I thought that going shopping just might make my ‘Heart Smile’,
but that didn’t work…do you ever have times like that?
This has been one of those weeks and nothing is working…
wouldn’t you think spending money would do it?
Oh well, guess there will be many of those days
before we are through, huh?
So….onto my shopping. I went to Richmond, IL (just a few miles away) thinking I’d get some really nice treasures – well out of the ‘used to be’ 22 Antique shops in this tiny little town there are now 5 but in a two block radius there are ‘3’ Italian Bistros!
I found another Dough Riser pan – which makes three now.
I really love displaying things in them instead of wood
bowls or trenchers. I don’t have it placed any where
yet but wanted to show a photo of it.
It measures a great 15 inches and it actually has a bluish/gray porcelain finish – I’m more into the ‘tin’ but this one was in such great condition I couldn’t pass it up….oh, and it’s a 15 inch bowl.
The lady had $65 on it and I asked her what her lowest price would be….she said $50 – I asked her if she’d go $40 and she said how about let’s meet in the middle for $45….
and I know I really got a good deal on this one.
Here are two other ones I already have – I think I will stop
looking now because three is enough.
This was my first one and it’s all tin and I paid $30 for it with a lid as well, and this one is 16 inches
Then I stopped at a rummage sale by my house and found these glass jars with zinc lids – actually they are spice jars and are 6 inches tall with the names of the spice in raised letters.
I liked the looks of them even if they aren’t old – but maybe from the 50’s???? Not sure just what I’m going to do with them but hopefully they will fit on a shelf of some kind.
Lately it seems I’m doing everything alone – my husband has been on deliveries for the past two weeks and then several day/into night deliveries in between and then if that wasn’t enough being gone there was a full day of gold and a full day of the Brewers game! Now he’s on another run and Tuesday he leaves for Alberta, Canada. Yikes….and it looks like it isn’t going to end none too soon – they are extremely busy there.
Monday though he’s going with me to Madison to the Market Square Wholesale Show. I really don’t need anything for my business but I’d love to see what is new and upcoming for the seasons and possibly get some ideas.
I’m going to add a new item on my site today – they are Recipe Cupboard Prints and the photos I’m using are actually photos of my 7x Great Grandfather’s daughter’s…they are not pretty gals but they work for the project!
Both are printed on my own hand made parchment paper
and measure 8-1/2 x 11 black wood framed
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend full of sunshine and fun
I’m going out to dinner this evening with my brother/sister in-law.
We’re taking our Stepfather and his wife out for a belated
Father’s Day celebration.