We took a spontaneous road trip. I love road trips. Usually we take off for a few weeks in the summer, but it is too difficult this summer because of the Workshops, which, by the way, are great fun. More info later in this blog entry.
So we decided to throw a few changes of clothing in a suitcase and took off on a junking trip. I cannot believe my luck every time we do this, that John is 100% into this, too. We stopped at a number of antique shops and malls.
Do you have a preference when shopping? Do you tend to stop at this type of display:
I fell in love with this seating piece. It was really comfortable. The sign said it came from a Foresters Lodge. We couldn't have fit it into our car much less our house. Note, too, the beautiful dresser in the background. I am not really into big pieces of antique furniture, although I have a couple of pieces I love, but I enjoy looking at them and wondering what kind of house they were part of originally.
The last and much anticipated stop was a huge antique swap meet that only happens once a year. In fact it was the main reason we took off for the week. We got there at 7am, waited in line, paid the premium price for getting in early and grabbing the "good" stuff. Unfortunately for us, the majority of the vendors had watched the weather channel as we had not. Few of them were open and about an hour after our arrival, this is what it looked like:
Note the height of the rain drops after hitting the ground. You can't hear the thunder or see the lightning. This was Friday and we had to be home by Saturday because John is in a Golf Channel tournament this weekend. I am sure the shoppers on Saturday and Sunday had a great time but we lost out. Oh well. There will be others. It was a long ride home in the rain and storm.
Okay. Have you signed up for Ingrid Dijkers' workshops in August? Ingrid does wonderful altered books and journals. Her techniques can be used for numerous other projects. I love her work and in fact, she is the only instructor this series that I have not met, but I really needed to take her workshops!
You can sign up for her workshops here: Small Studio Workshop Series.