After a really great start, the simplifying my home has taken a break. Losing Charlie has been really hard and I haven't felt like doing anything! A few sunny days have helped.
I mentioned that a blogging friend with a booth was interested in some of my things. I kept sending her photos and adding to her pile of stuff. I ended up with 4 boxes full!
This is the 'simplify' part of the post!
Donna of Distressed Donna Down Home lives in Aikens, SC a couple of hours from me. We arranged to meet last week in Madison, GA where she frequently goes to shop.
We met at the Goodwill and took a quick look around. We both bought a few little things.
Then we headed to a fun Vintage Mall!
A little photo with the zombie and we continued to
shop, shop, shop!
We then headed downtown to another couple of Vintage malls but first we had lunch at
Madison Produce Company.
They made wonderful sandwiches!
Donna and I both had the smoked turkey with cheese and avocado! I finished every bite!
Then more shopping!
We talked and talked. Shopped and shopped!
It is always so much fun to meet a blogging friend in person. We plan some more shopping trips in the future and I plan to visit Aiken, SC and Donna's booth!
So I had some money in my pocket from Donna and decided I did need aka WANT a 'few' things!
This little plaque is all I found at Goodwill. It will go on my gallery wall that is getting closer all the time. It was Sr Discount Day so it was $1.21!
I added to my collections.
These salt & pepper orphans are so pretty and at very low price, they both came home with me.
A great egg cup
and this cute Flamingo planter
(excuse the bad photo)
This little Limoges ladybug egg stole my heart!
This framed print was only $4 and will go in my bedroom.
At our last stop I found a 75% off booth and scored some really cute things!
This little celluloid box is just charming!
Labeled 'French Ivory' it had to come home with me to hold some jewelry treasures.
This adorable turquoise planter was also 75% off and I could not leave it!
My last and most expensive purchase was a McCoy pink bud vase.
Thank you Donna for helping me downsize some of my treasures. It is so good to know that they aren't going to the thrift shop where someone might not appreciate them, but will find new homes with other junkers like myself!
Of course as bloggers we exchange little gifts.
Donna gave me some adorable tags she made, some vintage postcards and my first frozen charlotte! I love it all!!
I gave her some old 1920's photos of my Grandmother who was a beauty queen in Ottumwa, Iowa. I had a few duplicate photos and I knew she would love them.
Donna shared a few items she found on a recent blog
But there is so much more for her to share!
So I did add to my collections, but I did downsize much more then I bought. I need to get back to downsizing. A lot of the things left are heading to the thrift shop. Wish me luck as I hope to get lots more donated by next Monday.
Wishing you JOY,