It may not be a shelter mag, but it is a daily newspaper in the second largest city in Texas. And it ran a feature on Homestead, the shop I’m in.
AND out of 200 vendors, I got a little space devoted to me — “No. 1301.” Yep. You always get reduced to a number, don’t you? But I’ll take it and be happy. Giddy even.
They ran five photos. This shot of an assemblage in my space was after the jump:
What a fab way to start a much-needed weekend! Hope you enjoy yours…
Sunday I happened upon a find that made me so giddy I literally jumped up and down. For probably an entire minute. I even considered throwing caution to the wind and hugging the seller, paying no mind to the sweat stains on his T-shirt. But…I came to my senses. And calmed down.
This is what caused all the excitement:
A complete set of stamps, in the original wooden box — all for a bargain price. And I just happened to have something that would complement these stamps perfectly:
Stamping kits. Oh, how I love them. Old ink. Old stamp pad. Ready and waiting for some vintage stamps.
Only the marriage was never meant to be.
As I was working on my space later Sunday afternoon, some really nice women stopped by. I pulled the stamps out from under a pile of junk, and they were as excited as I had been. Bought them on the spot. I hadn’t even had time to give proper love to my purchase. It was a bittersweet moment.
Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE to sell. But when you buy what you love, sometimes you experience a bit of separation anxiety. The good news, of course, is that there are always more treasures out there waiting to be discovered.
Bring on the good junk!
Spiffin’ things up a bit and making some changes at the ol’ shop.
What is it about old rusty sewing machines that I find so irresistible?
And ribbons. All over the place. Some church ribbons. Some IOOF. Some from cat shows! Someone save me AND my girl!
Tomorrow there is much more work to be done. AND I’ll be picking up a fantastic bench and painting it. All in the same day. Who woulda thought?
Hope you have plans to do something at least that fun! Happy weekend.