This past Friday, I visited a favorite shop of mine-a second hand store I’ve been frequenting for 10 years now. Unfortunately, they are going out of business. Everything was 75% off, but as I only had about 5 minutes, I took a quick look around and told myself I’d come back the next day and spend more time. I saw a cute blue vase-that I didn't really need, but decided that if it was still there the next day, I’d get it.
On Saturday, I could hardly believe what the sign on the door said. I had to ask the owner to make sure my eyes were not deceiving me. Yes indeed, everything was free! The little blue vase was gone, but I found some other great treasures, including this plate-a piece in the Desert Pine pattern by Primrose China Company (I see a new collection starting.)
Some of my other treasures included an old school lunch tray from 1966, a vintage 50’s Hawaiian shirt, a couple of pink vases, and some vintage upholstery fabric. Everything added up to $150 worth of free stuff. Not bad. And just imagine if I’d only gotten there a bit earlier in the day…
Yesterday morning, Amy, Stuart, Kona and I headed towards Vantage Washington where we hiked through the sagebrush for a couple of hours. When we first moved to Eastern Washington I thought this particular landscape was so severe and harsh. It took me awhile to get used to it, but now I think it is absolutely gorgeous.
As we walked, here and there we saw bits of petrified wood. It’s hard to believe that this was once a tree. Over many, many years, the wood has been replaced by minerals leaving the structure of the original tree intact. Pretty cool!
In the afternoon, I spent some time in my garden. It’s slowly coming to life after the long winter. The tulips and grape hyacinths are blooming, and I love them! Pretty soon,when all danger of frost is gone, I’ll be able to remove the protective blanket of dry leaves, and then my garden will really come to life.
Here’s hoping all of you have a wonderful week!