us something that we can enjoy together.
On our way home from our MGWA in Kalamazoo convention in March, we decided to look for a couple of antique stores along the way home. We found a couple and I found a few finds, of course! ☺
What do you think of my treasures?
|A white baby gown, a teeny butter mold, and some old photos.|
|I can never really tell the age of some things, but I love these long white baby gowns. This was a very simple one and it was affordable. So it became mine!|
|A little butter mold to go with my big one.|
|Again, not sure of the age, but love the little heart design.|
|I started collecting antique photos of children, babies, sometimes families last summer. I can usually get them at a good price and it’s a collection that doesn’t take up a whole lot of room…yet. ☺|
Jim and I spent the afternoon yesterday at a couple of antique stores and other lovely distractions on a weekday (that ended up raining…again) that was too wet to get anything done. I will share those finds next week!